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Animal sciences (6 points)


Leader: Dr M Holland

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will cover reproductive biology involved in the breeding of animals and basic reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Reproductive efficiency and genetic gain in farm animals and endangered animals and the monitoring and regulation of reproduction in pets, zoo animals, Australian native animals and vertebrate pest species are studied. Hormonal and immunological manipulation of reproduction, artificial insemination (AI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryopreservation of semen, embryo production and transfer will also be covered.

Assessment: Open-book written examination (1.5 hours): 60% + Essay (3000 words): 30% + Contributions to tutorials: 5% + Understanding of practical techniques: 5%

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