Course Description

Advanced Dairy Reproduction

This course is designed to study the dairy cattle reproductive system and provide students with expertise in managing herd reproductive programs effectively. Students will study in depth the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive tracts, understand hormonal controls of the estrous cycle and be able to manipulate the estrous cycle with approved hormone therapies. Students will be responsible for herd heat detection and some artificial inseminations. Students will work with reproductive records, herd managers and artificial insemination technicians to manage the dairy herd’s reproductive program. Prerequisites: DANS 110, DANS 115, or permission of instructor 3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), alternate years, odd years

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Admissions Requirements

Freshman: Desired: two units each of defined math and science and vocational agriculture. 

Transfer: Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should elect appropriate science courses such as biology and/or chemistry, and mathematics.