2007-08 Course Descriptions

ANSC - Animal Science

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAS)

ANSC 111 General Animal Science (2-3-3), fall. A survey of factors involved in the production and marketing of livestock. Laboratory includes judging and production skills. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Travel for overnight trips required.

ANSC 232 Meats (2-3-3), spring, odd years. Includes a study of nutritional factors, cooking methods, slaughtering, federal grading and inspection, and wholesale and retail cuts and their uses. Laboratory graded and credited with course.

ANSC 336 Animal Nutrition (3-0-3), spring. General plant and animal composition. Properties, functions, deficiency symptoms, digestion, absorption and metabolism of water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Prerequisite: a laboratory chemistry.

ANSC 343 Animal Reproduction (3-0-3), fall, odd years. Physiological processes of reproduction in farm animals, anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system, endocrine relationships, fertility and factors affecting reproduction efficiency, principles of artificial insemination, methods of improving repreoductive performance and the ethics of using reproductive technologies. Prerequisites: ANSC 111, BIOL 112/114 and BIOL 113/115.

ANSC 351 Livestock Judging (1-6-3), spring. The judging and classification of the different breeds of domestic livestock. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Travel for overnight trips required.

ANSC 352 Feeds and Feeding (2-3-3), spring. Animal feed requirements in reproduction, work, milk, wool and meat production. The computation of rations for livestock on the range and in the feed lot. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Prerequisite: ANSC 336.

ANSC 360 Horses and Horsemanship (2-3-3), fall, spring, summer. Horse industry. Breeding, feeding, and management principles for light horses. Disease control. Types and breeds of riding horses, gaits, grooming, showing, training and basic instruction in various riding patterns. Laboratory graded and credited with course. One semester hour credit can substitute for 1 hour of EXSC activity in the University Core.

ANSC 363 Swine Production (2-3-3), spring, even years. Swine industry. Breeding, feeding, housing, and marketing. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Prerequisite: ANSC 111.

ANSC 483 Beef Cattle Production (2-3-3), spring, odd years. Beef cattle industry. Breeding, feeding, disease control and marketing. Purebred herd management, including identification, records and performance testing. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Prerequisite: ANSC 111.

ANSC 496 Plant and Animal Breeding (3-0-3), fall, even years. Genetics applied to the improvement of crop plants and domestic animals and methods of selection. Introduction to basic statistics. Prerequisite: BIOL 351.

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