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Calcium and Productivity

Researchers suggest supplements for dairy cows after giving birth

Higher levels of fat in the liver are often precursors to future health problems in cows.

Best Classrooms at MU

Smart devices make Animal Sciences classes smarter

Increased class sizes and education costs, and a digitally fluent student body, have helped open doors for education-focused technology. Animal Sciences is among the first at Mizzou to embrace this trend.

Unknown Losses

MU researcher studies cattle embryonic deaths

Beef herd owners would be shocked to learn they’d lost 25 percent of cow pregnancies in two weeks.

The Geneticist’s Day Off

Jerry Taylor relaxes by boating, fishing and swimming

When Jerry Taylor isn’t traveling around the world, researching, or teaching, you can find him on the Lake of the Ozarks, surrounded by friends, family, his dogs and his 27-foot Baja boat. Taylor is a University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics.

Students as Scientists

Michael Smith honored with teaching award

For Michael Smith, working at the University of Missouri is all about the students.

Cool Cows

App keeps cattle comfortable and profitable

A new product that can help animal farmers reduce billions of dollars in heat-related losses was recently released by the University of Missouri.

Falsely Accused

New spider bite test could reduce misdiagnosis

Among doctors, a brown recluse spider bite is often the “cause of choice” for unusual skin wounds—but research suggests it may often be the wrong choice. So a Missouri dermatologist and a University of Missouri animal scientist teamed up to solve that problem.

Rocking Genetics

MU professor receives award for research in breeding and genetics

Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics, was chosen to receive the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the American Society of Animal Science.

Still Soy Good for You

New research shows vegetable oil remains healthy for humans

A worry that a diet high in vegetable oil triggers inflammation and chronic disease in humans is not supported by scientific testing on humans.

Excellent Educators

CAFNR professors receive MU Excellence in Education Award

Scott Brown, research assistant professor, agricultural and applied economics, and Trista Strauch, assistant teaching professor of animal science and fisheries and wildlife sciences, received the MU Excellence in Education Award on April 16.