Animal Nutrition

Animal NutritionThe 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 Science - Nutrition faculty have collaborative opportunities with colleagues in these Departments, Colleges, and USDA laboratories: 

  • Agronomy 
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition 
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology 
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • USDA National Animal Disease Center 
  • USDA National Swine Research and Information Center 
  • USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory

Animal Science - Nutrition faculty serve on other interdepartmental programs which includes:

  • Nutritional Science - Animal Nutrition Specialization
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Microbiology