TV5210 - Animal Nutrition
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to graduates with a degree in Veterinary, Animal or Agricultural Sciences
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
- be critically conversant with production animal nutrition literature;
- discuss nutrient utilisation and ration formulation for both ruminants and monogastrics;
- be proficient in laboratory analyses of animal feeds and their interpretation;
- describe nutritional management of intensively and extensively managed livestock;
- be able to make significant contributions to relevant scientific seminars.
|Basic animal nutrition and ruminant digestive physiology
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
|Face to face teaching
||Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli
||Dr Glen Walker, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 30 hours
- assessment and self-directed study
||presentations (20%); journal critique (10%); assignments (35%); lab practicals (35%).
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