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ASC 564 MILK SECRETION. (3) (Syllabus)

Anatomy of the mammary gland, physiology and biochemistry of milk secretion and management factors affecting yield and composition of milk. Prereq: ASC 380, VS 350.


ASC 580 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION. (3)

The chemistry and physiology of animal nutrition and the nutritive requirements for growth, fattening, reproduction, lactation, and other body functions, Prereq: ASC 378 and ASC 380 or graduate standing.


ASC 601 MAMMALIAN ENDOCRINOLOGY. (3)

An introduction to the basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of endocrine systems with emphasis on mechanisms of hormone synthesis, secretion and action. Lectures and reading assignments will focus on endocrine function in mammalian species, including laboratory animals, humans and livestock. Prereq: BCH 401G and BIO 350 or equivalents. (Same as PGY 601.)


ASC 630 ADVANCED MEAT SCIENCE. (4)

Advanced meat science with special reference to the histological, chemical, physical and microbiological properties as they relate to meat quality, organoleptic acceptability and processing procedures. Lecture, three hours, laboratory, two hours. Prereq: ASC 300 or equivalent; one course in histology or biochemistry or consent of instructor. (Same as FSC 630.)


ASC 660 PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION. (3)

Physiological processes of reproduction in farm animals: gonadal functions, endocrine relationships, fertility, and factors affecting reproductive efficiency. Prereq: ASC 364, ASC 601.


ASC 664 ADVANCED ANIMAL BREEDING. (3)

Advanced study of selection and mating system theory applicable to production of genetically superior livestock populations. Prereq: ASC 362 and STA 570; STA 671 and STA 672 desirable.


ASC 680 LABORATORY METHODS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION AND MEATS. (4)

The use of laboratory techniques and instrumentation in the solution of fundamental problems of nutrition and meats. Lecture, one hour; laboratory, six hours. (Same as NFS 680.).


ASC 681 ENERGY METABOLISM. (2)

An in-depth discussion of nutritional energetics, from the standpoint of factors which influence the utilization of dietary energy. A critical review of current literature. Prereq: ASC 378 or equivalent, BCH 502 or equivalent or consent of instructor.


ASC 682 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF DIGESTION. (4)

Principles of microbiology as they relate to nutrition and digestion in ruminant and nonruminant animals. Procedures for cultivation, isolation and characterization of anaerobic bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract. Methods for measuring and evaluating microbial growth and activity in the gastrointestinal tract. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours. Prereq: BIO 476G or equivalent and consent of instructor.


ASC 683 PROTEIN METABOLISM. (2)

A study of the principles and present concepts of protein and amino acid nutrition and metabolism in the animal. Prereq: Graduate level biochemistry.


ASC 684 ADVANCED RUMINANT NUTRITION. (3)

Principles of ruminant metabolism in the utilization of feedstuffs for meat, milk and wool production. Prereq: ASC 682 and two or more courses from ASC 681, ASC 683, ASC 685 and ASC 687 or consent of instructor.


ASC 685 MINERAL METABOLISM. (2)

An in-depth review of the function, requirement deficiency and toxicity of mineral elements in nutrition. Emphasis on the interactions between elements and current literature will be made. Prereq: ASC 378 or NFS 510 or equivalent, BCH 502 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (Same as NFS 685.)


ASC 686 ADVANCED NONRUMINANT NUTRITION. (3)

A study of nutrient utilization as influenced by digestion, absorption and metabolism with emphasis on swine and poultry. Prereq: One course in nutrition and physiology or biochemistry or consent of instructor.


ASC 687 VITAMIN METABOLISM. (2)

Detailed study of the metabolism of vitamins and the role of vitamins in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and minerals. Prereq: BCH 502 or CHE 552 or consent of instructor.


ASC 688 EQUINE NUTRITION. (2)

Detailed study of anatomical, physiological and microbiological factors influencing the nutritive requirements of the equine for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation and work. Prereq: One course in nutrition and physiology or biochemistry or consent of instructor.


ASC 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH. (0)

Half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: All course work toward the degree must be completed.


ASC 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH. (0)

Half-time to full-time work on dissertation. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: Registration for two full-time semesters of 769 residence credit following the successful completion of the qualifying exams.


ASC 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.


ASC 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE. (0-12)

May be repeated indefinitely.


ASC 771 ANIMAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (1) (Online Support)

May be repeated twice for a maximum of three credits.


ASC 780 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS. (1-4)

May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser. (Same as FSC 780.)


ASC 781 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-4)

May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 782 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-4)

May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 783 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY. (1-4)

Intensive study or investigation of topics in physiology not covered in formalized courses. May be repeated under different subtitle to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 790 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS. (1-6)

Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser. (Same as FSC 790.)


ASC 791 RESEARCH IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-6)

Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 792 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL NUTRITION. (1-6)

Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated or a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.

 

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