Courses

ANSC 4123. Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An issues-oriented course focusing on the legal issues involved in the production of poultry, swine and livestock. Emphasis will center on the laws, regulations and policy arguments involved in animal confinement, antibiotic use, humane slaughter and veterinary medicine, along with other related issues. The wide range of regulation- from local to state to federal, depending on the issue- will be studied and discussed.

This course is cross-listed with AGEC 4123, POSC 4123.

ANSC 4252. Cow-Calf Management (Fa). 2 Hours.

Systems of cow-calf management including the practical application of the principles of breeding, feeding, and management to commercial and purebred beef cattle under Arkansas conditions. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4262. Swine Production (Even years, Fa). 2 Hours.

Methods in producing purebred and commercial swine with specific emphasis on the management programs needed for profitable pork production in Arkansas. Pre- or Corequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4272. Sheep Production (Odd years, Sp). 2 Hours.

Purebred and commercial sheep management emphasizing the programs of major importance in lamb and wool production in Arkansas. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4283. Horse Production (Sp). 3 Hours.

Production, use and care of horses and ponies including breeding, feeding, handling, and management. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4452. Milk Production (Sp). 2 Hours.

Principles of breeding, feeding, and management of dairy cattle will be studied. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 4482. Companion Animal Management (Fa). 2 Hours.

The study and application of principles of domestication, nutrition, reproduction, parasitology, diseases, behavior, and husbandry management to companion animals. Dogs, cats, and exotic animals will be the species of primary interest. Practical problems of care and management of these species will be solved. Prerequisite: BIOL 1543 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

ANSC 4652. Stocker-Feedlot Cattle Management (Sp). 2 Hours.

Production and management systems for stocker and feed-lot cattle including practical applications of forage systems, feeding, health management and economics of production of these livestock. Prerequisite: AFLS BSA students with ANSC 1032 and Junior standing or higher.

ANSC 500V. Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Work in special problems of animal industry. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ANSC 5013. Domestic Animal Energetics (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Physical, physiological and biochemical aspects of energy metabolism of domestic animals and their applications to livestock production. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANSC 510V. Special Topics in Animal Sciences (Irregular). 1-4 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in animal sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for degree credit.

ANSC 5123. Advanced Animal Genetics (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Specialized study of animal genetics. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3123.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5123.

ANSC 5133. Quantitative Inheritance (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Advanced study of the genetic basis of variation and the genetic control of quantitative traits in populations. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3133.

ANSC 5143. Biochemical Nutrition (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Interrelationship of nutrition and physiological chemistry; structure and metabolism of physiological significant carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins; integration of metabolism with provision of tissue fuels; specie differences in regulatory control of tissue and whole body metabolism of nutrients. Prerequisite: CHEM 3813.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5143.

ANSC 5152. Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition (Even years, Sp). 2 Hours.

Students will be introduced to the basic processes of protein digestion, amino acid absorption, transport, metabolism, and utilization along with how biochemical function of proteins and their dynamic state affect nutritional status for animals and man. Prerequisite: CHEM 3813.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5152.

ANSC 5253. Advanced Livestock Production (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Comprehensive review of recent advances in research relative to the various phases of livestock production.

ANSC 5743L. Advanced Analytical Methods in Animal Sciences Laboratory (Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction into theory and application of current advanced analytical techniques used in animal research. Two 3-hour laboratory periods per week.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5743L.

ANSC 5853. Advanced Meats Technology (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An intensive study of processed meats, relating the science, technology, and quality of further processed meat and poultry products. Product development, sensory and chemical analysis, microbiology, nutritional aspects, and product labeling are covered. Prerequisite: POSC 4314 or ANSC 3613.

ANSC 5901. Seminar (Fa). 1 Hour.

Critical review of the current scientific literature pertaining to the field of animal science. Oral reports. Lecture 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

ANSC 5923. Brain & Behavior (Fa). 3 Hours.

Covers cellular through neural systems, major brain functions and comparative neuroanatomy. Topics include ion channels, membrane and action potentials, synaptic integration, neurotransmitters, major brain regions of mammals and birds, sensory systems and the autonomic nervous systems, neuroendocrine system, and control by the brain of critical functions and behavior. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: (ANSC 3032 or POSC 3032) or (ANSC 3042 or POSC 3042) or PSYC 2003 or BIOL 2213 or BIOL 2443 or BIOL 2533.

This course is equivalent to POSC 5923.

ANSC 5932. Cardiovascular Physiology of Domestic Animals (Fa). 2 Hours.

Cardiovascular physiology, including mechanisms of heart function and excitation, and blood vessel mechanisms associated with the circulatory system in domestic animals and poultry. Lecture 3 hours; drill 1 hour per week (for second 8 weeks of semester). Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3813. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: (POSC 3032 or ANSC 3032) and (POSC 3042 or ANSC 3042).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5932.

ANSC 5942. Endocrine Physiology of Domestic Animals (Fa). 2 Hours.

Endocrine physiology, including mechanisms of hormone secretion, function, and regulation. Mechanisms associated with the endocrine system will be discussed for domestic animals and poultry. Lecture 3 hours; drill 1 hour per week (or first 8 weeks of semester). Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3813. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: (POSC 3032 or ANSC 3032) and (POSC 3042 or ANSC 3042).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5942.

ANSC 5952. Respiratory Physiology of Domestic Animals (Sp). 2 Hours.

Respiratory physiology, including mechanisms of lung function and gas exchange. Mechanisms associated with the interaction of the respiratory system with other bodily systems in domestic animals and poultry will be discussed. Lecture 3 hours; drill 1 hour per week for first 8 weeks of semester. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3813. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: (POSC 3032 or ANSC 3032) and (POSC 3042 or ANSC 3042).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5952.

ANSC 5962. Gastrointestinal/Digestive Physiology of Domestic Animals (Fa). 2 Hours.

Gastrointestinal and hepatic physiology, including mechanisms of digestion, absorption of nutrients with emphasis on cellular control mechanisms in domestic animals and poultry. Lecture 3 hours; drill 1 hour per week (for second 8 weeks of semester). Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3813. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: (POSC 3032 or ANSC 3032) and (POSC 3042 or ANSC 3042).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5962.

ANSC 5972. Renal Physiology (Sp). 2 Hours.

Renal physiology, including mechanisms of renal clearance with emphasis on cellular control mechanisms in domestic animals and poultry. Lecture 3 hours; drill 1 hour per week (for second 8 weeks of semester). Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3813. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: (POSC 3032 or ANSC 3032) and (POSC 3042 or ANSC 3042).

This course is cross-listed with POSC 5972.

ANSC 600V. Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANSC 6123. Advanced Food Animal Wellbeing (Sp). 3 Hours.

Advances in fundamentals of animal welfare including animal health, animal handling, food safety and productivity. Prerequisite: ANSC 2213 or BIOL 4833 or instructor consent.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 6123.

ANSC 6143. Minerals in Animal Nutrition (Even years, Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Mineral nutrients, their sources and functions, as related to nutrition of domestic animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143 or POSC 4343.

ANSC 6243. Ruminant Nutrition (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Anatomy and physiology of the rumen. The nutrient requirements of microbial organisms and the relation of microbial digestion in the rumen to the nutrition of cattle, sheep and other ruminants. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANSC 6253. Forage-Ruminant Relations (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Advanced chemical, physical, and botanical characteristics of forage plants, the dynamics of grazing, intake and digestion, and techniques of measuring forage utilization and systems analysis at the plant-animal interface. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143 and CSES 3112.

This course is cross-listed with CSES 6253.

ANSC 6343. Vitamin Nutrition in Domestic Animals (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

The vitamins required by domestic animals with emphasis upon their role in animal nutrition, physiological functions, and consequences of failure to meet the requirement of the animal. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3143 (or POSC 4343) and CHEM 3813.

This course is cross-listed with POSC 6343.

ANSC 6833. Reproduction in Domestic Animals (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Comprehensive review of current theory of reproductive function in domestic animals. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ANSC 3433.

ANSC 700V. Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-18 Hour.

Doctoral Dissertation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for degree credit.