Module Information

Module Identifier
BR20720
Module Title
Applied Nutrition of Livestock, Horses and Companion Animals
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
External Examiners
  • Mrs Caroline Rymer (Senior Research Fellow - University of Reading)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 44 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 1 x 3 Hour Practical
Workshop 1 x 2 Hour Workshop
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Feed analysis and/or rationing exercise.  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Evaluate the nutritional properties of foodstuffs and discuss the relative merits of each for farm livestock, horses or companion animals.

2. Discuss the formulation of rations for farm livestock, horses or companion animals.

Brief description

This module will cover feed analysis, digestive physiology, energy and protein rationing, the types of feeds used for farm animals, the control of feed intake, and the role of vitamins and minerals for farm animals, horses and companion animals. The module will have a 'rrident? structure: an initial series of lectures setting out the fundamental principles of animal nutrition to which all students will be expected to attend, followed by three parallel series of lectures, practicals and workshops covering respectively, farm animal nutrition, equine nutrition and companion animal nutrition, from which the student will choose one.

Content

Content common to all students (15 lectures)
General principles relating to animal feeds, feed analysis, digestive anatomy, the control of appetite, and energy, protein, mineral and vitamin nutrition will be discussed

Content specific to farm animals, horses or companion animals (10 lectures)
The requirements for energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, the rationing of feeds, and nutritional disorders as they relate to each class of animal will be discussed

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number The rationing assignment will require students to manipulate numbers, and this will be assessed in the assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Communication Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and assignment, where these will be assessed. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the assignment and exam. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Information Technology Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the assignment and the exam. Presentation of assignment will be assessed, which should be prepared on a computer. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Personal Development and Career planning The rationing assignment will require students to manipulate numbers, and this will be assessed in the assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Problem solving Rationing requires carefully balancing a range of competing interests for different nutrients. This will be developed and assessed in the assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Research skills The assignment and exam will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in both the examination and assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Subject Specific Skills Subject specific concepts relating to animal nutrition and rationing for animals will be developed.
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5