• 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
abggc@ucdavis.edu

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

Website Contact
ansciweb@ucdavis.edu

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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy Holidays

News

Photo

 Students, staff and faculty at the UC CE beef cattle workgroup meeting/California Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting in Reno

  • Pablo Ross has been appointed a Chancellor’s fellow for the 2017/2018 year.
  • Welcome to Ryan Vanderford, our newest Farm Crew member.
  • Kirk Klasing received the James G. Morris Lectureship in Companion Animal Nutrition award from the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Kirk Klasing was appointed to chair the National Academy of Sciences committee to established the “Nutrient requirements of poultry”.
  • The department hosted the Budweiser Clydesdales at Mare Manor and Chancellor May stopped by for a brief visit.
  • Crystal and Shuang welcome Summer Yang Hu into their lives. Congratulations!
  • Anita Oberbauer and Lisa Lit’s research on scent detection dogs was featured on NPR.
  • Woodhead, a division of Elsevier, published “Advances in Cattle Welfare” edited by Cassandra Tucker as well as Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare – Science and Practice and Advances in Poultry Welfare, both edited by Joy Mench. These books are part of a series, edited by Joy Mench, about the latest in animal welfare science for agricultural species.
  • Jennifer Hughes and Trish Berger publish “Regulation of apical blebbing in the porcine epididymis” in Journal of Anatomy.
  • Joel Van Eenennaam co-authors, with alumni Molly Webb and Frank Chapman, “A practical guide for assigning sex and stage of maturity in sturgeons and paddlefish” in Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • Maja Makagon and Richard Blatchford along with Co-P.I.s Beatriz Martinez-Lopez and Christine Nicol received a grant through the 2017 UC ANR High Risk, High Rewards Program for their research project "Smart Farming: Monitoring the health of chickens".
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on “Innovation in Agricultural Science” at the 2017 Agribusiness Roundtable in Tempe, AZ and on “The Use and Impact of Genetic Technologies in the Dairy Industry” at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Food & Policy Summit in Madison, WI. At the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Genomics Forum in Toronto, Alison presented on “Science communication to obtain social license for use of genome editing in animal breeding programs”, and at the NSIF/PRRS joint conference on “Can Biotechnology Bring Home the Bacon?” in Chicago, IL.
  • Animal Science students, staff, and faculty attended the UC CE beef cattle workgroup meeting held in Reno, NV in conjunction with the California Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting. Alison Van Eenennaam presented on “Beef Cattle Genetics Extension Programming” at the workgroup meeting.
  • Frank Mitloehner presented a silage talk at the ISFQC congress in Brazil, as well as a sustainability talk at the Alberta Pork congress in Calgary, Canada, and a climate change talk at the CCA/Cal Cattlewomen meeting in Reno.
  • Tina Horback presented her work on "Novel behavioral indicators of pain in castrated piglets" at the National Pork Board's 1st annual Pig Welfare Symposium in Des Moines, IA.
  • Richard Blatchford was interviewed on the radio show “Local Dirt” on KDVS about Proposition 2 and laying hen welfare issues.

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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

Goat

Goat Day 2018
Saturday January 20, 2018
Location: Conference Center, UC Davis
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Aggie Classic Sale

Aggie Classic Sale
Saturday February 3, 2018
Location: Cole A Facility, UC Davis
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Seminars

Past Seminar

Guan Zhu

Guan Zhu

Monday December 4, 2017

Guan Zhu gave a talk about 'Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis: Decoding the parasite genome for drug targets and drug discovery' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Dec 04, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Guan Zhu is a Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedcal Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Past Seminar

Bruna Alves

Bruna Alves

Monday November 27, 2017

Bruna Alves gave a talk about 'Nutrition and Reproduction in Cattle: Windows of Opportunity for Metabolic Programming of Puberty' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Nov 27, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Bruna Alves is an Assistant Professor of reproductive physiology, neuroendocrinology and nutritional metabolism at the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nevada Reno, USA.