University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Animal Science

Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

ANSC*2200 Principles of Aquaculture F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the major principles of fish husbandry and preventive medicine as it relates mainly to the production of finned fish in Canada. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 1.50 credits in biology

ANSC*2330 Horse Management Science F(3-2) [0.50]

An introduction to horse management designed to give those with an interest in the various segments of the horse industry a strong scientific basis for production and management decisions. The course includes study of the evolution of our current industry, the biology of growth, performance and management of the equine athlete. The evaluation of conformation as it relates to performance as well as aspects of behaviour, nutrition, reproduction and genetics consistent with the level of the course are included. Laboratories are designed to familiarize the student with current management and handling techniques in addition to augmenting information presented in lectures.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1040 or consent of the instructor

ANSC*2340 Structure of Farm Animals W(3-3) [0.50]

An introduction to the carcass structure of cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry. Animal growth and development are considered in relation to meat production. Practical work includes slaughtering of livestock. The course is for students intending to major in Animal Science.

ANSC*3080 Agricultural Animal Physiology F(3-3) [0.50]

This course is an introduction to the physiology of domesticated farm mammals and birds. The course will emphasize homeostatic control of the major body systems. The lectures cover the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, immune, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. The lectures and laboratories are closely integrated.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2580

ANSC*3120 Introduction to Animal Nutrition F(3-2) [0.50]

The application of principles of nutrition to the development of diets and feeding programs for the various species of animals of agricultural importance. Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210

ANSC*3150 Principles of Farm Animal Care and Welfare W(3-0) [0.50]

Students will be introduced to the main theoretical concepts of bioethics as related to contemporary animal agriculture. They will be familiarized with the history of the animal welfare movement, including its effect on producers and consumers of animal products. The course will emphasize the techniques of assessment of animal well-being and review legal requirements and voluntarily accepted codes for sound animal care and safe animal handling.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits including AGR*2350 or AGR*2351/2

ANSC*4050 Recombinant DNA in Animal Science F(3-2) [0.50]

The application of recombinant DNA techniques to animal science, including the production from cloned genes of products of value to the livestock industry, the incorporation of marker-assisted selection and of transgenic livestock animals into animal breeding strategies, sexing techniques, and the genetic manipulation of gut and rumen microflora.

Prerequisite(s): MBG*2000

ANSC*4070 Applied Animal Behaviour F(3-2) [0.50]

The course deals with why farm animals behave as they do with reference to causation, function, ontogeny and phylogeny. Basic principles are illustrated by examples taken from all the common agricultural species. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioural knowledge to improve animal production systems. Designing housing, facilities and management procedures to suit the behaviour of the animals in question is also dealt with.

Prerequisite(s): 1 OF ANSC*3080, BIOM*3080, PSGY*3280 (may be taken as a co-requisite)

ANSC*4080 Environmental Management and Animal Productivity W(3-3) [0.50]

Basic concepts of environmental physiology and their application to animal housing and management will be introduced. The course will review the physics of heat flow, light and air quality as they relate to animal biology and health. Other aspects such as the physical environment that impact on animal health and well-being will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANSC*3080, BIOM*3080, PSGY*3280

ANSC*4120 Fundamentals of Animal Reproduction W(3-3) [0.50]

The course supplies basic knowledge to aid in the explanation of reproductive phenomena in domestic animals. Special attention will be given to the regulatory mechanisms of male and female fertility.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANSC*3080, BIOM*3080, PSGY*3280

ANSC*4130 Reproductive Management and Technology W(3-2) [0.50]

Management of reproductive events at the farm level in the major classes of domestic livestock. An introduction to modern and emerging reproductive technologies as these relate to livestock propagation.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC*4120

ANSC*4160 Beef Cattle Nutrition W(1.5-2) [0.25]

A course designed for students to learn how to solve problems in feeding beef cattle. Relevant aspects of digestion and metabolism of nutrients as well as current issues of feeding beef cattle and diagnosing nutritional deficiencies will be included.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3120

ANSC*4170 Dairy Cattle Nutrition W(1.5-2) [0.25]

A course designed to apply principles in dairy cattle nutrition to solving on-farm nutritionally based problems. A case study approach will be used in conjunction with computer modeling and computer ration formulation programs.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3120

ANSC*4180 Poultry Nutrition F(1.5-2) [0.25]

A course designed to evaluate nutrient requirements of poultry. Students will learn how to apply feeding programs for meat, laying birds and breeders and how feeding affects poultry meat and egg composition.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3120

ANSC*4190 Swine Nutrition F(1.5-2) [0.25]

A course designed to explore details of evaluating feed ingredients and formulating diets for swine. Students will use models to evaluate various aspects of nutrient partitioning for growth and reproduction in pigs.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3120

ANSC*4470 Animal Metabolism W(3-0) [0.50]

Current concepts in whole animal metabolism and the quantitative techniques used to measure whole body metabolic kinetics will be presented. Tissue and organ specific biochemical processes will be integrated with whole body control mechanisms.

Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190

ANSC*4480 Applied Endocrinology W(3-3) [0.50]

This course will examine the endocrine systems of farm animals and their applications to livestock production. Considerable emphasis will be given to projects involving the quantitation of endocrine responses in the cow, the pig and the chicken.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANSC*3080, BIOM*3080, PSGY*3280, 0.50 credit at the 3000 level in Physiology

ANSC*4500 Horse Nutrition W(1.5-2) [0.25]

This course is designed to provide students with the most current knowledge of nutrition of horses and other domestic non-ruminant herbivores. Influence of nutrition on musculo-skeletal development and function will be emphasized. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210

ANSC*4510 Pet Nutrition F(1.5-2) [0.25]

A course in which students learn about nutrient requirements, feed formulation and nutritional idiosyncrasies for dogs, cats, pocket and exotic pets. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210

ANSC*4610 Critical Analysis in Animal Science W(3-0) [0.50]

Each student will select and critically review a topic of emerging importance in animal science. The topic will be presented to the group as a written paper in journal format, as a poster, and as a formal seminar. This course is designed for students in their final year of the Animal Biology Major.

Prerequisite(s): 12.00 credits including 2.00 in animal sciences


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