PO - Poultry Science


PO 100Principles of Livestock and Poultry ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
General Information on production practices for poultry, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, and aquaculture. The student will learn general terminology, reproductive systems, nutrition, management, animal selection, animal welfare, marketing, and meats. There is no lab for this course. Offered via distance education. The prerequisite is a high school diploma or equivalent.


PO 201Poultry Science and ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Natural Sciences
Co-requisite: PO 202
Fundamental principles of broiler, turkey and egg production including poultry physiology, breeding, incubation, housing, nutrition, disease control, management and marketing.


PO 202Poultry Science and Production LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Natural Sciences
Corequisite: PO 201
This laboratory course will cover the fundamental principles of broiler, turkey and egg production including poultry physiology, breeding, incubation, housing, nutrition, disease control, management and marketing. This course includes field trips for which transportation will be provided.


PO 290Poultry SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Exploration of topics related with current and future potential to influence the poultry industry. Guest lectures from industry representatives will include: vertically integrated poultry production, primary breeders, marketing, animal health, veterinary medicine as it relates to poultry, allied equipment manufacturers, and management of poultry companies. Special emphasis on summer internships and career services.


PO (ANS) (FS) 322Muscle Foods and EggsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Natural Sciences
Prerequisite: ZO 160, BIO 181 or BIO 183
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 processedmeat items.


PO 340Live Poultry and Poultry Product Evaluation, Grading, and InspectionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
To provide students with experience handling live poultry as well as working with an learning about USDA grades and evaluation of poultry meat, meat products, and eggs. Develop an understanding of product specifications.


PO (ANS) (FS) 350Introduction to HACCPUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
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. Offered only as a world wide web course through the Office of Instructional Telecommunications.


PO 404Avian Anatomy and PhysiologyUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
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. Credit not given for PO 404 and 504.


PO 406Physiological Aspects of Poultry ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201, Corequisite: PO 407
Application of physiological principles to modern poultry management and research. Poultry physiology will be related to practical and research management topics including nutrition, housing, ventilation, disease, heat stress, and lighting programs. Students cannot receive credit for both PO 406 and PO 506.


PO 407Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management LaboratoryUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201, Corequisite: PO 406
Practical experience with poultry husbandry, animal environment management, and feeding in a research environment Laboratory exercises include feeding and nutrition programs, weighing birds, lighting management and infrastructure, biosecurity and sanitation, vaccinations, hatching egg management, brooding, ventilation programs and infrastructure, housing design and infrastructure, SOP development, human safety and health training, and animal care training. Laboratory exercises will prepare students for both commercial poultry industry and animal research management careers. Co-requisite with PO 406. Personal transportation to Chicken Educational Unit required.


PO 410Production and Management of Game Birds in ConfinementUNITS: 3
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.


PO 411AgrosecurityUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Offered Alternate Even Years
Junior standing or above
This course is designed to increase the awareness of the issues and vulnerabilities of the IS agricultural system, the importance of agriculture in the US economy, and the importance of protecting it from disease and/or attack. This course is organized to integrate and assimilate knowledge across multiple disciplines including agriculture, animal health, human health, infectious diseases, business, economics, and public policy. Students will identify and analyze the interactions between these disciplines in light of increasing population and concentrated agriculture's increased vulnerability to major disruptions in food production. Students will also analyze where potential links in the food chain are susceptible to disruptions by individuals (or natural disasters), the consequences of these disruptions, and how to minimize the associated risks by developing case studies and strategies for defending against specific threats. Students must have junior standing.


PO (ANS) (NTR) 415Comparative NutritionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ANS 225 or ANS 230 or CH 220 or CH 223
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.


PO 421Commercial Egg ProductionUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PO 201
Principles and current practices of commercial egg production.


PO 422Incubation and Hatchery ManagementUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Principles and current practices of hatching egg production, incubation, and hatchery management, beginning with the placement of broiler breeder chicks on the breeder farm and ending with the placement of chicks at the brooding facility.


PO 424Poultry Meat ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Principles and current practices of vertically integrated broiler and turkey production; encompassing management, nutrition, poultry health, environmental, and related areas.


PO (ANS) (FM) 425Feed Manufacturing TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
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.


PO 433Poultry Processing and ProductsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Poultry processing, further processing, and resulting products as affected by basic muscle composition and function during the conversation of muscle to meat. Microbiology of spoilage and pathogenic organisms, and the regulatory and HACCP programs designed to minimize problems. Overall business functions of poultry processing to understand profit/loss factors, and skills necessary for communication and management. Various sections on sanitary design/construction, pest control, wastewater treatment, and further processed egg products. Credit for both PO 533 and PO 433 is not allowed. Transportation to field trips will be provided. Non-scheduled class time for field trips or out-of-class activities may be required for this class. Transportation to scheduled labs at Lake Wheeler CEU/Poultry Processing Lab will be provided by students.


PO 435Poultry Incubation & BreedingUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Principles and current practices of modern poultry incubation and breeding production systems. Students will be able to describe basic elements of breeding management and production practices, to apply those elements to specific scenarios, and to strengthen their ability to interpret and make critical judgements relative to the breeding of poultry, production of hatching eggs, and the subsequent incubation and hatching process.


PO 492External Learning ExperienceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
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 493Special Problems in Poultry ScienceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
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 495Special Topics in Poultry ScienceUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Offered as needed to present materials not normally available in regular course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.


PO 504Avian Anatomy and PhysiologyUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
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. Credit not given for PO 404 and 504.


PO 506Physiological Aspects of Poultry ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Application of physiological principles to modern poultry management and research. Poultry physiology will be related to practical and research management topics including nutrition, housing, ventilation, disease, heat stress, and lighting programs. Students cannot receive credit for both PO 406 and PO 506.


PO 510Poultry Product Safety: An On-Farm ModelUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only


PO (NTR) 515Advanced Comparative NutritionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
An in-depth presentation of core nutrition principles stressing the role nutrient availability plays in digestive and metabolic adaptations of a variety of animal species. Consideration will be given to translational biomedical nutrition issues that apply to both human and animal health. Students are expected to develop a term paper suitable for submission in a peer-reviewed scientific journal that reviews the latest information in metabolic or digestive adaptations of a specific species as related to nutritional processes. Credit will not be allowed for both ANS/NTR/PO 415 comparative Nutrition and NTR/PO 515 Advanced Comparative Nutrition.


PO (PHY) (ZO) 524Comparative EndocrinologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BIO 421 or PO 405
Basic concepts of endocrinology, including functions of major endocrine glands involved in processes of growth, metabolism and reproduction.


PO 533Poultry Processing and ProductsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PO 201
Poultry processing, further processing, and resulting products as affected by basic muscle composition and function during the conversation of muscle to meat. Microbiology of spoilage and pathogenic organisms, and the regulatory and HACCP programs designed to minimize problems. Overall business functions of poultry processing to understand profit/loss factors, and skills necessary for communication and management. Various sections on sanitary design/construction, pest control, wastewater treatment, and further processed egg products. Credit for both PO 533 and PO 433 is not allowed. Transportation to field trips will be provided. Non-scheduled class time for field trips or out-of-class activities may be required for this class. Transportation to scheduled labs at Lake Wheeler CEU/Poultry Processing Lab will be provided by students.


PO (BIT) 566Animal Cell Culture TechniquesUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BIT 360 or BIT 810 equivalent
Introduction to animal cell culture techniques. Aseptic technique for vertebrate cell culture, media formulation, primary cell culture, long-term maintenance of cell lines, application of molecular techniques to in vitro situations. Half semester course, second part.


PO (FM) 580Feed and Ingrdient Quality AssuranceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: NTR(FM) 525
The course will teach students the principles of feed and ingredient quality assurance and how to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program. The course will include the development of an approved supplier list, ingredient specifications, feed manufacturing quality assurance procedures, and risk based feed safety programs.


PO 590Special Problems in Poultry ScienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
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PO 601SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Preparation for research, research perspectives, rising concerns in poultry production, orientation for graduate studies in poultry science. Required of all graduate students in the Department of Poultry Science.


PO 620Special ProblemsUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Specific problems of study assigned in various phases of poultry science.


PO 685Master's Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


PO 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


PO 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.


PO 690Master's ExaminationUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Spring and Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.


PO 693Master's Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


PO 695Master's Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Thesis Research


PO 696Summer Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


PO 699Master's Thesis PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis.


PO (IMM) 757Comparative ImmunologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: MB 751 or MB 441 or BIO 414
Compare and contrast the immune system structure and function of animal species of agricultural and veterinary significance with that of humans and traditional biomedical model organisms. Discuss key evolutionary differences, how different species use different mechanisms to achieve the same outcomes, and the clinical implications for these differences.


PO (ANS) (NTR) 775Mineral MetabolismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ANS(NTR,PO) 415, BCH 451 and ZO 421
Requirements, function, distribution, absorption, excretion and toxicity of minerals in humans and domestic animals. Interactions between minerals and other factors affecting mineral metabolism or availability. Emphasis on mechanisms associated withmineral functions and the metabolic bases for the development of signs of deficiency.


PO 801Graduate Seminar In Poultry ScienceUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Preparation for research, research perspectives, rising concerns in poultry production, orientation for graduate studies in poultry science. Required of all graduate students in the Department of Poultry Science.


PO 820Special Problems In Poultry ScienceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Specific problems of study assigned in various phases of poultry science.


PO 885Doctoral Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planing for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


PO 890Doctoral Preliminary ExaminationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.


PO 893Doctoral Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


PO 895Doctoral Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Dissertation Research


PO 896Summer Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


PO 899Doctoral Dissertation PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.