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    Looking for support during grad school? The American Society of Animal Science is the leading professional society for animal scientists. When you join ASAS, you’ll have access to regional and international conferences, amazing networking opportunities and publications like the Journal of Animal Science.

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New report - The Future Postponed - A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides an excellent opportunity for animal scientists to point out the value and critical need for investment in basic animal agriculture research. READ MORE...

Interpretive Summaries

  • Ensiled sugarcane proves effective for feed intake in cattle

    Sugarcane is considered to be an economical feed for cattle, particularly in certain regions of the world where it is commonly grown. However, the low fiber digestibility and low crude protein content of sugarcane limit its use as the sole roughage source in cattle diets. 

  • Oxidative status critical to swine health and pork quality

    Oxidative stress, the imbalance of pro- and antioxidants, is highly detrimental to meat animal production. Excess oxidants damage animal cells and tissues and may ultimately impair animal health and growth. Also, diets that are high in oxidants negatively affect meat flavor, color, texture and nutritive value.
  • Meal frequency and feline weight management

    Increased meal frequency is a good way to increase feline physical activity, according to newly published research in the Journal of Animal Science. This may help prevent and manage obesity in cats.