Featured Articles

  • Jul
    26
    Interpretive Summary: Ileal digestibility of amino acids in selected feed ingredients fed to young growing pigs


    June JAS
    In a June 2018 article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers studied the standardized ileal digestible (SID) crude protein (CP) and amino acids (AAs) of ten different common feed ingredients, in young growing pigs.

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  • Jul
    22
    Interpretive Summary: Genetic correlation between scapula shape and shoulder lesions in sows.


    April JAS 2018
    A recently published article in the Journal of Animal Science, looked at quantifying the effect of scapula shape on the incidence and prevalence of shoulder lesions, and body condition score by weaning.

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  • Jul
    22
    ​Interpretive Summary: Effect of subcutaneous meloxicam on indicators of acute pain and distress after castration and branding in 2-mo-old beef calves


    July JAS
    In June 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article that investigated using a single dose of meloxicam to help with pain resulting from castration in 2-month-old beef calves.

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  • Jul
    22
    Congratulations Award Winners


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    Please take a moment to congratulate the CSAS Award Winners from this years ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

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  • Jul
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Interactions between metabolically active bacteria and host gene expression at the cecal mucosa in pigs of diverging feed efficiency.


    July JAS
    In a June 2018 article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers investigated the relationship between feed efficiency (FE) in pigs and their cecal mucosal microbiota.

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  • Jul
    19
    Interpretive Summary:Impact of health challenges on pig growth performance, carcass characteristics, and net returns under commercial conditions.


    A recent study, published in Translational Animal Science explores the effect of naturally occurring health challenges on swine facility productivity and net financial returns.

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  • Jul
    19
    Net Energy System Symposium


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    The 50th Anniversary of the California Net Energy System Symposium will be held on the UC Davis campus from September 12th to September 14th, 2018.

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  • Jul
    19
    Vancouver set to rack up record number of conventions in 2018


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    Check out this article in Business in Vancouver that features the ASAS president Dr. Steven Zinn!

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  • Jul
    16
    Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium: Regulation of the Growing Follicle Pool – Basic and Applied Aspects


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    The Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium held on Wednesday, July 11th at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting focused on the regulation of the growing follicle pool.

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  • Jul
    16
    Interpretive Summary: Diurnal heat stress reduces pig intestinal integrity and increases endotoxin translocation


    An article published in the February issue of Translational Animal Science, investigators used a diurnal heat stress model to determine how three days of cyclic heat stress affected pig growth performance, and the movement of bacteria and associated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract to the rest of the pig’s body.

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  • Jul
    16
    New July JAS Now Online


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    A new issue of the Journal of Animal Science is out! Don't forget to take a look at all the new exciting research now published.

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  • Jul
    16
    Interpretive Summary: Temporal pattern changes in duodenal protein tyrosine nitration events in response to Eimeria acervulina infection in chickens.


    June JAS
    In a June 2018 article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers studied Eimeria acervulina infection in broiler chickens.

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  • Jul
    12
    A Successful Meeting!


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    Thank you to all those who attended this years WCAP and ASAS-CSAS Annual Meetings! It was such a success.

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  • Jul
    12
    Forages and Pastures Symposium: Water-Use Efficiency at the Forage-Animal Interface


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    The Forages and Pastures Symposium that took place on Wednesday, July 11th at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting invited speakers to discuss water-use efficiency at the forage-animal interface.

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  • Jul
    12
    Events for Thursday July 12th


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    Take a peek at what's happening on the last day of the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

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  • Jul
    12
    ASAS Graduate Student Symposium: Communication in Animal Science


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    On July 10th, the ASAS Graduate Student Symposium consisted of many informative presentations on how to communicate more effectively in the scientific community.

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  • Jul
    12
    Forages and Pastures Symposium: System Research


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    Multiple speakers presented numerous ideas and findings on Tuesday, July 10th at the Forages and Pastures Symposium during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

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  • Jul
    12
    Meat Science and Muscle Biology Symposium


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    The Meat Science and Muscle Biology Symposium was held on Wednesday, July 11 at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and gave speakers the opportunity to discuss the impact of inflammation and infection on muscle growth, efficiency, and meat quality.

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  • Jul
    12
    Growth & Development Symposium: Fetal Programming


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    The Growth and Development Symposium held on Tuesday, July 10 at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting gave speakers an opportunity to discuss fetal programming.

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  • Jul
    12
    Companion Animal Symposium: Considerations for exotic or wild animals: Marine animal focus


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    The discussion surrounding companion animals continued on Wednesday, July 11 at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting with a symposium regarding considerations for exotic or wild animals, specifically marine animals.

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