Animal Science Courses

ANS 205 - Livestock Selection & Evaluation
Hours: 3
(AGRI 2321) Selection and evaluation of breeding and market animals, breed characteristics, and carcass evaluation as it relates to live animal evaluation. Prerequisites: ANS 1319 or concurrent enrollment.

ANS 297 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4

ANS 307 - Animal Feeds and Feeding
Hours: 3
Chemical composition of feedstuffs, requirements of domestic animals, utilization of nutrients, formulating and balancing rations. Prerequisites: ANS 1319, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314.

ANS 308 - Animal Nutrition
Hours: 3
Functions of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, lipids, minerals and water. Chemistry and physiology of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients and their metabolites in animals. Prerequisites: ANS 1319, CHEM 1405 or 1411, and MATH 1314.

ANS 310 - Genetics of Livestock Improvement
Hours: 3
Introduction to genetic principles involved in domestic animal improvement. Methods available to the animal breeder and their effectiveness. Gene action, crossbreeding, inbreeding and other mating plans. Prerequisites: (ANS 1319 or BSC 1407 or PLS 1315 or PLS 1307) and CHEM 1411.

ANS 311 - Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals
Hours: 3
Comparative anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems of domestic animals, endocrinology of reproduction, gestation and parturition. Prerequisites: ANS 1319, BSC 1407, CHEM 1411.

ANS 312 - Artificial Breeding of Domestic Animals
Hours: 3
Principles of artificial breeding of farm animals. Semen collection and evaluation, gamete freezing and storage, reproduction management techniques and pregnancy diagnosis. Prerequisites: ANS 311.

ANS 313 - Dairying
Hours: 3
Dairy breeds and their selection, milk secretion, composition and handling, milking equipment and facilities. Prerequisites: ANS 1319.

ANS 314 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
Hours: 3
The course is a comparative study of basic physiological principles and functional organization with emphasis on the functioning of organ systems in various vertebrate classes and their adaptation to the environment leading to an understanding of evolutionary relationships. The course evaluates i) the mechanisms by which animals perform their life-sustaining functions, ii) the ways in which diverse phylogenetic groups of animals both resemble each other and differ, iii) the ways in which physiology and ecology interact, and iv) the importance of all levels of organization, from genes to proteins and tissues to organs, for the full understanding of physiological systems. Cross listed with BSC 314

ANS 317 - Livestock Management Techniques
Hours: 3
Application of animal handling and management techniques for dairy, beef, sheep, swine and poultry. Prerequisites: ANS 1319.

ANS 319 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
Hours: 3
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals. Three semester hours. Structure and function of organ systems with special reference to domestic animals. Prerequisites: Chem 1405 or 1411.

ANS 397 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topic

ANS 409 - Ultrasound Techniques
Hours: 3
Ultrasound Techniques for Body Composition in Livestock - Three semester hours Basic knowledge and techniques of real-time ultrasound to measure body composition in livestock. Cross list with: ANS 510

ANS 411 - Sheep and Goat Management
Hours: 3
Types, breeds and usefulness of sheep and goats in the U.S. Management systems, production schemes, and general husbandry. Prerequisites: ANS 1319 and junior standing.

ANS 412 - Beef Cattle Management
Hours: 3
Concepts and principles of breeding, feeding and management of beef cattle in the U.S. A survey of the past, present and future ideas of the beef cattle industry. Prerequisites: ANS 1319 and junior standing.

ANS 413 - Swine Management
Hours: 3
Commercial and purebred swine operations. Feeding, breeding, and management practices, production efficiency and waste management facilities. Prerequisites: ANS 1319 and junior standing.

ANS 415 - Companion Animal Management
Hours: 3
Anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and health of companion animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, mice, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Problem solving and enterprise management. Prerequisites: ANS 1319 and junior standing.

ANS 416 - Animals and Society
Hours: 3
Animals and Society. Three semester hours. (Capstone) This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of how animals (companion animals, livestock, wild animals) impact and effect our daily lives, our society, and our economy and their impacts on national security. Topic areas include: Introduction; Animals in History; Animals in Other Societies; Animal-Human Relationships; Animals in Prison Industries; Animal Rights/Animal Welfare; and Management and various unique aspects of species of Companion Animals, including dogs, cats, and horses; and birds reptiles and other pets.

ANS 419 - Diseases and Parasites of Livestock
Hours: 3
Diseases and Parasites of Livestock. Three semester hours. A study of the control and prevention of common infectious and non-infectious diseases of livestock. The common parasites, their prevention, and control. Prerequisites: AnS 118, BSC 1407, BSC 1413 and 254.

ANS 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

ANS 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis - Three semester hours

ANS 491 - H Honor Reading
Hours: 3
Honors Readings in Animal Science. Three semester hours.

ANS 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

ANS 1119 - Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory
Hours: 1
(AGRI 1119) Laboratory in the preliminary study of the selection, reproduction, nutrition and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, horses and poultry.

ANS 1319 - Introduction to Animal Science
Hours: 3
(AGRI 1319) Preliminary study of the selection, reproduction, nutrition and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, horses and poultry.