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    Mar
    30
    The History of the Easter Bunny


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    In a world full of ongoing scientific discoveries, there remains one facet of research seemingly lost in a foggy, cloud of ambiguity: the origin of the “Easter Bunny”.

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    Mar
    28
    ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting Information


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    Abstract Submissions for the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting are now closed! Make sure to keep an eye out for Meeting Updates with highlights from the upcoming symposia.

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    Mar
    28
    USAID Survey on Research Needs to Improve Animal Health


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    USAID is seeking input on how to prioritize research on livestock diseases in Feed the Future target countries.

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    Mar
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Development and Validation of a Small SNP Panel for Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle


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    In a recent study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, a research time at the University of Alberta developed and validated a cost-effective small single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) marker panel.

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    Mar
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Impact of Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and Lawsonia Intracellularis on the Performance of Pigs Divergently Selected for Feed Efficiency


    JAS Feb
    In February 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article investigating the impact of selecting pigs for feed efficiency on their response to disease.

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    Mar
    25
    Requests for Comments


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    Two requests for public comment that may be of interest to ASAS members are open now.

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    Mar
    25
    Is it 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers want to know


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    A recent article published in the New York Times discusses the questions of product labeling.

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    Mar
    25
    Basic Research Provides Seeds of Technology


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    In her presidential address at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Susan Hockfield emphasized the value of basic research.

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    Mar
    25
    Senators Introduce Legislation to Clear Maintenance Backlog, Improve Agricultural Research Facilities


    A recent press release reviews the Ag Research Act and how it would improve research and training facilities at the University of Hawaii and other schools of Agriculture.

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    Mar
    25
    D.C. Update for March


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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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    Mar
    21
    ASN-ASAS Symposium at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting


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    Have you made plans to attend this year’s ASN-ASAS Symposium, during the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show?

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    Mar
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Pre-slaughter Handling Practices and their Effects on Animal Welfare and Pork Quality


    JAS Feb
    In February 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article that reviewed the current research on pre-slaughter handling effects on behavioral and physiological responses in pigs and provide recommendations to minimize animal losses and pork quality.

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    Mar
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Artificial Light and Biological Responses of Broiler Chickens: Dose-Response


    JAS Feb
    A recent article in the February issue of the Journal of Animal Science evaluated how the intensity of artificial light affected the health of broiler chickens.

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    Mar
    21
    Call for Nominations for the 2018 ASAS Board


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    The ASAS National Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for President-Elect and Directors-at-Large for the 2018-2019 ASAS National Board.

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    Mar
    21
    Abstract Deadline for the Annual Meeting and WCAP 2018 is today


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    The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show and the 12th World Conference on Animal Production is tonight, Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:59pm (CDT).

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    Mar
    19
    WCAP Meeting Previews


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    Don't forget about the great symposia planned for this years World Congress on Animal Production. Join us July 5-8, 2018 in Vancouver!

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    Mar
    19
    2018 Midwest Virtual Meeting


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    Don't forget to keep an eye out for an email containing information for accessing the presentation recordings.

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    Mar
    19
    Combine Science and Vacation in 2018


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    Combine Science and Vacation at this years WCAP and ASAS-CSAS Annual Meetings in Vancouver!!

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    Mar
    19
    Picture Gallery!


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    View here, pictures that have been submitted to the Animal Science Image Gallery.

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    Mar
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Test of Conditions that Affect In Vitro Production of Volatile Fatty Acids and Gasses


    JAS Feb
    In a March 2018 article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers studied how differing conditions might affect the production of gas and volatile fatty acids in in-vitro rumen fermentation.

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