Note: Active immunization against tetanus (available through Student
Health Services) is a prerequisite for registration in any laboratory course
in agriculture and for any student employment on the University Farm.
Note: Cost to the student of extended field trips varies each semester depend ing upon itinerary. The student should ask the course instructor.
Animal Science (A Sci)
10. Animal Science (3)
Overview of the breadth and depth of the livestock and poultry industry; types and breeds, world distributions, foods and products from farm animals, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, and marketing.
10L. Animal Science Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Laboratory practices to accompany A Sci 10. (2 lab hours)
70. Comparative Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite; Chem 2A. Principles of nutrition; nutrients and their metabolism; comparison of qualitative nutrient requirements of monogastric and ruminant animals and man; role of animal food products in human nutrition.
80. Undergraduate Research (1-4; max total 4)
Open to freshmen and sophomores with permission of instructor. Exploratory work on a suitable agricultural problem in animal science.
105. Advanced Animal Science Laboratory (2)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10. Not open to animal science majors. Development of skills in applying animal science principles and practices; discussion, demonstration, participation. (2 2-hour lecture-labs; field trips)
110. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (3)
Prerequisite; Zool 1, Chem 8. General structures of farm animals and .physiological functions of organs of the animal body.
120. Livestock Sanitation and Disease (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 110 permission of instructor. Sanitation practices and use of disinfectants; cause, symptoms. prevention, and treatment of common diseases of livestock. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
125. Principles of Animal Breeding (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10; introductory genetics. Principles of genetics as applied to domestic animals. Practices and problems commonly encountered in animal breeding.
130. Feed Mill Management (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 70. Planning, operating and maintaining feed mills; mixing, buying and selling feeds; participation in management and operation of university feed mill; field trips. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
136. Parasites of Domestic Animals (3)
Prerequisite: Zool 1 or 10 or A Sci 120. Classification, life cycle, treatment and control of helminth, arthropod and protozoa parasites pathogenic to domestic animals of United States. Emphasis placed on parasites of greatest veterinary importance, (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)
140. Behavior of Domestic Animal (3)
Not open to students with credit in this section o1 A Sci 160T, Prerequisite: A Sci 10. Man's understanding and utilization of the principles of behavior in confined and free-ranging domestic animals. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
145. Horses for Pleasure (3)
Not open to animal science majors or students with credit in A Sci 151 intended for students who desire a general knowledge of the modem light horse industry; evaluation and selection, horsemanship principles, training techniques, diseases, and unsoundness, nutrition, breeding, buildings and equipment. .
150. Animal Science Seminar (1; max total 2)
Open to seniors majoring in animal science. Latest developments in research; assigned papers in animal science to be presented in both oral and written form.
155. Animal Reproduction (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 or 12; A Sci 125 or Biol 120 or concurrent Principles of reproductive physiology and their application to domestic animals.
160T. Topics in Animal Science (1-4; max total 6 per discipline if
no topic repeated)
Prerequisite: junior standing, permission of instructor. Anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition, genetics, economics. Topics may require lab hours.
170. Applied Animal Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 70; Chem 2A or concurrent. Principles of nutrition and metabolism; application of nutrients, nutrient sources, and nutrient requirements to domestic animals.
180. Undergraduate Research (1-4; max total 4)
Open to juniors and seniors. Exploratory work on a suitable agricultural problem in animal science.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference).
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
Animal Husbandry (A Sci)
11. Livestock Selection and Evaluation (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Basic factors involved in selection and evaluation of beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine; relationships of live market animal traits to carcass desirability. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
21. Beef Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Management of purebred and commercial beef herds; selection of breeding stock; management practices in fattening cattle; marketing slaughter and purebred cattle. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
31. Swine Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Principles and practices of purebred and commercial swine husbandry; breeding, feeding, and management program. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
41. Sheep Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Breeding, feeding management, and marketing of commercial and purebred sheep; breeds, setting up a program of breeding, housing, and equipment requirements; feeding and care of ewes and lambs; docking, castrating, shearing, tying, sacking, storing wool. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
51. Horse Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10 (or concurrently). Not open to students with credit in A Sci 145. Breeds, selection, care, and feeding of light horses; their use and place in California agriculture. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
101. Livestock Evaluation (2; max total 4)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10, 11. Detailed analysis at various visual and physical methods of appraising animal body types as related to functional and economic value of livestock. Written and oral summaries of evaluations. (1 lecture, 3 lab hours; field trips)
111. Advanced Beef Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 21. Management techniques and principles as applied to beef cattle industry; breeding, nutrition, animal health, and records of performance. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
121. Meats (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10. Evaluation of live animals and carcasses; selection and preparation of meats and meat products; survey of the meat industry in the United States. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
131. Meats and the Consumer (4)
Not open to animal science majors or students with credit in A Sci 121. Consumer problems in buying meat to include quality and price selection, identification, nutritive value, storage, processing, preparation for consumption, and government inspection and standards. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)
141. Meat Evaluation (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10. Evaluation of live animals and carcasses with emphasis on current grading and evaluation concepts as applied to carcasses, meat products, and live animals. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
151. Advanced Horse Husbandry (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 51. Advanced principles of horse husbandry; management of horse breeding farms, breeding systems, training and selling horses, western equitation. (1 lecture, 6 lab hours)
161. Animal Science Technology (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 10, or junior standing. Techniques used in applying theories and principles of the disciplines encountered in the animal sciences.
171. Marketing Livestock and Meat (3)
Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor. Economic principles in marketing livestock and livestock products; demand, supply, distribution; markets and marketing procedures; classifying, grading, evaluating livestock for marketing.
Dairy Husbandry (A Sci)
12. Dairying (3)
Basic principles and practices involved in milking, feeding, breeding, evaluating, housing, health, behavior and management of dairy cattle.
12L. Dairying Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: A Sci 12 (or concurrently). Laboratory practices to accompany A Sci. 12. (2 lab hours)
112. Dairy Farm Management (4)
Prerequisite: A Sci 12. Planning the development and operation of a complete modern dairy production unit, including all costs and managerial responsibilities required for a successful operation. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours; field trips)
122. Dairy Cattle Evaluation (3)
Prerequisite: A Sci 12. Classification, judging, fitting, showing, pedigrees and production records in their application to evaluating the functional ability of dairy cattle. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)
152. Applied Reproductive Control (4)
Prerequisite: A Sci 110. Basic principles of reproductive control in all species of domesticated animals including semen collection and artificial insemination. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)
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