Graduate Courses in Animal Sciences

300 level

305 Introduction to Meat Science and Technology. 4 cr. Application of biological, technological, and economical principles to muscle and related tissue utilized for food. Pre-Reqs: Zool 101 & 102, or Zool 151 & 152 (recommended); Chem 103

311 Comparative Animal Nutrition. 3 cr. Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement. Pre-Reqs: BmolChem 314 or Chem 341 or Chem 343 or cons inst

313 Animal Feeds and Diet Formulation. 1 cr. Designed as a companion course for Dairy Science 311 (comparative animal nutrition) with emphasis on quantitative and practical aspects of animal feeds and diet formulation. Pre-Reqs: Math 112, Dy Sci/An Sci 101, or cons inst; con reg in Dy Sci/An Sci/Nutr Sci 311 recommended

314 Poultry Nutrition. 3 cr. Provides a conceptual understanding of nutrient requirements for optimal growth and production of commercial poultry species. The use of computer programming for feed formulation is emphasized. Field trips are planned. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or Poul Sci 101

315 Poultry Enterprise Management. 3 cr. Fundamental business and economic principles and practices for successful poultry production with emphasis on problem solving in flock management. Software application core programs will be Microsoft Office for Windows suite. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or Poul Sci 101, Ag Econ 215 or Econ 101 or equiv. Open to Fr

320 Animal Health and Disease Management. 3 cr. Principal causes and identification of animal diseases, common diseases of farm animals, zoonoses and public health, disease prevention and management including biosecurity measures and host immune responses. Pre-Reqs: Zoology 101/102, Biology 152, Biocore or cons inst

321 Food Laws and Regulations. 1 cr. Food laws and regulations, regulatory and commerical grading standards used in the food industry. Pre-Reqs: Jr st or cons inst

361 Introduction to Animal and Veterinary Genetics. 2 cr. The molecular basis for inheritance of monogenic and polygenic traits related to animal disease and production. An introduction to the principles of improving animal health and performance by selection and mating systems in companion animals, horses, livestock, and poultry. Pre-Reqs: Genetics 160 or 466 or con reg & course in statistics

362 Veterinary Genetics. 2 cr. The genetic basis for predisposition to diseasse or resistance to disease in livestock and companion animal species. Genetic defects, their discovery, diagnosis and treament. Pre-Reqs: Dy Sci/An Sci 361; or Genetics 160 or 466 & Zool/Bot 152

363 Principles of Animal Breeding. 2 cr. Application of the principles of quantitative genetics to the improvement of livestock and poultry; breeding value estimation and selection techniques; effects of inbreeding and hybrid vigor; crossbreeding systems. Pre-Reqs: Dy Sci/An Sci 361

370 Livestock Production and Health in Agricultural Development. 3 cr. Physical, biological and social nature of animal agriculture systems and their improvement in developing countries; analysis of the state of livestock research and development in the developing countries and the world role of U.S. animal agriculture. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or cons inst

375 Special Topics. 1-4 cr. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst

399 Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education. 1-8 cr. Pre-Reqs: So or Jr or Sr st & cons of supervising inst, advisor, and internship program coordinator

400 level

405 Livestock and Meat Distribution. 3 cr. Movement of livestock and meat products through all marketing channels from producer to consumer. Transportation, merchandising, pricing, legal procedures, world trade, and new innovations. A special problem and field trips. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst prior to October 1

414 Ruminant Nutrition. 2 cr. Integrates basic nutrition concepts and ration balancing skills by teaching students to balance and trouble shoot rations for various domesticated ruminants. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 311 & 313

415 Application of Monogastric Nutrition Principles. 2 cr. Nutrient requirements for growth and production of monogastric animals. Discuss concepts of establishing nutrient requirements and feeding strategies. Laboratory exercises are designed to develop problem solving skills required for the assessment of nutritional adequacy and economical soundness of feeding programs. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 311 & 313

430 Sheep Production. 3 cr. A scientific approach applying the most recent research in breeding, feeding, managing and marketing to achieve an efficient enterprise. Pre-Reqs: AnSci/DySci/NutrSci 311, AnSci/DySci 361, AnSci/CompBio 404, AnSci/DySci 434, or cons inst. AnSci/DySci 313 highly recommended

431 Beef Cattle Production. 3 cr. Application of genetics, systems of mating, physiology, nutrition and economics to the production of beef. Pre-Reqs: AnSci/DySci/NutrSci 311, AnSci/DySci 361, AnSci/CompBio 404, AnSci/DySci 434, or cons inst. AnSci/DySci 313 highly recommended

432 Swine Production. 3 cr. Application of research findings in breeding, feeding, management and marketing to modernize production. Lab: Farm visits, practical exercises in testing changes, "tools" used by producers. Pre-Reqs: AnSci/DySci/NutrSci 311, AnSci/DySci 361, AnSci/CompBio404, AnSci/DySci 434, or cons inst. AnSci/DySci 313 highly recommended

434 Reproductive Physiology. 3 cr. Principles of reproductive physiology, improvement of fertility, and artificial insemination. Pre-Reqs: Jr st, An Sci/Dy Sci 101, or Zool 101 & 102; Zool 151 & 152 recommended

435 Animal Sciences Proseminar. 2 cr. Students select a topic in animal science and develop a scientific seminar that is both analytical and critical. Pre-Reqs: Sr st

444. 2 cr.

468 Managing the Environmental Impacts of Livestock Operations. 2 cr. Introduces nonpoint pollution policies and regulations and environmental losses impacting air and water quality. Discuss management practices that influence the cycling and balance of nitrogen and phosphorus across a farm and its components (livestock, crop and soil). Pre-Reqs: Jr st

500 level

503 Avian Physiology. 3 cr. Reproductive physiology of males and females; semen and oviduct physiology, embryonic development and factors affecting hatchability. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or cons inst

508 Poultry Products Technology. 3 cr. Procurement, processing and distribution of poultry meat, eggs and derived products; factors affecting quality, including methods of determining quality. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst

511 Breeder Flock and Hatchery Management. 3 cr. History of artificial incubation relevant to the U.S. hatching industry. Practices involved in successful incubation of hatching eggs. Embryonic development in birds. Management factors involved in breeder hen production and operating a hatchery. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 & Zool 101 & 102 or Zool 151 or equiv

512 Management for Avian Health. 3 cr. The occurrence, etiology, clinical signs, control and prevention of infectious and noninfectious diseases commonly affecting domestically reared poultry. Instruction in avian necropsy, zoonosis, sanitation and regulation. Pre-Reqs: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 & Zool 101 & 102 or Zool 151 or cons inst

515 Commercial Meat Processing. 2 cr. Principles and procedures in the commercial manufacture of processed meat products; sausage manufacturing, curing, smoking, freezing and packaging. Pre-Reqs: An Sci 305 or Food Sci 410 or cons inst. Zool 101 & 102, or Zool 151 & 152 (recommended); Chem 103

520 Ornithology. 3 cr. Comprehensive introduction to bird biology with emphasis on evolution, ecology, and behavior. Topics include the evolutionary origin of birds and flight, anatomy and physiology, functional morphology, feather structure, flight mechanics, migration, visual and audile communication, and reproductive strategies. Pre-Reqs: 2 semesters of Biological Science

521 Birds of Southern Wisconsin. 3 cr. Outdoor labs and indoor lectures emphasizing visual and audile identification of southern Wisconsin birds. Saturday field trips throughout Wisconsin. Pre-Reqs: 2 sem of Biological Science

600 level

610 Quantitative Genetics. 3 cr. An advanced approach with emphasis on statistical foundations. Classical theory with extensions to maternal and paternal effects. Selection theory is considered in depth. Pre-Reqs: Genetics 466 and Statistics 572 or cons inst

626 Experimental Diet Design. 1 cr. Discuss nutrient requirements, composition of ingredients used to meet requirements and the mathematical steps involved in diet formulation with emphasis on research animals and human subjects. Pre-Reqs: Grad st; Stat 301 or equiv & Nutr Sci 510 or con reg or cons inst

660 Electron Microscopy: Theory & Practice. 3 cr. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst

681 Senior Honor Thesis. 2-4 cr. Pre-Reqs: Honors program candidacy

682 Senior Honors Thesis. 2-4 cr. Continuation of 681. Pre-Reqs: Honors program candidacy & An Sci 681.

691 Thesis. 2 cr. Pre-Reqs: Sr st & cons inst

692 Thesis. 2 cr.

699 Special Problems. 1-3 cr. Pre-Reqs: Sr st and cons inst

700 level

703 Advanced Reproductive Physiology. 3 cr. Current topics: gametogenesis, embryonic development, physiology of reproductive organs, and endocrine control of fertility; lectures, discussion. Pre-Reqs: Grad st, Zoology 630 or cons inst

710 Chemistry of the Food Lipids. 2 cr. Chemical constitution, structures, reactions, stereochemistry of fats, phospholipids, related compounds; methods of isolation, characterization; synthesis; relation of structure to physical properties. Pre-Reqs: Biochem 601; Chem 341 or cons inst

725 Muscle Biology. (Crosslisted with Anatomy, Physiol) 2 cr. Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of muscle. Pre-Reqs: Crse in biochem or biomolecular chem & physiol or cons inst

799 Practicum in Animal Sciences Teaching. 1-3 cr. Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst

800 - 900 level

875 Special Topics. 1-4 cr. P: Grad st and cons inst.

Endocrine Physiology. Fall. 3cr. The course will cover the major endocrine systems which regulate metabolism, reproduction, growth and development. This includes endocrinology of the Hypothalamo/pituitary axis and its integration with the adrenal, thyroid, Parathyroid, ovary, testis. Additional systems include the control of salt balance, pancreatic control of carbohydrate metabolism, and the control of growth.

Gamete & Embryo Biology. Fall, Even yrs. 2 cr. An advanced course covering primordial germ cell migration and differentiation, spermatogenesis, ejaculation, capacitation, acrosome reaction, oogensis, meiosis, oocyte maturation, fertilization, embryo development, and early embryo-uterine interations.

Pregnancy, Parturition and Lactation. Spring, Odd yrs. 2 cr. Physiologic principles including species comparison, recent advances in the field, current research needs and where applicable principles to solving reproductive problems.

Reproductive Patterns. Fall, Odd yrs. 2 cr. Discussion will emphasize physiological principles, hormonal patterns, ovarian cycles, and anovulatory conditions in contrasting mamilian spepcies and application of physiology principles to solving reproductive problems.

Selected Topics in Endocrinololgy-Reproductive Physiology. Spring Even yrs. 2 cr. Will cover various aspects of seminar presentation while covering a major theme related to current literature in Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology literature.

931 Seminar in Animal Nutrition. 1 cr. Discussion of literature that has a bearing on animal nutrition. Students are to survey the literature and present a seminar. Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst

951 Seminar in Animal Breeding. 0-1 cr. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst

954 Seminar in Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology. 0-1 cr. Pre-Reqs: Cons inst

990 Research. 1-12 cr. Pre-Reqs: Grad st and cons inst