Information Package / Course Catalogue
Animal Welfare and Meat Quality
Course Code: VBH540
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

Definitions of animal welfare, its scope and applications. Definition of meat quality parameters. The relationship between animal welfare and meat quality. Animal welfare in EU and Turkish legislations.

Course Content

Animal welfare and its aspects, parameters and applications. Meat quality and providing high standards in meat quality by applying animal welfare

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To learn the animal welfare definition
2.To have a better understanding about animal welfare principles
3.To have sufficient information about the interaction between stress and stress related hormonal mechanisms
4.To learn the connection between relation between animal welfare and meat quality
5.To make true comments in order to provide animal welfare
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Appleby and Hughes. Animal welfare (1997)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
What is animal welfare? Definitions and history of animal welfare.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Handling techniques of animals
Week 3 - Theoretical
Livestock Welfare Council animal liberties and responsibilities
Week 4 - Theoretical
Cattle and sheep behavior
Week 5 - Theoretical
Animal welfare in the padcocks on the farm, while loading and unloading animals in the vehicle
Week 6 - Theoretical
Animal welfare in the padcocks on the farm, while loading and unloading animals in the vehicle
Week 7 - Theoretical
Animal welfare in the padcocks on the farm, while loading and unloading animals in the vehicle
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Stunning methods for cattle, sheep-goats, pigs and poultry
Week 10 - Theoretical
Stunning methods for cattle, sheep-goats, pigs and poultry
Week 11 - Theoretical
Bleeding methods
Week 12 - Theoretical
Stress distress concepts and animal welfare.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Stress mechanism and meat quality
Week 14 - Theoretical
Specific effects of stress-induced biochemical reactions and results on meat quality
Week 15 - Theoretical
Animal welfare practices and regulation in EU and Turkey.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Assignment50210
Reading140114
Midterm Examination116117
Final Examination130131
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue