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.
News and Announcements
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
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "Revolutionizing Equestrian Sport: A Dashboard for Horses?" is from BBRM student Madeline Boast. In this blog, Madeline profiles Menke Steenbergen, founder and CEO of IPOS Technology.
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "If the Unspeakable Happens, Are You Ready?" is from BBRM students Emma Lewis and Jessica Toushan. In this article, Emma and Jessica discuss one of the hands-on workshops running in conjunction with the conference-Large Animal Rescue Training (LART)
This week's ISES 2019 blog post "Who's Watching Your Horse" is from BBRM student Shauna Thomson. In this article, Shauna prolifes Jeffrey Schab-designer of the world's first smart harlter-Nighwatch.
The full blog post can be found here > https://ises2019uofg.wordpress.com/2019/06/10/whos-watching-your-horse/
ABSc Prof. Michael Steele has been named a recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Early Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented during the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held this July in Austin, Texas.The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding achievement as a young scholar.
PhD Candidate Michelle Lavery was awarded 1st place in the Oral Presentatin category at the 49th Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C) for her talk on "Identifying enriched housing conditions for zebrafish (Danio rerio) that vary along a scale of preference". The OE3C is an event for researchers at all stages of their careers, from undergraduate to graduate to faculty and highlights research in ecology, evolution, conservation, behavior, environmental sciences, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and psychology.