Creating, advancing and extending knowledge benefiting humans, animals, food production agriculture, sustainable systems management, the environment, and our stakeholders.

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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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  • Prom and Salivo Bring Home Academic Honors

    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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Nearly 200 4-H’ers compete at dairy event

Published on August 27, 2018

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  • Sep 30

    Horsin' Around at MSU

    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!

  • Oct 13

    5th Annual MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

    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.

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