ADVANCED ANIMAL NUTRITION

AGR3AAN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will apply principles of nutrition to improve productivity, performance and welfare of domestic, companion and captive wild animals. You will illustrate the links between nutrition and disease using selected examples of diet and disease in domestic and captive wild animals. You will use diet formulation and analysis software to design and evaluate diets. You will also study global issues and challenges of meeting demand for animal proteins.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDTN2PNU AND (BCH2MBC OR AGR2BAA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Dairy Cattle feeding and Nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMiller, W.J and Cunha Tony J

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier Science

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Wildlife feeding and Nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRobbins, Charles T

Year1993

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAcademic Press

ISBNN/A

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Small Animal Clinical Nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHand, MS, Thatcher, C.D, et al

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMark Morris Institute

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Design and optimize rations for health and performance of domesticated and captive wild animals.
02. Evaluate potential risks to health and performance of animals caused by nutrient imbalance and deficiencies.
03. Access and evaluate evidence from a range of sources including original research articles.
04. Analyse experimental data and communicate the results to a variety of audiences including professional bodies and the public.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 36
One 3.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three individual Case Studies Reports (total 2200-word equivalent). Three Case Studies Reports

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One critical review (500- word equivalent). One written report

N/AReportIndividualNo15 SILO3, SILO4

One video presentation (word equivalence 300). One 5-minute video presentation on a Case Study

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One end of semester exam (1000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3