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117.347 Reproductive and Lactational Physiology (15 credits)

Structure and function of reproductive tracts, placenta and mammary gland. Sex/gender determination, endocrine control of oestrous cycles, fertilisation, pregnancy and mammogenesis. Fetal programming, birth and lactogenesis, Nutrient supply to gland and metabolic disease. Factors affecting milk yield and composition. Puberty, breeding seasons, fertility, fecundity and technological developments in reproduction. Practicals on analysis of reproductive data, anatomy, histology, and reproductive technologies.

Note(s): The Distance offering will only be run if 5 or more students are enrolled. Students are required to have clean overalls and boots (working or gumboots) during practical classes. No other shoes, lab coats or clothes will be acceptable.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 117.254
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.

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