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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.

  • 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

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  • Goat Facility

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  • Cattle Facility

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  • 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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Animal Science Main Office
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1250
vmozella@ucdavis.edu

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(Prospective Student Tours)
1202 Meyer Hall
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1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2382
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1257 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

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Anita Oberbauer, Janelle Belanger-Sandoval, & Liza Gershony at the 9th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics held in St Paul, MN

  • UC Davis students won the top 3 prizes at the California Animal Nutrition Conference graduate student poster competition, as well as the overall scholarship competition. In poster contest, first place was Kelly Mitchell, second place was Kwangwook Kim, and Holland Dougherty won third place. The overall CANC scholarship winner was Ashley Niesen. Congratulations!
  • Janelle Belanger, Thomas Bellumori, Tom Famula, & Anita Oberbauer co-authors of “Correlation of neuter status and expression of heritable disorders” in Canine Genetics & Epidemiology
  • Juan Medrano co-author “Genetic Dissection of a QTL Affecting Bone Geometry” in G3
  • Tom Famula co-author on “Beyond the MHC: A canine model of dermatomyositis shows a complex pattern of genetic risk involving novel loci” in PLOS Genetics
  • Juan Medrano co-author “The evolution of the natural killer complex; a comparison between mammals using new high-quality genome assemblies and targeted annotation” in Immunogenetics
  • Bernie May, Andrea Schreier, Mandi Finger, Josh Israel, Brian Mahardja, Karrigan Bork, Daphne Gille, Jeff Rodzen, and Scott Brandl participated in the workshop “The Delta Smelt culture program: from Experiments to Supplementation” held in Davis
  • Mandi Finger presented “Genetic management at the FCCL: balancing tradeoffs and looking to the future” at Delta Smelt Culture workshop and participated in a special symposium on Fifty Years of Fisheries Genetics: Allozymes to Genomes presenting “Estimating genetic and demographic patterns in longfin smelt using RAD seq” in Missoula, Montana
  • Janelle Belanger-Sandoval, Liza Gershony, & Anita Oberbauer attended the 9th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics held in St Paul, MN; Liza presented a poster on “Genetics of Systemic Lupoid Onychodystrophy in Bearded Collies”
  • Frank Mitloehner keynote speaker at the California Academy of Nutritionists and Dieticians annual meeting in Sacramento and presented to retailers and foodservice professionals about Livestock & Climate Change Impacts and carbon footprint to Norway CEOs

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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

Horse

Horse Barn, Production Sale
Saturday June 24, 2017
Location: Horse Barn Arena

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Seminars

Past Seminar

Meera Heller

Meera Heller

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meera Heller gave a talk about 'Investigation of Iodine as a Preventive Strategy for Bovine Reparatory Disease' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Meera Heller is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USA.

Past Seminar

Mutian Niu

Mutian Niu

Monday May 15, 2017

Mutian Niu will gave a talk about 'Quantifying the Impact of Diet on Enteric Methane Emissions and Manure Nutrient Dynamics in Dairy Cattle' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Mutian Niu is a graduate student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar.