ANSC30040 Animal Nutrition II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is for students in Animal Science/Animal and Crop Production. It develops on the material included in Animal Nutrition I, especially quantitative aspects, as well as introducing some new topics. The material deals with both ruminant and monogastric nutrition and includes the following: feed processing and ration formulation for ruminant and non ruminant livestock; systems of energy and protein evaluation of feeds plus nutrient requirements of animals; factors affecting the intake, metabolism and utilization of nutrients in animals and how these processes relate to efficiency of production, quality of product; nutrition and the environment; metabolic disorders plus nutrition and disease.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:Discuss, in detail, the concepts of nutrient supply and nutrient requirements and integrate these concepts in a quantitative manner to analyse the adequacy of existing diets for farm animals and to formulate new diets;Explain how voluntary intake is regulated in farm animals and its implications;Explain, at a metabolic level, the occurrence, prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders in ruminants;Explain how the digestion and metabolism of nutrients impact on the efficiency of production and product quality;Explain how nutrition can impact on the output of animal excreta and outline strategies to minimise the environmental impact of animal production.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is based on good quality face to face lectures. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

If you do not have the prerequisite listed, but have an equivalent module, please contact the module co-ordinator.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Monogastric nutrition exam Week 6 No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Ruminant MCQ Exam Week 12 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Monogastric MCQ Exam Week 6 n/a Graded No


Examination: Ruminant exam Week 12 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Tommy Boland Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Alan Kelly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer