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
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
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
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
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.”
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