*806, Animal Science Graduate Seminar (1 cr per sem,max 2 cr I) Lec/disc. Prereq: Permission. Orientation in the animalscience graduate program involving introduction to departmentalresearch program, philosophy, and policies. Discussion of elements ofan effective seminar: experience and critique in oral presentation ofresearch data.
816. Veterinary Entomology/Ectoparasitology (ENTO,NRES, VBMS 816) (2 cr II) Lec 2. Prereq: 10 hrs entomology orbiological science or related fields or permission. For coursedescription, see ENTO 816.
816L. Veterinary Entomology/Ectoparasitology Lab (ENTO, NRES, VBMS, 816L) (1 cr II) Prereq: ENTO, NRES, VBMS 816: or parallel. For course description, see ENTO 816L.
*817. Meat Technology (4 cr I) Lec 2, lab 6.Prereq: ASCI 410 or permission. Meat processing and fabricationtechnology. Practical application of tenderization, restructuring,freezing, dehydration, flavor modification, composition control andquality control technology to manufactured and processed meat products.
818. Eggs and Egg Products (FDST 818) (3 cr I) Lec2, lab 3. Prereq: FDST 203 or permission. Offered odd-numbered calendaryears. For course description, see FDST 818.
819. Meat Investigations (FDST 819) (1-3 cr I, II,III) Prereq: ASCI 210 or permission. Conduct independent research andstudy meat industry problems in processing, production, storage, andpreparation of meat and meat products.
*820. Feedlot Nutrition and Management (3cr II)Lec 3. Prereq: CHEM 831. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.Nutritional requirements of and complete ration formulation for feedlotcattle. Management practices needed for successful feedlot operation.
821. Advanced Animal Nutrition (3 cr I) Lec 3.Prereq: ASCI 320. An advanced course dealing with the nutrition ofdomestic animals. In-depth coverage of nutrients, nutrient metabolismand nutrient requirements. Biochemical and physiological functions ofnutrients in life processes.
831. Advanced Animal Breeding (3 cr II) Lec 2, rec1. Prereq: ASCI 330. Application of genetic principles to animalbreeding. Critical examination of current and potential selectionprograms and crossbreeding systems. Determination of performanceobjectives. Expected responses to selection methods and disseminationof improvement in an industry.
842. Endocrinology (BIOS, VBMS 842) (3 cr I) Lec3. Prereq: A course in vertebrate physiology and/or biochemistry.Mammalian endocrine glands from the standpoint of their structure,their physiological function in relation to the organism, the chemicalnature and mechanisms of action of their secretory products, and thenature of anomalies manifested with their dysfunction.
*845. Animal Physiology I (BIOS *813, VBMS *845)(4 cr I) Lec 3, lab 3. Prereq: CHEM 251; BIOS 112 or ASCI 240.Primarily mammalian physiology with discussion of cellular mechanismsdesigned for students in animal and biological sciences. Topics includephysiology of the cell, body fluids, nervous systems, muscle and thecardiovascular system.
*846. Animal Physiology II (BIOS *814, VBMS *846)(4 cr II) Lec 3, lab 3. Prereq: ASCI *845 or permission. Primarilymammalian physiology with discussions of cellular mechanisms designedfor students in animal and biological sciences. Topics includephysiology of the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and endocrinesystems.
*847. Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef Production(VBMS *847) (3 cr. Max 6) Prereq: Degree in veterinary medicine oranimal science, or allied agricultural degree, or permission. Classroomattendance is required during each of the modules. Between modulesdistance education technologies (laptop computer, Internet access, acomputer operating system with a word processor, spreadsheet, andpresentation software, email, etc.)are used and required for discussionand assignments. For course description, see VBMS *847.
A. Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef Production I (3 cr)
B. Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef Production II (3 cr) Prereq: VBMS *847A.
851. Livestock Management on Range and Pasture(AGRO 845, RNGE *445) (3 cr I) Lec 2. Prereq: AGRO/RNGE 240 or 340;ASCI 250. AECN 201 recommended. Students required to participate in aone-week field trip in the Halsey area prior to beginning of fallsemester. (Dates are given in class schedule.) Analyzing the plant andanimal resources and economic aspects of livestock on range andpasture. Management of pasture and range for continued high productionis emphasized.
896. Independent Study in Animal Science (1-5 crI, II, III) Prereq: 12 hrs animal science or closely related areas andpermission. Individual or group projects in research, literaturereview, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation ofa departmental faculty member.
*899. Masters Thesis (6 - 10 cr) Prereq: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.
905. Animal Industry Seminar (1 cr per sem, max 4 cr I, II) Prereq: Permission. Current problems in the field of animal industry.
917. Advanced Meat Science (3 cr II) Lec 3, lab 1.Prereq: CHEM 831 and FDST 848 or permission. Molecular events occurringduring the conversion of muscle to meat. Molecular and cellularproperties of meat responsible for the functional and palatabilityproperties of meat products.
918. Growth and Development of Meat Animals (3 crII) Lec 3. Prereq: Strong background in biological sciences. ASCI/VBMS*845 and *846 recommended. BIOC, BIOS, and CHEM 831 and 832 advised.Growth and development of livestock animals with emphasis on theprenatal and postnatal differentiation and development of skeletalmuscle, bone, and adipose tissue: organ growth discussed. Recentliterature as well as classical concepts of animal growth discussedalong with the genetic, hormonal, and nutritional factors that affectgrowth.
921. Interdepartmental Nutrition Seminar (NUTR 921) (1 cr per sem, max 4, I, II) Prereq: permission. For course description, see NUTR 921.
922. Advanced Animal Nutrition (Ruminant) (3 cr I)Prereq: ASCI 821 and BIOC 831 or permission. Offered even-numberedcalendar years. Nutrient metabolism and utilization by ruminant animalsfor maintenance, growth, finishing, reproduction and lactation. Majoremphasis on protein and energy.
924. Forage Evaluation (AGRO 940) (3 cr II) For course description, see AGRO 940.
925. Energy Metabolism (NUTR 925) (3 cr I) Prereq:BIOC 831, or ASCI 821 or NUTR 455 or 950; or permission. Offeredodd-numbered calendar years. For course description, see NUTR 925.
926. Carbohydrate and Lipid Nutrition (NUTR 926)(3 cr II) Prereq: BIOC 831, ASCI 821 or NUTR 455 or 950. Offeredeven-numbered calendar years. For course description, see NUTR 926.
927. Protein Nutrition (NUTR 927) (2 cr II)Prereq: ASCI 821 or NUTR 455 or 950 and BIOC 831; or permission.Offered even-numbered calendar years. For course description, see NUTR927.
927L. Protein Nutrition Laboratory (NUTR 927L) (1cr II) Prereq: Parallel registration in ASCI or NUTR 927. Laboratoryexperiments that complement material covered in ASCI 927.
928. Mineral Nutrition (NUTR 928) (2 cr I) Prereq:ASCI 821 or NUTR 455 or 950 and BIOC 831; or permission. Offeredeven-numbered calendar years. For course description, see NUTR 928.
928L. Mineral Nutrition Laboratory (NUTR 928L) (1cr I) Prereq: Parallel registration in ASCI or NUTR 928. Laboratoryexperiments that complement material covered in ASCI 928.
929. Vitamin Nutrition (NUTR 929) (3 cr II)Prereq: BIOC 831, ASCI 821 or NUTR 455 or 950. Offered odd-numberedcalendar years. For course description, see NUTR 929.
931. Population Genetics (AGRO, HORT 931) (3 cr II) Lec 3. Prereq: AGRO 315 and BIOM 801. For course description, see AGRO 931.
932. Quantitative Animal Genetics ( (3 cr I) Lec2, lab 2. Prereq: ASCI 931 or equivalent. Offered even-numberedcalendar years. Use of biometrical and population genetics and relatedphysiology, nutrition, pathology, meats, and economics, to developintrapopulation breeding methods capable of increasing the netbio-economic efficiency of animal production.
933. Quantitative Animal Genetics II (3 cr I) Lec2, lab 2. Prereq: ASCI 931. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.Evaluation of methods for developing and exploiting genetic diversityamong animal populations to improve bio-economic efficiency of animalproduction.
934. Application of Biotechnology in Animal Science(4 cr) Lec 1, lab 9. Prereq: Permission. Offered only during 8-weeksummer session. Strategies and applications of DNA/RNA basemethodologies in animal production systems and animal researchprograms. Practical and experimental approaches. Back-ground, theory,and statistical methods underlying applications emphasized.
943. Advanced Avian Physiology (NRES 943) (3 cr I)Lec 3. Prereq: One semester of physiology or ornithology, orpermission. Anatomical and physiological aspects of the major bodysystems of birds; discussions cover both domesticated and other speciesand their adaptations. Comparison with mammalian systems is included,especially to illustrate divergent evolution of structure and function.Behavior is related to adaptations of both anatomy and physiology, andenvironmental influences are emphasized. Selected techniques(anesthesia, some surgical procedures, artificial insemination, embryomanipulations) are incorporated as laboratory session as needed.
949. Biochemistry of Nutrition (BIOC, BIOS, NUTR949) (3 cr I) Lec 3. Prereq: BIOC 832 or *839, or permission. Offeredodd-numbered calendar years. For course description, see BIOC 949.
995. Current Topics in Nutrition (NUTR 995) (1 cr per sem, max 4) Prereq: NUTR 350 or 950 or ASCI 821. For course description, see NUTR 995.
996. Problems in Animal Production (1-24 cr I, II,III) Prereq: permission. Methods employed in livestock productionresearch. Planning and conducting experiments, keeping records, andanalysis of data.
999. Doctoral Dissertation (1-24 cr, max 55) Prereq: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.