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Animal Nutrition and Feed Science

 

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 33
Teach. hrs
3 Biochemistry - selected chapters (26142)
Nenad Jalšenjak
30
(30+0+0)
3 Biology of digestion and metabolism (26590)
Krešimir Salajpal
30
(28+2+0)
6 Feed science (144502)
Darko Grbeša
60
(24+30+6)
6 Ruminant nutrition (144503)
Darko Grbeša
60
(38+18+4)
3 Chemistry and quality control of feed (169447)
Luna Maslov Bandić
30
(28+0+2)
6 General animal nutrition (169448)
Jasna Pintar
60
(50+6+4)
6 Methods for evaluation of feed (157136)
Kristina Kljak
60
(30+28+2)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 26
Teach. hrs
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
6 Poultry and rabbit nutrition (144505)
Jasna Pintar
60
(30+18+12)
6 Swine nutrition (116758)
Jasna Pintar
60
(40+12+8)
6 Technology of Food Production (144506)
Tajana Krička
60
(44+12+4)
6 Horse and companion animals nutrition (133174)
Goran Kiš
60
(40+10+10)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14452)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Alternative poultry production (169415)
Dalibor Bedeković
30
(20+6+4)
6 Aquaculture nutrition (169450)
Daniel Matulić
60
(20+32+8)
6 Marketing in agriculture (132889)
Damir Kovačić
60
(41+0+19)
6 Food safety (169206)
Milna Tudor Kalit
60
(32+18+10)
3 Health aspects of animal nutrition (144507)
Antun Kostelić
30
(20+10+0)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Animal nutrition and feed science (144510) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Animal nutrition and feed science (144511) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14455)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Biometrics and planning of research in animal science (144441)
Miroslav Kapš
60
(30+30+0)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
3 Beef nutrition (144509)
Goran Kiš
30
(22+6+2)
6 Forage crops (26646)
Dubravko Maćešić
60
(26+28+6)
6 Management of SMEs in agribusiness (144068)
Josip Juračak
60
(24+20+16)
3 Writing and presentation of scientific work (144450)
Miroslav Kapš
30
(6+6+18)
3 Precision sheep and goats nutrition (144508)
Goran Kiš
30
(20+6+4)
6 Oilseed crops (144330)
Milan Pospišil
60
(40+10+10)
6 Management of domestic animals reproduction (144449)
Antun Kostelić
60
(40+20+0)
6 Cost management in agribusiness (87427)
Zoran Grgić
60
(30+16+14)
6 Introduction to SAS and R (144443)
Alen Džidić
60
(14+42+4)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Animal nutrition and feed science (169296) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 4 (14456)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Physiology of stress and adaptation (87434)
Krešimir Salajpal
30
(24+0+6)
6 Cynology (169221)
Tea Tomljanović
60
(24+22+14)
3 Voluminous forage conservation (144327)
Marina Vranić
30
(18+9+3)
6 Production of sheep and goat milk (144512)
Zvonimir Prpić
60
(40+14+6)
6 Grassland management (144325)
Krešimir Bošnjak
60
(37+15+8)
6 Cereals - starch bearing grain crops (144322)
Zlatko Svečnjak
60
(44+12+4)

Objective

The first objective is to make students understand the nutritional value of animal feed and nutritional needs of animals through understanding of chemistry, digestion and metabolism of nutrients.

The second objective is to enable students to learn to assess nutritional value of different feed for each type and category of animals as well as to assess their nutrient requirements by application of the main nutritional systems in the EU.

The third objective is to acquire knowledge and skills in applied nutrition necessary to independently assemble safe for humans, market-competitive, technologically feasible, environmentally friendly and acceptable (in terms of animal welfare) ration/mixture for main types and categories of animals according to their productivity and nutritional value of available feed.

After completion of the study programme, students are primarily qualified to independently formulate animal feed, manage production and technological processes at animal feed factories and pet food industries as well as to manage family farms and integrated national or international feed production and trade. Furthermore, students are qualified for starting self-employment, for jobs in secondary and higher education institutions, research institutes, or for further education at the postgraduate study level in the field of biotechnology. Moreover, students are trained to perform complex tasks and counselling in extension services and animal feed analysis laboratories, to work in state administration associated with animal feed safety or in production planning and animal feed consumption at local community or the EU level.

Learning outcomes

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1st semester
Biochemistry - selected chapters + + + + +                  
Biology of digestion and metabolism +   +   + +           +    
Feed science   + +         + +          
Ruminant nutrition + + + +   +     +          
Chemistry and quality control of feed   +   +         +       +  
Methods for evaluation of feed   + + +     + +            
General animal nutrition + + + +   +   + +     +   +
2nd semester
Master thesis – Seminar         +   +         + + +
Horse and companion animals nutrition + + + + +   + + + + +   + +
Poultry and rabbit nutrition   + + + +     + + + + + + +
Swine nutrition   + + + +     + + + + + + +
Technology of Food Production + + + +   + + + +   + + + +
3rd semester
Traineeship - Animal nutrition and feed science                     + + + +
Professional project - Animal nutrition and feed science                 + +   + + +
4th semester
Master thesis - Animal nutrition and feed science + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  1. Enumerate and differentiate the biological role of nutrients
  2. Recognize the features in nutrient content between feeds and differences between animals in the nutrient requirements
  3. Identify undesirable and harmful substances in feeds and their effects on animals, factors changing nutritional value of feed and animal needs, chemical and physical principles in the analysis and in the use of nutrients
  4. Explain the relationshipof chemical composition of feed with its nutrient value and the relationship of chemical composition of animals and their products with the animal needs
  5. Describe the process of food digestion and metabolism of nutrients in evaluation of feed and animalneeds and to explain the impact of nutrition on animalwelfare (health)
  6. Distinguish needs of ruminants, poultry, pigs, horses, pets and fish
  7. Distinguish and quantify the chemical and physical factors of feed, processing and treatment that determine the energy and protein value of feed,animal and feed factors that determine health and hygienic value of animal products
  8. Estimate nutritional value of feed and nutritional requirements of animals in preparation of rations and independently assemble the ration for each type and category of domestic animals according to their weight, productivity, physiological state and keeping conditions
  9. Devise rations/mixtures with optimal effects for production, cost, environmental impact, animal and human health
  10. Calculate daily and annual food requirements using the nutrient balance from the farm to the state level
  11. Assess the impact of daily nutrition on the level and profitability of animal productivity, animal and human health and the environment
  12. Demonstrate the ability of independent and team work and presentational skills in education of students and farmers, marketing and sales of feed
  13. Followall moral values ​​and good practice (HCCP) in making mixtures/meals to protect human and animal health, and correct relations with customers and recipients of knowledge
  14. Develop ability of independent and lifelong learning from the informal farm / factory level to formal and non-formal vocational training in the country and abroad