Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
PET302NUTRITION OF PET ANIMALS Elective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Teaching the fundamentals of nutrition and husbandry of the popular pet animals like cat and dogs
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Ahmet ALÇİÇEK Prof. Dr. Turgay TAŞKIN
Learning Outcomes
1Understand the breed and classification of pet animals
2Understand the anatomy and physiology of pet animals
3Understand management of young pet animals
4Understand the chemical composition of commercial feeds, energy, protein, mineral and vitamin requirements for pets
5Understand relationship between welfare and nutrition of pet animals
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Anatomy and physiology of digestive system, nutrient requirements of pets according to physiological stage, energy requirements, protein requirements, mineral and vitamin requirements, commercial feeds produced for pet animals and their chemical composition, production tecnique of commercial diets, diet formulation, nutritional disorders, relationship between nutrition and pet animal welfare.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History of pet animal production
2Breeds and classification of pet animals
3Reproductive organs and their physiology in pet animals
4Management and its important of young pet animals
5Practise applications in pet animals
6Relationship between housing and welfare in pet animals
7Health management in pet animals
8MIDTERM EXAM
9Anatomy and physilogy of Digestion sytems for pet animals
10Feedstuff norms in pet animals
11Energy requirements of pet animals
12Protein requirements of pet animals
13Requirements of mineral and vitamins of pet animals
14Practical feeding of pet animals
15Nutritional disorders in pet animals
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Carlstead K., Brown J., Strawn W., 1993, Behavioural and physiological correlates of stress in laboratory cats, Appl. Anim. Behav. Science 38, 143-158 -Council of Europe, 1987, European Convention for the protection of pet animals, 13. November 1987 (ETS 125), Council of Europe, F 67075 Strasbourg-Cedex -Council of Europe, 1995a, a) Resolution on the breeding of pet animals, b) Resolution on surgical operations in pet animals, c) Resolution on wild animals kept as pet animals, Multilateral -Consultation of parties to the European Convention for the protection of pet animals (ETS 123), March 1995 in Strasbourg, Document CONS 125(95)29, Council of Europe, F 67075 Strasbourg-Cedex -Ensminger, M. E.; Oldfield, J. E.; Heineman, W. W. (1990): Feeds and Nutrition. 2nd Edition, Ensminger publishing Co. USA - Gillespie, J. R. (1992): Modern livestock and poultry production. 4 th Edition, delmar publishers ınc. USA. - Jeroch, H.; Flachowsky, G.; Weissbach, F. (1993): Futtermittelkunde. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart. - Kellems, O.R.; Church, D.C. (1998): Livestock feeds and feeding. Prentice-Hall Inc., - Mc Donald, P.; Edwards, R. A.; Greenhalgh, J. F. D. (1988): Animal Nutrition. 4th Edition, Longman Group UK Ltd., England. - McGreevy, P.D. and Nicholas, F.W., 1999, Some practical solutions to welfare problems in dog breeding. Animal Welfare 8, 329-341. -NRC (1985): Nutrient Requirements of Dogs. Washington, D.C., National Academy Pres. - NRC (1986): Nutrient Requirements of Cats. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press. -Poglayen, G. 2006. Pet Animals: Between Old and New Health Challenges. Veterinary Research Communications, 30(Suppl. 1) (2006) 9–13 -Turner D. and Bateson P., 2000, The Domestic Cat – its Biology and Behaviour, Cambridge University Press
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Individual Study for Homework Problems22040
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Homework21530
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)119
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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