ANSC 101 Introduction to Animal Science
Course Offered: Spring, Fall
Instructor: Mickey Latour
The primary goal of this course is to provide an overview of many of the aspects, which contribute to Animal Agriculture. In doing so, the fundamentals of many overlapping processes will be covered such as nutrition, reproduction and digestion.
Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook and online or paper examination.
The course will consist of reading materials and a series of exercises to be completed by the student. Each exercise is on a web page. The student provides answers for each exercise on the web page and submits it electronically to the instructor. The instructor will provide the student with feedback on the answers. A sealed quiz or test will be sent to the proctor and is to be completed under the supervision of a proctor who must be a veterinarian, registered veterinary technician (not a veterinary assistant) or educator/teacher. The quiz or test is returned to the instructor for grading.
- Module 1: Animal Agriculture - overview the trends in agriculture within the US and other countries.
- Module 2: Animal Nutrition - understand the basics of ruminant and non ruminant nutrition as well as for horse and pony.
- Module 3: Genetics - understand single and two gene crosses, bases of replication, transcription and translation, and genetic selection.
- Module 4: Digestive Physiology - understand the anatomy and function of various organs. Also, review the process of absorption and cellular processing of nutrients.
- Module 5: Dairy Production - general overview of dairy production & management practices
- Module 6: Beef Production - general overview of beef production & management practices.
- Module 7: Poultry Production - general overview of poultry production & management practices.
- Module 8: Swine Production - general overview of swine production & management practices.
- Module 9: Food Safety - overview the hazards associated with not food, especially when mishandled.
- Module 10: Environment and Adaptation - overview environmental stressors of animals and how they compensate to every changing pressures.
- Module 11: Health and well-being - understand the basics of animal health and well-being of farm animals.
- Module 12: Growth and Carcass - overview the steps of grow and carcass.