Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Courses in Animal Science

1211.  Emerging Issues and Opportunities in Animal Science.  2(2-0)
Key issues and trends impacting care and use of livestock and domestic and companion animals.  Career opportunities in the animal science profession.

1419. Introduction to Animal Science. (AGRI 1419) 4(3-2)
Basic scientific fundamentals of livestock production, including feeding and nutrition, reproductive physiology, selective breeding, health, management and marketing of major and minor species.

2307. Principles of Feeds and Feeding. 3(3-0)
Chemical composition of feeds, utilization of nutrients, characteristics of feedstuffs and feed usage. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, MATH 1314, CHEM 1311 plus CHEM 1111.

2310. Livestock Management Techniques. 3(1-4)
Application of animal handling and management techniques for major and minor livestock species including behavior of livestock species relevant to handling, methods of restraint and blood sampling. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and sophomore standing.

3302. Swine Management. 3(3-0)
Systems of swine management including breeding, feeding and various management problems with their solutions.
Prerequisites: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

3304. Beef Management. 3(3-0)
Systems of beef management including breeding, feeding and various management problems with their solutions.
Prerequisites: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

3305. Market Classes and Grades of Livestock. 3(2-2)
Classifications and judging of livestock; factors affecting classification, grading and valuing and procedures of marketing livestock. Prerequisites: 9 semester hours of Agriculture including ANSC 1419.

3306. Equine Management.  3(3-0)
Principles of equine management, including conformation, nutrition, reproduction, health and general management practices.  Prerequisite: ANSC 2307 and ANSC 2310.

3308. Sheep and Goat Management. 3(3-0)
Systems of sheep and goat management for meat, fiber and milk including breeding, feeding and various management problems and their solutions. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of animal science including ANSC 1419.

3309. Meat Preparation and Evaluation. 3(2-3)
Market class determination, live animal evaluation; slaughter, cutting, curing, carcass evaluation and grading. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and junior standing.

3313. Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals. 3(2-2)
Comparative anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems, endocrinology, gestation, parturition and lactation, management techniques, performance traits and diseases. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, CHEM 1311 plus CHEM 1111.

3333. Domestic Animal Behavior. 3(3-0)
Principles of animal behavior with concentration on livestock animals emphasizing how behavior influences animal
production and efficiency. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and junior standing.

3335. Genetics of Livestock Improvement. 3(3-0)
Introduction to genetic concepts and principles of livestock improvement involving gene function, molecular genetics, gametogenesis, Mendelian inheritance, selection and breeding systems. Prerequisite: ANSC 1419.

3336. Artificial Breeding of Livestock. 3(2-3)
Study of artificial insemination techniques and reproductive technologies. Application of artificial insemination and
pregnancy diagnosis techniques in cattle, goats and swine. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, ANSC 3313.

3355.  Companion Animals.  3(3-0)
Study of canines and felines including methods of restraint, behavior, feeding, caring and human-animal bonding.  Prerequisite: junior standing.

3390. Special Topics in Animal Science. 3(3-0)
Selected topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated once under different topic. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3995. Internship. V:1-9
Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in an agriculture enterprise or agency setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with formal evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours toward degree; may not count toward minor. Prerequisite: written consent of adviser and chair.

4301. Growth Physiology of Livestock Species. 3(3-0)
Study of the principles of growth and its measurement from the cell to the tissue to the entire animal. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4303. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals. 3(3-0)
Introduction to the study of functional anatomy and fundamental physiological processes of domestic animals. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419 and CHEM 2421 or CHEM 3323.

4305. International Animal Agriculture. 3(3-0)
Global contributions of animal agriculture involving traditional and nontraditional species on the welfare of human
development. Includes a review of selected literature papers and a study of alternative livestock production systems
especially appropriate for developing countries. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

4307. Animal Nutrition. 3(3-0)
Chemical composition of the animal, functions of nutrients, digestion, metabolism, physiological effects of feed additives. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, CHEM 2421.

4308. Statistics in Agriculture.  3(3-0)
Basic and practical overview of agricultural experimentation, which includes and understanding of hypothesis testing, sampling, probability and analysis and interpretation of agricultural research data.  Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.

4385. Animal Clinical Pathology. 3(2-3)
Introduction to laboratoy procedures and safety, in-depth study of hematology and urology and related chemistries with emphasis on laboratory procedures.  Prerequisite: 9SCH of animal science or approval of instructor.

4395. Problems in Animal Science. V:1-3
Literature review, laboratory field problem. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours, only three hours may count toward a minor. Prerequisite: approval of supervising professor.

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