ADS 2010 - Introductory Animal and Dairy Science

Instructor:  Dr. Keith Bertrand
Course Objective:
This course is designed to provide a brief background for in-depth courses in genetics, nutrition, physiology, etc., which students in Animal Science will take in their junior and senior years.  The course should also provide some appreciation for the nature and scope of the subject for students in other majors taking only this course in Animal Science.
  • Sex - Condition Terminology
  • World Overview of Agriculture
  • Professions in Animal Agriculture
  • Uses of Animals by Man
  • U.S. Animal Numbers
  • Breeds of Farm Animals
  • Nutrients and Their Functions
  • Digestibility and Energy Evaluation of Feeds
  • Digestive Tract and Digestion in Monogastrics
  • Digestive Tract and Digestion in Ruminants
  • Mitosis, Meiosis and Basic Mendelian Genetics
  • Selection and Mating Systems
  • Male and Female Anatomy
  • Hormones of Reproduction
  • Breeding, Pregnancy and Parturition
  • Mammary Gland Structure and Function
  • Dairy Production
  • Beef Production
  • Swine Production
  • Meats
  • Horse Production
  • Dairy Products
  • Livestock Diseases