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Animal Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


Chairs: Hembry, F.G., Assistant Chair: Brendemuhl, J.H.; Advisers: Adesogan, A.; Bachman, K.C.; Brendemuhl, J.H.; DeVries, A.; Johnson, D.D.; Lieb, S.; Marshall, T.T.; Olson, T.A.; Ott, E.A.; Sloan, D.R.; TenBroeck, S.H.; Umphrey, J.E.; Others: Badinga, L; Bray, D.R.; Damron, B.L.; Elzo, M.A.; Fields, M.J.; Hall, M.B.; Hansen, P.J.; Harms, R.H.; Head, H.H.; Johnson, E.L.; Mather, F.B.; McDowell, L.R.; McQuagge, J.A.; Miles, R.D.; Moore, K.; Sand, Natzke, R.P.; R.S.; Sharp, D.C.; Staples, C.R.; Thatcher, W.W.; Thrift, T.; Webb, O.W.; Williams, S.K.; Yelich, J.V.

ANS 2002 The Meat We Eat.

Credits: 2.

Consumer oriented elective covering meat as a food, its inspection for wholesomeness, meat grading, identification, processing, selection, preparation and serving. Preparation of economical, nutritious and palatable meals centered around meat will be emphasized.

ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science.

Credits: 4; Prereq: APB 2150 or higher biological science.

Role of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and horses in serving humans. Introduction to Anatomy and physiology of digestion, growth, reproduction and the application of genetics to livestock improvement.

ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals.

Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L or equivalent. Must be AL major.

An integration of the physiological, genetic and nutritional bases of animal growth, development, and body composition with application to livestock production.

ANS 3079L Relationship of Form to Function in Horses.

Credits: 2.

Principles of conformation and performance evaluation of horses. A study of the anatomy, physiology and dynamics of the horse as it affects athletic potential and performance.

ANS 3206 Livestock Management Practicum.

Credits: 1 to 2; Maximum 4.

Provides students with livestock production and management work experience, including daily responsibilities at UF livestock units.

ANS 3230 Survey of the Equine and Allied Industries.

Credits: 1.

Overview of the equine industry and its allied industries and agencies. Includes discussion of employment opportunities and interaction with industry leaders.

ANS 3236 Introduction to Equine Science.

Credits: 3.

Designed for students with an interest in equine sciences but with limited equine experience. Principles of equine selection, care and utilization.

ANS 3237C Equine Health Management.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C. Must be AL-Equine option major.

Principles and practices for planning, implementing and maintaining equine herd health.

ANS 3239L Techniques in Equine Science.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3236; must be AL major.

Introduction of the knowledge, horseback and management skills required for proper daily horse care and conditioning. Designed for those seeking employment requiring basic horse care skills and for novice horse owners.

ANS 3246 Beef Production Practicum.

Credits: 1.

Students participate in beef cattle production systems under close supervision of faculty and staff. Students gain knowledge of best management practices regarding cattle handling, tractor and equipment use, as well as cattle hauling by participating in experiential learning opportunities.

ANS 3250L Dairy Cattle Management Laboratory.

Credits: 2; Coreq: ANS 3251.

Dairy management including milk sample collection and analysis, production records, cow handling and restraint, calf delivery and care, metabolic disorders and foot care, plus milking, mastitis and estrus detection.

ANS 3251 Dairy Cattle Management.

Credits: 2.

Management principles necessary for successful dairying with emphasis on large dairy herds.

ANS 3315L Techniques in Horse Reproduction.

Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3319.

Horse reproduction including anatomy, collection, evaluation and freezing of semen, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, pregnancy diagnosis, lactation and reproductive management.

ANS 3316L Techniques in Ruminant Reproduction.

Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3319.

Ruminant reproduction including anatomy, collection, evaluation and freezing of semen, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, pregnancy diagnosis, lactation and reproductive management.

ANS 3317L Techniques in Swine Reproduction.

Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3319.

Swine reproduction including anatomy, collection, evaluation and freezing of semen, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, pregnancy diagnosis, lactation and reproductive management.

ANS 3319 Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2010 or another biological science. Coreq: ANS 3316L or ANS 3317L or ASG 3337L.

Principles of reproduction in avian and mammalian farm animals including factors related to the estrous cycle, pregnancy, lactation, semen-production, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis and environmental factors affecting reproduction.

ANS 3383L Application of Genetic Evaluation to the Livestock Industry.

Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3384.

Application of the principles of genetic evaluation of farm animals to the livestock industry.

ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS3006C, BSC2011, BSC2011L.

Basic principles of Mendelian genetics and quantitative genetics as applied to improvement of farm animals. Selection, inbreeding and crossbreeding strategies for the improvement of cattle, swine, horses and poultry.

ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440.

A basic nutrition course designed to familiarize students with the nutrient requirements of food animals (primarily beef cattle and swine) at specific stages of growth, production and reproduction and how scientific methods and experimentation are applied to animal nutrition.

ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3440.

The influence of growth, reproduction and work on the nutrient requirements of horses and the application of that information to the planning of life cycle feeding programs.

ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition.

Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L.

The nutrients required by animals, their functions interrelationships, and processes of utilization; feedstuff composition and their use in diet and ration formulation.

ANS 3613L Livestock and Meat Evaluation.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C.

Basic principles of livestock evaluation, grading and pricing of meat animals, carcasses and meat cuts.

ANS 3634C Meats.

Credits: 3

Integrated studies of the science and technology involved in the utilization of meat animals for food with focus on animal growth, carcass cutability, wholesomeness, palatability and merchandising of red meat.

ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry.

Credits: 1.

Careers in the livestock industry. Interactive exposure to employment opportunities in the animal sciences.

ANS 4231 Practicum Horse Management.

Credits: 1.

ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3237C, ANS 3405, ANS 3384, ANS 3319, ASG 3337L, ANS 3440, AGR 4231C, AEB 3133, AEB 3114L.

Management principles essential to the planning and operation of commercial horse enterprises.

ANS 4238L Horse Psychology and Training.

Credits: 2.

Horse behavior, instinct and senses as they relate to training. Principles of training the young foal; ground work, liberty training and starting the young yearling under saddle; and principles of performance training.

ANS 4243C Beef Cow-Calf Management.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3404C, ANS 3384, ANS 3319, ANS 3316L, ANS 3440, AGR 4231C, AEB 3114L, AEB 3133.

Development and implementation of management programs for commercial cow-calf and purebred beef cattle enterprises.

ANS 4245C Beef Background and Feedlot Management.

Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3404C, ANS 3613L or ANS 3634C, ANS 3440, AGR 4231C, AEB 3114L, AEB 3133.

Management, marketing and utilization of beef cattle after weaning. Spring break field trip required.

ANS 4252C Dairy Management Systems.

Credits: 4; Prereq: Senior classification, DAS major.

Information sources and decision analysis used to manage large dairy herds.

ANS 4253 Dairy Management Techniques.

Credits: 1 to 4; Coreq: ANS 3251 for dairy option majors during F. May be repeated with change in content up to a maximum of 4 credits.

Planning, direction and management techniques employed in large dairy herds.

ANS 4441 Dairy Cattle Nutrition.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440.

Principles of nutrition and their application to dairy cattle feeding.

ANS 4441L Dairy Cattle Nutrition Laboratory.

Credits: 2; Coreq: ANS 4441.

Practical application of the principles of nutrition to diet formulation and dairy herd management.

ANS 4615 Meat Selection and Grading.

Credits: 1; Maximum 3 credits.

Fundamentals in grading and classifying carcasses and cuts of meat from beef, pork and lamb. Includes field trips to packing plants and exercises in practical grading and selection.

ANS 4631C Processing of Poultry and Eggs.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C.

Basic principles and methods of processing poultry meat and eggs. Emphasis will be on broiler harvesting, slaughter, evisceration, inspection, grading, quality control, further processing, and packaging and storage of the products, plant sanitation, wastewater handling and HACCP plans. The collecting, grading, inspecting, packing and storage of eggs, and the further processing of eggs.

ANS 4635C Meat Processing.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006 or FOS 3042.

Basic principles of the use of muscle as food, process technology, meat inspection, regulations, quality control procedures and marketing aspects.

ANS 4905 Problems in Animal Science.

Credits: 1 to 3; Maximum 6 credits; Prereq: Consent of instructor.

Qualified students will be assigned a problem involving care and management of livestock or the investigation of a current topic in animal science.

ANS 4909 Honors Project.

Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: Must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program, 3.5 GPA or greater. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue, or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching, or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.

ANS 4931 Senior Seminar.

Credits: 1; Prereq: Senior classification. Must be AL major.

Oral presentation and papers on issues facing the livestock industry.

ANS 4941 Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science.

Credits: 1 to 3††; Prereq: Prior arrangements with adviser. Credit will be earned on the basis of one hour per month of employment.

ANS 4992 Livestock Judging.

Credits: 1; Maximum 2 credits; Prereq: ANS 3006C.

Special training in livestock judging and classification.

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