Mar 27, 2018
Dr. Kelly George is part of the changing mission of animal sciences. Her work in human-animal interactions and animal welfare, with domestic and exotic animals, represents a shift in the fields of research and practice.
George was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Although raised in a suburban area, it was her love of animals that brought her to animal sciences. “Like many of our undergraduates, I love animals and wanted to work with a variety of species,” said George.
Mar 21, 2018
These days you can buy almost anything online; you can add cows, pigs, and horses to the possibilities. Three Department of Animal Sciences organizations, (the Livestock Judging Team, the Buckeye Dairy Club, and the Ohio State Equine Program) have embraced the idea of online shopping for fundraising opportunities.
Mar 7, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences Academic Quadrathlon Team, composed of Nick Erf, Allie Schroeder, Jade Werner, and Jack Korenyi-Both, will represent the Department at the Midwest American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS) meeting. The team defeated three other teams of four to represent the department in Omaha, Nebraska. Teams participate in four events: Laboratory Practicum, Written Exam, Oral Presentation, and Quiz Bowl. The students will compete on Sunday, March 11, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Oral Presentation and Practicum.
Mar 6, 2018
Twenty Animal Sciences undergraduates participated in the 15th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum. Over 50 participants competed in five different categories on March 1, 2018, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The five categories were: Animal Sciences - Nutrition, Animal Sciences - Animal Health, Environmental & Plant Sciences, Food Science, and Social Sciences. Many paticipants use the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum as preparation for the University-wide Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Mar 1, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences had three honorees at the 2018 CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon, held on March 3. Former professor Michael Day, nominated by Dr. James Kinder, received the Meritorious Service Award. Ming-Tsao Chen, who earned his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences in 1977, received the International Alumni Award. His Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Herbert Ockerman, nominated him. Kevin Fath, who earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2010, received the Young Professional Award.
Feb 19, 2018
It isn’t unusual to find students at The Ohio State University whose relatives are Ohio State alumni. However, rarely do you find a student whose ancestor played an integral role in the formation of their major. Senior Animal Sciences major Nick Erf’s great-great-great-uncle, Oscar Erf, was one of the founders of dairy science at Ohio State, as its first dairy science professor.
Feb 9, 2018
Animal Sciences Emeritus Professor Joseph "Joe" Hogan was honored by the National Mastitis Council with its Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control. You can read more about the award here.
Jan 18, 2018
Dr. Luis Moraes' article “Predicting milk protein responses and the requirement of metabolizable protein by lactating dairy cows” in the January issue of the Journal of Dairy Science has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice” by the editor-in-chief, Matt Lucy. His article was featured prominently on the journal’s homepage for December and on the print journal’s January cover.
Jan 9, 2018
The Ohio State University, Michigan State University and Purdue University will host The Tri-State Sow Housing Conference on February 13th in Columbus, Ohio. Sow housing is still a very hot topic in the swine industry; it is estimated that only 24% of the US sow herd has transitioned to open pen gestation. However, the transition in housing is only half the battle. Understanding how to care for and manage animals in a group system is just as important.
Jan 3, 2018
After 35 years of service, Dr. Francis Fluharty, Animal Sciences Research Professor, has announced he will retire in May 2018. His career has been devoted to assisting food animal producers through research and educational programs aimed at improving animal health and growth while improving profitability, part of his belief that “food animal agriculture must first be economically sustainable for farm families.”