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Advanced Reproduction
ADVANCED REPRO
CLASS CODE: AS 430 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Development of skills involved in livestock reproduction technologies such as estrus synchronization, pregnancy detection, ultrasonography and embryo transfer. Cattle are the focus species.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Artificial insemination
*Estrus synchronization
*Reproductive exam technique
*Untrasonography of female reproductive tract
*Semen evaluation
*Donor superovulation
*Embryo collection
*Embryo evaluation
*Embryo cryopreservation
*Embryo transfer
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Acquire manual palpation skills of livestock reproductive tracts.
2. Use ultrasonography for reproductive end-points.
3. Identify major contributing factors to high reproductive efficiency in livestock.
4. Understand the most common methods of estrus synchronization in cattle and horses.
5. Learn basic breeding soundness exam principles for livestock males.
6. Understand basic principles of superovulation, embryo collection, grading, freezing, bisection and sexing in cattle.
7. Explore various uses of reproductive biotechnology for scientific and economic gain.
8. Increase research and writing skills using CSE format to explore reproductive questions, technology advances or new applications.
REQUIREMENTS: AS 215, AS 336, AS 330 or proficiency in artificial insemination
PREREQUISITES: AS 336, and recommend AS 330
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002