In this assessment you will develop an audit, take part in a field trip to complete the audit and then prepare a best practice animal health and welfare plan.
For the audit component you may use the following headings as a guide:
1. Animal based outcome measures
2. Acceptable housing conditions
3. Design standards
4. Record keeping
Students will be given details of the property prior to the field trip and asked to prepare questions for the producer to gain as much knowledge as they can about the farm and the way it considers animal health and welfare. Students will prepare a written report detailing:
- a summary of the property inspected,
- their health and welfare plan for that property
- provide a reflection on how accurate their initial audits were and revisions that would be made following the property inspection, and
- make innovative suggestions on how improvements could be made the property’s approach to health and welfare.
Word limit: 2000-2500 words
During class time in week 12, after the report is submitted, students will be required to contribute to a class discussion reflecting and comparing the audits and animal health and welfare plans.