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Animal Well Being
Dr. Candace Croney
Dr. Croney studies animal behavior, cognition and well-being. She focuses on the effects of rearing environments and enrichment on animal behavior and welfare.
Dr. Nina von Keyserlingk
University of British Columbia
Dr. von Keyserlingk is a professor in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia. She and her students work on finding practical solutions for improving the welfare of animals, particularly cattle.
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
University of California, Davis
Dr. Van Eenennaam researches the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. She focuses on DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production.
Dr. Janeal Yancey
University of Arkansas
Dr. Yancey researches beef and pork quality. She posts resources about meat safety on her blog Mom at the Meat Counter.
Dr. Surendranath Suman
University of Kentucky
Dr. Suman is an associate professor of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. His research program focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of meat color
Antibiotic Use in Animal Production
Dr. James Pettigrew
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Pettigrew is a professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. He studies animal nutrition and production practices.
Dr. Jude Capper
Livestock Sustainability Consultant
Dr. Capper is a livestock sustainability consultant based in the United Kingdom. Her research projects and outreach efforts focus on modeling the environmental and economic impact of livestock production systems.
Dr. Kristen Johnson
Washington State University
Dr. Johnson is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University. Her research program seeks to generate scientifically based information about air quality and cattle production.
Animal Science in Zoos
Dr. Mary E. Allen
FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Allen is a supervisory animal scientist with the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. In her previous jobs she worked with zoos to establish realistic and scientifically based nutritional management programs for a variety of species.
Dr. Debra A. Schmidt
Saint Louis Zoo
Dr. Schmidt is an animal nutritionist with the Saint Louis Zoo. She specializes in diet formulation of zoo animals.