University of Connecticut

Animal Science (SAAS) 2015-2016

101. Introduction to Animal Science

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour discussion or laboratory period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1001. Darre

The biological, physical and social factors that influence animal production and utilization.

111-112. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

(04-05) Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Hoagland

A study of the anatomy and physiology of the animal body including characteristics that impact animal production systems. The physiology of reproduction and digestion will receive emphasis. Management practices and techniques used to maximize production efficiency will be included.

113. Principles of Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1111. Safran

Focuses on digestive anatomy of various species and the classes of nutrients including their digestion, metabolism, and sources. Nutrient requirements and feeding standards for various classes of livestock for reproduction, lactation, growth, work and maintenance are included as well as companion animals, exotics and aquatics. Classes of feedstuffs, their characteristics and proper utilization will be discussed. Attention will also be given to characteristics of common feedstuffs and to formulating rations and nutritional programs for animal enterprise.

121. Animal Breeding and Genetics

Three credits. Two-hour class period and 2-hour discussion and practice period. Hoagland

The principles of genetics, chemistry of nucleic acids, replication, transcription, translation and regulation of genes, population and quantitative genetics, and modern molecular genetic approaches as tools for breeding, and improving livestock production.

202. Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1602. Darre

Application of behavior of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry to their management, training, and welfare. Basic principles of genetics and physiology of behavior, perception, training, learning, motivation, and stress with consideration of integrated behavioral management and animal welfare.

243. Animal Products

Three credits. Two class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Mancini

An introduction to meat, dairy and poultry products. Issues concerning regulatory standards, nutritive value, safety and quality assessment will be emphasized. Laboratories will emphasize the production and processing of these animal food products.

251. Horse Science

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory or discussion period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 2251. Nadeau

Includes horse types and breeds and their nutrition, breeding, evaluation, behavior, care and management with attention given to detailed studies of the problems and practices of horse production and use.

252. Management of the Horse Breeding Farm

Three credits. One class period and two 2-hour laboratory or discussion periods. Prerequisite: SAAS 251. Reed

Designed to develop technical and managerial skills necessary for operating horse farms. Programs for herd health, hoof care, nutrition, breeding, foaling and record keeping will be included.

254. Horse Selection and Evaluation

Two credits. One 4-hour laboratory or discussion period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3454. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Bennett

Comparative evaluation, classification and selection of horses according to conformation, breed characteristics and performance. Judging skills including justification of placing through presentation of oral reasons will be developed. Field trips required.

256. Light Horse Training and Management

Two credits. One class period and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: SAAS 251. Bennett, Meacham

Includes instruction in the breaking and training of young horses.

257. Methods of Equitation Instruction

Two credits. One class period and one 2-hour laboratory or discussion period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 4457. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Meacham

The techniques and procedures of teaching equitation including the theories of riding and teaching methods. Practice teaching will be required under the supervision of the instructor.

261. Dairy Herd Management

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3261. Kazmer

Management of dairy cattle including milking procedures, sanitation, selection, nutrition, reproduction, physiology and anatomy of milk secretion and record keeping. Field trip required.

262. Applied Dairy Herd Management

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Kazmer

The organization and management of dairy farms with emphasis upon business and economic decision making. Management programs in the areas of nutrition, disease control, waste management, selection, reproduction and milking will be evaluated. Field trips are required.

271. Introduction to Poultry Industry

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Darre

A practical application of scientific principles in the poultry industry. It will include classification, selection methods, breeding, incubation and chick development, brooding, nutrient requirements, processing and management practices.

272. Sustainable Animal Management

Three credits. Two class periods and one two-hour lab/discussion period.

Introduction to sustainable agriculture, as related to alternative farm animal production. Basic economics will be discussed in preparation for the creation of a farm business plan. Discussion/lab periods will include student presentations and hands-on activities. Field trips required.

273. Livestock Production

Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Taught jointly with ANSC 3273. Hoagland

Biological and economic aspects of beef, sheep, and swine production. Field trips required.

274. Livestock and Carcass Evaluation

Two credits. Two 2-hour laboratory periods. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3674. Hoagland

Classification, form to function relationships, grades and value differences of livestock are included. Objective and subjective methods of appraisal are used to evaluate beef cattle, sheep and swine.

275. Advanced Animal and Product Evaluation

One credit. Hours by arrangement. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3675. May be repeated for credit once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.

Intensive training in the evaluation of selected species of farm animals or their products. Type standards and the relation of anatomical features to physiological function are emphasized. Evaluation skills including justification of decisions will be developed. Students enrolled in this course will have the option to participate on intercollegiate animal and product evaluation teams. Field trips are required, some of which may occur prior to the start of the semester.

276. Introduction to Companion Animals

Three credits. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1676. Safran

Basic concepts of the nutrition, physiology, health and management of companion animals.

290. Animal Science Field Excursions

One credit. Prerequisite: Open only with instructor consent. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

A multiple day field trip format. Students in this course will travel with the instructor to visit and tour agri-businesses that represent commercial aspects of different animal science activities. Students will interview agri-business personnel and gain an understanding of how agricultural principles are applied in the field. Each student must submit a formal written report for evaluation and meet all other course requirements as specified by the instructor. Field trip is required.

291. Professional Internship

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only for third semester students with consent of instructor and Department Head. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks Section. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Andrew, Darre

294. Seminar

One credit. One 2-hour discussion period. Govoni

A discussion of current employment opportunities in animal agriculture. In addition, students will prepare resumes and give oral presentations.

295. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section. Contact Department Main Office for list of current topics and instructors.

299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Students are advised to read the Ratcliffe Hicks regulation limiting the number of credits which may be applied to the minimum graduation requirements. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

An independent study project is mutually arranged between student and an instructor.

358. Management Skills and Practices – Horses

One credit. Hours by arrangement. May be repeated once for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Bennett

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision.

363. Management Skills and Practices – Dairy Cattle I

One credit. Hours by arrangement. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Safran

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision.

364. Management Skills and Practices – Dairy Cattle II

One credit. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: SAAS 363. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Safran

Continued practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision.

373. Management Skills and Practices – Livestock

One credit. May be repeated once for credit. Safran

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working with livestock species in the University facilities under supervision.

375. Management Skills and Practices – Poultry

One credit. Hours by arrangement. May be repeated once for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Darre

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision.

 

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