APH 201: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH (2 units)

Introduction to Farm animals, their breeds and brief history of their origin. Modern production, management and health practices especially with respect to cattle, swine, poultry, small ruminants and goats. Constraints to commercial production and concept of health maintenance in farm animals.

APH 202:      ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS (3 units)

Study of the morphology of parts of farm animals. Anatomical differences in relation to prehension, digestion, and locomotion. Anatomy and physiology of the different cell types, tissues and the systems. Homeostasis, nutrition and digestion, temperature and regulation of body functions in tropical environments.

CSP 201:       GENERAL AGRICULTURE THEORY (1 unit)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

CSP 202:       BASIC SOIL SCIENCE (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production

CSP 204:       BOTANY OF ECONOMIC CROPS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

FST 201: INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2 units)

See course description under Department of FST.

CSP 210:        GENERAL AGRICULTURE PRACTICALS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

FWT202:  INTRODUCTION   TO   FOREST   RESOURCES   MANAGEMENT AND AGROFORESTRY (3 units).

See course description under Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.

AEE202:       AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AND FIELD EXPERIMENTATION (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension.

BCH 201:       INTRODUCTION OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Biochemistry.

AGE 201:       PRINCIPLES OF FARMSHOP (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Engineering.

CHE 203:       ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Chemistry.

GNS 202:       PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (3 Units)

See course description under General Studies Unit.

APH 305:       PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION (3 Units)

Review of the digestive tracts and the digestion process in ruminants and non-ruminants, bioenergetics, water in relation to nutrition, basic nutritional and metabolic processes of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, nutritional requirements for maintenance, growth and production, nutrient inter-relationships. Non-protein nitrogen utilization, elements of human nutrition food survey and food balance sheet.

APH 306:       FEEDS AND FEEDING (3 Units)

Types of livestock feeds - roughages, succulents and concentrates, feed additives/supplements. The characteristics, chemistry and nutritive value of some Nigerian feeds and feeding stuffs. Factors affecting the nutritive value of feeds. The concept of feeding standards. Toxins and potential toxins in some feeding stuffs. The concept of alternative feed ingredients. Ration formulation, the concept of balanced ration evaluation, digestive experiments, economics livestock feeding and feedmill industry.

CSP 304:AGRONOMY OF CEREAL AND LEGUME CROPS (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

CSP 306:   FUNDAMENTALS OF HORTICULTURE (2 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

CSP 311:    INTRODUCTORY PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

AEE305:       PRINCIPLES    OF    RURAL    SOCIOLOGY    AND    AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (3 units)

AEE 306:      FARM RECORDS AND ANALYSIS (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

AEE 308:      PRINCIPLES OF FARM MANAGEMENT (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

APH 407:      BEEF CATTLE, SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION (3 units)

The beef industry in Nigeria, breeds of beef cattle, sheep and goats, equipment for beef cattle, sheep and goat production, housing requirements, feeding and management of beef cattle, sheep and goats. Calf rearing methods, common operations on cattle ranches -dehorning, castration, etc. Growing and finishing management practices, feedlot operation, breeding, herd record keeping, herd health management . Techniques for establishing large beef cattle, sheep and goat ranches. Judging and marketing of beef cattle, sheep and goats.

APH 413:       POULTRY PRODUCTION (3 units)

The areas of poultry production business brooding of chicks and rearing of growers, techniques of keeping layers, breeders, broilers and some other poultry species e.g. turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowls commercially and semi commercially. Practical ways of establishing a poultry farm - provision of land, housing, equipment and labour. Poultry production plans and feasibility studies.

APH 415:       HATCHERY TECHNOLOGY (3 units)

Procedure for setting up and running a harchery-hatchery layout, housing, equipment and labour management. Technical details about the types, parts, installation and handling of incubators. Production or purchase of good quality hatchable eggs. Incubation procedures, embryology. Hatchery hygiene. Handling and marketing of hatched chicks.

CSP 407:SOIL MICROBIOLOGY AND PLANT NUTRITION (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.

FWT 409:      BIOMETRICS (3 units)

See course description under Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.

APH 407:      BEEF CATTLE, SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION (3 units)

The beef industry in Nigeria, breeds of beef cattle, sheep and goats, equipment for beef cattle, sheep and goat production, housing requirements, feeding and management of beef cattle, sheep and goats. Calf rearing methods, common operations on cattle ranches -dehorning, castration, etc. Growing and finishing management practices, feedlot operation, breeding, herd record keeping, herd health management . Techniques for establishing large beef cattle, sheep and goat ranches. Judging and marketing of beef cattle, sheep and goats.

AEE 508:       THE CONCEPT OF AGRIBUSINESS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension

CSP 501:        CROP/SOIL WATER MANAGEMENT (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.

CSP 506:        FARMING SYSTEMS (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.