|Module Title||ADVANCED ANIMAL NUTRITION|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Adegbola Adesogan|
|Pre-Requisite||RS10510 , RS20910 or, RD25410|
|Course delivery||Lecture||22 Hours 22 x 1 hour|
|Practical||12 Hours 4 x 3 hour|
|Practical report||3 practical reports||30%|
The module aims to outline the fundamental biochemical and microbiological principles that underpin animal nutrition. Although it focuses on ruminants, descriptions of the relevant processes in monogastrics will also be given where appropriate.
Syllabus / Curriculum design
The lectures cover selected key topics including nutrient metabolism, microbial population and ecology and estimation of the kinetic parameters of feed digestion. Other topics covered include anti-nutritive properties of feeds, the nutritional basis of the major metabolic diseases and feed intake regulation, measurement and prediction.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
i) understand the scientific principles that underpin the nutrition of animals, especially ruminant animals;
ii) appreciate the methods used to study nutrition;
iii) follow future developments in this field.
van Soest P J. (1994) Nutritional ecology of the ruminant. Cornell University Press
Forbes J M and France J. (1993) Quantitative aspects of ruminant digestion and metabolism. CABI
McDonald P, Edwards R A and Greenhalgh J F D. (1988) Animal nutrition. 4th. Longman Scientific and Technical
Recent advances in animal nutrition. Proceedings of conferences held at Nottingham University since 1967. Butterworth
Church D C. (1994) Digestive physiology and nutrition of ruminants. 3rd. O and B Books, Corvallis, Oregon USA