Zootechnics is the science that transfers all developments in the field of animal husbandry and breeding. Our department mainly farm animals (cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, etc.), especially poultry (egg chickens, broilers, quail, ostrich, duck, goose turkey and rabbit) pet animals (dog, cat, budgerigar, canary , iguana, hamster and aquarium fish), exotic animals (partridge, pheasant and peacock), bee, silkworm and laboratory animals, morphological and physiological characteristics, maintenance and management and production systems. In our department, a training service based on biosecurity and animal welfare issues is provided at all stages from farm to table. Herd health and herd management, the development of high-yield genotypes using different breeding methods, increasing the welfare standards in animals, reducing product losses and improving product quality, development of environmentally compatible production technologies in the field of current and future planning training and research are conducted. In addition, project, feasibility and consultancy services are provided to the animal breeders in their fields of activity.
In addition to compulsory courses such as Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior, Animal Science I, Animal Science II and Animal Breeding in our department, Livestock Breeding and Medicine, Pet Animals Breeding, Alternative Poultry Breeding, Basic Computer Technologies, Exotic Animal Breeding, Bee Breeding related elective courses are also taught. In the research and application farm of our faculty, students are made practices in the units belonging to different species, public animal husbandry enterprises and private farms and the studies are carried out for the students to gain skills in the field of animal husbandry. The Department of Animal Science has a close relationship with other branches of Veterinary Medicine, particularly Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Birth and Artificial Insemination, Food / Food Hygiene and Technology.
There are currently 9 professors in the Department of Animal Science, 8 professors and 1 associate professor.
Depending on the changing conditions of our country, veterinarians need to be able to operate in areas that are primarily livestock and economic importance of all animals of economic importance to train fully equipped and highly self-confident individuals. In our country, the establishment of a modern farming business and operating effectively to achieve the planned research on issues deemed necessary by the new information and the basis of our vision to give direction to the Department of Animal Husbandry Turkey branch.
Our aim is to educate individuals who are equipped with the latest information on animal breeding and care in accordance with the requirements of our country and the needs of the day, and to develop research projects in order to ensure that animal husbandry plays a more active role in the development of our country, and to provide updated information to animal breeders.
The aim of this course is to educate the Phd students in healthy animal breeding, herd management and farm management. In addition, in order to produce solutions for the subjects that are needed under the mentioned headings, to plan scientific researches and to carry out studies for publishing and transferring the new information to practice.
Introduction of economically important animals, animal welfare, herd management, animal breeding, protection of gene resources, shelter conditions, healthy animal breeding, environmental animal breeding and organic animal husbandry are given. Various projects are produced by the instructors working in the department and scientific researches are conducted and the results are published.
In order to be successful in a course, the student must have at least CB letter grade. At least 1 final exam and 1 make-up exam for each course is given by the instructor, mid-term exams, homework, presentations and farm work and similar applications are given grade. For graduation, the general weighted GPA should be 2.50.