VIII. Graduate Programs
Animal and Poultry Science
The Department of Animal and Poultry Science offers programs of study leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Animals of significance in food production are the department's major interest and research emphasis. The graduate program encompasses four fields: animal breeding and genetics (quantitative or molecular); animal nutrition (monogastric or ruminant); animal physiology (environmental, reproductive, or behavioural); and growth and metabolism (meat science). The latter field is offered in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and all fields are enriched through interaction with faculty members from other university departments.
The major expertise of individual faculty is as follows: animal breeding and genetics (Golovan, Karrow, Miller, McMillan, Robinson, Schaeffer, Schenkel, Wilton), animal nutrition (Atkinson, Cant, de Lange, France, Leeson, McBride, Osborne, Smith, Swanson), animal physiology (Bedecarrats, Buhr, Fan, Li, Moccia, Squires, Walton), animal behaviour and ethology (Duncan, Mason, Widowski), and growth and metabolism (Mandell, Swatland).