EM-130 Equine Reproduction
ANSC 162 - Equine Reproduction
I. ANSC 162 - Equine Reproduction
Credit Hours: 2 (8W2: October 15-December 14, 2014)
Instructors: Global Equine Academy (Gene and Sandy Miller)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
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Text: Breeding Management and Foal Development
II. Course Description
Students will study the reproductive tract, hormone control, the signs of heat, breeding methods, semen evaluation, and management of the breeding herd. Fall. Course fee required.
Students will study the parts of the reproductive tract, hormone control of the heat cycle, the signs of heat, breeding methods, semen evaluation, management of the breeding herd, breeding and foaling problems and use of hormones to control the heat cycle. We will give you the technical and practical information needed to breed mares safely and effectively.
III. Student Learning Outcomes
A. University Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of Dickinson State University will:
I. Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures, the humanities, the social sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the physical and natural worlds.
II. Demonstrate the intellectual skills of inquiry, mathematical reasoning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
III. Demonstrate written, oral, and visual communication skills, information literacy, and technological skills.
IV. Demonstrate knowledge of personal and community health and wellness.
V. Demonstrate responsible ethical reasoning and social and intercultural engagement.
VI. Demonstrate advanced accomplishment in discipline-specific performance.
VII. Demonstrate integrative learning across the curriculum.
B. Program Student Learning Outcomes: Agricultural Studies graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:
I. Range of concepts and methods useful in agri-business decision-making in at least one of eight areas of specialization: Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science and Equine. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
II. Mastery of problem solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in professional careers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
III. In-depth understanding of a specific issue facing agriculture demonstrated by the completion of their capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)
IV. Basic proficiency in specific approved practices in modern agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
V. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
VI. Basic knowledge of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
VII. Proper and effective use of both oral and written communication skills. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
C. Course Student Learning Outcomes: Students taking this course will be able to:
I. label the parts of the reproductive tract of the mare.
II. draw and label the estrus cycle of the mare.
III. explain the methods of heat detection in the mare.
IV. demonstrate the correct management of a broodmare.
V. explain the steps of birth of a foal.
Detailed outcomes are listed for each chapter.
IV. Course Content Outline
Week 1: Breeding Farm Design
Breeding Farm Records
Week 2: Breeding Farm Economic
Week 3: Mare Reproductive System
Hormone Control of the Reproductive Tract
Week 4: Heat Detection
Week 5: Broodmare Management
Week 6: Foaling
Weeks 7-8: Cooled Semen
Week 8: Final
V. Teaching Strategies
Various teaching strategies will be used including online lectures, online tests, written evaluation of reading assignments, and a proctored final.
Assessment of Performance
I. Quizzes - 25%
II. Assignments - 25%
III. Final Test - 50%
B. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests are taken online. For the final, a student must identify an independent proctor and the final written test will be taken online at a testing center or other approved proctor facility.
C. Absences: Students are expected to complete three assignments or lessons each week for class. Each lesson will have an online quiz at the end of the lesson and the grade will be sent automatically to us. This feature enables us to keep track of a student's progress. If a student does not complete the lessons for the week by Noon on Sunday, it will be counted as an unexcused absence and the grade or lesson will be lowered one letter grade. If a student needs to work or be gone for the week for some reason, please contact us and we will not count it as an unexcused absence.
D. Academic Honesty: Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This applies to both tests and assignments. Students are expected to complete their own assignments and submit their own work. Students who use or provide others with access to computer materials will be held responsible for their actions. Please review the DSU Student Handbook for the consequences of cheating.
Every effort has been made to present all of the scientific information as accurately and up-to-date as possible. The use and results of this information depend on a variety of factors not under control of the instructors in the class. The authors also recognize that the information is subject to change from year to year. Therefore, neither the author nor instructors for the class assume any responsibility for, nor make any warranty with respect to, results that may be obtained from the information taught in this class. Neither the Global Equine Academy nor its owners shall be liable for any information contained in this class.
VII. Accommodation for Disability
Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation in this course are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 701-483-2999 in the Academic Success Center to ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
GEA and DSU do not sanction or tolerate academic misconduct by students. Academic misconduct such as cheating on exams, plagiarism, etc. is defined in the Dickinson State University Student Handbook under Code of Student Conduct, Article III. The instructor has the right to assign “zero” points to a test, assignment, project, etc. or give a course grade of “F” when there is evidence of academic misconduct.
VI. Campus Violence/Sexual Harassment
GEA and (DSU) is committed to providing a positive respectful and productive work and learning environment free from behavior, actions or language constituting harassment to all employees, students, and visitors. Harassment is a form of offensive treatment or behavior which, to a reasonable person, creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or learning environment. It may be sexual, racial, based on gender, national origin, age, disability, religion or a person's sexual orientation. Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.
Students should report incidents or information related harassment and sexual misconduct. The DSU Campus Violence / Sexual Harassment Policy and reporting guidelines are found in the DSU Student Handbook. Campus-wide policy dissemination is required by federal law and implementation of this policy is guided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates
Quiz- 17 occurrences 20 minutes each 340 minutes
Midterm or Final- 60 minutes each 60 minutes
In-Class informal Writing Assignment- 3 occurrences 15 minutes a page 45 minutes
In-class reading of Linked Article- 4x3 pages 10 min./page 120 minutes
Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 10 times 20 minutes each 200 minutes
Read online lecture- 71 pages 12 minutes each 852 minutes
textbook reading time was not included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 1,707 minutes of class time.
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