The Ruminant Nutrition course will outline the fundamental physiological and microbiological principles underpinning ruminant nutrition.
It will look at animal nutrition experiments, ruminant ration formulation and evaluation, nutrient digestion and metabolism, microbial populations and ecology, and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids to modify meat and milk characteristics. The course will also look at research into reducing environmental impacts from ruminants through their nutrition.
On successful completion of this course. participants should be able to:
• Evaluate the scientific methods used in nutrition research.
• Discuss the ecology of the rumen and the methods used to modify it.
• Evaluate the methods used to modify the characteristics of meat and milk.
• Discuss the digestion and metabolism of nutrients in ruminants.
Course Provider: Aberystwyth University
Course Date: This course commences each September
Course Delivery: Distance Learning – 14-week online course
Course Fee: POA