Society News

  • Reserve your room for Innovate 2015 - The housing deadline for Innovate 2015 is May 7, so book your room today to take advantage of the discounted meeting rate.
  • Aspiring science writers wanted! - ASAS is seeking interns for its summer science-writing internship. Applicants must have writing experience, and they should be comfortable writing about science for a non-scientific audience.
  • Call for JAM 2015 late-breaking abstracts - The 2015 Joint Annual Meeting Program Committee is calling for late-breaking abstracts of original research. Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on May 22, 2015.

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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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    Mark your calendars for the 2015 ASAS Sectional Meetings. Visit the sections page for more information.

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Faculty Scholars Program: Funding opportunity for early career scientists - Animal scientists, particularly those with interests in basic research, have many of the desirable attributes that this program seeks to support. 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.