Objective: Pre- and early postnatal nutrition strategies in monogastric animals

Duration: 3 days

Indicative content:

  1. Nutrient and energy requirements of gestating and lactating sows
  2. Nutrient, energy and immunological requirements of the suckling and weaned pig
  3. Practical creep feeding and post-weaning nutritional programmes for pigs
  4. In ovo application of bioactive substances in poultry
  5. Pre- and probiotic and bioactive supplementation to young pigs and poultry
  6. Good practice for nutritional experiments with pigs and poultry
  7. Animal welfare considerations

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:

  1. Determine the nutritional requirements of sows, young pigs and poultry (broilers laying
    hens)
  2. Describe practical feeding programmes for sows, young pigs and poultry
  3. Describe practical feeding programmes for sows, young pigs and poultry
  4. Identify a range of feed and forage sources for monogastrics
  5. Describe the purpose of pre- and probiotic and bioactive supplementation to young pigs
    and poultry
  6. Plan a nutrition experiment in pigs and poultry
  7. Identify animal welfare challenges when conducting nutrition experiments with pigs and
    poultry
  8. Describe the purpose and reasons for a successful feed additive company

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