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AGR2203 Animal Nutrition

Short Description: Animal Nutrition
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 050105 - Animal Husbandry
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 15 June 2021

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BIO2103

Synopsis

In this course students will learn about the main aspects of production animal nutrition. This will include the composition of animal feed, animal growth in response to different food sources and the process of digestion (including mechanical and chemical digestion, absorption and the metabolism of macro and micronutrients). The implications of nutritional disorders for livestock will also be covered in detail. Students will be provided with an overview of the current nutritional approaches to improving productivity and animal health in the cattle, sheep, pig and poultry industries.

This course contains a highly recommended residential school for both external and on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 External
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 15 June 2021