Animal Science Courses

Animal Science (AGS) courses

  • AGS 611 Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

    Prerequisite: C- or better in AGR 300 or CHM 201; and C- or better in AGS 310 or CHM 352.

    Utilization and metabolism of nutrients by domestic animals; role of vitamins and minerals. May be taught concurrently with AGS 511. Cannot receive credit for both AGS 511 and AGS 611.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGS 661 Equine Nutrition and Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: courses in animal nutrition and physiology. Topics covered will include nutrition and both reproductive and exercise physiology for the production and management of the equine. May be taught concurrently with AGS 461. Cannot receive credit for both AGS 661 and AGS 461.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGS 712 Special Topics in Animal Science

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special study in an identified area of animal science not treated in other courses. Recent advances and new research techniques will be discussed. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours provided the same topic is not duplicated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • AGS 716 Mammalian Reproductive Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGS 302. Comparative anatomy and physiological processes of reproduction with an emphasis on domestic and laboratory animals. Fertilization through embryonic development, pregnancy, and growth to sexual maturity, reproductive efficiency and application of reproductive technology.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGS 752 Advanced Cow-Calf Production

    Students will gain knowledge in current cow-calf management practices through reading of current and classic scientific literature. Students will engage in discussion of scientific research publications on topics of cattle nutrition, forages and grazing management, reproduction, genetics and breeding, and animal health. Students will gain verbal and written communication skills through oral presentations, and writing of review papers and project proposals.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • AGS 753 Advanced Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Production

    Students will gain knowledge in current stocker/feedlot cattle management practices through reading of current and classic scientific literature. Students will engage in discussion of scientific research publications on topics of cattle nutrition, forages and grazing management, animal growth and body composition, beef carcass merit, and animal health. Students will gain verbal and written communication skills through oral presentations, and writing of review papers and project proposals.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall