Department News and Updates: September 21, 2018

Equine Management and Welfare group in Poland

NEWS & EVENTS

  • Welcome to Brittany Cavaletto, our new Goat Barn Manager!
  • The USAID funded Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry has been approved for another 5 years. The program will be led by Huaijun Zhou in collaboration with Iowa State University, University of Ghana, Sokoine University Agriculture, and International Livestock Research Institute.
  • Amy McLean was an invited speaker for the 2nd Annual International Donkey Science Conference in China and presented “Can scientists influence donkey welfare: assessing pain and quality of life”.

OUTREACH & TRAVEL

  • Ph.D. student Karen Tracy and African students from Genomics to Improve Poultry Innovation Lab pre-sented their work at the Avian Immunology meeting at University of Oxford.
  • Maja Makagon led a study abroad program on Equine Management and Welfare (ANS 198) in collabora-tion with faculty from the University of Rzeszow, Poland.

RESEARCH

  • Yanhong Liu published “Spray-dried plasma attenuates inflammation and lethargic behav-iors of pregnant mice caused by lipopolysaccharide” in PLoS ONE.
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