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Career Opportunities for Animal Nutrition Graduates in Nigeria

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Career Opportunities for Animal Nutrition Graduates in Nigeria


The discipline of animal
nutrition is centered on the nutritional needs of animals. It's principal focused is centered on agriculture and food production, but also extends to zoos, aquariums and wildlife management.

Animal Nutrition: An overview

Just as it is a necessity for man to eat on the continuum, so does animals also. Man eats a wide range of food but they are some restrictions that must be observed when choosing meals in segment of the day. One of those rules is to avoid eating heavy food at night before we go to bed. It is on this point that I would capitalize my description of what animal nutrition truely entails.
Animal Nutrition can be seen as a facet of agricultural science whose activities revolves around the sphere of the development and planning of the diets of animals ranging from pets to agricultural animals to zoo animals.
The planning of nutrition or diets taking into consideration, the quality, quantity and even time factors that would be necessary to improve the growth and development of the animals can be said to be the principal function of an animal nutritionist
It is however  pertinent to take into  cognizance, the difference between animal nutrition and animal dieticians in that animal dieticians is strictly based on clinical practices.

Skills Requirements in Animal Nutrition

There are certain skills that must be exhibited in the practice of Animal nutrition, these skills are as follows;
  • Knowledge and understanding of  scientific concept of nutrition
  • Research skill
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a long lasting relationship with clients/customers
  • Good business management
  • Predilection in general science
  • personal development skills
  • Dogged behavior to dedicate much time to work.

Career Prospects and Job Opportunities in Animal Nutrition

  • Nutritionists
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal breeder
  • Zookeeper
  • Agriculture research scientist
  • Farm manager
  • Dietitian
  • Fish farm manager
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Specialist field consultant

Admission Requirements for the study of Animal Nutrition in Nigeria

The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Animal Nutrition;
You require; Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and one of Physics, Geography or Economics.

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Animal Nutrition under the Faculty of Agriculture in the above Universities include;
Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics/Physics.

Institution Offering with Incorporated Animal Nutrition Programmes

• Federal University of Agriculture • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
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