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Topic: Animal care 

Agricultural Education

 Standard 2.  Understands trends, issues, and events that have influenced agricultural practices throughout history
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how animal rights concerns have impacted the agricultural industry (e.g., how animals are raised)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that concerns regarding animal rights have impacted the agricultural industry
     2.Understands how concerns regarding how animals are raised have impacted the agricultural industry
 Standard 3.  Understands essential elements of plant and animal care
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Plans feed schedules and formulates feed rations for farm animals
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans feed schedules for farm animals
     2.Formulates feed rations for farm animals
   Benchmark 3.Knows elements of a health and sanitation program for farm animals (e.g., animal waste management, disease prevention and control, parasite control)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows elements of a health program for farm animals
     2.Knows elements of a sanitation program for farm animals
     3.Understands waste management in an animal health and sanitation program
     4.Understands disease prevention and control in an animal health and sanitation program
     5.Understands parasite control in an animal health and sanitation program
   Benchmark 7.Understands care requirements of pregnant and birthing animals and their newborn offspring (e.g., removal of the afterbirth, ensuring mother’s milk supply is sufficient, relocating the animal to appropriate quarters/facilities, cleansing the offspring)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands care requirements of pregnant animals
     2.Understands care requirements of birthing animals
     3.Understands care requirements of newborn offspring
     4.Understands the removal of the afterbirth
     5.Understands that a mother’s milk supply must be sufficient
     6.Understands that a birthing animal may need to be relocated to appropriate quarters
     7.Understands the cleansing of newborn offspring
   Benchmark 8.Understands the grooming, housing, and exercise requirements of domestic animals (e.g., clipping, bathing, pen space, exercise routines)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the grooming requirements of domestic animals
     2.Understands the housing requirements of domestic animals
     3.Understands the exercise requirements of domestic animals
     4.Understands proper clipping techniques for domestic animals
     5.Understands proper bathing techniques for domestic animals
     6.Understands proper pen space for domestic animals
     7.Understands proper exercise routines for domestic animals