It is the intention of the course to contribute to an understanding of the functioning of farm animals, in particular those physiological processes which form the basis of the different animal productions (growth-, digestion-, reproduction- and lactation physiology).
Fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology.
This course is taught at the VUB.
Articles and literature
Basic principles of homeostasis, homeorhesis and communication transfer in physiological prcocesses
Physiology of acclimatization:
control of homeothermy
aspects of cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal physiology involved in acclimatization
Growth physiology and its control
histophysiology of muscle growth
histophysiology of bone growth
histophysiology of fat growth
Physiology of the digestive system
control of appetite
gastrointestinal digestion and absorption
male reproduction and its control
female reproduction and its control
fertilization, gestation and parturation
Ruckebusch, Y, Phaneuf, L.P., Dunlop, R., (1991) Physiology of small and large animals. B.C. Decker Inc