NS 222 - Animal Science I
This course offers an introductory view of the livestock industry: history, genetics and reproduction, nutrition, digestion, feeds and feeding, and breeding. Comparison of management systems for cattle, sheep, swine, and poultry. Lab exercises will support the material presented in the classroom. Activities include management exercises, dissections, and field trips. Lab fee.
Animal Science Syllabus
Instructor: Louise Calderwood 586-2239 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: By appointment
Small-scale Livestock Farming, 2nd ed (Ekarius)
Reserve material at Brown Library
Lecture and discussion, lab, field trips. Readings are to be completed PRIOR to class to facilitate student engagement in discussions.
Assessment of skills and understanding of concepts will be based on:
Attendance and participation 10%
Weekly quizzes and homework 20%
Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 10%
Final Project 15%
Animal Care 15%
Final Exam 15%
The course will use dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits poultry, aquaculture and hogs to present key concepts of genetics, nutrition, lactation, and reproduction of animals. Students will be exposed to varied animal management systems. Emerging topics in food animal production will be discussed.
The final project will allow students to apply knowledge gained during the course to an animal management system of their choice. A two week requirement for animal care as well as techniques practiced during labs provide significant hands on experience