Animal Science – Programmes



Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized universities who have obtained B. Agric degree with a third class honours (Animal Science) only of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities and who have GPA not less than 2.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka or other recognized universities may also be considered.


Regular (Full-time): A minimum of 2 semesters

A maximum of 4 semesters

First Semester
Course No.     Title                                                                                                                       Units
 ANS    0641    General principles of Animal Production                                                                 3
ANS    0643    Commercial Pig and Rabbit Production                                                                    3
ANS    0645    Intensive Sheep and Goat Production                                                                       3
Total                                                                                                                                                  9
Second Semester
ANS    0642    Beef and Dairy Cattle Management Decisions                                                         3
ANS    0644    Poultry Industry                                                                                                         3
ANS    0646    Field Work and Technology Application                                                                  4
ANS    0690    Project Report                                                                                                            8
Total                                                                                                                                               18




ANS 0641       General principle of Animal Production

Principles of genetics, nutrition and physiology in the breeding and production of livestock and poultry; farm records. (3 Units)

ANS 0642       Beef and Dairy Cattle Management Decisions

Status and characteristics of the beef and dairy industries; integration of principles of nutrition, lactation, breeding, herd health. Etc. into a total management programme to meet the needs of the beef and dairy industries. (2 Units)

ANS 0643       Commercial Pig and Rabbit Production

Status and characteristics of the pig and rabbit industries; application of principles of animal breeding, nutrition, application of principles of animal breeding, nutrition, physiology and economics to pig and rabbit production; considerations in developing a successful swine enterprise.                                                                                                                (2 Units)

ANS 0644 Poultry Industry

Current practices and production systems with emphasis on management aspects egg, broiler and turkey production; integration of principles of genetics, nutrition, physiology, economics and health care into a total management package to meet the needs of the poultry industry. (2 Units)

ANS 0645       Intensive Sheep and Goat Production

Status and characteristics of the sheep and goats industries; application of principles of animal breeding, nutrition, physiology, management of sheep and goat breeding flocks; management and marketing of feedlot lambs and kids.                                       (2 Units)

ANS 0646       Field work and Technology Applications

Field technology (practical) training along the following options: feeding, nutrition, breeding, physiology, husbandry (any two species) and project evaluation and management, to be supervised by staff.                                                                                                        (4 Units)

ANS 0690       Project Report

Each postgraduate diploma student is required to submit a project report in one of the five option areas.                                                                                                                         (8 Units)