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AN SC100 Introduction to Animal Health Science Course Page

Description: An orientation to current issues and challenges related to animal health and disease in a global context. An interdisciplinary overview of the role and importance of animal health in modern society and its relationship to agriculture, food safety and human health. Causes of disease and the principles of maintaining healthy animals. The history and development of animal health professions and their roles. Not available to students who have credit in AN SC 375. Not available to students with *90 in ALES or Science without consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Biology 30.

AN SC110 Introduction to Equine Science Course Page

Description: Introduction to horses and the horse industry. Principles of equine anatomy, physiology, nutrition, ecology, behavior, genetics, health and welfare. Not available to students with *90 in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences or Science without consent of instructor.

AN SC120 Companion Animals and Society Course Page

Description: Diverse and evolving roles of companion animals in human society. Pets and the companion animal industry. Topics include: behavior, cognition and training; breeds and breeding; performance; nutrition, health and physiology. Not available to students with *90 in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences or Science without consent of Instructor.

AN SC200 Principles of Animal Agriculture Course Page

Description: Principles and practices of modern animal production and management. Brief introduction to the structure of the livestock, poultry, and game ranching industries. Principles of animal management, breeding and feeding. Current issues in animal agriculture. Students gain direct experience with animals in production/research environments. Prerequisite: Biology 30.

AN SC260 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition Course Page

Description: Function, metabolism, homeostasis, requirements and sources of nutrients and energy for animals. Laboratory will involve principles of diet formulation. Prerequisite: *3 in university-level biology or chemistry. Credit will be given for only one of AN SC 260, NUTR 260 and 301 or equivalent.

AN SC310 Physiology of Domestic Animals Course Page

Description: Fundamental principles of regulation and maintenance of the internal environment. Includes a review of mechanisms providing for homeorrhesis and well-being of domestic animals in response to changes in the external environment (e.g., light, temperature, social). Prerequisites: BIOL 107 and *6 in university-level chemistry.

AN SC311 Metabolic Physiology of Domestic Animals Course Page

Description: The physiological basis of the metabolic processes in domestic animals. Includes a review of the physiological mechanisms and neuroendocrine regulation of digestion, metabolism, growth and lactation. Prerequisite: AN SC 310 or equivalent.

AN SC312 Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals Course Page

Description: The physiological basis of reproduction, fertility and embryonic development in domestic animals in relation to animal productivity. The study of the physiological mechanisms regulating gonadal function, fertilization, implantation, pregnancy and parturition as well as the physiological basis for sound reproductive management. Prerequisite: AN SC 310 or equivalent.

AN SC318 Influence of Microorganisms on Animal Biology Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of interactions between microorganisms and animals and how these interactions integrate with animal production and improvement of animal health. Emphasis on the evolution and ecology of the microbial inhabitants with the host and the underlying molecular mechanisms of the host microbial interactions. Pre- or corequisite: MICRB 265 or BIOL 207.

AN SC320 Livestock Growth and Meat Production Course Page

Description: Concepts of growth and development applied to meat production from farm livestock. Form and function of bone, muscle and fat. Livestock and carcass appraisal. Prerequisite: AN SC 200 or *3 in university level biology.

AN SC375 Animal Health and Disease Course Page

Description: Principles of maintaining healthy animals, and an examination of current issues related to animal health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health and may impact international trade and export. Disease surveillance, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, management and economic impact of specific diseases and risks of bioterrorism. Prerequisite: AN SC 100 and 200 or consent of instructor. AN SC 310 or PHYSL 210 or (ZOOL 241 and 242) are recommended.

AN SC376 Animal Welfare Course Page

Description: An overview of animal welfare as it relates to both food and companion animals. Discussion of the scientific and ethical components that underlie our evaluation of the quality of life that animals experience. Prerequisite: AN SC 200 or (*3 biology and consent of instructor) and *60.

AN SC377 Food Animal Behaviour Course Page

Description: Basic behaviour principles for food animal species including their application in livestock production systems. Fundamentals of experimental research and design in applied ethology. Prerequisite: AN SC 200 or consent of instructor and *60.

AN SC378 Companion Animal Behaviour Course Page

Description: Basic behaviour principles for companion animal species such as dogs, cats, and horses, including application of fundamental training and learning techniques to resolve common behaviour problems. Prerequisite: AN SC 100, PSYCO 104 and *60.

AN SC400 Individual Study Course Page

Description: Project or reading course supervised by a Faculty member, requiring preparation of a comprehensive report. Prerequisites: Third year standing or higher and consent of Department. Note: May be taken more than once if topic is different.

AN SC411 Veterinary Immunology Course Page

Description: Application of immunological principles to the understanding of animal health and disease with a focus on livestock and companion animals. Students will apply a broad understanding of host-pathogen interactions and the basic mechanisms of disease progression to assess the short and long-term impact of pathogenesis to the health of animals, their caretakers, and consumers. Lectures will be followed by active discussion of selected readings. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 511). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 511 and AN SC 411. Prerequisite: (IMIN 200 or equivalent) and consent of instructor.

AN SC420 Carcass and Meat Quality Course Page

Description: The conversion of muscle to meat in livestock and poultry: definitions and measurement of carcass and meat quality; influences of pre- and post-slaughter factors on carcass and meat quality. The lab will consist of a two day field trip during Reading Week. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 521). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 521 and AN SC 420. Prerequisite: *3 Biochemistry or AN SC 320, or consent of instructor.

AN SC461 Ruminant Digestion, Metabolism, and Nutrition Course Page

Description: Integration of theory and practical concepts in ruminant nutrition, digestion and metabolism through topics such as energy flow in ruminants, protein systems and net feed efficiency. Laboratories will involve formulation of rations for various physiological states of beef and dairy cattle, economical rations, feed mixes, protein systems (degradable and undegradable protein systems) and net feed efficiency formulations. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 561). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 561 and AN SC 461. Prerequisite: AN SC 260 or *3 NUTR.

AN SC462 Swine Nutrition Course Page

Description: Nutrient utilization and requirements, feed ingredients, and applied feeding programs for swine. Feed formulation strategies and current topics in swine nutrition will be discussed in detail. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 562). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 562 and AN SC 462. Prerequisite: AN SC 260, *3 NUTR or NU FS 305. Corequisite: AN SC 311 or *6 Physiology or consent of Instructor.

AN SC463 Poultry Nutrition Course Page

Description: Nutritional requirements, feeding programs and feed ingredients used for poultry. Feed formulation strategies and current topics in poultry nutrition will be discussed extensively. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 563). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 515, 563 and AN SC 463. Prerequisite: AN SC 260, *3 NUTR or NU FS 305. Corequisite: AN SC 311 or *6 Physiology or consent of Instructor.

AN SC464 Companion Animal Nutrition Course Page

Description: Aimed at fourth year undergraduate students with an interest in companion animal nutrition. The course will focus on nutrient utilization and requirements of dogs, cats, and horses. Other companion animal species (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, etc.) will also be covered. Current issues in pet food nutrition and manufacture will be discussed. Prerequisite: AN SC 260, *3NUTR or NU FS 305.

AN SC471 Applied Poultry Science Course Page

Description: Study of avian anatomy, physiology, behavior, and health as it relates to modern poultry production. Current management practices to optimize production efficiency and animal well-being are examined. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 571). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 571 and AN SC 471. Prerequisite: AN SC 200, 260 and 310, or consent of instructor.

AN SC472 Applied Dairy Production Science Course Page

Description: Examination of the structure of the dairy industry, evaluation of management practices to optimize production efficiency and animal well-being, and integration of nutritional, physiological, and biochemical processes involved in production of quality milk. Laboratories emphasize practical applications, field trips, and discussion. Prerequisite: AN SC 200, 260 and 310, or consent of instructor.

AN SC474 Applied Beef Cattle Science Course Page

Description: Examination of current and potential future production and management practices to optimize production efficiency and animal well-being in the Canadian and international beef industry. Laboratories emphasize practical applications, field trips, and discussion. Intended for undergraduate students. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 574). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 574 and AN SC 474. Prerequisite: AN SC 200, 260 and 310, or consent of instructor.

AN SC476 Applied Swine Science Course Page

Description: Evaluation of swine breeding, feeding, housing management, and disease prevention practices that optimize production efficiency and animal well-being. Laboratories involve analysis of production practices with a view to optimizing efficiency. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 576). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 576 and AN SC 476. Prerequisite: AN SC 200, 260 and 310, or consent of instructor.

AN SC479 Integrative Project in Animal Science Course Page

Description: A team-based capstone course exploring broad areas of animal agriculture. Students will work in groups with mentors on a project involving experiential learning and skill development related to the field. Open only to fourth-year students in BSc Agriculture, Animal Science Major.

AN SC484 Animal Molecular Biology Course Page

Description: Lecture and discussion course dealing with concepts in gene expression, gene manipulation, and application of molecular biology to animal biotechnology. Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or BIOCH 200, or consent of instructor.

AN SC485 Animal Genetic Improvement Course Page

Description: Application of genetic/genomic principles and methods to the improvement of livestock and poultry. Topics include Mendelian inheritance, basic concepts of quantitative genetics/genomics, definitions of genetic parameters, principles and methods for genetic evaluation, prediction of genetic change and application of mating systems. Credit will only be given for one of AN SC 385 and 485. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequisite: BIOL 207.

AN SC496 Research on the Human Animal Bond Course Page

Description: Exploration of research methods and measures; critical appraisal of research on the human-animal bond; application of research findings to the improvement of human and animal welfare. Students will conduct library and empirical research in the laboratory component. Prerequisites: AN SC 378 or (*90 and consent of instructor).

AN SC499 Integrative Project in Animal Health Science Course Page

Description: A team-based capstone course exploring broad areas of animal health. Students will work in groups with mentors on a project involving experiential learning and skill development related to the field. Open only to fourth-year students in BSc Animal Health Program.