Animal Production (24 credits)

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Offered by: Animal Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

This specialization will be of interest to students who wish to study the improved efficiency of livestock production at the national and international levels. Students are exposed to animal nutrition, physiology, and breeding in a context that respects environmental concerns and animal-welfare issues. When taken in conjunction with the Major Agro-Environmental Sciences and the specialization in Professional Agriculture, it conforms with the eligibility requirements of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

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Required Courses (24 credits)

  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Metabolism in humans and domestic animals. The chemistry of alimentary digestion, absorption, transport, intermediary metabolism and excretion.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Raj Duggavathi, Deborah Martin (Winter)

  • ANSC 301 Principles of Animal Breeding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : The qualitative and quantitative aspects of genetics as they apply to the economic improvement of domestic mammals and birds. Topics include: animal domestication, animal cytology, Mendelian traits of economic importance, principles of population genetics, statistical tools to describe populations, environmental effects, selection and mating systems.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Humberto Monardes (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent

  • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An introduction to the pathogenesis and control of diseases in farm animals. Immune response and other protective mechanisms. Implications of animal diseases and drug therapy for product safety and public health.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Dicks (Winter)

  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A study of the organization, functions and regulation of various organ systems in mammals. The nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Sarah Kimmins, Denyse Laurin (Fall)

  • ANSC 324 Developmental Biology and Reproduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Focus on the hormonal, cellular and molecular aspects of reproduction and development (gametogenesis, folliculogenesis, fertilization, embryonic and foetal development, parturition, lactation period, periods before and after puberty). Emphasis on underlying cellular mechanisms and their regulation by hormones and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Sarah Kimmins, Hernán Baldassarre (Winter)

  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to fundamental aspects of animal nutrition, including gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; nutrient digestion, absorption, and metabolism; nutrient functions and requirements of livestock species; evaluation of feedstuffs and their use in ration formulation; and feeding strategies. Laboratory classes will include hands-on experience on feed analyses, gastrointestinal tract dissections, nutritional experiments and demonstrations in livestock species as well as computer-based ration balancing exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Sergio Burgos (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab

    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor

  • ANSC 451 Dairy and Beef Production Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Overview of the Canadian Dairy and Beef industries with emphasis on products, environment, management systems, reproductive technologies, health, genetic improvement, automation, information recording and use of housing facilities and equipment. Field trips to dairy and beef farms as well as processing units included for illustration and application of concepts.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Debora Santschi (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 250 - Principles of Animal Science, or permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students having taken ANSC 450 or ANSC 452. Restricted to U2 or higher.

  • ANSC 458 Swine and Poultry Production (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Application and integration of biological principles of genetics, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, and health of poultry and swine production systems in Canada. Major factors and practices affecting productivity at the different stages of swine and poultry production. Field trips to farms and related enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Raj Duggavathi (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 250 - Principles of Animal Science, or permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students having taken ANSC 454 or ANSC 456. Restricted to U2 or higher.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)