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Animal Science 067
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Course Listing Animal Science 067  

Animal Science 067

11:067:101 Careers in Animal Science (3) Career opportunities in the field of animal science. Professional skills development emphasized.
11:067:142 Animal Science (3) Fundamental principles and functions important in animal science and zoology; emphasis on growth, nutrition, reproduction, lactation, and heredity in domestic animals.
11:067:175 Animal Handling, Fitting, and Exhibition (1) Experience in the handling (using a halter, leading, displaying), fitting (clipping, grooming, cleanliness), and exhibiting (showmanship) of large animals.
11:067:176 Animal Handling and Fitting Supervisor (1) Experience-based education course that focuses on expanding experience handling, fitting, and working with livestock as well as developing teaching skills. Prerequisite: 11:067:175 or permission of instructor.
11:067:201 Cattle Practicum (2) Practical experience is provided in the daily care of dairy heifers. Formal lectures on animal products/production, nutrition, reproduction, behavior/welfare, and health/diseases. Field trips supplement and enhance the practical experience.
11:067:202 Small Ruminant Practicum (2) Practical experience is provided in the daily care of sheep and goats. Formal lectures on animal products/production, nutrition, reproduction, behavior/welfare, and health/diseases. Field trips supplement and enhance the practical experience.
11:067:203 Swine Practicum (2) Practical experience is provided in the daily care of swine. Formal lectures on animal products/production, nutrition, reproduction, behavior/welfare, and health/diseases. Field trips supplement and enhance the practical experience.
11:067:205 Laboratory Animal Practicum (2) The student, under the guidance of the animal facility supervisor, performs all tasks necessary to provide animal care in a facility and program accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. Pre- or corequisite: 11:067:275 or permission of the instructor.
11:067:207 Horse Practicum (2) The students assist with the daily care (feeding, stall cleaning, grooming) of the research/teaching horses on campus and routine health management (farrier, vaccinations, deworming, treatment of wounds or injuries) of the herds. The students also are assigned to assist in the care and training of a weanling/yearling horse and may be asked to assist with research projects. Pre- or corequisite: 11:067:384 or permission of the instructor.
11:067:250 Companion Animal Science (3) Overview of the human-animal bond, responsibilities of animal care and ownership in current society. Course topics include: domestication, behavior, physiology, nutrition, health, and diseases of companion animals.
11:067:260 Animal Evaluation and Selection (3) Overview of livestock operations and judging of various livestock species. Field trips to different locations occur throughout the semester. Prerequisite: 11:067:142.
11:067:275 Laboratory Animal Science: Management and Techniques (3) Principles and practices of laboratory animal science; emphasis on animal care and various animal research techniques. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs.
11:067:295 Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture (3) Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture focuses on production animal management practices and the implementation of safeguards that decrease the spread of infectious diseases. This course gives students the opportunity to understand and apply concepts of disease spread in animal production situations. Multiple species and diseases will be discussed throughout the course as examples of biosecurity in practice. This course is a great foundation for students interested in learning the complexities of the prevention of disease spread in both animals and humans. Prerequisites: 11:067:142 and 01:119:116.
11:067:296 Honors Seminar (3) The topic for each semester addresses current issues from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Open only to honors students (SEBS Honors Program, SAS Honors Program, and Honors College) or by permission of instructor. 
11:067:300 Integrative Physiology (4) Physiological basis of animal function: membranes; homeostasis; endocrine/neural communication; cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and reproductive systems; and animal production (meat, milk, eggs, fiber). Two 80-min. lec.; one 80-min rec. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-117; 01:160:161-162, 171.
11:067:310 Domestic Animal Behavior and Welfare (3) Animal welfare is becoming an increasing concern for producers as consumers are requiring a higher level of accountability for animals to be ethically raised. This class will provide a forum for discussion of current topics concerning animal scientists, veterinarians, and livestock producers. Normal and stereotypical behaviors will be discussed, along with behavior modification techniques. Students will learn to evaluate animal welfare in a real-world setting using scientific techniques. Training techniques allowing them to work safely around animals will also be covered. Prerequisite: 11:067:142.
11:067:322 Dairy Cattle Artificial Insemination (P/NC1) Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive tract. Training and practical experience in artificial insemination and semen handling. Prerequisites: 11:067:142 and 11:067:327. Three-day workshop held off campus during spring break. By special permission only.
11:067:327 Animal Reproduction (3) Anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs; reproductive processes including female cycles, pregnancy, parturition, and lactation; fertility control with particular emphasis on domestic animals. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116.
11:067:328 Animal Genetics (3) Introduction to mechanisms of heredity and evolution, Mendelian inheritance, meiosis, recombination, gene mutation and mapping, epigenetics, quantitative and population genetics, with an emphasis on animal models. Students will learn the logic of genetics problem solving. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 and 11:067:142.
11:067:330 Animal Nutrition (3) Application of nutritional principles to livestock feeding. Nature of nutrients, their metabolism, and physiological function. Factors influencing nutrient requirements for various aspects of production. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116, 01:160:161-162, and 11:067:142.
11:067:331 Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1) Laboratory to accompany animal nutrition for on-campus students. Pre- or corequisite: 11:067:330.
11:067:336 Production Animal Management (3) Management practices in livestock industries: animal evaluation and selection, reproduction techniques (AI, ET), birthing/newborn care, milking, tail docking/castration, shearing, health and disease, animal behavior, feed formulation/production studies, record keeping. Prerequisites: 11:067:142, 327, 330. Corequisite: 11:067:338.
11:067:338 Production Animal Management Laboratory (2) Laboratory exercises and field trips illustrating the principles of 11:067:336. Corequisite: 11:067:336.
11:067:384 Horse Management (3) Breeding, feeding, and management of horses, with emphasis on behavior, physiology, nutrition, anatomy, and routine care. Lec./rec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 11:067:142 or permission of instructor.
11:067:385 Horse Management Laboratory (2) Provides students with hands-on experience that supports knowledge acquired in Horse Management (11:067:384). Topics covered will emphasize proper techniques in the handling, restraint, and husbandry of the horse. Additionally, the instructor will teach students how to effectively manage many equine health related situations. Pre- or corequisite: 11:067:384.
11:067:389 Companion Animal Nutrition (3) Dietary management of clinical diseases common to dogs and cats are covered in relationship to today's pet food market, pet food ingredients, and pet food processing. The course will mostly focus on nutrition of dogs and cats, but other pet animals will also be covered.
11:067:390 Equine Nutrition (3) Nutritional requirements and feeding by type and age; evaluation of feedstuffs and rations; feed and pasture management; nutritional diseases and the nutritional management of certain diseases. Prerequisites: 11:067:142, 330, 384, or permission of instructor.
11:067:391 Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Lab (4) This course will cover basic mammalian anatomy and anatomical terminology, the diversity of animal body structure and its relationship to comparative physiology among mammalian species, and the structural differences among the anatomies of selected mammals. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-117. Open to juniors and seniors only.
11:067:395 Animal-Assisted Therapy (3) This course will provide students with an overview of animal-assisted therapy and its relevance as an alternative treatment modality for common psychological disorders. Information regarding the history and evolution of animal-assisted therapy in counseling, common therapeutic animals and techniques, ethical concerns when using animals in therapy, and the use of therapy animals with special populations will be covered. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116.
11:067:398 Advanced Equine Health Care and Management (3) A systems-based approach to common medical conditions and ailments affecting horses. The foundations of anatomy and physiology are reinforced while presenting clinical situations observed in horses. The course is recommended for students with a medical science interest, the equine enthusiast, and managers/owners of equine facilities. Prerequisite: 11:067:384 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
11:067:401 Topics in Equine Science (3) Reports and discussions in selected areas relating to equines. Open to juniors and seniors only.
11:067:402 Equine Exercise Physiology (3) Survey and critical evaluation of current concepts regarding the physiological and environmental factors associated with exercise in the horse. Prerequisites: Course in physiology (11:067:300 or 01:146:356) or permission of Instructor.
11:067:403 Techniques in Equine Exercise Physiology (3) Research projects conducted in the treadmill laboratory provide training in a variety of research techniques, including good laboratory practices, blood collection and processing, and assays, to effectively prepare, refresh, and assist with horses to be tested in experiments. Students will learn about the scientific method, sound scientific practices, and the physiological responses to exercise. Prerequisite: 11:067:493 or 494 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Open to juniors and seniors only.
11:067:404 Animal Diseases (3) The biology of parasites (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, and arthropods) and the pathogenesis of their associated diseases. Current concepts of prevention and control of common diseases. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-117; 11:067:142. Open only to seniors.
11:067:406 Farm Productivity Analysis (3) Productivity analyses of livestock farms. On-farm visits, problem solving, diagnostic analysis, and development of management recommendations. Prerequisites: 11:067:330, 331 and at least two courses in livestock production and business.
11:067:410 Neuroendocrinology (3) Comprehensive coverage of the interrelationships between the central nervous system and the endocrine system in the mammal. Pre- or corequisite: 11:067:300 or 01:146:356 or by special permission. Open to juniors and seniors only.
11:067:411 Studies in Animal Science (BA) Provides credits for students engaged in educational activities that differ from research activities. By arrangement credits for faculty-supervised student projects that are not considered research (literature searches, topic reviews, and written reports), or for teaching assistant-related activities in designated courses (e.g., Animal Nutrition Laboratory, Student Coordinator/Supervisor for Ag Field Day animal shows).
11:067:413 Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry (1) This short course is designed for individuals involved in the equine industry and agricultural related businesses. Students will develop skills in a variety of areas including interpersonal communications, decision making, and conflict management.
11:067:414 Teaching in Animal Science (BA) Experience-based education course designed to provide credits for students engaged in educational activities that differ from research activities. The course focuses on expanding knowledge and experience working with livestock as well as building teaching skills. Prerequisites: Students are eligible to register for this course if (1) they are under the guidance of a faculty member; and (2) serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant for a course (such as Animal Nutrition Laboratory and Animal Practicums). By arrangement credit given 1.5, 2.0, or 3.0.
11:067:415 Leadership in Animal Science (BA) Experience-based education course designed to provide credits for students engaged in educational activities that differ from research activities. The course focuses on expanding knowledge and skill handling and fitting livestock, as well as building leadership skills associated with animal handling and fitting coordinator/supervisor positions. By arrangement credit given 1.5 or 2.0.
11:067:430 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture (4) Microscopic, cytological, and cell culture techniques as used in modern research laboratories. Emphasis on aseptic techniques for animal cell culture; requirements for growth in vitro; mechanisms for cellular differentiation; immunohistochemistry; in situ hybridization; expression of transfected DNA. Prerequisites: 01:119:151-117; and two semesters of organic chemistry.
11:067:450 Endocrinology (4) Endocrinology and neuroendocrinology of animals, including humans. Structure and function of the endocrine glands, including the hypothalamus, and the biosynthesis and chemistry of hormones. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116. Recommended: Courses in physiology and organic chemistry. Open to juniors and seniors only. Credit not given for both this course and 01:146:450.
11:067:460 Animals and the Law (3) This online course is designed to show students how farm and companion animals are treated in the legal system in relationship to all of these issues. Through case law, statutes, scholarly articles, and class discussion, we will explore the history of animal law in the United States and its common law tradition, legislation on the state and federal level, numerous legal issues regarding the treatment of farm and companion animals, and the legal consequences.
11:067:461 Topics in Companion Animal Science Issues: Animals and Health (2) This course reviews first aid, nutrition, exercise, and pharmaceuticals as they relate to companion animal health.
11:067:490 Pathophysiology (3) This comprehensive course will review and discuss pathophysiological processes in all body systems in both humans and animals. Prerequisite: 11:067:300 or 01:146:356.
11:067:491 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (3) Application of toxicological principles in reproductive studies and instruction on the effects of toxicants on male and female reproduction, and on the developing embryo/fetus.
Prerequisites: 11:067:300 or 01:146:356 or 11:704:360 or 11:067:327 or 11:115:422 or 11:115:434.
11:067:492 Molecular and Cellular Physiology (3) This course will provide a solid understanding of the molecular basis of eukaryotic cell function within the context of whole organisms.
Prerequisites: 01:119:115-117, 01:160:307-308, or permission of instructor.
11:067:493,494 Research in Animal Science (BA,BA) Individual animal science projects with faculty guidance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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