Course Code : ABF 330

Course Title : Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3,0

Course Description:The course examines the digestive system and metabolism of feeds in ruminants (cows, sheep and goats) and mono gastricanimals (pigs and poultry). Explains the metabolism of key feed ingredients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals) and givesinformation about the needs of animals during different stages of development, reproduction, gestation and lactation. Basic information on feedevaluation is given, while laboratory exercises are offered for chemical analysis and nutritional value of feedstuffs.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding by Wilson G. PondDavid B. ChurchKevin R. PondPatricia A. Schoknecht ISNB 0471215392, 9780471215394

  2. Applied Animal Nutrition: Feeds and Feeding by Peter R. Cheeke
    ISBN 0131133314, 9780131133310

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory