Animal Science (ANSC)


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1401. [AGRI 1419] General Animal Science (4). The application of basic scientific principles to the efficient production of domestic animals. Students must enroll in lecture and lab concurrently. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement. F, S, SS.



2202. Principles of Anatomy of Domestic Animals (2). Introduction to anatomy of domesticated animals with emphasis on bones, muscles, organs, vascular and nervous systems. F, S.

2301. [AGRI 2322] Livestock and Meat Evaluation I (3). Evaluation and selection of breeding and market animals, carcass evaluation and grading, breed characteristics. Field trips to ranches and meat packing plants. S.

2302. Livestock and Meat Evaluation II (3). Advanced training in evaluating, selecting, pricing, and grading of breeding and market livestock, carcasses, and wholesale cuts. Field trips to ranches and meat packing plants. Livestock and meat judging teams originate from this course. May be repeated for credit. F.

2303. Care and Management of Companion Animals (3). Principles and practices of proper selection, feeding, and care of companion animals, with emphasis on the dog and cat. Nutrition, health care, behavior, training, and reproduction are discussed. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement. F, S.

2304. Selection and Evaluation of Horses (3). Criteria for evaluation and selection of breeding and show animals. Evaluation of breed types and show ring characteristics. Field trips to various breed operations. Horse judging teams will originate from this course. S.

2305. Introductory Horse Nutrition (3). Introduction to basic nutrition and feeding of horses. Emphasis on practical applications and feeding management guidelines. F.

2306. Principles of Physiology of Domestic Animals (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 2202. Introduction to physiological principles of domesticated animals, including major systems. S.

2310. The Horse in World Art (3). A comprehensive study of the depiction of the horse in fine arts, reflecting cultures, values, traditions, and heritage of civilization throughout history. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement. F, SII.



3100. Animal Science Seminar (1). Information to prepare students to function in a competitive work environment or professional/graduate school. F, S.

3203. Livestock and Meat Judging (2). In-depth special training in livestock and meat judging, grading, and evaluation for students who wish to become members of the livestock or meat judging teams. May be repeated for credit. S.

3204. Advanced Livestock, Horse, and Meat Judging (2). Advanced training in judging, grading, and evaluating performance for members of the senior livestock, horse, or meat judging teams. May be repeated for credit once. F.

3301. Principles of Nutrition (3). Prerequisites: ANSC 1401; CHEM 1305 or 1307. Nutritional roles of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins, and water. Digestion, absorption, and use of nutrients and their metabolites. F, S.

3303. Introductory Horse Management (3). An introduction to all aspects of equine management including selection, herd health, reproduction, nutrition, behavior, and marketing. F.

3304. Management and Training of Horses (3). Practical application of the science of equine behavior to training young ranch horses. Emphasis on training, communication, and progressive learning of ranch skills. F, S.

3305. Applied Animal Nutrition (3). Prerequisites: ANSC 1401 and CHEM 1305 or 1307. The fundamental metabolic principles of nutrition will be developed into concepts applicable to problem solving and situation use in the field. Nutrition-disease involvement. Not open to animal science majors. Will not qualify as prerequisite to ANSC 3307. S, SSI.

3306. Animal Diseases (3). Diseases of farm animals, both infectious and noninfectious, parasites, parasitic diseases, and the establishment of immunity through the use of biological products. S.

3307. Feeds and Feeding (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. Characteristics of feedstuffs used in livestock enterprises. Ration formulation and nutritional management of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and horses. Methods of processing and evaluating feeds. F, S.

3308. Clinical Veterinary Science (3). Prerequisites: ANSC 2202 and 2306. Clinical course working with various animal species. Course provides practical applications in various disciplines of veterinary medicine. SSI.

3309. Principles of Hippotherapy (3). An interdisciplinary overview of hippotherapy with primary emphasis on the use of the horse in therapy for children with physical, cognitive, and other disabilities. F, S, SS.

3310. Principles of Equine Sales Preparation and Marketing (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 3303. Principles of equine management as related to fitting, presentation, and marketing of horses.

3312. Horsemanship I: General Horsemanship (3). Fundamentals of horse care and riding with an emphasis on practical experience. F.

3313. Horsemanship II: Advanced Horsemanship (3). Riding-intensive class for advanced riders. Emphasis on communication with horse in both hunt/stock seat disciplines. S.

3316. Animal Growth and Development (3). Prerequisites: ANSC 2202 and 2306. A comprehensive course in the basic principles and concepts of livestock growth and development. S.

3317. Ranch Horse Techniques (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Riding-intensive class for advanced riders. Instruction in working cattle, reining, and trail. Student will provide a horse. May be repeated for credit. F, S.

3401. Reproductive Physiology (4). Prerequisites: ANSC 2202 and 2306 or 3405. Physiological approach to reproductive processes in farm animals. Study includes anatomy, endocrinology, estrous cycles, egg and sperm physiology, fertilization, gestation, parturition, and artificial insemination. F.

3402. Animal Breeding and Genetics (4). Prerequisites: ANSC 1401, MATH 1320 or higher. Fundamental principles of cellular, population, and quantitative genetics applied in selection and mating systems to make genetic improvements in farm animals. F.

3403. Selection, Care, Processing, and Cooking of Meats (4). A general course in selecting, preserving, inspecting, grading, and cooking meats. S.

3404. Consumer Selection and Utilization of Meat Products (4). A course for nonmajors who desire general knowledge of meat purchasing, selection, and cookery. Aspects of hazard analysis, food safety, and sanitation will be studied. F, S, SS.

3405. Advanced Physiology of Animals (4). Prerequisites: ANSC 2202 and honors student status or consent of instructor. Physiology of domestic animals for advanced or honors students. Lecture and laboratory emphasizing whole animal physiology. S, even years.



4000. Internship (V1-12). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A supervised study course providing in-service training and practice in the various areas of animal science. F, S, SS.

4001. Special Problems in Animal Science (V1-6). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Individual investigation. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SS.

4202. Artificial Insemination of Livestock (2). Prerequisite: ANSC 3401 or consent of instructor. Anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs, palpation, insemination techniques, handling frozen semen, estrous detection, synchronization of estrus and ovulation, and pregnancy determination. Intersession.

4301. Equine-Assisted Mental Health (3). An introduction to therapeutic intervention using horses to address behavioral, relational, and emotional issues for clients. S.

4305. Therapeutic Riding (3). Skills and theories of therapeutic riding, including lesson plan development, knowledge of disabilities, and groundwork for instructor certification. F.

4306. Equine Feeding and Exercise Management (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 2305 or consent of instructor. Students will investigate exercise physiology concepts and nutritional requirements related to the feeding and care of horses.

4400. Meat Science and Muscle Biology (4). Prerequisite: ANSC 3403 or consent of instructor. Study of meat components, their development, and their effect on meat characteristics and processing properties. Emphasis on industry issues. F.

4401. Swine Production (4). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. Understanding pig biology, management of the pig's environment and genetics to maximize profits. Include genetics, nutrition, reproduction, housing, herd health, and management practices. Laboratory and field trips. F. (Writing Intensive)

4402. Horse Production (4). An advanced study of equine anatomy, reproductive physiology, nutrition, disease, and management. S. (Writing Intensive)

4403. Beef Production (4). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. The breeding, feeding, and managing of beef herds for profitable production of slaughter cattle. Emphasis on commercial cow-calf herds. Field trips to ranches. S. (Writing Intensive)

4404. Processed and Cured Meat Science (4). Introduction to manufactured meat products and muscle ingredients, processing technologies, storage conditions, and stability of cured muscle foods. S.

4405. Beef Cattle Stocker and Feedlot Management (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. Stocker and feedlot cattle production with focus on management, procurement and marketing, animal health and nutrition. Field trips to feedlots. F.

4406. Sheep and Goat Production (4). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. Sheep, goat, wool, and mohair production management and marketing practices. Field trips to ranches and feedlots. S. (Writing Intensive)

4407. Poultry Production (4). Prerequisite: ANSC 3301. Poultry production including layers, broiler and turkey management. F.



5000. Professional Internship (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised study providing advanced training for Master's of Agriculture and Master's of Science (non-thesis) students. Emphasis is on creative and technical abilities.

5001. Problems in Animal Science (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Selected problems based on the student's needs and interests not included in other courses. May be repeated for credit with approval of department.

5100. Seminar (1). Analysis of significant research. Oral presentations and discussions; enrollment required each semester of student's residence. F, S.

5201. Ethical Behavior and Integrity in Scientific Research (2). Combination of lecture presentations and student analysis of behavior in science to explore aspects of scientific integrity and conduct. S, even years.

5219. Advanced Studies in Equine Behavior and Dynamics (2). Advanced study of equine behavior, psychology, and herd dynamics. SS.

5301. Advanced Equine-Assisted Mental Health (3). Advanced study of equine-assisted mental health as a therapeutic intervention utilizing horses to address behavioral, relational, and emotional issues for clients. S.

5302. Advanced Beef Production (3). Advanced study of beef production and management. Emphasis on the application of current research to improve the efficiency of beef production. SS, even years.

5303. Advanced Beef Cattle Feedyard Management (3). Emphasis on the application of recent research to improve the management of cattle feedyard operations. Special emphasis will be placed on risk and resource management within the feedyard. F.

5304. Growth and Development (3). A study of differentiation, development, growth, and fattening of domestic animals and hereditary and environmental influences and interactions. S.

5305. Advanced Therapeutic Riding (3). Advanced skills and theories of therapeutic riding, including lesson plan development, advanced knowledge of disabilities, and ground-work for instructor certification. F.

5306. Advanced Animal Breeding (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 3402 or equivalent. Advanced topics in selecting and mating farm animals with the objective of making genetic improvement. Emphasis on breeding value estimation and crossbreeding. S, odd years.

5307. Research Methods in Agricultural Sciences (3). Prerequisite: ANSC 5403 or equivalent. Computer programming, data inputs, and interpretation. Covers examples that relate to experimental designs in agricultural research. SSI.

5308. Minerals and Vitamins in Animal Nutrition (3). An in-depth study of vitamin and mineral chemistry, metabolism, interrelationships, and requirements for production. SS.

5309. Advanced Topics in Reproduction (3). A review of current literature and demonstrated techniques of the current procedures being used in assisted reproduction. S, odd years..

5311. Ruminant Nutrition (3). A study of the digestive physiology of ruminants. Emphasis on rumen fermentation and its relationship to practical nutrition. Individual topics and current research information. F, even years.

5312. Advanced Sheep and Goat Production (3). Advanced study of sheep and goat production and management. Application of research in genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health, management, wool, mohair, and marketing. S.

5313. Nutritional Biochemistry in Animals (3). Nutrient metabolism and regulation in animals. Course integrates metabolic pathways with nutrition and physiology. S.

5314. Animal Protein and Energy Utilization (3). An in-depth study of nitrogen, amino acid metabolism, and energy utilization in animals. Evaluation of sources and requirements for production. F, odd years.

5315. Animal Endocrinology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Course will address current research on hypothalamic-pituitary regulation of physiological systems including reproduction, growth, immune function, digestion, and behavior.

5316. Muscle Chemistry, Ultrastructure, and Physiology (3). A study of muscle structure, composition, growth mechanisms of contraction, and rigor as related to livestock. S, odd years.

5318. Topics in Animal Stress, Welfare, and Behavior (3). Students will write and discuss each topic online. Topics include animal rights philosophy and applications, stress mechanisms, measuring behavior and welfare, and other current topics.

5400. Advanced Meat Science and Muscle Biology (4). Advanced study of meat components, their development, and effect on meat characteristics and processing properties. Emphasis on industry issues and the current scientific literature. Not for students who have taken ANSC 4400. SS.

5401. Experimental Techniques in Meat Chemistry and Muscle Biology (4). Histological, chemical, and biological properties of meat. Experimental techniques in meat science and muscle biology will be studied in lecture and individual lab study.

5402. Advanced Horse Production (4). An advanced study of equine science, including health, lameness, disease, genetics, reproductive physiology, nutrition, and research topics within the equine industry.

5403. Biometry (4). Introduction to biological statistics. Observations, probability, "t" test, analysis of variance, mean separation procedures, linear regression and correlation, and chi-square. Introduction to computerization of statistical analyses. F.

5404. Physiology of Reproduction (4). Anatomy of reproductive systems, physiological regulations of reproductive processes, estrous cycle, gonadal functions, semen evaluation, fertilization, embryology, pregnancy, parturition, lactation, reproductive efficiency, and research techniques. SSII, odd years.

5405. Advanced Processed and Cured Meat Science (4). Advanced application of scientific principles and practices to manufactured meat products. Interrelationships among muscle ingredients, processing technologies, storage conditions, and stability of cured muscle foods. S, even years.



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-12).

6001. Supervised Teaching (V1-3). Supervised teaching experience at the university level.



7000. Research (V1-12).



8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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