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Animal Health and Disease (24 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     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.

For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An introduction to the pathogenesis and control of diseases in farm animals. Immune response and other protective mechanisms. Implications of animal diseases and drug therapy for product safety and public health.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Vilceu Bordignon (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour conference
  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A study of the organization, functions and regulation of various organ systems in mammals. The nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Denyse Laurin, Sarah Kimmins (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite(s): LSCI 202 or LSCI 204 or ANSC 234
  • ANSC 350 Food-Borne Pathogens (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Exploration of the taxonomy, characteristics, epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenicity, disease, incidence, and factors affecting the survival and growth of pathogenic microorganisms in foods of animal origin; principles of detection, prevention and control of food-borne pathogens (bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, viruses).

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Martin Chénier (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230, or permission of instructor
  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A detailed study of the endocrine system and its role in the maintenance of homeostasis in higher vertebrates, including the endocrine regulation of energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: David Zadworny (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 323
  • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : A study of the means by which bacteria cause disease in animals and humans. Includes response of host to invading bacteria, bacterial attachment and penetration processes, and modes of actions of exotoxins and endotoxins.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Sebastien Faucher (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures, one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230
  • WILD 424 Parasitology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Resource Development : Systematics, morphology, biology and ecology of parasitic protozoa, flatworms, roundworms and arthropods with emphasis on economically and medically important species.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Petra Rohrbach (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 424 (formerly ZOOL 424).

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

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6 credits of complementary courses selected from:

  • AGRI 380 Special Topics: Agricultural Sciences 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Special topics in agriculture. A course of independent study by the student under the guidance of a professor of recognized competence in the area of the chosen topic.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken AGRI 480.
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Deborah Martin, Xin Zhao (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Denyse Laurin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • A fee of $201.80 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 $201.80 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 2015

    Instructors: Paul Meldrum (Fall)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Sarah Kimmins (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisites: FDSC 211 or LSCI 211, and ANSC 323
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab
    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor
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