2006-2007 University of Guelph 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*2360 Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Production F (2-3) [0.50]
This course consists of lecture presentations on current aspects of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine and poultry production. Selected projects in these areas expose students to the practical application of animal science to production systems.
Prerequisite(s): AGR*2350
Restriction(s): AGR*2360. Registration in B.Sc.(Agr.), B.Comm.(Ag.Bus.), or B.Sc. Animal Biology.
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): BIOC*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*3170 Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea W (3-0) [0.50]
The nutrition of fish and crustaceans with emphasis on those species used in aquaculture. Nutritional biochemistry, nutritional pathology and comparative nutrition of cold blooded, ammonotelic animals mainly carnivorous, contrasted with warm blooded ureotelic omnivores. (Offered in even-numbered years.)
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210
Equate(s): NUTR*3340
ANSC*3180 Wildlife Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
A study of the nutrition of avian and mammalian wildlife with emphasis on North American species. The role of nutrition in survival and population growth of wildlife in their natural habitat. Formulation of diets for wild species in captivity.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210
Equate(s): NUTR*3350
ANSC*3300 Animal Reproduction W (3-0) [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): ANSC*3080
Restriction(s): ANSC*4120
ANSC*4050 Biotechnology in Animal Science F (3-2) [0.50]
Starting from the principles of recombinant DNA, DNA marker identification, stem cell and generation of transgenic animals, the course provides an overview on how biotechnology has impacted biomedical science and animal production. The current challenges and potential opportunities in this field are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): MBG*2000
ANSC*4090 Applied Animal Behaviour F (3-0) [0.50]
This 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 covered.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3080
Restriction(s): ANSC*4070
ANSC*4100 Environmental Management and Animal Productivity W (3-0) [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): ANSC*3080
Restriction(s): ANSC*4080
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*4260 Beef Cattle Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is designed for students to evaluate 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
Restriction(s): ANSC*4160
ANSC*4270 Dairy Cattle Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is designed to apply principles of 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
Restriction(s): ANSC*4170
ANSC*4280 Poultry Nutrition F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is 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
Restriction(s): ANSC*4180
ANSC*4290 Swine Nutrition F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is 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
Restriction(s): ANSC*4190
ANSC*4350 Experiments in Animal Biology W (0-6) [0.50]
This course provides an opportunity for hands-on projects involving live animals and laboratory techniques. Projects will be provided by APS faculty within their broad fields of study, for example animal behaviour and welfare, environmental physiology, endocrinology, and reproduction. Approval of the ABIO Faculty Advisor must be obtained before course selection.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3080, ANSC*3300, ANSC*4090
Co-requisite(s): ANSC*4100, ANSC*4490
Restriction(s): Registration in Animal Biology Major. Instructor consent required.
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 or NUTR*3210
ANSC*4490 Applied Endocrinology W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the endocrine systems of farm animals and their applications to livestock production. Considerable emphasis will be placed upon understanding how knowledge of endocrine regulation can be applied within animal production systems.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3080
Restriction(s): ANSC*4480
ANSC*4550 Horse Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
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.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210
Restriction(s): ANSC*4500
ANSC*4560 Pet Nutrition F (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers nutrient requirements, feed formulation and nutritional idiosyncrasies for dogs, cats, and exotic pets.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210
Restriction(s): ANSC*4510
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
ANSC*4650 Immune Mechanisms of Animals W (3-0) [0.50]
Livestock and fish have developed common and unique defense strategies for resisting microbial and viral infections. The focus of this course is to review and compare these defense mechanisms in different tissues, and describe the significance of neuroendocrine signalling, genetic polymorphisms, nutrition and food-borne toxins, and host-microbial interaction in regulating innate and acquired immune responses and disease resistance.
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*3080
ANSC*4700 Research in Animal Biology I S,F,W (0-6) [0.50]
This course is an opportunity for those students potentially interested in postgraduate studies to work with a committed faculty advisor to research a problem, analyse data and/or design experiment(s) that address a solution. Evaluation of the course requires a substantive literature review and/or data analysis. Selection of a faculty supervisor and approval from course coordinator must be obtained before course selection.
Prerequisite(s): 14.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registered in Animal Biology Major. Instructor consent required.
ANSC*4710 Research in Animal Biology II S,F,W (0-6) [0.50]
This course is a continuation of ANSC*4700, Research in Animal Biology I. It allows more sophisticated projects to be undertaken or to provide an opportunity to build upon the work of ANSC*4700 . Evaluation of the course requires a greater emphasis on data analysis or experimental design than for ANSC*4700. Selection of a faculty advisor and approval of course coordinator must be obtained before course selection.
Prerequisite(s): 14.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in Animal Biology Major. Instructor consent required.