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Feeding Animals

Course CodeSGA2
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

20 hour Short Courses from ACS Distance Education

Understand more about animal feeding and nutrition requirements with this 20 hour short course.  Learn about the essentials of what is required to feed animals.  The Short Course gives a comprehensive guide to the composition of animal feed and looks at different types of feed and how this is used to promote animal health. Lessons are included on both domestic and farming elements.


Lessons covered in this short course:


LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION TO FEEDING ANIMALS AND INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Eating and drinking anatomical adaptations
Classification of animals – mode of feeding or feed types
Mode of feeding classification
Digestive systems – general and specialised
Recent animal feed industry concerns
Industry opportunities and employment
Working in animal feed industries
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2 THE COMPOSITION OF FEED
Feed analysis
Classification of feed stuffs & animal protein sources
Protein
Carbohydrate
Fibre
Fats (lipids)
Vitamins
Minerals
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 3 FORAGE

Composition of plant tissues as an animal food
Terms used to describe aspects of feed quality
Pasture / grass
Pasture hays
Silage
Root crops
Trees for fodder
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 4 CONCENTRATES
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5 FEED ADDITIVES
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6 MANAGING FEED PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY
Hay and silage production
Grassland management – promoting the health of the pasture
Grassland management – promoting the nutritional intake of animals
Pasture management principles
Hydroponic fodder production
Managing feed supply
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 7 FEEDING SMALL COMPANION ANIMALS AND PETS
Dogs
Cats
Rodents
Rabbits
Ferrets
African pygmy hedgehog
Birds
Fish
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 8 FEEDING LIVESTOCK
Browsers, grazers, intermediate feeders
Pigs
Chickens
Cattle
Sheep
Goats
Deer
Alpacas
Llamas
Horses
Feeding routines and procedures
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 9 FEEDING WILDLIFE
Reptiles
Amphibians
Birds
Mammals
Pandas and their relatives
Marsupials
Lagomorphs and rodents
Wild carnivores
Ungulates
Review what you have been learning


LESSON 10 EATING AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS IN ANIMALS
Review what you have been learning

Final assessment

 

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:

Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.





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