Animal Science (ANSC)

ANSC 1211  Preparation for Animal Ag  2 SCH  (2-0)  

Key issues and trends impacting care and use of livestock, and domestic and companion animals. Career opportunities in the animal science profession.

ANSC 1419  Introd to Animal Science  4 SCH  (3-2)  

Basic scientific fundamentals of livestock production, including feeding and nutrition, reproductive physiology, selective breeding, health, management and marketing of major and minor species.

Fee: $5.00

ANSC 2307  Prin of Feeds and Feeding  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Chemical composition of feeds, utilization of nutrients, characteristics of feedstuffs and feed usage. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, MATH 1314, CHEM 1311 plus CHEM 1111.

ANSC 2310  Livestock Mgmt Techniques  3 SCH  (1-4)  

Application of animal handling and management techniques for major and minor livestock species including behavior of livestock species relevant to handling, methods of restraint and blood sampling. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and sophomore standing.

ANSC 3302  Swine Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Systems of swine management including breeding, feeding and various management problems with their solutions. Prerequisites: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

ANSC 3304  Beef Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Systems of beef management including breeding, feeding and various management problems with their solutions. Prerequisites: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

ANSC 3305  Mkt Class and Grade Livestock  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Classifications and judging of livestock; factors affecting classification, grading and valuing and procedures of marketing livestock. Prerequisites: 9 semester hours of Agriculture including ANSC 1419.

ANSC 3306  Equine Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles of equine management, including conformation, nutrition, reproduction, health, and general management practices. Prerequisites: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

ANSC 3307  Forage Prod, Eval, & Util  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course investigates multidisciplinary approaches toward the development, evaluation and utilization of integrated forage, livestock, and wildlife production systems that are economically feasible and environmentally sustainable. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and ANSC 2307. Junior or senior classification or instructor approval.

ANSC 3308  Sheep and Goat Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Systems of sheep and goat management for meat, fiber and milk including breeding, feeding and various management problems and their solutions. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of animal science including ANSC 1419.

ANSC 3309  Meat Preparation and Eval  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Market class determination, live animal evaluation; slaughter, cutting, curing, carcass evaluation and grading. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and junior standing.

Fee: $5.00

ANSC 3310  Processed Meatss  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Fundamentals of processed meats, meat product development, and training for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

ANSC 3313  Repro Physiol of Dom Animals  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Comparative anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems, endocrinology, gestation, parturition and lactation, management techniques, performance traits and diseases. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, BIOL 1308 and 1108, CHEM 1311 plus CHEM 1111.

Fee: $5.00

ANSC 3333  Domestic Animal Behavior  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles of animal behavior with concentration on livestock animals emphasizing how behavior influences animal production and efficiency. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and junior standing.

ANSC 3335  Animal Breeding and Genetics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to genetic concepts and principles of livestock improvement involving gene function, molecular genetics, gametogenesis, Mendelian inheritance, selection and breeding systems. Prerequisite: ANSC 1419.

ANSC 3336  Artificial Breed of Livestock  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Study of artificial insemination techniques and reproductive technologies. Application of artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis techniques in cattle, goats and swine. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, ANSC 3313.

Fee: $5.00

ANSC 3390  Special Topics in Animal Sci  3 SCH  (0-0-3)  

Selected topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated once under different topic. Prerequisite: junior standing.

ANSC 3995  Internship  1-9 SCH  (0-0-1-9)  

Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in an agriculture enterprise or agency setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with formal evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours toward degree; may not count toward minor. Prerequisite: written consent of adviser and dean.

ANSC 4301  Growth Physiol of Livestock Sp  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Study of the principles of growth and its measurement from the cell to the tissue to the entire animal. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and CHEM 2421 or CHEM 3323.

ANSC 4303  Anat and Phys of Dom Animals  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to the study of functional anatomy and fundamental physiological processes of domestic animals. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and CHEM 2421 or CHEM 3323.

ANSC 4305  International Animal Agric  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Global contributions of animal agriculture involving traditional and nontraditional species on the welfare of human development. Includes a review of selected literature papers and a study of alternative livestock production systems especially appropriate for developing countries. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

ANSC 4307  Animal Nutrition  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Chemical composition of the animal, functions of nutrients, digestion, metabolism, physiological effects of feed additives. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, CHEM 2421.

ANSC 4308  Statistics in Agriculture  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Basic and practical overview of agricultural experimentation, which includes an understanding of hypothesis testing, sampling, probability, and analysis and interpretation of agricultural research data. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.

ANSC 4317  Intensive Cattle Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Production and management practices of the feedlot and dairy industries will be explored. Current issues, such as animal welfare, production efficiency, environmental impacts and health related risks will be addressed. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419; Junior or senior classification or instructor approval. Recommended Prerequisite: ANSC 2307.

ANSC 4385  Experimental Techniques  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Laboratory exercises and demonstrations of current biotechniques used in animal research and their application to management of animal and wildlife species. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of agriculture or approval of instructor.

ANSC 4395  Problems in Animal Science  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Literature review, laboratory field problem. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours, only 3 hours may count toward a minor. Prerequisite: approval of supervising professor.