Department of Animal Science


The Department of Animal Science is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent research, teaching, and extension programs in animal agriculture and animal biology. Our faculty members have received national recognition for the quality of their classroom instruction and attention to student needs and concerns.


IASB Team Featured in "Impact" Newsletter 

June 7, 2021

The Integrated Animal Systems Biology (IASB) team was featured in the most recent edition of the CFANS "Impact" newsletter. Team members featured in the spring 2021 newsletter include: Milena Saqui-Salces, Gerald Shurson, Andres Gomez, Pedro Urriola, Chris Faulk and Chi Chen, all faculty members in the Department of Animal Science. Read about how scientists across different departments at the University of Minnesota collaborate to find real-world solutions to complex animal production challenges.

New Published Work by Dr. Krishona Martinson

June 4, 2021

Along with two colleagues, Dr. Krishona Martinson, Equine Extension Specialist, recently published a chapter in the book Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice. The chapter is titled Nutritional Considerations When Dealing with an Obese Adult Equine