Course syllabus A15-0213-I - Feeding of Ruminants (FAaFR - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0213-I
Course unit title: Feeding of Ruminants
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: Animal Nutrition and Feedstuffs - master (required), 2. semester
Management of Animal Production - master (required), 2. semester
Special Breeding Industries - master (required), 2. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – two seminar works 20 points each (40 points), and end-of-term examination – oral 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 for individual species and categories of ruminants, predict intake of dry mater. After completion of the subject the student understands the issues of nutrition of ruminants, is able to analyze and optimize feed rations.

Course contents:
Composition diet feeding for ruminants. The nutrient requirements for dairy cows, fattening cattle, sheep and goats. The feed intake capacity in ruminants. Complete - diet feeding of dairy cows. Manipulation of rumen fermentation. Influence of ruminant nutrition on milk quality and reproduction in the dairy cows.
Recommended or required reading:
Givens, D.I. et al. Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition, 2000, 496 p.
Haresing, W.: Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition. 1981, 367 p.
Kŕmenie prežúvavcov, Bíro, Pajtáš, Šimko, Juráček 2010.
Pajtáš a kol. 2009. Výživa a kŕmenie zvierat. terminologický náučný slovník, VES: SPU v Nitre, 150 s.
Sommer, A. a kol.: Potreba živín a výživná hodnota krmív pre hovädzí dobytok, ovce a kozy. VÚŽV : Nitra, 1994, 113 s. Petrikovič, P. - Sommer, A.: Potreba živín pre hovädzí dobytok, VÚŽV : Nitra, 2002, 62 s.
Výživná hodnota krmív, Petrikovič a kol., I. časť, 2000.
Výživná hodnota krmív, Petrikovič a kol., II. časť, 2000.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 333

60,1 %22,8 %10,8 %4,5 %1,5 %0,3 %
Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Miroslav Juráček, PhD. (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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