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ACADEMIC:

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY

The Animal Industry program design allows students to acquire knowledge and develop abilities and experience in the areas of the animal sciences related to domestic animal production, including species such as beef and dairy cattle, poultry, swine, small ruminants, horses and rabbits. Apiculture (beekeeping and honey production) is also included in the program. Students enrolled in the program take courses in both the basic sciences and applied subjects, such as feeding and nutrition, breeding and reproduction, prevention and control of common diseases and product (milk, meat, eggs, honey) processing and technology. Upon completion of all requirements, students are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) with a major in Animal Industry.

The Animal Industry Program prepares students for work in a number of specialized occupations such as management of dairy, beef, swine or poultry farms; sales of feed, veterinary products and farm machinery and equipment; management of milk or meat processing plants or as private consultants to the Agricultural Extension Service or to other governmental agencies. During the course of their studies, students are also encouraged to venture as private entrepreneurs.

The Pre-Veterinary Program is designed to prepare students wishing to complete a degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), with all the course work in the sciences that are usually required for admission to the accredited schools of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. This is a three-year, non-degree program. Upon program completion, students receive a Certificate. Those students who do not gain admission to a school of veterinary medicine may easily transfer to the Animal Industry Program and obtain a BSA upon completing all requirements.

The Animal Industry Department also offers a graduate study program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Animal Industry.



PROGRAMS OF STUDY

ANIMAL INDUSTRY CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*INGL 3--- First year course in English
3
*ESPA 3101 Basic Course in Spanish
3
*MATE 3171 Pre-Calculus I
3
QUIM 3001 General Chemistry
4
CFIT 3005 Fundamentals of Crop Production
or
INPE 3005 Fundamentals of Animal Science
4
EDFI ---- Elective Course in Physical Education
1
18


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*INGL 3--- First year course in English
3
*ESPA 3102 Basic Course in Spanish
3
*MATE 3172 Pre-Calculus II
3
QUIM 3002 General Chemistry
4
INPE 3005 Fundamentals of Animal Science
or
CFIT 3005 Fundamentals of Crop Production
4
EDFI ---- Elective Course in Physical Education
1
18


SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
INGL 3--- Second year course in English
3
BIOL 3435 Elementary Botany
4
QUIM 3061 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry I
4
BIOL 4015 General Zoology
3
ECON 3021 Principles of Economics I
3
EDAG 3005 Agricultural Orientation
1
18


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
INGL 3--- Second year course in English
3
FISI 3091 Elements of Physics
3
FISI 3092 Elements of Physics Laboratory
1
QUIM 3062 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry II
4
INPE 4005 Veterinary Physiology
3
AGRO 3005 General Soils
3
17


THIRD YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
BIOL 3770 General Microbiology
3
BIOL 3300 Genetics
3
CISO ---- ***Elective course in Social Sciences
3
INPE 4010 Animal Feeding and Nutrition
4
ELECTIVES **Electives
3
16


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
CFIT 4005 Physiological Principles in Crop Production
3
AGRO 4046 Agrostology, Forages and Pastures Management
3
CISO ---- ***Elective course in Social Sciences
3
ECAG 4019 Introduction to Farm Management
3
ELECTIVES **Elective
3
INPE 4006 Reproduction of Farm Animals
3
18


SUMMER SESSION
Number
Course
Credits
INPE 4007 Animal Science Practicum
3


FOURTH YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
HUMA ---- ***Elective course in Humanities
3
INPE 4037 Seminar
1
ELECTIVES **Electives
12
16


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
HUMA ---- ***Elective course in Humanities
3
INPE 4038 Seminar
1
ELECTIVES **Electives
8
INPE 4019 Animal Breeding
3
TMAG 4015 Agricultural Machinery I
3
18
Total credits required for program: 142

*Refer to the Academic Regulations section of this Bulletin for information about advanced placement.
**The program in Animal Industry has 26 credits in elective courses. Of these, 14 are Professional Electives selected from those offered by Department (INPE code) or closely related areas, which require approval from the Director of the Department of Animal Industry. The remaining 12 credits are free electives.
*** The courses taken as electives in Social Sciences and Humanities must be approved by the Director of the Department of Animal Industry.


PRE-VETERINARY CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*INGL 3--- First year course in English
3
MATE 3171 Pre-Calculus I
3
QUIM 3001 General Chemistry
4
BIOL 3021 Animal Biology
3
INPE 3005 Fundamentals of Animal Science
4
EDFI ---- Course in Physical Education
1
18


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*INGL 3--- First year course in English
3
*MATE 3172 Pre-Calculus II
3
QUIM 3002 General Chemistry
4
BIOL 3022 Animal Biology
3
ECON 3021 Principles of Economics I
3
EDFI ---- Course in Physical Education
1
17


SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
INGL 3--- Second year course in English
3
MATE 3021 Introductory Calculus
3
BIOL 3435 Elementary Botany
4
QUIM 3461 and QUIM 3462 Organic Chemistry
4
INPE 4005 Veterinary Physiology
3
INPE 4037 Seminar
1
18


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
INGL 3--- Second year course in English
3
MATE 3022 Introductory Calculus
3
INPE 4010 Animal Feeding and Nutrition
4
QUIM 3463 and QUIM 3464
Organic Chemistry
4
FISI 3151 Modern College Physics
3
FISI 3153 Modern College Physics Laboratory
1
18


THIRD YEAR
First Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*ESPA 3101 Basic Course in Spanish
3
INGL 3236 Technical Report Writing
3
INPE 4025 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
Or
INPE 4017 Introduction to Poultry Production
3
HUMA ---- **Elective course in Humanities
3
FISI 3152 Modern College Physics
3
FISI 3154 Modern College Physics Laboratory
1
CISO ---- **Elective course in Social Sciences
3
19


Second Semester
Number
Course
Credits
*ESPA 3102 Basic Course in Spanish
3
BIOL 3770 General Microbiology
3
QUIM 5071 General Biochemistry
3
BIOL 3300 Genetics
3
BIOL 4027 Introduction to Vertebrate Embryology
3
CISO ---- **Elective course in Social Sciences
3
18

Total credits required for program: 108


* Refer to the Academic Regulations section of this Bulletin for information about advanced placement.
** The program in Animal Industry has 26 credits in elective courses. Of these, 14 are Professional Electives selected from those offered by the Department (INPE code) or closely related areas, which require approval from the Department Director. The remaining 12 credits are electives.
*** The courses taken as electives in Social Sciences and Humanities must be approved by the Director of the Animal Industry Department.

DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY

AMERICO CASAS-GUERNICA, Associate Researcher, M.S., 1984, University of Puerto Rico.

DANILO S. CIANZIO-MUJICA, Professor, Ph.D., 1980, Iowa State University.

ANGEL A. CUSTODIO-GONZALEZ, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1983, Texas A&M University.

JOHN A. FERNANDEZ-VANCLEVE, Professor, Ph.D., 1986, University of Kentucky.

JORGE GONZALEZ-ORTIZ, Extension Specialist, M.S., 1986, University of Puerto Rico.

JOSE R. LATORRE-ACEVEDO, Professor, Ph.D., 1986, University of Arkansas.

CARLOS NAZARIO-PAGAN, Assistant Extension Specialist, M.S., 1988, North Carolina State University.

MELVIN PAGAN-MORALES, Assistant Researcher, Ph.D., 2002, Michigan State University.

JOSE PANTOJA-LOPEZ, Extension Specialist, Ph.D., 1994, Ohio State University.

DANIEL G. PESANTE-ARMSTRONG, Professor, Ph.D., 1985, Louisiana State University.

LEYDA PONCE DE LEON-GONZALEZ, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 1999, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ARIEL RAMIREZ-RAMIREZ, Extension Specialist, M.S., 1983, Louisiana State University.

PAUL RANDEL-FOLLING, Researcher, Ph.D., 1963, Louisiana State University.

ERNESTO O. RIQUELME-VILLAGRAN, Professor, Ph.D., 1975, Washington State University.

EDGARDO R. RIVERA-COLON, Associate Professor, D.V.M., 1984, Tuskegee University.

BENJAMIN RIVERA-HERNANDEZ, Assistant Professor, D.V.M., 1975, Michigan State University.

AIXA RIVERA-SERRANO, Assistant Specialist, M.S., 1985, University of Puerto Rico.

ABNER RODRIGUEZ-CARIAS, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1996, Michigan State University.

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ-PASTRANA, Associate Specialist, M.S., 1987, University of Puerto Rico.

TEODORO RUIZ-LOPEZ, Associate Researcher, Ph.D., 1993, University of Florida.

CARMEN SANTANA-NIEVES, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1993, University of Illinois.

HECTOR L. SANTIAGO-ANADON, Assistant Researcher, Ph.D., 2002, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

VICTOR SIBERIO-TORRES, Professor, Ph.D., 1996, Michigan State University.

BERNARDO VALLEJO-ALMEDA, Assistant Researcher, D.V.M., 1985, Lousiana State University.

SAUL WISCOVITCH-TERUEL, Extension Specialist, M.S., 1985, University of Puerto Rico.


COURSES OF INSTRUCTION

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Undergraduate Courses

INPE 3005. FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

An introductory course in the raising of the most important farm livestock in Puerto Rico.

INPE 3017. RABBIT PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

Theoretical basis and management practices involved in commercial rabbit production, including breeds; reproductive, feeding and sanitary management; genetic improvement; and processing and marketing of the final product.

INPE 4005. VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: INPE 3005 and (BIOL 4015, or BIOL 3021, or BIOL 3052).

The physiology of farm animals, comprising the digestive, nervous, vascular, excretory, respiratory, and endocrine system.

INPE 4006. REPRODUCTION OF FARM ANIMALS. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005 and INPE 4005.

The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the reproductive system of farm animals, including artificial insemination.

INPE 4007. ANIMAL SCIENCE PRACTICUM. Three credit hours. A minimum of thirty hours per week during six consecutives weeks. Prerequisites: A minimum of ten credits in Animal Science and authorization of the Director of the Department.

Practical work experience in Animal Science. It is carried out under the supervision of Department in collaboration with public or private entities.

INPE 4008. MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

A general course covering the composition and properties of milk, and the manufacture of dairy products.

INPE 4009. MARKET MILK. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4008.

Processing and distribution of market milk and related products. Field trips required.

INPE 4010. ANIMAL FEEDING AND NUTRITION. Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

Definitions and general concepts of feeding and nutrition. Relationship between human and animal nutrition. Anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract. Nutrient digestion and absorption and excretion of waste products. Chemical composition and feed evaluation. The nutrients and their metabolism. Feedstuffs used in animal rations. Voluntary feed intake. Feeding standards for domestic animals. Ration formulation. Applied aspects of feeding diary cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, horses, poultry, swine, and rabbits.

INPE 4016. BEEKEEPING. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Breeds and behavior of bees, management and apiculture production techniques. Field trips required.

INPE 4017. POULTRY PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

The principles and practices of poultry breeding, feeding, incubation, brooding, rearing, housing, and sanitation.

INPE 4018. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN ANIMAL SCIENCE. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005 and (MATE 3172 or its equivalent).

Measure of Central Tendency and Variation. Construction and interpretation of tables and graphs. Binomial and normal distribution. Introduction to methods of domestic animal experimentation.

INPE 4019. ANIMAL BREEDING. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005 and either BIOL 3015 or BIOL 3300.

The application of genetics to the problems and methods of livestock’s improvement.

INPE 4020. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Three credit hours. One hour of lecture and one six-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4006.

Theory and intensive practice of artificial insemination in domestic animals.

INPE 4025. DAIRY CATTLE AND MILK PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

A study of the various phases of dairy cattle and milk production.

INPE 4026-4027. SPECIAL PROBLEMS. One to three credit hours each semester. One to three research periods per week per semester. Prerequisite: Authorization of the Director of the Department.

Research problems in livestock feeding and nutrition, poultry feeding and nutrition, livestock management, dairy technology, animal breeding, and animal diseases.

INPE 4028. INTRODUCTION TO HORSE PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

Fundamental principles involved in the care and management of horses with emphasis on racing and the "Paso Fino". Field trips to horse farms and stables required.

INPE 4029. SWINE AND PORK PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

A study of the various phases of swine production, including butchering, cutting and curing of pork.

INPE 4035. BEEF PRODUCTION. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 3005.

A study of the various phases of beef cattle production, including butchering, cutting and curing of beef.

INPE 4036. DISEASES OF FARM ANIMALS. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4005.

The most common diseases of farm animals in Puerto Rico; their prevention, treatment, and sanitary measure.

INPE 4037. SEMINAR. One credit hour. One meeting per week. Prerequisite: Twelve credits in Animal Industry.

Studies and discussions of research work and other topics of interest in Animal Industry.

INPE 4038. SEMINAR. One credit hour. One meeting per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4037.

Studies and discussions of research work and other topics of interest in Animal Industry.

INPE 4040. BEHAVIOR OF FARM ANIMALS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4005.

Study of the behavior of farm animals; the influence of genetic, and the environment on the animals conduct and the physiological aspects related to these.

INPE 4997. SUPERVISED PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR COOP STUDENTS. From three to six credit hours. A maximum of two practice periods, one of which has to be in a semester. Prerequisites: Authorization of the Director of the Department and to be a COOP student.

Practical experience in animal management and production and/or animal products in cooperation with the private sector or government. To be jointly supervised by the academic department, the Coop program coordinator and an official from the cooperating entity. A written report will be required upon completion of each work period.


Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

INPE 5346. DAIRY BY-PRODUCTS. Three credit hours. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4008 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

The manufacture of ice cream, cheese, and butter.

INPE 5347. VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. Three credit hours. Two hours of conference and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: INPE 3005, BIOL 4015 or BIOL 3022 or BIOL 3052 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

Morphology, life cycle, and control of farm animals parasites.

INPE 5355. ADVANCED BEEKEEPING. Three credit hours. Two hours of conference and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4016 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

Commercial management of apiaries. Including the bees, and the various methods used to obtain honey and wax.

INPE 5357. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF FRESH MEATS. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: INPE 4005 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

Principles and practices in the handling, processing and preservation of beef, pork, and poultry meats.