Animal Biosciences News
Recently the University of Guelph has been the recipient of over $10.5 M from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Counsil for an outstanding range of projects. The Awards were announced June 26th, 2014 by Ed Holder, Minister of science and technology in London, Ontario.
Join me in congratulating Dr. John Walton on his Medal of Merit to be awarded during the convocation ceremonies this Thursday June 12th!
Dr. John Walton began his career in Animal and Poultry Science in 1979 as assistant professor, became associate professor in 1985. He was professor from 1990-2009 when he retired. Since then he has continued to be an asset to the department and its students. With 116 publications mainly focussing on heat detection, synchronization and conception rate problems in dairy cattle.
Join me in congratulating 3rd place talk winner from APS, Hillary Dalton, and former APS member, Laura Dawson, now in PopMed, for placing with her poster at the North American International Society for Applied Ethology meeting at Michigan State University, which took place May 30-31, 2014.
APS News June 6th, 2014 By Judy Stryker
Join me in congratulating two of our Animal and Poultry Science graduate student members for a great job Wednesday May 14th at the 7th Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium! It was a great day, full of interesting research projects. CCSAW has increased their technological know-how and even a few conference talks with remote discussions. This year there was an overwhelming response to the call for abstracts. This meeting really does showcase the wide variety of animal welfare research going on at the University of Guelph campuses.
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Let’s all congratulate Tania Archbold! She has been nominated by the Guelph YMCA-YWCA for the Women of Distinction award for her work as a La Leche League Canada (LLLC) leader, helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals and gain confidence in their parenting abilities. Recipients will be announced at the Women of Distinction Fundraising Gala, on May 1st, 2014.
The Animal and Poultry Science Department would like extend a congratulations to the following faculty members for receiving 2014 funding awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Grazing behaviour and feeding preferences in pastured dairy cows and heifers
Towards better definition of essential amino cid requirements of fish
Enjoy the mention of the Poultry Clubs efforts at the Arkell Research Station to breed and maintain heritage poultry lines, in a recent article by atGuelph.
From Animal and Poultry Science, Prof. Gregoy Bédécarrats comments on the precarious breeding structure of today's current poultry industry.
On March 14, 2014 Prof. Emeritus Ian Duncan appeared on Marketplace, on CBC News discussing a recent turkey welfare issue. Videos have surfaced of abuse done to birds at an Ottawa turkey breeding facility owned by Hybrid Turkeys.
The videos show improper methods of euthanasia and are quite graphic. Prof. Duncan watches the video on the news and comments saying the birds are not being properly monitored and that the treatment of the animals is not acceptable.
Congratulations to our fellow APS researchers who placed in the late February Lab Olympics event held by Fisher Scientific!
The Squire lab team (above), consisting of me Holly Archer, Matthew Gray, Yanping Lou and Heidi Laderoute, won gold in Pipette Tip Filing and bronze in Guess the Number of Microtubes in the Jar.