Plant and Animal Nutrition

It deals with plants’ need for certain chemical elements including their specific and interactive effects on all aspects of plant growth and development, their availability, absorption, transport, and utilization. These chemical elements are known as plant nutrients. Based on distinctive traits that plants are Autotrophic while animals are Heterotrophic the Plant nutrition can be differentiated from animal nutrition. Because of that plants produce their food, but animals do not. In both organisms, it is this food which serves as a source of energy which is required in life processes. The study of the compositions and characteristics of the material consumed by the animal, the way this material is metabolized in the digestive tract and body cells of Monogastric animals, ruminants, and lower digestive tract ferments is known as Animal Nutrition. The nutrient requirements of different species animals for various productions functions are also considered for this kind of Nutrition. This information is integrated into an economically feasible and practical system of animal nutrition to ensure that the optimal genetic production potential of animals is achieved.


  • Track 1-1 Utilization of food
  • Track 2-2 Parasitic nutrition
  • Track 3-3 Holozoic nutrition

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