Animal Health and Disease (24 credits)

Offered by: Animal Science     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

This specialization is offered for students wishing to understand general animal physiology and function; the susceptibility of animals to various diseases; methods for limiting and controlling potential outbreaks; and the resulting implications for the animal, the consumer and the environment. It is an ideal choice for students interested in the care of animals, or in working in laboratories where diseases are being researched.

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Required Courses (18 credits)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of complementary courses selected from:

  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Metabolism in humans and domestic animals. The chemistry of alimentary digestion, absorption, transport, intermediary metabolism and excretion.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Deborah Martin, Xin Zhao (Winter)

  • ANSC 251 Comparative Anatomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Study of the macroscopic anatomy of mammals based on detailed dissection of the dog. Comparison with other domestic species will be emphasized.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Denyse Laurin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • A fee of $223.82 will be charged to partially cover the purchase of sufficient quantities of animals and organs for detailed dissection for students in the course.

    • Une redevance de $223.82 dollars sera appliquée afin de couvrir, en partie, les frais des spécimens qui seront utilisés pour la dissection dans le cours.

  • ANSC 303 Farm Livestock Internship (2 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Practical experience in the day-to-day management of a major livestock species (dairy, swine, poultry, or specific combination) on the Macdonald Campus Farm. Interaction with personnel and training in the operations of a farm-animal enterprise.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Paul Meldrum (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 250 (or equivalent, or permission)

  • ANSC 324 Developmental Biology and Reproduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Focus on the hormonal, cellular and molecular aspects of reproduction and development (gametogenesis, folliculogenesis, fertilization, embryonic and foetal development, parturition, lactation period, periods before and after puberty). Emphasis on underlying cellular mechanisms and their regulation by hormones and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Sarah Kimmins (Winter)

  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to fundamental aspects of animal nutrition, including gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; nutrient digestion, absorption, and metabolism; nutrient functions and requirements of livestock species; evaluation of feedstuffs and their use in ration formulation; and feeding strategies. Laboratory classes will include hands-on experience on feed analyses, gastrointestinal tract dissections, nutritional experiments and demonstrations in livestock species as well as computer-based ration balancing exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Sergio Burgos (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab

    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor

  • FAES 371 Special Topics 01 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Students will pursue topics that are not otherwise available in formal courses. An individualized course of studies will be followed under the supervision of a member of staff qualified in the appropriate discipline or area.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Summer 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. Fall and Winter

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 18, 2019) (disclaimer)