Feeding Animals (SGA2)

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The Feeding Animals Short Course is a 20 hour self guided course that will help you understand the fundamentals of what is required for animal feeding and proper nutrition. Whether you own animals as pets, care for animals professionally or have farm animals, this course will guide you through the many different and important considerations for effective animal nutrition.

Some feed types which are suitable for feeding one animal species, may be totally inappropriate for a different animal. Learning about feed composition and animal nutrition requirements is fundamental in any aspect of animal care.

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.

 

Course Lessons

LESSON 1 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

LESSON 2 THE COMPOSITION OF FEED

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

LESSON 3 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

LESSON 4 CONCENTRATES

LESSON 5 FEED ADDITIVES

LESSON 6 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

LESSON 7 FEEDING SMALL COMPANION ANIMALS AND PETS

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

LESSON 8 FEEDING LIVESTOCK

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

LESSON 9 FEEDING WILDLIFE

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

LESSON 10 EATING AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS IN ANIMALS

  • Review what you have been learning
  • Final assessment

 

How do our courses work?

•    You can enrol any time of day or night
•    Start studying immediately or later (as you wish)
•    Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish
•    Work through at your own pace- there are no deadlines for this course
•    Complete the course in as little as 20 hours
•    Help desk -email anytime- emails answered every workday [email protected]
•    Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results
•    At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime
•    If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam, you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

Who is this course for?

You will learn the main composition of different types of food for each breed, the types of additives and nutrition for pets, wildlife and livestock. This course is designed to attend the great demand in farming animals and animal nutrition.

It is a great foundation course for anyone in animal industry that is looking for professional development.

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