Animal and Veterinary Science Courses
Carl W. Hunt, Dept. Head, Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science (213 Ag. Sc. Bldg. 83844-2330; phone 208/885-6345; firstname.lastname@example.org).
AVS 105 Survey of the Science of Livestock Production and Management (1-3 cr, max 3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of animal production and management through knowledge and skills pertaining to nutrition, reproduction, diseases, breeding, genetics, anatomy, and physiology in livestock. Course will be offered for 1 credit in the Fall and 2 in the Spring.
AVS ID&WS109 The Science of Animals that Serve Humanity (4 cr) WSU A S 101
Role of animal agriculture in providing food, work, and pleasure for mankind; intro to animal genetics, physiology, endocrinology, nutrition, and other disciplines essential for an understanding of the contributions of animals in the expanding human population.
AVS 172 Principles and Practices of Dairy Science (2 cr)
An overview of the dairy industry and the science of producing milk and reproduction, udder health and mastitis, milk marketing, and dairy product quality and safety; approved management practices for dairy enterprise.
AVS 209 Science of Animal Husbandry (4 cr).
Fundamental concepts of animal husbandry and its foundation in the science of animal production; introduction to the technical subject matter of animal production. Three lec and one 2-hr lab a week.
Prereq: AVS 109
AVS ID&WS218 Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection (2 cr) WSU A S 454
Anatomy and physiology of pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive systems; artificial insemination; male reproduction; pregnancy detection in domestic livestock. Two 2-hr lec-labs a wk. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Preregistration required; consult dept administrator. Recommendexd Preparation: AVS 222.
AVS 222 Animal Reproduction and Breeding (3 cr)
Provides fundamental information about reproduction, lactation, and breeding of domestic animals; topics include functional anatomy, basic physiology, and endocrinology relating to reproduction and lactation; animal breeding involves the mathematical and conceptual framework of genetic evaluation.
AVS ID&WS263 Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation (3 cr) WSU A S 260
Evaluation and selection of cattle, sheep, and swine for herd replacement; evaluation of market animals; carcass evaluation and grading, slaughter procedures, and factors that affect quality and quantity of meat; visual and objective appraisals. One lec and two 3-hr lab a wk; four 1-day and four 1/2-day field trips or equiv time.
AVS 271 Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr)
Structure and function of tissues and organ systems of domestic and wild animals. Three lec and one 2-hr lab a wk.
AVS ID274 Beef Feedlot Systems (2 cr) WSU AS 274
Overview of feeding management, feed milling and batching, animal health, and economics of the commercial cattle feeding business. One 1-day field trip.
AVS 299 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max 6)
Prereq: Permission of department
AVS ID&WS305 Animal Nutrition (4 cr) WSU A S 314
Introduction of the concepts and principles of animal nutrition; fundamentals of nutrients and their digestion and metabolism; various biochemical pathways and processes for nutrient utilization; nutrition fundamentals for a range of monogastric and ruminant animals. Recommended Preparation: Biol 115 and Chem 111.
AVS ID&WS306 Feeds and Ration Formulation (4 cr) WSU A S 313
Application of principles of nutrition to ration formulation for poultry and livestock; evaluating feedstuffs for use in ration formulation. Three lec and one 2-hr lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: AVS 305.
AVS ID&WS330 Genetics of Livestock Improvement (3 cr) WSU A S 330
Genetic principles applied to breeding of farm animals.
AVS 363 Animal Products for Human Consumption (4 cr)
Same as FS 363. The meat, dairy, and egg industries, including product produced, processed, safety (HACCP), nutrition, distribution, quality, quantity, palatability, health, cooking, home storage, and consumer concerns. Special clothing and equipment required. Three lecture credits and one 3-hour lab per week. Recommended Preparation: Biol 115.
AVS 398 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Cooperative programs with producers, allied industry and food processing industries within the state. Graded P/F.
AVS J409/J509 Growth Physiology Inquisition (2 cr, max arr)
This course will develop skills in critical review of literature in Growth Physiology. Students will study set journal articles describing original research and present their review to the study group in a team participation format. Active participation of the study group, led by the primary reviewer is an essential component of the course. Graduate students are encouraged to take the course multiple times (e.g., each semester). Student performance is evaluated using a six criterion Rubric. For undergraduate credit, students are evaluated across 2-3 achievement levels per criterion. For graduate credit, students are evaluated across 4 achievement levels per criterion as shown in the Course Outline. Recommended Preparation: AVS J451/J551.
AVS J411/J511 Ruminant Nutrition (3 cr)
Intro to anatomy of digestive tract of ruminant; focus on ruminal and postruminal carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism; ruminal bacteria, protozoa and fungi, microbe-microbe interactions and their role in nutrients utilization; compartmentation of the rumen and microbial protein synthesis; practical aspects of ruminant nutrition and intro to current feeding systems; research techniques in studying ruminal degradation and digesta kinetics. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Alt/yrs)
AVS 450 Issues in Animal Agriculture (1 cr)
The capstone experience for seniors in AVS; students will present information on selected topics and propose solution to current problems; emphasis on problem solving using integration of information across disciplines.
Prereq: Senior standing
AVS ID&WS-J451/ID&WS-J551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr) WSU A S 451/551
Same as Biol J417/J517. Structure and physiology of glands of internal secretion and their hormonal effects on processes of growth, development, metabolism, and production of vertebrates; minor emphasis on invertebrates. Completion of term paper reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: Biol 202 and MMBB 380.
AVS ID&WS452 Physiology of Reproduction (4 cr) WSU A S 350
Physiology of reproduction; growth, structure, development, endocrinology, and control of reproductive function with emphasis on farm animals. Three lec and one 2-hr lab a wk.
AVS 463 Growth and Lactation (3 cr)
Principles of growth and lactation. Hormonal, nutritional, and metabolic control of bone, muscle, adipose, and mammary tissue development; regulation of lactation.
AVS ID466 Horse Science and Management (3 cr) WSU A S 466
Principles of managing, feeding, and breeding, horses. Course divided into three subject matter sections: Management, Nutrition, Reproduction and Health.
AVS 468 Companion Animal Biology & Management (3 cr)
Application of the principles of reproduction, nutrition, genetics, health, and economics to the production and management of companion animals dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, and fish. Three 1-hr lec per week. (Fall only)
AVS 471 Animal Disease Management (3 cr)
Principles of immunity and disease resistance, transmission, and prevention; clinical signs, pathogenesis, and control of major diseases of economic importance in domestic animals.
Prereq: Junior standing
AVS ID&WS472 Dairy Cattle Management (3 cr) WSU A S 472
Establishing a dairy farm, housing and managing large dairy herds, selection of breeding cattle, and marketing quality milk. One 4-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: AVS 222 or equiv.
AVS ID&WS474 Beef Cattle Science (3 cr) WSU A S 474
Breeding, feeding, and management; commercial and purebred enterprises; management of beef cattle on ranges, pasture, and in the feedlot. One 1-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: AVS 222 or equiv.
AVS ID&WS475 Advanced Dairy Management (3 cr) WSU A S 473
Application of concepts of dairy cattle management to practical situations. One lec and 1-2 hrs of lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: AVS 472.
AVS ID476 Sheep Science (3 cr) WSU A S 476
Application of principles of genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health, and marketing to the management of commercial and purebred sheep; new developments related to sheep industry; production, evaluation, and use of wool. Two lec and one 2-hr lab a wk; one 1-day field trip or equiv time. Recommended Preparation: AVS 222 or equiv.
AVS 499 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max arr)
AVS 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
AVS 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
AVS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
AVS 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
AVS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
AVS 509 Growth Physiology Inquisition (2 cr)
See AVS J409/J509.
AVS 511 Ruminant Nutrition (3 cr)
See AVS J411/J511.
AVS WS516 Mineral and Vitamin Metabolism (4 cr) WSU A S 513
AVS 520 Seminar in Animal Physiology (1 cr, max arr)
Current topics in animal physiology.
AVS 526 Advanced Reproduction (4 cr)
AVS ID&WS551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr)
See AVS J451/J551
AVS 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
AVS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)