This module is made three main units: Ruminant nutrition, non-ruminant nutrition and animal feeding technology respectively. The total length of the module is 200 hours which make 20 credits; 5 credits for unit one; 5credits for unit two and 10 credits for unit three. The module will focus on:

 

1.   Ruminant nutrition through identification of Nutrients and their functions, Nutrient required by   ruminants,   physiological   process   of   ruminants   Digestive   system,   and   Nutrients metabolism pathways.

2. Non-Ruminant nutrition basically focusing on Nutrients and their functions, Nutrients requirements for non-ruminants, non-ruminants digestive physiology and metabolism of various nutrients.

 

3. Animal feeding technology basically the identification of proteins and amino acids carbohydrates, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins sources in animal feeding, Conservation of feed ingredients, determination of ingredients incorporation rates during formulation, feeds concentrates preparation and conservation and proper distribution of animal feeds and water.

 

The aim of this module is help the trainees to calculate, prepare and distribute animal feeds. By the end of this module, the trainees should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understand how to:

 

F Determine animal’s nutrients requirements and needs

 

F Identify animal’s feed ingredients;

 

F Prepare animal’s feeds ratios;


F Perform feeds concentrates preparation and conservation;

 

F Distribute feeds and water to animals;

 

Indicative contents

 

1.   Ruminant nutrition. The main points to be focused on will be:

 

F Nutrients and functions

F Nutrient requirements

F Digestive physiology of ruminants

F Nutrients metabolism

 

2.   Non-Ruminant nutrition. The main points to be focused on will be:

 

F Nutrients and functions

F Nutrient requirements

F Digestive physiology of ruminants

F Nutrients metabolism

 

3.   Animal feeding technology. The main points to be focused on will be:

 

F Identify proteins and amino acids sources

F Identify carbohydrates and fatty acids sources

F Identify minerals and vitamins sources

F Conserve feed ingredients

F Determine ingredients incorporation rates

F Perform feeds concentrates preparation and conservation

F Distribute animal feeds and water



The course consists of one module Non-Ruminant Farming. It consist three units; Poultry, Pig and rabbit Farming. The material in this course is based on practical approach to what is routinely practice on Poultry, Rabbit and Pig farms. The course has been developed to suit students of veterinary Technology, small and large scale Poultry, Rabbit and Pig Farmers. In order to learn more about this course other source of information like library, Field Visit and Internet are expected. This will go along enriching knowledge and developing skills in Non-Ruminant Farming. Evaluation will be done through continuous assessment test, assignment and final examination