This module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the requirements of farm and companion animals for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins, and how the ability of a feedstuff to provide these nutrients can be assessed. An overview of the important relationship between animal and human nutrition will be provided as well as the impact of animal nutrition on the environment. Exercises on diet formulation will be used to integrate animal requirements and feed composition in practical, applied feeding scenarios. In addition there will be one practical exercise in digestive anatomy/physiology involving excision of a digestive tract.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: [None]