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Artificial Insemination
ARTIF INSEM
CLASS CODE: AS 330 CREDITS:  2 FEE:  $20.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Development of manual skills required for cattle insemination using frozen semen. Subject matter includes principles related to selection criteria for sires, semen storage, estrus detection and synchronization. Class time is combined with practice time using live cattle.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Bovine female anatomy
*Eudocrinology of estrus cycles
*Estrus detection and sychronization
*Semen collection and storage principles
*Genetic improvement principles
*EPD's and sire summaries
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain uses of artificial insemination, careers in industry and advantages, disadvantages of AI.
2. Learn basic reproductive anatomy of cattle.
3. Understand basic physiology of estrus cycles.
4. Develop manual skills in placing semen at correct location for high conception rates.
5. Observe semen collection, freezing techniques.
6. Learn AI equipment and nitrogen tank use, maintenance and safety principles.
7. Understand heat detection principles, aids.
8. Learn various estrus synchronization methods.
9. Identify specific challenges, objectives, PTA's, sire summaries in dairy cattle breeding.
10. Identify specific challenges, objectives, EPDs, sire summaries in beef cattle breeding.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Recommend AS 215 and/or AS 336
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002