ADVANCED ANIMAL NUTRITION
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites (AGR2BAA or BCH2MBC) and AGR2AN
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Dairy Cattle feeding and Nutrition||Recommended||Miller, W.J and Cunha Tony J 2012||Elsevier Science|
|Readings||Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 5th Edition||Recommended||Hand, MS, Thatcher, C.D, et al 2010||Mark Morris Institute|
|Readings||Wildlife feeding and Nutrition||Recommended||Robbins, Charles T, 1993||Academic Press|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Design and optimize rations for health and performance of domesticated and captive wild animals.
- Students will work in groups and use animal feed formulation software including Rumen8 and WinFeed to formulate diets to meet the nutrient demands for health and performance
02. Evaluate potential risks to health and performance of animals caused by nutrient imbalance and deficiencies.
- Students will work in groups and perform analysis of diets to identify nutrient imbalances and deficiencies. They will then determine the potential consequences of nutrient imbalances and deficiencies by applying their prior learning in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition.
03. Access and evaluate evidence from a range of sources including original research articles.
- Students will perform a critical review of a recent original research article in nutrition and related area.
04. Analyze experimental data and communicate the results to a variety of audiences including professional bodies and the public.
- Students will work in groups and analyze simulated data to evaluate the effects of nutritional intervention of health and performance of animals. The results will be used by the students to prepare a summary of findings and recommendations to a variety of audience including professional bodies and he public.
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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarkandeya Jois
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Three individual Case Studies Reports (total 2200-word equivalent)||Three Case Studies Reports||45||01, 02, 03, 04|
|One critical review (500- word equivalent)||One written report||15||03, 04|
|One video presentation (word equivalence 300)||One 5-minute video presentation on a Case Study||10||02, 03, 04|
|One end of semester exam (1000-word equivalent)||30||01, 02, 03|