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F = Fall, Sp = Spring, Sum = Summer A, Summer B, Summer C

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Course number, nameCredit hoursSession/sFaculty

ANS 2002 
The Meat We Eat

Consumer-oriented elective covering meat as a food, its inspection for wholesomeness, meat grading, identification, processing, selection, preparation, and serving. Emphasizes preparation of economical, nutritious and palatable meals centered on meat. (B)

Attributes: General Education - Biological Science

 
F, SP Chad Carr, Ph.D. 

ANS 2005
The Role of Animals in Human History

Surveys the importance of animals through human history, from the Stone Age to the present. The domestication of dogs, cats, major farm animals and some less familiar, such as camels, reindeer, and buffalo and the role they played in different societies and cultures across human history. (H, N)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International

 
Pascal Oltenacu, Ph.D. 

ANS 3006C
Introduction to Animal Science

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

ANS 3006 Lab

Laboratory experiences designed to accompany ANS 3006; must be registered for ANS 3006 concurrently or have already completed the lecture course.

 
F, Sp, Sum C  Amie Imler 
(Fall)
Jason Scheffler, Ph.D. 
(Spring)
Todd Thrift, Ph.D. 
(Sum C)
Amie Imler 
(Lab – Fall)
Kyle Mendes 
(Lab) 

ANS 3008
Livestock Behavior and Welfare

Introduces basic principles and applications of animal behavior, including approaches to improve animal welfare through an understanding of animal behavior. Examples are drawn from a wide range of species, but the focus is on applying concepts to understand the behavior and welfare of livestock.

Prerequisite: sophomore or junior standing.

 
Emily Miller-Cushon, Ph.D. 

ANS 3043 
Growth & Development of Farm Animals

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

Prerequisite: BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L and BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L and ANS3006C or equivalents and AL major.

 
Sp, F 

Tracy Scheffler, Ph.D.


John Driver, Ph.D. 

ANS 3079L
Relationship of Form to Function in Horses

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

Sp  Lori Warren, Ph.D. 

ANS 3216
Introduction to Equine Science

For those with an interest in equine sciences but with limited equine experience. Principles of equine selection, care, and utilization.

Saundra 
Ten Broeck, Ph.D. 

ANS 3217C 
Equine Health Management

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

Prerequisite: ANS 3006 and AL-equine major.

Samantha Brooks, Ph.D. 

ANS 3239L 
Techniques in Equine Science

Introduces 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.

Prerequisite: ANS 3216 and AL major.

Fall, Sp   Wendy DeVito

Joel McQuagge 

ANS 3239L 
Ranch Horse Management

Management and use of horses in cow-calf, stocker, and feedlot operations. This course is designed to give beef/equine oriented students an opportunity to understand how horses are best utilized by cow-calf, stocker, and feedlot operations. Horse experience is required.

Prerequisite: AL- food animal major

Sp (odd years)  Joel McQuagge  

ANS 3246L 
Beef Production Practicum

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

Prerequisite: sophomore or junior standing;

Corequisite: ANS 4243.

F, Sp 

Todd 
Thrift, Ph.D.


Jesse Savell 

ANS 3250L
Dairy Cattle Practicum

Practical application of the principles of biology and management of dairy cattle. Topics include milking procedures, behavior, cattle handling, records, and computer applications in dairy production; body condition, lameness and hygiene scoring; dairy farm evaluation; on-farm practica and field trips.

Corequisite: ANS 3251.

Sp  Albert
De Vries, Ph.D. 

ANS 3251 
Biology and Management of Dairy Cattle

Biology of dairy cattle and the interrelationship between biology and management. Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, diseases, dairy products, housing, management, economics, and the environmental impact of dairy production.

Sp  Albert 
De Vries, Ph.D. 

ANS 3319C 
Reproductive Physiology & Endocrinology in Domestic Animals

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.

Prerequisite: ANS 3006 and BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L or equivalents.

F, Sp

 

Bradford Daigneault, Ph.D.
(Fall)

John Bromfield, Ph.D. (Spring)


Justin Callaham (Lab)

 

ANS 3384 
Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals

Basic principles of Mendelian, population, and quantitative genetics as applied to the improvement of domestic animals. Selection, inbreeding, and crossbreeding strategies for genetic improvement of livestock.

Prerequisite: ANS 3006 and BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L or equivalents.

Sp, Sum A  Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D. 

ANS 3404C 
Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Studies the basic 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.

Prerequisite: ANS 3440.

  Sp  Diwaker 
Vyas, Ph.D. 

ANS 3405 
Equine Nutrition & Feeding Management

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.

Prerequisite: ANS 3440.

Lori 
Warren, Ph.D. 

ANS 3440 
Principles of Animal Nutrition

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

Prerequisite: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L, or equivalent.

F, Sum C, Sp  Antonio Faciola,
Ph.D. 

ANS 3613L 
Livestock & Meat Evaluation

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

Prerequisite: ANS 3006.

Sp  Chad Carr, Ph.D. 

ANS 3634C 
Meats

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

Chad Carr, Ph.D. 

ANS 3934 
Careers in the Livestock Industry

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

F, Sp 

Joel McQuagge

Amie Imler

 

VME 4103
Livestock Health and Disease Prevention

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

Prerequisite: ANS3006 and ANS3006L

Sp  Ricardo C. Chebel, Ph.D.  

ANS 4212L
Techniques in Farrier Science

How to evaluate and to trim the horse's hoof and to develop a working knowledge of corrective farrier techniques.

Sp  Joel McQuagge 

ANS 4218L
Horse Psychology & Training

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

Joel McQuagge 

ANS 4231 
Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique- Breeding Management

This course will allow students to explore the challenges of commercial mare management with a single goal in mind - Pregnancy. Opportunities will be presented to develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to network with veterinarians or other professionals in order to make cost-effective decisions that will be in the best interest of the mare and mare owner.

Sp  Justin Callaham 

ANS 4231 
Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique-Foaling

In this course, students will gain hands-on experience with the foaling process, understand steps in preparing mares for foaling, observe mares during foaling and recognize when assistance is warranted, learn skills necessary to assist during foaling, provide post-natal foal care, and learn proper handling and care of the newborn foal.

Sp  Justin Callaham 

ANS 4231 
Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique- Horse Grooming and Care

Grooming and care of horses is a significant part of horse ownership and the least considered when most people purchase their first horse. This course emphasizes the time commitment and effort required to own and care for the normal horse. Course content will include safety around horses, understanding general psychology and horsemanship, horse identification, basic nutrition, stabling, and grooming.

F, Sp, Sum A and B 

Justin Callaham

Angela Chandler

 

ANS 4231 
Practicum in Horse Management & Training Technique-Weanling Management

This is a hands-on course in which students develop basic ground handling skills with weanling horses. Proper signaling, pressure/release principles, body position and body language are used to teach the horse to respect individual space, accept bathing, grooming, foot care, leading, tying, and trailer loading.

Justin Callaham

Angela Chandler

 

ANS 4234
Horse Enterprise Management

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

Prerequisite: AEB 3133 and AGR 4231C and ANS 3217C and ANS 3319C and ANS 3384C and ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.

Sp  Saundra 
Ten Broeck, Ph.D. 

ANS 4241L
Intermediate Horse Training

Continue the training of a recently started under-saddled horse, exhibit horse to potential buyers, and produce annual sealed bid sale.

Prerequisite: AEB 3133 and AGR 4231C and ANS 3217C and ANS 3319C and ANS 3384C and ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.

Sp  Joel McQuagge 

ANS 4243C 
Beef Cow-Calf Management

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

Prerequisite: AEB 3133 and AGR 4231C and ANS 3319C and ANS 3384C and ANS 3404C and ANS 3440.

Todd 
Thrift, Ph.D. 

ANS 4245C 
Beef Background & Feedlot Management

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

Prerequisite: AEB 3133 and AGR 4231C and ANS 3440 and ANS 3404C and ANS 3613L and ANS 3634C.

Sp  Todd 
Thrift, Ph.D. 

ANS4318C 
Equine Reproductive Management

Equine reproduction to include anatomy, the estrous cycle, hormones, and pharmacologic manipulation, gametogenesis, embryonic and fetal development, parturition, foal care, assisted technologies, and management strategies.

Prerequisite: ANS 3319C.

Sp  Saundra
TenBroeck, Ph.D. 

ANS4382 
Equine Genetics

Examines the underlying mechanisms and inheritance of a number of traits in the horse; includes the impact of domestication on the genome, relationships between breeds, coat color, genetic disease and complex traits of performance and behavior.

Prerequisite: ANS 3384C.

Sum B   Samantha Brooks, Ph.D.  

ANS4388
Canine and Feline Genetics 

Lectures, seminars, and lab exercises on the application of genetic principles to canine and feline characteristics provide an in-depth understanding of how these traits are inherited and analyzed. Information on new genomic technologies and their impact on studying specific traits, including coat color and genetic disorders, are discussed.

Prerequisite: ANS 3384C or AGR 3303 or PCB 3063 or equivalent.

Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D.  

ANS4389L
Molecular Techniques in Domestic Animal Genetics 

Lectures, seminars, and lab exercises on the application of genetic principles to canine and feline characteristics provide an in-depth understanding of how these traits are inherited and analyzed. Information on new genomic technologies and their impact on studying specific traits, including coat color and genetic disorders, are discussed.

Prerequisite: ANS 3384C or AGR 3303 or PCB 3063 or equivalent.

Sp 

Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D. 

Samantha Brooks, Ph.D. 

 

ANS 4604C 
Live Animal Evaluation

Instruction of live animal selection and evaluation, relative to improving the efficiency of meat and animal production.

Allyson Trimble 

ANS 4605 
Animal and Products Evaluation

Intensive training in animal and animal products evaluation. This is a calendar year commitment (spring and fall) for the judging teams; must have coach approval for enrollment

Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Meats Judging Team, Meat Animal Evaluation Team

F, Sp  Staff 

ANS 4623C  
Pork Production

Principles of modern pork production, including all aspects of swine production management systems (breeding systems, disease control, applied economics, housing, marketing, pork quality, and nutrition in a systems approach), relative to the US/Global pork supply.

Prerequisite: ANS 3440 and ANS 3319C and (ANS 3613L or ANS 4604C).

Kyle Mendes  

ANS 4615 
Meat Selection & Grading

This course concentrates on grading, determining value and ranking carcasses, wholesale cuts, and subprimal cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. The lectures will cover the standards for establishing USDA grades of beef, pork, and lamb and ascertaining carcass value. Worksheets on calculating carcass grades will be given to complement in-class activities. Laboratory activities will include grading and ranking carcasses and cuts. This course is an excellent introduction for all meat science courses and will provide a baseline of information for students interested in intercollegiate meat judging.

Kyle Mendes 

ANS 4635C 
Meat Processing

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

Prerequisite: ANS 3006 or FOS 3042.

Fall (online only, no lab), Sp  Sally Williams, Ph.D. 

ANS 4900
Supervised Extension Experience in Animal Sciences

Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in animal sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)

0-3, Max 6  F, Sp, Sum  Staff 

ANS 4905
Problems in Animal Science

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

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

1-3, Max 6  F, Sp,
Sum A/B/C 
Staff 

ANS 4911
Supervised Research in Animal Science

Firsthand, authentic research in animal sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery, or application. (S-U)

0-3, Max 6  F, Sp,
Sum A/B/C 
Staff 

ANS 4915 
Honors Thesis Research in Animal Sciences

Independent research in animal sciences leading to an honors thesis, mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery, or application. (S-U)

Prerequisite: junior standing, upper-division GPA of 3.75 or higher, and completed honors thesis proposal on file.

1-6  F, Sp,
Sum A/B/C 
Antonio Faciola, Ph.D. 

ANS 4931 
Senior Seminar

Oral presentation and papers on issues facing the livestock industry.

Prerequisite: AL senior.

F, Sp  John Arthington, Ph.D. 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Applied Ruminant Reproductive Management

In-depth assessment and application of bovine reproductive management practices that affect the efficiency of reproduction including managerial, physiological, biological, and economical.
Prerequisite: ANS 3319C.
TBA 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Applied Physiology

Overview of animal physiology with an emphasis on farm species that seeks to organize students’ knowledge of the basic sciences around physiological processes and functions of animal systems.

Prerequisites: BSC 2011, CHM 2211

Corwin Nelson, Ph.D.


Albert De Vries, Ph.D. 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Dairy Farm Evaluation

Dairy Farm Evaluation is designed to enable students to evaluate the management of finances, health, reproduction, feeding, housing, milking, manure handling, and raising heifer replacements on dairy farms. This class is not only a dairy management course but also training for the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. Students interested in becoming University of Florida Dairy Challenge team members should take this class.

Corwin Nelson, Ph.D.


Albert De Vries, Ph.D. 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Review of Meat Science

Review of Topics in Meat Science with the goal of preparing students for the Reciprocal Meat Conference Quiz Bowl.

Sp  Kyle Mendes 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems

Lectures, discussions, case studies, and group projects involving the development of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for an assigned food commodity. Emphasis will be on introduction to safe food production from farm to consumption and its application in the food industry and food safety as evaluated by sanitation and control measures in conjunction with HACCP as it relates to the Global Food Safety Initiative. Guest lectures will be invited from the food industry, food industry suppliers, and the regulatory sector.

Sp 

Chad Carr, Ph.D.


Jason Scheffler, Ph.D.

 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Seed Stock Management and Marketing

Seedstock Marketing and Management is a senior-level “capstone” course for the Beef Industry curriculum in the Animal Sciences Major. It is designed to familiarize students with Seedstock Production. Special emphasis will be given to the production of bulls for the use by the commercial industry.

Sp  Todd Thrift, Ph.D. 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Sustainable Cattle Systems

Multidisciplinary laboratory course focused on the development of perspectives on sustainable cattle systems through experiential learning opportunities. Non-animal science majors are encouraged to enroll.

 
Corwin Nelson, Ph.D. 

ANS 4932
Special Topics in Animal Sciences
Survey of Veterinary Medicine 

An introduction to careers in the veterinary medicine profession and a discussion of career exploration, career preparation, and the procedure of job placement.

F, Sp 

Amie Imler

Alex Avelino

 

ANS 4941 
Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science

Credit is earned on the basis of one hour per month of employment. (S-U)

Prerequisite: prior arrangement with advisor.

2-8  F, Sp,
Sum C 
Amie Imler 

Graduate Course Listings 

F = Fall, Sp = Spring, Sum = Summer A, Summer B, Summer C

To register for classes log in to ONE.UF and visit the schedule of courses. 

Course number, name 

Credit hours

Session/s

Faculty

ANS 5935
Reproductive Biology Seminar & Research Studies

Invited speakers on a wide range of topics. Student-faculty participation in research projects.

Prerequisite: ANS 3319C or equivalent.

1

F, Sp

Mario Binelli, Ph.D.

ANS 6040
Concepts in Applied Ethology

Introduces concepts and methods used to conduct research in the field of applied ethology. Course content includes an overview of mechanisms of animal behavior and approaches to measuring and modeling animal behavior. The focus is on developing skills necessary to conduct, analyze, and interpret research in applied ethology.

Prerequisite: CALS major

3

Sp

Emily Miller -Cushon, Ph.D.

ANS 6288
Experimental Techniques & Analytical Procedures in Meat Research

Experimental design, analytical procedures; techniques; carcass measurements and analyses as related to livestock production and meats studies. Offered spring term in even-numbered years.

3

Sp (even years)

Kwang Cheol Jeong, Ph.D.

Sally Williams, Ph.D.

Tracey Scheffler, Ph.D.

ANS 6313
Current Concepts in Reproductive Biology

Lectures prepared by students and discussion of current review articles. Offered spring term in odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: ANS 3319C or equivalent; consent of instructor.

2

F (odd years)

Pete Hansen, Ph.D.

ANS 6379L
Techniques Genetics 

Genomic technologies are rapidly moving from the lab bench to the marketplace. Animal agriculture is no exception to this trend. A variety of genetic tests are commercially available for traits as diverse as coat color, meat quality, and racing performance in species from small ruminants to horses. Using cattle and horse examples we will investigate the methods used in a number of genotyping approaches. Laboratory work will take genomics out of the “blackbox”; providing an opportunity to learn genotyping and DNA analysis techniques in a hands-on environment.

2

Sp (odd years)

Samantha Brooks, Ph.D.

Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D.

ANS 6387
Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Livestock

A comprehensive examination of principles of livestock inheritance, QTL mapping strategies, and functional genomic approaches used for genomic selection and improvement programs in farm animals.

3

Sp

Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D.

ANS 6447
Ruminant Nutrition

The anatomy and physiology of the ruminant digestive system as well as the digestion and metabolism of dietary nutrients for the purposes of growth, pregnancy, and lactation. Ration formulations using computer software.

Prerequisite: ANS 5446: Animal Nutrition

4

F (even years)


 José E.P. Santos, Ph.D.

ANS 6449
Vitamins

Historical development, properties, assays, and physiological effects.

Prerequisite: organic chemistry.

3

Sum C

Corwin Nelson, Ph.D.

ANS 6452
Principles of Forage Quality Evaluation

Definition of forage quality in terms of animal performance, methodology used in forage evaluation, and proper interpretation of forage evaluation data. Offered spring term in even-numbered years.

Prerequisite: ANS 5446AGR 4231C.

3

Sp

Diwakar Vyas, Ph.D.

ANS 6636
Meat Technology

Chemistry, physics, histology, bacteriology, and engineering involved in the handling, processing, manufacturing, preservation, storage, distribution, and utilization of meat. Offered fall term in odd-numbered years.

3

F (odd years)

Kwang Cheol Jeong, Ph.D.

Sally Williams, Ph.D.

Tracey Scheffler, Ph.D.

ANS 6637
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food Systems 

Modeling principles of microbial risk assessment in food chains. Model implementation in stochastic simulation software (R). The focus is on the bottom-up food chain approach and basic principles of the top-down approach.

Prerequisite: STA 6166 or similar statistics course & knowledge of the R programming environment.

 

Sum A

Arie Havelaar, Ph.D.

ANS 6702/ANS4701
Lactation Physiology of Farm Animals 

Offers insights into the endocrinology and physiology of the defining characteristics of mammals: the mammary gland and lactation, focusing on the anatomy and development of the mammary gland with an overview of the biochemical, cellular and molecular processes controlling lactation emphasizing on livestock species.

Prerequisite: ANS 6704 or permission of instructor

2

TBA

TBA

ANS 6704
Mammalian Endocrinology

Physiologic systems of farm animals. Emphasizes the impact of endocrinology and cell biology on animal physiology, development and performance.

Prerequisite: BCH 4024 or BCH 3025, or equivalent.

2

Sp

John Bronfield, Ph.D.

Corwin Nelson, Ph.D. 

ANS 6711
Current Topics in Equine Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Equine science with an emphasis on current topics of interest. Offered fall term in odd-numbered years.

2

F (odd years)

Lori Warren, Ph.D.

ANS 6714
Microbial Physiology

Insights into microbial pathogenesis, microbial genetics, and molecular microbiology with particular reference to livestock species.

Sp

1

Kwang Cheol Jeong, Ph.D.

ANS 6751C
Physiology of Reproduction

Insights into microbial pathogenesis, microbial genetics, and molecular microbiology with particular reference to livestock species.

3

Sp (odd years) 

Pete Hansen, Ph.D.

John Bromfield, Ph.D.

ANS 6767
Advanced Molecular Endocrinology

Overview of mammalian endocrine systems and molecular basis of hormone action; Current topics on endocrine control of growth, development, reproduction and nutrition.

Prerequisite: BCH4024 or BCH 5045ANS 6704 ; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

4

Sp (even years)

John Bromfield, Ph.D.

Corwin Nelson, Ph.D.

ANS 6775
Essentials of Livestock Immunology

Basic immunological concepts and their relation to immunity for livestock and other species.

1

Sp

John Driver, Ph.D.

PCB 6816
Thermal Physiology (online)

Exploring the processes by which homeotherms produce heat and regulate its exchange with the environment, and the consequences of thermal biology for animal production.

1

F, Sp 

Pete Hansen, Ph.D.

ANS 6905
Problems in Animal Science

1-4, 8 max

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 6905
Pork Production

Principles of modern pork production, including all aspects of swine production management systems (breeding systems, disease control, applied economics, housing, marketing, pork quality, and nutrition in a systems approach), relative to the US/Global pork supply.

3

F, Sp

Chad Carr, Ph.D.

ANS 6905
Equine Genetics 

Examines the underlying mechanisms and inheritance of a number of traits in the horse; includes the impact of domestication on the genome, relationships between breeds, coat color, genetic disease and complex traits of performance and behavior.

2

Sum B (even years) 

Samantha Brooks, Ph.D.

ANS 6910
Supervised Research

1-5, 5 max

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 6932
Special Topics in Animal Science

New developments in animal nutrition and livestock feeding, animal genetics, animal physiology, and livestock management.

1-3, 9 max

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 6932
Applied Statistics in the Animal Sciences

The course is designed for graduate students in biological sciences with some prior knowledge of statistics. The focus will be on basic concepts of linear and generalized linear models, experimental design, and data analysis. The popular software SAS and also R will be used as platforms for data analyses.

4

F

José E.P. Santos, Ph.D.

Francisco Peñagaricano, Ph.D.

ANS 6932
Contemporary Topics in Animal Welfare

This course addresses current issues in the broad field of animal welfare. Course content draws from topics affecting livestock, companion, and laboratory animal species, and encompasses aspects of routine management and handling, novel techniques for assessing and improving welfare, and societal viewpoints on animal use in agriculture and research. The focus is on discovering and analyzing issues of current relevance today, with students engaging in critical discussion and objectively considering controversial issues.

1

F (odd years)

Emily Miller-Cushon, Ph.D.

ANS 6932
HACCP Systems

Lectures, discussions, case studies, and group projects involving the development of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for an assigned food commodity. Emphasis will be on introduction to safe food production from farm to consumption and its application in the food industry and food safety as evaluated by sanitation and control measures in conjunction with HACCP as it relates to the Global Food Safety Initiative. Guest lectures will be invited from the food industry, food industry suppliers, and the regulatory sector.

2

Sp

Chad Carr, Ph.D.

Jason Scheffler, Ph.D.

ANS 6932
Seminar in Genetics and Genomics 

1

Sp

Francisco Peñagaricano, Ph.D.

ANS 6932
Livestock Systems Modeling and Analyst

TBD  TBD 

Albrt DeVries, Ph.D.

ANS 6933
Graduate Seminar in Animal Science (non-Thesis)

This course involves preparing and presenting an informative research seminar that demonstrates the speaker’s knowledge of the topic, engages the audience, and stimulates discussion.

1

Sp

Tracey Scheffler, Ph.D.

ANS 6933
Graduate Seminar in Animal Science (Thesis & Dissertation)

This course provides teaches students how to prepare and present an engaging and informative research seminar.

1

F, Sp

Pete Hansen, ph.D.

ANS 6936
Graduate Seminar in Animal Molecular & Cell Biology

Seminar attendance and 1-hour presentation on a graduate research project.

1

F, Sp

John Bromfield, Ph.D. 

ANS 6939
Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology Journal Immunology

An advanced discussion of recently published research relating to molecular and cellular biology and immunology.

1

F, Sp

John Driver, Ph.D.

Corwin Nelson, Ph. D.

ANS 6939
Muscle Physiology Journal Club

An advanced discussion of recently published research relating to muscle biology and meat science.

1

F, Sp

Tracey Scheffler, Ph.D.

ANS 6939
Ruminant Nutrition Journal Club

This course is focused on student-led scientific discussions of peer-reviewed published literature related to ruminant nutrition. Several aspects of scientific writing will be discussed, including title, abstract, introduction, objectives, hypotheses, experimental design, methods, results, and implications.

1

F

Antonio Faciola, Ph.D.

Diwakar Vyas, Ph.D.

ANS 6940
Supervised Teaching

1-5, 5 max

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 6971
Research for Master’s Thesis

1-15

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 7979
Advanced Research

1-12

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff

ANS 7980
Research for Doctoral
Dissertation

1-15

F, Sp, Sum A,B,C

Staff