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AGAS 1001: Principles of Animal Science Laboratory

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.

AGAS 1014: Principles 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. $20 laboratory fee.

AGAS 2083: Feeds and Feeding

Prerequisites: AGAS 1014, CHEM 1113, CHEM 1111 or consent of instructor.

Principles of animal nutrition, characteristics of feed ingredients, feeding strategies, and formulation of rations for farm animals.

AGAS 3004: Reproduction in 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. $20 laboratory fee.

AGAS 3014: 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. $20 laboratory fee.

AGAS 3104: Swine Management

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. $20 laboratory fee.

AGAS 3113: Light Horse Production

Prerequisite: AGAS 1014 or consent of instructor.

A study of breeding, feeding, management, and disease control practices in light horse production.

AGAS 3303: Poultry Management

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.

AGAS 3323: Poultry Nutrition

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.

AGAS 3333: Poultry Processing and Product Technology

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.

AGAS 4203: Livestock and Poultry Nutrition

Prerequisites: AGAS 2083, CHEM1113, CHEM 1111 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.

AGAS 4403: Poultry and Livestock Disease

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor

A study of the diseases of poultry and livestock, particularly those common to Arkansas and surrounding states. Emphasis will be placed on the recognition of the disease and methods to control and/or prevent the disease.