2016-17 Catalog

Animal Science

Courses

ANSC 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Animal Sciences. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective.

ANSC 1101. Animal Science Industry. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of the Animal Science industry, its challenges and recent trends as they affect entering students and their career plans and preparations.

ANSC 1202. Barbeque Science. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction to the science of meat preparation, incorporating food quality and safety, ingredients and flavors, cooking techniques, cut selection and consumer preferences. Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 1250. Rodeo Techniques. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Skill development in all standard events will be emphasized, with special attention to student needs. Students must be members of the Tarleton varsity rodeo team. Credits may substitute for required KINE only and may be repeated. Prerequisite: approval of rodeo coach.

ANSC 1309. Introduction to Horse Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of horse production, including health, genetics and disease, nutrition, reproduction, and exercise physiology.

ANSC 1310. Introduction to Horse Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

An introduction to fundamental aspects of horse management, including the status of the equine industry. Other topics include functional anatomy, locomotion, identification, equine behavior in relation to modification to training, health care management and stable management. Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 1320. Rodeo Production and Skills. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of rodeo activities including organization, promotion, and management of rodeos. Skill development in all standard events will be emphasized with special attention to student needs. Lab fee $10.

ANSC 2101. Animal Science Industry. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of the Animal Science industry, its challenges and recent trends as they affect entering students and their career plans and preparations. Prerequisites: Must be an ANSC major and must have completed AGRI 1319 or equivalent.

ANSC 2303. Basic Horsemanship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Instruction and practice of basic horsemanship skills. Focus will be on the proper use of feet, seat, hands and legs to provide the horse with the correct stimulus to perform basic maneuvers. Criteria from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Instructor Certification Exam will be presented. Prerequisite: ANSC 1309. Lab fee $5.

ANSC 2305. Horse Handling Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Skills development in basic horse handling and application of general principles of equine psychology and behavior. Students will be assigned a young horse to halter train for fundamental groundwork. Prerequisite: instructor approval Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 2310. Introduction to Veterinary Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to veterinary science including structure and function of major body systems, nutrition, diseases, and surgical principles. Both farm animals and companion animals will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGRI 1319.

ANSC 2315. Principles of Farrier Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 6 Hours).

Application of the scientific fundamentals of hoof care. Topics include locomotion analysis, biomechanics, hoof trimming and horseshoeing. This course is not intended to turn out professional horseshoers. It is intended to provide information to the student so that they can understand what can and can’t be accomplished by a competent farrier. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ANSC 2350. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to comparative anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. The roles of the various systems of the animal body will be studied with practical applications made to animal production. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, digestive and reproductive systems. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 with a C or better and sophomore classification.

ANSC 3301. Livestock Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Application of animal handling and management techniques for livestock. A study of the principles of breeding, feeding, disease and parasite control for beef, sheep, goats and swine. Prerequisites: ANSC 1319. Lab fee: $20.

ANSC 3305. Equine Evaluation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Comparative evaluation of horses for show and competition. Conformation analysis, judging, basic exercise physiology, conditioning, and sales preparation will be presented. Prerequisites: junior classification, ANSC 1309.

ANSC 3307. Livestock and Meat Evaluation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Comparative evaluation of breeding and market animals with emphasis on live animal selection, official carcass grading, carcass contest, wholesale cut selection and pricing, and performance testing. Oral reasons and written justifications on placing classes will be emphasized. Prerequisite: AGRI 1325 or approval of department head and instructor. Lab fee $13.

ANSC 3313. Sheep and Goat Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Practical applications of breeding, feeding, management, disease and parasite control with regard to range and farm conditions; fitting and showing. Wool and mohair production; grading; sorting; and marketing. Prerequisite: AGRI 1319. Lab fee $10.

ANSC 3315. Animal Diseases and Parasites. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Diseases of farm animals, both infectious and non-infectious, parasites, parasitic diseases. Disease and parasite prevention through sanitation, treatment of animal diseases. CREDIT FOR ANSC 3315 & VETE 3315 WILL NOT BE AWARDED. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of Department head. Lab fee $2.

ANSC 3319. Animal Breeding. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Specialized study of the application of genetic principles to livestock breeding. Improvement of the economic traits of farm animals by utilizing the principles of heritability and selection. Breeding and selection systems in cattle, swine, sheep, and horse production. Prerequisite: AGRI 3409 or equivalent.

ANSC 3323. Ethical Issues in Agriculture and the Natural Resources. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will examine the several major ethical issues facing agriculture and natural resources sciences in our current society. Readings, discussions and lectures will focus on the scientific, capitalistic, and philosophical motivation in common ethical issues. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct and dissect ethical arguments and hopefully become more aware of the ethical dilemmas we all face each day.

ANSC 3325. Equine Exercise Physiology and Conditioning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Studies of the influence of training and conditioning on muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, the biomechanics of locomotion, and energy utilization. This course is designed for students primarily interested in training and recreational riding. Students will receive training and experience in evaluating and monitoring the levels of conditioning in horses. Fundamental rehabilitation and treatment of sports injuries will be included. Prerequisite: Junior classification; ANSC 1309 with a C or higher; ANSC 4305 or equivalent Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 3326. Horse Psychology and Training. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Principles of equine behavior, breaking and training young horses, and training technique. Prerequisites: junior classification and instructor approval Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 3330. Basic Equine and Assisted Therapy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Study and application of the methods of using the horse in a therapy program. Guidelines from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Students will gain practical experience in the development and conduct of an equine-assisted therapy program. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

ANSC 3331. Advanced Equine Assisted Therapy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Advanced studies in the use of the horse in a therapeutic riding program. Students will gain the hands-on experience and the information about riding, instruction and safety necessary to become a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Prerequisites: ANSC 1309, 3330, and approval of the instructor.

ANSC 3335. Equine Behavior Modification. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of the principles of equine psychology to train young horses. Prerequisites: junior classification, ANSC 3323 and permission of instructor Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 3350. Stockhorse Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Skills development in horsemanship and techniques related to western stockhorse events. Introduction to a variety of western stockhorse disciplines and rules and regulations specific to competitions. Prerequisites: ANSC 1309; instructor approval Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 3399. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 3-9 Hours).

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experience fee $50.

ANSC 3408. Physiology of Reproduction. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Breeding efficiency of cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. Study includes the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive tracts, hormones directly controlling reproduction, estrus and estrous cycles, ovulation, mating, gestation, pregnancy tests, parturition, sperm physiology, semen evaluation, collection and storage of semen, and the primary causes of sterility in males and females. CREDIT FOR BOTH ANSC 3408 & VETE 3408 WILL NOT BE AWARDED. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 and junior classification. Lab fee $15.

ANSC 3409. Feeds and Feeding. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Study of principal feeds and feed-stuffs from a practical point of view. Feeding standards and calculation of rations for maintenance, growth, fattening, and for milk, wool, and egg production. Prerequisite: Junior classification and AGRI 1319 with a C or better. Lab fee $10.

ANSC 3410. Principles of Equine Reproduction. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Application of fundamental concepts and principles of equine genetics, breeding and reproduction. Prerequisites: ANSC 1309 OR equivalent, ANSC 4330 OR equivalent Lab fee $15.

ANSC 3421. Meat Science. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Study of the science and physical processes involved in converting selected farm animals into marketable products. Particular attention will be given to the anatomy and nomenclature of meats, sanitation practices, and evaluation. Various techniques used by commercial establishments will be accentuated in the study of meat processing. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 and junior classification, or approval of instructor.

ANSC 3424. Equine Nutrition. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course will include a detailed examination of the unique anatomy and physiology of the digestive system of the horse. Dietary requirements of the six classes of nutrients will be covered in detail as well as the major sources, needs, functions, and physiological aspects of inadequate and excess intake of nutrients. Common feedstuffs and their use in formulating equine rations will be covered and ration evaluation will be introduced. Feeding programs and practical feeding management of several different classes of horses will be presented. Prerequisite: ANSC 1309 with a C or higher; BIOL 1406; CHEM 1407 or CHEM 1411; junior classification Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 4084. Internship. 3,6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 24 Hours, Lab: 48 Hours).

Formally arranged and approved on-the-job training with cooperating sponsor in a commercial or private sector of the livestock or meats industries. A minimum of 40 hours of training is required for each hour of academic credit. A maximum of six hours credit may be earned by internship completion. Oral and written reports of internship experience required. Prerequisite: Advanced standing and approval of department head.

ANSC 4086. Animal Science Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-4 Hours).

Individualized study of current topics in student's major concentration of study or supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student's interest, needs, and depth of study. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit. Prerequisite: Senior classification and advance approval by academic advisor.

ANSC 4185. Senior Seminar. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

A review of current problems and developments in agriculture; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports. CREDIT FOR ANSC 4185 & VETE 4185 WILL NOT BE AWARDED. Prerequisite: Senior classification.

ANSC 4300. Research and Writing in Animal Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Detailed discussions and literature review of current knowledge in areas such as reproductive and alimentary physiology, nutrition, parasitology, pharmacology, and genetics. Topics will include experimental design and statistical evaluation of agricultural research. Students will prepare various types of writings based on scientific literature. Prerequisite: senior classification in agriculture.

ANSC 4303. Beef Cattle Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Beef cattle industry, principles involved in breeding, feeding, management, disease and parasite control, and marketing analysis of ranch and feed lot systems. Prerequisite: Junior classification, AGRI 1319 with a C or better, CHEM 1407 or 1411, and BIOL 1406 or 1407. Lab fee $9.

ANSC 4306. Animal Nutrition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The animal body, its composition and food, some physiochemical bases of life processes; digestion, composition, metabolism, and functions of feeds and nutrients; vitamins, inorganic elements, and metabolism; growth, reproduction, lactation. CREDIT FOR ANSC 4306 & VETE 4306 WILL NOT BE AWARDED. Prerequisite: CHEM 2423 or approval of instructor.

ANSC 4308. Environmental Physiology of Farm Animals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies of farm animals and interactions with their physical environment. Detailed attention is given to the effects of changes and extremes in natural and artificial animal environments, including temperatures, shelter, altitude, humidity, crowding, and other stress factors associated with modern livestock production and handling practices. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 with a C or better, ANSC 4305 and senior classification or approval of instructor.

ANSC 4310. Swine Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Applications of breeding, feeding, housing, sanitation, and disease control. Analysis of herd records. Prerequisite: Junior classification, AGRI 1319 with a C or better, CHEM 1407 or 1411, BIOL 1406 or 1407. Lab fee $8.

ANSC 4312. Meat Processing and Merchandising. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The chemical and physical characteristics of meats and their relations to the processing and manufacturing of meat food items. Carcass value as influenced by merchandising techniques and practices. Sanitation control and commercial and retail operations will be stressed. Laboratory work will include meat processing and the development of competencies in processing all classes of livestock. Prerequisite: ANSC 3421 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

ANSC 4314. Food Quality Assurance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The basis behind food quality control/assurance is discussed along with its application to various food systems to control and improve the quality and safety of our food supply. Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 4330. Horse Enterprise Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Individualized instruction in management techniques for horse enterprises. Record systems, marketing, and business operation procedures. Prerequisites: Senior classification in ANSC, ANSC 1309 and approval of instructor.

ANSC 4338. Value-Added Processed Meats. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The application of scientific principles and practices to further processed meat products. Interrelationships among tissue characteristics, ingredients, handling practices, processing technologies and storage conditions as they affect the quality, safety, and stability of muscle foods. Prerequisite: ANSC 3421 Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 4350. Feed Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Analytical techniques for determining the nutrient content of animal feeds. Students will learn to measure moisture, protein, fiber, carbohydrates, fats, and minerals. Different methods for estimating the useable energy content of feeds will be presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 or approval of department head.

ANSC 4358. Laboratory Topics in Animal and Food Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Individualized instruction in laboratory analytical procedures, techniques, and instrumentation commonly used in animal and food sciences. Topics involve various aspects of analysis techniques associated with nutrition, reproduction, breeding, physiology, and meats and dairy-products processing. May be repeated once when topics vary. Lab fee $20. Students may also need to purchase appropriate personal articles such as protective apparel.

ANSC 4390. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Selected topics in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, with a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

ANSC 4401. Ethology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

An introductory course in the behavior of animals, with emphasis on the natural selection, ontogeny, and function of behaviors as they relate to feeding, reproduction, predator-avoidance, and other traits. Both proximate (sensory, hormonal, genetic) and ultimate (ecological and evolutionary) mechanisms are addressed. Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 1306 and BIOL 1307, and a C or better in either AGRI 1319 or WSES 2322.

ANSC 4440. Sustainable Livestock Systems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Overview of beef, dairy, swine and small ruminant production systems ands their applications. Modern concepts, ideas, and methodology associated with the application of technology to reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition and nutrient utilization, across various management schemes. Prerequisite: ANSC 3315; ANSC 3408; ANSC 3409 or ANSC 4306.

ANSC 5085. Agriculture Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A graduate seminar with content varying according to the needs and experiences of students and the instructor of record. May be repeated for up to three credit hours as content varies. Credit for more than a combined total of 3 hours of AGRI 5385 and ANSC 5385 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: Open to all students with graduate classification majoring in agriculture.

ANSC 5086. Animal Science Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

Advanced studies in animal science problems and procedures. Problems assigned according to experience, interest, and needs of individual student.

ANSC 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to complete the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approved research methodology course and approval of the instructor of record.

ANSC 5090. Special Topics in Animal Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Selected topics in Animal Sciences offered as needed and dependant upon departmental, faculty, and student interests. May be repeated as topics vary. Instructor approval required prior to registration.

ANSC 5304. Ruminant Nutrition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Survey of current knowledge and concepts in ruminant physiology and biochemistry, their literature and experimental basis and relation to current and future practice and investigation. Prerequisites: ANSC 4306 and graduate classification.

ANSC 5305. Advanced Livestock Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Survey of current knowledge and concepts in breeding and reproduction, nutrition, and modern management of livestock. Review of past and present research and application to future practice. Prerequisites: ANSC 3408 and graduate classification.

ANSC 5306. Assisted Breeding Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theory and practice of assisted breeding technology in modern breeding programs for farm livestock and other animal species.

ANSC 5307. Advanced Beef Cattle Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of current technologies and management practices for beef cattle operations. Specific topics will be selected for in-depth study of current knowledge, available technologies, implementation methods, and expected benefits for the beef cattle industry. Prerequisites: ANSC 4303 or equivalent.

ANSC 5308. Measuring Animal Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced course in the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behavior, with an emphasis on techniques of observation, recording, and analysis.

ANSC 5309. Assessing the Welfare of Livestock and Poultry. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Animal welfare assessments are an important part of modern agriculture. This course will cover the basic components of an assessment, review current industry assessment tools and introduce students to animal welfare audits. Prerequisites: Graduate status and ANSC 5308.

ANSC 5313. Advanced Meat Goat Production and Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In-depth study and applications of management situations for breeding, feeding,housing, and herd health of goats. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 or equivalent and approval of instructor.

ANSC 5314. Food Quality Assurance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The basis behind food quality control/assurance is discussed along with its application to various food systems to control and improve the quality and safety of our food supply. Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 5315. Animal Growth and Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the processes related to animal growth. Emphasis on cellular changes allowing for muscle, bone and adipose tissue growth as well as the role and functions of hormones related to development and age-related adaptation. Composition of muscle, bone, and adipose tissue in market animals will be discussed. Prerequisites: AGRI 1319 and approval of instructor.

ANSC 5316. Grant Writing and Funding Aquisition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course in terminology and processes associated with grant writing and the acquisitions of research funds.

ANSC 5318. Ethical/Environmental Issues in Agriculture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Ethical and environmental issues affecting public policy as related to agrieducation/industry/business. Credit for both ANSC 5218 and AGCR 5318 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

ANSC 5320. Beef Cattle Feedlot Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the operation of industrial feedlots. Design of feedlots, economics, technical nutrition, cattle management, marketing, and consumer relations. Prerequisites: ANSC 3409 and graduate classification.

ANSC 5338. Value-Added Processed Meats. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The application of scientific principles and practices to further processed meat products. Interrelationships among tissue characteristics, ingredients, handling practices, processing technologies and storage conditions as they affect the quality, safety, and stability of muscle foods.

ANSC 5340. Advanced Dairy Ration Balancing and Records Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Students will learn to evaluate real-life dairy rations and feeding management strategies and make suggestions for improvements. Students also will learn to evaluate dairy herd management records and make management recommendations based on those records. The course is for students who desire advanced practical training in applied nutrition and dairy herd management. Prerequisite:AGRI 3302 or equivalent.

ANSC 5350. Laboratory Methods in Animal Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Skill development in laboratory techniques and analysis related to animal science research. Application of live animal data collection. Introduction to institutional animal care and use protocols and ethical use of animals in research. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; instructor approval. Lab fee: $2.

ANSC 5355. Animal Metabolism. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course is structured to provide an overview of various regulatory mechanisms of metabolism and changes due to exercise, stress, pregnancy, nutrient imbalance, disease and toxic effects. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; 3 hours of animal or human nutrition AND 3 hours of anatomy and physiology OR department head approval.

ANSC 5380. Research and Writing for Agriculture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Preparation of writing samples, technical reviews, and/or professional manuscripts related to various topics in agriculture. Prerequisites: Approved research methodology course and approval of instructor of record.

ANSC 5399. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 8 Hours).

Prepared and supervised work experience in an Animal Science-related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of the student's graduate committee. Field experience fee $50.