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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
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The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

ASP Core Courses

ASB 210: Introduction to Animal Science (Core, GEC, 3 credits)

Agricultural animals of the world and their distribution; the role and functions of livestock in providing nutrition and income to humans; breeds of various classes of livestock and their functions; handling and husbandry of various livestock.

ASB 211: Animal Anatomy and Physiology (Core, 3 credits)

Embryological development of primary body tissues; gross anatomy of farm animals including poultry, histology and functions of vertebrate tissues; physiology of digestive, uro-genital, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

ASB 213: Introductory Range Management (Core, GEC, 2 credits)

An introduction to the principles of range management; ecology of rangelands; rangeland utilisation and improvement; range plants response to grazing pressure; management and utilisation of wildlife; policies associated with grazing lands in Botswana and other countries.

ASB 221: Livestock Feeds and Feeding (Core, 3 credits)

Characteristics of basic feedstuffs; Assessment of the feeding value of feedstuffs. Feed formulation for different species and classes of livestock and poultry; hay and silage making

ASB 415: Range Plant Taxonomy (Core, 2 credits)

An introduction to the history of plant taxonomy and its significance to understanding of the natural resources of the earth; how plants are identified; use of keys in plant identification; collecting and pressing plants.

ASB 214: Animal Genetics ( Core, 2credits)

An introductory course of animal genetics emphasising on the structure and functions of genes in farm animals

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