Animal Nutrition

Agricultural Science S.S.S 2 Third Term

Week 3

Animal Nutrition

Performance Objective

Students should be able to;

  1. Classify feeds
  2. Mention sources and functions of food nutrients
  3. State the different types of ration/diet and their uses
  4. State causes and symptoms of malnutrition and their corrections in farm animals


Meaning of animal nutrition

The food given to farm animals is generally known as livestock feed.

Farm animals need feed for growth, repair of worn-out tissues, energy and the general wellbeing of the animal.

Effect of feed shortage in animal production.                            

Feed shortage will lead to the following effect in animal production;

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