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

AVS 456 - Animal Nutrition Laboratory


Animal nutrition is one of the areas in animal sciences with the highest job opportunities.  A solid background in applied animal nutrition is key for competitiveness within the animal industry considering that most of the costs of raising an animal come from feeding.  In this course students will have the opportunity to experience how to sample and process feeds, measure key nutrients, dissect and compare gastrointestinal tract structures across different species, measure feed utilization using animals, simulate digestion processes in the lab, and assess the safety and economic viability of conserved feeds. AVS 456 and AVS 556 cannot both be taken for credit.

Corequisites: AVS 455

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 1