ASC 564 MILK SECRETION. (3) (Syllabus)
Anatomy of the mammary gland, physiology and biochemistry of milk secretion and management factors affecting yield and composition of milk.
Prereq: ASC 101 and BIO 152


ASC 601 MAMMALIAN ENDOCRINOLOGY. (3)
An introduction to the basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of endocrine systems with emphasis on mechanisms of hormone synthesis, secretion and action. Lectures and reading assignments will focus on endocrine function in mammalian species, including laboratory animals, humans and livestock.
Prereq: BCH 401G and BIO 350 or equivalents. (Same as PGY 601.)


ASC 602 ADVANCED MEAT SCIENCE. (4)
Integrated study of the properties, metabolism, biochemical and physiological functions and interactions of vitamins and minerals, and their relationships to chronic diseases, deficiency symptoms and toxicity.
Prereq: IBS 601, PGY 206. (Same as CNU/NS 602.)


ASC 630 ADVANCED MEAT SCIENCE. (4)
Advanced meat science with special reference to the histological, chemical, physical and microbiological properties as they relate to meat quality, organoleptic acceptability and processing procedures. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours.
Prereq: FSC 304, FSC 306 or equivalent; one course in histology or biochemistry or consent of instructor. (Same as FSC 630.)


ASC 660 PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION. (3)
Advanced study of current topics in reproductive biology. The course is comprised equally of student-led discussions and lectures given by faculty with research expertise in selected topics. Readings will be taken from current and classic literature. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) molecular and cellular endocrinology, hormone receptors and mechanism of action, reproductive neuroendocrinology, reproductive behavior, gametogenesis, fertilization, sexual differentiation, puberty, menopause and environmental effects on reproduction. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis and understanding of the experimental basis for current concepts in reproductive biology.
Prereq: ASC/PGY 601 and ASC 364 or BIO/PGY 502 or consent of instructor. (Same as PGY 660 and ANA 660).


ASC 680 LABORATORY METHODS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION AND MEATS. (4)
The use of laboratory techniques and instrumentation in the solution of fundamental problems of nutrition. Lecture, one hour; laboratory,six hours.


ASC 681 ENERGY METABOLISM. (2)
An in-depth discussion of nutritional energetics, from the standpoint of factors which influence the utilization of dietary energy. Acritical review of current literature.
Prereq: ASC 378 or equivalent, BCH 502 or equivalent or consent of instructor.


ASC 682 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF DIGESTION. (4)
Principles of microbiology as they relate to nutrition and digestion in ruminant and nonruminant animals. Procedures for cultivation, isolation and characterization of anaerobic bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract. Methods for measuring and evaluating microbial growth and activity in the gastrointestinal tract. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours.
Prereq: BIO 476G or equivalent and consent of instructor.


ASC 683 PROTEIN METABOLISM. (2)
A study of the principles and present concepts of protein and amino acid nutrition and metabolism in the animal. Prereq: Graduate level biochemistry.


ASC 684 ADVANCED RUMINANT NUTRITION. (3)
Principles of ruminant metabolism in the utilization of feedstuffs for meat, milk, and wool production.
Prereq: ASC 682 and two or more courses from ASC 681, ASC 683, ASC 685 and ASC 687 or consent of instructor.


ASC 685 MINERAL METABOLISM. (2)
An in-depth review of the function, requirement deficiency and toxicity of mineral elements in nutrition. Emphasis on the interactions between elements and current literature will be made.
Prereq: ASC 378 or NFS 510 or equivalent, BCH 502 or equivalent or consent of instructor.


ASC 686 ADVANCED NONRUMINANT NUTRITION. (3)

A study of nutrient utilization as influenced by digestion, absorption and metabolism with emphasis on swine and poultry.
Prereq: One course each in nutrition and biochemistry.


ASC 687 VITAMIN METABOLISM. (2)
Detailed study of the metabolism of vitamins and the role of vitamins in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and minerals.
Prereq: BCH 502 or CHE 552 or consent of instructor.


ASC 688 EQUINE NUTRITION. (2)
Detailed study of anatomical, physiological and microbiological factors influencing the nutritive requirements of the equine for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation and work.
Prereq: One course in nutrition and physiology or biochemistry or consent of instructor.


ASC 689 PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRIENT DIGESTION AND ABSORPTION. (3)
An analysis and comparison of the structure and function of mammalian and avian gastrointestinal tracts, of feedstuff digestive processes, and of specific mechanisms responsible for nutrient absorption in various cell types. Emphasis is placed on livestock and avian species.
Prereq: Graduate level Biochemistry.


ASC 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH. (0)
Half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: All course work toward the degree must be completed.


ASC 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH. (0)
Half-time to full-time work on dissertation. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters.
Prereq: Registration for two full-time semesters of 769 residence credit following the successful completion of the qualifying exams.


ASC 767 DISSERTATION RESIDENCY CREDIT. (2)
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination. Students may register for this course in the semester of the qualifying examination. A minimum of two semesters are required as well as continuous enrollment (Fall and Spring) until the dissertation is completed and defended.


ASC 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.


ASC 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE. (0-12)
May be repeated indefinitely.


ASC 771 ANIMAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (1) (Online Support)
May be repeated twice for a maximum of three credits.


ASC 780 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS. (1-4)
May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser. (Same as FSC 780.)


ASC 781 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-4)
May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 782 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-4)
May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 783 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY. (1-4)
Intensive study or investigation of topics in physiology not covered in formalized courses. May be repeated under different subtitle to a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 790 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS. (1-6)
Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser. (Same as FSC 790.)


ASC 791 RESEARCH IN GENETICS AND ANIMAL BREEDING. (1-6)
Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 792 RESEARCH IN ANIMAL NUTRITION. (1-6)
Problems involving original investigation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.


ASC 793 RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY (Subtitle required). (1-6)
Original investigation of mechanisms and problems related to mammalian reproduction. May be repeated under different subtitle to a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.