The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well being of farm animals and farm communities. The department provides educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Michigan producers and communities benefit from these.
We have a strong tradition of training outstanding students in animal science and related fields, and welcome prospective students who are interested in our programs and want to contribute to our mission. Graduates of our department have advanced to rewarding careers in universities, government agencies, the livestock industry, veterinary medicine and biomedicine.
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Published on August 15, 2018
Ron Bates's ultimate goal is to provide the best service possible to Michigan residents through MSU Extension.
Published on July 30, 2018
Crystal Prom received a NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship, and Juliet Salivo received the 2018 Summer Research Opportunities Program Best Oral Presentation Award.
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Published on September 17, 2018
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Published on September 14, 2018
Published on September 13, 2018
September 30, 2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM Horse Teaching & Research Center
It’s time for another Horsin’ Around Day at the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Facility!
October 13, 2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Our featured speaker is Dr. Joan Dean Rowe from University of California - Davis, who will speak on infectious disease control. Dr. Pamela Ruegg will discuss mastitis management. Labs will be: ultrasound, safe handling of meat, and biosecurity programs.
October 18, 2018
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7th.