Animal Science (ANSI)

ANSI 1111 Animal and Food Science Experience

Description: Student development through connections among the student’s major curriculum, career goals specific to animal or food science, and eventual careers and career development through resume building and networking.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 1124 Introduction to the Animal Sciences

Description: Species adaptability, product standards and requirements, areas and types of production, processing and distribution of products, includes meat animals, dairy and poultry.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 1401 Equine Behavior and Handling

Description: Equine management techniques - understanding equine behavior and anatomy. Basic equine handling, management principles, hoof care, dental care, first aid and wound care. Introduction to behavior and training of the horse, techniques of safe handling based on the principles of equine behavior.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 2112 Live Animal Evaluation

Prerequisites: ANSI 1124.

Description: Using tools for selection including performance records, pedigree information and visual appraisal, in the evaluation of cattle, swine, sheep, horses and poultry.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 2123 Livestock Feeding

Description: Nutrients and their functions, nutrient requirements of the various classes of livestock; composition and classification of feed stuffs and ration formulation. Not required of animal science majors.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 2233 The Meat We Eat

Description: Overview of all animal, poultry, and fish protein sources used for human consumption, but focusing on red meat. Examination of each phase of production, inspection, safety, grading, processing, preparation, and current issues of the industries. Development of an understanding of the importance of meat in the diet and part of global agriculture. Same course as FDSC 2233.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation

Prerequisites: ANSI 1124.

Description: Evaluation of carcasses and wholesale cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. Factors influencing grades, yields and values in cattle, swine and sheep. Same course as FDSC 2253.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3212 Advanced Dairy Cattle Evaluation

Description: Advanced evaluation of type traits as they relate to longevity and profitability in the dairy cow.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3222 Advanced Equine Evaluation

Description: Advanced evaluation of halter and performance horses. Includes both Western and English disciplines.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3232 Advanced Meat Evaluation

Prerequisites: ANSI 2253.

Description: Advanced evaluation of carcasses and wholesale cuts of beef, pork and lamb. Same course as FDSC 3232.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3242 Advanced Livestock Evaluation

Prerequisites: ANSI 2112.

Description: Advanced evaluation of beef cattle, sheep, and swine.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3252 Advanced Wool Evaluation

Description: Advanced instruction in wool grading.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3310 Advanced Competitive Evaluation

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced instruction in animal and/or product evaluation. For students competing on collegiate judging teams. Same course as FDSC 3310. 2 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3312 Advanced Meat Animal Evaluation

Description: Advanced evaluation and pricing of meat animals. For students competing on the Meat Animal Evaluation Team.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3322 Applied Meat Animal Selection

Prerequisites: ANSI 3310 and consent of instructor.

Description: Applied selection of meat animals using principles of genetics, animal breeding, and phenotypic evaluation in real world selection scenarios to predict the value of breeding and market livestock.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3333 Meat Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 2253, CHEM 1215 or equivalent.

Description: Anatomical and basic chemical and physical characteristics of meat animals studied. The application of scientific principles to the processing and economical utilization of meat animals, as well as in the manufacture of meat products emphasized in the laboratory. Same course as FDSC 3333.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3402 Equine Training Methods

Description: Basic techniques of equine training. Performance of various maneuvers including halter breaking, saddling, longing, driving, and riding. Course previously offered as ANSI 3202.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3410 Peer-Led Team Learning in Animal Science

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Selected undergraduate students work as peer leaders for learning teams for Animal Science courses. Development of oral and written communication skills of technical concepts in animal science. Duties include meeting regularly with discussion and laboratory sessions, participating in instructional activities and evaluating class performance. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Lab 1-5.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3414 Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry

Prerequisites: ANSI 1124 and BIOL 1114 or consent of instructor.

Description: Form and function of livestock and poultry. Major systems (muscle, skeletal, neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal) with emphasis on comparative anatomy and integrated function related to livestock in agricultural production systems.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3420 Undergraduate Research in Animal and Food Science

Description: Designed for students participating in undergraduate research in Animal and Food Sciences. Students actively participate in research methodologies, including foundational research theories and protocols. Previously offered as ANSI 1223.

Credit hours: 1-4

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3423 Animal Genetics

Prerequisites: Introductory biology.

Description: The basic principles of heredity including: kinds of gene action, random segregation, independent assortment, physical and chemical basis of heredity, mutations, sex-linkage, chromosome mapping, multiple alleles and chromosomal abnormalities. Also a brief introduction to quantitative inheritance and population genetics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3433 Animal Breeding

Prerequisites: ANSI 3423.

Description: The application of genetic principles to livestock improvement; study of the genetic basis of selection and systems of mating; development of breeding programs based on principles of population genetics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3443 Animal Reproduction

Prerequisites: Introductory biology.

Description: Physiological processes of reproduction in farm animals, gonad function, endocrine relationships, fertility, and factors affecting reproduction efficiency. Emphasis on principles of artificial insemination in the laboratory.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3453 Canine and Feline Genetics

Prerequisites: BIOL 1114 or consent of instructor.

Description: Overview of fundamental genetic principles and the control of genetic variation in coat color, various disorders and other inherited feline and canine characteristics. Inherited conditions, the underlying genetic mutation if known, genomic technologies used to identify the mutations if unknown, and development of genetic tools to assist in canine and feline genetic testing and selection programs.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3463 Equine Genetics

Description: Basic Mendelian genetics with direct application to horses. Genetic principles and inheritance of particular equine characteristics and common genetic disorders.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3523 Pet and Companion Animal Management

Description: Current concepts and management principles related to pet and companion animal species and their roles in society. Discussion of the human-animal bond, service animals, kennel and cattery management, anatomy, internal and external parasites, toxins, restraint and handling, training, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, and breeding.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3533 Equine Management and Production

Description: Current topics and trends in the horse industry. Basic principles of equine nutrition, reproduction, marketing, exercise physiology, health care, coat-color genetics, behavior and welfare. Same course as AGEC 3422.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3543 Principles of Animal Nutrition

Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 or equivalent.

Description: Basic principles of animal nutrition including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of the various food nutrients; characteristics of the nutrients; measure of body needs; ration formulation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3623 Livestock Behavior Handling

Prerequisites: ANSI 1124.

Description: Livestock behavior and handling in production agriculture.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3653 Applied Animal Nutrition

Prerequisites: ANSI 3543.

Description: Composition, characteristics and nutritive value of feeds and ration additives; qualitative and quantitative nutrient requirements of each of the classes of livestock; formulation of rations for each of the classes of livestock.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3703 Animal Management Techniques

Description: Animal handling and management practices. Basic husbandry procedures for domestic animals in farm, ranch, and/or other production settings or environments. Emphasis on practical handling, restraint, health evaluation, medication and treatment practices.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3753 Basic Nutrition for Pets

Description: Nutrients, nutrient requirements, feeding practices, food sources, and diet management for pets and companion animals as well as exotic animals and birds.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 3903 Agricultural Animals of the World (I)

Description: The production and utilization of agricultural animals by human societies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

ANSI 4023 Poultry Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 1124 and ANSI 2123 or ANSI 3543.

Description: The relationship of the biological concepts and functions of poultry to management practices, incubation procedures, and economic factors utilized by poultry men in the commercial production of table and hatching eggs, broilers, turkeys, and other poultry meat.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4132 Welfare Assessment and Audit of Farm Animals

Prerequisites: ANSI 3623.

Description: Reliable, science-based, on-farm and slaughter welfare assessment systems for cattle, pigs and poultry as well as a methodology to convey welfare measures into understandable product information.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4203 Rangeland and Pasture Utilization

Prerequisites: NREM 3613.

Description: Investigation of livestock and forage interactions that impact productivity in the utilization of rangeland and improved pastures. Same course as NREM 4603.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4333 Processed Meat

Prerequisites: ANSI 3033 or ANSI 3333.

Description: Meat and meat product composition. Techniques in the molding and forming of meat; sausage formulation; curing; quality control; and cost analysis. Same course as FDSC 4333.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4423 Horse Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Current concepts and production principles related to the horse industry including nutrition, reproduction, herd health, functional anatomy and implications, social behavior, and applying principles of psychology in horse management and training.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4543 Dairy Cattle Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Current concepts and production principles of the dairy cattle industry including value of milk products, milk marketing, physiology of lactation, reproduction, nutrition, mastitis, and housing. Analysis and active learning of dairy production systems using farm visits and field techniques laboratories.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4553 Sheep Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of commercial and purebred sheep.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4613 Beef Cow-Calf Management

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443, and ANSI 3653.

Description: Application of farm and ranch land procurement and management principles with beef cattle acquisition, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, health, life cycle management, marketing, and economic analysis of the commercial cow-calf enterprise. Same course as ANSI 4612.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4633 Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management

Prerequisites: ANSI 3612, ANSI 3653.

Description: Application of scientific knowledge, management principles, and research advances to modern stocker and feedlot cattle operations. Same course as ANSI 4632.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4643 Swine Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Application of genetic, physiological, microbiological, nutritional, and engineering principles to the efficient production of swine.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4703 Equine Enterprise Management

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433 and ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Principles of equine enterprise management including ethical and legal issues, marketing, facility management, business structures, economic analysis and careers.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4713 Beef Seedstock Management and Sales

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433, ANSI 3443 and ANSI 3653.

Description: Principles of beef cattle seedstock acquisition, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, health, life cycle management and economic analysis. Special emphasis on advertising, promotion, marketing and sales. Course previously offered as ANSI 4632.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4803 Animal Growth and Performance

Prerequisites: An upper-division course in animal science.

Description: Physiological and endocrine factors affecting growth and performance of domestic animals.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4843 Applications of Biotechnology in Animal Science

Prerequisites: ANSI 3423 and BIOC 3653.

Description: Training in current biotechniques used in protein, hormone, and molecular genetic research in food and animal science. Theory and applications of the various techniques.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4863 Capstone for Animal Agriculture

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Examination of the role of animal agriculture in society and the importance of research and current issues. Oral and written reports.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4900 Special Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: A detailed study of an assigned problem by a student wishing additional information on a special topic. Offered for variable credit,1-6 credits, maximum or 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4910 Animal Industry Internship

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Full-time internship at an approved production, processing or agribusiness unit or other agency serving animal agriculture. Maximum credit requires a six-month internship in addition to a report and final examination. Graded on a pass-fail basis. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4913 Animal Waste Management

Prerequisites: SOIL 2124.

Description: Aspects of animal waste management related to animal nutrition, system design, land application, socioeconomic issues and environmental impacts. Same course as SOIL 4913, ENVR 4913.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 4973 Rangeland Resources Planning

Prerequisites: NREM 3613.

Description: Inventory or ranch resources, survey and evaluation of ranch practices, and economic analysis. Development of a comprehensive ranch management plan. Managing rangeland and ranch resources in a social context. Written and oral reports. Field trips required. Same course as NREM 4613.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5000 Master's Research and Thesis

Prerequisites: MS degree.

Description: Independent research planned, conducted, and reported in consultation with a major professor. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5010 Special Problems

Description: Special problems in areas of animal science other than those covered by the individual graduate student as a part of his/her research and thesis program. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5102 Ethics and Professionalism in Animal and Food Science

Description: Discussion of regulations, laws, and resources; insights on complex ethical issues, including but not limited to research misconduct, how to address, report and find resources during cases of misconduct, conflicts of interest, and authorship; communication of research and accurately and objectively to different audiences. Same course as FDSC 5102.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5110 Seminar

Description: A critical review and study of the literature; written and oral reports and discussion on select subjects. Same course as ANSI 6110. Offered for 1 credit hour, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5113 Basic Reproductive Physiology

Prerequisites: ANSI 3443 or equivalent.

Description: Female and male reproductive processes, endocrine control of reproductive functions, and the application of reproductive physiology to animal production.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5123 Functional and Molecular Endocrinology

Prerequisites: An upper division physiology course.

Description: Endocrine regulation of growth, stress, metabolism, and reproduction in domestic farm animals including commercial applications. Focus on the influence of hormones at the systemic and cellular level.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5213 Advances in Meat Science

Prerequisites: BIOC 4113 and ZOOL 3204 or equivalent.

Description: Development of muscle and its transformation to meat. Properties of meat and their influence on water-binding, pigment formation, texture and fiber characteristics. Same course as FDSC 5213.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5303 Advanced Animal Breeding

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433 or equivalent and STAT 4013.

Description: Basic concepts of population genetics as related to theoretical animal breeding, including heritability, genetic correlations, selection methods, inbreeding and heterosis.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5313 Marker Assisted Selection in Livestock

Prerequisites: ANSI 3433 or equivalent and STAT 4013.

Description: Use of molecular genetics information to capture variation of quantitative traits in farm animals and to enhance selection improvement programs. Discussion of current DNA based technologies, such as detecting, locating and measuring effects of quantitative trait loci (QTL), genetic markers, gene mapping methods and whole genome selection. Examination of emerging genomics technologies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5333 Carcass Value Estimation Systems

Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

Description: Analysis of scientific literature regarding carcass composition, quality and palatability. Overview of technology used to evaluate carcass quality factors. Same course as FDSC 5333.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5553 Interpreting Animal and Food Science Research

Prerequisites: STAT 5013 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Critical evaluation and knowledgeable communication on the design, analyses, and reporting of animal science and food science research. Same course as FDSC 5553.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5573 Techniques in Animal Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: BIOC 4113.

Description: Principles of major basic animal molecular biology techniques in gene cloning and expression. Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including DNA cloning and quantitative measurement of mRNA and protein expression in eukaryotic cells.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5733 Advanced Ruminant Nutrition

Prerequisites: ANSI 3653.

Description: Factors influencing nutrient requirements of ruminants for maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation, and their implications with regard to husbandry practices and nutritional management of livestock. Application of current concepts of ruminant livestock nutrition; use of microcomputer programs in diet evaluation and formulation, beef gain simulation and problem solving.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5743 Rumenology

Prerequisites: ANSI 3653 or equivalent.

Description: Physiology of development of the ruminant digestive tract; the nature of, and factors controlling digestion and absorption from the tract to include the relative nature and roles of the rumen bacteria and protozoa. Same course as ANSI 5743.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5753 Animal Nutrition Techniques and Laboratory Methods

Prerequisites: CHEM 3015 or equivalent.

Description: Collection, handling, and processing of biological materials. Record keeping, pipetting, preparation of reagents, and conducting routine nutritional analysis. Theory of operation of major laboratory equipment. Application of current techniques to problem solving in animal nutrition research.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5763 Advanced Nonruminant Nutrition

Prerequisites: BIOC 3653.

Description: An in-depth study of the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in nonruminant domesticated farm animals. Unique metabolic characteristics of nonruminant species contrasted with ruminant animals. Fundamentals of energetics as related to animal performance. Same course as ANSI 5762.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5773 Protein Nutrition

Prerequisites: BIOC 3653.

Description: Nutritional, biochemical and clinical aspects of protein metabolism as it relates to nutritional status. Same course as ANSI 5772.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 5783 Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition

Prerequisites: BIOC 5753.

Description: Development of the concept of dietary essential minerals and vitamins. Individual minerals and vitamins discussed for animal species from the standpoint of chemical form, availability, requirements, biochemical systems, deficiencies and excesses and estimation in foods and feed. Same course as ANSI 5782.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 6000 Doctoral Research and Thesis

Prerequisites: MS degree.

Description: Independent research planned, conducted and reported in consultation with, and under the direction of, a major professor. Open only to students continuing beyond the level of the MS degree. Offered for variable credit, 1-10 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-10

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 6010 Special Topics in Animal Breeding

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced topics and new developments in animal breeding and population genetics. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science

ANSI 6110 Seminar

Description: A critical analysis of the objectives and methods of research in the area of animal science. Review of the literature, written and oral reports and discussion on select topics. Same course as ANSI 5110. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Animal Science