iCEV offers optional study materials designed to prepare individuals for the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification exam. The preparation materials consist of a playlist, which includes a combination of video and PowerPoint® lessons created in collaboration with our industry partners to teach and reinforce the industry standards tested for by the certification. Explore the preparation materials below.
The Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the animal science industry.
Agriculture is involved in many aspects of our daily lives, including the food we eat, clothes we wear, medical and transportation needs (e.g. insulin, asphalt, stearic acid, vehicle tires etc.). This video outlines the common terminology of cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, poultry and horses (i.e., bovine, farrowing, lambing, doe, broilers, mare, etc.). Diagrams and charts compare and contrast digestive systems, gestation periods and animal uses.
This presentation will provide students with a basic understanding of the beef cattle industry. Various beef cattle operations (e.g., cow/calf, stoker and commercial), selection of cattle, reproduction, calf management, beef cattle health and nutrition and environmental concerns with cattle are discussed in the program. Handling and equipment, vaccinations, castration, dehorning and artificial insemination of cattle are also discussed. Collaborator: Dr. Robert Albin, Texas Tech University.
This presentation will have your students “herding” into the classroom to learn more about the sheep industry. This presentation explores two types of sheep operations — purebred and commercial — as well as breeds, sheep evaluation, nutrition and health, and different management practices. It also discusses common sheep diseases, castration, docking, dehorning, hoof trimming, shearing and wool evaluation. Collaborators: Frank Craddock, Ph.D., Texas A&M University and Sam Jackson, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
The Livestock Industry
Basic Animal Science
External Anatomy of Livestock: Terms & Terminology
Digestive Systems of Livestock: A Basic Look
Basic Livestock Nutrition
Fundamental Animal Microgenetics
Livestock Breeding Systems
Common Animal Diseases
Parasites of Livestock
Basic Livestock Surgical Procedures
Beef Cattle Management Practices
Sheep Management Practices
Swine Management Practices
Goat Management Practices
Animal ID Systems
Harvesting of Livestock