Applied Environmental Physiology & Animal Housing (ANSC*4100)

Code and section: ANSC*4100*01


This is a fourth year undergraduate course that addresses how various aspects of the physical environment affect an animal's biology. It covers basic concepts of stress physiology, thermoregulation and energy balance and how animals respond to light. We discuss how these concepts apply to animal housing and management in a variety of animal-keeping systems, with an emphasis on agricultural species. Other aspects of the physical environment, such as air quality, space allowance, equipment design and flooring that impact on animal health and well-being are also covered.