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AGSC 206 - Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

(3 units)
Basic principles of nutrition including maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation. Composition of feedstuffs and role of nutrients in the animals body.

Prerequisite(s): AGSC 100 ; CHEM 121A  and CHEM 121L  or CHEM 201 ; CHEM 122A  and CHEM 122L  or CHEM 202 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to explain the relationships among organs, tissues, cells, hormones, and enzymes with respect to the physiological processes of nutrient digestion and metabolism.
2. Students will be able to explain the chemical nature and functions of various nutrients (water, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, and vitamins) and how they are digested and utilized in different animals.
3. Students will be able to explain the mechanisms of eating, digestion, absorption, metabolism, and excretion of nutrients and the factors that affect these processes.
4. Students will be able to explain current methods of measuring the chemical composition and biological value of feed ingredients.
5. Students will be able to explain quantitative approaches to calculate nutritional requirements.
6. Students will be able to recognize similarities and differences in the nutritional physiology of various species.


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