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ANSC
Animal Science
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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
ANSC101
Principles of Animal Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A comprehensive overview of the application of biology in the care and use of animals that live in close association with humans including food animals, companion animals, lab animals, zoo animals, etc. The role of science in modern food production using animals will be emphasized.
ANSC103
Principles of Animal Science Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC101.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci & Pol-Environment & Agriculture; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine; Agricultural Science and Technology) ; or must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or permission of department required for students in other College of AGNR programs.
Laboratory focusing on the application of biology in the care and use of animals that live in close association with humans including livestock and companion animals. Labs will include live animals.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC105
(Perm Req)
Horse Care Practicum
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of the instructor.
Credit only granted for: ANSC108 or ANSC105.
Formerly: ANSC108.
This practicum course provides the opportunity for students to be involved in the routine care of the horses housed at the Campus Farm including grooming, feeding, turnout, first aid, record-keeping, and cleaning. Practical skills are supplemented with online learning.
ANSC204
Anatomy of Domestic Animals
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101, ANSC103, BSCI170 and BSCI171.
Corequisite: ANSC205.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci&Pol-Wildlife Resources & Cons; Animal Sciences: Animal Care & Management; Animal Sciences: Equine Studies; Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care; Animal Sciences: Sciences/Preprofessional; Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine).
Credit only granted for: ANSC211 or ANSC204 AND ANSC205.
Formerly: ANSC211.
Covering the anatomy of major species of domestic animals. Utilizes a systemic approach to provide a general knowledge of both gross and microscopic mammalian structure. Comparative differences between the major domestic species are covered.
ANSC205
Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101, ANSC103, BSCI170 and BSCI171.
Corequisite: ANSC204.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci&Pol-Wildlife Resources & Cons; Animal Sciences: Animal Care & Management; Animal Sciences: Equine Studies; Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care; Animal Sciences: Sciences/Preprofessional; Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine).
Credit only granted for: ANSC211 or ANSC204 and ANSC205.
Formerly: ANSC211.
A regional approach is taken to study the gross anatomy of major domestic species in the laboratory portion of this course.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC210
Veterinary Terminology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC204 and ANSC205.
Restriction: Must be a major in Animal Sciences.
Additional information: The course is offered on-line through a series of self-paced modules on ELMS.
Students will learn terminology related to the clinical practice of small and large animal medicine including medical record terminology and a systems-based consideration of common practices and pathologies.
ANSC227
Eating with Eyes Wide Open
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Are our diet and agricultural production methods sustainable? Students will investigate tensions created by trade-offs made by consumers relative to dietary choices which, in turn, can influence agricultural production methods. The course will inform students about their food supply so they can make informed dietary decisions and practice intentional/informed eating.
ANSC232
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103.
Credit only granted for: ANSC232 or ANSC332.
Formerly: ANSC332.
An introductory course on the care, management, and use of horses. Major topics include the industry, breeds, conformation, feeding, health, reproduction, facilities and business.
Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.
ANSC242
Dairy Cattle Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103.
Formerly: ANSC240 and ANSC241.
All aspects of dairy production, including nutrition, reproduction, mastitis control, milking management, farmstead facilities, financial management and forage production.
ANSC246
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103.
Additional information: Students will participate in night watches at the campus farm.
Provides an interactive environment for learning and understanding all areas of beef cattle management including hands-on involvement in the birthing process and care of newborn calves on the campus farm. Course topics will include: An introduction to Beef Production, Breeding and Selection, Reproduction, Nutrition, Cattle Health and Diseases, Cattle Behavior, facility design and management, and Careers working in the American Beef industry.
ANSC252
Introduction to the Diseases of Wildlife
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); or permission of AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The principal diseases of North American wildlife will be briefly considered. For each disease, specific attention will be given to the following: signs evidenced by the affected animal or bird, causative agent, means of transmission and effects of the disease on the population of the species involved.
ANSC255
Introduction to Aquaculture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or must have completed an introductory biology course.
Introduces the art and science of rearing aquatic animals and the essential principles of aquaculture. Students receive hands-on training in the methods required for successful husbandry and management of aquatic animals in their water environment.
Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.
ANSC314
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; and (CHEM231, PLSC275 or AGST275).
The fundamental role and implications of dietary preference, gastrointestinal physiology and nutrients in animal nutrition. Biochemical roles of nutrients in metabolism, digestion, absorption and assimilation as it relates to various life processes.
Offered fall only.
ANSC359
(Perm Req)
Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262. Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; and permission of instructor.
ANSC371
Sustainable Agriculture and Environment in Nicaragua: Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Additional information: This course is a prerequisite and companion to a winter-term study abroad course, ANSC372, in Nicaragua. For General Education DSSP credit, both ANSC371 and ANSC372 must be completed.
Nicaragua is rebuilding its agricultural economy to address multiple goals including reducing poverty, improving food security, as well as decreasing impacts from climate change and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The historical, political and social context will be discussed and perspectives will be provided from representatives from diverse groups including farm workers, farm owners, women, and indigenous peoples. Students will see differences between the US and Nicaragua, and in turn, will identify structures that cause those differences.
ANSC379
Animal Science Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
ANSC388
ANSC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC399
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC410
The Gut Microbiome and its Roles in Health and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI223, ANSC212, ANSC327, EPIB301, BSCI222, BSCI421, or NFSC430; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: ANSC489M or ANSC410.
Formerly: ANSC489M.
A comprehensive perspective of the role of gut microbiome/microflora in nutrition, metabolism, disease prevention and health issues including farm animal health and food value, and human gastrointestinal health and immunity.
ANSC417
Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, ANSC262, or ANSC282; or permission of instructor.
Additional information: Field trips may be required for this course.
A study of regulatory issues affecting animal care and management in the livestock industry. Guest speakers and classroom discussions will focus on key topics including animal welfare, feed and drug regulations, animal identification, CAFO management, processing and marketing of animal products.
ANSC444
Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed ANSC644.
Credit only granted for: ANSC489I, ANSC444, or ANSC644.
Formerly: ANSC489I.
Current developments in endocrinology as it relates to animals used in the production of food and other products important to the well being of humans will be covered.
ANSC446
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212 or BSCI440.
Anatomy and physiology of reproductive processes in domesticated and wild mammals.
ANSC447
(Perm Req)
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC446.
Gross and micro-anatomy, artificial insemination, estrous cycle synchronization and invitro-fertilization procedures and analytical techniques useful in animal management and reproduction.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC450
Animal Breeding Plans
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH120, MATH136, MATH140, or BIOM301).
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Design of animal breeding programs for the genetic improvement of livestock and companion animal species. Principles of population and quantitative genetics. Genetic evaluations of animals, selection strategies and crossbreeding systems. Incorporation of statistics and biotechnology into animal breeding plans.
ANSC454
Nutritional Aspects of Metabolic Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and ANSC101, or BSCI170; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: ANSC4890 or ANSC454.
Formerly: ANSC489O.
Biochemical and physiological fundamentals of nutrition. Discussion of protein, fat,carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins and their roles and interrelationships innutrition, metabolism and diseases in humans and animals. The course will use recommended texts for foundation material as well as research papers to provide in-depth coverage and illustrate emerging themes in metabolic aspects of nutrition and disease.
ANSC455
Applied Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or BSCI106; or (BSCI160 and BSCI161).
Principles of animal behavior applied to production systems in animal agriculture.
Offered fall only.
ANSC460
Comparative Vertebrate Immunology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212, BSCI201, or BSCI440.
Credit only granted for: ANSC460 or ANSC489I.
Formerly: ANSC489I.
Basic concepts in immunology, and comparing immunity in different vertebrates, including organization of immune systems, innate and adaptive immune responses. Special attention will be paid to how cell-mediated and humoral immune responses are induced in natural infections, and what are the effector mechanisms in both of these processes. Immune response in representative disease models such as infections with viruses and bacteria, cancer, and autoimmune disease will be discussed. Lectures concerning cutting-edge research will also be given.
ANSC624
Recent Advances in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be an Animal Sciences graduate student.
Credit only granted for: ANSC698C or ANSC624.
Formerly: ANSC698C.
Seminar course in advanced animal science research.
ANSC625
Developing Presentation Skills
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be an Animal Sciences graduate student.
Credit only granted for: ANSC625 or ANSC698D.
Formerly: ANSC698D.
Seminar designed to teach oral presentation skills for animal science students.
ANSC644
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must not have completed ANSC444.
Credit only granted for: ANSC444,ANSC489I, ANSC644, or ANSC688I.
Formerly: ANSC688I.
A comprehensive course covering the major endocrine systems in animals. Lecture topics include major endocrine axes, hormonal regulation of homeostasis, growth and reproduction, and endocrine mechanisms of action. Advanced concepts in the molecular and cell biology of hormone action and regulation addressed in weekly discussion sessions centered on current research publications in the field of molecular and cellular endocrinology.
ANSC660
Poultry Literature
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Readings on individual topics are assigned. Written reports required. Methods of analysis and presentation of scientific material are discussed.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC688I
Special Topics; Comparative Vertebrate Immunology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC688M
Special Topics; The Gut Microbiome
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC688O
Special Topics; Advanced Nutritional Pathophysiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
ANSC699
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.