At first, the principal nutrients will be discussed one by one. Chemical structure, biochemical and physiological functions, occurrence and interactions between different nutrients will be discussed. Moreover, symptoms of deficiency and toxicity will be debated. This will be followed by species specific nutrient requirements. At the same time we will go through the general feeding requirements of the different animals. General nutrient characteristics of the most common feed ingredients will be discussed in the chapter on feed ingredients.
If feasible, examples and case will be used and illustrated with pictures and other materials.
Examples of exam questions will be handled during the lectures.