Graduate Studies

Our program is unique in the nation, providing graduate veterinarians with multidisciplinary training in animal agriculture problem solving. To accomplish this, the program emphasizes:

  1. multidisciplinary coursework
  2. hands-on experience solving spontaneously occurring problems at the producer level
  3. strong mentoring in the course of training

Currently we balance training and experience to include scientific disciplinary subject matter and experimental methodology, plus understanding of agricultural management issues.

The program requires a balance between appropriate coursework and experiential learning with oversight by committed faculty mentors. The program includes a core of course work, additional courses for individual students that fit their specific training needs, and teams of faculty that develop integrated project areas as the basis for experiential learning.

The program is designed for plan A or B Master of Science and Doctoral degrees, which will be granted from the student's home department. This program will broaden the student's understanding and involvement in the multiple disciplines entailed in sustainable and profitable animal agriculture, and the production of a quality, wholesome retail food product.

Curriculum

VS or AN 580/581 - Issues in Animal Agriculture
2 semesters, 2 credits per semester = 4 credit hours.

Team taught course that analyzes issues that are impacting the shape and direction of animal agriculture. The course highlights a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the factors that create, or are necessary to resolve these issues.

VS, AN or EA 792 - Seminar in Animal Agriculture
1 credit per semester

Weekly seminar series that is integrated into the departmental seminar programs of each of the participating departments. Program faculty members will participate in delivery of seminars. Students are expected to deliver a seminar each year, concerning one of the issue areas included in VS680/681.

One course chosen from each of the following subject groups (total of 4 required). These courses are offered to broaden the student's knowledge in one or more areas outside of the major interest, and selection should be guided by the committee.

 

To apply, contact:
Morna Mynard
Dept Clinical Science
A201 Vet Teaching Hospital
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 297-4030
mmynard@colostate.edu

For more information, contact:
Franklyn Garry, DVM, MS
ILM Coordinator
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 297-0371
fgarry@colostate.edu

 

 

Animal Health

Class Name
Cr
VS 750 Population Health Management
2
VS 748 Food Animal Production and Food Safety
2
VS 626 Infertility and Genital Disease
2
VS 716 Advanced Studies in Reproduction
2
VS 795 B Food Animal Medicine
1-5
VS 795 O Herd Health Management
1-5
VS 796 Group Study in Medicine
1-6
PA 555 Principles and Mechanisms of Disease
3
EH 501 Toxicology of Environmental Agents
2
EH 648 Environmental Health Risk Assessment
3

Animal Products

Class Name
Cr
AN 560 Issues in the Meat Industry
3
AN 660 Advanced Meat Science
3
AN 567 Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points
3

 

 

Economics and Marketing

Class Name
Cr
EA 305 Computerized Record Keeping
3
EA 405 Agricultural Production Management
3
EA 478 Agricultural Policy
3
EA 505 Agricultural Production Economics
3
EA 508 Financial Management in Agriculture
3

 

Animal Production

Class Name
Cr
AN 476 Beef Feedlot Management
3
AN 478 Beef Production and Management
3
AN 492 Management Decisions
2
AN 510 Bovine Reproduction Management
3
AN 570 World Animal Agriculture
3
AN 578 Beef Cattle Management Decisions
3
AN 730 Advances in Cattle Breeding
3
AN 731 Parameter Estimation for Genetic Prediction
3
PS 640 Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
5
AN 420A Applied Animal Nutrition
2
AN 422 Animal Metabolism
3
AN 621A Animal Nutrition
2
AN 720 Nutritional Energetics
3
AN 725 Rumen Metabolism
3
RS 520 Range Issues and Policy
2
RS 532 Range Ecosystem Sampling
3
RS 552 Range Animal Production and Management
4
PO 709 Environmental Politics in the U.S.
3

Recommended Coursework

It is highly recommended, and required by some participating departments, that students acquire training in statistics and experimental design. Following are some courses that may be suitable to this end.

Class Name
Cr
EH / VS 662 Applied Research-Planning/Design/Analysis
3
EH 542 Biostatistical Methods for Qualitative Data
3
EH / ST 544 Biostatistical Methods for Qualitative Data
3
ST 511 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I
3
ST 512 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II
3
EH 532 Epidemiologic Methods
3
EH 551 Ergonomics in Product and Process Design
3
AN 565 Interpreting Animal Science Research
3