Semester: 3 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Biology
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: none
Contact person: dr Maja Słupczyńska
Short description: During the course duration student will be familiar with physiological and biochemical principles of animal nutrition and feeding. Main aim of this course is make student familiar with basic division of nutrients and differences in their utilization by monogastric and ruminant animals.
Full description: During the course both, physiological and biochemical aspects of livestock feeding will be presented. The subject of lectures and exercises concerns the differences in the use of energy, protein, minerals and vitamins in various animal species. During the course the student will learn the basic concepts related to animal nutrition - such as "ideal protein", bioavailability of minerals and vitamins. The following will be presented during the course: methods of improving the availability of nutrients from feed, mechanisms of action of anti-nutritional and biologically active substances; specificity of ruminal processes; ways of controlling by feeding the quality of products of animal origin as well as the specificity of feeding on organic farms.
Bibliography: Animal Nutrition: Mc Donald P., Edwards R.A., Greenhalgh J.F., R Edwards R., Liam Sincler & Robert Wilkinson; Perentice Hall; 7 edition, 2010 NRC, Nutrient Reqiurements of Swine, National Academy of Science, 1998 NRC, Nutrient Reqiurements of Poultry, National Academy of Science, 1994 Jarrige R (ed). Ruminant Nutrition. INRA, Paris, 1989 NRC. Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle., National Academy of Science, 2000 NRC. Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle., National Academy of Science, 2001
Learning outcomes: After course completion In area of knowledge student: 1. is able to list and characterize the individual nutrients of feed in terms of their properties and role in animal nutrition. Student is able to list and characterize basic feed components used in animal nutrition and their usefulness in feeding of particular groups of animals. 2. can describe the differences in the structure of the digestive tract of monogastric animals and ruminants and the effect of the structure of the gastrointestinal tract on the type and digestibility of collected feeds. 3. is able to list and describe the basic metabolic disorders at the basis of which nutritional errors lie. He also has basic knowledge in the production and acquisition of animal products and feed production In area of skills student: 1. has the ability to select appropriate feed components, construction and balancing of rations of foodstuffs and concentrate mixtures for animals. 2. is able to indicate and correct errors in animals rations 3. is able to indicate and select proper feed additives depending on the nutritional situation. In area of social competences: 1. is aware of the responsibility for the consequences of an inadequately conducted animal feeding program 2. is aware of the risk and is able to assess the effects of the activities performed in the broadly understood agriculture and the environment 3. is aware of the need to constantly improve their qualifications and update knowledge in the field of nutrition and physiology
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: The student is required to systematically work on exercises - preparation and presentation of correctly made calculations of all exercises. Additionally, he must get a positive grade from two tests concern the subject of the exercises. Passing the lecture - 60 minute final test (multiple choice and open questions). The average grade in the subject is 60% of the pass mark and 40% of the tutorial grade.

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