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Course Venue:

Upper Lecture Theatre

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Course Code: 
ANS 2104
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Definition: Routine analysis of feeds; Water and its physiological role; Digestion and digestibility trials; Measures of energy value of feeds and energy partitioning; Carbohydrates: Classification, digestion and rumen metabolism; Proteins: Classification, digestion and metabolism; Measures of protein quality; Lipids: Classification, digestion and metabolism; Minerals: Classification, Physiological functions, and deficiency symptoms including disorders specific to lactation; Vitamins: Classification, physiological functions and deficiency symptoms; Physiological processes requiring energy: Feed efficiency; Regulation of voluntary feed intake.

Learning Outcomes: 

The course integrates the digestive and metabolic events in animals from feed prehension to partitioning of nutrients for the various physiological processes.When the student has completed ANS 2104, the student will be able to:i)  Have complete understanding of the current knowledge regarding nutrientsii) Define the processes of digestion in animalsiii) Describe the digestion and metabolism of each nutrient class 

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