409-4 Equine Science. Designed for students interested in the more scientific aspects of equine physiology and management. The class will take a more advanced look at anatomy and physiology of the systems of the equine and consider how they relate to selection, use and management. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: ANS 219 and 331. Fee: $50.
ANS415 - Advanced Animal Nutrition
415-4 Advanced Animal Nutrition. Advanced principles and practices associated with digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients as related to domestic monogastrics, ruminants and horses. Prerequisite: ANS 215 and 315.
ANS419 - Stable Management
419-4 Stable Management. Designed for the advanced equine student planning a career in the horse field. Mastery of in-depth management techniques on an applied basis is emphasized. Farm, animal and personnel management are practiced. Extensive out-of-class practice time is expected. Prerequisite: ANS 409 with a grade of C or better. Lab fee: $90.
ANS420 - Companion Animal Behavior
420-3 Companion Animal Behavior-Animals at Work. This course focuses on the behavior of dogs and horses and will incorporate hands-on training techniques as well as pack/herd observation. Students will understand the difference between classical and operant conditioning, negative and positive reinforcement and will have the opportunity to observe social behavior, reproductive behavior, eating behaviors as well as dominant and submissive behaviors. Key features of the course include a study of the work that dogs and horses perform for man as well as a history of how those working relationships developed. All students with a passion for animals are encouraged to enroll. Lab fee: $50.
ANS421 - International Animal Prodctn
421-2 International Animal Production. A study of world animal production practices with emphasis on the developing countries. Adaptability of animals to environmental extremes and management practices employed to improve productivity. Prerequisite: ANS 121. Restricted to junior standing.
ANS422 - Nutrition Mgmt Zoo Animals
422-4 Nutritional Management of Zoo Animals. The class will provide students with the most recent information on nutrients requirements and feeding of zoo animals. Students will also learn about zoo animals digestive system and physiology, feeding behavior, nutrition disorders and diseases. Field trips to local zoos. Prerequisite: ANS 215 and ANS 315 with grades of C or better.
ANS425 - Nutrition Biochemistry
425-3 Biochemical Aspects in Nutrition. (Same as HND 425) The interrelationship of cell physiology, metabolism and nutrition as related to energy and nutrient utilization, including host needs and biochemical disorders and diseases requiring specific nutritional considerations. Prerequisite: ANS 215 or HND 320, CHEM 140B, PHSL 201 and 208.
ANS426 - Comparative Endocrinology
426-3 Comparative Endocrinology. (Same as PHSL 426, ZOOL 426) Comparison of mechanisms influencing hormone release, hormone biosynthesis, and the effects of hormones on target tissues, including mechanisms of transport, receptor kinetics, and signal transduction. Prerequisites: ANS 331 or ZOOL 220 or PHSL 310 with a minimum grade of C. Laboratory/Field Trip fee: $15.
ANS428 - Nutritional Mgmt Zoo Animals
428-4 Nutritional Management of Zoo Animals. The class will provide students with the most recent information on nutrient requirements and feeding of zoo animals. Students will also learn about zoo animals' digestive system, feeding behavior, physiology, nutrition disorders, and diseases. Prerequisites: ANS 215 and ANS 315 with grades of C or better.
ANS429 - Equine Enterprise Mgmt
429-2 Equine Enterprise Management. Study of the diverse horse industry and business management practices involved with the operation of a successful horse enterprise. Analysis of a commercial horse operation will be explored through an in-depth, self-directed farm project. Field trips and guest speakers will inform students for the farm project. An on-campus horse event will be planned and executed as a class project. Prerequisites: ANS 409, ABE 350 or 351. Field trip fee: $40.
ANS430 - Dairy Cattle Management
430-4 Dairy Cattle Management. Application of the principles of breeding, physiology, and economics to management of a profitable dairy herd. Breeds of dairy cattle, housing, milking practices, and quality milk production. Prerequisite: ANS 315. Lab/Field trip fee: $50.
ANS431 - Reproductive Physiology
431-4 Reproductive Physiology. Comparative anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive system of domestic animals; hormones; reproductive cycles; mating behavior; gestation and parturition; sperm physiology; collection and processing of semen; artificial insemination, pregnancy tests; diseases. Course includes a weekly lab. Prerequisite: ANS 121, ANS 331. Laboratory fee: $50.
ANS433 - Intro to Ag Biotechnology
433-3 to 7 Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology. (Same as AGSE 433, CSEM 433, HORT 433, PLB 433, PSAS 433) This course will cover the basic principles of plant and animal biotechnology using current examples; gene mapping in breeding, transgenic approaches to improve crop plants and transgenic approaches to improve animals will be considered. Technology transfer from laboratory to marketplace will be considered. An understanding of gene mapping, cloning, transfer, and expression will be derived. Restricted to senior standing.
ANS434 - Physiology of Lactation
434-2 Physiology of Lactation. Anatomy and physiology of milk secretion; endocrine control; milk precursors and synthesis; milk composition; physiology and mechanics of milking; lactation-related disorders and diseases; transgenic milk. Prerequisite: ANS 331.
ANS435 - Ag Molecular Biotech Seminar
435-1 to 4 Agricultural Molecular Biotechnology Seminar. (Same as CSEM 435) Molecular biology is rapidly making important contributions to agricultural science through biotechnology. An appreciation of the techniques of molecular biology and their application to plant improvement is important to all in agriculture and biology. The relationships between plant molecular biology and the biotechnology industry will be discussed. Presentations on particular research problems will be made. Graded P/F only.
ANS445 - Companion Anim Clin Nutr
445-4 Companion Animal Clinical Nutrition. Nutrition and feeding management of canine and feline during obesity, cancer, diabetes, urolithiasis, dental disease, dermatological disease, hepatic and gastrointestinal disorders, mobility and muscular disorders, heart diseases, and critical care. Prerequisite: ANS 215 with a grade of C or better.
ANS455 - Animal Nutrient Management
455-2 Animal Nutrient Management. Scope and problems associated with animal nutrient management; current regulations and laws on environmental protection. Principles covering waste management technology and current livestock nutrient management systems are presented. Field trips will be scheduled. Restricted to junior standing.
ANS465 - Swine Management
465-4 Swine Management. Swine production systems and management techniques including breeding and selection, reproduction, nutrition, herd health and disease prevention, housing and waste management, marketing, production costs, and enterprise analysis. Field trip. Prerequisite: ANS 315 or consent of instructor. Lab fee: $50.
ANS477 - Aquaculture
477-3 Aquaculture. (Same as ZOOL 477) Production of food, game and bait fishes. Design of facilities, chemical and biological variables, spawning techniques, diseases and nutrition. Two lectures per week and one four-hour laboratory on alternate weeks. Prerequisites: BIOL 200A or BIOL 211 or ZOOL 118 or ANS 121 with grade of C or better.
ANS485 - Beef Cattle Management
485-4 Beef Cattle Management. Beef cattle production systems and management, breeding and selection, reproduction, nutrition, and herd health with emphasis on the most economical and efficient systems. Prerequisite: ANS 315, ANS 332 or concurrent enrollment. Lab/Field trip fee: $50.
ANS495 - ANS Instruction
495-1 to 6 Instruction in the Animal Sciences. Acquaints the students with different teaching environments and styles. Students will be expected to participate in instructing animal science courses. Restricted to junior standing. Special approval needed from the instructor. Not for graduate thesis option credit.
ANS500 - Research Method Agri Sci
500-3 Research Methods in Agricultural Science. Experimental design and biometry as applied to biological and allied fields. Restricted to graduate students.
ANS506 - Instr Method in Agri Sci
506-3 Instrumentation Methods in Agricultural Science. Basic methods and techniques of analytical instrumentation used in human and animal nutrition are taught in the lectures with applications of instruments carried out in the laboratories. Special approval needed from the instructor. Lab fee: $100.
ANS515 - Energy Protein Utilization
515-3 Energy and Protein Utilization. (Same as FN 515) Energy and protein utilization including digestion, absorption and metabolism as related to mammalian physiology. Prerequisite: CHEM 339 or 340.
ANS516 - Minerals and Vitamins
516-3 Minerals and Vitamins. (Same as FN 516) Basic and applied principles of mineral and vitamin metabolism. Emphasis on metabolic functions, reaction mechanisms and interrelationships Prerequisite: CHEM 339 or 340.
ANS525 - Ruminant Nutrition
525-3 Ruminant Nutrition. Physiology of rumen, action and microbiology of rumen digestion and utilization of carbohydrates, lipids and nitrogenous substances in ruminant animals. Absorption and assimilation of nutrients by the ruminant animals. Feeding standards for maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation. Two lectures per week. Prerequisite: ANS 415 or consent of instructor.
ANS531A - Adv Animal Physiology
531A-1 to 6 (2,2,2) Advanced Animal Physiology. Advanced Physiological concepts as they relate to mammalian systems-subjects covered are: advanced reproductive physiology. Prerequisite: ANS 331 or PHSL 201.
ANS531B - Adv Animal Physiology
531B-1 to 6 (2,2,2) Advanced Animal Physiology. Advanced Physiological concepts as they relate to mammalian systems-subjects covered are: developmental physiology. Prerequisite: ANS 331 or PHSL 201.
ANS531C - Adv Animal Physiology
531C-1 to 6 (2,2,2) Advanced Animal Physiology. Advanced Physiological concepts as they relate to mammalian systems-subjects covered are: endocrine physiology. Prerequisite: ANS 331 or PHSL 201.
ANS563 - Fundamentals of Poultry
563-1 Fundamentals of Poultry. Fundamental principles of poultry production (broiler, turkey and egg production) including poultry physiology, breeding, incubation, housing, nutrition, disease control, management and marketing.
ANS564 - Aquaculture Techniques
564-1 to 2 Aquaculture Techniques. (Same as ZOOL 564) Practical experience in aquaculture techniques. Course consists of modules which require student participation in hands-on experience, (e.g., spawning, induction of spawning, production of fry, operation and grading, diagnosis and treatment of parasites and diseases, and transporting of fish). One credit for completion of two modules. Register any semester, one year to complete elected number of modules. Written report and examination required for each module. Cost incurred by student varies with modules selected. Prerequisite: ANS 477 or ZOOL 477 or consent of instructor.
ANS565 - Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
565-3 Advanced Ruminant Nutrition. Principles of nutrients metabolism and utilization by ruminant animals in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation. Prerequisite: ANS 415 or consent of instructor.
ANS570 - Advanced Aquaculture
570-3 Advanced Aquaculture. (Same as ZOOL 570) Special topics in aquaculture and practical methods for the production of coldwater, coolwater, warmwater, and tropical aquatic species. Prerequisite: ANS 477 or ZOOL 477 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
ANS571 - Fish Reproduction & Breeding
571-3 Fish Reproduction and Breeding. (Same as ZOOL 571) Principles of finfish reproductive strategies, reproductive physiology and captive breeding. The role of genetics and the use of biotechnology and various techniques in breeding programs will also be emphasized. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of fish reproduction and breeding techniques and to gain an appreciation of the complexity involved in managing a hatchery breeding program. Two lectures a week and one four-hour lab alternate weeks. Prerequisite: ANS 477 or ZOOL 477 or equivalent with a grade of C.
ANS581 - Seminar
581-1 to 2 (1,1) Seminar. Problems relating to various phases of animal industries. Maximum of one hour per semester.
ANS588 - International Grad Study
588-1 to 8 International Graduate Studies. University residential graduate study program abroad. Prior approval by the department is required both for the nature of the program and the number of credit hours.
ANS590 - Readings in Animal Science
590-1 to 3 Readings in Animal Science. Reading in specialized fields under direction of approved graduate specialists.
ANS592 - Global Research in Agriculture
592-1 to 3 Global Research in Agriculture. Research interest in animals unique to certain regions of the world is a growing field to graduate students interested in world sustainable agricultural practices. This class is designed for students interested in taking research based information and skills from Southern Illinois University and applying it to projects with animals native to certain regions of the world to improve productivity and sustainability. This course provides graduate students interested in global and sustainable research the opportunity to conduct their research and training on regional animals not traditionally found in North America (eg. camels, water buffalo, kangaroo,... etc). Course fee up to $5,000 per credit hour.
ANS593 - Individual Research
593-1 to 3 Individual Research. Investigation of a problem in animal science under the supervision of an approved graduate specialist.
ANS595 - ANS Instruction
595-1 to 4 Instruction in Animal Sciences. Acquaints the students with different teaching environments and styles. Students will be expected to aid faculty in the instruction of animal science courses.
ANS599 - Thesis
599-1 to 6 Thesis. Credit is given for a Master's thesis when it is accepted and approved by the thesis committee. Not for non-thesis option credit.
ANS601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 per semester Continuing Enrollment. For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of working on their dissertation, thesis, or research paper. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research, or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.