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4/18/2024 11:15:51 PMANSCI 134 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 134Title:  LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Livestock Reproduction
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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In this introductory course, students will explore basic genetic principles combined with the study of the anatomical and  physiological aspects of reproduction as it relates to equine and livestock management. Students will also learn reproductive aspects including 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
Description: Untitled document
In this introductory course, students will explore basic genetic principles combined with the study of the anatomical and  physiological aspects of reproduction as it relates to equine and livestock management. Students will also learn reproductive aspects including 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:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify reproductive anatomy differences across multiple species and explain their importance in reproductive management.
2. Discuss the physiology of fertilization, parturition, and lactation.
3. Explain effects of nutrition, hormones, and health the estrous cycle.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Understand reproductive anatomy and physiology.
2. Utilize reproductive behaviors to explain breeding management strategies.
3. Describe the function of hormones in reproductive processes including gestation, parturition, and lactation.
4. Explain the effects of environmental factors on fertility, pregnancy, and lactation.
5. Outline record keeping in the breeding herd or flock.
6. Evaluate the economics of reproduction strategies.
7. Apply genetic principles to the management of a commercial herd.
8. Understand the estrous cycle and its importance in breeding management.
9. Evaluate the use of assisted reproductive techniques across the livestock industry.
10. Explain the importance of biotechnology to the livestock industry.

Topics and Scope
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I.   The Anatomy and Physiology of the Reproductive System
II. Reproductive Behavior
III.  Gestation
    A. Conception and implantation
    B. Fetal and embryo development
    C. Hormones
    D. Physiology      
IV. Parturition
    A. Management
    B. Physiology
    C. Hormones
    D. Dystocia
V. Lactation
    A. Hormones
    B. Physiology
VI. Management of Reproduction
    A. Semen Analysis
     B. Pregnancy evaluation
    C. Estrus detection
    D. Breeding Systems
    E. Reproductive technologies
    F. Manipulating reproduction
    G. Selection
VII. Management Considerations for Breeding, Pregnancy and Lactation
    A. Health
    B. Nutrition
VIII.   Record Keeping and Analysis
IX.  Economics
X. Genetics
    A. Genes
    B. Genotype and phenotype
    C. Heritability
    D. Heterosis
    E. Pedigree analysis
XI. Biotechnology
    A. Embryo manipulation
    B. Cloning
    C. New innovations

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (15-20 pages)
2. Case studies (5-8)
3. Quizzes (3-6)
4. One midterm
5. Final exam
6. One term paper (3-5 pages)

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
20 - 25%
Term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 35%
Case study
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Midterm, final, and quizzes
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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Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition. 3rd ed. Sanger, P.L. Current Conceptions Inc. 2015

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