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ASAS releases updated Grand Challenges

July 27, 2015 – The American Society of Animal Science’s (ASAS) Grand Challenges documents have been recently updated. The documents address animal research and animal-based food challenges. The ASAS Grand Challenges focus on seven important issues in animal agriculture:

Animal health: Healthy animals produce healthy products for human consumption. Animal health research also decreases the risk of animal diseases reaching the human population.  Read more

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Welcome new Public Policy Committee members

July 27, 2015 – The Public Policy Committee is dynamic, productive, and proactive in communicating with the ASAS membership on policy issues related to animal sciences. The committee identifies opportunities for ASAS and its members to inform, influence and engage in key federal legislative and administrative policy decisions related to animal sciences.  Read more

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Animal Frontiers: Scientists, how are you advocating animal science?

By Jacquelyn Prestegaard, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 20th, 2015 – Fulfilling consumer demand plagues politicians, businesspeople and scientists on a never-ending basis. Not only does the public want certain products, they also want those products to be developed, processed, sold – and in the case of agriculture, grown or raised – in a specific manner. Read more

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Countering pet obesity by rethinking feeding habits

By Jacquelyn Prestegaard, ASAS Science Communications Intern

190 million Americans share the luxuries of human life with their pets. Giving dogs and cats a place in human homes, beds and—sometimes even, their wills—comes with the family member package.

Amongst these shared human-pet comforts is the unique luxury to overeat. As a result, the most common form of malnutrition for Americans and their companion animals results not from the underconsumption, but the overconsumption of food. The obesity epidemic also causes a similar array of diseases in people and pets: diabetes, hyperlipidemia and cancer. Read more »

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Heritage Lunch honors animal science pioneers

July 29, 2015 – ASAS paid tribute to two outstanding scientists during the Foundation Heritage Lunch at the annual meeting in Orlando. The luncheon program honored the many contributions of two former society members, Dr. Elwyn Miller and Dr. Duane Ullrey.  Read more »

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Foundation funds support ASAS awards

July 30, 2015 – The ASAS Foundation and several Foundation Appreciation Clubs sponsored awards at the Joint Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. Here is a list of some of the awards made possible by the generous support of our Foundation funds. Read more »

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Five graduate students win travel scholarships

July 29, 2015 – This year, five students across the country were awarded travel scholarships to attend conferences and meetings around the world. Supported by a variety of appreciation clubs and the ASAS Foundation, each award allows students to broaden their horizons and globally network with professionals in their respective fields. Read more »

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Early Career Achievement Award goes to Urschel

July 29, 2015 – The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes young scholars working toward the mission of ASAS: “The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.”Urschel

Dr. Kristine Urschel, an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the award this year. She received the award at the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando. Read more »