14I2O05 - Animal nutrition

Course specification
Course titleAnimal nutrition
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. dr Dragan Šefer
  2. dr Radmila Marković
  3. dr Jelena Nedeljković-Trailović
  4. dr Branko Petrujkić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. dr Stamen Radulović
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalAcquiring knowledge's about feedstuffs, its classification, ways of production, processing and conservation, factors that affect feed spoilage, about feeding of certain species and categories of animals (cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, swine, poultry, rabbit, dogs, cats and fish) as well as in clinical nutrition–connection between nutrition and diseases and the ways of prevention and therapy.
    The outcomeThe student should understand the basics of nutrition, recognize feedstufs, their characteristics and importance, identify conditions favorable for feed spoilage and recognize spoiled feed, understands principles of nutrition of different species-categories of animals, be able to formulate rations, organize feeding and identify irregularities and problems, propose and formulate dietetic measures
    Contents of lecturesNutrients. Nutritive value of feed – evaluation. Feed, definition, classification, factors that affect quality. Spoilage and toxicity of feed. Requirements. Nutrition of cattle, sheep and goat, horses, swines, poultry, dogs and cats, rabbits, fur animals, wild animals, lab animals and fish. Clinical nutrition. Diseases connected to nutrition errors. Nutritive therapy. Special dietetics.
    Contents of exercisesFeed sampling and basic analyses. Starch equivalent. Feedstufs recognition. Hygienic evaluation of feed. Ration formulation. Analyses and correction of rations. Calculative analyses of mixtures. Calculative analyses & correction of mixtures. Analyses and correction of meals that caused the problem. Formulation of specific meals according to health condition & according to special requirements.
    1. Šefer D, Sinovec Z: Opšta ishrana, FVM, Beograd, 2008. (Original title)
    2. Ševković N, Pribićević S, Rajić I: Ishrana domaćih životinja, Naučna knjiga, Beograd, 1986. (Original title)
    3. Sinovec Z, Ševković N: Praktikum iz ishrane, FVM, Beograd, 1995. (Original title)
    4. Marković R, Petrujkić B, Šefer D: Bezbednost hrane za životinje, FVM, Beograd, 2010. (Original title)
    5. Jovanović R, Dujić D, Glamočić D: Ishrana domaćih životinja, Stilos, Novi Sad, 2000. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical classes with interactive learning, by means of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentation, video presentations), practical classes in laboratory and on the clinics of Faculty.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures19Test paper20
    Practical lessons23Oral examination32