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Animal Reproduction
ANML REPRODCTN
CLASS CODE: AS 336 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Study of reproduction in cattle, sheep, horses and pigs. Applied laboratory emphasis on cattle. Instruction in basic reproductive anatomy, and the processes involved in prenatal development, puberty, conception and parturition. Application of reproductive principles as used in estrus synchronization, insemination, ultrasonography and embryo transfer.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Reproductive traact anatomy
*Hormonal regulation of reproduction
*Puberty
*Estrous cycle
*Spermatogenesis
*Reproductive behavior
*Fertilization
*Gestation
*Parturition
*Estrus sychronization
*Introduction to ultrasonography
*Pregnancy diagnosis and embryo transfer
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Stand in awe of the Divine Creator regarding his design of reproduction.
2. Identify anatomical features of female animal reproductive system.
3. Identify anatomical features of male animal reproductive system.
4. Gain general understanding of embryogenesis of the reproductive tract.
5. Understand basic mechanisms which regulate puberty and reproductive events.
6. Understand estrous phases and hormonal interplay.
7. Learn various methods of estrus synchronization in livestock.
8. Identify typical livestock reproductive behaviors.
9. Observe reproductive technologies of cattle embryo collection, freezing, splitting, transfer.
10. Learn specifics of spermatogenesis, sperm capacitation and fertilization.
11. Understand maternal recognition of pregnancy, placenta types, parturition events.
12. Increase research and writing skills using CSE documentation format to answer a question about reproduction.
13. Perform hands-on reproduction techniques.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Lab sessions will involve working with live cattle. Coveralls, waterproof boots and warm clothing are recommended.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2003