SRJC Course Outlines

6/22/2024 9:31:39 AMEQSCI 53 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 53Title:  EQUINE REPRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Equine Reproduction
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 114

Catalog Description:
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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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2005Inactive:Fall 2024
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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 systems.
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 individual traits.
5. Interpret EPD's, ratios, breeding values, and indexes for use in sire selection.
6. Critique the mating concepts of inbreeding, linebreeding, outcrossing, and crossbreeding.
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
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1. Unit One: Basic Genetic Principles
   a.  Genes
   b.  Genotype and phenotype
   c.  Heritability
2. Unit Two: Mating Concepts
   a.  Purebred systems, inbreeding, linebreeding and outcrossing
   b.  Heterosis
   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
   d.  Parturition
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
   b.  Cloning
   c.  New innovations

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments from instructor prepared materials of approximately 5 to 10 pages per week.
2. Written reports of two to five pages
3. Set up artificial insemination equipment
4. Two to five exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Setting up of equipment
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Setting up of equipment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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