AGR1223 ANIMAL REPRODUCTION & ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
4 Credit Hours
This course is open to all students.
AGR1223 - Animal Reproduction & Artificial Insemination (4 hrs.)
An introduction to physiological processes involved in reproduction of livestock. Processes examined will include anatomy of both male and female reproductive tracts, function of gonads, hormone function, and fertility. Students will also receive instruction on how to perform Artificial insemination.
AGR1267 Principles of Animal Science
AGR1268 Animal Science Industry
The purpose of this course is to give the agricultural student a basic knowledge to understand and perform needed functions in animal reproduction as related to the animal industry.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- List and apply basic knowledge of reproductive anatomy and its function when related to animal reproduction.
- Demonstrate basic evaluation techniques for determining the use of nature mating compared to artificial insemination (AI).
- Interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in industry.
- Describe the process of AI.
- Recognize and determine body condition scores related to reproduction.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate the knowledge of reproductive anatomy and its function when related to animal reproduction.
- Identify and explain each of the parts of a female reproductive tract for each livestock species.
- Identify and explain each part of the male reproductive tract for each livestock species.
- List and explain the hormones related to reproduction.
UNIT 2: Reproductive Systems
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate basic evaluation techniques for determining the use of nature mating compared to artificial insemination (AI).
- Explain natural mating systems.
- Describe AI mating systems.
- Discuss the financial driving force within each industry that will aid in the decision for selecting which system to use.
UNIT 3: Animal Heat and Hormone Regulation
Outcomes: Students will be able to interpret and explain reproduction techniques, EPD’s, and practices used in industry.
- Explain heat and heat detection.
- Explain AI techniques and their use.
- Calculate and explain hormones and injection used in manipulating heat in females.
UNIT 4: Artificial Insemination
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate knowledge of Artificial Insemination (AI).
- Identify equipment used in AI.
- Demonstrate the ability to AI cows and swine.
- Identify and explain the concepts needed in herd health concerns.
UNIT 5: Breeding Evaluation
Outcomes: Students will recognize and determine body condition scores (BCS) as related to reproduction and interpret results
- Determine Body Condition Score.
- Identify what BCS is healthy for animal.
- Analyze and evaluate an animal’s health before breeding.
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Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.