ANSC 100. Introductory Animal Science

3 Credits

Orientation and survey of livestock industry in the United States; introduction to feeding, breeding, and management practices for producing farm animals and select companion animals.

ANSC 100 L. Introductory Animal Science Laboratory

1 Credit

Students will observe and participate in activities related to farm animal management and will include areas of livestock selection, nutrition, reproductive physiology, animal ID and animal health. This lab is required for animal science majors. Pre/

Corequisite(s): ANSC 100.

ANSC 103. Introductory Horse Science

3 Credits (2+2P)

The light horse industry; breeds; introduction to feeding, breeding, marketing and management; handling and selecting horses for breeding and performance.

ANSC 112. Companion Animals in Society

3 Credits

Examination of the historical, current, and potential future roles of companion animals in human society. Topics include animal domestication, breeds, exotic companion animals, the companion animal industry, and competitions and sports involving companion animals. Emphasis is on canine and feline species. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

ANSC 190. Western Equitation I

2 Credits

Basic principles of Western riding, including care and management of the riding horse, equitation equipment, and development of riding skills.

ANSC 200. Introduction to Meat Animal Production

3 Credits (2+2P)

Production and utilization of beef cattle, sheep and swine; emphasis on feeding, breeding, management problems and marketing; selection of animals for breeding and market.

ANSC 201. Introduction to Genetics for Animal Production

3 Credits

Introduction to genetics and inheritance relative to livestock production. Introduction to procedures for collection and use of performance information in livestock improvement programs.

Prerequisites: BIOL 111G.

ANSC 220. Animal Science Career Development

1 Credit

Introduction to scientific disciplines and career options in animal-agriculture career-skill development, including resume preparation, networking, importance of internships, and leadership experiences in animal agriculture.

ANSC 250. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 9 credits toward a degree.

ANSC 261. Introduction to Animal Metabolism

3 Credits

Principles underlying the mechanisms of animal metabolism as they relate to production, maintenance, and health of animals.

Prerequisite: CHEM 111G.

ANSC 262. Introduction to Meat Science

3 Credits (2+3P)

Fundamental aspects of the red meat industry. Lecture topics and laboratory exercises include the nutrient value of meat, meat preservation, meat safety, muscle structure and contraction, slaughter and processing of beef, lamb, and pork, sausage manufacture, meat curing, meat cookery, and muscle and bone anatomy.

ANSC 285. Introduction to Companion Animal Science

3 Credits

Introduction to the care of common companion animal species. Species specific housing and nutrition are covered in the context of maximizing animal health and well-being and reducing disease. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

ANSC 288. Horse Fitting and Selling

3 Credits

Preparation of horses for sale; planning and conduct of auction sale; application of marketing principles relating to selling horses.

Prerequisite: ANSC 103 or consent of instructor.

ANSC 289. Management of Equine Operations

3 Credits

Introduction and application of business skills necessary to effectively manage the equine operation. Students will learn how to use strategic thinking and sound business management practices to succeed in the demanding equine industry.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 103 or consent of instructor.

ANSC 290. Western Equitation II

2 Credits

Intermediate principles of Western riding, including reading horse behavior, limbering-up exercises, and developing riding skills. Introduction to rollbacks, turnarounds and stops.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

ANSC 295. Team Competition in Animal Science

1-2 Credits

Training in team competition in the animal sciences. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.