Animal Sciences

Birds above the treetops

Cloudy With a Chance of Songbirds

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

By Chad Campbell With the stream of new resources available in this digital age, creative applications of technology can reinvent age-old practices, even bird watching. Using a combination of data, algorithms and creativity, Jessica Outcalt, a doctoral candidate in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, employs NEXRAD, the same radar system that tracks the…

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Herat University students in the food technology program plate milk to identify bacteria present in the samples.

Here’s how Purdue is improving water safety in Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer One in 10 Afghan children will die before their fifth birthday. And 20 percent of those childhood deaths will be because of diarrheal diseases arising from unsafe food and water. When an Afghan student in Herat Province told Haley Oliver that her neighbor’s children were often sick, she wanted a sample of…

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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Beef Quality Assurance trainings set to help producers earn certification

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 University News Story

A series of Beef Quality Assurance training sessions will take place throughout Indiana to help producers earn a certification, good for three years, that is increasingly becoming a requirement among major industry buyers.

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Donors make first endowed chair possible for Purdue’s animal sciences department

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences has established its first endowed chair in poultry science, which will help support a faculty member conducting research, education and outreach in an industry that has an annual impact on the Indiana e…

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Endangered Species Club: Freshman seeks to make a difference for endangered animals

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Few things animate Camille Vann quite like the topic of the illegal ivory trade. When she describes how poachers kill endangered African elephants just to sell their tusks, you can see the anger on her face. “It’s pretty ridiculous and sad to know that there are so many elephants a day killed…

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Love for animals takes her halfway around the world

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Katlynn-Ann Douglass Aishwarya “Ash” Chitnis finds herself assisting veterinary clinicians and assistants during procedures of the animals that often walk in and out of the veterinary clinic. She also examines the animals by looking into their mouths and ears, and ensuring they are ready for surgery. It’s clear by watching her that she cares…

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Research team studies dog welfare in commercial breeding kennels

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 University News Story

The Stanton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.98 million to Candace Croney and her research team to study the welfare of dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels.

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Purdue Extension State Fair exhibits feature educational games, info on health, conservation and nature

Monday, July 30th, 2018 University News Story

When Purdue Extension heads to Indianapolis for the Indiana State Fair’s Aug. 3-19 run, educators will be showcasing exhibits that make it fun to learn about health, conservation and the animals around us.

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