ODP 012 Poultry Nutrition And Feeding

MUTAYOBA, S.K. (2010) ODP 012 Poultry Nutrition And Feeding. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

The number of poultry kept in Tanzania is about 47 million which include chickens (exotic and local) and other poultry species. In raising poultry and other monogastric animals, feed has been shown to be the most expensive accounting for about 65 – 70% of the total cost. In addition to this the basic feed ingredients for poultry are cereals and their-by products which are the major staple food for human beings. This brings about direct competition between human beings and poultry for the available feed materials. Because of this the feed costs becomes extremely high, therefore care needs to be taken to ensure that birds are properly kept.fed This can only be achieved by knowing what is required and how it can be supplied to the birds. Therefore main objective of this unit is to provide the basic knowledge and skills which will enable the student to understand and practice proper feeding of poultry. With proper feeding one is assured of healthy birds which in most cases produce optimally. This unit will cover the aspects of nutrients, their functions and their sources and how best they can be utilized. Such knowledge enables one to formulate balanced diets. However, in animal production nutrient deficiencies are a common feature therefore the common deficiency symptoms will also be described. UNIT OBJECTIVES At completion of the unit you are expected to have gained the knowledge on nutrients required by poultry and where to obtain them. Specifically you are expected to have knowledge on the following (i) Definition of feed nutrients: their sources, classification and major functions of each nutrient; (ii) The deficiency symptoms of each nutrient in poultry; (iii) Calculation of nutrient requirements in poultry; (iv) You are also expected to know digestibility and feed conversion ratio; (v) Feed intake and factors influencing feed intake.

Item Type: Teaching Resource
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 09:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/300

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