Applied nutrition and rationing (ruminants) VETSCI5030

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will facilitate students to hone their skills in ruminant rationing systems and tools.


5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Set exercise 1500 words approx. (100%)

Course Aims

The course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge and background to rationing systems and farm-level tools for monitoring rations for ruminant animals.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe and evaluate the different rationing systems and tools used in ruminant feeding programmes and how they can be used for monitoring the effects of rationing decisions on-farm;

■ Determine suitable feed rations for ruminants according to physiological status;

■ Critically discuss the implications of nutrition on feed efficiency, product quality and the environment.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.