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Department of Animal Science

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May 16, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Niambé and Kourtni

Best friends say ‘goodbye’ to NC State in the field where they first said ‘hello’ and started a lifelong friendship. 

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May 2, 2022

Bryson Jacobs: Finding His Fit in Animal Science

Upon graduation, animal science senior Bryson Jacobs will complete an internship at Select Sires in Plain City, Ohio. He will then start vet school at The Ohio State University in the fall. 

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Mar 4, 2022

DELTA Express Grant Increases Access to Popular Animal Science Course

Thanks to a DELTA Express Grant, Latisha Judd developed an asynchronous, online summer session of animal nutrition that will increase access to the course for majors and non-majors alike. 

erin mckenney

Feb 24, 2022

Erin McKenney: A Microbe Love Story

From an internship with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to lemurs, to sourdough starters, to bear and other carnivore gut microbiome research, Erin McKenney has a diverse set of experiences revolving around microbes. 

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Feb 7, 2022

Justin Fix: ‘It’s All About The Relationships’

As director of business development and genetic improvement at Acuity Swine, Justin Fix credits his success to the relationships he developed along the way. 

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Jan 24, 2022

Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Less Invasive Technique for Monitoring Elephant Health

The technique uses dried spots of blood to measure health indicators. 

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Sep 29, 2021

Animal Science Grad Student Finds Fulfilling Job

Kristina Britt graduated with a bachelor's degree in Extension Education and a minor in agricultural leadership and animal science. The livestock extension agent is now pursuing her master’s degree in animal science. 

Latisha Judd speaking with students about MANRRS

Aug 24, 2021

MANRRS Opens Doors

Animal Sciences’ Latisha Judd and two CALS students are breathing new life into NC State University’s MANRRS chapter. The program promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. 

Woman holding a cat in an animal shelter

May 21, 2021

Microbiome Research: What Makes a Healthy Cat?

What factors affect the types of microbes in a cat's gut? And how does that relate to their health? A first-of-its-kind study at NC State aims for answers. 

Alex Blanchard wearing her red graduation cap and holding up wolf ears.

May 5, 2021

Alex Blanchard: Going the Extra Mile

Alex Blanchard never saw herself being in college for five years, but the CALS student says it was worth it to walk away with not one, but two degrees.