COURSE CODE: ANN 503
COURSE TITLE: Ruminant Animal Nutrition
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. Ronke Yemisi Aderinboye
Office Location: Department of Animal Nutrition
The nature of ruminant stomach reviewed. Physiology, microbiology and biochemistry of
rumen. Utilization of roughages in ruminant feeding. Use of agro-industrial by-products
in ruminant feeding. The importance and methods of protein by-pass in ruminant feeding.
Non-protein nitrogen utilization, nutrient partition, nutritional disorders.
Practicals: methods of protecting protein. Ration mixing. Examination of a typical
ruminant’s stomach and compartments. Balance trials. Nutritional disorder. Agro-
industrial by-products used in ruminant animal feeding and their processing methods.