HFX202 Ruminant Physiology/Nutrition and Feed Evaluation
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Course responsible: Egil Prestløkken
Teachers: Elin Follaug Johnsen, Dag-Kristoffer Forberg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Last time: 2019H
The course can be divided into 5 sub-topics, which are presented in the following order: digestion, absorption, intermediate metabolism of the absorbed substrates, productions (growth and lactation) and feed evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on the relation between the different sub-topics.
Main aims: To acquire knowledge about ruminant physiology and nutrition necessary to understand 1) The relationship between the nutrients consumed and the animals" function, maintenance and production. 2) Principles for feed evaluation. Sub-goals. After completing the course, students are expected to explain: a) Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and selected minerals and vitamins. b) The intermediate metabolism of substrates absorbed from the digestive tract, inclusive lactation and growth. c) Systems for feed evaluation.
The course includes lectures, group work, exercises and individual work. Teaching in Norwegian!
Sjaastad, Ø.V., Hove, K. og Sand, O. (2010). Physiology of Domestic Animals. Second Edition. Scandinavian Veterinary Press, Oslo (804 p.), p. 534-618. McDonald et al. (2002). Animal Nutrition. Sixth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, UK, p. 245-312, and all about ruminants pages 313-463. I addition handouts and lectures.
HFX201 and HFE200.
KJM110, KJB200 og HFX210
Exercises and journal.
Participation in course exercises including an approved journal is needed before examination. The report from the experiments will account 30% and the written examination will account 70% of the final grade. Both journal and written examination must be evaluated to pass in order to pass the course. Scala A-F.
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Approximate distribution: Lectures: 30 h. Exercises/laboratory work: 30 h. Seminars/colloquium: 10 h.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F