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Students Present Summer Research at Annual Symposium

Students Present Summer Research at Annual Symposium

08/21/2019

The Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Summer Student Research Symposium provides students an opportunity to showcase the research projects they have worked on throughout the summer.

Therapists Visit USU for Hippotherapy Training

Therapists Visit USU for Hippotherapy Training

07/31/2019

Utah State University hosted an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) course for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists who use hippotherapy in treating clients.

Aggie Creamery Celebrates Scoop it Forward

Aggie Creamery Celebrates Scoop it Forward

07/30/2019

Utah State University and Dairy West work together every July during National Ice Cream Month to promote "Scoop it Forward." The event at USU's famous Aggie Creamery does feature free ice cream.

Twin Falls man tapped to head Western Dairy Center

Twin Falls man tapped to head Western Dairy Center

06/28/2019

USU is pleased to announce Eric D. Bastian as the new director of the Western Dairy Center. As vice president of industry relations for Dairy West, Eric Bastian worked with former WDC director Donald McMahon

2019 USU Equine Production Sale | ADVS

2019 USU Equine Production Sale

06/17/2019

This April, Utah State University’s equine program held its third annual USU Equine Production Sale. The university’s Equine Breeding Program was created in 2017 to benefit the Equine Science Program while also providing a learning opportunity for student...

Dairy Industry Celebrated at Richmond Black and White Days | ADVS

Dairy Industry Celebrated at Richmond Black and White Days

05/29/2019

For the past 104 years, Black and White Days has been putting Richmond, Utah on the map. The event lasts for nearly a week and focuses on celebrating the dairy industry.

Lab Students Prepare for Vet School | ADVS

Lab Students Prepare for Vet School

04/29/2019

Researchers in Dr. Jeff Mason’s lab at Utah State University focus on studying the relationship between reproductive senescence and health as well as well as an orthopedic gene therapy in large animal models. The lab is staffed by professional researcher...

USU Hosts National Semi Final Horse Show | ADVS

USU Hosts National Semi Final Horse Show

04/25/2019

Utah State University hosted one of three Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western National Semi Final shows this spring, which required the efforts of many members of the USU community, including over 30 volunteers, three student clubs and e...

USU Academic Quadrathlon Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition | ADVS

USU Academic Quadrathlon Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition

04/25/2019

A team of USU students in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences recently placed second at the Western Region Academic Quadrathlon held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The event, hosted by the American Society of Animal Science, test...

Ag Professor Retires After More Than 40 Years of Hands-on Teaching

Ag Professor Retires After More Than 40 Years of Hands-on Teaching

04/09/2019

Lyle “Doc” McNeal was honored at the Riverwoods Conference Center on Monday night, celebrating his more than 40 years at Utah State University. McNeal will be retiring in July from teaching agricultural sciences.

Student Presents Findings on Utah’s Capitol Hill for Reducing Risks of Colorectal Cancer

Student Presents Findings on Utah’s Capitol Hill for Reducing Risks of Colorectal Cancer

03/22/2019

Utah State University student researcher Michaela Brubaker was among the 26 USU students selected to present their research in Salt Lake City for Research on Capitol Hill. Brubaker’s work involves the Western Diet and dietary interventions to reduce the r...

Animal Science Student Researcher Presents Work on Ovarian Cells and Longevity

Animal Science Student Researcher Presents Work on Ovarian Cells and Longevity

03/22/2019

Each year during the Utah Legislature’s general session, Research on Capitol Hill brings students from Utah State University and the University of Utah to present their work and demonstrate the value of undergraduate research to legislators and visitors t...

USU Vet Students Teaching Animal Health and Learning Traditions

USU Vet Students Teaching Animal Health and Learning Traditions

03/20/2019

Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine provides hands-on learning experiences for students early in their education at the university’s Animal Science Research Farm, but some students take it a step further by traveling to the Navajo Reserv...

CAAS Doctoral Student Excels at International Embryo Transfer Society Comp.

CAAS Doctoral Student Excels at International Embryo Transfer Society Comp.

03/20/2019

Laura Moley, a Utah State University doctoral candidate from Kansas City, MO., studying animal molecular genetics, took third place for her research and presentation at the International Embryo Transfer Society’s annual conference in New Orleans.

Dairy Science Club Represents USU | ADVS

Dairy Science Club Represents USU

03/12/2019

Members of the Dairy Science Club spend the school year preparing for the Dairy Challenge. The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge gives students across North America an opportunity to apply the things they learn in the classroom to a real dair...

Semesterly “Sheep Day” provides hands-on experience for students

Semesterly “Sheep Day” provides hands-on experience for students

02/19/2019

For 27 years, hundreds of students who have been taught by Professor Lyle “Doc” McNeal have traveled to an outdoor classroom in southwest Wyoming. Sheep Day is a variable credit class where students perform breeding soundness exams on rams for up to five ...

"Doc" McNeal Finishing Strong

"Doc" McNeal Finishing Strong

02/01/2019

Many ADVS alumni and students alike will recall fond memories of Dr. Lyle McNeal, who will be retiring with the completion of spring semester after 40 years of teaching at Utah State University. McNeal is an Aggie through and through. He received his PhD ...

From Country Boy to Scientist, an Unlikely But Fantastic Journey

From Country Boy to Scientist, an Unlikely But Fantastic Journey

01/17/2019

Animal science Professor Zhongde Wang tells of his journey to becoming the first person from the isolated mountain village of his childhood to go to college. Then it was on to graduate school in the U.S., a postdoc at MIT, work in the biological engineeri...

Personalizing Medicine. With Goats.

Personalizing Medicine. With Goats.

01/04/2019

The sheep and goats at Utah State University’s Animal Science Farm don’t look extraordinary, and the barns and pastures where they live don’t look like most people’s idea of a laboratory. But make no mistake, many of the small ruminants at the farm are im...

English Equestrian Team Volunteers at 4-H Judging Clinic

English Equestrian Team Volunteers at 4-H Judging Clinic

11/26/2018

The Utah State University English Equestrian Team took the opportunity to get involved in the community by volunteering at the Utah 4-H State Horse Judging Clinics in early November.

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

11/26/2018

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection.

USU Agricultural Educator Honored for Outstanding Teaching

USU Agricultural Educator Honored for Outstanding Teaching

10/05/2018

Utah State University Assistant Professor Tyson Sorensen received the Outstanding Early Career Award for the American Association for Agricultural Education’s Western Region.

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

Utah State's Caine Dairy is Home to to the Number One College Dairy Herd

10/03/2018

For the second time, the Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center was ranked the number one college dairy herd in the nation by Holstein World magazine.

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts

03/28/2018

Giving a child their own chick, duckling or bunny as an Easter gift might seem like a fun idea, but caring for these animals requires more work than people anticipate. Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, encourage people to think twice ...

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires

01/30/2018

The wildfires that occurred in Northern California in October hit home for Sarah Beard. Beard’s hometown was surrounded by two deadly fires. She wanted to find a way to help her community, but the rigorous schedule of vet school and being over 12 hours aw...

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

12/15/2017

Using an animal model they developed, Utah State University and Saint Louis University researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans.

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop

09/18/2017

Nick Moore, past president of the International Association of Equine Dentistry, will present the workshop that is open to vet practitioners from across the state and the surrounding region.

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

07/05/2017

A fully articulated horse skeleton is on display in the Veterinary Science and Biology Building at Utah State University, the product of more than a year of work by Briedi Gillespie.

Horses Hone Questar Employees’ Communication Skills

Horses Hone Questar Employees’ Communication Skills

07/01/2016

The Utah State University equine science program recently hosted an Equine Experience event for Questar Gas employees to illustrate the effects of non-verbal communication, using contact with horses as teaching tools.

Utah State's Caine Dairy Farm Awarded for Being Number One College Dairy Herd in the Nation

Utah State's Caine Dairy Farm Awarded for Being Number One College Dairy Herd in the Nation

05/13/2016

Recently the Caine Dairy was ranked as the number one college dairy herd in the nation based on herd breed age average score byHolstein World magazine.

Temple Grandin to Give Lecture at USU on Livestock Handling

Temple Grandin to Give Lecture at USU on Livestock Handling

03/24/2016

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science expert consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and international spokesperson on autism. Her skills have led to her success as an animal scientist, researcher, professor, author and spokeswom...

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer

11/10/2015

Sarah Draper of Brigham City, Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, recently was chosen to serve as western region vice president in the National FFA organization.

Semi-Final Horse Show A Success

Semi-Final Horse Show A Success

USU’s Western Equestrian Team has been a top competitor in the region for more than a decade. Until now, there hasn’t been a team in the region with the facilities or access to enough show-quality horses to host this caliber of event.

Ride Utah: USU Veterans Taking the Reins

Ride Utah: USU Veterans Taking the Reins

Utah State University Extension’s Ride Utah! program for military veterans is proving to be successful just 4 years since its creation. Veterans and their families learn how to work with horses and often benefit from the therapeutic effects of being in th...

Student Researcher Presents Findings on Organism’s Ability to Preserve its Own Species

Student Researcher Presents Findings on Organism’s Ability to Preserve its Own Species

Utah State University plant science major Alex Braeger presented his research on plant and animal reproduction as one of the 26 USU students selected to participate in Research on Capitol Hill at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The North Logan n...

USU Plant, Soil and Climate Student Presents Flowers-as-Crop Research on Capitol Hill

USU Plant, Soil and Climate Student Presents Flowers-as-Crop Research on Capitol Hill

Utah State University plant science major Maegen Lewis is presenting her research on annual cut flowers in the intermountain west for Research on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. Lewis is one of 26 students from USU selected to present her findings this ye...

Heloisa Rutigliano profile Q&A

Heloisa Rutigliano profile Q&A

Heliosa Rutigliano grew up in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil in the city of Avaré. She earned her undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine from Sao Paulo State University and received her masters and doctoral degrees at the University of California, Da...

A plant named 'kochia' could help NM ranchers survive drought, changing climate

ABIQUIU - As weather patterns change causing drier conditions, rangelands and pastures may be in need of re-vegetation. Meanwhile, livestock producers are looking for ways to provide nutritional forage for their animals.