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

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




Animal Nutrition Laboratory

The lab can sit 25-30 students during a single practical class and it is located in the Department of Animal Science and Production, Block 312 room 005. The role of the laboratory is to analyze livestock feeds and products for training undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Also feed samples from livestock research and plant materials from crop research conducted in the College are analyzed for chemical composition. Individual farmers also submit livestock feeds for analysis.

A section of the inside of the nutrition laboratory

Academic in-charge

Prof. A. A. Aganga

Technicians and supporting staff

Mr. T. Thema – Technician
Ms Beauty Mompati - Field/ Laboratory Assistant

Major equipment/ facility

The major equipment available in the laboratory are feedstuff analytical equipment mainly laboratory ovens, muffle furnaces, fibre analysers, Kjeldhal digestion block, nitrogen automatic distillation unit, fat extractor, freeze drier and ultrasonic water bath.



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