Department News and Updates! August 30, 2013


  • Ed DePeters featured in “Gulp, adventures on the alimentary canal” authored by Mary Roach. (pp 228). NPR interview with the author at
  • Fred Conte acknowledged for his expert technical consulting on the processes & politics of California oyster farming used by the mystery novel “Death of an Oysterman: by Patrick Ian O’Donnell
  • UCD Actions Protege with Shayna Allison & Elizabeth Whipple participated at the Rancho Murieta Mule Classic this past weekend & earned Champion Donkey—many more wins listed at photo below
  • Chloe Bell-Wilson took Crowd Pleaser, an ANS yearling Welsh/TB cross, to the 2013 SAHJA Championship at Leone Equestrians & won Reserve Grand Champion - 3 Year-Olds & Under


  • Peter Robinson coauthor of “Determining in vivo ruminal stability of three ruminally protected nutrients in lactating Jersey cows” in Animal Feed Science & Technology, Aug 2013
  • Ed DePeters coauthor of “Dietary Lipid During Late-Pregnancy and Early-Lactation to Manipulate Metabolic and Inflammatory Gene Network Expression in Dairy Cattle Liver with a Focus on PPARs” in Gene Regul Syst Biol
  • Ermia Kebreab coauthor of “Interpreting experimental data on egg production--Applications of dynamic differential equations” in Sept Poultry Sci


  • Dana Van Liew attended California Woolgrowers Convention in San Luis Obispo
  • Meat Mythcrusher video featuring Frank Mitloehner uncovers myths related to meatless Monday claims
  • Cass Tucker, Gabrielle Simon, Alison Van Eenennaam, Brian Welly, attended Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Tour in Scott's valley
  • Frank Mitloehner & Ermias Kebreab attended an invited expert panel discussion on sustainable Nutrition roundtable at the Dairy Nutrition Institute in Chicago, IL.
  • Francine Bradley gave an invited talk about Game Fowl to a national meeting of Love Market Poultry USDA Veterinarians held at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona
  • Dan Sehnert, Kristy Smith, Kathryn Jackson, & Anita Oberbauer attended Foster Farms Professor’s Day
  • ANS animal facilities host the FFA State Officers. Thanks to all units who toured them around: sheep, beef, horse, swine, & meats