Entomology 372 - Livestock Entomology

Course Specifics

Instructor: Ken Holscher
Department of Entomology
102 Insectary Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3140
Telephone: 515-294-1101 (Office)
515-292-6499 (Home)
FAX: 515-294-8027
E-Mail: kholsche@iastate.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Course Credits: 2 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Course Schedule: 5:10 pm - 7:00 pm, T
12 Weeks
Class starts at the beginning of the semester
Location: 13 Curtiss Hall
Grading:

Total Course Points = 300

A = 270 - 300 points
B = 240 - 269 points
C = 210 - 239 points
D = 180 - 209 points
F = 000 - 179 points
Textbook: None

Anticipated Schedule and Lecture Content

Lecture 1:Introduction - Course Objectives - Exams - Grading
Principles of General Entomology
  • Insect Abundance and Diversity
  • Structure and Function
Lecture 2:Principles of General Entomology
  • Growth and Development
  • Behavior and Ecology
Lecture 3:Classification of Arthropods of Veterinary Importance
Principles of Host-Pest Relationships
Economics of Livestock and Poultry Pests
Lecture 4: Management and Control
  • Natural vs. Applied
  • Chemical vs. Nonchemical
  • Application Techniques

Lecture 5:First Exam (100 points)
Horn Flies and Face Flies
Lecture 6:Stable Flies and House Flies
Lecture 7:Myiasis Producing Flies
  • Cattle Grubs
  • Horse Bots
  • Sheep Bots
  • Screwworms

Lecture 8:Other Biting Flies
  • Horse Flies and Deer Flies
  • Black Flies
  • Biting Midges
  • Mosquitoes

Lecture 9: Second Exam (100 points)
Lice
Spring Break
Lecture 10:Ticks and Mites
Lecture 11:Miscellaneous Pests
  • Sheep Keds and Wool Maggots
  • Blister Beetles
  • Darkling Beetles
  • Hide Beetles
  • Pests of Feed and Grain

Final Exam (100 points)
Evaluation


This page is part of the Iowa State Entomology site. Last updated 3/30/09 by John VanDyk