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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 Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
If you do not have the prerequisite listed, but have an equivalent module, please contact the module co-ordinator.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% 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||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Professor Tommy Boland||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Alan Kelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Kate McCarthy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Stafford Vigors||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|