ASI 601 - Endocrinology and Lactation Credits: 3
Provides an overview of the endocrine systems that regulate mammalian lactation and other related physiological processes. Topics include structure and function of important endocrine glands and their hormones, receptors, target tissues and physiological mechanisms of action. Emphasis will be placed on whole animal hormonal interactions that regulate nutrient availability for production of milk in dairy cattle and other dairy species. Upon completion of the course students should be able to identify important endocrine organs and hormones and apply their understanding to problems in dairy production.
Prerequisite: BIOL 198 and junior standing.
Recommended prerequisite: ASI 400, ASI 533 or BIOL 340.
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