INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

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Spring Semester, 2016

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

 

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"You can count the fingers of one hand the domestic animals that produce virtually all of mankind's meat and milk - a selection made more than 10,000 years ago by our Neolithic ancestors.  Yet the earth teems with thousands of species of animals; why limit ourselves to cattle, pigs, goats and sheep?  Given the world's shortages of energy and water and arable land, why not try to domesticate wild animals?  The effort would save many species from extinction, provide the world with more food, and introduce gentle farming to fragile environments."  N.D. Vietmeyer
 

Syllabus
Module I. Introduction Module VI. Guinea Pigs
Module II. Sustainable Farming Module VII.  Rodents
Module III. Genetic Conservation Module VIII. Poultry
Module IV. Gender Issues Module IX. Reptiles
Module V. Rabbits Module X. Project Development
Assignments

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION WEBSITES AND JOURNALS:

bulletThe Livestock Conservancy - http://www.livestockconservancy.org
bulletChristian Veterinary Mission - http://www.cvmusa.org
bulletDomestic Animal Diversity - Information System program of the FAO (DAD-IS) - http://dad.fao.org
bulletEducational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) - http://www.echonet.org 
bulletFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations - http://www.fao.org
bulletHeifer Project International (HPI) - http://www.heifer.org  (Beatrice photo)
bulletInternational Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - http://www.cgiar.org
bulletLivestock Research for Rural Development (LRRD) - http://www.lrrd.org
bulletOklahoma State University - Breeds of Livestock - http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/
bulletNational Center for Genetic Resources Preservation - NCGRP link
bulletThe Tropical Ecological Farm - http://www.utafoundation.org
bulletWorld Neighbors - http://www.wn.org
bulletWorld Watch -  http://www.worldwatch.org

CURRENT NEWS

bullet2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics - Link  bulletMaking an Impact Abroad. Javelina Today. Spring 2013. (pages 25-27). - Link bulletOut of the country. Out of your comfort zone. Into a career?

PUBLICATIONS ON TEACHING INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL AGRICULTURE:

 

Forsberg, N.E., Taur, J.-S., Xiao, Y., and H. Chesbrough. 2003. Internationalization of the animal science undergraduate curriculum: A survey of its current status, barriers to its implementation and its value J. Anim Sci. 81:1088-1094. http://www.animal-science.org/content/81/4/1088.full.pdf+html?sid=60c58c72-2f32-43f7-9cc6-1717e7d6214b.
 

   

Lukefahr, S.D. 1999. Teaching International Animal Agriculture. J. Anim. Sci. 77:3106-3113. http://www.animal-science.org/content/77/11/3106.full.pdf+html?sid=53aafbe4-9054-42f2-9bc1-3b34eca2201a.horizontal rule

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