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This course will explore the concepts driving current food production science (population growth, urbanization, emerging affluence, resource constraints, and underlying biological limits) with the main focus on livestock production. Each of the major food animal species (dairy, swine, beef, and poultry) will be covered in terms of their universal life cycles, constraints to production and emerging societal issues. Throughout the course, we will tackle some difficult and important questions: What are the major health benefits and potential concerns regarding the production and consumption of animal products? How does animal production affect the efficient use of resources and impact our environment? Can cost of production be reduced to meet growing demand for animal products around the globe while maintaining health and safety for both animals and consumers? What are the different types of animal food production systems? Myths and misconceptions surrounding the animal food systems will be discussed. We’ll also look closely at some of the global issues, problems, and challenges in these food systems which scientists, farmers, and veterinarians, are attempting to solve through collaboration. Lectures will be delivered by several experts from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine who are intimately involved in the study and advancement of animal production systems. The course is geared towards learners who seek a greater understanding of animal food systems as well as those who might have never visited an animal farm, but have a desire to learn more about where some of our food comes from and issues surrounding sustainability....
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完成时间为 2 小时

Population Growth and Global Animal Industries

This module introduces the course by discussing the pressing need to address global food security as well as the accompanying challenges and ethical issues. We also explore the role that livestock play in the food production system and review trends in animal production....
Reading
10 个视频(共 93 分钟), 2 个测验
Video10 个视频
Welcome to the Course1分钟
Global Food Security: What's the Status?11分钟
What About Livestock Systems? Part 110分钟
What About Livestock Systems? Part 214分钟
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 110分钟
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 213分钟
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 19分钟
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 29分钟
Demand for Animal Products8分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Population Growth and Global Food Security16分钟
Trends in Animal Production10分钟

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完成时间为 1 小时

Issues Surrounding Animal Production

This module begins to explore the fundamental principles of animal production operations and the issues surrounding animal production. We will look at the efficiency and environmental impact of the food system as well as animal welfare concerns. Finally, we will discuss the importance of water as an essential resource for the food production system. ...
Reading
6 个视频(共 54 分钟), 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
"Long Shadow - Concerns"8分钟
Introduction to Animal Welfare7分钟
Land Use: Animal Feeding Systems and Major Food/Feed Crops10分钟
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 110分钟
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 210分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Livestock Issues in Food Security20分钟
Water as a Resource in Food Production10分钟

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完成时间为 2 小时

Animal Feeds and the Environment

This module focuses on animal feeds and their important role in the animal production system. You will gain an understanding of the constituents in feed as well as how feed is classified. We will also examine and explain how nutrients flow through the environment. Finally, we will look at the problem of food waste and identify solutions. ...
Reading
9 个视频(共 78 分钟), 3 个测验
Video9 个视频
What are Roughages?11分钟
Feed Analysis7分钟
Nutrient Concentration in Modern Animal Systems7分钟
Nitrogen (N) in Food Production8分钟
The N/P Ratio Dilemma6分钟
Animal Manure: Waste or Resource10分钟
Feeding Management: Nutrient Source Control9分钟
Food Waste7分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Animal Feed Components and Their Analysis12分钟
Nutrients in Animal Production16分钟
Food Waste8分钟

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General Animal Production, Efficiency and Food Safety

This module continues the discussion of animal production operations by looking at factors that affect farms’ animal yields and environmental efficiency. We will also explore food safety, how and why antibiotics are used in food production, and the importance of veterinary medicine as part of the livestock system. Finally, we will look at the challenges of food security and livestock farming in the developing world....
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7 个视频(共 57 分钟), 3 个测验
Video7 个视频
Food Safety, Elements of Concern - The Big Picture6分钟
Antibiotic Use in Livestock5分钟
Growth Promotion vs. Disease Prevention8分钟
Trends in Antibiotic Use5分钟
Rinderpest11分钟
Challenges of Food Security in the Developing World9分钟
Quiz3 个练习
The Animal Production Unit6分钟
Food Safety and Antibiotic Use10分钟
Livestock, Veterinary Medicine and Food Security8分钟
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创建者 JQJul 28th 2017

exceptionally interesting course, with a lot I personally found vital to know. thanks so much!

创建者 EAJan 7th 2018

Excellent course, excellent teacher. Thanks very much.

讲师

Dr. David Galligan

Professor of Animal Health Economics
School of Veterinary Medicine

James Ferguson

Professor of Nutrition
School of Veterinary Medicine

关于 University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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