Short Course on Feeding Animals

Understand more about animal feeding and nutrition requirements with the 20 hour short course- Feeding Animals. This is a self guided short course that will help you understand the essentials of what is required to feed animals.

This course is designed to provide the reader with knowledge of animal function relating to diet. It will give a comprehensive guide to the composition of feed with a detailed exploration of types of feeds and how humans work to manage and improve feed supply and production for animal health or, as we see most often in the case of livestock, for financial gain.

The Feeding Animals Short Course covers 10 lessons including an introduction to feeding animals and industry opportunities, the composition of feed, forage, concentrates, feed additives, managing feed production and supply, feeding small companion animals and pets, feeding livestock, feeding wildlife and finally eating and nutritional disorders in animals.

How does it work?

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion" with your name and completion date on it.

Course Outline

There are 10 Lessons in this course:

Introduction to Feeding Animals and Industry Opportunities

  • Eating and drinking anatomical adaptations
  • Classification of animals – mode of feeding or feed types
  • Mode of feeding classification
  • Digestive systems – general and specialised
  • Recent animal feed industry concerns
  • Industry opportunities and employment
  • Working in animal feed industries

The Composition of Feed

  • Feed analysis
  • Classification of feed stuffs & animal protein sources
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate
  • Fibre
  • Fats (lipids)
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

Forage

  • Composition of plant tissues as an animal food
  • Terms used to describe aspects of feed quality
  • Pasture / grass
  • Pasture hays
  • Silage
  • Root crops
  • Trees for fodder

Concentrates

Feed Additives

Managing Feed Production and Supply

  • Hay and silage production
  • Grassland management – promoting the health of the pasture
  • Grassland management – promoting the nutritional intake of animals
  • Pasture management principles
  • Hydroponic fodder production
  • Managing feed supply

Feeding Small Companion Animals and Pets

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rodents
  • Rabbits
  • Ferrets
  • African pygmy hedgehog
  • Birds
  • Fish

Feeding Livestock

  • Browsers, grazers, intermediate feeders
  • Pigs
  • Chickens
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Deer
  • Alpacas
  • Llamas
  • Horses
  • Feeding routines and procedures

Feeding Wildlife

  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Pandas and their relatives
  • Marsupials
  • Lagomorphs and rodents
  • Wild carnivores
  • Ungulates

Eating and Nutritional Disorders in Animals

  • Review what you have been learning
  • Final assessment

AUD:

$199.00

Understand more about animal feeding and nutrition requirements with the 20 hour short course- Feeding Animals. This is a self guided short course that will help you understand the essentials of what is required to feed animals. This course is designed to provide the reader with knowledge of animal function relating to diet. It will […]

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Duration 20 hours
Includes Lessons, Quizzes, Final Test, Certificate