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Experimental Design in Animal Science

ANSC 5601 - Experimental Design in Animal Science

This course will discuss the basic principles of design and analysis for experiments in animal and food science. Both theory and practical application of designing experiments will be included. Emphasis is placed on data analysis using SAS, highlighting determination of the most appropriate analysis for an experiment and interpretation of output.

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ANSC 5611 - Physiology of Lactation

Anatomical, endocrine and metabolic aspects of lactation, emphasizing lactation in dairy cattle. Mastitis prevention and therapy are discussed.

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ANSC 5612 - Advanced Nutrition

Critical review of current literature on digestive physiology, metabolism, feed processing and management related to ruminant animals.

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ANSC 5613 - Growth and Metabolism of Domestic Animals

An assessment of animal growth and metabolism interrelated to nutrition, selection, environment, production and idiosyncrasies among species.

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ANSC 5614 - Advanced Animal Nutrition

A comparative study of nutritional, physiological, microbiological, immunological and biochemical aspects of digestion and metabolism in the non-ruminant and ruminant animal. Topics include digestive system structures, utilization of nutrients, energy metabolism, control of nutrient metabolism, and experimental techniques used in the study of animal nutrition. Feedstuffs appropriate to meet nutrient requirements and ration formulation across various physiological stages, growth, gestation, and lactation will be covered in this course. There will be a focus on developing critical thinking skills, reading current literature, and assimilating scientific concepts in written and oral forms.

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ANSC 5615 - Comparative Exercise Physiology

In depth discussion of the effects of exercise on the body with emphasis placed on the physiological mechanisms which allow for adaptation to periods of exercise and inactivity. Idiosyncrasies among the athletic species will be highlighted.

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ANSC 5616 - Endocrinology of Farm Animals

In depth discussion on endocrine systems and endocrine function in farm animals with emphasis on hormones involved in metabolism, growth, lactation, feed intake and digestion in cattle, pigs, horses and poultry.

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ANSC 5618 - Probiotics and Prebiotics

Biology, uses, effectiveness and safety of probiotics and prebiotics. Molecular mechanisms underlying the health benefits attributed to the consumption of pre and probiotics. Application of pre and probiotics to promote human and animal health, including safety and regulation. A background in general microbiology or concurrent registration in a microbiology course is recommended.

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ANSC 5619 - Signaling Pathways

Principles of cell signaling transduction. Major cellular regulatory pathways and interactions between pathway components. Regulatory mechanism of various cellular processes via specific signaling network, and methods used for studying cell signaling pathways.

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ANSC 5621 - Frontiers in Animal Embryo Biotechnology

Focuses on the epigenetics and molecular aspects of embryology such as genomic imprinting and X inactivation. Introduces the state of numerous established and emerging embryo biotechnologies such as assisted reproductive technologies; gamete cryopreservation; transgenesis; nuclear transfer (cloning); gene targeting/genome editing; xenotransplantation; embryonic and tissue stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and their applications.

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ANSC 5623 - Current Advances in Epigenetics

Epigenetics is a field of modern biological research that is concerned with influences on gene expression, developmental biology, and disease that are mediated by mechanisms independent of DNA sequence. This course is a literature review course in which each student will present and critically analyze primary literature in epigenetics. All students will present and participate in detailed technical evaluations of selected papers, and develop a written proposal for future research based on the paper(s) that they present individually. Topics will include imprinting, X chromosome inactivation, chromatin dynamics, and cloning (nuclear transfer). Also offered as MCB 5470.

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ANSC 5641 - Food Chemistry

Chemical, physical and biological changes in foods and food macromolecules that occur during processing and storage that affect texture, color, flavor, stability and nutritive qualities. Field trips may be required.

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ANSC 5683 - Graduate Teaching Experience

Mentored experience in developing and presenting lectures and/or laboratory activities for existing ANSC undergraduate courses.

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ANSC 5692 - Research

Independent research in animal science, livestock production, meats, dairy production, animal nutrition, growth, reproductive physiology, animal breeding, or environmental health.

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ANSC 5693 - Graduate Presentation Skills

A discussion-based class which prepares students to make oral presentations.

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ANSC 5694 - Animal Science Seminar

Students present a seminar on the topic of their thesis research.

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ANSC 5695 - Special Topics in Animal Science

May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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ANSC 5699 - Independent Study

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ANSC 6622 - Fundamentals of Proteomics

Principles and practices of various methodologies of protein separation science will be covered. The course intends to serve as an introduction to methodologies such as 1-D and 2-D electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, peptide mass fingerprint, tandam MS, protein identification by MS/MS, post-translational modification characterization etc. A lab exercise on database search on the internet is included.

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