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Animal Science I

Animal Science I

Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.

Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel, face in their respective careers. Students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

This is a class for students interested in careers in animal science.  Animal science topic areas include: livestock husbandry, health, feeding, breeding, marketing, and evaluation. A major emphasis of the class will be in livestock management skills necessary to care for animals and work in the livestock industry.