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Agriculture and Natural Resources
ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Survey of the meat animal, dairy, and equine industries. Emphasis on general management principles, health care, breeding, behavior, feeding, and care of dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine.

ANSC 1033 - Introduction to Companion Animals
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Companion animal industry. Emphasizes identification, general management principles, health care, breeding, behavior, feeding, and humane care of companion animals.

ANSC 1101 - Animal Evaluation
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; fall, every year)
Conformation, breed characteristics, type, and their importance in evaluation. Techniques of evaluation and interpretation of evaluation data.

ANSC 1201 - Advanced Animal Evaluation
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-1101; spring, every year)
Advanced techniques in evaluating and selecting dairy or beef cattle, sheep, and swine. Preparing and delivering oral reasons.

ANSC 1205 - Beef and Dairy Production Techniques
(2.0 cr; spring, every year)
Skills necessary for successful/economical beef and dairy production.

ANSC 1206 - Sheep and Swine Production Techniques
(2.0 cr; spring, every year)
Skills necessary for successful/economical sheep/swine production.

ANSC 1803 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Current topics not covered in regularly offered courses.

ANSC 2001 - Artificial Insemination
(1.0 cr)
Anatomy/physiology, heat detection, hormone function/synchronization, semen storage/handling, AI technique, record keeping, sire selection. Practical technical skills to run AI programs.

ANSC 2104 - Feeds and Feeding
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1004, high school chem or Chem 1001; fall, every year)
Identification and use of feed grains, forages, supplemental feeds, and additives. Bushel weights, price, and cost per unit calculations. Moisture content calculations. Factors influencing feed quality, feed value, price, and storage. Digestion, ration formulation, and feed processing methods.

ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1205 or 1206, Math 1031, or instructor consent; fall, even academic years)
Effects of environment on animal production. Principles of environmental control. Planning open, partial, and total environmentally controlled systems for livestock. Functional, economic, and environmental considerations. Feed handling systems, waste management alternatives.

ANSC 3023 - Animal Breeding
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1004, Biol 1009; fall, every year)
Application of qualitative genetic principles to animal breeding. Quantitative genetics. Livestock improvements through breeding/selection systems.

ANSC 3052 - Meat and Dairy Processing
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Packaging/processing dairy/meat. Effects of hygiene/sanitation on product quality. Types of spoilage. Microbial ecology within the industry.

ANSC 3104 - Applied Animal Nutrition
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2104, [CHEM 1401 or [CHEM 3021 or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3021]]; spring, every year)
Continuation of digestion/metabolism to include modifications/control. Application of nutritional principles to economical feeding of different farm animal species. Nutrient requirements/modifications due to weather, stress, feeding objectives, environment, and metabolic limitations. Computer formulation of rations.

ANSC 3203 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1004, Biol 1009; fall, every year)
Anatomy/physiology of several species. Organization of body from cells into tissues/organs. Identification, comparison, and contrast of different species. Growth development/function of selected bodily systems.

ANSC 3204 - Dairy Production
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1205 or 1206, 2104; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Growth/development of dairy cattle. Genetics/breeding, dairy nutrition, growth/development of heifer to first calving. Getting cows into production and their subsequent management, including milking management skills.

ANSC 3205 - Dairy Management Practicum
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Sr or instructor consent; fall, offered periodically)
Management and clinical skills, including those unique to large dairy herds.

ANSC 3303 - Beef Production
(3.0 cr; Prereq-AnSc 1205 or 1206, 2104; fall, every year)
Application of technology and information to systems of managing beef operations. Incorporation of economics, farm management, records, and production science in management plans. Computer applications in management.

ANSC 3304 - Reproduction, AI, and Lactation
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3203; spring, every year)
Functions of reproductive organs, fertilization, the estrous cycle and its endocrine control, reproductive efficiency and problems, principles of artificial insemination. Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the mammary gland; mammary growth; initiation of and maintenance of lactation. Milk synthesis and factors influencing the lactation curve.

ANSC 3441 - Current Topics in Animal Science
(1.0 cr; Prereq-AnSc 1203, 2104, 3304 or concurrent enrollment in 3304; fall, every year)
Focus on one economically important or emerging topic in animal science (e.g., swine, sheep, companion animal). Lecture/discussion.

ANSC 3503 - Animal Health and Disease
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3203; spring, every year)
Concepts of health and disease with emphasis on prevention through health plans and enhancing immunity. Influence of environment and other stressors on health and disease.

ANSC 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr, instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses.

ANSC 4204 - Animal Systems Management
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1205 or 1206, 3004, 3204 or 3303 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Planning, budgeting (cash, feed, machinery, etc.), and implementing programs; facilities; labor force; and other factors required for operation of modern animal operations. Field trips, planning for existing operations.


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