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    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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    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

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  • Goat Facility

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  • Cattle Facility

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  • Ed DePeters in classroom

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  • 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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Animal Science Main Office
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1250
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(Prospective Student Tours)
1202 Meyer Hall
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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

From the Plant & Animal Genome Conference in San Diego: Members of the Zhou & Ross labs at PAG: Junjun Wang, James Mushi, Colin Kern, Kelly Chanthavixay, Ying Wang, Yuhua Zhu, Michelle Halstead, & Huaijun Zhou

From the Plant & Animal Genome Conference in San Diego: Alison Van Eenennaam, Juan Medrano, & Huaijun Zhou at the PAG Organizing Committee dinner meeting

  • GOAT DAY tomorrow, UCD Conference Center
  • Alison Van Eenennaam quoted in Scientific American article on “Gene-Edited Animals Face U.S. Regulatory Crackdown”
  • Yanina Bogliotti (ABGG graduate student-Ross lab) presented at the finalists round of the International Embryo Technologies Society Graduate Student Research Competition and received the runner-up award
  • Ricardo Perecin (Visiting Student-Ross lab) received the runner up prize for Best Poster Presentation at the International Embryo Technologies Society
  • Pablo Ross received the first Scientist Early Career Achievement Award from the International Embryo Technologies Society  foundation at the 43rd Annual Conference of IETS held in Austin, TX
  • Colin Kern was awarded Cobb Vantress Inaugural Travel Award at the Plant & Animal Genome Meeting
  • Action Jackson continues to be highlighted, this time in the hoofcare blogspot
  • Richard Zinn co-author of “Influence of flake density and tempering on the feeding value of steam-flaked corn for feedlot cattle” in Journal of Applied Animal Research
  • Erica Scott, grad student in Jim Murray’s lab, spoke on “Annotating long non-coding RNA in the horse transcriptome ” at the XXV Plant & Animal Genome Conference, San Diego
  • Frank Mitloehner presented “Understanding the ecological trade-offs in integrated dairy farming systems” at the US Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, WI and “Environmental foot printing in dairy” at the Dairy Strong conference attended by ~1800, most being dairy producers
  • Welcome James Mushi, a Borlaug LEAP fellow from Tanzania, to Zhou lab
  • Mike Mienaltowski in Texas for the Grayson Jockey Club Research Found grant panel
  • Anna Denicol attended the International Embryo Technologies Society meeting in Texas

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WELCOME

Anita Oberbauer

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

Goats

Aggie Classic Sale: Lambs, Goats, Pigs
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Cole A Facility, University of California Davis

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Seminars

Jack Dekkers

Monday January 23, 2017

Jack Dekkers will give a talk about "Genetic Improvement of Health in Livestock" during the noon seminar on Monday, Jan 23, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room, 2154 Meyer Hall. Jack Dekkers is a GS3 Storer Speaker and C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor at Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, USA.

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Past Seminar

Kim Katleba

November 28, 2016

Kim Katleba gave a talk about "5-Alpha-Reductase 2 and Leukocytes during Postnatal Development of the Boar Reproductive Tract" during the Noon seminar on Monday, Nov 28, 2016 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room 2154 Meyer Hall. Kim Katleba is a Graduate student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar. [Video]