Course code HFE303

HFE303 Nutrition and Optimisation of Diets for Monogastric Animals

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Course responsible: Nils Petter Kjos
Teachers: Birger Svihus, Øystein Ahlstrøm
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
If there are less than 5 students, the course will be given according to an alternative schedule/self study.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Course contents:
Characteristics of the digestion and intermediary metabolism in monogastric animals. Background and construction of the energy and protein evaluation systems found in pigs, poultry and fur animals. Principles for an optimal feed composition and choice of feedstuffs based on considerations of product quality, resource utilisation and environmental concerns. Determination of standards for nutrition supply under various production conditions. When appropriate due to ongoing experiments, demonstration of digestion/nutritive balance studies in monogastric animals (roosters, minks or pigs) may be performed. Exercises on the calculation of energy and protein values in feedstuffs and compound feeds for monogastric animals.
Learning outcome:
Students should have a detailed understanding of the digestion and intermediary metabolism of energy and nutrients in monogastric animals, as well as the theoretical basis for energy and protein evaluation systems for monogastric animals (pigs, poultry, dogs). Students should be able to use this knowledge for evaluating feedstuffs and complete feeds used for different domestic animal productions, based on physiological, nutritive, quality-related and resource-related conditions.
Learning activities:
The course includes lectures, group work/exercises as well as calculations on feed evaluation and optimisation of diets for pigs and poultry.
Teaching support:
Lecture book: McDonalds, P., Edwards, R. A., Greenhalgh, J. F. D. - Morgan, C. A., Sinclair, R.G., Wikinson, R.G (2011). Animal Nutrition. Seventh Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall. The syllabus will further consist of lecture notes, as well as relevant articles from Norwegian and international literature.
KJM100, HFX201, HFE200, HFE202, HFX253.
Recommended prerequisites:
KJM110, KJB200.
Mandatory activity:
Exercises. The exercises will deal with calculation of digestibility/nutritive balance studies with monogastrics (roosters, mink or pigs), calculations on energy and protein value of compound feeds and feedstuffs for monogastrics, and optimising of diets for monogastrics.
Written examination 3 hrs.
Nominal workload:
300 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course includes 50 hours of lectures and 20 hours of group work.
The external examiner will be used actively in the planning of the course, the practical exercises and the examination questions. The external examiner will individually assess the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått