Applied Animal Nutrition and Reproductive Management
Digestive physiology and metabolism of end products of digestion. Factors regulating feed intake. Feed evaluation. Feeding standards and their applications. Feed formulation: manual and computerised procedures. Legislative framework for feed manufacture. Basic Principles of quantitative genetics. Selection methods and genetic responses. Concepts of correlated selection response, heterosis and crossbreeding system. Breeding schemes to match consumer demand for safer foods. Factors affecting reproduction of farm animals. Reproductive indices. Plans for efficient reproductive management of farm animals.