Here are some recent headlines we found that showcase animal science in the news, as well as agricultural news that may be of interest to animal scientists.
JAS in the news
The JAS article, “Disappearance of nutrients and energy in the stomach, and small intestine, cecum, and colon of pigs fed corn-soybean meal diets containing distillers dried grains with solubles, wheat middlings, or soybean hulls," has been in the headlines of various agricultural publications, including "Where is fiber fermented in the pig digestive tract?" at Ohio Ag Net.
Try this in your undergraduate classes
Do you teach a class to students who are not animal science majors? Here's how an entomologist at Texas A&M University does it. Read "Coates Uses Blog to Help Teach Scientific Method to Non-Science Majors"
Milk in the news
Does taking the A1 protein out of milk make it easier on the stomach? See the video "A2 Milk draws consumer praise, dairy industry skepticism" at CBSNews.com
Applying animal science to human lives
A group of scientists at Michigan State University, including an assistant professor of animal science, has made a discovery with potential implications for humans. Read "Genetic advance for male birth control" in MSUToday.