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Feeding Animals Short Course
Understand more about animal feeding and nutrition requirements with the 20 hour short course- Feeding Animals. This is a self guided short course that will help you understand the essentials of what is required to feed animals.
This course is designed to provide the reader with knowledge of animal function relating to diet. It will give a comprehensive guide to the composition of feed with a detailed exploration of types of feeds and how humans work to manage and improve feed supply and production for animal health or, as we see most often in the case of livestock, for financial gain.
The Feeding Animals Short Course covers 10 lessons including an
introduction to feeding animals and industry opportunities, the
composition of feed, forage, concentrates, feed additives, managing feed
production and supply, feeding small companion animals and pets,
feeding livestock, feeding wildlife and finally eating and nutritional
disorders in animals.
Lessons covered in this short course:
HOW TO WORK THROUGH THIS COURSE
LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION TO FEEDING ANIMALS AND INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES
- Eating and drinking anatomical adaptations
- Classification of animals – mode of feeding or feed types
- Mode of feeding classification
- Digestive systems – general and specialised
- Recent animal feed industry concerns
- Industry opportunities and employment
- Working in animal feed industries
LESSON 2 THE COMPOSITION OF FEED
- Feed analysis
- Classification of feed stuffs & animal protein sources
- Fats (lipids)
LESSON 3 FORAGE
- Composition of plant tissues as an animal food
- Terms used to describe aspects of feed quality
- Pasture / grass
- Pasture hays
- Root crops
- Trees for fodder
LESSON 4 CONCENTRATES
LESSON 5 FEED ADDITIVES
LESSON 6 MANAGING FEED PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY
- Hay and silage production
- Grassland management – promoting the health of the pasture
- Grassland management – promoting the nutritional intake of animals
- Pasture management principles
- Hydroponic fodder production
- Managing feed supply
LESSON 7 FEEDING SMALL COMPANION ANIMALS AND PETS
- African pygmy hedgehog
LESSON 8 FEEDING LIVESTOCK
- Browsers, grazers, intermediate feeders
- Feeding routines and procedures
LESSON 9 FEEDING WILDLIFE
- Pandas and their relatives
- Lagomorphs and rodents
- Wild carnivores
LESSON 10 EATING AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS IN ANIMALS
- Review what you have been learning
- Final assessment
- Enrol any time of day or night.
- Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
- Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
- Work through at your own pace.
- Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'.
self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt
these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you
can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
- At the end of the whole course, you
are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted
online, anywhere, anytime.
- If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.
Who is this course for?
You will learn the main composition of different types of food for
each breed, the types of additives and nutrition for pets, wildlife and
livestock. This course is designed to attend the great demand in farming
animals and animal nutrition.
It is a great foundation course for anyone in animal industry that is looking for professional development.
Example Pages from the Study Guide
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Feeding Animals Short Course