Subject: Animal Bioscience
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Animal and Poultry Science


This course examines the application of biological technologies to improve the health or productivity of food and companion animals. Topics include reproductive technologies; transgenic techniques; molecular genetics in animal selection; use of recombinant proteins for growth, lactation and reproduction; functional feeds including alternatives to antibiotics and a review of immune function including vaccine technologies. In addition, regulatory, ethical and safety aspects of technologies will be considered.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 313 and one of VBMS 325 or BIOL 317.
Note: Students with credit for ANSC 470 will not receive credit for this course.

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