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AGV 145 - Animal Nutrition

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Animal Nutrition provides instruction regarding essential nutrients and the role of each in an animal’s metabolism. Topics include basic clinical and therapeutic nutrition, pet food analysis, nutritional deficiencies, and toxins. Emphasis is on dogs and cats with an introduction to large animal nutrition, feeds and feeding.
Prerequisite: AGV 164 , AGV 172 , AGV 266  
Competencies
  1. Appraise all key nutrients
    1. Understand 6 nutrient classes
    2. Identify the 3 classes that provide energy
    3. Define each nutrient’s function(s)
    4. Explain the function of water as a nutrient
  2. Evaluate carbohydrates role in nutrition
    1. Identify different classes of carbohydrates
    2. Differentiate those that produce energy for different species
    3. Outline classification of carbohydrates based on number of sugar molecules
  3. Assess and define key fats
    1. List different classes of fats
    2. Explain fatty acid structure and bonding
  4. Compare and contrast key amino acids and proteins
    1. Categorize amino acids
    2. Understand a limiting amino acid
    3. Characterize essential amino acids for dogs and cats
    4. Summarize protein quality and biologic value
  5. Evaluate key vitamins and minerals
    1. DIfferentiate water soluble vitamins
    2. Differentiate fat soluble vitamins
    3. Classify vitamin-like substances
    4. Outline macrominerals
    5. Illustrate microminerals
  6. Compare and contrast animal digestion and absorption of nutrients by species
    1. Outline a simple digestive tract (dog, cats, pigs)
      1. List all the parts of the simple digestive tract
      2. Explain function of each part of the simple digestive tract
    2. Explain hormones involved in digestion
    3. Describe the function of hormones involved in digestion
  7. Differentiate Energy Balance
    1. Understand RER, BER, MER, DER, ME, kcal
    2. Explain energy expenditure
    3. Determine estimated energy requirements
  8. Interpret Pet Food Regulation in the USA and Pet Food Labels
    1. Outline the role of regulation in production and sales
    2. Examine required components of a pet food label
  9. Interpret Nutrient Content of Pet Foods
    1. Understand how nutrient information is obtained from product lables
    2. Coorelate the role of feeding trials
    3. Understand metabolizable energy (ME)
  10. Compare and contrast Food Additives and Pet Food Preservatives
    1.  Categorize the role of antioxidants
    2. DIstinguish synthetic versus naturally derived antioxidants
  11. Evaluate Body Scores utilizing Body Condition Scoring schemes
    1. Assess two primary body condition scoring scales used
    2. Understand what is normal, underweight, overweight and obese
  12. Compare and contrast the nutritional requirements of common domestic species
    1. Compare anatomic adaptations of common domestic species
    2. Classify physiologic adaptations of common domestic species
    3. Differentiate metabolic adaptations of common domestic species
  13. Categorieze nutritional support of convalescent domestic species
    1. Formulate guideline for nutritional support
    2. Break down nutritional assessment
    3. Classify routes of administration
    4. Understand importance of feeding orders
  14. Appraise the nutritional requirement of birds and small mammals
    1. Characterize role of nutritional deficiencies in birds and small mammals
    2. Compare diets and treats
    3. Contrast pelleted versus mixed diets
    4. Report key nutritional factors for birds and small mammals



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