• Undergrad Avian Student

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Picnic Day 2016

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Dairy Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Horses being walked

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Picnic Day

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Animal Science Researcher in lab

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Horse Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Dairy Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Central Valley Scholars

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Goat Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Cattle Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Ed DePeters in classroom

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Grad student in lab

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

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Contact

Animal Science Main Office
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1250

Undergraduate Advising
(Prospective Student Tours)

1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
asac@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Advising
1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2382
Animal Biology:
abggc@ucdavis.edu
Avian Sciences:
aviansciences@ucdavis.edu

Extension Software
1257 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-1278
AnimalScienceSoftware@ucdavis.edu

Website Contact
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Alumni Spotlight

Carmen Jane Boot

Carmen Jane Booth attended UC, Davis as an undergraduate from Fall of 1984 until June 1987, and then the School of Veterinary Medicine from Sept 1987 until June 1992.

Her journey began at March Air Force Base in Riverside California where she was born. Her father was in the Air Force. While he was stationed overseas and for a year after he was killed in Vietnam, her mother, sister and she lived on my grandparents’ dairy farm in Brawley, California. It was at the farm where she developed an interest in the herd health of cattle. Later they moved to Orange County. By the time she reached sixth grade, her mind was made up that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She attended High School in Orange County. Around the same time She developed a love for pet rats and in the 1980's joined a new pet rodent club, the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association (AFRMA)...

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News

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Dr. Kebreab, Bouffalt International Animal Agriculture Award Recipient

Action Jackson as Uncle Sam at the Bishop Mule Days Celebration circa 2011

  • Ermias Kebreab received the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award. Congratulations!
  • Cassandra Tucker was featured in an article by the Davis Enterprise on her work with the Center for Animal Welfare.
  • Recent PhD graduate Dr. Brittany Davis (Animal Biology), past ANS undergraduate Emily Perry and Anne Todgham co-authored a paper entitled "Juvenile rockfish show resilience to CO2-acidification and hypoxia across multiple biological scales” in Conservation Physiology.
  • Cassandra Tucker gave a talk entitled “Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture: Animal Welfare” and Frank Mitloehner presented “Methane and Climate Change” at the 2018 American Society of Animal Science—Canadian Society of Animal Science (ASAS-CSAS) Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Ermias Kebreab chaired a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations technical advisory group meeting on feed additives in Rome, Italy.
  • The Liu lab attended the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show where Kwangwook Kim, Cynthia Jinno, and Yijie He presented their research.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam participated in the National Academy of Sciences “Science & Entertainment Exchange” event in Los Angeles titled “One Night to Save the World: Overpopulation”.

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WELCOME

James Murray

Welcome to the Department of Animal Science
As you will see as you explore our website, our program is vibrant, diverse, and comprehensive with our research and teaching programs covering from the molecule to the ecosystem as it pertains to animals.

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Events

Upcoming Event

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The 50th Anniversary of the California Net Energy System Symposium

September 12-14, 2018
Location: UC Davis campus
Website: http://cnes.ucdavis.edu

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Seminars

Past Seminar

Ingrid Youngworth

Ingrid Youngworth

Monday June 4, 2018

Ingrid Youngworth gave a talk about 'Genetic analyses of chicken developmental mutations' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Jun 04, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Ingrid Youngworth is a graduate student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA. Exit Seminar.

Past Seminar

Roberto Sainz

Roberto Sainz

Monday, May 21, 2018

Roberto Sainz gave a talk about 'Why are some cattle more efficient than others at converting feed into meat?' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Roberto Sainz is a professor at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA.

Monday, May 21, 2018
Roberto Sainz will give a talk about 'Why are some cattle more efficient than others at converting feed into meat?' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Roberto Sainz is a professor at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA.