In the veterinary profession the role of nutrition in health is often overlooked. This subject will examine the relationship between animal nutrition, production and health for a range of animals commonly seen in veterinary practice. Applied ruminant nutrition is further developed, with the review and analysis of production systems, rations and veterinary management of major nutritional disorders. The nutritional requirements of companion animal species, performance animals and animals of intensive production are also investigated, including discussion of nutritional deficiencies, imbalances, therapeutics and potential toxicities that may occur in these species. Feed contaminants including potentially toxic plants, plant secondary metabolites, mycotoxins and other environmental contaminants are investigated in this subject.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
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Students are assumed to have prior knowledge of biochemistry, animal physiology and general animal nutrition.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.