Posts Tagged ‘Animal Science’

CALS scientist honored as emerging scholar

conducting research to prevent and manage porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. The viral syndrome costs the U.S. pork industry millions each year.

Dr. Julie Hicks, a postdoctoral scholar and recent Ph.D. degree recipient from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, recently won a top regional award for her research into the molecular-level processes involved in one of the world’s most important swine diseases.

Farm Animal Days draws nearly 10,000

Kids cuddled bunnies and other animals during Farm Animal Days, which the Wake County Farm Bureau sponsors.

Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture.

Huntington named Animal Science Fellow

Picture of Dr. Gerald Huntington

The American Society of Animal Science has honored Dr. Gerald Huntington, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, for his contributions to animal science. Huntington accepted the society’s Fellow Award July 9 during the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson

Kristen Glosson

Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that’s part of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master’s degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.

Word whiz: CALS student wins national medical terminology contest

Erin Beasley

Words like retinoblastoma, dysphonia and hepatologist may be more than a mouthful for most, but for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences sophomore Erin Beasley, knowing words like these landed her a trip to Orlando, Fla., where she became a national champion with Health Occupations Students of America.

Workshop for women focuses on handling cattle

Picture of April Shaeffer talking with workshop participants.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides workshops for women on low-stress cattle handling techniques and other topics related to beef cattle.

Mowrey endowment established to support 4-H horse program

Dr. Bob and Peggy Mowrey

After 30 years of service to the N.C. 4-H Horse Program, Dr. Bob Mowrey retired in January and established an endowment that will continue to provide support for the program and young people he nurtured for many years.

Student Perspectives: Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner and Dr. Matt Gerard

In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.

Farm Animal Days puts children, animals in proximity

Picture of children and a rabbits.

March may have come in like a lamb this year, but for more than 10,000 children and adults who attended Farm Animal Days, it went out like chickens and turkeys and horses and cows, rabbits, pigs and, well, there were lambs too.

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