Course syllabus A15-0219-I - Nutrition and Feeding of Livestock (FAaFR - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0219-I
Course unit title: Nutrition and Feeding of Livestock
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Semester: Applied Biology - master (elective), 1. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – two written exams 20 points each (40 points), and end-of-term examination – written exam (60 points). Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points. A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student is able to calculate of feed rations and feedmixtures and to analyse the nutrition for individual kinds and categories of animals with the aid of software tools. After completion of the subject the student understands the issues of nutrition and feeding of ruminants and non-ruminants, is able to analyse and optimize compound feed for non-ruminants and ruminants.
Course contents:
The importance of forage and cereals for individual kinds and categories of animals will be emphasized. Influences of incorrect feeding will be displayed. Food quality will be evaluated, economical utilization of foods will be pointed out. Feeding plans for young cattle, cows, non-dairy cows and bulls for breeding purposes will be discussed, along with diets for sheep, goats, horses, pigs and poultry. Composition plans for diets will be set up. The requirements for cereals for individual categories of ruminants and non-ruminants will be specified. Requirements for feedmixtures will be formulated, along with mineral doses. Optimization of feedmixtures will be obtained with the help of software tools.
Recommended or required reading:
Horniaková, E. et al.: Kŕmenie neprežúvavcov, VES: SPU v Nitre, 2008, 170 s.
Kŕmenie prežúvavcov, Bíro, Pajtáš, Šimko, Juráček, 2010.
Pajtáš a kol. 2009. Výživa a kŕmenie zvierat. terminologický náučný slovník, VES: SPU v Nitre, 150 s.
Petrikovič, P. - Sommer, A.: Potreba živín pre hovädzí dobytok, VÚŽV : Nitra, 2002, 62 s.
Petrikovič, P. a kol.: Výživná hodnota krmív, I. časť, 2000.
Sommer, A. a kol.: Potreba živín a výživná hodnota krmív pre hovädzí dobytok, ovce a kozy. VÚŽV : Nitra, 1994, 113 s.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Branislav Gálik, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Miroslav Juráček, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Rolinec, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Milan Šimko, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 17. 10. 2018
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Milan Šimko, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/17/2018.

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