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Reproduction and fertility - a species approach


This module will enable students to gain a comprehensive insight into the physiology of reproduction and the management and manipulation of fertility to optimise animal productivity.

Topics covered

  • General principles of reproduction
  • Introduction to reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Control of breeding
  • Fertilisation, conception and pregnancy
  • Reproductive disorders and disease
  • Embryo transfer and assisted reproduction

Reproduction management Students will be required to specialise in three of the following: cattle, small ruminants, pigs, camelids, rabbits and poultry, equids.


Your work for this module will be assessed by means of a three-hour unseen written examination paper which will take the form of essay questions. In addition, you must submit at least one and up to three TMAs.

The grade awarded will be based on the mark obtained in the written examination (80%) and on the mark for the compulsory TMA (20%).