Teaching

Courses that Dr. Ríus is currently teaching:

ANSC 330 – COMPARATIVE ANIMAL NUTRITION:

Nutrients and their sources, assimilation, function, and requirements. Essential nutrients in carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Identification of commonly used feedstuffs. Ration nutrient analysis and formulation for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, horses, swine, poultry, laboratory and companion animals.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 220 with a grade of C– or better and Chemistry 110 or Chemistry 130.

 

 

ANSC 338 HONORS – COMPARATIVE ANIMAL NUTRITION:

Nutrients and their sources, assimilation, function, and requirements. Essential nutrients in carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Identification of commonly used feedstuffs. Ration nutrient analysis and formulation for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, horses, swine, poultry, laboratory and companion animals.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 220 and Chemistry 110 or Chemistry 130 with grades of C- or better.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

 

ANSC 431- COMPARATIVE NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM:

Nomenclature, structures, functions, utilization, and deficiency symptoms of amino acids and proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. Biochemical pathways and cell signaling, energy availability and utilization, and metabolism of nutrients will be discussed in detail.

Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 1 hour discussion.

(RE) Prerequisite(s): 330 and Chemistry 350; or permission of instructor. (RE) Corequisite(s): Chemistry 360.