Featured Articles

  • Mar
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Risk Factors Associated with Animal Mortality in Pasture-Based, Seasonal-Calving Dairy and Beef Herds


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    In January 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article that investigated the risk factors associated with animal mortality in pasture-based, seasonal-calving dairy and beef herds.

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  • Mar
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of Ruminal Acidosis and Short-Term Low Feed Intake on Indicators of Gastrointestinal Barrier Function in Holstein Steers


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    A recent study published in the Journal of Animal Science in February 2018, researchers looked at the effects of low feed intake and rumen acidosis on gastrointestinal tract barrier of Holstein steers.


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  • Mar
    05
    Midwest Meeting Update


    This year at the 2018 Midwest Annual Meeting, a new symposium highlighting the interaction of nutrition, immunology and gut integrity will be held.

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  • Mar
    05
    Ruminant Programming at Midwest 2018


    There is more "non-pig"/ruminant programming than ever before at Midwest 2018. Learn more about what is offered.

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  • Mar
    01
    In Memory of Dean Earl Hawkins


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    In Memory: Dean Earl Hawkins of Canyon, TX, passed away on February 27, 2018 after a valiant fight against brain cancer.

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  • Feb
    28
    Its National Pig Day!!


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    ​The Daily Herald has published the seven things you need to know for National Pig Day!

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  • Feb
    28
    Want to Submit a Poster for the 2018 Regional Meeting of the Northeast Section of ASAS and Branch of ADSA?


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    Are you planning to submit a POSTER for the 2018 Regional Meeting of the Northeast Section of ASAS and Branch of ADSA, March 23-24, 2018 in Storrs, CT?

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  • Feb
    28
    Judges Still Needed!


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    COMPETITION JUDGES NEEDED! Colleagues, you are not too late!
    More students participating than ever so we need more judges! Please consider helping at this years ASAS/ADSA Midwest Meeting in Omaha.

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  • Feb
    28
    Call for Western Section Abstracts and Proceedings Papers


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    We are now taking Western Section Abstracts and Proceedings. Submissions will remain open through March 16, 2018.

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  • Feb
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Cultured Equine Satellite Cells as a Model System to Assess Leucine Stimulated Protein Synthesis in Horse Muscle


    jan 2018
    A research team at the University of Minnesota has found that the amino acid leucine activates the mTOR translation initiation pathway and increases transcription of global proteins in cultured equine satellite cells.

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  • Feb
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Responses of Pregnant Ewes and Young Lambs to Ovalbumin Immunization, Antiovalbumin Antibody Transfer to Lambs, and Temporal Changes in Antiovalbumin Antibody


    A recent study published in Translational Animal Science in December 2017, researchers investigated immunity in lambs by measuring anti-ovalbumin antibody (OV-IgG).

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  • Feb
    28
    The Animals of Vancouver


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    By attending the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, you can learn a lot about animals, apart from the meeting.

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  • Feb
    26
    Don't Forget to Donate $20 in '18!


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    Support ASAS's Public Policy by donating an extra $20 in '18!

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  • Feb
    26
    Communicating Science - Connecting Journalists with Experts


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    The American Association for the Advancement of Science has launched SciLine, as a journalist resource for scientific expertise and context on deadline.

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  • Feb
    26
    D.C. Update for February


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    Our D.C. representative, Lowell Randel provides the latest policy news coming out of Washington D.C.

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  • Feb
    26
    Meat Production and Safety Criticized


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    In a joint effort last week, The Guardian newspaper and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism have published a series of articles on “Animals Farmed.” Read more about how the safety of meat and poultry was heavily criticized.

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  • Feb
    21
    Why Meet Us in Vancouver??


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    18 Reasons to attend the 2018 WCAP and the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

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  • Feb
    21
    Support the Image Gallery!!


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    Have you been to the ASAS Animal Science Image Gallery lately? The gallery provides images, animations, and short videos for classroom and outreach learning.

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  • Feb
    21
    See What ASAS has to Offer Students!


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    Have students preparing for grad school? Or, maybe even looking for support during grad school? Check out what ASAS has to offer students.

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  • Feb
    21
    USDA Denies Poultry Industry's Request To Speed Up The Slaughter Line


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    An article recently published in NPR reports that a petition by the National Chicken Council was denied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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