Subject: Animal Bioscience
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Animal and Poultry Science


This course will introduce students to the concepts around the microbiome of animals and its connection to health of the host animal. A specific focus will be the gut microbiome of animals. Emphasis will be on the experimental techniques currently used to study microbiomes, the metabolic pathways they mediate, and the connection the host animal. Lectures include topics on the role microbiomes play in host health, nutrition and behavior through the gut-brain axis.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 75 credit units, including FABS 212.3 or BMSC 210.3.

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