Course code HFE212

HFE212 Nutrition of Dogs and Cats

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Course responsible: Øystein Ahlstrøm
Teachers: Anne-Helene Tauson
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 10 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Last time: 2017V
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Course contents:
The course have these main parts; Building and fucntion of the digestive tract, natural feed sources for dog and cats, digestibility and feed evaluation, nutrient requirement at different life stages, feed composition and production, knowlegde marketing and trends on dog and cat food, nutritional related diseases
Learning outcome:
Students will learn to use table values to determine nutrient requirement and to evaluate if  food meet the energy and nutrient requirement in dogs and cats at differnet life stages..  
Learning activities:
30 h lectures, 10 h work exercise, presentations and demonstrations
Teaching support:
Parts of Case et al. 2011. Canine and Feline Nutrition, hand outs and presentations
Chemistry, general nutrition and basic biochemistry
Recommended prerequisites:
Animal physiology, concentrate feed production, practical experience with dogs and cats.
Mandatory activity:
Presentations of relevant scientific articles
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science.
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Censor will be informed on the course main content.
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