Carry out advanced breeding procedures

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish breeding programs for production lines

1.1. Institutional policies, procedures and protocols as set down by the AEC and relevant legislative requirements including, occupational health and safety (OHS), are complied with at all times.

1.2. Genetic diversity principles are identified and related to breeding program requirements.

1.3. Differences between knock in, knock out, transgenic and genetic drift lines are defined.

1.4. Breeding programs for multiple generation production lines are designed and established.

1.5. Data collection record systems are confirmed and/or designed and developed if required.

1.6. Institutional standard operating procedures for breeding programs are reviewed and modified if required.

2. Select animals and prepare for breeding

2.1. Breeding program for specific production line requirements and production schedules are identified and confirmed.

2.2. Animals for mating are selected and monitored to determine the current stage of their reproductive cycle.

2.3. Females are monitored and identification for stages of oestrus cycle and those that are ready for mating are identified.

2.4. Animals selected for mating are placed in an appropriate environment.

3. Implement breeding procedures

3.1. Appropriate mating systems and methods are selected and applied in accordance with the breeding program.

3.2. Animals are monitored during and after the mating period to determine whether mating has been successful.

4. Perform post-mating procedures

4.1. Animals are monitored for signs of hatching or parturition.

4.2. Fostering arrangements or caesarean rederivations are planned as necessary.

4.3. Quality of offspring is assessed in accordance with required quality parameters of the breeding program.

4.4. Offspring are indentified, sexed and weaned in accordance with the breeding program.

4.5. Post-weaning management is carried out in accordance with the breeding program.

4.6. Breeding records are maintained according to the breeding program requirements and institutional policies and procedures.

4.7. Breeding program outcomes are reviewed and modified for future production runs as required.

5. Name and record animals

5.1. Types of animals are identified.

5.2. The correct genetic names of animals are established by gathering information and seeking guidance from the relevant nomenclature committee and scientists.

5.3. Strain names are registered if appropriate.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMATE505A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology