932112 Livestock ethology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hintze, Sara , Winckler, Christoph
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Genetics of behaviour, evolution and behaviour;
Genotype x environment interactions;
Basic principles of adaptive processes (such as control of behaviour, motivation, learning);
Cognition and awareness in animals;
Social behaviour;
Ethograms for the most important farm animal species;

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have acquired a basic understanding of ethology as a discipline within biology. They understand the principles which underly behavioural processes as well as the behaviour patterns of the main livestock species. Through this, they are able to evaluate the environmental and housing conditions provided to farm animals in terms of the animals' behavioural needs.
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