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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.

Classes
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

Assessment
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%)

Textbooks
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

Pre-requisites

AVBS2001 or VETS1032 or AGEN2001 or MICR2X31 or MICR2024

Co-requisites

AVBS2001 and MICR2X31

Details

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
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Alex Chaves
HECS Band: 3
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