Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the stages and cycles of reproduction for deer; the factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in deer; and identifying and recording stock in oestrus.
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes None.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Demonstrate knowledge of the stages and cycles of reproduction for deer.
Range developmental, ovulation, oestrus, mating, conception, gestation, parturition, anoestrus.
Performance criteria 1.1 The stages and cycles of reproduction are described in terms of sequence, length of time, and seasonal occurrence.
1.2 Animal activity is described for each stage and cycle of reproduction in relation to behaviour, physiological state and changes, the relationship between stages and cycles, and abnormal behaviour and signs.
1.3 Animal health factors are described for each stage and cycle of reproduction in terms of nutrition, disease risks, abnormality and injury risks, preventative treatments, and animal handling.
Element 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the factors determining optimum conception rates in deer.
Performance criteria 2.1 Factors determining optimum conception rates are described in terms of their influence.
Range stag fertility and libido, impact of pre and post rut weaning, hind body condition score, synchronised oestrus.
Element 3 Demonstrate knowledge of the identification and recording of deer in oestrus.
Performance criteria 3.1 Signs of oestrus are described in terms of hind and stag behaviours, and the environmental factors which stimulate oestrus.
3.2 Maintenance of stock records for deer management purposes is described.
3.3 Oestrus is described in terms of the procedures for synchronising.
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