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Reserve your SeaWorld tickets

April 20, 2015 - There is still time to reserve your tickets for an evening of fun at SeaWorld during the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)!
 Plan to join ASAS for this event on Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Read more


New issue of Jr. Animal Scientist

April 20, 2015 - The May issue of Jr. Animal Scientist is arriving in the mailboxes of Jr. Animal Scientist members across the country, and it is all about feeding horses. Read more

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FASS to host animal care webinar

April 13, 2015 - The Federation of Animal Science Societies is hosting a webinar entitled “The Role of the FASS Ag Guide in Farm Animal Research” on Thurs., April 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (CST). Read more

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Let’s join forces to fight hunger

April 20, 2015 - As an animal scientist, you work toward feeding the future every day. Now here is a chance to give back even more! Read more »

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Calendar of events

Mark your calendars!

Here is a list of upcoming agricultural and animal science events that you may want to attend. Share your event by sending an email to Read more »

ASIG #5087

Image Gallery: Focus on sperm anatomy

By Dr. Harold Hafs

At first glance, a sperm (Animal Science Image Gallery #5140, shown below) appears to be a relatively simple cell. Upon closer examination, however, Dick Saacke observed some subtle differences among sperm. For example, sperm from bull 1 (upper left in #5140) have longer heads than those from bull 2 (upper right in #5140). In other words, these two bulls had morphologically distinctive heads that could be identified even when sperm from the two bulls was mixed as in the lower two photos in #5140. These kinds of anatomical differences affect fertility, because they are associated with differences in the ability of sperm to penetrate an ovum. Read more »


Call for JAM 2015 late-breaking abstracts

April 16, 2015 – The 2015 Joint Annual Meeting Program Committee is calling for late-breaking abstracts of original research that highlight a broad spectrum of work, including cutting-edge, high-tech research that was completed recently and is important to the species or discipline. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on May 22, 2015. Read more »


FDA releases new NARMS reports

April 16, 2015 - Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from retail meat continues to decline, according to reports released this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The reports measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The reports include the 2012 Retail Meat Annual Report and the 2013 Retail Meat Interim Report. Read more »