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DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL NUTRITION

                Preamble

The department of Animal Nutrition (ANN) was one of the three departments created from the then College/Department of Animal Science and Livestock Production in 1990. The Department is devoted to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that is related to the feeds and feeding of all classes of farm animal with major focus of teaching and research covering ruminant, non ruminant and micro-livestock nutrition. The research interest runs the gamut from applied studies to basic laboratory animal nutrition.

                Philosophy

The primary philosophy that guides the training of students in the Department of Animal Nutrition is the production of skilled manpower that is adequately furnished with comprehensive information required for engaging in economic agricultural production in an environment characterized by rural setting and adequate land endowment. Such knowledgeable professional manpower has to be produced in an atmosphere with the widest possible human and material resources, through the adoption of effective techniques of instruction, and exposure to the actual practice of Animal Nutrition and feeding. These training programmes are mounted through classroom instruction, laboratory practical, feed mill/ farm demonstration and workshop practice.  

 

                Objectives

(i)      To assist in the attainment of self-sufficiency in the production of basic food.

(ii)    To contribute to the achievement of the goal of marked increase in the   production of raw-materials to support the growth of several industries.

(iii)   To enhance the production and processing of export produce with emphasis on relevant, appropriate and manageable technology, modern agricultural production, processing, storage, preservation and distribution.

(iv)  To evolve effectives ways of protecting agricultural resources from ecological degradation.

(v)    To develop new patterns of livestock structures and government policies which clearly demonstrate that livestock production is an important part of our national economy.

 

                Departmental Postgraduate Committee

Membership

(i)      The membership shall consist of all academic staff with responsibilities in the departmental postgraduate programme.

(ii)    There shall be a co-ordinator appointed by the Head of the Department

(iii)   The Head of Department shall be the Chairman.

 

Functions

(i)      To co-ordinate Postgraduate programmes in the Department.

(ii)    To collaborate with operators of other degree programmes.

(iii)   To present candidates for admission, award of grants, scholarships and fellowships and the award of higher degrees and graduate diplomas to the College Postgraduate Committee.

(iv)  To recommend External Examiners to the College Postgraduate Committee based on the  advice of the supervisory committee.

 

                General Admission Requirements

(a)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme

To be eligible for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates must be first- degree holders in relevant field with at least third class degree from any recognized University, or holders of HND with minimum of Upper Credit and 5 years post-qualification experience.

 

(b)          Masters Programme

To be eligible for admission into the Master of Agriculture degree programme, candidates must be graduates of this University or any other University recognized by Senate and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) degree in the relevant field. In exceptional cases, candidates with Second Class (Lower Division) with CGPA not less than 3.0 may be considered.

(c)           Doctorate Programme

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a student must have obtained a Master’s degree from this University or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate.

                Duration of Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma programme shall be field/practical-oriented, shall run on full-time or part-time basis only, and shall normally be for duration of two semesters for full time and four semesters for part-time.

The Master degree programmes may be run on full-time or part-time basis. For full-time registration, the minimum duration shall be four semesters and maximum of eight semesters. For part-time registration, the minimum duration shall be eight semesters and maximum of twelve semesters from the date of registration.

Registration for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme shall be on full-time and part-time basis. For full-time registration, the minimum duration of the programme shall be six semesters; the minimum duration shall be eight semesters for part-time registration. However, if the Masters degree was obtained from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or its equivalent elsewhere, minimum duration shall be four and six semesters for full time and part time candidates respectively.

                General Graduation Requirements

(a)          Postgraduate Diploma Programme

(i)      Each student shall register for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16-course units per semester subject to the approval of Senate on the recommendation of the Postgraduate school. For Part time students, a candidate shall be expected to register for a minimum of six units and a maximum of ten units per semester. Minimum number of Units required for graduation is 24.

(ii)    Each student shall present either pre-data or post-data seminar during the programme.

 

(b)          Master’s Degree Programme

(i)      For the first year, the minimum number of course unit for full time students shall be 12 semesters while the maximum shall be 20. For the part- time students, a candidate shall be expected to register for a minimum of six units and a maximum of ten units per semester. Minimum number of units required for graduation is 30.

(ii)    Each student shall present twice (pre-data and post- data seminars) during the programme.

(iii)   The University runs an open Dissertation defense.

 

(c)           Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme

(i)      Candidates for the Ph.D degree shall normally be expected to register only for their Research Seminar and Theses. However, a candidate may, if considered necessary, be required to register for an approved combination of courses on the recommendation of the board of the Postgraduate School and approved by Senate.

(ii)    Each student shall present twice (pre-data and post- data seminars) during the programme.

(iii)   The University runs an open Theses defense.

 

 

                Departmental Postgraduate Programmes

 

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma  in Animal Nutrition

 

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ANN 711

Poultry Nutrition

POULTNUT

3

ANN 713

Rabbit Nutrition

RABTNUTR

3

ANN 715

Feed Quality and Control

FEEDQCON

3

ANN 717

Basic Statistics in Animal Production

 

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ANN 710

Swine Nutrition

SWNENUTR

3

ANN 712

Feed and Feed Resources

FEEDRESV

3

ANN 722

Pasture Management and Animal Production

PAMGTAPD

3

ANN 723

Cattle Nutrition

CATLNUTR

3

ANN 798

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

ANN 799

Project

PROJECT

4

 

Electives

 

4

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma Course Synopsis

 

ANN 710:             Swine Nutrition                                                     (3 Units)

Chemistry, digestion and absorption of CHO, fats, fibre, protein and nuclic acid with special reference to swine.  General consideration for nutrient requirements for various classes of swine, piglets, weaners, growers, breeders, lactating and dry sows.  Feeds formulation and feed compounding.  Feeding systems for swine, alternative feeding e.g. cafeteria feeding, wet feeding etc.

 

ANN 711:             Poultry Nutrition                                               (3 Units)

General feeds and feedstuffs for poultry. Nutrient composition and feeding value of different ingredients for poultry.  Nutrient requirement for various poultry species and classes of birds.  Alternative feed sources for poultry.

 


ANN 712:             Feed and Feed Resources                                            (3 Units)

Feeds and feedstuffs for livestock, chemical composition and nutritive value of feeds.  Component of rations and ration formulation.  Concentrate feeds, grasses and legumes and their composition.  Feed and feedstuff processing, compounding of rations and formulation.  General aspects of practical livestock feed formulation.

 

ANN 713:             Rabbit Nutrition                                                              (3 Units)

Chemistry, digestion and absorption of CHO, fats, fibre protein and nucleic acid with special reference to rabbits.  Functions and metabolism of CHO, fats, fibre, protein and nucleic acid in rabbits.  Nutrient requirements for various classes of rabbits, growing rabbits, breeding and lactating does.  Feed formulation – feeding systems.

 

ANN 715:             Feed Quality Control                                                    (3 Units)

Feed microscopy, identification, characteristics and properties.  Storage quality control of feed stuffs and feeds.  Commercial feed production.  Proximate analysis and mineral analysis.  Fibre characterization.  Biochemical evaluation of feed ingredients.  Toxic substances in feed ingredients.

 

ANN 717:             Basic Statistics in Animal Production                      (2 Units)

Student t-Test, Chi-square test, Normal distribution, Analysis of variance/experimental design.

 

ANN 723:             Cattle Nutrition                                                               (3 Units)

Nutrition consideration in the establishment of beef and dairy cattle enterprises.  Tropical feed resources and cattle production.  Milk production from tropical pastures.  Nutrient requirements of beef and dairy cattle.  Ration compounding for beef and dairy cattle.  Feed management of cattle.  Nutritional disease of beef and dairy cattle.  Nutrition-parasites interaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)          M. Agric. in Animal Nutrition

 

MONO GASTRIC ANIMAL NUTRITION OPTION

 

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABG 807

Biostatistics

BIOSTATS

3

ANS 805

Advanced Techniques in Animal Science Production

ADVTECRE

3

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

ANN 804       

Metabolism of Protein and Nucleic Acid

METPRTNA

3

ANN 805

Metabolism of Carbohydrate and Lipids

CARFAMET

3

ANN 806       

Feed Resources and Formulation

TROPLSFF

3

ANN 807

Bioenergetics

BIOENERG

3

ANN 811

Laboratory Animals in Nutritional Studies

LABANMNS

3

ANN 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

ANN 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Restricted Elective Courses

ANN 812

Advances in Swine Nutrition

ADVSWNUT

3

ANN 813          

Advances in Rabbit Nutrition

ADVRBNUT

3

ANN 814  

Advances in Poultry Nutrition

ADVPONUT

3

Elective Courses

ANN 801       

Vitamins and Mineral Metabolism   

VITMNMET

3

ANN 802

Instrumentation in Animal Nutrition

INSTRANN

3

 

MONOGASTRIC NUTRITION COURSE SYNOPSIS

ANN 704              -              Metabolism of Proteins and Nucleic Acids (3 Units)

Metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids.  Amino acids precursors and function of nucleic acids in protein structure.  Recent trends in protein and nucleic acid research.  Special techniques for protein and nucleic acid determination and identification.

 

ANN 705              -              Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Lipids (3 Units)

Metabolism of carbohydrates and fats as it relates to various monogastric species.  Recent trends in carbohydrates and lipid research.  Special techniques for metabolic study relating to carbohydrates and lipids.  Control mechanisms of CHO and lipid metabolism.

 

ANN 706              -              Feed Resources and Formulation   (3 Units)

Conventional, alternative and new feed resources.  Tropical feed type, availability and extent of utilization.  General aspects of livestock feed formulation.  Methods of formulation.  Methods of formulation for various classes of livestock.  Computer application in feed formulation and least cost diets.  Quality assessment and standardization of feeds. Recycling of waste and its nutritional potential.  Current assessment of the feed industry.

 

ANN 707              -              Bioenergetics (3 units)

Importance of energy, energy system.  Estimation and prediction of energy values of feeds.  Partitioning of energy and utilization for body functions.  Physiology and biochemical aspects of energy metabolism.

 

ANN 711              -              Laboratory Animals in Nutritional Studies (3 Units)

Different species of laboratory animals.  Mode of feeding and types of feed consumed.  Nutrient requirements of common species of laboratory animals.  Advantages, disadvantages in the use of lab. Animals in nutritional studies.  Techniques and experimental methods adopted for studies.  Ethical considerations in lab. Animals.

 

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

 

ANN 712              -              Advances in Swine Nutrition (3 Units)

Physiology of swine G.I.T. Feeding standards for swine.  Requirements for temperate and tropical environments.  Exhaustive consideration of foodstuffs for swine feeding, their chemical composition nutritive value and toxicity.  Alternative feeding for swine.  Determination  of nutritive value of ingredients for swine DE, ME, (single ingredients and compounded ration), protein quality, digestibility trials.  Planning nutritional research for swine.

 

ANN 713              -              Advances in Rabbit Nutrition (3 Units)

Physiology of G.I.T. Coprophagy in rabbits and its implications. Protein and energy allowances for rabbits.  Feeding resources. Feed formulation and feed compounding.  Determination of nutritive value of feedstuffs.  Planning nutritional research using rabbits.

 

ANN 714              -              Advances in Poultry Nutrition (3 Units)

Feed resources and nutrient quality of ingredient for poultry.  Feeding standards/NRC requirements for all classes and species of poultry.  Methods for metabolic studies and determination of protein utilization and quality of proteins utilized by poultry.   Importance of vitamins and minerals for poultry and associated deficiency symptoms.

 

 

 

ELECTIVES

ANN 701              -              Vitamins and Minerals (3 Units)

Chemistry of vitamins and minerals.  Function of vitamins and minerals in the metabolism and physiology of farm animals and their deficiency symptoms.  Inter-relationships between vitamins and minerals.

 

ANN 702              -              Instrumentation in Animal Nutrition (3 Units)

Use of various instruments in the analysis of feeds, feeding stuffs and animal products.  Principles and techniques of chromatography, spectrophotometry, electrophoretic methods, calorimeters, thiorimeters, fermentation vats, etc.  Recent advances in instrumentation.

 

RUMINANT ANIMAL NUTRITION OPTION

Core courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ANN 804       

Metabolism of Protein and Nucleic Acid

METPRTNA

3

ANN 805

Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism

CARFAMET

3

ANN 806       

Tropical Livestock Feed and Formulation

TROPLSFF

3

ANN 810

Digestion and Metabolism In Ruminant

DIGANMET

3

ANN 815       

Sheep and Goat Nutrition

SHGTNUTR

3

ANN 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

ANN 899

Dissertation/Thesis

DISSERTN

6

Restricted Elective

ANN 816  

Large Ruminant Nutrition

LARRMNUT

3

Electives

ANN 808

Dairy Chemistry Technology

DARCMTEC

2

ANN 817       

Forage Utilization

FORUTLEV

3

 

 

RUMINANT NUTRITION COURSE SYNOPSIS

ANN 810              -              Digestion and Metabolism in Ruminant (3 Units)

Physiology of digestion and metabolism.  Digestion and metabolism of various nutrient and their absorption by ruminants.  Regulations for metabolic pathways.  Inter-relationship between metabolites.  Metabolic disorders of the ruminants.  Measurements of digestibility of feed resources.  Transport and absorption of metabolites.

 

ANN 815              -              Sheep and Goat Nutrition (3 Units)

Feeding habits of small ruminants.  Conventional and non-conventional feed resources for sheep and goats.  Feed conservation and improvement techniques.  Nutrient requirements of sheep and goats for various productive purposes.  Feed production for small holder, small ruminant feeding in crop-livestock integration.  Recent advances in sheep and goat nutrition.

 

B.            RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

ANN 816              -              Large Ruminant Nutrition (3 Units)

Fodder resources and management in bead cattle feeding.  Nutrient requirement of beef cattle.  Use of feed additives.   Metabolic disorder in beef cattle.  Recent advances in beef cattle feeding.  Feed and feeding of various breeds/classes of dairy cattle.  Nutrient requirements of dairy catle.  Ration formulation for dairy cattle.  Recent advances in dairy cattle feeding.


C.            ELECTIVES

ANN 808              -              Dairy chemistry and Technology (2 Units)

The state of dairy industry in Nigeria.  Nutritional value of milk.  Chemical, physical and Microbiological changes in fresh and processed milk and by-products.  Processing and handling of dairy products in the tropics.  Local technology for dairy processing.

 

ANN 817              -              Forage and Utilization (3 Units)

Forage resources for livestock production in the tropics.  Establishment, management, harvesting and preservation of forage.  Forage quality considerations.  New trends in forage processing (grass-legume mixtures).  Range improvement.  Grazing reserves for ruminant animal.  Transporting and marketing of forage.  Stocking rate and productivity evaluations.  Digestibility assessment.

 

(c)           Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme (Ph.D)

Candidates for the Ph.D degree shall normally be expected to register only for their Research Seminar and Theses. However, a candidate may, if considered necessary, be required to register for an approved combination of courses on the recommendation of the board of the Postgraduate School and approved by Senate.

Academic Staff List

S/N

Name

Rank

Qualification

Specialisation

1.

O.O. Oduguwa

Professor and HOD

B.S.C, M.Sc. Ph.D(Ibadan) 

Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition

2.

G.M. Babatunde

Professor

 B.Sc (London),M.Sc, Ph.D (New York)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

3.

C.F.I. Onwuka

Professor

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

PGD (Ilorin)

RuminantAnimal Nutrition

 

4.

D. Eruvbetine

Professor

B.Sc (Andra Pradesh), M.Sc, Ph.D (Alberta)

 

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

5.

A.M. Bamgbose

Professor

B.Sc,  M.Sc. Ph.D (Ibadan)

Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition

6.

O.M.O. Idowu

Reader

B. Agric, M.Agric  Ph.D (FFUNAAB),

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

7.

O.A. Isah

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc.  M.Sc.  PhD (Ibadan)

Ruminant Animal Nutrition

8.

A.V. Jegede

Senior Lecturer

B.Agric,M.Agric,

Ph.D(FFUNAAB)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

9.

O. A. Oso

Lecturer I

B.Agric,  M.Agric. Ph.D (FFUNAAB)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

10.

R.A. Sobayo

Lecturer I

B.Agric. Tech, (Akure), M.Sc (Ibadan), Ph.D (FFUNAAB)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

11.

A.O. Fafiolu

Lecturer I

B.Agric,M.Agric,

Ph.D(FFUNAAB)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

12.

 

O.T. Irekhore

Extension Fellow I

B.Agric, (Ago Iwoye) M.Sc,

Ph.D(Ibadan)

Monogastric Animal Nutrition

13

A.O. Oni

Lecturer I

B.Agric,M.Agric,

Ph.D (FFUNAAB)

Ruminant Animal Nutrition

14

R.Y. Aderinboye

Lecturer I

B.Agric.(Zaria), M.Agric., Ph.D (FUNNAB)

Ruminant Animal Nutrition

15

K.O. Yusuff

Lecturer II

B.Agric,M.Agric,

Ph.D (FFUNAAB)

Ruminant Animal Nutrition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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