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ANSC1005 Animal Facilities Design and Management

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: ANSC1005

Credits: 3

Term: Fall

About the Course:

This is an introductory course providing information about the standards of design and management of a range of common animal housing and care facilities. Lecture topics will include information about professional kennels ( a private boarding facility, a public or private animal shelter, humane society or training facility); professional horse stables and associated turnout/pasture/training areas; livestock farms/production facilities and associated turnout/exercise/pasture areas; research animal care and use facilities; and, types of aquatic and avian facilities. Emphasis is on applicable regulations, current standards of care, animal handling, sanitation, disinfection, proper feeding, watering and housing and basic health and behavior issues. The student is exposed to several animal housing concepts and introduced to various career opportunities. Rotations in the Becker Veterinary Clinic kennels to learn and practice husbandry techniques are part of the laboratory requirements. Both lecture and laboratory consist of 2 hours each. Restriction: Preference given to Animal Care and Laboratory Animal Management students.

Course offered: Fall

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