Domestic Animal Behavior and Welfare
This course will give students an overview of and introduction to the behavior and welfare of domestic mammalian species. By the end of this course, students will be able to summarize and compare categories of behavior among species, apply the general concepts of mammalian behavior and biology to evaluate the welfare of animals in various scenarios, conduct scientific literature reviews, and present their findings in written and oral formats. Primary species covered include cattle, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, and rodents. Students may include some focus on a particular species of interest through independent and group projects. Applied portions of the course include behavioral observations and assessments, welfare evaluations, training plan development, and safe animal handling.
Students enroll in ANSC 1150.