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118.718 Animal Health Management (30 credits)

This course covers topics related to animal production management, animal health service provision and animal health economics. The focus is on applying the principles of production monitoring, information management and decision-making processes at farm level in a practical way. A broader context is provided of the structure and operation of veterinary services, industry-level process control, and the importance of animal health economics.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Double Semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Carolyn Gates
  • Subject: Veterinary Science
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Special notes

  • This course is run block mode - check block offering for course dates


  • Start Date: Monday 27 February, 2017
  • End date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 27 March, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 11 September, 2017

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe animal production and health services available to farmers at a local and national level.
  2. Utilize information management and recording systems / software to capture production and health outcome at farm level.
  3. Analyse farm-level production and health outcomes.
  4. Develop a system to monitor production and health on farm or within an industry.
  5. Perform a farm and industry level economic analysis of production and health problems.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Weighting Note
1 Individual Performance/Presentation 25.0%
2 Report 40.0%
3 Report 25.0%
4 Report 10.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

To successfully complete students must obtain a mark of greater than 50% for the assessments.


There are no set texts for this course.

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