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AGPR 111
Animal Nutrition and Health


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Introduction to animal nutrition and health topics which includes major courses of nutrients required by all animals, utilization of these nutrients by farm animals, and health and safety considerations in terms of deficiencies or toxicities of specific nutrients.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the six major classes of nutrients required for all animals in terms of proximate analysis.
  • Describe the components of the alimentary tract and their function in the digestion absorption of nutrients for non-ruminant animals.
  • Explain digestion, utilization, and excretion of the major nutrients required by domestic animals.
  • State why certain types of farm animals (cattle and horses) can efficiently utilize fibrous foodstuffs and non-protein nitrogen while others (swine and poultry) cannot.
  • Recognize the signs of deficiency or toxicity of specific nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.
  • Demonstrate appreciation that certain non-nutrient substances, toxic constituents of plants and food contaminants can influence animal response.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to nutrition, proximate analysis, functions of water.
  • Comparative digestion and absorption; definition of energy terms and methods of measurement.
  • Carbohydrates - classification, chemistry, digestion, absorption, and metabolism.
  • Proteins - chemistry, digestion, metabolism, and essential amino acids.
  • Lipids, characteristics and classification, chemistry, digestion, absorption, and metabolism.
  • Vitamins - fat and water soluble, sources, deficiency and toxicity.
  • Minerals - macro and micro, sources, deficiency and toxicity.
  • Introduction to nutrient requirements and classification of feedstuff.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 111
    Winter 2013
    0054
    Tyler Cox
    AGPR 111
    Fall 2008
    0028
    Michael Moramarco
    AGPR 111
    Fall 2003
    0028
    Michael Moramarco


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.