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Animal and Veterinary Science (AVS)

Chairperson: Professor Bengtson

101 Introduction to Animal Science (3)

Animal industry’s role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products. (Lec. 3) (N) [D]

102 Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory (1)

Laboratory and demonstrations of principles of the animal industries. (Lab. 2) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 101. Restricted to AVS majors.

104 Animal Management Techniques (2)

Lecture and laboratory in the handling skills needed to maintain animal comfort and productivity. (Lec. 1, Lab. 2) Pre: 101 and 102.

110 Freshman Seminar in Animal and Veterinary Science (1)

Overview of the animal and veterinary sciences and the fields they encompass. Student projects, presentations, and field trips. (Seminar) Pre: 101. Open only to freshmen.

201 Companion Animal Management (3)

Nutrition, reproduction, behavior, and management of companion animals. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101.

212 Feeds and Feeding (3)

Principles and practices of feeding farm animals, nutrient requirements, physiology of digestion, identification and comparative value of feeds, computer calculation of rations for livestock. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 101 and 102.

301, 302 Seminar in Animal and Veterinary Science (1 each)

Readings, reports, lectures, and discussions on scientific topics in animal and veterinary science. Subject matter adapted to student and faculty interest. (Seminar) Pre: junior or senior standing.

323 Animal Management I (3)

Principles of care and management of domesticated ruminant animals including dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and goats. Emphasis on the production methods of the animal industries. Participation in field trips required. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101.

324 Animal Management II (3)

Principles of the care and management of domesticated monogastric animals including swine, horses, and poultry. Emphasis will be given to modern production methods. Participation in field trips required. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101.

325 Animal Management III (3)

Principles of the care and management of exotic ruminant and monogastric animals. Emphasis will be on handling, care, feeding, breeding, behavior, and disease prevention. Participation in field trips. Pre: 101 or permission of instructor.

331 Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of domesticated animals. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 101 or CHM 101 or 103.

332 Animal Diseases (3)

Specific diseases of avian and mammalian species; etiology, symptoms, and control. (Lec. 3) Pre: 331.

333 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

The fundamental anatomy of domestic animals is examined. Demonstrations of physiological principles are performed. Laboratory techniques for screening physiological function in vivo and in vitro are covered. (Lab. 2) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 331.

343 Behavior of Domestic Animals (3)

Examination of the basis for, and exhibition and control of, behavioral patterns of domestic animals. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101.

365 Laboratory Animal Technology (3)

Management of laboratory animals with emphasis on animal biology, breeding, care, health, research use, and animal welfare. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: BIO 101.

372 Introductory Endocrinology (3)

Morphology and physiology of endocrine glands. Roles of hormones in regulation of body processes. Discussion of all endocrine organs and relationship of endocrine and nervous systems. Emphasis on domesticated animals and fowl. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 101 or permission of instructor.

390 Wildlife and Human Disease

See Entomology 390.

399 Animal Science Internship (1-6)

Options in various professional experience programs involving the animal and veterinary sciences. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. S/U credit.

412 Animal Nutrition (3)

Principles of animal nutrition, metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; mineral and vitamin requirements; nutritive requirements for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation, and work. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing or above.

420 Animal Breeding and Genetics (3)

Scientific methods for the genetic improvement of domesticated animals. Genetic variation and expected results of different types of selection and mating systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing or above. In alternate years.

462 Laboratory Animal Techniques (3)

Laboratory animal applications in clinical studies; research in nutrition, endocrinology, and other selected topics. (Lec. 1, Lab. 4) Pre: 365.

463 Animal Veterinary Technology (3)

Theory and application of animal health practices required of paraprofessionals in a veterinary practice. The role of the veterinary assistant in a modern clinical practice will be emphasized. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: 331.

472 Physiology of Reproduction (3)

Anatomy and physiology of reproduction, with emphasis on domestic animals. Current experimentation in endocrinology of reproduction is surveyed. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: BIO 101 and AVS 331 or permission of instructor.

491, 492 Special Projects (1-3 each)

Work that meets the individual needs of students in animal and veterinary science. (Independent Study)

500 Instructional Methods in Life Sciences (2)

Organization and development of instructional material and teaching methods for graduate teaching assistants in the life sciences. Emphasis on practice presentation in classroom/lab setting. (Lec. 2) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor for senior undergraduate.

503 Pathobiology

See Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 503.

508 Seminar in Biological Literature

See Biological Sciences 508.

538 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

See Microbiology 538.

591, 592 Research Problems (3 each)

Research problems to meet individual needs of graduate and honors students in the fields of animal breeding, nutrition, or physiology and food science. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

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