Sylabus predmetu ETK - Horse Ethology (FA - WS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
ETK
Course title in Czech:
Horse Ethology
Course title in English: Horse Ethology
Semester:
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Animal Breeding (FA)
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Radek Filipčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Eva Sobotková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Teacher
Entry
Frequency
Capacity
Wednesday11.00-12.50A43R. Filipčík, E. SobotkováLectureEvery week24
Wednesday13.00-14.50
A43
Seminar
Every week
22
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
In this course, students will acquire general and specific knowledge in the domain of ethology of horse. After finishing this course, students will be oriented in problems concerning individual components of horse behaviour and welfare.
 
Course content:
1.Importance and development of ethology as an independent scientific discipline (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
History of ethology. Development of ethology and its relation to other scientific disciplines. Relationship between ethology and ethics of animal husbandry. Principles of ethological studies. Ethological studies and their use in applied ethology

2.
Sources of life activities, basic forms of animal behaviour (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
Neuro-sensory activities. Chemical effects. Inherited behaviour and instincts, learned behaviour, forms of learning. Classification of life activities, biorythms

3.
Activity of horse (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Eating behaviour, Comfort behaviour. Social behaviour, games and social relationships among animals, territorial behaviour. Sexual behaviour, aggressivity. Maternal behaviour. Special forms of behaviour

4.
Welfare and legislation (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Welfare and handling of horse. New data about animal welfare and their application in horse husbandry. Direct and indirect protection of horse.

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture
24 h
practice
12 h
field work18 h
professional educational excursion8 h
consultation
10 h
preparation for exam
40 h
Total112 h
 
Assessment methods:
For Credit you have to receive minimal 80 % participation on exercising, submission and tenable of a seminar work during the semester (min. 70 % points). Examination from subject is oral (60 % of the total mark).
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
VESELOVSKÝ, Z. Etologie - Biologie chování zvířat. Academia , 2005. 407 p. ISBN 80-200-1331-8.
DURUTTYA, M. Etológia koní. Košice: vl.n., 1993. 299 p. ISBN 80-901404-1-6.
Velká etologie koní. 2nd ed. Košice: HIPO-DUR, 2005. 583 p. ISBN 80-239-5088-6.
Equine behaviour: principles & practice. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1999. 232 p. ISBN 0-632-04878-6.
Etologie hospodářských zvířat. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2000. 185 p. ISBN 80-7157-463-5.

Recommended:
Animal behaviour: psychobiology, ethology and evolution. 3rd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1999. 580 p. ISBN 0-582-32732-6.
Etologie. 2nd ed. Praha: Karolinum, 1996. 323 p. ISBN 80-7066-878-4.
DOMJAN, M. -- GRAU, J W. The principles of learning and behavior. 5th ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003. 447 p. ISBN 0-534-56156-X.
WEBSTER, J. Welfare: životní pohoda zvířat aneb Střízlivé kázání o ráji. Praha: Nadace na ochranu zvířat, 1999. 264 p. ISBN 80-238-4086-X.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AP-HHA Horse Breeding and Rural Tourism, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 11/20/2019.

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