Poultry Science (PO) Course Descriptions
PO 201 Poultry Science and Production. Preq: BIO 125. 4(3-3) F,S. Fundamental principles of broiler, turkey and egg production including poultry physiology, breeding, incubation, housing, nutrition, disease control, management and marketing. PARKHURST
PO 290 Poultry Seminar. Preq: Sophomore standing. 1(1-0)F. Topics related to current and future opportunities in poultry science and the poultry industry. Resume- writing and interviewing for summer positions are outlined by faculty and qualified guest lecturers from the poultry industry. Corporate profiles examined. PARDUE
PO 301 Evaluation of Live Poultry. Preq: PO 201. 2(1-3) S. Experience in evaluating live poultry for production and breeder stock potential. Emphasis on techniques and criteria used in selecting poultry for use in commercial production units. PARKHURST
PO (ANS, FS) 322 Muscle Foods and Eggs. Preq: BIO 125. 3(2-3) F. Processing and preserving fresh poultry, red meats, seafood, and eggs. Ante- and post-mortem events as they affect quality, yield, and compositional characteristics of muscle foods. Principles and procedures involved in the production of processed meat items. LARICK
PO (ANS) (FS) 350 Introduction to HACCP 3(3-0-0) F,S. Offered only as a world wide web course through the Office of Instructional Telecommunications. Introductory course on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points System (HACCP) which is designed to decrease hazards in foods/ An International HACCP Alliance approved curriculum which covers prerequisite programs. A step by step approach for developing and implementing a HACCP plan for USDA regulated food processing plants.
PO 351 Grading and Evaluation of Poultry Products. Preq: PO 201. 2(1-3) F. Principles of grading and evaluation of poultry products such as dressed broilers, turkeys, shell eggs, candled eggs and broken-out eggs according to USDA guidelines. PARKHURST
PO 405 Avian Physiology. Preq: CH 220. 4(3-3) F. Principles of avian physiology integrating physiological functions and anatomical structures of organs and organ systems. Practical problems associated with poultry production. The importance of maximizing growth and productivity via exploitation of environmental influences on physiological systems. EDENS
PO 410 Production and Management of Game Birds in Confinement. Preq: PO 201. 3(2-3) S. Management principles associated with the successful propagation and rearing of game birds, ornamental birds and waterfowl in confinement. Housing and pen requirements, nutrition, disease control and regulatory issues included. PARKHURST
PO (ANS, NTR) 415 Comparative Nutrition. Preq: CH 220 or 221 and 223. 3(3-0) F. Principles of nutrition, including the classification of nutrients and the nutrient requirements of and metabolism by different species for health, growth, maintenance and productive functions. CROOM
PO 420 Turkey Production. Preq: PO 201. 2(1-2) S. Principles and current practices of turkey production. CHRISTENSEN
PO 421Commercial Egg Production Preq: PO 201 2(1-2-0) F,S. Principles and current Practices of commercial egg production.
PO 422 Incubation and Hatchery Management. Preq: PO 201. 2(1-2) F. Principles and current practices of incubation and hatchery management. BRAKE
PO 423 Broiler Production. Preq: PO 201. 2(1-2) F. Principles and current practices of broiler production; encompassing nutrition, management, poultry health and related areas. PARKHURST
PO (ANS) 425 Feed Mill Management and Feed Formulation. Preq: PO(ANS,NTR) 415 or ANS 230; CH 220 or 221. 3(2-3)S. Feed mill management, feed ingredient purchasing, inventory, storage, and quality evaluation, computerized feed formulation, feeding programs for poultry and swine, feed mill design, equipment, maintenance, operation, safety, state and federal regulations pertaining to feed manufacture. GARLICH
PO 430 Poultry Breeding. Preq: PO 201. 3(2-2)S. Application of reproductive and gentic principles to the reproduction of poultry breeding stocks. PARDUE
PO 492 External Learning Experience. Preq: Sophomore standing. 1-6 F,S. A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utilizes facilities and resources which are external to the campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator and the academic dean prior to the experience.
PO 493 Special Problems in Poultry Science. Preq: Sophomore standing. 1-6 F,S. A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utilizes campus facilities and resources. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator and the academic dean prior to the experience.
PO 495 Special Topics in Poultry Science. 1-3 F,S,Sum. Offered as needed to present materials not normally available in regular course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.
Selected 500-Level Courses Open To Advanced Undergraduates
PO 505 Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management. Preqs: PO 201, PO 405 or grad. standing. 3(3-0) S.
PO (ZO) 524 Comparative Endocrinology. Preq: ZO 421 or equivalent. 4(3-3) S.