|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
Available to graduates with a degree in Agricultural Sciences (or equivalent). Other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science. Periodic attendance on campus required throughout the Study Period.
The subject provides the building blocks for advanced and current concepts in production animal nutrition and tropical pasture production with emphasis on the science behind the biological mechanisms of ruminant and monogastric digestion and utilisation of nutrients. Animal nutrients (protein, energy, water, vitamins, minerals), feeding systems, ration formulation & computations, feed nutritive value analysis, digestive physiology of ruminants, pig nutrition, poultry nutrition, tropical pastures and forages for ruminant feeding, fodder conservation in feed planning programmes for ruminants will be covered. Literature review of special topics in animal nutrition and seminar presentations on current nutritional research topics will be the basis for student assessment.
Attendance of lectures, laboratory practical sessions, seminars, reviews and journal critiques are compulsory unless for a valid medical reason or exceptional circumstances, or as otherwise stated in the subject outline. Attempt all and achieve a minimum of 50% across all combined summative on-course assessment activities as outlined in each assessment items criteria.
|Basic animal nutrition and ruminant digestive physiology|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Face to face teaching (Periodic attendance on campus required throughout the Study Period)|
|Coordinator:||Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Professor Estelle Venter.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.