AVS - Animal and Veterinary Science

Amin Ahmadzadeh, Interim Dept. Co-chair, Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science (213 Ag. Sc. Bldg. 83844-2330; phone 208/885-6345).

AVS 105 Survey of the Science of Livestock Production and Management

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 109 The Science of Animals that Serve Humanity

AVS 109 The Science of Animals that Serve Humanity (4 cr)

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 110 Science of Animal Husbandry

AVS 110 Science of Animal Husbandry (3 cr)

Fundamental concepts of animal husbandry and its foundation in the science of animal production; introduction to the technical subject matter of animal production.

Prereq: AVS 109

AVS 110L Science of Animal Husbandry Lab

AVS 110L Science of Animal Husbandry Lab (1 cr)

Laboratory to support teaching in AVS 110; introductory applications of fundamentals of animal science to domestic animal management and production. One 2-hr lab a wk.

Prereq: AVS 109

Coreq: AVS 110

AVS 172 Principles and Practices of Dairy Science

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 204 Special Topics

AVS 222 Animal Reproduction and Breeding

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 263 Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation

AVS 263 Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation (3 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

AVS 268 Companion Animal Diseases

AVS 268 Companion Animal Diseases (2 cr)

Principles of disease resistance, transmission, and prevention; clinical signs, pathogenesis, and control of major diseases in companion animals. Recommended preparation: AVS 222 or equivalent.

Prereq: AVS 109

AVS 274 Beef Feedlot Systems

AVS 274 Beef Feedlot Systems (2 cr)

Overview of feeding management, feed milling and batching, animal health, and economics of the commercial cattle feeding business.

Prereq: AVS 109

Coreq: AVS 209

AVS 298 Internship

AVS 299 Directed Study

AVS 299 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max 6)

Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission of department

AVS 305 Animal Nutrition

AVS 305 Animal Nutrition (4 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 109

AVS 306 Feeds and Ration Formulation

AVS 306 Feeds and Ration Formulation (4 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

AVS 317 Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection

AVS 317 Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection (3 cr)

Anatomy and physiology of pregnant and non-pregnant reproductive systems; artificial insemination; male reproduction; pregnancy detection in domestic livestock.

Prereq: AVS 109; and AVS 222 or AVS 452, Junior/Senior Standing OR instructor permission

AVS 318 Beef Calving Management

AVS 318 Beef Calving Management (1 cr)

Increase student’s knowledge and experience of the biology, physiology and management of cows and calves before, during and after the birthing process.

Prereq: AVS 109 and AVS 209

AVS 330 Genetics of Livestock Improvement

AVS 330 Genetics of Livestock Improvement (3 cr)

Genetic principles applied to breeding of farm animals. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 109

AVS 363 Animal Products for Human Consumption

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

AVS 371 Anatomy and Physiology

AVS 371 Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr) Structure and function of tissues and organ systems of domestic and wild animals.

Prereq: Biol 115

AVS 373 Anatomy and Physiology Lab

AVS 373 Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1 cr)

Students will perform dissections and examine the relationship between the organization of tissues and their distinct function within the animal. Field trips may be incorporated should teaching opportunities arise though most instruction will be confined to the Physiology and Anatomy laboratory and classroom. (Fall only)

Prereq: AVS 109, Biol 115, and Animal and Veterinary Science major

Coreq: AVS 371

AVS 398 Internship

AVS 398 (s) Internship (cr arr)

Cooperative programs with producers, allied industry and food processing industries within the state. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

AVS 404 Special Topics

AVS 405 Professional Development

AVS 409 Growth Physiology Inquisition

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 411 Ruminant Nutrition

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)

Prereq: Permission

AVS 450 Issues in Animal Agriculture

AVS 450 Issues in Animal Agriculture (1 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

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 451 Endocrine Physiology

AVS J451/J551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr)

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 380. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

AVS 452 Physiology of Reproduction

AVS 452 Physiology of Reproduction (4 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 109 and Biol 115 or equivalent

AVS 463 Growth and Lactation

AVS J463/J563 Growth and Lactation (3 cr)

Principles of animal growth and lactation. Hormonal, nutritional, and metabolic control of bone, muscle, adipose, and mammary tissue development; regulation of lactation.

Prereq: AVS 109 and Biol 115

Coreq: AVS 305

AVS 466 Equine Science and Management

AVS 466 Equine Science and Management (3 cr)

Study of the industry as well as basic principles of equine science and management, including conformation and selection, anatomy, form to function, nutrition and feeding, behavior, health, reproduction, marketing, facilities and business management. Two lec, and one 2-hr lab a wk. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: Junior standing and AVS 222, AVS 371 and AVS 305 or Permission

AVS 468 Companion Animal Biology & Management

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)

Prereq: Junior standing and AVS 222, AVS 371 and AVS 305 or Permission

AVS 471 Animal Disease Management

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 472 Dairy Cattle Management

AVS 472 Dairy Cattle Management (3 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 109

Coreq: AVS 305

AVS 474 Beef Cattle Science

AVS 474 Beef Cattle Science (3 cr)

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. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 109

Coreq: AVS 305

AVS 475 Advanced Dairy Management

AVS 475 Advanced Dairy Management (3 cr)

Application of concepts of dairy cattle management to practical situations. One lec and 1-2 hrs of lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: AVS 472. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: AVS 305

Coreq: AVS 306 or AVS 411

AVS 476 Sheep Science

AVS 476 Sheep Science (3 cr)

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 equivalent.

Prereq: 109

AVS 498 Internship

AVS 499 Directed Study

AVS 499 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max arr)

AVS 500 Master's Research and Thesis

AVS 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

AVS 501 Seminar

AVS 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

AVS 502 Directed Study

AVS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

AVS 503 Workshop

AVS 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

AVS 504 Special Topics

AVS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

AVS 505 Professional Development

AVS 509 Growth Physiology Inquisition

AVS 509 Growth Physiology Inquisition (2 cr, max arr)

See AVS J409/J509.

AVS 511 Ruminant Nutrition

AVS 511 Ruminant Nutrition (3 cr)

See AVS J411/J511.

AVS 517 Macronutrient Metabolism

AVS 517 Macronutrient Metabolism (3 cr)

Upon completion of this class students will be familiarized with many aspects of digestion, absorption and metabolism of macronutrients in a detailed level. The emphasis will be on interrelationship and regulation of macronutrients utilization at cellular and organ levels. It is assumed that graduate students have a good knowledge of physiology and biochemistry. Pertinent research manuscripts will be discussed in a round-table fashion.

Prereq: AVS 305, or AVS 411, or similar course

AVS 531 Practical Methods in Analyzying Animal Science Experiments

AVS 531 Practical Methods in Analyzing Animal Science Experiments (3 cr)

Upon completion of this class students will be able to manage and analyze data obtained from animal experimentations. This is a “hands-on” type of training, specifically designed for AVS graduate students and intends to provide our graduate students with a better understanding of designs commonly used in animal science experiments, advantages and potential pitfalls associated with each design, data processing and analysis, data tabulation, and graphic illustration, and data interpretation.

Prereq: 400 level statistics course

AVS 551 Endocrine Physiology

AVS J451/J551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr)

See AVS J451/J551.

AVS 563 Growth and Lactation

AVS 563 Growth and Lactation (3 cr)

See AVS J463/J563.

AVS 567 Advanced Physiology

AVS 567 Advanced Physiology (4 cr)

An advanced review of physiology designed to emphasize the interaction between structure and function of specialized cells, tissues, organs and systems. The systems to be covered will include but are not limited to, the mammalian cell, hematology neurophysiology, muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, renal physiology and whole animal metabolism. Recommended preparation: undergraduate physiology, biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry. (Spring, alt/odd yrs)

AVS 598 Internship

AVS 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

AVS 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

AVS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

AVS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)