Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biosphere Science(Master's course)
Lecture Code W6506017 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 家畜栄養生理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Nutritional physiology of farm animals
オビツ タケト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and discussion 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords ruminant, digestion, metabolism, nutrients, endocrinology, SDG_02  
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Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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The objective is to understand animal production from the aspects of nutritional physiology to deepen the knowledge of nutritional management, with focusing the relationship between nutrition and  dietary or physiological factors in ruminants.
Class Schedule 1st :Introduction of nutritional physiology in ruminants
2nd :Morophology of ruminant digestive tracts
       Morophology of rumen and intestine
       Function of gut epithelium
       Variation among animal species
3rd :Kinetics of digestion and passege in the rumen
       Saliva secretion
       Gut motility and rumination
       Feed intake
       Digestion and passage
4th :Ruminal fermentation, nutrient absorption and metabolism
       Microbial fermentation
       Nutrients absorption from the gut
       Amino acids and Urea metabolrism
5th : Glucose metabolism in ruminants
       Specific character of energy metabolism in ruminants
       Glucose utiization in ruminants
6th : Nutritional endoclinology (1): Regulation of hormone secretion
       Secretion of insulin and glucagon
       Secretion of gut hormones
       Secretion of anterior pituitary hormones
7th:  Nutritional endoclinology (2): Function of metabolic hormones
       Regulation of glucose metabolism
       Regulation of nitrogen metabolism
       Regulation of lipid metabolism
8th:  Nutritional endoclinology (3): Control of livestock producition
       Hormonal control of growth
       Contorl of milk produciton
       Metabolic deseases     
The Ruminat Animal
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Grading Method Report (7 reports x 10 points) and Discussion (3 times x 10 points)  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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