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Office of the University Registrar

2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

ANS 2002 The Meat We Eat
Credits: 2.

Consumer oriented elective covering meat as a food, its inspection for wholesomeness, meat grading, identification, processing, selection, preparation and serving. Preparation of economical, nutritious and palatable meals centered around meat will be emphasized.

ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science
Credits: 4.

Role of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and horses in serving humans. Introduction to anatomy and physiology of digestion, growth, reproduction and the application of genetics to livestock improvement.

ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm Animals
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, or equivalent; must be AL major.

An integration of the physiological, genetic and nutritional bases of animal growth, development, and body composition with application to livestock production.

ANS 3079L Relationship of Form to Function in Horses
Credits: 2.

Principles of conformation and performance evaluation of horses. A study of the anatomy, physiology and dynamics of the horse as it affects athletic potential and performance.

ANS 3206 Livestock Management Practicum
Credits: 1 to 2; maximum 4 credits.

Provides students with livestock production and management work experience, including daily responsibilities at UF livestock units.

ANS 3236 Introduction to Equine Science
Credits: 3.

Designed for students with an interest in equine sciences but with limited equine experience. Principles of equine selection, care and utilization.

ANS 3237C Equine Health Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C; must be AL-Equine option major.

Principles and practices for planning, implementing and maintaining equine herd health.

ANS 3239L Techniques in Equine Science
Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3236; must be AL major.

Introduction of the knowledge, horseback and management skills required for proper daily horse care and conditioning. Designed for those seeking employment requiring basic horse care skills and for novice horse owners.

ANS 3246 Beef Production Practicum
Credits: 1.

Students participate in beef cattle production systems under close supervision of faculty and staff. Students gain knowledge of best management practices regarding cattle handling, tractor and equipment use, as well as cattle hauling by participating in experiential learning opportunities.

ANS 3250L Dairy Cattle Management Laboratory
Credits: 2; Coreq: ANS 3251.

Dairy management including milk sample collection and analysis, production records, cow handling and restraint, calf delivery and care, metabolic disorders and foot care, plus milking, mastitis and estrus detection.

ANS 3251 Dairy Cattle Management
Credits: 2.

Management principles necessary for successful dairying with emphasis on large dairy herds.

ANS 3319C Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology in Domestic Animals
Credits: 4; Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, or equivalent.

Principles of reproduction in avian and mammalian farm animals including factors related to the estrous cycle, pregnancy, lactation, semen-production, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis and environmental factors affecting reproduction.

ANS 3383L Application of Genetic Evaluation to the Livestock Industry
Credits: 1; Coreq: ANS 3384.

Application of the principles of genetic evaluation of farm animals to the livestock industry.

ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm Animals
Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L, or equivalent.

Basic principles of Mendelian genetics and quantitative genetics as applied to improvement of farm animals. Selection, inbreeding and crossbreeding strategies for the improvement of cattle, swine, horses and poultry.

ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440.

A basic nutrition course designed to familiarize students with the nutrient requirements of food animals (primarily beef cattle and swine) at specific stages of growth, production and reproduction and how scientific methods and experimentation are applied to animal nutrition.

ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3440.

The influence of growth, reproduction and work on the nutrient requirements of horses and the application of that information to the planning of life cycle feeding programs.

ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition
Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L, or equivalent.

The nutrients required by animals, their functions interrelationships, and processes of utilization; feedstuff composition and their use in diet and ration formulation.

ANS 3613L Livestock and Meat Evaluation
Credits: 2; Prereq: ANS 3006C.

Basic principles of livestock evaluation, grading and pricing of meat animals, carcasses and meat cuts.

ANS 3634C Meats
Credits: 3.

Integrated studies of the science and technology involved in the utilization of meat animals for food with focus on animal growth, carcass cutability, wholesomeness, palatability and merchandising of red meat.

ANS 3934 Careers in the Livestock Industry
Credits: 2.

Careers in the livestock industry. Interactive exposure to employment opportunities in the animal sciences.

ANS 4231 Practicum in Horse Management and Training Technique
Credits: 1.

ANS 4232L Techniques in Farrier Science
Credits: 1 to 2, variable.

How to evaluate and to trim the horse's hoof and to develop a working knowledge of corrective farrier techniques.

ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3237C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.

Management principles essential to the planning and operation of commercial horse enterprises.

ANS 4238L Horse Psychology and Training
Credits: 3.

Horse behavior, instinct and senses as they relate to training. Principles of training the young foal; ground work, liberty training and starting the young yearling under saddle; and principles of performance training.

ANS 4241L Intermediate Horse Training
Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3237C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3405 and ANS 3440.

Continue the training of a recently started under-saddled horse, exhibit horse to potential buyers and produce annual sealed bid sale.

ANS 4243C Beef Cow-Calf Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3319C, ANS 3384, ANS 3404C, ANS 3440.

Development and implementation of management programs for commercial cow-calf and purebred beef cattle enterprises.

ANS 4245C Beef Background and Feedlot Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: AEB 3133, AGR 4231C, ANS 3440, ANS 3404C, ANS 3613L and ANS 3634C.

Management, marketing and utilization of beef cattle after weaning. Spring break field trip required.

ANS 4252C Dairy Management Systems
Credits: 4; Prereq: ANS 3251, ANS 3250L, ANS 4441, ANS 4441L and AEB 3133.

Information sources and decision analysis used to manage large dairy herds.

ANS 4441 Dairy Cattle Nutrition
Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3440.

Principles of nutrition and their application to dairy cattle feeding.

ANS 4441L Dairy Cattle Nutrition Laboratory
Credits: 2; Coreq: ANS 4441.

Practical application of the principles of nutrition to diet formulation and dairy herd management.

ANS 4604C Live Animal Evaluation
Credits: 2.

Instruction of live animal selection and evaluation, relative to improving the efficiency of meat and animal production.

ANS 4615 Meat Selection and Grading
Credits: 2;

Grading and classifying beef, pork, and lamb carcasses and cuts.

ANS 4631C Processing of Poultry and Eggs
Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C.

Basic principles and methods of processing poultry meat and eggs. Emphasis will be on broiler harvesting, slaughter, evisceration, inspection, grading, quality control, further processing, and packaging and storage of the products, plant sanitation, wastewater handling and HACCP plans. The collecting, grading, inspecting, packing and storage of eggs, and the further processing of eggs.

ANS 4635C Meat Processing
Credits: 3; Prereq: ANS 3006C or FOS 3042.

Basic principles of the use of muscle as food, process technology, meat inspection, regulations, quality control procedures and marketing aspects.

ANS 4905 Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 6 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.

Qualified students will be assigned a problem involving care and management of livestock or the investigation of a current topic in animal science.

ANS 4909 Honors Project
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program.

An individual special project course restricted to students in the college's Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem. Projects can relate to research, teaching or extension and will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.

ANS 4931 Senior Seminar
Credits: 1; Prereq: senior standing. Must be AL major.

Oral presentation and papers on issues facing the livestock industry.

ANS 4941 Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Animal Science
Credits: 2 to 8; Prereq: prior arrangements with adviser. Credit will be earned on the basis of one hour per month of employment. (S-U)

ANS 4992 Animal and Products Evaluation
Credits: 1; maximum 4 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.

Intensive training in animal and/or animal products evaluation.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.