DY SCI 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CO-OP IN DIARY SCIENCE

1 credit.

Full-time off-campus work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide a background upon which to base a professional career. Students receive credit only for the term in which they are actively enrolled and working. The same work experience may not count toward credit in another course. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  101 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES

4 credits.

Anatomy physiology, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, marketing, meats and management of dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and horses. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 205 — DAIRY CATTLE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

2 credits.

Dairy cattle evaluation and selection, including: linear type appraisal, dairy cattle judging, mating programs, breed comparisons, cattle marketing, and national genetic improvement programs. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 233 — DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT I

3 credits.

Overview of practical dairy herd management with components of reproduction, nutrition, milk quality, raising dairy replacements, facilities and records. Laboratories emphasize practical applications, analyses of alternatives and decision making. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 234 — DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT II

3 credits.

The second of a two course sequence designed as an overview of practical dairy herd management with components of animal welfare and handling, health, calf and heifer rearing, facilities and production economics. Laboratories emphasize practical applications, investigation of alternatives and decision making. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 272 — PRE-CAPSTONE SEMINAR

1 credit.

Develop individualized four-year course plans, learn about internships and job opportunities, and discuss leadership development opportunities. Learn about, and prepare for, active and independent learning from juniors and seniors who have successfully completed independent learning projects including internships, senior seminars and other "capstone" experiences. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-2 credits.

Honors research work under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Dairy Science. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Individual introductory to intermediate work under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Dairy Science. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI/​NUTR SCI  311 — COMPARATIVE ANIMAL NUTRITION

3 credits.

Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  320 — ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE

3 credits.

Provides an introduction to and exploration of the interconnectivity between factors that affect health and disease and the central role of the immune system using infectious disease in animals as a key focus. Explores principal causes and identification of animal diseases, common diseases of farm animals, zoonoses and public health, disease prevention and management including biosecurity measures and host immune responses. Fosters the appreciation for the translatability and universality of knowledge between human and animal health and disease. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  361 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND VETERINARY GENETICS

2 credits.

The molecular basis for inheritance of monogenic and polygenic traits related to animal disease and production. An introduction to the principles of improving animal health and performance by selection and mating systems in companion animals, horses, livestock, and poultry. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  362 — VETERINARY GENETICS

2 credits.

The genetic basis for predisposition to diseasse or resistance to disease in livestock and companion animal species. Genetic defects, their discovery, diagnosis and treament. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  363 — PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL BREEDING

2 credits.

Application of the principles of quantitative genetics to the improvement of livestock and poultry; breeding value estimation and selection techniques; effects of inbreeding and hybrid vigor; crossbreeding systems. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  370 — LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND HEALTH IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Physical, biological and social nature of animal agriculture systems and their improvement in developing countries; analysis of the state of livestock research and development in the developing countries and the world role of U.S. animal agriculture. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY  371 — MANAGED GRAZING FIELD STUDY

1-2 credits.

For those interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and conservation potential of managed grazing systems, and how these farming systems may contribute to the sustainability and diverse tapestry of Wisconsin's working landscape. Visit managed grazing systems of successful grazing-based farmers (graziers) across southern/central counties in Wisconsin, and/or research sites at UW's Arlington and/or Lancaster Research Stations and/or the Discovery Farms Program. An opportunity to discuss at length with farm managers and researchers the practices in place at each farm and research site. Includes introduction to UWEX pasture forage/nutrient management planning and budgeting software. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  373 — ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

3 credits.

Covers physiological processes that regulate the body and the anatomy and function of different physiological systems. Includes interactions between organ systems, analysis of a single organ system from the molecular to the organismal, and comparisons and contrasts of organ systems among different domestic animal species. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Various topics in Dairy Science of current interest to undergraduate students. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 378 — LACTATION PHYSIOLOGY

3 credits.

Focuses on lactation physiology across mammalian species. Structure and function of mammary glands; hormonal control of mammary development and lactation; cellular mechanisms of milk synthesis; the chemistry of milk synthesis; mastitis and other abnormalities of mammary functions. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-8 credits.

An internship under guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member in Animal and Dairy Sciences and internship site supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN DAIRY SCIENCE

1-6 credits.

Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  414 — RUMINANT NUTRITION & METABOLISM

3 credits.

Integrates nutritional and biochemical concepts to understand digestive and metabolic processes in dairy and beef cattle, which are then quantitatively represented to predict and manipulate production and health outcomes. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  434 — REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY

3 credits.

Principles of reproductive physiology, improvement of fertility, and artificial insemination. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG  471 — FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

3 credits.

Delves into aspects of natural sciences (biology and agricultural sciences) and social sciences underpinning the assessment of food production systems as related to a variety of outcomes including but not restricted to human and environmental health, air and water quality, greenhouse gases emission, land use, economic opportunity, social justice, as well as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, locally, regionally, domestically, across continents, and globally. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI/​FOOD SCI/​SOIL SCI  472 — ANIMAL AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

1 credit.

Examines issues related to global agriculture and healthy sustainable development. Using a regional approach and focusing on crops and livestock case studies, students will learn the interdependence between US agriculture and agriculture in emerging economies. Some topics covered include population and food, immigration, the environment; crop and livestock agriculture; global trade; sustainability; food security, the role of women in agriculture, and the role of dairy products in a healthy diet. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI/​FOOD SCI/​SOIL SCI  473 — INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

2 credits.

Examines issues related to global agriculture and healthy sustainable development. Using a regional approach and focusing on crops and livestock case studies, students will learn the interdependence between US agriculture and agriculture in emerging economies. Some topics covered include population and food, immigration, the environment; crop and livestock agriculture; global trade; sustainability; and the role of women in agriculture and the role of dairy products in a healthy diet. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 534 — REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DAIRY CATTLE

3 credits.

Provides the technical knowledge and practical skills to design and execute an effective reproductive management program for dairy cattle. Study key reproductive physiology and practical research results that underlie reproductive management programs. Participate in hands-on laboratories to learn, practice, and demonstrate practical reproductive management techniques including: semen handling, artificial insemination, and ultrasound of ovaries and uterus. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 535 — DAIRY FARM MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

3 credits.

Principles of nutrition, breeding, reproduction, and management at the farm level are integrated. Develop skills in decision making, information gathering, problem solving, and interpersonal communication through field trips to working commercial dairy operations. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Second semester of individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-3 credits.

Individual advanced work in an area of Dairy Sciences under the direct guidance of a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 799 — PRACTICUM IN DAIRY SCIENCE TEACHING

1-3 credits.

Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher eductation level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  824 — RUMINANT NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGY I

4 credits.

Focuses on rumen microbiology, metabolite modeling, as well as protein and VFA nutrition and metabolism. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  825 — RUMINANT NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGY II

4 credits.

Focuses on calf and heifer nutrition, regulation of dry matter intake, plant and forage chemistry, vitamins, lipids, and starch. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Specialized subject matter of current interest to graduate students. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 900 — SEMINAR

1 credit.

Comprehensive reviews of research aimed at broadening understanding of dairy science. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI  931 — SEMINAR IN ANIMAL NUTRITION

1 credit.

Discussion of literature that has a bearing on animal nutrition. Students are to survey the literature and present a seminar. Enroll Info: None

DY SCI/​AN SCI/​GENETICS  951 — SEMINAR IN ANIMAL BREEDING

0-1 credits.

Enroll Info: None

DY SCI 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Independent research in preparation of a graduate thesis under supervision of a faculty member. Enroll Info: None