Advanced Animal Reproduction (VETS8008)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study provides a comprehensive programme on basic and applied aspects of male and female reproductive biology, with particular emphasis on livestock and domestic animals. The fundamental topics include reproductive cycles, sexual differentiation, gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo development, gestation and parturition. An understanding of the applications of advanced reproductive technologies is developed through lectures, tutorials and the assignments. In addition, practical instruction is given on semen collection and processing, manipulation of the reproductive cycle, artificial insemination, and pregnancy diagnosis in sheep and pigs. Classes are held at the Camperdown Campus in Sydney and at the Camden Campus Animal Reproduction Unit and Mayfarm piggery.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lectures 2 hrs/week, tutorials 1 hr/week, practicals 3 hrs/week.

Assessment

Written and oral assignments (30%), mid-semester written exam (10%), end of semester written exam (60%)

Textbooks

Senger, PL 2013, Pathways to pregnancy & parturition 3rd ed., Current Conceptions Inc.

Practical work

There will be several half day practical classes held at the Camden Campus.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: ANSC3104 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ANSC3002, ANSC3102

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