Advanced Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism (ANSC 815.3)

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ANSC 815 01 September 2016


Covers the impact that nutrition has on ruminant metabolism in order to maintain optimal production throughout the animal's life. The main emphasis is on dairy and beef cattle. The role of nutrition in the metabolism of the fetus, the calf from birth to puberty, and of the pregnant and the lactating cow is covered. Advances in feed and animal biotechnology that may improve the efficiency of production and have an impact on metabolism are discussed. Students will be assigned to a local dairy farm, cow-calf operation, or feedlot so that they can apply the knowledge gained in this course to a practical situation. Some tours will be given.

Permission of instructor required.


Offered in alternate years.

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