Animal Sciences

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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Follow these tips for a flawless Fourth of July cookout

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

When it comes to grilling, the stakes don’t get much higher than serving the best steaks on the Fourth of July. Independence Day is the largest grilling holiday of the year in the United States, handily beating out Memorial Day and Labor Day. Enter graduate students Melissa Davis and Emily Ford, meat scientists in-training from…

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Purdue research promotes benefits of ‘tickling’ rats

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 University News Story

Parents often use tickling as a playful way to lighten a child’s mood. In Brianna Gaskill’s Purdue University lab, scientists do the same thing, only with rats.

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National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Eleven faculty members and students from the Purdue University College of Agriculture have been honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for outstanding achievements in educational outreach. The Purdue recipients are: NACTA Graduate Student Teacher Award * Emma Allen, graduate teaching assistant, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. * Shalyse Iseminger, graduate…

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Canine Welfare Science Forum to offer resources for dog owners and canine professionals

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 University News Story

An upcoming continuing education opportunity at Purdue University will address important aspects of providing a good quality of life for dogs.

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