UE Code : IM1-TECH-NUT Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

37.50 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To know precisely which major metabolic diseases are encountered in dairy and beef production and know how to prevent them and treat them by managing livestock feed
To gain a solid understanding of immunology to be able to detect infectious diseases in livestock production and to understand the importance of neonates ingesting colostrum (milk produced just after birth).
To gain knowledge of digestive diseases in monogastric livestock and the alternatives to using antibiotics to promote growth.

Contents :

Lectures (CM) Immunology, infectious diseases and taking colostrum (14 hrs)
Lectures (CM) Digestive health of monogastrics and additives (4 hrs)
Lectures (CM) Phenomenon of oxidation and anti-oxidation (3 hrs )
Lectures (CM) Mineral feeds and metabolic diseases (8 hrs)
Lectures (CM) Energy feeds and metabolic diseases in dairy cows: Ruminal acidosis (dry cow transition) and ketosis (3.5 hrs + 2 hrs)

Prerequisites :

Modules IL1 and IL2 1st Level Anatomy and Physiology

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM)

Assessment :

In-class Exam 3 hrs

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major