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  • Jan
    11
    Latest CJAS now online


    The December 2016 issue (Volume 96, Number 4) of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science is now online.

    Access the December Table of Contents.

    The December issue also includes Summaries of Communications of the 2016 Meeting of the Animal Science Modelling Group, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 July 2016.

    Access Just-IN articles.


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  • Jan
    11
    Call for papers





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  • Jan
    11
    Register for lactation pre-conference


    The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) will occur as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Make plans to attend this pre-conference on 8 July 2017! The speaker line up is one of the most impressive in BOLFA history.

    “The Biology of Lactation- From Genes to Cells to Milk”

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    View the meeting program for more details.


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  • Jan
    11
    New Translational Animal Science


    The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has added a fourth journal to its publications portfolio. The new journal, Translational Animal Science (TAS),  is open access and utilizes a combination of traditional peer review and open review. New papers are up and ready for open review. Add a review comment online!

    The review process for TAS includes one closed (e.g., anonymous or traditional) review followed by a period of online open review (review by public comment). The online open review comments will be monitored to ensure fairness. The closed review, public comments and review will be forwarded with the decision from a section editor to authors. If the paper is accepted, authors will be given time to incorporate closed and open comments. Once the final manuscript is accepted, the open comments and initial submission will be removed from the online publication and replaced by the final published paper. If the paper is rejected, the paper and comments are removed from the website at that time.

    The January 2017 inaugural issue of Translational Animal Science features nine articles.

    Submit a paper to Translational Animal Science.


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  • Oct
    13
    CSAS honours award recipients


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    CSAS honoured several members, graduate students and undergraduate students with awards during the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM), held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 19-23. Please join us in recognising these individuals for their accomplishments:



    Dr. John McKinnon (University of Saskatchewan)

    2016 sponsor: Alltech Canada, Inc.


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  • Oct
    13
    See the September CJAS online


    The September 2016 issue (Volume 96, Issue 3) of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science is now online.

    Access the September Table of Contents.

    Access the Just-IN articles.

    See the e-First articles.


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  • Oct
    13
    Register for lactation pre-conference at annual meeting


    The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) will occur as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Make plans to attend this pre-conference on July 8, 2017! The speaker line up is one of the most impressive in BOLFA history.

     

    “The biology of lactation – from genes to cells to milk”

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  • Oct
    13
    New features from the Journal of Animal Science


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    The Journal of Animal Science, published by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), now offers a new service called JASEdit, as well as an expanded list of section titles.

    The JASEdit service provides three levels of review for authors and can be accessed pre- or post-submission to JAS. The three levels include:

    The service launched July 1, 2016. Pricing and details can be found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jasedit.

    The Journal of Animal Science has expanded its list of section titles. The publication now offers 40 section titles for authors to choose from when submitting papers to JAS. Dr. Jim Sartin, JAS Editor-in-Chief, says the new section titles increase the choices available to authors and allow them to be more specific when choosing a section that represents their papers. Following is the complete list of section titles for JAS. Section titles will run on an as-needed basis within the table of contents. More information can be found in the Instructions for Authors.


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  • Oct
    13
    Recap of EAAP sessions


    The 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) was held in Belfast, Ireland on August 29 – September 2, 2016. More than 1,500 people attended the EAAP annual meeting.

    Links to summaries of some of the presentations are provided here. These summaries are provided by Dr. Deb Hamernik, President of the American Society of Animal Science.

    “The important and often forgotten role of managing genetic diversity”  by Dr. Christian Maltecca

    “Genomic selection in sheep: where to now?” by Dr. John McEwan


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  • Oct
    13
    Latest issue of WAAP newsletter available


    The most recent issue of The World Animal Science News, a publication of the World Association for Animal Production (WAAP), is now available. Read about animal science and livestock industry news from around the world.




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  • Jul
    09
    Join us for the 2016 JAM


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  • Jul
    09
    CSAS events at 2016 JAM


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  • Jul
    09
    2016 JAM program and abstract books online


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    Conference information and the scientific program for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) are at your fingertips in the JAM Program. The 2016 JAM Abstract Book also is now available online.

    The program has everything you need to plan your time in Salt Lake City, Utah, including:

    General meeting information, a transportation schedule, sightseeing options, hotel information, special events, pre- and post-conference events, an exhibit directory, maps, meeting and award sponsors, oral and poster scientific sessions, and more.

    While you’re at JAM, keep up-to-date with the 2016 JAM app! Create a personalized schedule, browse abstracts, view maps of the meeting locations, receive special announcement notifications, and more!


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  • Jul
    09
    Events for students at JAM





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  • Jul
    09
    In memory: Dr. James Clarence Rennie


    The following article is a tribute to Dr. James Clarence Rennie, who passed away June 23, 2016.

    Dr. Clare Rennie passed away on June 23, 2016, at the age of 90. He will be remembered by his many students and colleagues at the University of Guelph, in the Government of Ontario, and in Semex Alliance and by the farming public, for his friendship, his leadership, and his service to mankind. Dr. Rennie also was a devoted member of the Canadian Society of Animal Science throughout his career.

    Clare studied at Guelph obtaining a Bachelor in Science, then studied at Iowa State for a Masters and Ph.D. He married his wife Shirley, and they were together for 64 years. He returned to Guelph where he taught, led research in dairy genetics and founded the first IBM computer lab on the Guelph campus, analysing production and conformation data for dairy sire evaluation, and leading in livestock improvement. As Chair of the Department of Animal Science, he recruited talented scientists and established them in a newly developed building, forming the base for one of the most influential Animal Science Centres in the world.

    A builder of immense energy, Clare was instrumental in establishing the Elora Research Centre and the Arkell Swine Centre. After 22 years of service at the University, Clare became Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture, where he led the development of Agricultural Education Centres at the diploma level throughout Ontario, and played a major role in research direction in Ontario and Canada. He was particularly energetic in developing the Vineland and Elora Research Centres, and was in demand world wide as a speaker on science and education.


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  • Jul
    08
    CSAS symposium to focus on reducing livestock antibiotic use





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  • Jul
    08
    Call for abstracts for 2016 Western Nutrition Conference




    Each graduate student who wishes to present his/her own research at the competition is encouraged to submit one abstract. If you would like to present a poster at the conference, please send your abstract electronically (in Microsoft Word or a compatible word processing program) to Dr. Peiqiang Yu, Department of Animal Science, University of Saskatchewan at peiqiang.yu@usask.ca and zyn847@mail.usask.ca on or before August 1, 2016, to facilitate publication of submitted abstracts in the conference proceedings. Each student submitting an abstract MUST be registered for the conference. Please visit the conference website, http://www.anacan.org/en/news-events/events/2016-western-nutrition-conference for registration information.

    Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Due to space limitations in the proceedings, abstracts cannot exceed a maximum of 2,300 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation). Begin the count at the title and end the count with the last key word. Please use a 12 pt Times New Roman font for the abstract (see the 37th WNC Abstract Template). The abstract must contain comprehensive information and have the following sections:

    The board space available for each poster is 1 m wide and 1.2 m high. All posters should be mounted on the boards by 8:00 AM, September 21. Posters will be available for public viewing throughout the conference, and graduate students are expected to be present from 4:45 to 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 21, during which time judges will visit the posters. Winners will be announced at the conference banquet, and cash awards will be presented to first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) place winners.


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  • Jul
    08
    Do we really know how smart animals are?


    Have humans been getting it all wrong when it comes to testing animal intelligence? In an ABC Radio National article, a world-renowned biologist and primatologist says we should judge an animal’s intelligence by testing the limits of its natural behaviours, and not by comparing it to our own standards.

    Read more in this article.

    Photo: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-reduce-significantly-use-chimpanzees-research 


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  • Jul
    07
    New summary from July Animal Frontiers


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    By Lucy Schroeder

    American Society of Animal Science Communications Intern

    For over sixty years, it has been known that treating livestock with low doses of antibiotics can increase growth rate. In recent years, using antibiotics in this way has become a controversial topic, with critics concerned about the effect it may have on the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria important in human medicine. As a result, it is important to understand how the microbiota play a role in digestion so we better understand how to achieve efficient weight gain in livestock.

    Dr. Laura M. Cox of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School examined the effects of antibiotic use on gut microbes and weight gain in different species. She has observed that the effectiveness of low-dose antibiotic use in animals can be influenced by what age the animal receives the treatment, the variety of the animal’s diet, and the length of the animal’s growth cycle.


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  • May
    25
    Welcome to CSAS Matters!


    CSAS Matters is a monthly e-newsletter distributed by the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS). The newsletter is committed to providing the latest news, research, events and developments in all things animal production.

    CSAS is now part of a global animal science community, including the US, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. CSAS has collaborated with the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) to demonstrate that animal science is a global industry with growing opportunities.

    CSAS Matters has been developed due to the success of Taking Stock, a newsletter that has been distributed to ASAS members since January 2011. CSAS Matters hopes to follow the example of Taking Stock (ASAS) in continuing to provide the latest on upcoming events, research and news.

    Please join us at the 2016 CSAS conference which will be held jointly with the  American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), and the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23.


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