ANSC 5450

ANSC 5450

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course integrates concepts of reproductive physiology, management, and economics of dairy cattle. Special emphasis is given to practices and technologies currently used in modern dairy operations. Laboratory sessions include hands-on learning of reproductive techniques and dairy herd management software. Concepts discussed in lecture and their respective application include: artificial insemination, rectal palpation and transrectal ultrasonography of the reproductive tract and ovaries, synchronization of estrus and ovulation, blood testing for pregnancy diagnosis, superovulation and embryo transfer, in-vitro fertilization and embryo production.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 2400.

  • Students will be able to integrate basic and complex aspects of reproductive physiology of dairy cattle.
  • Students will be able to illustrate the implications of physiological processes on reproductive management programs and herd performance.
  • Students will be able to design and implement reproductive management strategies to fulfill the specific needs of dairy herds.
  • Students will be able to analyze the reproductive performance of dairy herds using the latest software technologies and provide recommendations to optimize reproductive performance and farm profitability.
  • Students will be able to employ current reproductive technologies used in the dairy industry to maximize herd performance and propagation of cattle of superior genetic value.
  • Students will be able to recognize the value of reproductive biology, management programs, and herd performance on the overall profitability and sustainability of the dairy operation.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ANSC 3450

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20136 ANSC 5450   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 20137 ANSC 5450   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person