AGRI 222 Animal Reproduction and Breeding

This course provides fundamental information about reproduction and breeding of domestic animals. Topics include functional anatomy, basic physiology, and endocrinology relating to reproduction.

Credits

3 Credits

AGRI 222Animal Reproduction and Breeding

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I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides fundamental information about reproduction and breeding of domestic animals. Topics include functional anatomy, basic physiology, and endocrinology relating to reproduction.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Identify relevant anatomical structures of male and female reproductive anatomy List relevant hormones and describe how they function in normal reproductive physiology Evaluate methods of reproductive cycle manipulation in the basic livestock species and make recommendations based upon local factors Identify anatomical structures related to lactation and describe normal lactational physiology Read, comprehend, and discuss current, peer-reviewed scientific literature Write a thorough review of scientific literature, summarizing the key concepts

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Unit Topic 1 Reproductive Biology 2 Female Reproductive System 3 Male Reproductive System 4 Regulation of Reproduction 5 Estrous Cycle – Terminology and Concepts 6 Estrous Cycle – The Follicular Phase 7 Estrous Cycle – The Luteal Phase 8 Male Endocrinology and Spermatogenesis 9 Sperm Transport, Capacitation, and Fertilization 10 Puberty 11 Reproductive Behavior 12 Early Embryogenesis 13 Maternal Recognition 14 Placentation, Gestation, and Parturition 15 Lactation

VI. Delivery Methodologies