Animal and Veterinary Science Courses
Carl W. Hunt, Dept. Head, Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science (213 Ag. Sc. Bldg. 83844-2330; phone 208/885-6345; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
AVS 209 Science of Animal Husbandry (4 cr).
Fundamental concepts of animal husbandry and its foundation in the science of animal production; introduction to the technical subject matter of animal production. Three lec and one 2-hr lab a week.
Prereq: AVS 109
AVS 218 Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection (2 cr)
Anatomy and physiology of pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive systems; artificial insemination; male reproduction; pregnancy detection in domestic livestock. Two 2-hr lec-labs a wk. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Preregistration required; consult dept administrator. Recommendexd Preparation: AVS 222. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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 (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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
AVS 271 Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr)
Structure and function of tissues and organ systems of domestic and wild animals.
AVS 273 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: Biol 115, Animal and Veterinary Science major
Coreq: AVS 271
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. One 1-day field trip.
AVS 299 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max 6)
Prereq: Permission of department
AVS 305 Animal Nutrition (3 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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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.
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.
AVS 398 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Cooperative programs with producers, allied industry and food processing industries within the state. Graded P/F.
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 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)
AVS 450 Issues in Animal Agriculture (1 cr)
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 J451/J551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr)
AVS 451 same as Biol J417. 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 202 and MMBB 380. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
AVS 463 Growth and Lactation (3 cr)
Principles of growth and lactation. Hormonal, nutritional, and metabolic control of bone, muscle, adipose, and mammary tissue development; regulation of lactation.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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)
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 (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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
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 equiv. This is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
AVS 499 (s) Directed Study (1-6 cr, max arr)
AVS 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
AVS 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
AVS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
AVS 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
AVS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
AVS 509 Growth Physiology Inquisition (2 cr)
See AVS J409/J509.
AVS 511 Ruminant Nutrition (3 cr)
See AVS J411/J511.
AVS 526 Advanced Reproduction (4 cr)
AVS 551 Endocrine Physiology (3 cr)
See AVS J451/J551
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 (s) Internship (cr arr)
AVS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)