Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry and Metabolism
This course is an advanced study of mammalian nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism, including the principles of nutrient supply and demand in animals. Plus nutrient absorption, rumen function, fermentative and enzymatic digestion, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins and nutrient requirements throughout animal life cycles.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the energy and nutrient transfer systems of mono-gastric and ruminant/ pseudo-ruminant livestock.
- Explain the key drivers and requirements for effective rumen function.
- Discuss the pathways of energy and (select) nutrient use in livestock, including the biochemistry of these processes in the cell.
- Calculate intakes, energy and (select) nutrient requirements and use for livestock.
- Assess the formulation of diets for ruminants according to energy and nutrient requirements and rumen function boundaries, and evaluate ruminant nutrition experiments.
- Recognise the role of sound research and extension in the development and maintenance of productive livestock systems.
Dr Jim Gibbs
Department of Agricultural Sciences[email protected]