Professor: Dr. Tony Mallilo
Prerequisites: AVS 101, AVS 102.
Catalog Description: Principles and practices of feeding farm animals, nutrient requirements, physiology of digestion, identification and comparative value of feeds, computer calculation of rations for livestock.
The goals of this course are:
There will also be a laboratory component to this class in which students will learn how to develop a practical ration for livestock and poultry.
Grades will be based on the following criteria:
Anthony Mallilo, Ph.D.
Professor, Animal Science
University of Rhode Island
Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science
16 Woodward Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Dr. Mallilo is an invaluable member of the Animal Science department. Aside from teaching his many classes during the regular and summer academic sessions, Dr. Mallilo advises all Animal Science majors. Beginning freshman year, students within the major make numerous advising appointments with Dr. Mallilo and he is able to help them map their progression through the department and the university. Dr. Mallilo also organizes Experiential Learning Laboratories (ELL) at the university's Peckham Farm to help non-majors get a taste of what it means to be an animal scientist.
"Feeds and Feeding helped me realize the importance of a balanced ration for animals. I have since used this knowledge when I buy food for any of my animals whether it is my dog, or one of my horses, or beef cattle. " - Nicole
"Good nutrition is the most basic requirement of keeping any kind of animal. It's also the most expensive part of keeping animals. This course teaches the best way to feed your animals, both for their health and your wallet. Whether you're breeding dairy cows or just trying to keep your dog healthy, Feeds and Feeding is central to all areas of animal science. " - Sabrina
"I would highly recommend taking feeds and feeding to anyone who is interested in learning about basic animal nutrition. You explore all of the important concepts that you would need to understand when formulating a ration, or just understanding the ingredients of the rations you are already feeding your animals. I personally used this course information recently when I assisted a friend in formulating a ration by explaining the Pearson square method to her." - Sarah