|Short Description:||Animal Nutrition|
|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|
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.