Animal Science (ANSC)

ANSC*6010  Topics in Comparative Animal Nutrition  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Current topics in the feeding and nutrition of agricultural, companion and captive animal species. Emphasis is placed on the influence of nutrients on metabolic integration at tissue, organ and whole-animal levels. A nutritional case study will be conducted to allow students to solve practical feeding problems by applying basic nutritional principles. The course is offered annually.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6030  Modelling Metabolic Processes  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Building and testing of mathematical models of metabolic processes using continuous simulation software to assist in weekly assignments. Choice of model based on students' research interests (e.g. protein synthesis, nutrient uptake, rumen fermentation). Term project to reproduce model from scientific knowledge.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6050  Biometry for Animal Sciences  Winter Only  [0.50]  

For students involved in animal research. The course will provide outlines of appropriate presentation and analysis of experimental data with emphasis on different analytical techniques.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6070  Metabolic Regulation of Reproduction  Fall Only  [0.50]  
Prerequisite(s): #Take ANSC*3040; Minimum grade 050;  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6100  Special Project  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [0.50]  

Supervised program of study in some aspect of animal and poultry science that can involve an experimental project and/or detailed analysis of the literature.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6210  Principles of Selection in Animal Breeding  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Definition of selection goals, prediction of genetic progress and breeding values, and the comparison of selection programs.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6240  Topics in Animal Genetics and Genomics  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Current literature and classical papers pertaining to quantitative genetics, animal breeding and animal genomics are reviewed in detail through presentation, discussion and critical analysis.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6250  Growth and Metabolism  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Animal growth and metabolism are considered at the cellular level in a manner that extends beyond the basic disciplines of biometrics and biochemistry with attention focused on the main carcass components - muscle, fat and bone.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6330  Topics in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics  Fall and Winter  [0.50]  

Major topics and methods in bioinformatics and computational biology for animal sciences will be covered. Topics include alignments, phylogenetics, genomics, data mining, databases, DNA, RNA and protein structures, DNA sequence analysis, data curation, pipeline construction and data visualization.

Offering(s): Offered annually  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6360  Techniques in Animal Nutrition Research  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Theory and/or practices of techniques to evaluate feedstuffs and determine nutrient utilization in poultry, swine and ruminants is covered through lectures, short laboratories and a major project.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6370  Quantitative Genetics and Animal Models  Fall Only  [0.50]  

The course covers quantitative genetics theory associated with animal models; linear models applied to genetic evaluation of animals; estimation of genetic parameters for animal models; and computing algorithms for large datasets.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6390  QTL and Genetic Markers  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Advanced training in QTL mapping and selection assisted by genetic markers.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6400  Mammalian Reproduction  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Discussions and applications of methodology for collection and examination of gametes and embryos and for measurements of hormones in biological fluids.

Offering(s): Offered in odd-numbered years.  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6440  Advanced Critical Analysis in Applied Ethology  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Students explore the process of scientific inquiry and experimental design within the context of applied ethology research. Discussions include the peer review process, critical analyses and applications of methods for applied animal behaviour research.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6450  Topics in Animal Biotechnology  Fall Only  [0.50]  

The course will explore current methods and recent advances of biotechnology, innovation, and emerging translational products of significance to animal production and human health.

Prerequisite(s): MCB*2050 or MBG*2040 or ANSC*4050  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6460  Lactation Biology  Fall Only  [0.50]  

An in-depth systems analysis of lactation,comparing the cow, pig, rat, human and seal. Mammary development from conception through to lactogenesis, lactation and involution will be covered. Hypotheses of regulation of the biochemical pathways of milk synthesis will be tested in relation to experimental observations.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6470  Advanced Animal Nutrition and Metabolism I  Fall Only  [0.50]  

A systematic review of key aspects of energy, protein, amino acid and carbohydrate utilization and metabolism in farm animals.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6480  Advanced Animal Nutrition and Metabolism II  Winter Only  [0.50]  

A systematic review of key aspects of lipid, vitamin and mineral utilization and metabolism in farm animals.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6490  Advanced Dairy Management  Winter Only  [0.50]  

A comprehensive systems science and integrative capstone course that encompasses the "closing of the loop" education of dairy production systems. Students will be exposed to real-time issues relating to dairy production from, environment, economics, nutrition, housing, health, welfare, society and agrology. This course will allow the student to practice their training from the courses they have been exposed to as undergraduates into many case study evaluations on farms provincially, nationally and internationally.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6550  Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis for Animal Biosciences  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Major topics and methods in the systematic review of the scientific literature, meta-analysis, and empirical modeling for animal sciences will be covered. Students learn via hands-on 'doing' with reflection on their work via the execution of a meta-analysis in their topic area and preparation of a meta-analysis manuscript.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6610  Scientific Communication, Knowledge Dissemination and Professional Development  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course helps to foster graduate student career success in academia, government or industry by enhancing student skills in scientific communication and knowledge dissemination and by providing opportunities for personal growth in a chosen area of professional development.

Restriction(s): Restricted to Animal Biosciences students.  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6700  Animals in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare  Fall Only  [0.50]  

A seminar course covering society's duties to animals. Students will learn about the major ethical theories that deal with society's duties towards animals, the main scientific approaches to animal welfare, and the relationship of science to ethics. A brief history of human-animal relationships will be covered and cultural differences described. Students will use this to analyze some current issues.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6710  Assessing Animal Welfare in Practice  Winter Only  [0.50]  

A lecture/seminar course covering the principles of applied animal welfare assessment. Students will learn what influences an animal welfare assessment and will understand the components necessary to create an effective and targeted animal welfare program for industry or regulatory application.

Offering(s): Winter offering on-campus, Summer offering Distance Education.  
Prerequisite(s): ANSC*6700  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6720  Scientific Assessment of Affective States in Animals  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Graduate students will explore the biology and validity of behavioural and physiological techniques used in animal welfare assessment such as: sympathetic activation, HPA functioning, stereotypic behaviour and preference responses. A combination of lecture, instructor-led discussion and student-led discussion will explore these methods of animal welfare assessment.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6730  Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing  Winter Only  [0.50]  

A lecture/seminar course covering the principles of applied environmental physiology including temperature regulation, space requirements, animal responses to light and other aspects of the physical environment. Students pursue a topic in depth to develop or update recommended codes of practice and resource-based standards.

Restriction(s): Cannot take if credit received for ANSC*4080 or ANSC*4100.  
Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6740  Special Topics in Applied Animal Welfare Science  Summer Only  [0.50]  

A lecture/seminar course covering in depth topics in applied animal welfare science. The course will review the scientific research into the welfare of a specific animal species or a specific animal welfare problem common across species, focusing on the main threats to welfare, relevant indicators of welfare, and possible solutions to improve welfare.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANSC*6900  Major Paper in Animal Biosciences  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [1.00]  

A detailed, critical review of an area of study related to the specialization of students in the MSc by course work and major paper option that includes analysis and interpretation of relevant data.

Department(s): Department of Animal Biosciences  
Location(s): Guelph