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Animal Science

Agriculture Division

ANSC-10 ELEMENTS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE (CAN AG 6)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is a survey of the livestock industry, supply of animal products, and their uses in animal production. There is a special emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation, and contributions of farm animals to the ag industry. The student will analyze the economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture. Field trips will be required. (3/00)

ANSC-11 ELEMENTS OF ANIMAL NUTRITION (CAN AG 12)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
The science of animal nutrition is the basis for "Livestock Feeding and Nutrition." The fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants are discussed in this course. The nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations will be emphasized, including by-product feeding. (3/00)

ANSC-12 LIVESTOCK BREEDING AND SELECTION
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course combines the study of basic genetic principles with the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of reproduction as they relate to animal species significant to agriculture. The genetic principles to be emphasized include basic inheritance, selection techniques, mating systems, heterosis, and performance evaluation. The reproductive aspects are to include endocrinology, estrous cycles, mating behaviors, gametogenesis, conception, gestation, parturition, and maternal behaviors. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation, and current innovations in reproductive biotechnology will also be examined. (3/00)

ANSC-13 ANIMAL DISEASE AND PARASITE CONTROL
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course of animal health and sanitation will provide instruction to the student on common livestock diseases and fundamentals of immunity. It will also include coverage of the livestock worker's role in promoting animal health and the foundation of disease control programs. (3/00)

ANSC-15 LIVESTOCK SELECTION
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a detailed analysis of various visual and physical methods of appraising beef, sheep, swine, and horses concerning functional and economic value. Written and oral summaries of evaluation will be learned in the class. Specific reference will be made to performance data and factors determining carcass value. The course may be repeated three times for advanced skill and training. (3/00)

ANSC-16 HORSE HUSBANDRY (CAN AG 26)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a survey of the equine industry encompassing the evolution and role of the equine species throughout history, breed selection and development, nutrition, diseases, preventive health, reproductive management, basic horsemanship, and stabling alternatives. (3/00)

ANSC-17 BEEF PRODUCTION (CAN AG 20)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a study of principles and practices of purebred and commercial beef cattle production throughout the world, United States, and California. There will be emphasis placed on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing, and record keeping to ensure scientifically-based management decisions and consumer product acceptance as applied to beef cattle. (3/00)

ANSC-18 SHEEP PRODUCTION (CAN AG 22)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is a survey of the sheep industry, including management of commercial, purebred, and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding, and basic care of ewes and lambs, plus the marketing of lambs and wool. (3/00)

ANSC-19 SWINE PRODUCTION (CAN AG 24)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a study of the principles and practices of purebred and commercial pork production throughout California, the United States, and the world. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing, and record keeping to ensure scientifically-based management decisions and consumer product acceptance. (3/00)

ANSC-22 APPLIED LIVESTOCK PRACTICES
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This class will provide the selection and completion of an animal project under faculty supervision. The class involves participation in the actual purchase, raising, care and handling, managing, and merchandising of one or a group of project animals. The actual ownership of the livestock is not required as college animals will be used. This course may be repeated once. (3/00)

ANSC-30 FITTING, SHOWING, AND MERCHANDISING LIVESTOCK
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed for people to develop skill in preparing and marketing beef cattle, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, and horses for competition at fairs and shows. Lessons in exhibiting the animals are given. The course may be repeated three times for advanced skill and training. (3/00)

ANSC-37 INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO
2 units: 10 hours lab. Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
The course trains students for competition in intercollegiate rodeo and provides intensive practice in the various intercollegiate rodeo events. The course familiarizes the student with fundamental rodeo arena procedures and develops the physical dexterity and coordination necessary for participation in the sport of rodeo at the college level. May be repeated three times.

ANSC-39 PEOPLE AND LIVESTOCK IN THE SIERRAS
(Also: NTSC-39)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
This class will present the history and impact of people and livestock in the back country of Yosemite and the surrounding wilderness areas, from its earliest uses to present utilization.

ANSC-40 BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP (WESTERN)
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None. (Note: Students must provide their own horses.)
This is a course that deals with the handling and schooling of a horse from the ground, in addition to basic fundamentals of riding. Safety factors for both horse and rider will be emphasized. Other areas of the course will include the proper use of equipment and aids.

ANSC-41 INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP (WESTERN)
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
(Note: Students must provide their own horses.)
This is a class in advanced western riding which will enable a person to school a horse, teach beginning riding, or train another rider in schooling. The student will obtain a working knowledge of the judging of horse shows and obligations involved in the judging of different events. A rider in this class is expected to be able to give a creditable performance in a standard AHSA or AQHA horse show.

ANSC-43 BEGINNING ENGLISH HORSEMANSHIP
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None. (Note: Instructor can provide horses.)
This is a course dealing with the basics of handling and riding a horse using the English style. The beginning class gives a foundation of safe ground work and introduction of two gaits with preparation for the third. Safety for the rider and horse is emphasized. Basic horsemanship or horse sense is also introduced and emphasized.

ANSC-44 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH HORSEMANSHIP
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None. (Note: Instructor can provide horses.)
This is a course dealing with the handling and riding of a horse using the English style. The intermediate class prepares the English rider for jumping and feeling comfortable at the canter. Safety is emphasized.

ANSC-46A SPECIALIZED HORSE TRAINING
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
(Note: Student must provide saddle and tack.)
This course deals with early schooling of the young horse, training techniques, breaking to lead, acceptance of snafflebit, socking out procedures, and developing a good relationship between horse and trainer for elementary ground work and riding.

ANSC-46B SPECIALIZED HORSE TRAINING
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
(Note: Student must provide saddle and tack.)
This course is designed for learning advanced training of the young horse including collection, turning, backing, leads, flying leads, trailer loading, rope work, and cattle work.

ANSC-47A BACK COUNTRY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
1 unit: 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
The care and maintenance of horses and mules in back country situations will be the emphasis of this course. Packing skills, load hitches, and load balance of pack animals will be stressed. Trail and pack animal safety will be incorporated.

ANSC-48 TACK REPAIR
1 unit: 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This class is designed to teach the care and maintenance of tack and accessories. The skills to be learned will include stitching, braiding, splicing, riveting, and proper saddle and miscellaneous tack repair. Repairs, taking into consideration the comfort of the horse, will be stressed.

ANSC-49 ANIMAL SCIENCE: PROBLEMS
2 units: 6 hours lab.
This course will involve supervised study and practices involving special problems in Animal Science. The areas covered in this course should be areas that are not covered in other Animal Science courses. Emphasis will be placed on the needs and interests of the students.

ANSC-50 HORSESHOEING
10 units: 5 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is an introduction to the shoeing of horses, utilizing both hot and cold shoes. Also included will be the anatomy and physiology of the horse's foot with the ability to identify blemishes and soundness in horses. Use of the forge and the making of shoes from bar stock will be presented in addition to the instruction of actually shoeing horses.

ANSC-51 ADVANCED HORSESHOEING
10 units: 5 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
This is an advanced course in the corrective shoeing of horses. The course is designed to prepare the farrier to handle special problems in correcting foot problems of various types of horses. Use of the forge for the construction of various types of special shoes and weights will be included along with its actual application to the shoeing of problem horses.

ANSC-52 HOOF CARE AND TRIMMING
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This is a class designed to teach the student how to care for and maintain the hooves of horses.

ANSC-54 ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a hands-on program where the student learns and practices to artificially inseminate and pregnancy diagnose live cows. (3/00)

ANSC-70A-Z SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANIMAL SCIENCE
0.5 - 4 units: 0-4 hours lecture, 0-12 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is the study of basic principles, processes, and theories of the special topic being presented during the semester. (3/00)


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