ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction (8)

Animal Reproduction is a core veterinary discipline subject. It embraces broad spectra of both basic and applied knowledge. In so doing, it will emphasise variations, problems and challenges associated with different species and industries, and help to prepare students to identify and solve problems within a problem-based learning (PBL) context.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC262. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to describe normal and abnormal reproductive anatomy of the domestic species and relate reproductive physiology and anatomical structure to function;
  • Be able to discuss the normal and abnormal (including disease) factors that influence reproductive processes such as a gametogenesis, puberty, mating, gamete transport, fertilisation, fetal development and placentation, parturition and lactation;
  • Be able to describe an assessment of reproductive function in male and females, including being able to perform breeding soundness evaluation of the male and pregnancy diagnosis in the female, including to specifically discriminate between pregnant and not pregnant cows, and age the duration of pregnancy;
  • Be able to describe the reproductive management of the domestic species covered in the subject;
  • Be able to discuss the reproductive principles underlying assisted reproductive technologies such as oestrus synchronisation and artificial insemination, and describe methods of applying such technologies;
  • Be able to discuss effective strategies and use evidence-based medicine (EBM) principles to diagnose and manage reproductive efficiency;
  • Be able to utilise clinical skills to sample for, diagnose and treat reproductive problems;
  • Be able to write a scientific article suitable for publication in a veterinary journal;
  • Be able to peer review a scientific article and provide constructive feedback.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • - Overview
  • - Bovine reproduction
  • - Equine reproduction
  • - Small ruminant reproduction
  • - Swine reproduction
  • - Dog and Cat reproduction
  • - Non domestic species reproduction


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.