Course detail

LZT5800 - Special Problems in Animal Science and Pastures

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Urbano dos Santos Ruiz

The purpose of this course is to develop students' individual ability in literature review, research
methods, paper presentation techniques, and case studies that are not covered by courses regularly
offered in the Animal Science and Pastures program, but which are important for the training of new
researchers who will work in animal production, such as: sustainability; circularity in production
systems; environmental footprint; carbon footprint; water footprint; animal welfare; consumption of
animal protein and alternative sources of protein for human food.

area or related to sustainability, circularity in production systems, environmental footprint, carbon
footprint, water footprint, animal welfare, consumption of animal protein and alternative sources of
protein for human food. The subject/problem to be developed can be: a bibliographic review of a critical
nature, an in-depth study of a certain laboratory or research method, a field study, a case study, etc.
Within the period foreseen for the end of the study, the student must present research articles related to
the chosen theme, in the format of an oral presentation in a scientific event, present the final work
orally to colleagues and professor of the discipline and also in writing, in the form of a review of

Livros: KVAMME, J.L; PHILIPS, T.D. (Ed.). Petfood Technology. Mt. Morris:Watt Publishing Co., 2003.;
LEWIS, A.J.; SOUTHERN, L.L. (Ed.) Swine nutrition. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001; MOSCICKI,
L. (Ed.). Extrusion-cooking techniques: Applications, theory and sustainability. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH
Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2011; NRC – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. Nutrient requirements of dogs
and cats. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2006; NRC – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL.
Nutrient requirements of fish and shrimp. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Washington,
2011; NRC – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. Nutrient requirements of poultry. 8th ed. Washington,
D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994; NRC – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. Nutrient requirements of
swine. 11th ed. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2012; RIAZ, M.N. (Ed.). Extruders and
expanders in pet food, aquatic and livestock feeds. Clenze: Agrimedia, 2007; Rostagno, H.S.; Albino,
L.F.T.; Donzele, J.L.; Gomes, P.C.; Oliveira, R.F.; Lopes, D.C.; Ferreira, A.S.; Barreto, S.L.T.; Euclides,
R.F. Tabelas brasileiras para aves e suínos: composição de alimentos e exigências nutricionais. 3. ed.
Viçosa, MG: Universidade Federal de Viçosa; Sakomura, N.K.; Rostagno, H.S. (Ed.). Métodos de
pesquisa em nutrição de monogástricos. Jaboticabal: Funep, 2007; Sakomura, N.K.; Silva, J.H.V.;
Costa, F.G.P.; Fernandes, J.B.K.; Hauschild, L. (Ed.). Nutrição de não ruminantes. Jaboticabal: Funep,
2014 ; Sanz, F. (Org.). Alimentación e nutrición en piscicultura. Madrid: Fundación Observatorio Español
de Acuicultura, 2009; SCOTT, M.L.; NESHEIM, M.C.; YOUNG, R.J. Nutrition of the chicken. 3rd ed. Ithaca
- New York: SCOTT & ASS, 1982; SIBBALD, I.R; The T.M.E. System of feed evaluation: methodology,
feed composition data and bibliography. Ottawa: Research Agriculture, 1986; Torrallardona, D; Roura,
E. (Ed.). Voluntary feed intake in pigs. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2009.
Journals: Animal Feed Science and Technology; Animal Production; Animal; Animals; British Journal of
Nutrition; Feedstufs; Journal of Animal Science; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Nutrition;
Nature; Plos One; Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira; Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition; Revista
Brasileira de Zootecnia; Livestock Production Science; Journal of Dairy Science; Scientia Agricola.