Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Balanced Animal Diet | Digestive Physiology | Animal Feed Processing Method | Feeding Strategies | Nutrient Requirement

What you will learn

You will gain knowledge of essential nutrients to improve your understanding of animal nutrition.

You will acquire expertise in formulating a balanced animal diet for diverse animal species.

You’ll know about animal physiology in digestion and how it impacts animal health.

You’ll get an understanding of the basic principles of animal welfare, including signs of well-being and conditions of animal hygiene.

You’ll actively engage with supplemental materials, course notes, and quizzes following each section to effectively measure and enhance your learning progress.

You’ll utilize the course audiobook provided in the resource section of each unit to deepen your understanding and complement your learning experience.

You will receive tutor support & communicate with tutor through inbox.

You will obtain a Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition Certificate of Completion.


Become a go-to expert for pet care & veterinary practice with the most up-to-date knowledge of animal nutrition, physiology, and welfare.

Whether you own livestock or run a pet business, this animal nutrition course covers essential animal nutrients and their role in animal health in detail. Topics include feed processing quality and safety as well as digestive physiology and how different species process nutrients. We will also demonstrate how to maintain animal hygiene and formulate animal diets that optimize dog, cat, horse, and reptile health.

This is not the end! This accredited animal nutrition course also covers ethical considerations, care standards, animal first aid, and how animal nutrition impacts global food systems.


P.S. This course is now fully CPD accredited! The certificate with the accredited logo is available upon request. You will receive your official Udemy certificate of completion in any case (as it’s available for download straight after the final lecture).

Take your knowledge of pet nutrition and welfare to the next level by enrolling today!

This course comes with the following Sections:

  1. Introduction to Animal Nutrition: In this section, you’ll learn about nutrient types and pet dietary needs in terms of animal nutrition.
  2. Animal Diet: Learn how carnivorous and herbivorous diets differ in proteins, fats, and vitamins. Learn how to create a balanced and appropriate animal diet.
  3. Digestive Physiology: This section provides an overview of digestive anatomy and animal physiology, as well as how nutrient absorption varies among species.
  4. Feedstuffs and Feed Processing: In this section, we will learn about feed ingredients, their nutritional value, and how processing affects nutrient availability. Learn about feedstuffs, processing techniques, additives, and quality control for optimal animal nutrition.
  5. Applied Animal Nutrition: In this section, find out how to formulate balanced diets for diverse animal species.
  6. Animal Nutrition and Global Food Systems: The focus of this section of our animal nutrition course is to examine how animal agriculture impacts the environment in global food systems, as well as its sustainability.
  7. Introduction to The Care And Animal Welfare of All Species: In this section, learn how to recognize signs of a healthy emotional state and biological function in animals.
  8. Hygiene And First Aid for Animals: You must develop a knowledge of basic animal first aid and animal hygiene, as well as how to handle emergencies when they arise when you run a pet business. This section will cover all these important topics.
  9. Animal Psychology: Here you will learn the fundamentals of animal psychology, enhancing your interactions with animals and your caregiving.

Section 01: Introduction to Animal Nutrition

1.1 The Importance of Nutrition for Your Pet
1.2 Types of nutrients
1.3 Animal Diet
1.4 Different Forms of Diet
1.5 Diet of Dog and Puppy
1.6 Diet of Cat and Kitten

Animal Diet

2.1 Animal Diet
2.2 Protein
2.3 Fatty Acids
2.4 Carbohydrates
2.5 Vitamins and Minerals
2.6 Diet for Carnivorous
2.7 Diet for Omnivorous
2.8 Diet for Herbivorous
2.9 Diet for Cats
2.10 Diet for Dogs
2.11 Diet for Horses
2.12 Diet for Birds
2.13 Diet for Fishes
2.14 Diet for Reptiles

Digestive Physiology

3.1 Digestive Physiology
3.2 Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
3.3 Digestive processes in different animal species
3.4 Nutrient absorption and utilization
3.5 Factors Affecting Digestive Efficiency

Feedstuffs and Feed Processing

4.1 Feedstuffs and Feed Processing
4.2 Feed Ingredients and Their Nutritional Composition
4.3 Processing Methods and Their Impact on Nutrient Availability
4.4 Feed Additives and Their Functions
4.5 Feed Quality and Safety

Applied Animal Nutrition

5.1 Applied Animal Nutrition
5.2 Nutrient Requirements and Feeding Standards for Different Animal Species
5.3 Formulating And Balancing Diets for Optimal Performance and Health
5.4 Feeding Strategies for Special Populations (e.g. young, old, pregnant)

Animal Nutrition and Global Food Systems

6.1 Animal Nutrition and Global Food Systems
6.2 The Role of Animal Agriculture in Global Food Production
6.3 Environmental Impact of Animal Production Systems
6.4 Sustainability Considerations in Animal Nutrition
6.5 Food Security and the Role of Animal-sourced Foods
6.6 Ethical Considerations in Animal Agriculture and Nutrition.

Introduction to The Care And Animal Welfare of All Species

7.1 Introduction to The Care And Animal Welfare of All Species
7.2 Principles of Animal Care
7.3 Animal Welfare
7.4 Ideas of Animal Welfare
7.5 Animal Welfare Signs

Hygiene And First Aid for Animals

8.1 Hygiene and First Aid for Animals
8.2 Types of Antiseptic and Disinfecting Agents
8.3 The Benefits of Animal Hygiene
8.4 Animal First Aid
8.5 The Basics of Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, And CPR
8.6 How to Manage Allergic Reactions
8.7 The Recovery Position for an Animal in an Emergency
8.8 Animal Poisoning And Insect Stings
8.9 First Aid on Animal Heat Stroke & Shock

Animal Psychology

9.1 Animal Psychology
9.2 What is Animal Psychology
9.3 Know about Canine Psychology
9.4 Learn Feline Psychology
9.5 Understand Equine And Bird Psychology
9.6 Bird Psychology

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