Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

AVS 455 - Animal Nutrition


An increased efficiency of nutrient use is not only imperative for achieving profitability in the currently globalized livestock markets, but also for the sustainable use of natural resources and climate change mitigation. Considering that around 70% of the costs of raising animals is due to feeding and that global demand for animal products is increasing, understanding the basic foundations of animal nutrition is essential for professionals that work with livestock, poultry, companion animals, and wildlife. This course will cover the biochemistry of nutrient use, gastrointestinal physiology and metabolism, feedstuff nutritional analysis, mathematical modeling of nutrient requirements, and the life-cycle of feeding animals. AVS 444 and AVS 555 cannot both be taken for credit.

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; BMB 208 and BMB 210 or CHY 122 and CHY 124, and BIO 200 or BIO 208 or SMS 201

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3