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 March 15, 2018
Eligible students can apply to the CANR STEM-FEE Scholars Program by March 31 for up to $25,000 in scholarships per student
Published on March 12, 2018
Khalilah Smith is an animal science/preveterinary major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She has been active in the MSU Rodeo Club since her freshman year and was named the first African-American MSU Rodeo Queen in 2018.
Published on March 9, 2018
The MSU Livestock Judging Team "Green Team" won the contest and every division at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition Montgomery, Alabama.
Published on March 8, 2018
Students in the program will receive both hands-on and classroom-based instruction in hoof and farrier science, equine anatomy and physiology, basic welding, and business.
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Published on February 21, 2018
March 19, 2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM 1240 Anthony Hall
Changing the dietary ratio of fatty acids under different physiological conditions alters energy partitioning of dairy cows
March 20, 2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM 115 International Center
Dr. Gordon (Gordie) Jones will be the 2018 Endowed Seminar Program speaker.
March 23, 2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM 1310 Anthony Hall
RNF216 is essential for spermatogenesis and male fertility