ANSI 1124_Ch 1_Allison Thompson

ANSI 1124_Ch - 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Animal Sciences Written Assignment Study Questions pp 15-16 1 Animal science is the combination of

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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to the Animal Sciences Written Assignment: Study Questions, pp. 15-16 1. Animal science is the combination of disciplines that together comprise the study of domestic animals. Food sciences as we know them today probably stemmed from the domestication of sheep as a food source, which was around 8000 BC. 2. Without agriculture, life as we currently know it – which includes not constantly moving around in search of our next meal – would not be possible. Essentially the entirety of the developed world centers around this notion of geographical stability and semi-permanence, which requires agriculture to support it. 3. Animal domestication began with the dog, as a companion and hunting aid, which was around 1200 BC. Sheep were the first food source to be domesticated, around 8000 BC, followed by goats, pigs, and cows around 6500 BC, chickens around 6000 BC, llama around 5500 BC, donkeys around 4000 BC, and horses around 3500 BC. The domestication of these animals was not necessarily intentional, and only occurred after millions of years of a basic hunt-and-consume pattern. 4. There are eight specialties within animal science: a. Genetics is the science of heredity and variation of inherited characteristics, while Animal Breeding is the use of biometry and genetics to improve farm animal production. b. Nutrition is the study of how organisms take in and use food for body needs.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course SCIENCES 1124 taught by Professor Stevedamron during the Spring '12 term at Oklahoma State.

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ANSI 1124_Ch - 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Animal Sciences Written Assignment Study Questions pp 15-16 1 Animal science is the combination of

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