The sole department under the College of Agriculture and Food Science dealing with animals, the Department of Animal Science is a pillar for instruction, research and extension in animal science. It offers the Bachelor in Animal Science (BAS) with majors in Animal Production and Animal Health, and Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) major in Animal Science.

Our Academic Staff

Julius V. Abela, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jerome O. Arribado
Part-time Instructor

Eugenio B. Cagol
Part-time Instructor

Warren D. Come

Elenita A. Espinosa
Part-time Instructor

Manuel D. Gacutan
Department Head
Assistant Professor

Ronel B. Geromo

Diana Rose R. Lasconia
Part-time Instructor

Retired professors

Dr. Oscar B. Posas
Dr. Serena L. Sanchez
Dr. Sulpecio C. Bantugan
Dr. Guindolino R. Gerona

Our Academic Programs


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (major in Animal Science)
Master of Science in Animal Science
PhD in Animal Science


ANSC 112 Swine production and management. Principles of swine production; management requirements of various classes and ages of swine; marketing and waste disposal.
ANSC 131 Ruminant production. Principles and practices of carabeef, beef, chevon and mutton production.
ANSC 132 Feedlot and range management. Feedlot and range operations including stocking; feeding and pasture establishment, soil and water conservation; waste disposal; equipment.
ANSC 133 Dairy production. Feeding, care and management of dairy animals, hygienic production of milk.
ANSC 136 Equine production. Principles and practices of horse production.
ANSC 141 Feeds and feeding. Composition and use of feeds; formulation of rations; feeding practices; and feed mill operations.
ANSC 142 Animal Nutrition. Functions and metabolism of various nutrients; nutritive value required for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation and other bodily functions of farm animals.
ANSC 151 Breeding of farm animals. Genetics of livestock improvement; breeding systems; physiology of reproduction.
ANSC 153 Ecology of farm animals. Environmental factors affecting the behavior and physiology of farm animals.
ANSC 161 Slaughter, fabrication and carcass evaluation. Inspection of live animals; slaughter and proper flaying; dressing poultry; fabrication and carcass evaluation.
ANSC 162 Animal by-product processing and utilization. Processing and preservation of hide/skin, hair/wool and other economically important animal by-products.
ANSC 163 Processing of meat and other animal products.
ANSC 195 Practicum in animal production. Skills development in poultry, swine and ruminant production and feed mill operation.
ANSC 198 Research planning and manuscript preparation
ANSC 199 Undergraduate Seminar
ANSC 200 Undergraduate Thesis
ANSC 200a Field practice (Non-thesis)
ANHLT 101 Embryology. Principles of veterinary embryology with emphasis on the pig and chick embryo.
ANHLT 103 Veterinary anatomy I. Gross anatomy of the dog.
ANHLT 104 Veterinary anatomy II. Comparative gross anatomy of domestic animals (horse, ruminant, pig and fowl).
ANHLT 107 Histology I. Morphology and structure of the cells, tissues and organs of various domestic animals.
ANHLT 111 Animal Physiology II. Physiology of respiratory, digestive and urinary systems, body fluids.
ANHLT 121 Veterinary microbiology I. Classification and general characteristics of Microorganisms of veterinary importance.
ANHLT 125 General pathology. Principles of veterinary pathology and necropsy, histopathological diagnosis.
ANHLT 126 Veterinary microbiology II. Pathogenicity, epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of bacteria, fungi and rickettsiae of veterinary importance.
ANHLT 127 Veterinary entomology and protozoology. Morphology, biology, pathogenicity; transmission and control of parasitic.
ANHLT 128 Veterinary helminthology. Morphology, biology, pathogenecity; transmission, and control of parasitic helminthes of domestic animals.
ANHLT 133 Applied animal health. Prevention and control of common animal pest.
ANHLT 134 Introductory veterinary medicine. Principles of diagnosis, treatment procedures.
ANHLT 141 Elementary pharmacology. Principles of pharmacology and pharmacy; groups of drugs acting on the various body system.
ANHLT 144 Clinical pathology. Body fluids, secretions and excretions; their proper collection; interpretation of laboratory findings.
ANHLT 146 Immunology. Fundamentals of immunology and basic laboratory techniques.
ANHLT 162 Zoo noses. Diseases transmissible between man and animals; epidemiology, control and treatment.
ANHLT 198 Research planning and Manuscript preparation.
ANHLT 199 Undergraduate Seminar
ANHLT 200 Undergraduate thesis
ANHLT 200a Field practice (non-thesis)
PUBHLT 161 Food hygiene and public health. Principles and practices of meat, eggs, milk and fish hygiene in relation to public health; laws in food hygiene.
ANSC 212 Advanced swine production. Recent trends and advances in the systems of swine production; management practices, feasibility studies and problems.
ANSC 221 Advanced poultry production. Recent trends in poultry production; management practices; feasibility studies.
ANSC 231 Advanced ruminant production. Recent development in ruminant production systems; management strategies in grazing, feeding and breeding.
ANSC 241 Feed formulation and quality control. Physical, chemical and nutritional quality of feedstuffs, additives and compounded mixes; laws and regulations governing animal feeds, quality control of feeds.
ANSC 242 No ruminant nutrition. Physiology of mongastric digestion and absorption; metabolism of nutrients and their effects on animal performance.
ANSC 243 Physiology of ruminant digestion and absorption, metabolism of nutrients and their effects on animal performance.
ANSC 245 Pasture and forage utilization. Methods and techniques of forage preservation, pasture management and utilization systems and their effects on animal performance.
ANSC 251 Advanced animal breeding. Current and potential breeding systems and their effects on animal performance.
ANSC 252 Reproductive physiology of farm animals. Physiology and functional interrelationship of parts of the reproductive system; causes and techniques of improving reproductive inefficiency in farm animals.
ANSC 253 Endocrinology. The physiology of endocrine glands; effects of secretions on target organs, systems and animal performance.
ANSC 254 Artificial insemination in farm animals. Semen collection, processing and evaluation; artificial insemination including pregnancy diagnosis.
ANHL 221 Clinical microbiology. Diagnostic techniques for the identification and control of selected microorganisms of veterinary importance.
ANHL 232 Clinical parasitology. Techniques of fecal and blood examination, culture and diagnosis of common helminthes and protozoan and their treatment.
ANSC 290 Special problem. Individual work in area of specialization.
ANSC 291 Special topics. Topics of current interest in animal science.
ANSC 297 Graduate colloquium.
ANSC 298 Statistical methods in animal science research. Statistical methods, experimental designs and their applications in animal science research.
ANSC 299 Graduate seminar. Presentation of papers from literature and present work by students and staff
ANSC 300
ANSC 305 Mammalian physiology. General mammalian physiology including digestion, circulation, respiration, metabolism, renal function and the nervous system.
ANSC 306 Physiology of lactation. The physiology of mammary glands; factors affecting lactation and composition of milk; immunological aspect of colostrums.
ANSC 307 Rumen physiology. Functions and characteristics of the rumen and its contents.
ANSC 391 Special topics. Topics of current interest in animal science.
ANSC 392 Research techniques in animal nutrition. Conduct and analysis of feeding and metabolism trials.
ANSC 393 Biotechnology in animal science. Recent development in animal biotechnology; in vitro fertilization; superfetation and embryo transfer and other techniques.
ANSC 397 Graduate colloquium. Residency and other requirements of graduate students.
ANSC 399 Graduate Seminar. Presentation of papers from literature and present work by students and staff.
ANSC 400 Doctoral Dissertation. Directed research in animal science.
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