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University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Several very significant factors are affecting animal production today. There is a consistent increasing demand for animal products as populations increase and their standard of living improves. These  population increases are imposing proportionally greater demands on the resources of the semiarid

and arid-lands, where livestock are the main means of utilizing the resources; it is also becoming apparent that the interaction between livestock and crop plays a key role in improving crop productivity. For these reasons, there is an increasing demand for professionally competent staff, in government services, Research and teaching institutions. Due to this the University of Nairobi has developed these

Master of Science programme and others to help deal with the crisis.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission to the University of Nairobi

1. Holders of the following degree awards of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from universities or institutions recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi;

a) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

b) Bachelor of Science with at least Upper Second- Class Honours in Agriculture, Range Management,

Food Science and Technology, or Biochemistry

2. Holders of Lower Second-class Honours degree with at least two years relevant experience

3. Holders of Pass degree or equivalent qualifications as listed above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years experience.


Course Program

 Animal Physiology


Biometry and Computer Use

Principles of Scientific Comm.

Animal Bioenergetics

Nitrogen Metabolism

Mineral and Vitamin Metabolism


Ruminant Nutrition

Non-ruminant Nutrition

Animal Feed Resources and


Animal Bioclimatology,

Behaviour and Welfare

 Pets and Lab. Animal Nutrition


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