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Cornell University    
  Feb 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 1120 - Sustainable Animal Husbandry

Summer. 3 credits.

D. Brown.

Students completing this course will understand the many roles of domestic animals and the importance of their interdependence with humans; appreciate the scope, diversity, and problems related to domestic animal systems; be able to design and operate simple sustainable animal systems; and know how to continue learning about sustainable animal systems. This intensive summer course includes 25 hours of lecture and 39 hours of hands-on laboratory/ demonstrations at various field sites and facilities all within a three-week period. Topics include domestication, sustainability, dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, genetics, swine, nutrition, beef cattle, grazing, dairy cattle, dairy products, goats, poultry, aquaculture, camelids, horses, draft animals, animal systems modeling, Third World limited-resource animal systems, toxicology, lab animals, toxicology, veterinary medicine, and ethics of human interactions with domestic animals.

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