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101. Introduction to Animal Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

The biological, physical and social factors that influence animal production and utilization. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1001.

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111. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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112. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SAAS 111; not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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113. Prin of Animal Nutrition and Feeding

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1111.

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121. Animal Breeding and Genetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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202. Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1602.

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243. Animal Products

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught with ANSC 3343.

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251. Horse Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 2251. 12/10/10

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252. Management of the Horse Breeding Farm

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SAAS 251; not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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254. Horse Selection and Evaluation

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3454.

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256. Light Horse Training and Management

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: SAAS 251; not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Includes instruction in the breaking and training of young horses.

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257. Methods of Equitation Instruction

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 4457.

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261. Dairy Herd Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Management of dairy cattle including milking procedures, sanitation, selection, nutrition, reproduction, physiology and anatomy of milk secretion and record keeping. Field trip required. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3261.

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262. Applied Dairy Herd Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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271. Introduction to Poultry Industry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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272. Sustainable Animal Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An 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.

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273. Livestock Production

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Biological and economic aspects of beef, sheep, and swine production. Field trips required. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3273.

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274. Livestock and Carcass Evaluation

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3674.

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275. Advanced Animal and Product Evaluation

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: May be repeated to a maximum of two credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. May be repeated once for credit. Taught concurrently with ANSC 3675.

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276. Introduction to Companion Animals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic concepts of the nutrition, physiology, health and management of companion animals. Taught concurrently with ANSC 1676.

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290. Animal Science Field Excursions

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 1 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/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. May be repeated with a change of topic. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-12/12/11

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291. Professional Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

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).

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294. Seminar

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. 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.) May be repeated. SM-3/1/10

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358. Management Skills and Practices - Horses

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated once for credit.

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363. Management Skills and Practices - Dairy Cattle I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Cannot be taken for credit after SAAS 364.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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364. Management Skills and Practices - Dairy Cattle II

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: SAAS 363

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Continued practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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373. Management Skills and Practices - Livestock

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working with livestock species in the University facilities under supervisor. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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375. Management Skills and Practices - Poultry

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: May be repeated to a maximum of two credits. Open only to students in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical experience in common management practices is offered by working in the University facilities under supervision. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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