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Animal Science Courses

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ANSI 1111 - Animal and Food Science Experience

Student development through connections among the student’s major curriculum, career goals specific to animal or food science, and eventual careers and career development through resume building and networking. 1.000 Credit hours, 1.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 1124 - Introduction to the Animal Sciences

Species adaptability, product standards and requirements, areas and types of production, processing and distribution of products, includes meat animals, dairy and poultry. 4.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 1401 - Equine Behavior and Handling

Equine management techniques - understanding equine behavior and anatomy. Basic equine handling, management principles, hoof care, dental care, first aid and wound care. Introduction to behavior and training of the horse, techniques of safe handling based on the principles of equine behavior. 1.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 2112 - Live Animal Evaluation

Using tools for selection including performance records, pedigree information and visual appraisal, in the evaluation of cattle, swine, sheep, horses and poultry. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 1124. 2.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 2123 - Livestock Feeding

Nutrients and their functions, nutrient requirements of the various classes of livestock; composition and classification of feed stuffs and ration formulation. Not required of animal science majors. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 2233 - The Meat We Eat

Overview of all animal, poultry, and fish protein sources used for human consumption, but focusing on red meat. Examination of each phase of production, inspection, safety, grading, processing, preparation, and current issues of the industries. Development of an understanding of the importance of meat in the diet and part of global agriculture. Same course as FDSC 2233. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 2253 - Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation

Evaluation of carcasses and wholesale cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. Factors influencing grades, yields and values in cattle, swine and sheep. Same course as FDSC 2253. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 1124. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3212 - Advanced Dairy Cattle Evaluation

Advanced evaluation of type traits as they relate to longevity and profitability in the dairy cow. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3222 - Advanced Equine Evaluation

Advanced evaluation of halter and performance horses. Includes both Western and English disciplines. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3232 - Advanced Meat Evaluation

Advanced evaluation of carcasses and wholesale cuts of beef, pork and lamb. Same course as FDSC 3232. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 2253. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3242 - Advanced Livestock Evaluation

Advanced evaluation of beef cattle, sheep, and swine. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 2112. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3252 - Advanced Wool Evaluation

Advanced instruction in wool grading. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3310 - Advanced Competitive Evaluation

Advanced instruction in animal and/or product evaluation. For students competing on collegiate judging teams. Same course as FDSC 3310. 2 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 2.000 Credit hours, 6.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3312 - Advanced Meat Animal Evaluation

Advanced evaluation and pricing of meat animals. For students competing on the Meat Animal Evaluation Team. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3322 - Applied Meat Animal Selection

Applied selection of meat animals using principles of genetics, animal breeding, and phenotypic evaluation in real world selection scenarios to predict the value of breeding and market livestock. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3310 and consent of instructor. 2.000 Credit hours, 6.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3333 - Meat Science

Anatomical and basic chemical and physical characteristics of meat animals studied. The application of scientific principles to the processing and economical utilization of meat animals, as well as in the manufacture of meat products emphasized in the laboratory. Same course as FDSC 3333. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 2253, CHEM 1215 or equivalent. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3402 - Equine Training Methods

Basic techniques of equine training. Performance of various maneuvers including halter breaking, saddling, longing, driving, and riding. Course previously offered as ANSI 3202. 2.000 Credit hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3410 - Peer-Led Team Learning in Animal Science

Selected undergraduate students work as peer leaders for learning teams for Animal Science courses. Development of oral and written communication skills of technical concepts in animal science. Duties include meeting regularly with discussion and laboratory sessions, participating in instructional activities and evaluating class performance. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Lab 1-5. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours, 1.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 TO 10.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3414 - Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry

Form and function of livestock and poultry. Major systems (muscle, skeletal, neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal) with emphasis on comparative anatomy and integrated function related to livestock in agricultural production systems. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 1124 and BIOL 1114 or consent of instructor. 4.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3420 - Undergraduate Research in Animal and Food Science

Designed for students participating in undergraduate research in Animal and Food Sciences. Students actively participate in research methodologies, including foundational research theories and protocols. Previously offered as ANSI 1223. 1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours, 1.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

 

ANSI 3423 - Animal Genetics*

The basic principles of heredity including: kinds of gene action, random segregation, independent assortment, physical and chemical basis of heredity, mutations, sex-linkage, chromosome mapping, multiple alleles and chromosomal abnormalities. Also a brief introduction to quantitative inheritance and population genetics. Prerequisite(s): Introductory biology. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3433 - Animal Breeding*

The application of genetic principles to livestock improvement; study of the genetic basis of selection and systems of mating; development of breeding programs based on principles of population genetics. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3423. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

 

ANSI 3443 - Animal Reproduction*

Physiological processes of reproduction in farm animals, gonad function, endocrine relationships, fertility, and factors affecting reproduction efficiency. Emphasis on principles of artificial insemination in the laboratory. Prerequisite(s): Introductory biology. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3453 - Canine and Feline Genetics

Overview of fundamental genetic principles and the control of genetic variation in coat color, various disorders and other inherited feline and canine characteristics. Inherited conditions, the underlying genetic mutation if known, genomic technologies used to identify the mutations if unknown, and development of genetic tools to assist in canine and feline genetic testing and selection programs. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1114 or consent of instructor. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3463 - Equine Genetics

Basic Mendelian genetics with direct application to horses. Genetic principles and inheritance of particular equine characteristics and common genetic disorders. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Other hours

 

ANSI 3523 - Pet and Companion Animal Management

Current concepts and management principles related to pet and companion animal species and their roles in society. Discussion of the human-animal bond, service animals, kennel and cattery management, anatomy, internal and external parasites, toxins, restraint and handling, training, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, and breeding. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3533 - Equine Management and Production

Current topics and trends in the horse industry. Basic principles of equine nutrition, reproduction, marketing, exercise physiology, health care, coat-color genetics, behavior and welfare. Same course as AGEC 3422. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3543 - Principles of Animal Nutrition

Basic principles of animal nutrition including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of the various food nutrients; characteristics of the nutrients; measure of body needs; ration formulation. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215 or equivalent. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3623 - Livestock Behavior Handling

Livestock behavior and handling in production agriculture. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 1124. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3653 - Applied Animal Nutrition*

Composition, characteristics and nutritive value of feeds and ration additives; qualitative and quantitative nutrient requirements of each of the classes of livestock; formulation of rations for each of the classes of livestock. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3543. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3703 - Animal Management Techniques

Animal handling and management practices. Basic husbandry procedures for domestic animals in farm, ranch, and/or other production settings or environments. Emphasis on practical handling, restraint, health evaluation, medication and treatment practices. 3.000 Credit hours, 1.000 Lecture hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 3753 - Basic Nutrition for Pets

Nutrients, nutrient requirements, feeding practices, food sources, and diet management for pets and companion animals as well as exotic animals and birds. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 3903 - Agricultural Animals of the World (I)

The production and utilization of agricultural animals by human societies. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4023 - Poultry Science

The relationship of the biological concepts and functions of poultry to management practices, incubation procedures, and economic factors utilized by poultry men in the commercial production of table and hatching eggs, broilers, turkeys, and other poultry meat. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 1124 and ANSI 2123 or ANSI 3543. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4132 - Welfare Assessment and Audit of Farm Animals*

Reliable, science-based, on-farm and slaughter welfare assessment systems for cattle, pigs and poultry as well as a methodology to convey welfare measures into understandable product information. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3623. 2.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4203 - Rangeland and Pasture Utilization*

Investigation of livestock and forage interactions that impact productivity in the utilization of rangeland and improved pastures. Same course as NREM 4603. Prerequisite(s): NREM 3613. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4333 - Processed Meat*

Meat and meat product composition. Techniques in the molding and forming of meat; sausage formulation; curing; quality control; and cost analysis. Same course as FDSC 4333. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3033 or ANSI 3333. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4423 - Horse Science

Current concepts and production principles related to the horse industry including nutrition, reproduction, herd health, functional anatomy and implications, social behavior, and applying principles of psychology in horse management and training. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4543 - Dairy Cattle Science*

Current concepts and production principles of the dairy cattle industry including value of milk products, milk marketing, physiology of lactation, reproduction, nutrition, mastitis, and housing. Analysis and active learning of dairy production systems using farm visits and field techniques laboratories. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 4.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4553 - Sheep Science*

Breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of commercial and purebred sheep. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4613 - Beef Cow-Calf Management*

Application of farm and ranch land procurement and management principles with beef cattle acquisition, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, health, life cycle management, marketing, and economic analysis of the commercial cow-calf enterprise. Same course as ANSI 4612. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443, and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4633 - Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management*

Application of scientific knowledge, management principles, and research advances to modern stocker and feedlot cattle operations. Same course as ANSI 4632. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3612, ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4643 - Swine Science*

Application of genetic, physiological, microbiological, nutritional, and engineering principles to the efficient production of swine. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4703 - Equine Enterprise Management*

Principles of equine enterprise management including ethical and legal issues, marketing, facility management, business structures, economic analysis and careers. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433 and ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4713 - Beef Seedstock Management and Sales

Principles of beef cattle seedstock acquisition, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, health, life cycle management and economic analysis. Special emphasis on advertising, promotion, marketing and sales. Course previously offered as ANSI 4632. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4803 - Animal Growth and Performance*

Physiological and endocrine factors affecting growth and performance of domestic animals. Prerequisite(s): An upper-division course in animal science. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4843 - Applications of Biotechnology in Animal Science

Training in current biotechniques used in protein, hormone, and molecular genetic research in food and animal science. Theory and applications of the various techniques. Prerequisite(s): ANSI 3423 and BIOC 3653. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4863 - Capstone for Animal Agriculture

Examination of the role of animal agriculture in society and the importance of research and current issues. Oral and written reports. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. 3.000 Credit hours, 2.000 Lecture hours, 2.000 Lab hours

 

ANSI 4900 - Special Problems

A detailed study of an assigned problem by a student wishing additional information on a special topic. Offered for variable credit,1-6 credits, maximum or 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours, 1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

 

ANSI 4910 - Animal Industry Internship*

Full-time internship at an approved production, processing or agribusiness unit or other agency serving animal agriculture. Maximum credit requires a six-month internship in addition to a report and final examination. Graded on a pass-fail basis. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours, 1.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

 

ANSI 4913 - Animal Waste Management*

Aspects of animal waste management related to animal nutrition, system design, land application, socioeconomic issues and environmental impacts. Same course as SOIL 4913, ENVR 4913. Prerequisite(s): SOIL 2124. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

 

ANSI 4973 - Rangeland Resources Planning

Inventory or ranch resources, survey and evaluation of ranch practices, and economic analysis. Development of a comprehensive ranch management plan. Managing rangeland and ranch resources in a social context. Written and oral reports. Field trips required. Same course as NREM 4613. Prerequisite(s): NREM 3613. 3.000 Credit hours, 3.000 Lecture hours

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