Leading Animal Sciences Beyond

the 21st Century

Our mission is to lead and foster scientific discoveries in animal agriculture and biology, inspire original thinking and the art of discovery through innovative education and service, thereby enriching the lives of students, scientists, and society.
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Animal Sciences Prospectives in Research (Tuesday 11 am, room 274)

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UW Animal Science Professor in the Philippines ....
John Parrish talks with scientists at the PCC research station Dr John Parrish met with researchers of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in a technical caucus held December 22 at the PCC national headquarters during which he discussed predicting bull fertility using Fourier Harmonic Analysis. 

Dr. Danilda H. Duran, Scientist from PCC’s reproductive biotechnology unit, is collaborating with Parrish to adopt the technology and develop parameters specifically for buffaloes.

Domestic water buffalo, used for draft and milk production, are found in Egypt, Italy, India, Asia, Brazil and Australia. There are at least 130 million domestic water buffalo, and more human beings depend on them than on any other domestic animal.

Animal Science community remembers Neal First (1930-2014) - Memorial program announced
Neal FirstNeal Lloyd First, PhD, a pioneering scientist in genetics and agriculture,will be remembered at a Memorial on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in the University Club.

Contributions may be made to support graduate student studies at the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Program at the University of Wisconsin Foundation

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Recent publications:

Meta-analysis of candidate gene effects using bayesian parametric and non-parametric approaches. Wu XL, Gianola D, Rosa GJ, Weigel KA. J Genomics. 2014 Jan 2;2:1-19.

Myoglobin and haemoglobin-mediated lipid oxidation in washed muscle: observations on crosslinking, ferryl formation, porphyrin degradation, and haemin loss rate. Lee SK, Tatiyaborworntham N, Grunwald EW, Richards MP. Food Chem. 2015 Jan 15;167:258-63.

Metabolic Evidence of Diminished Lipid Oxidation in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Whigham LD, Butz DE, Dashti H, Tonelli M, Johnson LK, Cook ME, Porter WP, Eghbalnia HR, Markley JL, Lindheim SR, Schoeller DA, Abbott DH, Assadi-Porter FM. Curr Metabolomics. 2014;2(4):269-278.

Genetic Population Structure of the Blister Beetle, Gnathium minimum: Core and Peripheral Populations. Marschalek DA, Berres ME. J Hered. 2014 Nov-Dec;105(6):784-92.

Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in Deli-Style Turkey Breast Formulated with Cultured Celery Powder and/or Cultured Sugar-Vinegar Blend during Storage at 4°C. Golden MC, McDonnell LM, Sheehan V, Sindelar JJ, Glass KA. J Food Prot. 2014 Oct;77(10):1787-93.