Animal Nutrition and Feed Safety MSc (updated: 14-01-2016)

The knowledge of principles and practices of animal nutrition is a key element of profitable animal production. The Animal nutrition and feed safety MSc program is the right choice for those who is going to work in any field of animal production (farms, feed mills, authorities, etc.). In this program, we will consider all aspects of nutrition for domestic animals, from fundamentals of nutrition through feeds and feeding. The principles apply to all ruminant and monogastric species, but will be applied especially to swine, dairy and beef cattle, poultry, fish, companion animals and horses. Feeds most commonly used worldwide will be emphasized, but we will also consider country or region specialties. There will be an exposure to computerized ration balancing techniques, and compound feed production technology. Students will learn the basics of farm management and economics. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the research work conducted at the Department of Animal Nutrition.

The aim of this study program is to train skilled professionals well equipped to tackle the problems of animal nutrition, feed production, feed and food safety and are able to perform planning, research and innovation duties. Graduated students will be able to fulfill the requirements of PhD admission.

Areas of the Study Program: precision nutrition, molecular nutrition, nutritional immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, research design and statistical methodology, nutritional and production physiology, cropping systems, grassland management, compound feed technology, grain and feed preservation and evaluation, advanced animal nutrition (ruminants and monogastric animals, companion animal nutrition, fish nutrition), feed analyses, feed toxicology, nutritional and metabolic diseases, feed quality control, feed safety, quality management, farm management, farm economics, business management, natural resource management, biometry, communication.

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