ABSc graduate students continue to have great success on the conference circuit this summer. The following students received awards at the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting held July 15-18 in Montreal.
News and Announcements
Animal Biosciences was well represented at the recent American Society of Animal Science and Canadian Society of Animal Science (ASAS-CSAS) Annual Meeting and Trade Show, held July 8-11 in Austin, Texas. This year’s event included symposia on diverse themes such as cell biology, meat science and muscle biology, beef and horse species, non-ruminant nutrition, breeding and genetics, companion animals, immunometabolisim and animal behaviour and well-being.
ABSc graduate students took home many of the top prizes including:
The Department of Animal Biosciences conducts outstanding research in the areas of nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science. The following is a list of journal articles published from members of the Department of Animal Biosciences in the month of June-have a read!
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "We can impact equine welfare by our behaviour” is from BBRM students Bryana Bou-Zaid and Isabelle D`Costa. In this blog, Bryana and Isabelle profile keynote speaker and renowned animal welfare specialist Dr. Nicolas de Brauwere.
The full blog post can be found at the following link: https://ises2019uofg.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/we-can-impact-equine-welfare-by-our-behaviour/
ABSc Prof. Trevor DeVries was one of eight people inducted into the Journal of Dairy Science Club 100-Class of 2019 at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting held June 23-26 in Cincinatti, OH. The JDS Club 100 was created in 2017 to recognize those that have authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in the Journal of Dairy Science in their careers.
We are very excited to announce the launch of Animal Tracks-A Newsletter from the Department of Animal Biosciences. The goal of this newsletter is to provide alumni, industry partners, current members of ABSc and the University of Guelph community with updates on research, awards and student successes in the department.
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "Give your Riding Precision with “Vert” is from BBRM student Marley Woolley. In this blog, Marely highlights the "Vert" training device which provides accurate feedback of a horse’s head position, speed, and heart rate. The full blog post can be found here ->https://ises2019uofg.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/give-your-riding-precision-with-vert/
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "Working Towards a Better Understanding of Equine Welfare at the Farm Level" is from BBRM students Samantha White and Sophia Newhook. In this blog, Samantha and Sophia profile recent ABSc graduate Dr. Cordy Dubois and her research on measuring equine welfare and how to apply this knowledge to the industry.
George Hall, a PhD candidate working with Prof. Gregoy Bederracats, won first place in the Infographic Poster Competition at the recent Agri-Food Excellence Symposium. George's winning poster, titled "Preserving Turkey Genetics", provides an overview of why the number of turkey breeds is on the decline and potential solutions for their recovery.
Prof. Lee-Anne Huber is inviting applications from prospective M.Sc. students to join her Swine Nutrition Research Team. For more information, please refer to the full ad: http://animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/sites/default/files/msc_advert_abs_huber.pdf