IGP Institute - Training

Offering Title: Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition September 2017 ($495)

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Distance Course   - $495  

Start Date -9/25/2017   End Date -10/20/2017 [Course Duration:26 day(s)]
Registration Deadline -8/25/2017  

Course Description: This course focuses on the elementary principles of comparative nutrition of farm animals. Topics include gastrointestinal tract anatomy, nutrient digestion, absorption, and metabolism, and an overview of nutrients required for animal growth and development.
Registration closes on August 25, 2017.
Target Audience: Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition is designed for industry professionals interested in a fundamental understanding of animal digestive anatomy and nutrient utilization. This is an introductory level course not specific to species or ingredients, but providing a baseline understanding of animal nutrition principles.
Suggested Supplemental Book: Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding, Fifth Edition
Course Outcomes:
  • Describe why animal nutrition is important.
  • Summarize the six major nutrients.
  • Compare and contrast the structure and function of ruminant and monogastric animal digestive tracts.
  • Describe factors that affect the digestion and absorption of nutrients identify where energy is lost during the digestion process.
  • Recognize the differences between gross, digestible, metabolizable, and net energy.
  • Compare and contrast carbohydrate, protein, and lipid digestion and absorption in monogastric and ruminant animals.
  • Explain the function, deficiencies, and toxicities associated with various vitamins and minerals.
Registration Information: Registration closes on Friday, August 25, 2017. For information about canceling a registration contact Brandi Miller at bmmiller@ksu.edu or call 785.532.4053.