Ruminant Nutrition Distance Education with Paul Cusack

Ruminant Nutrition Distance Education with Paul Cusack   |   Course - Postgraduate

Posted by Centre for Veterinary Education
Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU


1 February - 30 November 2020 | Online CPD + 1 x 3-Day Workshop

Event Description

Maximise the output of your clients’ operations and learn how to better manage nutritional problems.

This course aims to help you develop the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve optimal nutritional outcomes in beef, dairy cattle and sheep enterprises. The course emphasises an evidence-based approach to nutritional management and will focus on key topics including the development and physiology of the rumen, feed intake and its utilisation, the management and prevention of nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disease as well as the achievement of optimal nutritional outcomes. This course will be highly valuable  to any veterinarian or allied professional working in a farming environment or looking to develop their nutritional consultancy as well as those who are intending to study with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in animal nutrition (ruminant). If you have extensive industry experience/training and preferably a science/agriculture tertiary background you may apply for this course. Please contact the CVE.

Past Participant

“If you need to learn about Ruminant Nutrition you need to enrol into this course, no second guessing, just give it a crack.” Todd Donaldson

Learning Outcomes By successfully completing this course, you will:
  1. Gain an understanding of the basic principles of feeding ruminants for the production of meat, milk and fibre
  2. Gain knowledge of the merits of a range of feedstuffs and pasture
  3. Gain the ability to be able to diagnose and correct nutritional problems with various classes of cattle and sheep
  4. Gain the ability to be able to assess the standard of nutritional management of a given enterprise
  5. Gain the ability to be able to assess rations and have a basis for understanding ration formulation

  1. Rearing Preruminants & Managing the Transition to Ruminant
  2. Physiology of the Rumen, Ruminant Growth & Lactation
  3. Pasture, Crop Growth & Utilisation
  4. Feed Processing & Feedstuffs
  5. Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prevention of Metabolic Diseases
  6. Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention of Chronic Nutritional Deficiencies
  7. Systems for Describing Ruminant Nutrient Requirements
  8. Nutritional Management of the Beef/Sheep Enterprise
  9. Nutritional Management of the Dairy Enterprise
  10. Nutritional Management of the Feedlot

Event details

Event Type

Course - Postgraduate



Species Specialization

  • Production animal

Event Location

This event will take place in Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU

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