SyllabusSpring2008 - 1ANS 6905 - Ruminant Nutrition...

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1 ANS 6905 - Ruminant Nutrition (Section 6619) Spring 2008 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; Period 5; 11:45 to 12:35 Room 201 Building 499 ______________________________________________________________________ Instructor: Dr. William F. Brown Animal Sciences Department Building 459; Room 210-E; PO Box 110910 Telephone: (352) 392-2455 E-mail: wfbrown@ufl.edu Office Hours: Open door policy. Call or e-mail if you would like to set an appointment. Prerequisites: ANS 5446: Animal Nutrition, or equivalent Course Format: Four one-period lectures per week. Each lecture is provided in voice-over PowerPoint. It is suggested that course participants review the voice-over PowerPoint lecture material before class. Course participants will review and lead discussion of scientific articles related to daily lecture topics. Website: http://www.animal.ufl.edu/ans6932/ Enter your GatorLink username and password. Course Objectives: To provide a fundamental understanding of the anatomy, growth and development of the ruminant digestive tract. To discuss and understand the symbiotic nature of the ruminant animal and its microbes on ruminal fermentation and digestion. To describe important ruminal and metabolic nutrition-related disorders. To understand the use of current National Research Council (NRC) publications in calculating nutrient requirements.
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Needed Computer Hardware and Software: Computer with a sound card Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer Microsoft Word Adobe Acrobat – free from http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ Quicktime Video Player – free from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/win.html Textbook: No required textbook; however the following are suggested resources: o The Ruminant Animal – Digestive Physiology and Nutrition . 1988. D.C. Church (Ed.), Pretice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. o Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant – 2 nd Edition . 1994. P.J. Van Soest, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. o Rumen Microbiology and Its Role in Ruminant Nutrition . 2002. J.B. Russell. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. o Quantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism – 2 nd Edition . 2005. J. Dijkstra, J.M. Forbes and J. France (Ed.). CABI Publishing. Oxfordshire, UK and Cambridge, MA. o Protein Nutrition in Ruminants. 1982. E.R. Orskov. Academic Press. London, New York. o Ruminant Nitrogen Usage. 1985. Subcommittee on Nitrogen Usage in Ruminants. National Research Council. National Academy Press. Washington, DC. o Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle – 7 th Edition. 1996. Subcommittee on Beef Cattle Nutrition. National Research Council. National Academy Press.
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