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  • North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Animal Science

    Moodle Web Page: Study materials will be posted on the ANS 151 Moodle web page at:


    ANS 151 (Introduction to Animal Science Lab) is designed to give students practical experience with a variety of domestic mammals. The course will focus primarily on cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses.

    Catalog Description: Hands-on experience and demonstrations with livestock and horses; identification of common management equipment and knowledge of proper use; animal tracts, organs, skulls, feeds, breeds, and other animal-related items or topics. The lecture (ANS 150) must be taken concurrently or have been passed previously with a C-minus or higher. This lab course is restricted to the following majors: Animal Science, Ag Extension, Ag Science, and Ag Ed. Transportation is provided to the off-campus labs, and students will be returned to campus prior to the end of the scheduled lab period.

    Pre/co-requisite: ANS 150, Intro to Animal Science lecture.

    Lab meets in room 460 Riddick Hall unless otherwise specified, and there are four sections: Monday 12:25-3:10, Monday 3:35- 6:20, Wednesday 12:25-3:10, and Wednesday 3:35-6:20. You must attend the lab you are registered for in order to receive credit for that week's assignment.

    Class Courtesy: Please be sure to turn your cell phone off during lab, and don't use it during any part of lab (no one should see or hear your cell phone when class is in session, so please don't pull it out to check messages or to text anyone). Please do not talk during the part of lab when the instructor or guest speaker is talking.

    Field Trips to our Animal Educational Units (teaching farms) will be undertaken during some of the labs. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will provide transportation to and from field trips, and students are encouraged to use it. The University assumes no responsibility when students choose to provide their own transportation. Students agree to accept and assume responsibility for all risks involved to them or their property during travel to and from field trips when providing their own transportation.

    Laboratory Safety: In the majority of the laboratories, students will have the opportunity to interact and work with a variety of animals. During the first laboratory, general safety instructions for working with animals will be discussed in detail. In addition, special instructions concerning safety will be emphasized before individual laboratories. Since students will be working with animals, it is advisable to wear old clothes to the laboratories. In addition, short pants and open-toed shoes should not be worn when laboratories are scheduled for the Farm Educational Units.

    Use of Animals: This course requires the use of animal specimens and live animals in most of the laboratories. All procedures and laboratory exercises are consistent with the humane management and production practices outlined in the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Act. In addition, animal use activities associated with this course have been approved by the N.C. State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

    ANS 151 - Introduction to Animal Science Lab Dr. Jeannette Moore, Spring 2013

    Welcome Instructors and Teaching Assistants

    No textbook/course pack Class Courtesy

    Field Trips, Lab Safety, Use of Animals Grading

    Student Learning Outcomes for this Course Written re-grade requests

    Attendance & Excused Absences Lab Practicals

    Anti-Discrimination Statement Academic Integrity

    Lab Topics and Dates Students with Disabilities

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  • General Education Program (GEP) statement: This course does not fulfill any of the GEP categories. This course is required for Animal Science majors and Extension Education majors, and it serves as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Group A elective for other CALS majors. This course is not required for the Minor in Animal Science.

    Credit Only (S/U) Grading: This course must be taken for a letter grade because no one who is enrolled is taking it as a free elective. For more details, refer to:

    Auditing the course: This course is restricted to students who need it for their major, so no student should change to Audit. For more details, refer to:

    Instructors and Teaching Assistants:

    No Textbook or Course Pack:

    There is no textbook or course pack for this course. The lab question sets will be provided to you, and supplemental materials will be posted on the Moodle website.


    Students are expected to be punctual and to attend all labs. Please don't be late to lab! It is very distracting for the instructor and your classmates.

    Excused Absence: An excused absence must be documented in writing and must be approved by Dr. Moore. An example of an excused absence would be a visit to the infirmary or doctor's office, attendance at a funeral for a family member or friend, or a mandated court appearance. Please let Dr. Moore know ahead of time when you know you cannot make it to lab. In an emergency situation where you are unable to notify me, you must contact me the day you return to campus (even if it is not a day when our lab meets). I have voice mail and e-mail, so you can call or e-mail at any hour of the day or night. No more than one lab can be excused during the semester. When a student knows ahead of time that he/she will miss a lab, Dr. Moore will arrange in advance for the student to attend another lab section. See the Lab Practical section below for important information on missing a Lab Practical.

    Instructor Dr. Jeannette A. Moore, 342 Riddick Hall, voice mail = 515-4010, E-mail:

    Dr. Moore's office hours are by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Moore, please call Dee Pryse at 515-3028 or stop by to see her in 342 Riddick Hall. Dee is in her office from 7:30 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

    Petra Chang Graduate Teaching Assistant

    12:25 labs, Monday and Wednesday E-mail =

    Amanda Bostian Graduate Teaching Assistant

    3:35 labs Mondays and Wednesdays E-mail =

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  • Note: alarm clock failure and car trouble are not considered to be excused absences.

    The university attendance regulation is online at:

    Lab Practicals:

    There will be two lab practicals during the semester. See the "lab schedule" section of this syllabus for lab practical dates.

    Make-up Lab Practical: There is no way to re-create the lab practicals. When a student knows ahead of time that he/she will miss a lab practical for an excused absence, Dr. Moore will arrange for the student to attend another lab section to take the practical as long as arrangements are made at least a week in advance. If a student misses a lab practical and has an unanticipated excused absence, he/she must contact Dr. Moore as soon as he/she returns to campus. If a student misses a lab practical and does not have an excused absence, a grade of zero will be recorded.


    A+ = 97% to 100% A = 91% to 96.9% A- = 90% to 90.9% B+ = 87% to 89.9% B = 81% to 86.9% B- = 80% to 80.9% C+ = 77% to 79.9% C = 71% to 76.9% C- = 70% to 70.9% D+ = 67% to 69.9% D = 61% to 66.9% D- = 60% to 60.9% F =

  • Student Learning Outcomes for This Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe and explain the physiological rationale for routine management practices used with domestic livestock and horses.

    2. Identify and describe the proper use of common management equipment used with livestock and horses.

    3. Identify parts of animal reproductive and gastrointestinal tracts, and explain the function of each part.

    4. Identify and classify common feedstuffs used in livestock and equine management. 5. Identify common breeds of livestock and horses and describe the main characteristics of each breed.

    Academic Integrity:

    Please note that violations of the Code of Student Conduct will not be tolerated in this class or at N.C. State University. This includes (but is not limited to):

    � Looking at someone else's paper during a lab or lab practical. � Allowing someone else to look at your paper during a lab or lab practical. � Using notes or other information during a lab practical.

    To minimize temptation, the following rules will be in effect during lab practicals:

    � You may have nothing on top of your desk except something to write with. All books, daypacks, notebooks, etc. must be stored under your table. All loose paper needs to be inside your daypack or notebook; no loose papers may be on top of the materials that are stored under your seat. NOTE: It is an academic integrity violation for papers to be visible; whether or not a student actually looks at them is not relevant. If you see any visible papers during a lab practical, please raise your hand to alert Dr. Moore so she can have the student put them away.

    � You may not wear any of the following during a lab practical: hat, sunglasses, headphones, earbuds. � No talking will be allowed during lab practic


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