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AGR2203 Animal Nutrition

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: BIO2103


An in-depth knowledge of nutrition is key to improving efficiencies in animal production systems. Understanding of the composition of feed material (including supplements), animal growth responses to different dietary intakes and the characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional digestive systems is vital in this regard. This course has particular relevance to students aiming to work in the cattle, sheep, pig and poultry industries.

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 common nutritional disorders will also be covered. 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, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 18 May 2022