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    Animal Sciences
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
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    ANS 2002 The Meat We Eat
    Credits: 3.
    Consumer-oriented elective covering meat as a food, its inspection for wholesomeness, meat grading, identification, processing, selection, preparation, and serving. Emphasizes preparation of economical, nutritious and palatable meals centered on meat. (B)
    ANS 2005 The Role of Animals in Human History
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the importance of animals through human history, from the Stone Age to the present. The domestication of dogs, cats, major farm animals and some less familiar, such as camels, reindeer, and buffalo and the role they played in different societies and cultures across human history.
    ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science
    Credits: 4.
    Role of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, and horses in serving humans. Introduces anatomy and physiology of digestion, growth, reproduction, and the application of genetics to livestock improvement.
    ANS 3008 Livestock Behavior and Welfare
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore or junior standing.
    Introduces basic principles and applications of animal behavior, including approaches to improve animal welfare through an understanding of animal behavior. Examples are drawn from a wide range of species, but the focus is on applying concepts to understand the behavior and welfare of livestock.
    ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and ANS3006C or equivalent; must be AL major.
    An integration of the physiological, genetic, and nutritional bases of animal growth, development, and body composition with application to livestock production.
    ANS 3079L Relationship of Form to Function in Horses
    Credits: 2.
    Principles of conformation and performance evaluation of horses. Studies the anatomy, physiology, and dynamics of the horse as it affects athletic potential and performance.
    ANS 3216 Introduction to Equine Science
    Credits: 3.
    For those with an interest in equine sciences but with limited equine experience. Principles of equine selection, care, and utilization.
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    ANS 3217C Equine Health Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C; must be AL-equine option major.
    Principles and practices for planning, implementing, and maintaining equine herd health.
    ANS 3239L Techniques in Equine Science
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3236; must be AL major.
    Introduces the knowledge, horseback, and management skills required for proper daily horse care and conditioning. Designed for those seeking employment requiring basic horse care skills and for novice horse owners.
    ANS 3246L Beef Production Practicum
    Credits: 2; repeatable for credit up to 4 credits; Prereq: sophomore or junior standing; Coreq: ANS 4243C or ANS 4254C.
    Participate in beef cattle production systems under close supervision of faculty and staff; gain knowledge of best management practices regarding cattle handling, tractor, and equipment use, as well as cattle hauling by participating in experiential learning opportunities.
    ANS 3250L Dairy Cattle Practicum
    Credits: 2; Coreq: ANS 3251.
    Practical application of the principles of biology and management of dairy cattle. Topics include milking procedures, behavior, cattle handling, records, and computer applications in dairy production; body condition, lameness and hygiene scoring; dairy farm evaluation; on-farm practica and field trips.
    ANS 3251 Biology and Management of Dairy Cattle
    Credits: 2.
    Biology of dairy cattle and the interrelationship between biology and management. Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, diseases, dairy products, housing, management, economics, and the environmental impact of dairy production.
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    ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, or equivalent.
    Principles of reproduction in avian and mammalian farm animals including factors related to the estrous cycle, pregnancy, lactation, semen-production, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, and environmental factors affecting reproduction.
    ANS 3383L Application of Genetic Evaluation to the Livestock Industry
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3384.
    Application of the principles of genetic evaluation of farm animals to the livestock industry.
    ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L, or equivalent.
    Basic principles of Mendelian genetics and quantitative genetics as applied to improvement of farm animals. Selection, inbreeding, and crossbreeding strategies for the improvement of cattle, swine, horses, and poultry.
    ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440.
    Studies the basic nutrient requirements of food animals, primarily beef cattle and swine, at specific stages of growth, production, and reproduction; and how scientific methods and experimentation are applied to animal nutrition.
    ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3440.
    The influence of growth, reproduction, and work on the nutrient requirements of horses and the application of that information to the planning of life cycle feeding programs.
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    ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L, or equivalent.
    The nutrients required by animals, their functions interrelationships, and processes of utilization; feedstuff composition and their use in diet and ration formulation.
    ANS 3613L Livestock and Meat Evaluation
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C.
    Basic principles of livestock evaluation, grading, and pricing of meat animals, carcasses and meat cuts.
    ANS 3634C Meats
    Credits: 3.
    Integrated studies of the science and technology involved in the utilization of meat animals for food with focus on animal growth, carcass cutability, wholesomeness, palatability, and merchandising of red meat.
    ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry
    Credits: 2.
    Careers in the livestock industry. Interactive exposure to employment opportunities in the animal sciences.
    ANS 4212L Techniques in Farrier Science
    Credits: 1 to 2, variable.
    How to evaluate and to trim the horse's hoof and to develop a working knowledge of corrective farrier techniques.
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    ANS 4218L Horse Psychology and Training
    Credits: 3.
    Horse behavior, instinct and senses as they relate to training. Principles of training the young foal; ground work, liberty training, and starting the young yearling under saddle; and principles of performance training.
    ANS 4231 Practicum in Horse Management and Training Technique
    Credits: 1.
    ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3237C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.
    Management principles essential to the planning and operation of commercial horse enterprises.
    ANS 4241L Intermediate Horse Training
    Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3237C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.
    Continue the training of a recently started under-saddled horse, exhibit horse to potential buyers, and produce annual sealed bid sale.
    ANS 4243C Beef Cow-Calf Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3404C, ANS 3440.
    Development and implementation of management programs for commercial cow-calf and purebred beef cattle enterprises.
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    ANS 4245C Beef Background and Feedlot Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3440, ANS 3404C, ANS 3613L and ANS 3634C.
    Management, marketing, and utilization of beef cattle after weaning. Spring break field trip required.
    ANS 4318C Equine Reproductive Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3319C.
    Equine reproduction to include anatomy, the estrous cycle, hormones and pharmacologic manipulation, gametogenesis, embryonic and fetal development, parturition, foal care, assisted technologies, and management strategies.
    ANS 4382 Equine Genetics
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3384.
    Examines the underlying mechanims and inheritance of a number of traits in the horse; includes the impact of domestication on the genome, relationships between breeds, coat color, genetic disease and complex traits of performance and behavior.
    ANS 4604C Live Animal Evaluation
    Credits: 2.
    Instruction of live animal selection and evaluation, relative to improving the efficiency of meat and animal production.
    ANS 4605 Animal and Products Evaluation
    Credits: 1; maximum 4 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Intensive training in animal and animal products evaluation.
    ANS 4615 Meat Selection and Grading
    Credits: 2;
    Grading and classifying beef, pork, and lamb carcasses and cuts.
    ANS 4623C Pork Production
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440 and ANS 3319C and either ANS 3613L or ANS 4604C.
    Principles of modern pork production, including all aspects of swine production management systems (breeding systems, disease control, applied economics, housing, marketing, pork quality, and nutrition in a systems approach), relative to the US/Global pork supply.
    ANS 4635C Meat Processing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C or FOS 3042.
    Basic principles of the use of muscle as food, process technology, meat inspection, regulations, quality control procedures, and marketing aspects.
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    ANS 4701 Physiology of the Mammary Gland and Lactation
    Credits: 2; Prereq: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, ANS 3319C, and 4AG.
    Insight into the endocrinology and physiology of the defining characteristics of mammals: the mammary gland and lactation, focusing on the anatomy and development of the mammary gland with an overview of the biochemical, cellular and molecular processes controlling lactation emphasizing on livestock species.
    ANS 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Animal Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in animal sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
    ANS 4905 Problems in Animal Science
    Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 6 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Qualified students are assigned a problem involving care and management of livestock or the investigation of a current topic in animal science.
    ANS 4911 Supervised Research in Animal Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in animal sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    ANS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Animal Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
    Independent research in animal sciences leading to an honors thesis, mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
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    ANS 4931 Senior Seminar
    Credits: 1; Prereq: senior standing; must be AL major.
    Oral presentation and papers on issues facing the livestock industry.
    ANS 4932 Special Topics in Animal Sciences
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated up to 6 credits; Prereq: Sophomore standing.
    Special topics in Animal Sciences.
    ANS 4941 Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science
    Credits: 2 to 8; Prereq: prior arrangement with advisor.
    Credit is earned on the basis of one hour per month of employment. (S-U)
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    ATE 2511 Companion Animal Biology and Management
    Credits: 3.
    Principles and practices of proper selection, care, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, and training of companion animals, with emphasis on dogs, cats, and selected bird species.
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