Managerial problems and practices associated with successful dairying in the Northeast and the U.S. Includes dairy cattle nutrition, selection, breeding, lactation, and waste management.
This course is conducted collaboratively with other New England Land Grant institutions. Students and faculty collectively tour dairies and dairy related facilities during the first week in January. UMass students meet with the faculty advisor for a series of weekly discussion sessions to talk about each of the destinations.
Detailed study of macro and micro nutrients, their digestion, absorption, and metabolism by various domesticated animal species for maintenance and production. Introduction to feeding programs.
Comparative aspects of anatomy, embryology, endocrinology, and physiology of reproduction and lactation. Prerequisites: ANIMLSCI 220
This course explores comparative reproductive biology in wildlife and domesticated animals. Topics will include: conservation techniques to solve problems of environmental change and international development; human-wildlife conflict; reproductive cycles in wild animals; reproductive technologies; pharmacological and physical restraint; capture methods and transport. Management of wildlife in national parks, game reserves and zoos.
This course prepares students for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Topics include test taking strategies, formation of a study plan, and review of topics covered in the VTNE. Students will develop essential test taking skills by completing review quizzes and practice exams covering topics in all the Practice Domains as set forth by the AAVSB Veterinary Technician National Exam.