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Dr. Jiangchao Zhao presents at Probiotics Congress: USA in San Diego

Dr. Zhao was invited to give a talk at the Probiotics Congress: USA on October 4, 2016 at San Diego. At that conference, Dr. Zhao presented a “Forward Probiotics” approach to identify species-specific probiotics that have clear, measurable beneficial effects on humans and animals. Read the full article about his research here.


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  U of A Animal Science Ph.D. Student Starts Career at Purina

 “Purina has a strong contribution to the beef industry,” says Elizabeth Backes, Ph.D. “My work with Purina will help contribute to the technical side of the beef industry and      provide cattle    producers the knowledge they need to provide optimal nutrition to their animals." Read more here.


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 Animal Science Grad Student Produces Hilarious DNA Video

 U of A Animal Science graduate student Sarah Chewning, student of Dr. James Koltes, made the video for Jeff Miller at Southern Arkansas University, who received a USDA grant to make a fun and educational video about the importance of DNA. The video will be used in classrooms across the state to generate interest in animal science and related fields. View the video here.


December 9, 2016- Animal Science Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Holiday Party

The 2016 Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 9th at 11:30 am in the AFLS Building. This year's event will be a potluck lunch, with the department providing the main course.

A food sign-up sheet for sides and desserts in on Jeannie's desk at AFLS B114. Please email the department at with your contribution if you are unable to sign the sheet.

A white elephant gift exchange will also be taking place. Anyone who brings a gift will be included in the exchange!

A shuttle will be organized to pick people up from the Arena. Please let us know if you will need a ride by December 8th.