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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||6 max.||Lecture Scheduled||18.00
|Minimum||1.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||18.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 36.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00||
This course combines the study of basic genetic principles with the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of reproduction as they relate to equine reproduction. Genetic principles to be emphasized include basic inheritance, selection techniques, mating systems, heterosis, and performance evaluation. Reproductive aspects to include endocrinology, estrous cycles, mating behaviors, gametogenesis, conception, gestation, parturition, and maternal behaviors. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation, and current innovations in productive biotechnology will also be examined.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
The study of basic genetic principles combined with the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of equine reproduction and performance evaluation.
(Grade or P/NP)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 2005||Inactive:||Fall 2024
The student will:
1. Examine concepts of gene frequency, alleles, homozygosity,
heterozygosity, dominance, co-dominance, and recessive genes.
2. Compare and contrast artificial and natural mating and selection
3. Compile the possible genetic and phenotype ratios for two traits,
resulting from the mating of two heterozygous individuals, by using
the Punnet Square method.
4. Describe the effect of heritability on selection progress for
5. Interpret EPD's, ratios, breeding values, and indexes for use in sire
6. Critique the mating concepts of inbreeding, linebreeding, outcrossing,
7. Describe the physiological functions of the major anatomical points of
the male and female reproductive tracts.
8. List the origin and function of the major hormones, both male and
female, involved in reproduction.
9. Describe the physical and behavioral expressions of estrus.
10. Appraise the anatomical and physiological aspects of conception,
implantation, and gestation.
11. Critique various methods of pregnancy detection.
12. Describe the correct fetal position, delivery process, approximate
timeline and maternal behaviors for a normal parturition.
13. Identify factors that may contribute to dystocia.
14. Explain the advantages and limitations of artificial insemination.
15. Analyze the significance and benefits of innovations in reproductive
biotechnology, such as cloning and the splitting, sexing, storing and
transfer of embryos.
Topics and Scope
1. Unit One: Basic Genetic Principles
b. Genotype and phenotype
2. Unit Two: Mating Concepts
a. Purebred systems, inbreeding, linebreeding and outcrossing
c. Crossbreeding systems; two-breed, rotational, terminal, rotaterminal
3. Unit Three: Selection Methods
a. Artificial and natural selection
b. Production and performance records
c. Expected progeny difference
4. Unit Four: Male Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
a. Male reproductive tract
b. Male hormones
c. Behavioral aspects
d. Semen evaluation
5. Unit Five: Female Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
a. Female reproductive tract
b. Female hormones
c. Estrous cycles and ovulation
d. Estrus expression
6. Unit Six: Gestation and Parturition
a. Conception and implantation
b. Fetal development
c. Pregnancy detection/fetal examination
7. Unit Seven: Artificial Insemination
a. Advantages and limitations
b. Equipment and facilities
c. Semen storage and quality
d. Techniques utilized
8. Unit Eight: Reproductive Biotechnology
a. Embryo manipulation
c. New innovations
Assignments may include specific reading assignments from instructor
prepared materials. Students will be asked to set up artificial
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Written homework, Reading reports||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
60 - 80%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Instructor prepared materials will be provided for student use.