Undergraduate Courses in Animal Sciences

100-200 level

101 Livestock Production (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Fall, 4 cr. Anatomy physiology, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, marketing, meats and management of dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and horses; lectures, laboratories and discussion. Field trips. P: Open to Fr.

110 Animal Handling Spring, 1 cr. Hands-on course that gives students an understanding of livestock handling techniques, proper restraint, administering injections, and drawing blood samples. Students also learn about animal response to human presence and the effect of facility design on animal behavior. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101

150 Career Orientation Animal/Poultry Sciences Spring, 1 cr. An introduction to resume preparation, student employment, internships, and graduate and professional school programs with presentations by numerous graduates who discuss their career path following a B.S. degree in Animal Science or Poultry Science. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101. Open to Fr

200 The Biology and Appreciation of Companion Animals. Fall and Spring, 3 cr (B-E). A systematic coverage of many of the animals (including birds) that humans keep as their social companions. The classification, nutritional requirements, environmental considerations, reproductive habits, health, legal aspects and economics of companion animals and their supportive organizations. P: Crse in zoo or equiv or cons inst. Open to Fr.

220 Growth, Composition and Evaluation of Meat Animals Fall, 5 cr. Principles and application of objective and subjective techniques for identifying quantitative and qualitative traits associated with breeding animals, market animals and meat. Statistics, growth, anatomy, genetics. Field trips to livestock farms and meat processing plants. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or cons inst.

221 Advanced Meat Animal Evaluation Lab Spring, 1 cr. Review and practical application of subjects covered in Animal Sciences 220. Field trips to livestock farms, meat processing plants and to Unc-MAEC, St. Joseph, Mo. P: An Sci 220 & cons inst.

250 Horse Science and Management Every other spring, 3 cr. General principles. Emphasis on the light horse breeds, anatomy, selection, blemishes, unsoundness, feeding, breeding, management, and equitation. Short field trips. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or cons inst. Open to Fr.

289 Honors Independent Study. II, SS;. 1-2 cr (I).P: Enrolled in the CALS Honors Prgm & So or Jr st. Inter-Ag 288.

299 Independent Study. I, II, SS; 1 cr (I). P: Open to Fr, So or Jr st & written cons inst.

300 level

305 Introduction to Meat Science and Technology (Cross listed with Food Sci.) Spring, 4 cr. Application of biological, technological, and economical principles to muscle and related tissue utilized for food. P: Zool 101 & 102, or Zool 151 & 152 (recommended); Chem 103

311 Comparative Animal Nutrition (Cross listed with Dy Sci, Nutr Sci) Spring, 3 cr. Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement. P: BmolChem 314 or Chem 341 or Chem 343 or cons inst

313 Animal Feeds and Diet Formulation (Cross listed with Dy Sci) Spring, 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. P: Math 112, Dy Sci/An Sci 101, or cons inst; con reg in Dy Sci/An Sci/Nutr Sci 311 recommended

314 Poultry Nutrition Summer, 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. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or Poul Sci 101

315 Poultry Enterprise Management Summer, 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. P: 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 Spring, 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. P: Zoology 101/102, Biology 152, Biocore or cons inst

321 Food Laws and Regulations (Crosslisted with Food Sci) Spring 1 cr. Food laws and regulations, regulatory and commerical grading standards used in the food industry. P: Jr st or cons inst

361 Introduction to Animal and Veterinary Genetics (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Spring, 2 cr. 8 week session. 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. P: Genetics 160 or 466 or con reg & course in statistics

362 Veterinary Genetics Crosslisted with Dy Sci). Spring, 2 cr. 7 week session. The genetic basis for predisposition to diseasse or resistance to disease in livestock and companion animal species. Genetic defects, their discovery, diagnosis and treament. P: Dy Sci/An Sci 361; or Genetics 160 or 466 & Zool/Bot 152

363 Principles of Animal Breeding Crosslisted with Dy Sci). Spring, 2 cr. 7 week session. 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. P: Dy Sci/An Sci 361

370 Livestock Production and Health in Agricultural Development (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Fall, 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. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 or cons inst

375 Special Topics. 1-4 cr. P: Cons inst

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

400 level

414 Ruminant Nutrition (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Fall, 2 cr. Integrates basic nutrition concepts and ration balancing skills by teaching students to balance and trouble shoot rations for various domesticated ruminants. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 311 & 313

415 Application of Monogastric Nutrition Principles (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Fall, 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. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 311 & 313

430 Sheep Production Spring, 3 cr. A scientific approach applying the most recent research in breeding, feeding, managing and marketing to achieve an efficient enterprise.P: 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 Fall, 3 cr. Application of genetics, systems of mating, physiology, nutrition and economics to the production of beef. P: AnSci/DySci/NutrSci 311, AnSci/DySci 361, AnSci/CompBio 404, AnSci/DySci 434, or cons inst. AnSci/DySci 313 highly recommended

432 Swine Production Spring, 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. P: AnSci/DySci/NutrSci 311, AnSci/DySci 361, AnSci/CompBio404, AnSci/DySci 434, or cons inst. AnSci/DySci 313 highly recommended

433 Equine Business & Management Every other Spring, 3 cr. Application of diseases, health care, feeding, exercise physiology and business management relevant to horse industry. Students will develop problem solving skills and be exposed to equine businesses. P: An Sci 250, An Sci/Dy Sci 311, An Sci/Dy Sci 361/362/363, An Sci/Dy Sci 434.

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

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

444 Lab Techniques in Mammalian Gamete & Embryo Biology Summer, 3 cr. This course is designed as an immersion experience based on the gradual release methodology of information delivery. Students are engaged in active/process learning whereby the principles and themes presented in the lecture portion of the course are immediately put into practice in the laboratory component of the course. Expected learning outcomes and learning objectives are therefore integrated into each lecture and laboratory. Each subsequent learning objective builds upon the knowledge acquired from the previous learning objective thus developing a scaffold or framework from which to proceed. This course will present students with challenges from cognitive and affective domains as they process information from both biological and ethical perspectives. Problem solving and conflict resolution skills will be displayed as students challenge themselves with the development of fine motor/coordination based skills as well as understanding that the product of their efforts has the potential to result in a live offspring. The bovine (cow/bull) will serve as our model in this performance-based course as students are expected to demonstrate competency in the nuances and complexities associated with the production of embryos in a completely artificial (in vitro) environment. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 434 or cons inst.

468 Managing the Environmental Impacts of Livestock Operations (Crosslisted with Dy Sci) Spring, 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). P: Jr st

500 level

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

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

511 Breeder Flock and Hatchery Management Summer, 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. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 & Zool 101 & 102 or Zool 151 or equiv

512 Management for Avian Health Summer, 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. P: An Sci/Dy Sci 101 & Zool 101 & 102 or Zool 151 or cons inst

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

520 Ornithology (Crosslisted with Zoology) Spring, 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. P: 2 semesters of Biological Science

521 Birds of Southern Wisconsin (Crosslisted with Zoology) Spring, 3 cr. Outdoor labs and indoor lectures emphasizing visual and audile identification of southern Wisconsin birds. Saturday field trips throughout Wisconsin. P: 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. P: Genetics 466 and Statistics 572 or cons inst

626 Experimental Diet Design Fall, 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. P: Grad st; Stat 301 or equiv & Nutr Sci 510 or con reg or cons inst

660 Electron Microscopy: Theory & Practice Summer,3 cr. P:Cons inst

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

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

691 Thesis. 2 cr. P: Sr st & cons inst

692 Thesis. 2 cr.

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

700 level

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

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

725 Muscle Biology. (Crosslisted with Anatomy, Physiol) Fall, 2 cr. Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of muscle. P: 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. P: 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