Animal Science

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Animal Science - ANSC

1011 Introduction to Animal Science (3) F,S Science and production of beef cattle, sheep, swine, and horses; their role in American agriculture.

2001 Farm Unit Internship (1) F,S,Su Prereq.: ANSC 1011 and consent of department head. 3 hrs. work experience. May be taken for a max. of 5 sem. hrs. of credit, one each in beef, horse, sheep, swine, and meat units. Pass-fail grading. Supervised work experience with animal behavior, vocational management skills, and livestock handling.

2133 Growth and Development of Livestock (3) S 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Cell, tissue, and body growth, development, and composition; patterns of tissue deposition in livestock; control and modification of normal and abnormal growth; evaluation and measurement of composition of beef, sheep, swine, and horses.

3033 Elements of Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation (3) F 1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Basic principles and techniques involved in evaluation of meat animals and their carcasses.

3034 Advanced Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation (3) S Prereq.: ANSC 3033. 1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab.

3051 Animal Science Problems (1-6) F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department head. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Directed individual study of a problem in biotechnology, nutrition, meats, reproduction, breeding and genetics, herd health, or marketing of farm animals.

3053 Meats (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Livestock and meat industry relationship; live animal and carcass comparison, slaughtering, processing, identification, and utilization of meat and meat products.

4001 Parasite Effects on Animal Performance (2) F Prereq.: ANSC 4009 or equivalent. 1 hr. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Endo- and ecto-parasites that affect performance of domestic animals and birds.

4009 Animal Nutrition (3) F Prereq.: CHEM 2060 or equivalent. Basic principles of nutrition including chemical composition of feedstuffs, digestion, metabolism, and functions and values of nutrients.

4018 Principles of Animal Genetics (4) S Prereq.: AGRI 2072 and EXST 4001; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Concepts of animal breeding and genetics as they relate to farm livestock.

4040 Quality Assurance in the Food Industry (4) S See DARY 4040.

4045 Reproductive Physiology of Farm Animals (3) F See DARY 4045.

4050 Animal Biotechnology (3) F Prereq.: at least 8 hrs. of biological sciences. Recent developments in animal biotechnology; development of methods to increase the efficiency of growth, reproduction, and lactation; improvement of resistance to disease and stress.

4071 Tropical Livestock Husbandry (3) F See DARY 4071.

4081 Swine Production (3) S-E Prereq.: credit or registration in ANSC 4009 or DARY 3010 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Graduate students in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences or animal and dairy sciences may not take more than one of the following for graduate credit: ANSC 4081, 4084, 4086, or 4088. Management practices of swine; reproduction, nutrition, diseases and other aspects of production.

4084 Beef Cattle Production (3) S Prereq.: DARY 3010 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Graduate students in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences or animal and dairy sciences may not take more than one of the following for graduate credit: ANSC 4081, 4084, 4086, or 4088. Management practices of beef cattle; reproduction, breeding, feeding, marketing, herd health, and other aspects of production in the south.

4086 Small Ruminant Production (3) S-O Prereq.: DARY 3010 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Graduate students in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences orGraduate students in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences or animal and dairy sciences may not take more than one of the following for graduate credit: ANSC 4081, 4084, 4086, or 4088. Theory and practice of management, breeding, and feeding of sheep and goats for production under southern conditions.

4088 Horse Production (3) S Prereq.: ANSC 1011; 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Graduate students in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences or animal and dairy sciences may not take more than one of the following for graduate credit: ANSC 4081, 4084, 4086, or 4088. Theory and practice of raising horses; conformation and selection; nutrition, reproduction, breeding, and production in the south.

4092 Animal Science Proseminar (1) S Nutrition, animal breeding and production, and meat processing and preservation.

4094 Meat Technology (3) S-E Prereq.: ANSC 3053; and BIOL 2083 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab.

4095 Reproductive Physiology and Management of Zoo, Laboratory, and Companion Animals (4) S-E Prereq.: basic course in biology or zoology; and ANSC 4045 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Field trips are required. Reproductive biology of zoo, laboratory, and companion animals, with emphasis on breeding management.

7001 Experimental Methods (2) F Prereq.: credit or registration in EXST 7004 or equivalent. Scientific methods applied to animal science.

7006 Advanced Animal Genetics (3) F-O Prereq.: DARY 7004 or equivalent. Application of genetic principles and theory to farm livestock populations.

7030 Energy in Nutrition (3) F Prereq.: credit in BIOL 4087 or equivalent. Energy-supplying nutrients and their metabolism; energy balance; measuring food energy needs; dietary density; energy restriction and related topics.

7050 Advanced Animal Physiology and Laboratory Techniques (4) F-E Prereq.: consent of instructor. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Physiological processes relating to domestic animal homeostasis and their interaction with production; current laboratory techniques.

7051 Advanced Physiology of Reproduction (3) S-O Prereq.: ANSC 4045 or DARY 4045. Processes of reproduction in farm animals.

7052 Biotechnology of Gamete and Embryo Physiology and Micromanipulation (4) S Prereq.: ANSC 4045 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Procedures for manipulation of mammalian gametes in vitro and general biotechnology techniques; emphasis on application to biological research.

7061 Research in Animal Science (1-6) F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department head. May be repeated for credit; max. credit of 6 hrs. for M.S. degree and 9 hrs. for Ph.D. degree. Research in animal nutrition, breeding, and production; physiology of reproduction; meat technology.

7075 Advanced Food Preservation (4) See FDSC 7075.

7093 Seminar (1) F,S May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. of credit.

7094 Seminar in Nutrition (1) S Same as DARY 7094, FDSC 7094, HUEC 7094, PLSC 7094. May be taken for a max. of 2 hrs. of credit. Prereq.: DARY 7091, FDSC 7071, HUEC 7010, PLSC 7091 or equivalent or previous slide (not poster) presentation at a professional meeting.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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