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Animal Nutrition 3 - ANSC3101

Year - 2018

The Unit is broadly divided into four sections, namely: estimating the nutritive characteristics of feeds; defining the nutrient requirements of animals; diet formulation; errors in feeding. The focus is on coming to an understanding of the assessment of nutritional adequacy and the avoidance and solving of nutritional problems, with a particular emphasis on animals used in agricultural production systems and wildlife. The principles discussed in this course will be expanded in the following year, in which species-specific systems will be described. The basis of successful feeding management is an understanding of the following: the composition of feeds; the digestibility and efficiency of utilisation of nutrients by the animal; the nutrient requirements of the animal; interactions between nutrients that influence health and production. And following from this, students will have the ability to formulate diets to meet animal requirements for a variety of purposes and under a variety of constraints; identify deficiencies, excesses and imbalances in diets and so avoid a decline in productive efficiency and/or a decline in health.

Lectures 2-3 hours per week, lecture recording 1-2 hours per week and in situ and/or online laboratories 2-3 hours per week

Three individual problem based-learning (PBL) reports (total of 50%), one video presentation (15%), individual PBL creation (15%), and one online end of term exam (20%)

Students are encouraged to have an individual tablet PC or laptop with wireless connectivity (e.g.: ipad; Galaxy Note, etc.) during all classes. There is no required text for the course. There will be a number of recommended readings advocated to students in the Unit of Study outline.

Assumed knowledge
Fundamentals of Biochemistry


AVBS2001 or VETS1032 or AGEN2001 or MICR2X31 or MICR2024


AVBS2001 and MICR2X31


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Alex Chaves
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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