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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

Teaching Courses

ASB 221 Livestock Feeds and Feeding
ASB 216 Animal Nutrition and Range Management
ASB 326 Principles of Animal Nutrition
ASB 322 Feedstuff Analysis
ASB 416 Ruminant Nutrition
ASB 418 Monogastric Nutrition
ASB 424 Livestock Products Processing
ASB 425 Fodder Production
APB 420 Student projects

On-going Nutrition Research

  • Utilisation of key forage plants in two desert margin areas of Botswana. DMP/GEF research project.
  • Diet selection and influence of tannin containing browses in the nutrition of Tswana goats.
  • Study of the adaptive responses of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) of the ostrich ( Struthio camelus) to variation in dietary intake and implications for health and general performance of the bird.
  • Evaluation of Imbrasia belina (Phane worms) as a livestock feed.

Service offered to the wider community

  •  Analyses of livestock feeds and plant materials for proximate composition and detergent fibres.

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