• ANIMAL NUTRITION
    PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES

    ANIMAL NUTRITION

    Meaning of nutrition The art and science of feeding farm animals including plants to achieve healthy growth is known as nutrition. Feed is the food or meal eaten by farm animals and the food elements contained in animals feeds are called nutrients. These various elements include oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, nitrogen, calcium, sulphur,iodine, iron, chlorine, cobalt, sodium, manganese, copper, zinc and molybdenum.   Food/feed nutrients and classification Food nutrients are chemical elements present in feeds fed to animals. These elements have been mentioned above. Farm animals need food for production, growth, energy, performance of body functions and general repairs. There are six classes of food nutrients/constituents which are…

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