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Sustainable Food Production Through Livestock Health Management

Learn about the impact of infectious disease on sustainable animal-based food production by understanding the science of growth, immunity, and infection and by learning the problem-solving skills needed to advance animal health and food production through optimal management practices. There is a growing global need in agricultural production for a workforce that is capable of integrating knowledge of animal health and production with an understanding of consumer preferences in the context of economic reality, business efficiency, and ethical constraint. However, current evidence suggests that there is a growing shortage of people with the knowledge and problem-solving skills required to match the rapid advances being made in animal health, science, and food production. The results of this shortage are wide-ranging and could lead to challenges in food security and agricultural economic competitiveness in some countries. In this course we will explore the effect of infectious disease on sustainable animal-based food production. The content and learning outcomes of this new course will be designed to be relevant across different food production sectors (i.e., beef, dairy, poultry, and pigs). While the instructors will provide the participants with a strong scientific base for understanding the impact of infectious disease in animal-based food production, the emphasis of the material will be on practical problem-solving and will be directed towards equipping participants with a platform for developing the skills needed to contribute to sustainable food production.

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Rating 4.7 based on 30 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal), Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM (Large Animal), MRCVS
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition Animals And Veterinary Science Basic Science

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 4.7 based on 30 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week
Starts Feb 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal), Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM (Large Animal), MRCVS
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition Animals And Veterinary Science Basic Science