PRIN/ANIMAL SCIENCE LAB
Study of management and the facilities used in the production of beef cattle, swine, sheep, and horses. Note: Laboratory mandatory for all animal science majors. Optional for others. Laboratory two hours
PRIN OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
A study of the American livestock industry and the scientific principles underlying the management and production of livestock and poultry. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
Prerequisites: AGAS 1014, CHEM 1114, or consent of instructor. Principles of animal nutrition, characteristics of feed ingredients, feeding strategies, and formulation of rations for farm animals.
REPRODUCT FARM ANIMALS
Prerequisite: AGAS 1014 or consent of instructor. Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system of farm animals; to include a study of the causes of reproductive failure, management to improve reproductive efficiency, and practical training in pregnancy testing and artificial insemination of cattle. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: AGAS 1014 or consent. A study of practices in management of beef cattle including breeding, feeding, care and marketing, with emphasis on production in the South. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
Prerequisite: AGAS 1014 or consent of instructor. A study of current practices during the farrowing, growing, and finishing phases of swine production. Topics covered include housing, feeding, scheduling, reproduction, disease control, and waste disposal. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
LIGHT HORSE PRODUCTION
Prerequisite: AGAS 1014 or consent of instructor. A study of breeding, feeding, management, and disease control practices in light horse production.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A study of the management practices involved in the various phases of the production of eggs, broilers, turkeys, and breeders.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An introductory course in poultry nutrition. A study of the essential nutrients for poultry, available sources of these nutrients and formulation of diets that supply the nutrients in their appropriate amounts.
POULTRY PROC/PROD TECH
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A study in depth of the overall industry practices and problems covering the processing, handling, marketing, and preparation of poultry meat and by-products.
Prerequisites: CHEM1114 and AGAS 2083 or consent of instructor. Digestion, absorption of nutrients, and metabolism of farm animals. Includes a study of the requirements for maintenance, growth, activity, and reproduction of ruminants and non-ruminants.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. The etiology, basic pathology, and combatants of bacterial, viral, protozoan, and mycotic diseases of poultry. Lecture three hours.
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