updated 10/2/06

Animal Science 434 - Applied Anatomy

This laboratory will require that you work with animals so dress appropriately and do not where open toed shoes.  


  1. Examine how knowledge of anatomy is applied in real world animal production.
  2. Introduce you to the techniques for artificial insemination in several farm animal species.
  3. Perform rectal palpation and artificial insemination in cattle.
  4. Perform artificial insemination in pigs.


Pre-lab Activities:

Laboratory Activities:

  1. Getting ready for lab: There are many things you need to be able to do in lab this week. In this section you will review female anatomy, rectal palpation, and artificial insemination in cattle and pigs.
  2. Classroom Laboratory Procedure : This section will cover palpation of cow reproductive tracts, ovarian structure identification, palpation of tracts in training boxes along with artificial insemination. Be sure to do all 3 stations and the associated questions.
  3. Applied Female Anatomy: You will actually perform rectal palpation and artificial insemination in a cow.
  4. Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR): Examine the consequences and prevention of this disease.
  5. Semen Information: Record your breeding information and examine the bull you used.