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This course introduces the fundamental principles of animal nutrition and gives the students most needed information concerning the composition of feedstuffs. Main nutrients, feed components, and naming vocabulary will be discussed throughout the semester. This includes carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, water, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, basics of feeds additives and control of feed intake will be covered. The course will also include basics of digestion and metabolism in farm animals and all differences present. Finally, methods of feed evaluation using digestibility coefficients, protein value, energy value, and systems of expressing the energy value of feeds will be discussed.
2013-till now
Introduction about farm animals, breeds of ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) and poultry, products of farm animals, basic concepts in animal breeding, physiology of digestion and reproduction, importance of nutrients, husbandry of farm animals, livestock sector in Jordan.
2013-till now
The course will introduce the students to feed classification: cereal grains, by-products, protein feeds, grasses, legumes. It also deals with balancing rations and feeding of sheep, goats and dairy cattle.
2013-till now
students are provided an opportunity to review literature on a selected topic in animal science.thet are trained to abstract the findings of literature review and submit them in written and oral reports. They are also provided with training and experience in giving scientific presentations and developing professional skills in the area of public speaking.
2013-till now
Advanced concepts in ruminant nutrition for the professional agricultural practicing; protein, energy, vitamins and minerals nutrition in relation to the nutritional needs and practical feeding of dairy cattle, sheep and goats; new developments in feeding systems; feed additives and the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders.
2013- till now
This course expands on the nutrition principles outlined in dairy production. Students complete an in-depth study of dairy nutrition and factors collaborate in dairy feeding including growth & body condition score (BCS), reproduction, and environment will be discussed. Students will learn to develop a practical and economical rations and feeding programs for heifer, dry and milking cows. A look over the NRC (2001) for dairy cattle will be carried and mastered. Metabolic disorders associated with nutrition will be discussed and feed additives included in dairy rations will also be outlined.