DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION (AHP)

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION (AHP)
Umar Mustapha Marte
Head of Department

Background

The Department of Animal Health and Production is as old as college it’s self in that it was established in February 1977. Initially it was known as the Department of Animal Health and Husbandry. Since its establishment, the Department has engaged in training students in the field of Agriculture leading to certificates in poultry production, OND, ND, HND etc., with the aim of self-employment, as well as middle level manpower requirements of various agricultural organizations. Students are drawn from within and outside the state.

This programme is designed to produce technicians who will be able to apply generalized scientific knowledge and skills in livestock care and increase production. Products of this programme shall be able to operate medium scale livestock farms, carryout associated products, identify sings of disease processes in livestock and apply necessary first aid measures. They can also carryout routine preventive measures and meat inspection and follow up prescribed veterinary medical treatment.

Assist veterinary surgeons in veterinary clinics, laboratories and farms, and serve as extension workers capable of influencing to livestock farmers the modern techniques of increased animal production.

 

PROGRAMMES AND COURSES UNDER THE DEPARTMENT

The Department offers Diploma and Higher National Diploma for both regular and part time students. This include Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Higher National Diploma in Animal, Higher National Diploma in Animal Production Technology. Part time programmes include certificate in poultry, Diploma in poultry, HND in Livestock Production, and HND in Poultry Production. The Programmes and the Courses are described below.

National Diploma in Animal Health and Production (AHP)

ND I: FIRST SEMESTER (AHP)

COURSE CODE

COURSE Title

Units

PTD 111

STB 111

BCH 111

MTH 111

AHP 111

AGT 112

CME 122

AGT 212

GNS 102

COM 001

GNS 111

AGF 101

BAM 116

Technical Drawing

Cell Biology

General and physical chemistry

Logic and linear algebra

Anatomy and physiology

Element of agricultural economic

Basic workshop practice

Agro-climatology

Communication in English I

Computer Application I

Citizenship Education I

Farm practice I

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

TOTAL

ND1: SECOND SEMESTER (AHP)

COURSE CODE

COURSE Title

Units

AGT 221

AGT 224

AHP 121

AHP 122

AHP 123

AHP 124

AHP 125

BPH 111

BCH 121

GNS 121

AGF 102

GNS 103

COM 002

GNS 202

Animal Nutrition 

Genetics and Breeding

Principle of pastures and Range Management

Animal Parasitology

Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction Veterinary Microbiology

Introduction to Animal Husbandry 

Mechanics and Properties of matter & Heat Energy

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Citizenship Education II

Farm practice

Physical and Health Education

Computer Application II

 Communication in English

2.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

TOTAL

ND II: FIRST SEMESTER (AHP)

Course code

Course Title

Units

AHP 211

AHP 212

AHP 213

AHP 214

AHP 215

AHP 216

AHP 217

AHP 218

AGT 231

Sheep and Goat Production

Swine Production

Pathology

Pharmacology

Animal Disease I

Clinical Techniques I

Principles of Pasture and Range Management

Rabbit and Equine production

Statistic and field experimentation

TOTAL

ND II: SECOND SEMESTER (AHP)

Course code

Course Title

Unit

AGT 124

AGT 222

AGT 225

AGT 229

AGT 230

AHP 221

AHP 222

AHP 223

AHP 224

BAM 216

AHP 299

Rural Sociology

Poultry Production

Beef and Dairy Production

 Farm Management

Agricultural Extension

Introduction to Mini Livestock Production

Animal Products Hygiene and Inspection

Animal Disease II

Clinical Techniques II

Practice Entrepreneurship

Project

2.0

2.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

TOTAL

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HEALTH (AH)

This programme is designed to produce Animal Health Superintendents capable of assisting and completing the work of veterinaries in Animal Health care delivery. A product of this programme should be able to carryout routine preventive measure such as identifying early signs of disease processes. Apply necessary medication under minimum supervision and follow-up veterinary medical instructions, etc.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Application with all of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the Higher National Diploma Programme by direct entry.

  1. The minimum entry requirements for National Diploma programme in Animal Health and production
  2. The national Diploma with a minimum of lower credit pass in Animal Health and production Technology
  3. A minimum of one year Post National Diploma cognate work experience in the field of specialization.

 HND I AH: FIRST SEMESTER (AHP)

Course Code

Course Titles

Units

STC 22

APT 312

ANH 311

ANH 312

ANH 313

APT 443

GNS 301

Introduction Biochemistry

Genetics and Breeding

Gross Anatomy

Veterinary Microbiology

Veterinary Parasitology

Farm Animal Diseases

Use of English

3.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

TOTAL

HND I AH: SECOND SEMESTER (AHP)

Course Code

Course Title

Units

ANH 321

ANH 322

APT 431

APT 322

APT 441

AEM 314

AEM 426

GNS302

Histology and Embryology

General Pathology

Farm Animal Parasitology

Agricultural Biochemistry (STC 222)

APPLIED Animal Nutrition

Extension Methods

Rural Sociology

Communication in English III

2.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

TOTAL

HND II AH: FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Units

ANH 431

ANH 432

ANH 433

ANH 434

ANH 435

ANH 436

AGRR 303

APT 4333

GNS 401

EED 413

Poultry Diseases

Clinical Techniques I

Veterinary Parasitological (APT 431)

Pharmacology & Therapeutic

Systemic Pathology

General Livestock Production

Farm management

Pasture and Range Management

Communication in English IV

Entrepreneurship

2.0

4.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

TOTAL

HND II AH: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Units

ANH 441

ANH 442

ANH 443

ANH 444

APT 444

COM 311

AGR 302

AGR 402

ANH 445

ANH 446

Toxicology

Clinical Techniques II

Pharmacology & Therapeutics II

Veterinary Jurisprudence

Animal products processing & Hygiene

Relevant Computer package

Field Experimentation and data Analysis

Agricultural Personnel Management

Project

Seminar

2.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

6.0

1.0

TOTAL

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY (APT)

This programme is designed to produce technically competent work force to meet the national requirements in the areas of Animal Production. A product of HND in Animal Production Technology should be able to plan, establish and manage livestock farms and carryout associated production processes including dairy production. Egg production, hatchery processes and to identify early signs of animal diseases and follow up prescriber veterinary instructions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The general requirements for the HND Programme include:

  1. All the entry requirements for admission into ND programme in Agricultural Technology
  2. A minimum of lower credit pass in ND programme
  3. A minimum of one year cognate work experience

HND I APT: FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Theory

Practical

Total

APT 302

SBT 211

AGR 312

APT 3111

APT 312

APT 313

GNS 301

Agricultural Biochemistry

Microbiology

Annual crops

Animal Farm Mechanization

Genetics and Animal Breeding

Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Use of English III

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

3

2

3

4

1

4

5

4

4

6

3

4

3

Total

13

17

31

HND II APT: SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Theory

Prat.

Total

AGR 303

APT 322

APT 323

APT 324

GNS 302

AEM 413

AGR 302

Farm management

Animal nutrition

Sheet and Goat Production

Mini-livestock Production

Communication in English

Extension Method

Field experiment/Data Analysis

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

3

3

2

6

6

6

2

5

5

Total

14

HND II APT: FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Theory

Pract.

Total

APT 431

APT 432

APT 433

APT 434

APT 435

FIT 435

GNS 401

EDD 413

Farm Animal Parasitology

Pasture and Range Management

Poultry production

Swine Production

Hides and Skin Improvement

Fish Farm Engineering &Management

Communication in English IV

Entrepreneurship

2

2

2

2

1

2

2

1

2

3

4

4

2

3

1

4

5

6

6

3

5

2

2

Total

14

19

33

HND II APT: SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Theory

pract

Total

APT 441

APT 442

APT 443

APT 444

APT 445

AGR 402

COM 311

APT 451

APT 452

Applied Animal Nutrition

Beef Cattle Production

Farm Animal Diseases

Animal Products Processing & Hygiene

Daily Cattle Production

Agricultural Personnel Management

Relevant Computer Packages

Animal Production Project

Seminar

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

1

5

5

4

5

5

2

4

6

1

Total

11

24

37

APT: see syllabus for Animal production Technology

AGR &AEM: see syllabus for Agricultural Extension and Management

GNS: see syllabus for General Studies

PRE-HND (AH/APT) FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Course Title

Units

BSC 001

BSC 002

GNS 001

AHP 001

AHP 002

AHP 003

AHP 004

Basic Statistic

Introduction to Biochemistry

Use of English

Poultry Production

Introduction to Animal Health

Beef and Dairy Production

Animal Nutrition

TOTAL

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

Course code

Course Title

Units

AHP 005

AHP 006

AGT 005

AGT 006

AGT 008

TSL 001

AHP 007

AHP 008

Genetics and Breeding

Introduction to livestock Disease

Farm Management

Farm Practice

Farm power and Machinery

Principles of Survey

Introductory Microbiology

Introductory Parasitology

TOTAL

COURSE OUTLINE: FIRST SEMESTER

course Code

Course Title

Units

CENG 007

CPN 001

CPD 001

CPB 003

CAAP 003

CIS 006

CPHE 005

CPHE 009

Use of English and communication Skills

Poultry Nutrition I

Poultry Diseases

Poultry Breeding I

Avian Anatomy and Physiology I

Introduction to Statistics

Poultry Farm Hygiene

Poultry Housing and Equipment 

TOTAL

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Units

CPN 002

CPD 002

CPB 002

CPM 005

CAE 006

CAAP 004

CBC 007

CPFH 005

Poultry Nutrition II

Poultry Diseases’ II

Poultry Breeding II

Processing and Marketing of poultry Products

Agricultural Extension

Avian Anatomy and Physiology

Bioclimatology

Poultry Farm Hygiene

TOTAL