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Feeding Animals Short Course

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The Feeding Animals Short Course is a 20 hour self guided course that will help you understand the fundamentals of what is required for animal feeding and proper nutrition. Whether you own animals as pets, care for animals professionally or have farm animals, this course will guide you through the many different and important considerations for effective animal nutrition.

Some feed types which are suitable for feeding one animal species, may be totally inappropriate for a different animal. Learning about feed composition and animal nutrition requirements is fundamental in any aspect of animal care.

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
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2 THE COMPOSITION OF FEED
Feed analysis
Classification of feed stuffs & animal protein sources
Protein
Carbohydrate
Fibre
Fats (lipids)
Vitamins
Minerals
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3 FORAGE

Composition of plant tissues as an animal food
Terms used to describe aspects of feed quality
Pasture / grass
Pasture hays
Silage
Root crops
Trees for fodder
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4 CONCENTRATES
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5 FEED ADDITIVES
Review what you have been learning

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
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 7 FEEDING SMALL COMPANION ANIMALS AND PETS
Dogs
Cats
Rodents
Rabbits
Ferrets
African pygmy hedgehog
Birds
Fish
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 8 FEEDING LIVESTOCK
Browsers, grazers, intermediate feeders
Pigs
Chickens
Cattle
Sheep
Goats
Deer
Alpacas
Llamas
Horses
Feeding routines and procedures
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 9 FEEDING WILDLIFE
Reptiles
Amphibians
Birds
Mammals
Pandas and their relatives
Marsupials
Lagomorphs and rodents
Wild carnivores
Ungulates
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 10 EATING AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS IN ANIMALS
Review what you have been learning
Final assessment

  

 

 Features:

  • 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'.
  • Automated 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.


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Feeding Animals Short Course Feeding Animals Short Course
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