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Cornell University    
  Feb 24, 2018
Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 2720 - Feline Reproduction

Spring. (Weeks 1-7) (Offered odd years) 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Recommended prerequisite: ANSC 2400 . Class will meet for 7 lectures.

J. Giles.

Emphasis is on reproduction in the domestic cat; however, aspects particular to reproduction in larger cats will also be presented. Students will learn the physiology of the normal reproductive cycle as well as some common disorders.

Outcome 1: List the major events in the domestication of the common cat.

Outcome 2: Identify the major reproductive organs and describe the contribution or function of each.

Outcome 3: List the major hormones controlling the reproductive process, identify the target cells and list their products.

Outcome 4: List the stages of the estrous cycle and describe the differences between an induced or spontaneous ovulator.

Outcome 5: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of determining pregnancy in the female.

Outcome 6: Describe the major events in parturition.

Outcome 7: Explain the consequences of uncontrolled reproduction and list the methods to regulate this process.

Outcome 8: Describe the new technologies applied to feline reproduction.

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