DY SCI 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CO-OP IN DIARY SCIENCE
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 101 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES
An overview of animal sciences covering anatomy, physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, management, animal welfare, and behavior of domesticated animals. Food animals are emphasized to discuss their contributions to humans.
DY SCI/AN SCI 102 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES LABORATORY
Hands-on experience and demonstrations to develop practical skills with animals and to better understand the application of science to food production animals. It covers anatomy, physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, management, animal welfare, and behavior of domesticated animals.
DY SCI 205 — DAIRY CATTLE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Dairy cattle evaluation and selection, including: linear type appraisal, dairy cattle judging, mating programs, breed comparisons, cattle marketing, and national genetic improvement programs.
DY SCI 233 — DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT I
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.
DY SCI 234 — DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT II
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.
DY SCI 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY
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.
DY SCI 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI/NUTR SCI 311 — COMPARATIVE ANIMAL NUTRITION
Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement.
DY SCI/AN SCI 320 — ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 361 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND VETERINARY GENETICS
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 362 — VETERINARY GENETICS
The genetic basis for predisposition to diseasse or resistance to disease in livestock and companion animal species. Genetic defects, their discovery, diagnosis and treament.
DY SCI/AN SCI 363 — PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL BREEDING
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 370 — LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND HEALTH IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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.
DY SCI/AGROECOL/AGRONOMY 371 — MANAGED GRAZING FIELD STUDY
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 373 — ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
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.
DY SCI 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Various topics in Dairy Science of current interest to undergraduate students.
DY SCI 378 — LACTATION PHYSIOLOGY
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.
DY SCI 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
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.
DY SCI 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN DAIRY SCIENCE
Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses.
DY SCI/AN SCI 414 — RUMINANT NUTRITION & METABOLISM
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 434 — REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
Principles of reproductive physiology, improvement of fertility, and artificial insemination.
DY SCI/AGRONOMY 471 — FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI/FOOD SCI/SOIL SCI 472 — ANIMAL AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI/FOOD SCI/SOIL SCI 473 — INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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.
DY SCI 534 — REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DAIRY CATTLE
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.
DY SCI 535 — DAIRY FARM MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM
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.
DY SCI 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member.
DY SCI 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Second semester of individual study for majors completing theses for Honors degrees as arranged with a faculty member.
DY SCI 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Individual advanced work in an area of Dairy Sciences under the direct guidance of a faculty member.
DY SCI 799 — PRACTICUM IN DAIRY SCIENCE TEACHING
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.
DY SCI/AN SCI 824 — RUMINANT NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGY I
Focuses on rumen microbiology, metabolite modeling, as well as protein and VFA nutrition and metabolism.
DY SCI/AN SCI 825 — RUMINANT NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGY II
Focuses on calf and heifer nutrition, regulation of dry matter intake, plant and forage chemistry, vitamins, lipids, and starch.
DY SCI 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Specialized subject matter of current interest to graduate students.
DY SCI 900 — SEMINAR
Comprehensive reviews of research aimed at broadening understanding of dairy science.
DY SCI/AN SCI 931 — SEMINAR IN ANIMAL NUTRITION
Discussion of literature that has a bearing on animal nutrition. Students are to survey the literature and present a seminar.
DY SCI/AN SCI/GENETICS 951 — SEMINAR IN ANIMAL BREEDING
DY SCI 990 — RESEARCH
Independent research in preparation of a graduate thesis under supervision of a faculty member.