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Animal Sciences Courses

 

AN SCI 1011—Animal Science (3). Principles of animal science including importance of animal agriculture, genetics, anatomy, physiology and nutrition.

AN SCI 1065—Animal Science Laboratory Practicum (3). This class will include two 3-hour labs and 1 hr RSD per week. An introductory course in skills related to the care and management of livestock and poultry plus a section dealing with research methods. Students will be expected to participate in hands-on development of fundamental skills of animal husbandry.

AN SCI 2085—Problems in Animal Science (1-5). Library and laboratory study of assigned problems in animal breeding, nutrition, physiology or production and management. Planning, conduction and reporting to be in consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 2095—Horse Training and Management(3). Students learn the techniques needed for the basic training of horses to ride. The use and proper fi tting of equipment is taught and students learn to teach horses to accept riders and to perform the basic movements needed prior to advancing to specialized training. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065.

AN SCI 2110—Global Animal Agriculture(2). Animal Agriculture as infl uenced globally by political, religious cultural, economic and climatic factors. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

AN SCI 2111—Sophomore Seminar: Societal Issues Facing Animal Agriculture (3). Course designed to introduce students to key issues facing animal agriculture. Assignments focus on reading current publications associated with issues affecting the animal agriculture industry. Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 2114—Live Animal and Meat Evaluation(3). (same as Food Science 2114). The composition and quality meat produced from food animals is the driving component of livestock economic value. This course will teach the principles and procedures involved in evaluation, grading, selection, and economic value of meat animals and poultry and the carcasses they produce. This course is an excellent introduction and (or) prerequisite for all livestock production courses and will provide a baseline of information for students interested in livestock or meat judging.

AN SCI 2115—Livestock Judging (3). Comparative judging and evaluation; various classes of farm animals; particular reference to utility. Reference reading; illustrated lectures. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065.

AN SCI 2125—Dairy Cattle Judging (2). Diary breeds, comparative judging, selection. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065.

AN SCI 2135—Horse Selection and Evaluation (2). Techniques of selecting and evaluating horses based on conformation and performance characteristics. Effects of conformation on soundness. Includes learning to organize observations on the relative merits of a group of horses into an oral presentation. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065.

AN SCI 2140—Companion Animals (3). (same as BIOMED 2140). Focus on companion dog, cat, and horse owners concerns re: health zoonoses, legal responsibilities, inbreeding, choice of breeds, behavioral problems and loss of companion animals. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

AN SCI 2145—Selecting and Grading of Poultry (2). Includes breeds and varieties of poultry, production judging, fl ock selection and testing, and grading of eggs and live and dressed poultry. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065.

AN SCI 2165—Introduction to RuminantLivestock Production (3) This is an introductory theory course which provides fundamental understanding of ruminant livestock - beef cattle and diary cattle, production, management and associate industries. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 2175—Introduction to Monogastric Production (3)Introductory course which provides fundamental understanding of hogs, horses and poultry. Prerequisite: AN SCI 1065. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 2940—Internship in Animal Science & Technology(cr.arr.) Off-campus training to develop technical skills and understanding of an area of animal science. Written reports required. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and instructor’s consent. Graded on an S/U basis only.

AN SCI 3085—Problems in Animal Science (1-6). Current problems in animal breeding, nutrition, livestock production and management, meats. Assigned topics. In some cases student may undertake a project by outlining objectives, planning work, keeping records and summarizing results in written report. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 3210—Junior Seminar in Animal Science (1). Lecturers and/or discussion will address topics related to the various course objectives, i.e., career opportunities, resume development, interviewing, graduate or professional school, MU’s role in research, teaching extension and international programs and animal science related topics. Prerequisite: junior standing.

AN SCI 3212—Principles and Application of Animal Nutrition (5). Fundamentals of animal nutrition and their application to livestock industry. The laboratory portion of the course will be devoted to ration formulation, feed evaluation and identifi cation. Prerequisite: BIOCHM 2100 or CHEM 2050 or 2100 and MATH 1100 or equivalent.

AN SCI 3213—Genetics of Agricultural Plants and Animals (3) (same as Plant Science 3213). Concepts of molecular, transmission, and population and quantitative genetics. Special emphasis given to breeding and biotechnological applications in plant and animal agriculture. Prerequisites: BIO SC 1010, 1020 or 1500, MATH 1100.

AN SCI 3214—Principles of Meat Science (3). (same as Food Science 3214). Study of the principles involved in the conversion of living animals to meat and by-products; effi - cient utilization of meat as a food. Laboratory stresses the application of scientifi c principles in the meat industry. Prerequisite: one course in Biology.

AN SCI 3222—Applied Nutrition (3). Feed composition and utilization, ration formulation, feed evaluation and identifi cation, practical problems.

AN SCI 3231—Principles of Dairy Foods Science (3). (same as Food Science 3231). Technology, chemistry and microbiology related to milk and its transformation into fl uid milk products, fermented dairy foods and spreads. (2 hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.) Prerequisite: organic chemistry.

AN SCI 3254—Physiology of Domestic Animals (5)Basic concepts of physiology and anatomy as related to domestic animals are covered in lecture and laboratory classes. Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: BIO SC 1010, 1020 or 1500; CHEM 1310, 1320. 

AN SCI 3275—Meat Animal Evaluation (2). Meat animal evaluation highlights the relationships and limitations that exist when evaluating market and breeding animals and develops an appreciation for carcass excellence as it relates to production, merchandising and consumption. Some travel time and commitments will be necessary. Prerequisites: AN SCI 2114 and 2115.

AN SCI 3280—Advanced Dairy Cattle Judging (2). Continuation of AN SCI 2125. Includes fi eld trips. Prerequisite: AN SCI 2125. AN SCI 4001—Topics in Animal Science (1-4). Various courses offered on a preliminary basis to determine need for such offering prior to submission as a numbered course. Various topics, credit arranged. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4312—Monogastric Nutrition (3). (same as Nutrition 7020 and Nutrition Science 4020). Principles of nutrition, feed formulation and recent research in poultry feeding. Prerequisites: AN SCI 3212. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 4314—Physiology of Reproduction(3) Principles of animal reproduction with emphasis on endocrine control of reproductive processes. Prerequisites: AN SCI 3254 and BIO SC 1500 or equivalent; or AN SCI 3254 as a co-requisite and instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4323—Applied Livestock Genetics (2). Genetic principles applied to improvement of farm animals. Covers selection, prediction of genetic merit and mating systems. Prerequisite: BIO SC 1010, 1020 or 1500 and MATH 1100.

AN SCI 4332—Ruminant Nutrition (3) Physiology, chemistry, microbiology and pathology of ruminants. Emphasizes the digestion, absorption, metabolism and utilization of nutrients. Prerequisites: AN SCI 3212.

AN SCI 4354—Physiology and Biochemistry of Muscle as Food (3). (same as Food Science 4354). Basic concepts in muscle growth and development of livestock evaluating the effects of environment, welfare, nutrition and genetics regarding muscle metabolism, physiology, and the ultimate condition of muscle as food. Prerequisite: BIO SC 1010 or equivalent or ANSCI 3214 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4384—Reproductive Managment(3) Reproductive management of cattle, swine and sheep; estrous synchronization; artifi cial insemination; embryo development and transfer; assisted reproductive technologies. Prerequisites: senior standing and AN SCI 4314 and instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4437—Environmental Physiology (3). Principles of environmental physiology and animal adaptation with emphasis on mechanisms of temperature regulation and related nutritional and metabolic-hormonal functions. Prerequisite: AN SCI 3254 or equivalent.

AN SCI 4940—Internship in Animal Science & Technology(cr.arr.) Off-campus training to develop technical skills and understanding of an area of animal science. Written reports required. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor’s consent. Graded on an S/U basis only.

AN SCI 4975—Beef Production and Management (3). Systems of beef production: breeding, feeding, management of commercial and purebred beef cattle. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065, 2165 and 3212 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4976—Advanced Dairy Production (3). Applied dairy science; emphasis on nutrition and management; herd health, laborsaving equipment, buildings, quality products, organization of dairy enterprise, business and economic aspects. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065, 2165 and 3212 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4977—Horse Production (3). Systems of horse production: breeding, feeding and management of horses. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4978—Swine Production (3). Systems of pork production: breeding, feeding, management of commercial and purebred swine. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 4979—Poultry Production (3). Principles of housing systems, nutrition, management, business and production of commercial chickens and turkeys. Prerequisites: AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor’s consent.

AN SCI 7001 Topics in Animal Science (1-4). Various courses offered on a preliminary basis to determine need for such offering prior to submission as a numbered course. Various topics, credit arranged. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7312 Monogastric Nutrition (3). (same as Nutrition 7020 and Nutrition Science 7020). Principles of nutrition, feed formulation and recent research in poultry feeding. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 3212. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 7314 Physiology of Reproduction (3). Principles of animal reproduction with emphasis on endocrine control of reproductive processes. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 3254 and BIO SC 1500 or equivalent; or AN SCI 3254 as a co-requisite and instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7323 Applied Livestock Genetics (2). Genetic principles applied to improvement of farm animals. Covers selection, prediction of genetic merit and mating systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing and BIO SC 1010, 1020 or 1500 and MATH 1100.

AN SCI 7332 Ruminant Nutrition (3). Physiology, chemistry, microbiology and pathology of ruminants. Emphasizes the digestion, absorption, metabolism and utilization of nutrients. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 3212.

AN SCI 7354 Physiology and Biochemistry of Muscle as Food (3). (same as Food Science 7354). Basic concepts in muscle growth and development of livestock evaluating the effects of environment, welfare, nutrition and genetics regarding muscle metabolism, physiology, and the ultimate condition of muscle as food. Prerequisite: graduate standing and BIO SC 1010 or equivalent or ANSCI 3214 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7384 Reprodutive Management (3) Reproductive management of cattle, swine and sheep; estrous synchronization; artificial insemination; embryo development and transfer; assisted reproductive technologies. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 4314 and instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7437 Environmental Physiology (3). Principles of environmental physiology and animal adaptation with emphasis on mechanisms of temperature regulation and related nutritional and metabolic-hormonal functions. Prerequisite: graduate standing and AN SCI 3254 or equivalent.

AN SCI 7975 Beef Production and Management (3). Systems of beef production: breeding, feeding, management of commercial and purebred beef cattle. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 1065, 2165 and 3212 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7976 Advanced Dairy Production (3). Applied dairy science; emphasis on nutrition and management; herd health, labor-saving equipment, buildings, quality products, organization of dairy enterprise, business and economic aspects. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 1065, 2165 and 3212 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7977 Horse Production (3). Systems of horse production: breeding, feeding and management of horses. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7978 Swine Production (3). Systems of pork production: breeding, feeding, management of commercial and purebred swine. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 7979 Poultry Production (3). Principles of housing systems, nutrition, management, business and production of commercial chickens and turkeys. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AN SCI 1065, 2175 and 3212 or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 8085 Problems in Animal Science (1-6). Advanced independent studies in fields not directly related to thesis or non-thesis degree research program. Prerequisites: instructor's consent. Graded on S/U or A/F.

AN SCI 8087 Seminar in Animal Science (1). Critical consideration of research and other selected subjects in animal breeding, animal nutrition, reproductive physiology, growth and development and livestock production and management.

AN SCI 8090 Thesis Research in Animal Science (cr.arr.). Investigations in animal breeding, animal nutrition, reproduction physiology, growth and development livestock production and management. Graded on a S/U basis only.

AN SCI 8360 Nutritional Biochemistry of Carbohydrates (3). (same as Nutrition 8360 and Biochemistry 8360). Current concepts with in-depth coverage of selected examples of key regulatory steps controlling carbohydrate metabolism; emphasizing molecular mechanisms. Based entirely on research literature and taught in a tutorial format. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4272.

AN SCI 8413 Reproductive Biology Seminar (1). Presentation and discussion of selected topics from all phases of reproductive biology. Open to qualified students of graduate standing in the field of Reproductive Biology.

AN SCI 8414 Meat Quality (3). (same as Food Science 8414). Discussion of factors affecting meat quality in beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Prerequisites: AN SCI 3214 or equivalent. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 8420 Endocrinology (3). Hormones of pituitary and endocrine glands; special reference to influence on growth, reproduction, milk secretion. Prerequisite: AN SCI 4314 or equivalent.

AN SCI 8431 Nutritional Biochemistry of Lipids (3). (Nutritional Sciences 8310 and Nutrition 8310). Current concepts in the nutritional regulations of lipid metabolism. Emphasis on integrating information and interpreting current research data. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and 4272.

AN SCI 8438 Nutrient Regulation of Gene Expression (3). (same as Nutrition 8438, Nutritional Science 8438 and Biochemistry 8438). This second semester of the graduate nutritional sciences core curriculum will cover nutritional biochemistry of minerals and on research literature, with an emphasis on in-depth coverage of several minerals that illustrate emerging themes in mineral nutritional biochemistry and nutrient regulation of gene expression. The course will be taught in tutorial format. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and 4272 and 1st semester Graduate Nutrition core curriculum.

AN SCI 8441 Livestock Production and Management Research Methods (3). Techniques of experimentation, with application to livestock production and management. Exercises in methods of planning, conducting, analyzing, evaluating and reporting research. Prerequisites: STAT 4530/7530 or equivalent or instructor's consent.

AN SCI 8443 Functional Genomics of Mammalian Genomes: Focus on Microarray (4). The curriculum covers methods for functional genomics. It explores experimental designs, data filtering, ANOVA analysis, power calculations, clustering and classification systems, and functional annotation of genes through lectures, and bioinformatics and regular laboratories. Prerequisites: BIO SC 4974 and BIO SC 4374 or equivalent courses, Anova analysis course (STAT 7530) or equivalent experience in using Anova analysis. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A/F basis only.

AN SCI 8447 Recent Advances in Environmental and Endocrine Physiology (1). Seminar. Presentation, discussion, and critical evaluation of current status of selected topics in environmental and endocrine physiology. Prerequisite: AN SCI 3254 or equivalent.

AN SCI 8450 Research in Animal Science (cr.arr.).

AN SCI 8472 Amino Acid Metabolism (2). An in depth study of amino acid metabolism and their relationship to animal nutrition. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and 4272.

AN SCI 9001 Topics in Animal Science (cr.arr.). Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

AN SCI 9090 Dissertation Research in Animal Science (cr.arr.). Investigations in animal breeding, animal nutrition, livestock production and management. Dissertation required. Graded on a S/U basis only.  

AN SCI 9423 Genetics of Populations (4). Introduction to quantitative genetics with application to animal and plant breeding. Prerequisite: STAT 4530.

AN SCI 9432 Ruminant Nutrition (3). (same as Nutrition 8320). Physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pathology of ruminants. Emphasizes digestion, absorption, metabolism, utilization of nutrients. Lecture, laboratory, assigned readings. Prerequisite: AN SCI 4332 or equivalent and BIOCHM 4270.

AN SCI 9433 Gamete and Embryo Development (3). A classical and molecular approach to spermatogenesis, oogenesis, fertilization and preimplantation development in the domestic species. Prerequisites: AN SCI 4314 or BIO SC 4984 or equivalent.

AN SCI 9434 Gonadal Function (3). (same as Veterinary Biomedical Science 9434). Prerequisite: AN SCI 4314, biochemistry or cell biology and AN SCI 8420.

AN SCI 9442 Vitamins and Minerals (4). Designed to provide students with an understanding of the chemical, metabolic, and functional role of vitamins and minerals in nutrition. While the primary focus will be on animals, comparative aspects to human nutrition will be discussed. Prerequisites: AN SCI 3212, BIOCHM 4270 or equivalent.