ANIML SC 2505RW - Animal Nutrition & Metabolism II (Vet Bio)
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 2505RW Course Animal Nutrition & Metabolism II (Vet Bio) Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites AGRIC 2501RW Incompatible ANIML SC 3015RW Restrictions Available to B Sc (Veterinary Bioscience) students only Course Description This course provides students with a solid grounding in animal metabolism and nutrition to allow them to develop sound, evidence-based advice to clients wishing to maximise the profitability, health, longevity, product quality or athletic performance of animals. The course builds on a platform of knowledge of nutritional principles and the roles of energy, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, macro- and micro-nutrients in biochemical pathways. These principles are then applied to feed formulation for dogs, cats, horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, wildlife, pocket pets, exotic animals, and farmed finfish. The consequences of an inadequate supply of the essential nutrients are considered in detail. The course has a strong hands-on, practical focus to develop in students an awareness of the importance of nutrition as a frontline determinant of animal health, welfare and production. Emphasis is placed on self-initiative, the development of skills in teamwork, and the application of a critical, science-based approach to practical nutrition.
Course Coordinator: Professor Phil Hynd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Identify the different forms of energy that can be provided to animals, and the way
animals attempt to satisfy their energy requirements
2 Define essentiality of a nutrient 3 List the major essential macro- and micro-nutrients and describe their roles in
4 List the symptoms associated with deficiencies and toxicities of the essential
macro- and micro-nutrients
5 Describe the interactions between proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in animal
metabolism and how imbalances of these result in dysfunction
6 Formulate diets for animals from first principles 7 Apply critical thinking and an evidence-based approach to animal nutrition by
analysing and reporting experimental data, and by considering case studies
8 Demonstrate skills in data collection, analysis, synthesis, report writing and oral
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-7 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 7, 8 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6, 7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 6 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 7 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 6, 7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 6, 7
Recommended Resources1. Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding 5th Ed (Pond, Church, Pond and Schoknecht). Wiley Press 2005.
2. Animal Nutrition 7th Ed (2011). McDonald, P., Edwards RA, Greenhalgh JFD (Longman Lond and NY).
3. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 4th ed. Hand, MS, Thatcher, CD, Remillard, RL and Roudebush P (1983). 636.7089639 H2361s.
There are 2 copies in the main collection and 1 on reserve. Students will require access to the University systems (MyUni, etc) and the Roseworthy Library.
Access to practical and animal holding facilities on the Roseworthy Campus and other facilities.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFace to face contact (average week):
• 3 x 1hr lectures
• 1 x 3hr mixture of tutorials and practical sessions
Outside of face-to-face contact:
• Students are expected to be prepared for practical classes and tutorials so that they are able to participate fully
• Students will work in groups and be rostered to care for lambs involved in the feedlot trial (including weekends and out-of-hours periods).
• Students will be expected to revise course material continuously over the semester in preparation for the end of semester final examination.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLecture topics:
· Principles of animal nutrition
· Proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins
· Vitamins & minerals
· Canine nutrition
· Feline nutrition
· Clinical nutrition
· Equine nutrition
· Grazing animal nutrition (sheep, cattle, alpacas, goats)
· Dairy cattle nutrition
· Nutritional issues in aquaculture, lagomorphs and pocket pets
· Poultry nutrition
· Wildlife nutrition
· Domestic animal nutrition
· Nutritional diseases
· Lamb Feedlot trial
· Rumen chemistry
· Feeding analysis
· Nutritional diseases of animals
· Domestic animal nutrition trial
· Pasture assessment and grazing animals
· Least Cost feed formulation
· Feedlot beef tour
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Quizzes Formative & Summative Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 12
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Feedlot Report Formative & Summative Week 8 15% No 5, 6, 7, 8 Domestic Animal Report Summative Week 11 15% No 5, 7, 8 Theory Exam Summative End of Semester 60% Yes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsHurdle Requirements
Assessment Item Requirement for hurdle Is additional assessment available if student
does not meet hurdle requirement?
Details of additional assessment, if known Theory Exam 50% Yes Students that do not attain this minimum may
be offered an additional exam
Assessment DetailQuizzes (total of 10%)
Students will complete a total of 4 quizzes during semester (worth 2.5% each). Topic quizzes are designed to refresh knowledge of a topic and indicate the major points students are required to learn in preparation for the final exam. They are held at the start of lectures for 15 mins and contain 15 short answer questions.
Feedlot report (15%)
Students will prepare a 2000 word report on the results of the feedlot trial undertaken during the practical classes over the first 6 weeks of semester. Students work in groups to formulate and trial feeds with different nutrient qualities on groups of lambs. All data are then collated and used by students to prepare individual reports.
Domestic Animal Report (15%)
Students will measure the energy & protein intake of a domestic animal over a 3 week period. Students will then prepare a report summarising the findings in relation to issues of domestic animal feeding, and obesity prevention in domestic pets.
Theory Exam (60%)
The final theory exam will examine all components of the course. It will consist of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions.
If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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