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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Animal Science, 2009

1.) Identify employment opportunities in the livestock industry.

Examples: farm management, livestock production

2.) Describe safety procedures for handling livestock.

3.) Trace the domestication of livestock.

4.) Identify livestock by common names.

•  Explaining the importance of binomial classification
5.) Explain benefits of livestock production to society.

Examples: medicine, food, clothing

6.) Trace the history of major large animal breeds.

Examples: beef, swine, equine, goat, sheep, specialty animal breeds

•  Explaining the economic importance of major large animal breeds
7.) Describe facilities used to manage livestock.

Examples: corral, catch pen, head chute

8.) Compare digestive systems of large animals.

Examples: nonruminant, ruminant

9.) Describe proper nutrition and balanced rations for animals.

•  Differentiating among nutrients affecting the health of livestock
Examples: vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, roughages, concentrates, feed additives

10.) Evaluate methods of disease prevention in livestock.

Examples: parasite control, vaccination, sanitation

•  Categorizing symptoms of animal diseases for diagnostic purposes
Example: black leg symptoms

•  Comparing drugs used to treat animal diseases
Examples: antibiotics, wormers

•  Critiquing environmental factors affecting livestock operations
Examples: soil loss, water quality, air quality

11.) Describe the structure and function of male and female reproductive systems in livestock.

•  Describing the process of genetic engineering, including the use of recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
•  Assessing the use of biotechnology in animal reproduction
Examples: cloning, genetic engineering, embryo transfer

•  Describing how selective breeding has influenced the improvement of animals
Examples: trimness, muscle expression, structure, size, scale

12.) Differentiate animal rights from animal welfare.

•  Describing responsible ownership of animals
•  Listing ways the use of animals in research has benefited humans and animals
•  Interpreting laws governing the use of animals for research
13.) Identify economically important specialty animals and animal products.

Examples: animals—alligators, cashmere goats, quail, ratites, pheasants

- animal products—specialty meats, cheeses

14.) Compare requirements for specialty animal production with traditional animal production.

Examples: care and feeding, management, marketing, sales

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