Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

AGR1250 ANIMAL NUTRITION COURSE PROCEDURE


AGR1250 ANIMAL NUTRITION

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman and sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

AGR1250 - Animal Nutrition (3 hrs.)

The purpose of Animal Nutrition is to familiarize students with the principles of nutrition as they pertain to farm animals and the life process. This is a basic course giving an overview of animal nutrition, nutrient requirements, and balances for farm animals.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of Animal Nutrition is to familiarize students with the principles of nutrition as they pertain to farm animals and the life process. An introduction of nutrient digestion, absorption and metabolism; Physiological aspects of digestion and absorption; nutrient content of livestock feeds and methods of analysis; methods of determining nutrient value of feeds; nutrient requirements of different animals; and the application of current concepts in nutrition to formulation of rations and feeding program. This is a basic course giving an overview of animal nutrition and nutrient requirements and balances for farm animals.

Learner Outcomes:

The leaner outcomes of Animal Nutrition are to help the student develop a basic understanding of basic animal nutrition, livestock digestive systems, nutritive requirements, feed utilization and maintenance, growth and reproduction and lactation. Diseases associated with nutrition, specific nutrient requirements for swine, beef, poultry, horses, sheep, and pets will be reviewed. Students will evaluate rations for farm livestock considering requirements and economy.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Introduction to Animal Nutrition

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define, identify, and describe the basic components of the digestive systems and processes, nutrient classifications, and the importance of the nutrients to the various livestock

  • Identify the basic digestive anatomy and processes of various livestock
  • Identify different nutrient classifications
  • Identify the basic requirements and deficiencies of each nutrient classification

UNIT 2: Feeds for Livestock

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define, identify, and describe the various feedstuff, identify their importance to livestock, the reasons for feed additives, processing, and how they all combine together to create a diet.

  • Identify high energy sources of feeds
  • Identify protein source feeds
  • Identify various roughages and problems associated with feeding to certain livestock classifications
  • Identify mineral and vitamin Sources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various feed additives and the reasons for using them
  • Identify general feed laws and labeling instructions
  • Identify various feed processes and identify the common feeds and livestock that utilizes those processes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic ration formulization

UNIT 3: Livestock Species

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define, identify, and describe the basics to developing a diet for swine, poultry, dairy cattle, and beef cattle.

  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the swine species
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the poultry species
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the dairy cattle species
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the beef cattle species
  • Identify key nutritional components important to the various species
  • Identify areas to focus on when creating diets for the various species

UNIT 4: Feeding Other Domesticated Species

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define, identify, and describe the basics to developing a diet for horses, sheep, goats, and other various species.

  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the horse
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the sheep
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for the goats
  • Demonstrate the basics to creating a diet for other zoological and companion species
  • Identify key nutritional components important to the rabbits

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.