Society News

  • On March 17, 2014, ASAS hosted a Town Hall meeting for ASAS and ADSA members to ask questions regarding the recent decision by ASAS to change our annual meeting structure beginning in 2017. Read more
  • The Center for Veterinary Medicine will be hosting a series of 4 webchats title "How CVM Works" Click here for the schedule and to register.
  • We are excited to announce that we have had 2080 abstracts submitted for the 2014 JAM in Kansas City, MO.

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    Now that the Fall semester is underway on most college campuses, it is time for undergraduate and graduate students to start planning for Summer 2014.

    ASAS is pleased to announce that applications are due October 28, 2013 for the 2014 ASAS Summer Science Policy Summer Internship program. In 2014, ASAS will be able to support four science policy interns in Washington, DC.

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    Jr. Animal Scientists are children ages 6 to 12. Each Jr. Animal Scientist receives the Jr. Animal Scientist magazine six times a year. The magazine is full of fascinating articles, eye-catching photos and fun activities. It’s a great resource at home and in the classroom.

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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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For multiple reasons animal and human populations are as vulnerable as ever to new and emerging diseases. Animal scientists and veterinarians worldwide are working to create research linkages and mechanisms by which the scope of the potential problem is understood. Read more

Interpretive Summaries

  • Exploring Microalgae as a Biodiesel and Feedstuff Source

    April 3, 2014 - The link between renewable resources and animal agriculture strengthens as researchers look to microalgae as a biofuel and feedstuff source. The latest research published in the Journal of Animal Science investigates the nutritional value of an upcoming biofuel co-product.

  • Review: Use of rbST in dairy cattle reveals no evidence of harm to human health

    April 3, 2014- Recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) has been used commercially since 1994 to increase milk production of dairy cows. In a review article appearing in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, Dr. Robert Collier (University of Arizona) and Dr. Dale Bauman (Cornell University) described the knowledge gained from 20 years of commercial use of rbST in the United States and other countries

  • Scientists discuss recent research to help control E. coli O157:H7

    April 3, 2014 - Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a Shiga-toxigenic bacteria that “ … is a major foodborne pathogen … that has [a] huge impact on … beef production and safety,” stated Drs. T. B. Schmidt and M. Du in their introduction to the review articles from the 2013 Meat Science and Muscle Biology Symposium,