Animal Sciences

Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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California animal welfare laws led to higher egg prices, lower production

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 University News Story

Laws that changed animal confinement standards in California raised the price of eggs dramatically upon adoption and have kept prices higher than had the laws not been enacted, according to a Purdue University study. An analysis of the laws’ effects on egg production and prices in California could inform other states considering similar legislation.

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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Fat cells

Purdue research could lead to breakthrough in treating obesity, diabetes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells. White adipose tissue, most associated with obesity, is a type of fat that collects in the body…

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Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 University News Story

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

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A Future Veterinarian on the Farm

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Wyatt Krom grew up in Liberty, Indiana, a small town south of Richmond on the east side of the state. Krom’s family raised beef cattle and he had been involved in livestock organizations, including 4-H and FFA, since he was a small child. His first exposure to Purdue was during trips to campus for livestock…

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Experiential Learning through Service

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Students pursuing degrees in Animal Sciences have the opportunity to participate in service learning while studying abroad. Associate Professor Paul Ebner leads a team of students to Romania each year to work with small scale farmers in efforts to improve their operations. “Service learning is a form of experiential learning that enables students to learn…

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4-H STUDENTS IN LAB - Several 4-H students came to Purdue to tour the labs.

A (YouTube) Star is Born

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Kara Stewart didn’t attend Purdue as an undergraduate student with the intent to pursue agriculture. After she graduated in 2001, her plan was to become a veterinarian. Today she’s an Assistant Professor, with a majority Extension and Teaching appointment, and her YouTube video on how to complete post-cervical artificial insemination in pigs has received nearly 200,000…

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