2021-22 Academic Catalog

Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Major Advisor: Instructor Jessica Graves
Office: 4021 Wise Center

Animal and Dairy Sciences is a multidisciplinary science that focuses on livestock and companion animal growth, health and safety, as well as food and fiber production. Professionals in the diverse fields of animal and dairy sciences strive to provide healthy and wholesome food as well as quality fiber products to support the growing population. Students in Animal and Dairy Sciences will learn about the newest technologies and experience progressive management strategies that will prepare them to be leaders in agriculture.

Joining Animal and Dairy Sciences will give students hands-on education and experience needed to be successful in areas such as breeding, feeding and nutrition, growth and development, reproductive and lactation physiology, biotechnology, marketing, management, and evaluation as it relates to livestock species. The curriculum is designed to provide students with academic and experiential learning while also allowing them flexibility to tailor their program by taking courses that best prepare and support their professional goals. Students of the Animal and Dairy Sciences will be challenged to think critically and exercise knowledge of discipline content through scientific writing and presentation. Students pursuing veterinary medicine or graduate studies will find the academic setting of the Animal and Dairy Sciences is an ideal fit.

Concentrations:
Pre-Vet Science
Business and Industry
Production Management
Pre-Vet Med Tech

BS in Animal and Dairy Sciences (ADS)

Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1104 Expanded English Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1323Trigonometry3
or MA 1713 Calculus I
MA 2113Introduction to Statistics3
Science
See Concentration Requirements
Humanities
Choose from General Education courses6
Fine Arts
Choose from General Education courses3
Social Sciences
AEC 2713Introduction to Food and Resource Economics3
or EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
or EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
Choose from General Education courses3
Major Core
ADS 1111Orientation in Animal Science1
ADS 1113Animal Science3
ADS 1121Animal Science Laboratory1
ADS 3013Anatomy and Physiology3
ADS 3031Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
ADS 2111Animal Science Career Planning1
ADS 3313Introduction to Meat Science3
ADS 3311Meat Processing Laboratory1
PO 3103Genetics I3
ADS 4114Animal Nutrition4
ADS 4124Animal Breeding4
ADS 4213Feeds and Feeding3
ADS 4613Physiology of Reproduction3
ADS 4611Practices in Physiology of Reproduction1
Experiential Learning3
Animal and Dairy Science Internship
Research Experience Practicum
Livestock Extension Experience
ADS 4221Capstone in Animal and Dairy Science1

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Pre-Vet/Science Concentration

Chemistry Sequence
CH 1213
CH 1211
Chemistry I
and Investigations in Chemistry I *
4
CH 1223
CH 1221
Chemistry II
and Investigations in Chemistry II *
4
Organic Chemistry & Lab
CH 2503
CH 2501
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CH 4513
CH 4511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Biology
BIO 1134Biology I *4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
Biochemistry
BCH 4013Principles of Biochemistry3
or BCH 4603 General Biochemistry I
Oral Communication
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Electives
Evaluation & Management Elective2
Production Electives8
Science Electives12
Free Electives6
See academic advisor for list of approved elective courses
Total Hours124

Business and Industry Concentration

Inorganic Chemistry Sequence
CH 1043
CH 1053
CH 1051
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry II
and Experimental Chemistry *
7-8
or CH 1213
CH 1211
CH 1223
CH 1211
Chemistry I
and Investigations in Chemistry I
and Chemistry II
and Investigations in Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry
CH 2503
CH 2501
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CH 4513
CH 4511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Biology
BIO 1134Biology I *4
or BIO 1144 Biology II
Electives
Evaluation & Management Electives4
Production Electives8
Business Electives12
General Agriculture Electives12
Free Electives7
See academic advisor for list of approved elective courses
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 1113, ADS 2111, ADS 4213, ADS 4613, ADS 4221, and ONE of: ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 3213, ADS 4212, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, or ADS 4623.
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 4613, ADS 4221, and TWO of the following: ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 2223, ADS 3812, ADS 4212, ADS 4412, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, ADS 4623, or ADS 4813.
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 3312, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, ADS 4813, or ADS 4523
Total Hours124

Production Management Concentration

Inorganic Chemistry Sequence
CH 1043
CH 1053
CH 1051
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry II
and Experimental Chemistry *
7-8
or CH 1213
CH 1211
CH 1223
CH 1221
Chemistry I
and Investigations in Chemistry I
and Chemistry II
and Investigations in Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry & Lab
CH 2503
CH 2501
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CH 4513
CH 4511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Biology
BIO 1134Biology I *4
or BIO 1144 Biology II
PSS 4103Forage and Pasture Crops3
Electives
Evaluation & Management Electives4
Production Electives16
Business Electives6
General Agriculture Electives12
Free Electives5
See academic advisor for list of approved elective courses.
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 1113, ADS 2111, ADS 4213, ADS 4613, ADS 4221, and ONE of: ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 3213, ADS 4212, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, or ADS 4623.
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 4613, ADS 4221, and TWO of the following: ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 2223, ADS 3812, ADS 4212, ADS 4412, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, ADS 4623, or ADS 4813.
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 3312, ADS 4420, ADS 4440, ADS 4520, ADS 4813, or ADS 4523
Total Hours61

Pre-Vet Med Tech Concentration

Inorganic Chemistry Sequence
CH 1043
CH 1053
CH 1051
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry II
and Experimental Chemistry
7
or CH 1211
CH 1213
CH 1221
CH 1223
Investigations in Chemistry I
and Chemistry I
and Investigations in Chemistry II
and Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry & Lab
CH 2503
CH 2501
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CH 4513
CH 4511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Biology12
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
Oral Communication
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Veterinary Science
VS 1012Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Careers2
CVM 3101Veterinary Technology Medical Terminology1
Electives
Evaluation & Management Electives 12
Production Electives 28
Ag/Science Electives 312
Free Electives10
Writing Requirement:
Satisfied by the successful completion of ADS 1113, ADS 2111, ADS 4213, ADS 4613, ADS 4221, and ONE of: ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 3213, ADS 3212, or ADS 4623
Total Hours61

Course requirements for Pre-Veterinary students (3 + 1 program) to obtain a B.S. degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences

Because

  1. the entrance requirements for the College of Veterinary Medicine satisfy a portion of the course requirements for the Animal and Dairy Sciences curriculum
  2. a number of students are enrolled in Animal and Dairy Sciences while satisfying their pre-veterinary requirements and
  3. an Animal and Dairy Sciences degree will be especially helpful to a practicing veterinarian,

the following requirements for those electing to apply for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences after successfully completing the first year of Veterinary Medicine are listed.

General Education Requirements27
Dept Core39
Science/Veterinary Medicine Concentration (excl. Science Electives and Free Electives)40

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree in ADS, a student in the 3+1 program must successfully complete the 3 years of above listed undergraduate course work (115-118 hours) and the first year of the Veterinary Medicine curriculum.

ADS Minor Requirements

Obtaining a minor in Animal and Dairy Sciences will serve to complement other Bachelor of Science studies at Mississippi State University through multidisciplinary science coursework aimed to provide a deeper understanding of livestock.

Requirements

ADS 1113Animal Science3
ADS 1121Animal Science Laboratory1
Production Courses (choose from the following)3
Livestock Growth and Development
Swine Science
Goat and Sheep Production
Horse Management
Beef Cattle Science
Dairy Farm Management
Evaluation Course (choose from the following)2
Equine Conformation and Performance Evaluation
Advanced Equine Evaluation
Livestock Evaluation
Dairy Cattle Appraisal
Advanced Livestock Evaluation
Upper Level Courses (choose from the following)9
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Meat Science
Animal Nutrition
Animal Breeding
Feeds and Feeding
Equine Exercise Physiology
Applied Animal Biotechnology
Physiology of Reproduction
Physiology of Lactation
Immunology and Disease in Large Livestock Species
Minimum Hours Required18

Companion Animal Management Certificate

The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences offers a Companion Animal Management certificate for students who wish to delve deeper into concepts specifically related to companion animals. Students must complete a total of 15 credit hours as described below to be eligible for the certificate. The goal of this certificate is to equip students with knowledge and skills that may be applied in a variety of companion animal careers as well as in one's personal life. Students who complete all coursework will be able to develop practical solutions and management plans for needs related to raining, nutrition and management of companion animal species.

Required Courses 

ADS 2202Companion Animal Evaluation2
ADS 2313Animal Behavior & Training3
ADS 3413Companion Animal Nutrition3
ADS 4513/6513Companion Animal Management3
ADS 4511/6511Companion Animal Management Laboratory1
ADS 4713/6713Human-Animal Bond/Shelter Management3
Total Hours15

Courses

ADS 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

ADS 1013 Animal Agriculture & Society: Food for Thought: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploration of connections between animal agriculture and society including animal production systems, food and fiber production, consumer perceptions and addressing concerns regarding the growing world population. (Same as PO 1013)

ADS 1111 Orientation in Animal Science: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Introduction to career choices within the animal science industry

ADS 1113 Animal Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamental principles of livestock, dairy, and poultry science. (ADS majors must earn a C or better to graduate)

ADS 1121 Animal Science Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in ADS 1113). Two hours laboratory. Practical application of essential knowledge and skills needed in the livestock, dairy and poultry science

ADS 1132 Introduction to Horsemanship: 2 hours.

One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Principles of riding,managing, and training pleasure horses

ADS 2102 Equine Conformation and Performance Evaluation: 2 hours.

Spring Semester. Four hours laboratory. Individual evaluation of horses with an in-depth study of anatomy and its relationship to function, plus methods used in evaluating performance classes

ADS 2111 Animal Science Career Planning: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1111). One hour lecture. Development of life skills with focus on career preparation for animal and dairy sciences’ industries

ADS 2122 Advanced Equine Evaluation: 2 hours.

Fall Semester. (Prerequisite: ADS 2102 or consent of instructor). Four hours laboratory. Advanced evaluations of equine conformation and performance classes. Develop more extensive oral reason presentations to defend conformation and performance placings

ADS 2202 Companion Animal Evaluation: 2 hours.

Four hours laboratory. Individual evaluation of companion animals with an in-depth study of anatomy and its relationship to function, plus methods used in evaluating companion animals in competition

ADS 2312 Advanced Horsemanship: 2 hours.

One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced equine training and riding. Developing and implementing a training regiment using upper level riding skills to produce an advanced performance horse for competition

ADS 2313 Animal Behavior & Training: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Animal behavior and application of psychology principles for training animals. Systematic approaches to training emphasizing learning principles and training methods for specific animal activities

ADS 2990 Special Topics in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ADS 3003 Performance Horse Training and Perparation for Sale: 3 hours.

Six hours laboratory. Preparation and management of young horses to maximize potential profitability through sales. Emphasis placed on requirements for the initiation for riding the 2-year-old horse. Includes how training techniques affect responses in the young horse and how proper horsemanship elicits effective communication between horse and rider

ADS 3013 Anatomy and Physiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of structure and function of animal body systems and a study of their relationships

ADS 3031 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Practical application of essential knowledge of anatomy and physiology of domestic species

ADS 3142 Meats Judging I: 2 hours.

Spring semester. Four hours laboratory. Grading and judging meat carcasses and cuts, study of packing house operation. (Same as FNH 3142)

ADS 3212 Livestock Evaluation: 2 hours.

Four hours laboratory. Evaluation of individuals and representative groups of livestock from the standpoint of the breeder, the market, and the consumer

ADS 3214 Livestock Growth and Development: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS/VS 3014 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of bone, muscle, and adipose tissues as these are the predominant tissues of physiological and economic importance in livestock production

ADS 3233 Equine Assisted Therapy: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Introductions to equine assisted therapy discussing the equine activities team,facilities and equipment, standards and accreditation, and special needs of the rider. special needs of the rider

ADS 3311 Meat Processing Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: At least sophomore standing and concurrent enrollment or completion of ADS/FNH 3313). Two hours laboratory. To provide the students with practical knowledge and skills of meat processing and meat products. (Same as FNH 3311)

ADS 3312 Livestock Management Practices: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114). Four hours laboratory. Modern techniques used in proper vocational management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine and horses

ADS 3313 Introduction to Meat Science: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: at least sophomore standing). Three hours lecture. To provide students with general principles of meat science and the muscle food industry (Same as FNH 3313)

ADS 3413 Companion Animal Nutrition: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Discovery of fundamental principles of companion animal nutrition through applied learning

ADS 3812 Dairy Cattle Appraisal: 2 hours.

Four hours laboratory. Phenotypic appraisal; breed programs; performance record systems

ADS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged. Approval by Department Head only

ADS 4111 Swine Production and Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4113). Two hours laboratory. Operational and management practices for further understanding of and skills for modern swine production industry

ADS 4112 Equine Reproduction: 2 hours.

One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of equine reproductive activities and the principles for managing the mare,stallion and foal. (Same as PHY 6112)

ADS 4113 Swine Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Feeding, management, breeding, production, and marketing of swine

ADS 4114 Animal Nutrition: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: CH 2503 and CH 2501 or CH 4513 and CH 4511). Four hours lecture. Nutrition of monogastric and ruminant species. Anatomy, physiology, disgestion, and absorption pertaining to monogastric and ruminants. Description, functions, sources, deficiency symptoms

ADS 4124 Animal Breeding: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: PO/BIO 3103 and ST/MA/BQA 2113). Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. The basis for genetic improvement of livestock, including the study of variation, heritable characteristics, mating systems and methods of estimating breeding values

ADS 4211 Goat and Sheep Production Lab: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Goat and Sheep Production ADS 4223/6223). Two hours laboratory. Practical application of management strategies in goat and sheep production

ADS 4213 Feeds and Feeding: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 4114/6114). Two hours lecture; two hours laboratory. Application of knowledge of feedstuffs and nutrient requirements in ration formulation for all classes of livestock

ADS 4221 Capstone in Animal and Dairy Science: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. (Prerequisite: Senior Standing). Review and oral presentation of animal science research and related production problems

ADS 4223 Goat and Sheep Production: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Management and marketing of goats and sheep in production enterprises

ADS 4231 Practices in Horse Care & Management: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4233/6233). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for horses. The handling and care practices applied during various stages in a horse’s life

ADS 4232 Advanced Livestock Evaluation: 2 hours.

Four hours laboratory. Advanced study of animal evaluation in functional efficiency

ADS 4233 Horse Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124 and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Breeding, feeding, management, and training of the horse

ADS 4243 Composition and Chemical Reactions of Foods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in CH 1213, and CH 2503 or equivalent, and Junior or Senior Standing). Three hours lecture. Nature and chemical behavior of food constituents including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, water, enzymes and pigments; properties of food systems as related to commercial preparation. (Same as FNH 4243/6243)

ADS 4313 Advanced Science of Muscle Foods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing or greater, ADS /FNH 3314, CH 1223 and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the ultra-structure of muscle, (pre and post harvest), and the microbiology,inspection and safety, nutritional properties, and sensory characteristics of muscle. (Same as FNH 4313/6313)

ADS 4321 Beef Cattle Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4323/6323). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for beef cattle operations

ADS 4323 Beef Cattle Science: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of beef cattle

ADS 4333 Equine Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Evaluation of research in equine exercise science. Physical, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and locomotive adaptations of the equine athlete to athletic training

ADS 4412 Managing Livestock Sales I: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: Instructor approval). Four hours laboratory. Course in preparation, structure and management of livestock sales. Emphasis will be on cattle and horse sales. Students will prepare for and conduct sale

ADS 4420 Animal and Dairy Science Internship: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Experience in production, management, or product promotion as it relates to the livestock, companion animal, or laboratory animal species under faculty supervision. Repeatable up to 6 total credit hours

ADS 4423 Animal and Dairy Sciences Internship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of instructor). Individual work experience with the farm animal species either in animal production, meat production or product promotion with an industry commodity representative under faculty supervision

ADS 4433 Advanced Beef Cattle Production: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 4323 and ADS 4321.) Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Management, marketing, and utilization of beef animals with cow-calf and stocker cattle production in the U.S

ADS 4440 Research Experience Practicum: 1-6 hours.

(1-6 hours). (Prerequisite: consent of instructor). One to six hours practicum. Supervised research experience to gain an understanding of experimental design and planning, data collection, handling and analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results. Repeatable up to 6 hours

ADS 4511 Companion Animal Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADS 4513/6513). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for companion animals. The selection, handling, and care techniques for various types of companion animals

ADS 4513 Companion Animal Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124 and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Focus on various aspects of companion animal management including breed selection, nutrition, reproduction, and marketing

ADS 4520 Livestock Extension Experience: 1-3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 1113 and consent of instructor). One to three hours directed experiential study. Individual work experience with Extension programs related to the animal agriculture industries. Repeatable

ADS 4523 Internet-Based Management in Livestock Industries: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior, senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. Use of the internet in making management decisions in livestock industries, with emphasis on use in livestock production enterprises

ADS 4543 Applied Animal Biotechnology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Junior Standing or Instructor Approval). Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Exploring the use of livestock species as dual-purpose models to improve food animal production and to advance bio-medicine through biotechnology. Topics include functional genomics, transgenic livestock production, and nanotechnology

ADS 4553 Current Literature in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior, Senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. Evaluation of current research in animal and dairy sciences and its application to production and management

ADS 4611 Practices in Physiology of Reproduction: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours laboratory. Artificial insemination and rectal palpation of reproductive organs of cattle; semen collection, evaluation, processing and handling. (Same as PHY 6611)

ADS 4613 Physiology of Reproduction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or BIO 1144 and ADS/VS 3014 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Anatomy and physiology; reproductive cycles; production, evaluation and preservation of gametes; gestation; endocrine regulation; managed reproduction. (Same as PHY 6613.)

ADS 4623 Physiology of Lactation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or BIO 1144 and ADS/VS 3014 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the mammary gland; nervous and hormonal control of lactation, theories of milk secretion, modern methods of milking, factors affecting lactation. (Same as PHY 6623)

ADS 4633 Immunology and Disease in Large Livestock Species: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS/VS 3014). Three hours lecture. This course will cover common diseases in dairy cattle, beef cattle, and horses. Curriculum will include immunology, disease transfer, prevention methods, detection techniques, treatment options, and potential impacts on the animal, producer, and industry

ADS 4713 Human-Animal Bond/Shelter Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of the social, physical and emotional benefits to humans through the human-animal bond with a closer look into the therapeutic roles of animals. Learn practical concepts for animal shelter management

ADS 4772 Equine Training and Clinic Development: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Four hours laboratory. Proper training and behavior modification practices to promote confidence in the riding and the training of horses. Importance is placed on the student’s development of teaching ability to conduct riding clinics

ADS 4811 Dairy Farm Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4813/6813 Dairy Farm Management). Three hours laboratory. Practical application of management strategies in dairy production enterprises

ADS 4813 Dairy Farm Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Planning and integrating dairy farm operations; management principles applied to dairy herd operations

ADS 4823 Advanced Dairy Farm Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4814). Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Advanced principle of dairy science as applied to the whole farm. Management of specific groups of cattle including nutrition, breeding, and milking management

ADS 4883 Contemporary Issues in Meat Processing and Consumption: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Basic and applied information on meat production and community engaged learning on contemporary issues of meat processing and consumption

ADS 4990 Special Topics in Animal and Dairy Science: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ADS 6111 Swine Production and Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4113). Two hours laboratory. Operational and management practices for further understanding of and skills for modern swine production industry

ADS 6112 Equine Reproduction: 2 hours.

One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. A study of equine reproductive activities and the principles for managing the mare,stallion and foal. (Same as PHY 6112)

ADS 6113 Swine Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Feeding, management, breeding, production, and marketing of swine

ADS 6114 Animal Nutrition: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: CH 2503 and CH 2501 or CH 4513 and CH 4511). Four hours lecture. Nutrition of monogastric and ruminant species. Anatomy, physiology, disgestion, and absorption pertaining to monogastric and ruminants. Description, functions, sources, deficiency symptoms

ADS 6124 Animal Breeding: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: PO/BIO 3103 and ST/MA/BQA 2113). Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. The basis for genetic improvement of livestock, including the study of variation, heritable characteristics, mating systems and methods of estimating breeding values

ADS 6211 Goat and Sheep Production Lab: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Goat and Sheep Production ADS 4223/6223). Two hours laboratory. Practical application of management strategies in goat and sheep production

ADS 6213 Feeds and Feeding: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 4114/6114). Two hours lecture; two hours laboratory. Application of knowledge of feedstuffs and nutrient requirements in ration formulation for all classes of livestock

ADS 6223 Goat and Sheep Production: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Management and marketing of goats and sheep in production enterprises

ADS 6231 Practices in Horse Care & Management: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4233/6233). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for horses. The handling and care practices applied during various stages in a horse’s life

ADS 6233 Horse Mangement: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124 and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Breeding, feeding, management, and training of the horse

ADS 6243 Composition and Chemical Reactions of Foods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in CH 1213, and CH 2503 or equivalent, and Junior or Senior Standing). Three hours lecture. Nature and chemical behavior of food constituents including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, water, enzymes and pigments; properties of food systems as related to commercial preparation. (Same as FNH 4243/6243)

ADS 6313 Advanced Science of Muscle Foods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing or greater, ADS /FNH 3314, CH 1223 and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the ultra-structure of muscle, (pre and post harvest), and the microbiology,inspection and safety, nutritional properties, and sensory characteristics of muscle. (Same as FNH 4313/6313)

ADS 6321 Beef Cattle Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4323/6323). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for beef cattle operations

ADS 6323 Beef Cattle Science: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of beef cattle

ADS 6333 Equine Exercise Physiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Evaluation of research in equine exercise science. Physical, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and locomotive adaptations of the equine athlete to athletic training

ADS 6433 Advanced Beef Cattle Production: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 4323 and ADS 4321.) Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Management, marketing, and utilization of beef animals with cow-calf and stocker cattle production in the U.S

ADS 6511 Companion Animal Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADS 4513/6513). Two hours laboratory. Management practices for companion animals. The selection, handling, and care techniques for various types of companion animals

ADS 6513 Companion Animal Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 1113 and ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124 and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Focus on various aspects of companion animal management including breed selection, nutrition, reproduction, and marketing

ADS 6523 Internet-Based Management in Livestock Industries: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior, senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. Use of the internet in making management decisions in livestock industries, with emphasis on use in livestock production enterprises

ADS 6543 Applied Animal Biotechnology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Junior Standing or Instructor Approval). Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Exploring the use of livestock species as dual-purpose models to improve food animal production and to advance bio-medicine through biotechnology. Topics include functional genomics, transgenic livestock production, and nanotechnology

ADS 6553 Current Literature in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior, Senior or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. Evaluation of current research in animal and dairy sciences and its application to production and management

ADS 6611 Practices in Physiology of Reproduction: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours laboratory. Artificial insemination and rectal palpation of reproductive organs of cattle; semen collection, evaluation, processing and handling. (Same as PHY 6611)

ADS 6613 Physiology of Reproduction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or BIO 1144 and ADS/VS 3014 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Anatomy and physiology; reproductive cycles; production, evaluation and preservation of gametes; gestation; endocrine regulation; managed reproduction. (Same as PHY 6613.)

ADS 6623 Physiology of Lactation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 or BIO 1144 and ADS/VS 3014 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the mammary gland; nervous and hormonal control of lactation, theories of milk secretion, modern methods of milking, factors affecting lactation. (Same as PHY 6623)

ADS 6633 Immunology and Disease in Large Livestock Species: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS/VS 3014). Three hours lecture. This course will cover common diseases in dairy cattle, beef cattle, and horses. Curriculum will include immunology, disease transfer, prevention methods, detection techniques, treatment options, and potential impacts on the animal, producer, and industry

ADS 6713 Human-Animal Bond/Shelter Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of the social, physical and emotional benefits to humans through the human-animal bond with a closer look into the therapeutic roles of animals. Learn practical concepts for animal shelter management

ADS 6772 Equine Training and Clinic Development: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Four hours laboratory. Proper training and behavior modification practices to promote confidence in the riding and the training of horses. Importance is placed on the student’s development of teaching ability to conduct riding clinics

ADS 6811 Dairy Farm Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ADS 4813/6813 Dairy Farm Management). Three hours laboratory. Practical application of management strategies in dairy production enterprises

ADS 6813 Dairy Farm Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1113, ADS 1121 or ADS 1114 and ADS 4114/6114, ADS 4124/6124, and ADS 4613/6613/PHY 6613). Three hours lecture. Planning and integrating dairy farm operations; management principles applied to dairy herd operations

ADS 6814 Dairy Farm Management: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 1114). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Planning and integrating dairy farm operations; management principles applied to dairy herd operations

ADS 6823 Advanced Dairy Farm Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4814). Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Advanced principle of dairy science as applied to the whole farm. Management of specific groups of cattle including nutrition, breeding, and milking management

ADS 6883 Contemporary Issues in Meat Processing and Consumption: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Basic and applied information on meat production and community engaged learning on contemporary issues of meat processing and consumption

ADS 6990 Special Topics in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ADS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Animal and Dairy Science: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ADS 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-13 hours.

ADS 8004 Method Application and Data Analyses in Animal Sciences: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: ST 8114 or equivalent). Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Data analyses and experimental design principles used commonly in the field of animal science. Data management and practical applications using statistical software. Assessment of validity in differing methods of analysis

ADS 8013 Analytical Techniques for Biological Samples: 3 hours.

Sample handling and analytical techniques with an emphasis on chromatography and mass spectrometry of small biological compounds. CAMPUS-5 STUDENTS: To enroll in the online option, students need to secure access to an operable chromatography system

ADS 8111 Animal and Dairy Sciences Seminar: 1 hour.

Survey of current literature; preparation, organization, and presentation of papers on selected topics in animal and dairy sciences. (Course is repeatable and may be taken 6 times)

ADS 8133 Endocrine Secretions: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of factors by which cells communicate: the traditional endocrine system, autocrine, paracrine and neurocrine secretion. Physiological and genetic control of synthesis and secretion. (Same as PHY 8133)

ADS 8153 Ruminant Nutrition: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4114/6114 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. In-depth treatment of rumen function and recent concepts in ruminant nutrition

ADS 8162 Monogastric Nutrition: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4114/6114 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Monogastric nutritional relationships with special emphasis on swine nutrition. Metabolic functions, dietary requirements, deficiency symptoms and distribution of nutrients in feedstuffs

ADS 8233 Advanced Breeding: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ADS 4123/6123 or PO 4303/6303, ST 8114). Three hours lecture. Describing, measuring and partitioning phenotypic variances and covariances. Estimating parameters, predicting response, systems of breeding, and methods of selection

ADS 8243 Advanced Physiology of Reproduction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4613/6613 or its equivalent). Three hours lecture. An advanced study of the reproductive process with emphasis on reproductive endocrinology and the physiology of fertility. (Same as PHY 8243.)

ADS 8333 Nutritional Biochemistry of Livestock Species: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The biochemical aspects of post-absorptive nutrient utilization, intermediary metabolism, and tissue-level accretion in livestock species will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the contribution of nutrients to the metabolic disposition of economically important tissues including muscle and adipose

ADS 8423 Meat Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Basic study of the value of meat and how this information is applied to the evaluation, processing and preservation of meat, meat products and meat by-products. (Same as FNH 8423)

ADS 8441 Journal Club: Evaluation of Current Published Work in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Publication process, critical evaluation of scientific writing and published works in animal and dairy sciences, assessment of quality and proper presentation of results, and support of conclusions presented

ADS 8463 Advanced Animal Nutrition: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4114/6114 or prior approval from instructor). Three hours lecture. Develop an understanding of nutritional physiology, metabolism, and utilization of nutrients by animal species

ADS 8473 Micro-Nutrient Nutrition: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture.Detailed study of functions, deficiency, symptoms, dietary considerations necessary to the nutrition of fish,dogs,cats,horses, mink,rabbits, and laboratory animals

ADS 8533 Beef Cattle Production Systems Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ADS 4323/6323 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Systems management approaches to profitable and sustainable beef cattle production including cow-calf, stocker, and feedlot industry segments

ADS 8633 Homeostatic Regulation and Physiological Stress: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PHY 6514 and PHY 8131, 8133 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An integration of the physiological mechanisms involved in the control of homeostasis in mammals is emphasized with discussion of the effect of specific stressors on these mechanisms. (Same as PHY 8633.)

ADS 8973 Scientific Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. The course provides advanced training in research proposal, grant proposal,and manuscript writing. (Same as FO 8973 and CVM 8973)

ADS 8990 Special Topics in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ADS 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Animal and Dairy Sciences: 1-13 hours.

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