Animal Science (AN S)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.


A hands-on introductory course in skills for proper care and management of domestic animals. Husbandry skills including health observation, animal movement, identification, management procedures, and environmental assessment are covered.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


Orientation to the university and Department of Animal Science. Challenges and opportunities available to the professional animal agriculturalist. Professional goal setting, portfolio development, and development of interpersonal skills in the context of pursuing a career in animal science.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the U.S.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.SS.


Development of best practices for safe horse handling and practical equine health care tasks. Course will focus on equine welfare and human safety as well as provide training in necessary every day skills needed to own a horse or to work at a horse farm. Certificate of Safe Equine Handling and Welfare available upon course completion. Offered on satisfactory - fail grading basis only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 2.

Prereq: AN S 101
Understanding of animal perception to develop best care practices involved in handing of livestock species (beef, sheep, swine, dairy, equine, poultry). Intensive development of skills associated with handling and moving healthy and compromised livestock in respect to human and animal welfare. Integration of scientific and theoretical knowledge of biosecurity and animal-human interactions as it related to livestock handling and movement.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 101 or AN S 114
Management and coordination of livestock shows, sales and events, including program planning, staff and volunteer management, time management, publicity and promotion for fairs, shows, clinics, expos, and other events. For section E students are expected to take the fall and spring courses consecutively. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of two credits of AnS 199 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3.


Using art as a venue to understand the legacy and heritage of livestock production and livestock’s contribution to civilization and society; livestock’s contributions to warfare, social class, industry, economies, etc.; history of the impact of livestock on painting, poetry, music, sculpture, advertising, pop culture, movies, religion and sports in society.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Sophomore classification in An S
Life skill development emphasized in the context of career preparation. Assist students with career goal clarification, interview skills, resume and cover letter preparation. Internship development, job shadowing, and exploration of career option.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 114, sophomore classification
Overview of the factors that define contemporary ethical and scientifically based issues facing animal agriculture. Life skill development (including interactive skills, communication ability, organization, information gathering, and leadership skills) emphasized in the context of issues study. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: BIOL 212, CHEM 163 or CHEM 177
Introduction to anatomy and physiology of the muscular, renal, skeletal, neural, mammary, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems of domestic animals.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in AN S 214
Basic anatomy of domestic animals.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: AN S 101 or AN S 114; one course in biology
Introduction to contemporary concepts, and basic practices and decisions necessary when managing horses through stages of their lives.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: Student majoring in Animal Science, riding experience An S, credit or concurrent enrollment in AN S 216
Intensified management of the equine farm. Provide students with experiential learning in all phases of horse production and management. Students assist with general farm management, preparing horses for sale, marketing techniques and web design.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising poultry through their production cycle.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Course in biology
Introduction of students to contemporary concepts, and basic practices and decisions necessary when caring for the companion animal through stages of its life.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising swine through the vertically integrated production cycle. Only AN S 280 and AN S 280L or AN S 225 may count toward graduation.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising beef cattle through the vertically integrated production cycle.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising sheep through their production cycle.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 101, AN S 114
Introduction to principles, practices and decisions necessary when raising dairy cattle through the vertically integrated production cycle.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.SS.

Prereq: BIOL 212, CHEM 163 or CHEM 177
Principles, practices and issues impacting the production, processing and preservation of safe, wholesome, nutritious, and palatable meat, dairy, and egg products. Product evaluation, classification, value, and utilization.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or current enrollment in AN S 270
Determination of composition and quality of meat, eggs and milk based on industry and USDA standards. Fundamentals of processing foods of animal orgin to add value, maintain quality and ensure safety.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: AN S 101 AN S 114
Basic disciplines and concepts involved in swine production including; industry structure, trends and statistics; production phases and buildings; genetic improvement; reproduction; nutrition; health and biosecurity; nutrient management; marketing and meat quality and career opportunities in the swine industry. Only AN S 280 and AN S 280L or AN S 225 may count toward graduation.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification; AN S 270L recommended
Fall semester leads to 475A or D. Breeding animal and market animal evaluation of beef, swine and sheep using contemporary techniques and tools. Communication and decision-making skills are practiced in the context of making selection decisions.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: sophomore classification or permission of instructor
Detailed visual evaluation of conformation and performance of the equine athlete. Decision-making skills are practiced in the context of making selection choices. Development of written and oral communication skills as students defend their judgments. Industry trends will be addressed.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 214, BIOL 211, one course in chemistry
Physiological adaptations to athletic training in canine and equine athletes. Topics of emphasis include exercise-related adaptations in metabolism, locomotion, the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, and endocrine system. The roles of nutrition and conditioning programs are assessed.

(0-6) Cr. 1-3.


Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

(0-6) Cr. 1-3. F.


Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

(0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

(0-6) Cr. 3.


Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 317 may be applied toward graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 214, course in organic chemistry or biochemistry
Structure and function of organic and inorganic nutrients. Digestion, absorption, metabolism and utilization of nutrients for maintenance and productive functions. Essential nutritive requirements of domestic livestock, poultry, and companion animals. Sources of nutrients, application of energy systems and concepts, and regulation of feed intake in animals.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 319
Composition, physical properties, and storage and processing of feedstuffs. Nutrient requirements of and diet formulation, and preparation systems for food and companion animal species at varying stages of age, activity or production. Manual and computer methodologies for diet formulation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 319, Junior Classification
Food processing and nutrition for carnivorous companion animals. Topics covered include meat processing and meat preservation for companion animal diets, regulatory standards, cutting edge technologies for processing meat for companion animals, dietary needs of carnivorous companion animals, effect of different processing methods on safety and nutrient bioavailability.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Course in physiology
Comparative anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of domestic mammalian animal reproduction. Techniques for the control and manipulation of reproductive processes.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331
Reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; ways to control and improve reproduction; principles of semen collection and artificial insemination; pregnancy testing; selected laboratory exercises with written report.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331.
Comparative reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; ways to control and improve reproduction; principles of semen collection and artificial insemination; pregnancy testing; selected laboratory exercises with written report.

(0-2) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331.
Reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; breeding season management; ways to control and improve reproduction; semen collection, evaluation, and processing; artificial insemination; pregnancy testing; parturition in the mare, foal care; selected laboratory exercises with written report.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 331 or AN S 332
Application of embryo transfer and related technologies to genetic improvement of mammalian livestock. Techniques for control of female reproduction, embryo collection and transfer, embryo cryopreservation, and embryo manipulation. Gender selection. Economic and genetic aspects of embryo transfer.

(0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in AN S 333; AN S 332 or VDPAM 416; permission of instructor
Selected laboratory exercises related to embryo transfer such as synchronization of estrus, superovulation, detection of estrus, artificial insemination, embryo collection, embryo evaluation, microscopy, embryo cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization, embryo sexing, rectal palpation, and ultrasonography will be demonstrated and/or performed.

(0-6) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
Evaluation of breeding animals for dairy herds. Comparative terminology, decision making, and presentation of oral reasons. Trips to dairy cattle farms. Livestock handling.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: One course in physiology
Principles of behavior relative to animal care, management and environmental design to ensure animal well-being. Examination of basic neural-endocrine mechanisms involved in the animal's response to its environment. Awareness of animal protection, law and legislation. Methods to objectively assess animal well-being.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 214
The structure, development and evolution of the mammary gland. Mammary metabolism, milk synthesis; neural and endocrine regulation of mammary function. Immune function and health of the mammary gland. Current events related to lactation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 214; BIOL 313 or GEN 320
Basic principles of animal growth and development covered at the tissue, cellular and molecular level. Emphasis placed on skeletal muscle, adipose, bone, and immune system growth and development. The effects of genetics, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals on growth.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: One course in statistics, BIOL 211, course in genetics
Principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics applied to creating change in domestic animals. Impact of selection and mating schemes in achieving breeding program goals. Applications and impacts of biotechnological advancements in genetic manipulation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 270; a course in organic or biochemistry
Impact of muscle structure, composition, rigor mortis, inspection, fabrication, handling, packaging and cooking on the palatability, nutritional value, yields, market value, and safety of fresh meat.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: AN S 225 or 280 and 280L. Recommended TSM 210.
Response of swine to thermal environment, ventilation system design and analysis, heating and cooling systems, and examples of various designs for all phases of production. Troubleshooting ventilation systems and energy analysis of production units.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: AN S 225 or AN S 280 and An S 280L.
Function, application, and advantages and disadvantages of nutrient management systems. Manure production rates, manure handling systems, storage and manure management planning for land application and odor mitigation strategies.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: AN S 225 or AN S 280 and An S 280L. Recommended a course in microbiology.
Overview of standard biosecurity protocols and identification of behavior and clinical signs of illness in pigs. Treatment administration and prevention methods. Introduction to immune system function and basic swine disease transmission.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Cr. 2-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Senior classification in An S
Life skill development emphasized in the context of exploring one's perspective of the most pressing moral and scientific issues facing animal agriculture. Clarification and communication of personal conclusions in small and large group settings expected.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 216, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331
Identification and development of financial and production goals in a horse business. Scientific approach to make decisions in management of enterprises in the horse industry.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: AN S 214, AN S 319, AN S 320
Detailed consideration of digestion, metabolism, and assimilation of nutrients. Recent advances and developments in basic nutrition.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 224, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352
Decisions facing the administrator of a companion animal enterprise. Financial and business goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the companion animal system.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 225, AN S 270, AN S 270L, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a swine enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the swine enterprise.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 226, AN S 270, AN S 270L, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a beef cow-calf or feedlot enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the beef enterprise.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 229, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331, AN S 352; AGRON 334 recommended; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
Decisions facing the administrator of a sheep enterprise. Financial and production goal identification, problem clarification, and resource allocation to manage the sheep enterprise.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AN S 235, AN S 319, AN S 331, AN S 320, AN S 337, AN S 352; ECON 230 or equivalent recommended
The scientific foundation of dairy cattle management. The impact of dairy farm management practices on the biological processes of the cow. Integrates concepts from the disciplines of lactation, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, and animal health.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S S 434; ECON 230
Evaluate nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, breeding, and related management practices of commercial dairy herds in a case study format. Students will apply knowledge gained in the classroom to commercial dairy farm situations and develop skills in information gathering, decision making, problem solving, and interpersonal communications.

(Cross-listed with GLOBE). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Two courses from AN S 223, AN S 225, AN S 226, AN S 229, AN S 235
An overview of animal agriculture with emphasis on animal agriculture in developing countries. Historical, economic, environmental; and political considerations will be assessed and evaluated. Issues related to gender, resilience and sustainability for different production systems will be investigated.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Dual-listed with AN S 560). (2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 270
Physical, chemical and biological properties of meat important to processed meat product characteristics. Ingredients, technology and equipment used for cured meats, loaf products and fresh, cooked, dry and semi-dry sausage products.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

(0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: permission of instructor
Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: A. AN S 226; permission of instructor C. AN S 225; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 226; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 225; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. This for-credit offering represents the central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: AN S 223; permission of instructor
Students broaden their perspective of the livestock industry through site visits, case-study (Fellows) projects, and cooperative learning experiences that capitalize on interaction skills in the context of studying the structure of the U.S. livestock industry. Central academic focus of the Iowa State University Animal Industry Leadership Fellows Program. Study is species specific, and enrollment is limited. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with FS HN, HSP M, VDPAM). (1-0) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in FS HN 101 or FS HN 272 or HSP M 233; FS HN 419 or FS HN 420; FS HN 403
Capstone seminar for the food safety minor. Case discussions and independent projects about safety issues in the food system from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor
Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Workshop in livestock production. Includes current concepts in breeding, nutrition, reproduction, meats, and technologies that impact the animal industry.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Students enrolled in this course will also register for Agron 495 and intend to register in AGRON 496 and AN S 496 the following term. Topics will include the agricultural industries, climate, crops, culture, history, livestock, marketing, soils, and preparation for travel to locations to be visited. Information normally available 9 months before departure.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both AN S 496 and AGRON 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both AN S 496 and AGRON 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, 30 college credits
Limited enrollment. Students enroll in both AN S 496 and AGRON 496. Tour and study of production methods in major crop and livestock regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, and other factors on livestock and crop production. Locations and duration of tours will vary. Summer tour will usually visit a northern location and winter tour will usually visit a southern location. Information usually available 9 months before departure. Tour expenses paid by students.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Development of oral and written communication skills of technical concepts in animal science. Emphasis on organizational skills, conducting activities and interpersonal communication skills. Responsibilities in a class under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 497 may be applied toward graduation.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.


Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.


First half semester course. Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.


Second half semester course. Introduction to UNIX and SAS for solving research problems, including organization of data files, transfer of files between workstations, developing models, and techniques for analysis of designed experiments. Introduction to matrix algebra for solving animal breeding problems using MATLAB and computer simulation.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.


Required for Animal Science graduate students. Orientation to departmental and graduate school policies and procedures. Discussion of programs of research and outreach in Animal Science. Issues impacting the animal industry. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion and evaluation of current topics in animal production and management.

(Cross-listed with A B E, AGRON, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: SUSAG 509
Methods to maintain productivity and minimize the negative ecological effects of agricultural systems by understanding nutrient cycles, managing manure and crop residue, and utilizing multispecies interactions. Crop and livestock production within landscapes and watersheds is also considered. Course includes a significant field component, with student teams analyzing Iowa farms.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 419 or NUTRS 501
Digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Nutritional requirements and current research and feeding programs for poultry and swine.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 419 or NUTRS 501
Digestive physiology and nutrient metabolism in ruminant and preruminant animals.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: General physiology course
Development of structure and function of the reproductive system. Physiologic and endocrine aspects including puberty, gametogenesis, estrous cycle, pregnancy, maternal recognition, fertilization and early embryonic development.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: One course in physiology; one course in biochemistry
Regulation of metabolism and development in the mammalian fetus and neonate is explored in a comparative manner. Emphasis will be on the dynamic changes in these relationships occurring at birth.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester, the students’ focus is on different topics related to animal behavior, animal welfare and contemporary issues related to animal behavior and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line course only. Each topic may be taken only one time for credit.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester, the students’ focus is on different topics related to animal behavior, animal welfare and contemporary issues related to animal behavior and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line course only. Each topic may be taken only one time for credit.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester, the students’ focus is on different topics related to animal behavior, animal welfare and contemporary issues related to animal behavior and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line course only. Each topic may be taken only one time for credit.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester, the students’ focus is on different topics related to animal behavior, animal welfare and contemporary issues related to animal behavior and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line course only. Each topic may be taken only one time for credit.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student
Each semester, the students’ focus is on different topics related to animal behavior, animal welfare and contemporary issues related to animal behavior and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line course only. Each topic may be taken only one time for credit.

(Cross-listed with MICRO, V MPM). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 561 or MICRO 575 or V MPM 520
Basic concepts and contemporary topics in genetic regulation of livestock immune response and disease resistance.

(Cross-listed with KIN, NUTRS). (4-0) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: BIOL 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Overview of mammalian physiology. Cell biology, endocrinology, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, skeletal muscle and reproductive systems.

(Cross-listed with KIN, NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: BIOL 335; credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420
Cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and digestive physiology.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BBMB 405 or GDCB 510
Introduction to principles and methodology of molecular genetics useful in analyzing and modifying large genomes.

(Dual-listed with AN S 460). (2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 270
Physical, chemical and biological properties of meat important to processed meat product characteristics. Ingredients, technology and equipment used for cured meats, loaf products and fresh, cooked, dry and semi-dry sausage products.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (4-0) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: STAT 401
Population and quantitative genetics for plant and animal genetics. Study of the genetic basis and analysis of variation in quantitative traits in domestic or experimental populations using phenotypic and molecular marker data, including estimation of heritability and other genetic parameters, linkage analysis and mapping of quantitative trait loci, and the impact of inbreeding, heterosis, and genotype-by-environment interaction.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: AN S 561, STAT 402
Basic theory for genetic analysis of animal breeding data. Course A (1st half semester) covers linear models, selection index methods, and basic theory for best linear unbiased prediction. Course B (2nd half semester) best linear unbiased prediction, including genetic groups, environmental adjustment, repeated records, multiple trait models, maternal effects models, and theory for maximum likelihood estimation of genetic parameters.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: AN S 460
Ante and postmortem factors impacting composition, structure, and chemistry of red meat and poultry muscle/meat, the conversion of muscle to meat, and the sensory and nutritional attributes of fresh meats. Oral research reports and a research proposal.

(2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 460 or AN S 570
Physical/chemical relationships during processing. Effects of modern technology, non-meat additives and preservation techniques on quality and safety of processed meat. Laboratory demonstration of principles and technology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Special topics in the animal sciences, offered on demand and may be conducted by guest professors.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Cr. 1-8. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Nonthesis M.S
A written report based on research, library readings, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

Courses for graduate students:

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion of current literature; preparation and submission of abstracts.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Biochemistry, physiology, basic nutrition
Understanding molecular aspects of vitamin and mineral metabolism and homeostasis in humans and animals. An in-depth examination of the chemistry of vitamins and minerals, including genetic mutations, proteins involved in absorption and excretion, and their necessity in biological processes.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: BBMB 405
Digestion, absorption, and intermediary metabolism of amino acids and protein. Regulation of protein synthesis and degradation. Integration of cellular biochemistry and physiology of mammalian protein metabolism.

(Cross-listed with NUTRS). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BBMB 405
Energy constituents of feedstuffs and energy needs of animals as related to cellular biochemistry and physiology. Interpretations of classical and current research.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion of current literature and preparation of reports and seminars on selected topics concerning animal physiology.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

(2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: AN S 561
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: AN S 561 recommended
Industrial applications of breeding systems, selection methods, and new genetic technologies. One or more field trips to an industry breeding company.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, COM S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Course A (1st half semester) Strategies for handling large sets and for prediction using best linear unbiased prediction using a formal language and utility programs. Course B (2nd half semester) Strategies for estimation of genetic parameters and for use of non-linear models for genetic analysis of categorical and survival type data.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, COM S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Strategies for handling large sets and for prediction using best linear unbiased prediction using a formal language and utility programs.

(3-1) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 500, AN S 562, COM S 207
Computational methods and strategies for analysis of large data sets with animal breeding data for use in research and industry applications. Strategies for estimation of genetic parameters and for use of non-linear models for genetic analysis of categorical and survival type data.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: AN S 562, STAT 447
Statistical methods for mapping quantitative trait loci in out-bred populations. Methods based on modeling covariances between relatives. Likelihood based methods using half-sib and full-sib families and extended pedigrees. Bayesian methods applied.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.


Presentation of current research related to animal breeding and genetics.

(Cross-listed with KIN). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BBMB 405, BBMB 420, or BBMB 502
Ultrastructure of muscle; chemistry, structure, function, and molecular biology of muscle proteins. Molecular aspects of muscle contraction, development and turnover. Cytoskeletal proteins and dynamics.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Discussion and evaluation of current topics in research publications in meat science.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Reports and discussion of recent literature and current investigations.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.


Reports and discussion of current issues and research in animal science. One credit is required for all M.S. degree candidates with graduate majors in the Department of Animal Science, and two credits are required for all Ph.D. candidates with graduate majors in the Department of Animal Science. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.