Companion Animal Biology and Humane Education

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Animal Sciences 422 - Companion Animal Nutrition

Digestive physiology and basic nutritional considerations of companion animals, with primary focus on dogs and cats. Topics discussed include nutritional idiosyncrasies of dogs and cats, the importance of nutrition in various physiological states, and nutrient needs during disease.  Information on petfood regulations, common ingredients and formulation, manufacturing methods, and trends in the petfood industry will also be covered.  Prerequisite: ANSC 223 or equivalent.