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Animal Science (ANSC)

ANSC 437G    Physiology/Reproduction    2 Hours

Endocrinology and physiology of reproductive systems; anatomical physiology and biochemical bases of reproduction, artificial insemination, synchronized estrus and related topics are presented.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120

Corequisite(s): ANSC 438G

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017; fall 2018

ANSC 438G    Physiology/Reproduction Lab    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 437G. Laboratory, two hours.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 437G

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017; fall 2018

ANSC 446G    Animal Breeding    2 Hours

Application of genetic and statistical principles of breeding and improvements of farm animals; the role of selection in changing populations; the effects of different mating systems upon improvement of farm animals are investigated.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 and BIOL 120

Corequisite(s): ANSC 447G

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 447G    Animal Breeding Lab    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 446.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 446G

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 448G    Animal Feeds and Feeding Practices    4 Hours

Livestock feeds and their nutrients; functions of and requirements for nutrients; evaluation of feeds; feeding practices and formulation of rations for all classes of livestock are included.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017

ANSC 449G    Lab Methods Animal Nutrition    3 Hours

Laboratory methods for determining major minerals and vitamins in feeds, proximate analysis of feeds, products of fermentation, feed residues and contamination.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 448

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 475G    Selected Topics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 533    Physiology of Lactation    3 Hours

Anatomy of the mammary gland, hormonal control of mammogenesis, initiation and maintenance of milk secretion, factors affecting level and composition of milk, synthesis of milk.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 344

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 545    Ruminant Nutrition    3 Hours

Rumen development and function, products of fermentation, nutrient requirements, absorption and metabolism, symptoms of deficiency and toxicity.

Prerequisite(s): (ANSC 345 and BIOL 446) or equivalent or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 546    Advanced Animal Breeding    3 Hours

Application of population genetics to the economic improvement of farm animals, phenotypic and genetic relationships, role of selection in changing populations, formulation and application of breeding plans.

Prerequisite(s): (ANSC 446 and AGRI 528) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 547    Advanced Animal Nutrition    3 Hours

The nutrient requirements of the monogastric animals, structure, metabolism and function of each nutrient class, interrelationship of the nutrient classes, deficiency and toxicity symptoms.

Prerequisite(s): (ANSC 345 and BIOL 446) or equivalent or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2018

ANSC 675    Advanced Topics in Animal Science    1-3 Hours

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017; fall 2017