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Students Bolster Wikipedia’s Pet Nutrition Content with Science

Wikipedia’s reputation as a go-to source for information is clear in the English site’s statistics; it receives 7.7 billion page views per month, but is it a reputable source for information?

The information on pet nutrition is certainly much more credible today, thanks to Prof. Kate Shoveller’s pet nutrition class that gathered reputable information on 32 different pet nutrition topics for submission to the site.

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Developing Practice to Support Policy

It’s a long way from Scarborough, Ontario to Auchincruive, Scotland - over 5,000 km. For Krysta Morrissey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Animal Biosciences, not only was it a long journey, but it was also a long time in the making.

Unbeknownst to Krysta, she set out on a path to Scotland, several years prior to her travel dates, when she began working in Prof. Tina Widowski’s lab as an undergrad.

New Equine Physiology Prof

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Wendy Pearson as an assistant professor in equine physiology. Pearson joined the department on July 11, 2016.

"We are very pleased to have Wendy's extensive equine research and industry knowledge supporting the delivery of our growing Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management - Equine Management program," shares Jonathan Schmidt, OAC associate dean - academic.

New Dairy Scientist at Ridgetown Campus

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Abigail Carpenter, Assistant Professor in applied dairy nutrition management. Dr. Carpenter starts on August 2, 2016 and will be located at the Ridgetown Campus.

Two New Profs for Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce two new faculty appointments. Drs. Eduardo Ribeiro and Katharine Wood will join the department in January 2016 and April 2016, respectively. Ribeiro joins as an assistant professor in mammalian reproductive physiology and Wood joins the department as an assistant professor in beef cattle nutrition.

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