ANSC 4280

ANSC 4280

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Throughout their evolution, members of the Suidae family have adopted omnivorous feeding strategies of great elasticity. They share similar gastrointestinal physiological traits with the Equidae family members, which have remained strict obligate herbivores. Learning nutrition of the domestic horse and pig under the same umbrella offers a way to exploit their differences and similarities and understand the underlying factors that dictate their nutrient and feed requirements. The course covers the following topics using a comparative approach between the two species: gastrointestinal anatomy and digestive processes, feed ingredients and composition, feeding behavior and management, and diet-induced metabolic disorders. Learning activities include discussions, weekly journaling, monthly short research papers, gastrointestinal tract dissections, diet evaluation and formulation, field trips, and hands-on feeding trial(s).

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOAP 1100, ANSC 2120, and ANSC 2650.

  • Recommend best feeding practices to maintain health and wellbeing of horses and pigs.
  • Formulate a simple diet for a pig at a given stage of life cycle.
  • Formulate a simple diet for a horse at a given stage of life cycle.
  • Evaluate the nutritional adequacy of a given equine and swine diet.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ANSC 4280ANSC 6280

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  2287 ANSC 4280   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: ANSC 2120 or permission of instructor.

  •  2288 ANSC 4280   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANSC 4280ANSC 6280

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19381 ANSC 4280   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person