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Description of Courses

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ANS ANIMAL SCIENCE (School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences)

105. Introduction to Agricultural Sciences - 3-2-4
This course is designed to provide an overview of the agricultural sciences related to the scientific principles and practices of food and fiber production. The laboratory sessions are designed to provide application of principles and examples of current agricultural technologies. May be used as a general-education laboratory science elective.

120. Introduction to Animal Science - 3-2-4
An overview of the basic principles and practices of animal agriculture as well as discussion of related current topics and future trends.

200. Livestock Feeding and Ration Formulation - 3-2-4
Principles of ration formulation for various classes of livestock; feedstuff composition and identification, feed processing and ration formulation with special emphasis on computer application as applied to balancing and least-cost analysis. PR: ANS 120.

322I. Principles of Nutrition - 3-0-3
Physiology and chemistry of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in animals; nutrient functions, requirements, utilization and the effects of nutrient deficiencies and toxicity.  PR: ANS 120; BIO 112; CHM109; or CI

300. Stable Management - 2-2-3
Principles and application of equine-facility management including nutrition, health, facility design and maintenance as well as financial planning and legal considerations. PR: ANS 120 or CI.

302. Veterinary Microbiology - 2-4-4
This course is designed as an introduction to microbiology and the manipulative skills required for the isolation and identification of veterinary pathogens and common non-pathogenic microbiota found in a variety of samples.  PR:  ANS 120 and BIO 111; or CI.

323. Forage Production - 3-2-4
Concepts and practical aspects of forage production, with emphasis on the southern United States. Forage management and forage species and review of grazing systems for different species of livestock. PR: ANS 200.

324. Genetics of Livestock Improvement - 3-2-4
Application of genetic principles to the development of desirable livestock; the scientific approach to selection and mating systems to maximize genetic change. PR: ANS 120 or CI.

326. Anatomy and Physiology - 3-2-4
General principles of anatomy and physiology of farm animals, emphasizing ruminant and equine digestive physiology. PR: ANS 120; BIO 202; or CI.

327. Reproductive Physiology - 3-2-4
Concepts, principles and techniques in the physiology of reproduction of farm animals and management for improved reproductive efficiency. PR: ANS 120; BIO 202; or CI.

329. Equine Health - 3-2-4
Introduction to the principles and practices of equine health care including preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. PR: ANS 120 and ANS 200, or CI.

330. Comparative Exercise Physiology - 3-0-3
Metabolic and physiologic aspects of exercise and conditioning with special emphasis on biochemical pathways. PR: ANS 326 or BIO 206; or CI.

331. Equine Evaluation - 3-2-4
Evaluation of equine conformation and the influences of genetics and environment. Skeletal and muscular systems anatomy and physiology will be emphasized with their contributions to soundness and performance. PR: ANS 120 and 326 and BIO 202.

332. Companion Animal Science - 3-2-4
The course provides an overview of companion animals with primary emphasis on canine and feline anatomy and physiology, behavior, genetics, nutrition and health care.  PR:  ANS 120 and ANS 200; or CI.

421WI. Animal Health and Diseases - 3-2-4
Introduction to the basic principles of epidemiology with special reference to the pathogenesis of diseases in the animal population; description of the role of the animal scientist, veterinarian and farm manager in the control of diseases. PR: ANS 120 and 326.

422WI. Beef Systems and Management - 3-2-4
Examination of beef-cattle enterprises including breeding, nutrition, reproduction and health management for maximization of production efficiency. PR: ANS 200, 324, 326, 327; or CI.

423. Dairy Systems and Management - 3-2-4
Application of science and technology related to modern dairying, emphasizing herd management, computerization of records, milking, sanitation, genetics, nutrition, health, economics and regulatory agencies involved in dairying. PR: ANS 200, 324, 326, 327; or CI.

424. Horse Systems and Management - 3-2-4
Principles and practices of breeding, nutrition, reproduction and management as related to the horse industry. PR: ANS 200, 324, 326, 327; or CI.

425. Swine and Poultry Systems and Management - 3-0-3
A systems approach that covers all aspects of swine production with special emphasis on Southeastern pork production, including the economic, nutritional, genetic, physiological and managerial factors involved in each phase of the life cycle under the various systems of production. Also, principles and practices of breeding, nutrition, reproduction and management as related to broilers and laying hens. PR: ANS 200, 324, 326, 327; or CI.

426. Sheep Systems and Management - 3-2-4
Principles and practices of sheep production with special emphasis on farm-flock operations. A systems approach that considers the economic, nutritional, genetic, physiological and managerial factors of production. PR: ANS 200, 324, 326, 327; or CI.

429WI. Behavior of Domestic Animals - 3-2-4
Examination of domestic-animal behavior and the practical implications of their behavior. Emphasis is placed on how human care, genetic selection and the physical and social environments provided by man affect behavior and, thereby, aspects of animal well-being. PR: ANS 324, 326, 327; or CI.

433. Neural, Muscular and Renal Physiology - 3-0-3
An in-depth examination of neural, muscular and renal physiology. This advanced physiology course is intended primarily for those planning to pursue graduate education in the medical or research fields. PR: ANS 326 or CI.

434. Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hepatic Physiology - 3-0-3
An in-depth examination of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hepatic physiology. This advanced physiology course is intended primarily for those planning to pursue graduate education in the medical or research fields. PR: ANS 326 or CI.

441. Advanced Reproductive Technologies - 2-2-3
This course is designed to provide an in-depth review of reproductive technologies utilized in domestic animals.  Topics to be covered include:  cryobiology, endocrinology, manipulation of reproductive cycles, artificial insemination, immunological assays, embryo transfer and applications of ultrasound technology as they relate to reproduction.  PR:  ANS 327 or CI.

491. Seminar - 1-0-1
Special topics and current literature pertaining to the animal sciences. PR: SS.

492. Special Topics - 1 to 4 hours
Instruction in special topics of current interest in the animal industry.

496. Academic Internship - 3 to 9 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects relating to the individual student's program of study, planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.

498. Directed Study - 1 to 9 hours
Directed study of selected subjects approved by instructor. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean.

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