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Iowa State University

Iowa State University

title graphic Animal Nutrition with image of cattle at feedbunk
The animal nutrition program emphasizes research and graduate and undergraduate education in both ruminant and non-ruminant species. Research projects relate to feeding and management systems that improve growth efficiency and health of animals and enhance the human health attributes of animal products while sustaining environmental quality. The research ranges from the very applied problems in animal growth to highly fundamental scientific questions of animal growth, production, and health. Research, education, and extension programs in Animal Nutrition currently concentrate on beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, and sheep in the following disciplines.

Environmental Nutrition
Molecular Nutrition
Nutritional Physiology
Animal Production Systems
Nutritional Biochemistry
Applied Animal Nutrition  

Animal Nutrition faculty have collaborative opportunities with colleagues in these Departments, Colleges, and USDA laboratories:
red ball Agronomy
red ball Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
red ball Food Science and Human Nutrition
red ball Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
red ball Veterinary Medicine
red ball USDA National Animal Disease Center
red ball USDA National Swine Research and Information Center
red ball USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory

Faculty in Animal Science offer a major in Nutritional Science (Animal Nutrition specialization). Other possible majors include:
red ball Animal Science
red ball Biochemistry
red ball Molecular, Cellular, and Develpmental Biology
red ball Sustainable Agriculture
red ball Environmental Science
red ball Microbiology