Feed processing (ruminants) VETSCI5037
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Veterinary Medicine
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course will facilitate students to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of how and why feeds are processed for ruminants.
5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.
Written assignment (1500 words approx) 100%
The course will enable students to identify the main constraints to the safe and effective use of feeds for ruminants and describe physical, chemical and enzymatic processing methods to improve feeding values, as well as product safety and quality.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Describe and critically appraise the reasons for processing ruminant feedstuffs;
■ Explain and evaluate the different methods used for preservation and reduction of pathogens and toxins in ruminant feeds;
■ Explain and evaluate the different methods used to improve the digestibility or other feeding values of ruminant feeds;
■ Critically evaluate the effect of feed processing methods designed to improve the quality and/or safety of ruminant products
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.