Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
ANSC131 Introduction to Animal Science
This course is designed to introduce students to the various species of domestic livestock to develop a deeper appreciation of the animal agriculture industry and the animal sciences. Topics include animal anatomy and physiology, breeding and genetics, nutrition, general management practices, and other subjects of special interest.
ANSC133 Practical Animal Handling I: Equine
This course covers fundamental principles of handling, restraint, and veterinary medical techniques pertaining to horses. Coverage of equine breeds, aging of horses via dental exams, and other "hands-on" demonstrations will be among the topics covered. Students may not take this course for audit.
ANSC134 Practical Animal Handling II: Food Animals
Prerequisite: minimum 3.0 GPA or permission of the instructor This course is a continuation of ANSC 133 with emphasis on beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. Additional topics include neonatal care and management, live animal evaluation, and other related subjects. Field trip(s). Students may not take this course for audit.
ANSC231 Principles of Food Animal Nutri.
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the basic principles and applied aspects of general livestock feeding and nutrition. Topics include digestive anatomy and physiology, nutrient utilization and requirements of farm livestock, types and characteristics of feeds used in livestock rations, techniques in ration formulation, feeding programs, and recommendations for each of the major species of farm livestock.
ANSC232 Phys. of Reproduction & Growth
This course focuses on anatomy and physiology of reproduction in farm animals with emphasis on the unique differences in reproductive physiology among the major species of farm livestock. Topics may include reproductive endocrinology, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, genetics, breeding systems, care and management of breeding stock, among others.
ANSC310 Prin. of Animal Breeding & Genet
Prerequisites: EQST 101 or ANSC 131 and MATH 123 This course covers a systems approach to selection and mating of livestock: gene frequency, heritability, relationship, inbreeding, linebreeding, heterosis, crossbreeding, direct and correlated response to selection, and the use of pedigree, family, progeny testing, and indices for selection.
ANSC320 Meat Animal Evaluation
Prerequisite: EQST 101 or ANSC 131 This course involves live animal and carcass evaluation of beef, sheep, and swine, with discussion of tissue growth, tissue development, and general anatomy of the various animal species as it relates to food production. Also discussed will be factors that influence the product quality and marketability.
ANSC330 Forage and Crop Production
Prerequisite: EQST 101 or ANSC 131 This course covers growth characteristics, adaptations, and utilizations of different plant species for hay, pasture, silage, and land conservation. This course covers the plant, animal, and environmental factors which relate to establishment, management, productivity, and utilization of forage plants.
ANSC331 Small Animal Medicine
Prerequisites: junior standing and permission of instructor This course is designed to enhance the small animal medical skills of pre-veterinary students. Topics of discussion will include physical examination of the dog and cat, collection and interpretation of laboratory data, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, infectious diseases of the dog and cat, pharmacology, and preventative medicine.
ANSC332 Food Animal Medicine
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor Food Animal Medicine is a course designed to discuss preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases in cattle, sheep, goats, and swine. Other in depth topics will include immunology, vaccination strategies, preventive medicine programs, and the economic impact of disease on animal agriculture.
ANSC351 Beef Production and Mgmt
Prerequisite(s): ANSC 131, 231, 232, or permission of the instructor This course provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and management systems involved in beef cattle. There will be an integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. The structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and improvement programs will also be addressed.
ANSC352 Dairy Production and Mgmt
Prerequisite(s): ANSC 131, 231, 232, or permission of the instructor This course offers comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and management systems involved in the dairy cattle and milk production. There will be an integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. The structure of the dairy industry, enterprise estalishement, production practices, and improvement programs will be addressed as well as performance standards, selection criteria, recordkeeping systems, product markets, reproduction options and production techniques for modern dairy operations.
ANSC353 Sheep Production and Mgmt
Prerequisite(s): ANSC 131, 231, 232, or permission of the instructor This course covers practical application and integration of principles of nutrition, breeding and genetics, health, physiology, and marketing into a complete management programs. The structure of the sheep industry, pasture management and improvement programs as well as performance standards, selection criteria, product markets, reproduction options and production techniques for modern sheep operations will be discussed.
ANSC354 Swine Production and Mgmt
Prerequisite(s): ANSC 131, 231, 232, or permission of the instructor This course covers integration and practical applications of principles of animal breeding and genetics, health, nutrition, reproduction, housing and equipment, and economics of a swine operation. The structure and dynamics of the swine industry, and economic importance to the national economy, performance standards, selection criteria, product markets, reproduction options and production techniques for modern swine operations will be discussed.
ANSC355 Horse Production and Mgmt
Prerequisite(s): ANSC 131 or EQST 101, ANSC 231 or EQST 201, ANSC 232 or EQST 232, or permission of the instructor This course involves practical application of the principles of nutrition, health, reproduction, breeding and genetics and marketing of horses with special considerations for managing private and commercial horse facilities and businesses.
ANSC402 Advanced Animal Reproduction
Prerequisite: ANSC232 or EQST202 This course is designed to compare mechanisms of all major aspects of male and female reproductive physiology of food animals. Emphasis will be given to species variation in regard to reproductive function and to a detailed examination of key reproductive events in both genders.
ANSC404 Advanced Animal Nutrition
Prerequisite: ANSC 231 or EQST 201 This course will expose students to the various current topics in food animal nutrition. It will continue to expand into nutrition and management of the various groups of companion animals that many producers and hobbyists are raising today. Topics covered will include diet formulation, examining nutritional influences on animal performance and reproduction, evaluation of nutrition and management facilities, and adjusting rations to meet different animal marketing needs.
ANSC480 Internship
Prerequisites: minimum 2.75 GPA and have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at The University of Findlay This course is a practical, experience-oriented activity in which students work at The University of Findlay farms or a similar farm to gain valuable experience not possible in a classroom setting. This course will be graded S/U and may be repeated with a maximum of 15 semester hours applying toward a degree. Only six hours can be applied toward the major requirements.
ANSC490 Adv. Topics in Animal Science
Prerequisite: permission of instructor This course involves study of selected topics in the animal sciences not included in regular offerings. This is a repeatable course.
ANSC499 Senior Seminar in Animal Science
Prerequisite: senior status or permission of instructor This course will provide the student an opportunity to discover information and employ scientific principles to critically evaluate the information and its relevance to animal production and management, and then effectively disseminate the information. Students will also systematically analyze real-world production or service enterprises in order to identify contributing factors and develop tactical solutions for those problems.