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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
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General Information

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The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project



Field Laboratory

The field laboratory plays an important role in training students of Animal Agriculture since it equips them with field practical exposure in different disciplines.

For effective demonstration or hands-on practical work, an ideal number of students per session is 25 for both farms and commercial institutions.

For the location of farms, game farms and ranches involved in the field laboratory, see Figures 2 and 3, respectively. The various activities carried out on the field laboratory include castration, dehorning, disease diagnosis, deworming, vaccinations, treatments of animals, game viewing, collection of grass and trees specimens and field survey.

Click on the links below to see graphic representation of the following:

Location of farmers involved in the BCA/ASP field laboratory Location of game farms and ranches involved in the BCA/ASP field laboratory.

Major equipments/ facilities

BCA Farm is the main teaching facility for the College. It is composed of the following units: Dairy, Small Stock, Beef, Poultry, Pig and Guinea fowl. There is also a Plant Herbarium, in the department of Basic Sciences, for plant identification and Laboratories for various analyses. The laboratory stores a large number of videos and CD ROMS demonstrating various animal health and production activities.

Teaching Courses (codes and titles)

ASB 210 Introduction to Animal Science
 ASB 212 Livestock Production system
 ASB 213 Introduction to Range Science
 ASB 215 Livestock Production
 ASB 216 Animal Nutrition and Range Management
 ASB 221 Livestock Feeds and Feeding
 ASB 311 Wildlife Ecology and Management
 ASB 313 Livestock feed processing
 ASB 314 Animal Biotechnology


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