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Active as of Summer Session 2021

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ANSI 2100

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 2

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of animal nutrition and how nutrition impacts animal well-being and performance. Topics covered include: classification and role of major nutrient classes and their functions in the body, nutrient requirements and energy utilization, clinical signs of deficiency, gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology and differences in digestive mechanisms in monogastric vs ruminant animals, identification and characterization of common feedstuffs, methods of feed processing, chemical analysis, and formulating and choosing diets for domestic animals. Specific feeding recommendations for dogs, cats, sheep, goats, swine, beef and dairy cattle and horses will be described.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ANSI 2100 - Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

ANSI 1100 Introduction to Animal Science and High School Chemistry or CHEM 1414 recommended

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ANSI 2100 - Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

There are no corequisites for this course.