May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVS 555 - Animal Nutrition

An increased efficiency of nutrient use is not only imperative for achieving profitability in the currently globalized livestock markets, but also for the sustainable use of natural resources and climate change mitigation. Considering that around 70% of the costs of raising animals is due to feeding and that global demand for animal products is increasing, understanding the basic foundations of animal nutrition is essential for professionals that work with livestock, poultry, companion animals and wildlife. This course will cover the biochemistry of nutrient use, gastrointestinal physiology and metabolism, feedstuff nutritional analysis, mathematical modelling of nutrient requirements and the life-cycle of feeding animals.

Prerequisites & Notes
Must have a Graduate standing in animal science or food science and human nutrition or permission.

Credits: 3