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Animal Sciences Department: Organizations & Websites

A collection of resources for students and researchers in nutrition in the Animal Sciences department.

About this Page

This page provides links to animal science-related websites and organizations. 

University Organizations

Judging Teams

You will meet and interact with the owners and managers of these successful operations, providing a better understanding of animal agriculture and giving you the opportunity to develop strong ties with its leaders. Judging team members also have the opportunity to compete against universities across the United States in contests held in conjunction with major industry events such as the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the American Royal, and the North American International Livestock Exposition.


ANSC Clubs

There are 12 different animal science clubs which students may be interested in joining...

Animal Sciences Ambassadors, Companion Animals Club, Hoof and Horn Club, Illini Dairy Club, Illini Equestrian Club, Illini Equine Rescue Society (IERS), Illini Poultry Club, Illini Wildlife and Conservation Club, Meat Science Club, Pre-Vet Club, Rodeo Club, and Teachers 4 Creatures.

Professional Organizations

American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.


American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the care and responsible use of animals to enhance animal and human health and well-being.


Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS)

FASS promotes education and research by bringing together scientists and educators in animal agriculture and facilitating the dissemination of scientific and technical information to users through publications and scientific meetings. Through the FASS Science Policy Committee (SPC), FASS advocates for science-based policy making, increased funding for animal agriculture research, and the importance of animal science and animal scientists in ensuring humane, sustainable, profitable and safe animal food production.


United States Animal Health Association (USAHA)

Its 1,100 members are state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and several foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. USAHA represents all 50 states, 4 foreign countries and 34 allied groups serving health, technical and consumer markets.

University Websites

Animal Science Extension Programs

Information on and links to Illinois Extension Programs and Animal Science Extension Specialists.


Companion Animal Program

Provides information on the program at large, community outreach, courses, research, and professors within the program.


University of Illinois Horse Farm

Information about UIUC's Horse Farm, including blog posts, profiles on individual horses, and history of the farm.


Student Employment

Contact information for supervisors of university farms that fire Animal Science students.

Government Websites

AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center)

AgNIC is an alliance between the National Agricultural Library (NAL), university librarians, and subject matter specialists at Land Grant and Sea Grant institutions.There is a browse by topic feature on this site. Topics covered include, Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Aquaculture and Fisheries.


Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Research topics are available to browse by subject by going to the Research link clicking on Research Themes and then clicking on subject. There are general topics on animal research as well as more specific topics such as beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry and many more.


Aquaculture Network Information Center (USDA)

A gateway to the world's electronic aquaculture resources. AquaNIC also maintains the aquaculture subject area for the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC).


FAO's Animal Production and Health Division

The Animal Production and Health Division's objective is to, "help facilitate the development of the fast expanding and changing global livestock sector so as to enable it to provide clean and safe animal products to consumers."


National Agricultural Library (NAL)

In its international role, the NAL serves as the U.S. center for the international agricultural information system, coordinating and sharing resources and enhancing global access to agricultural data. The NAL's collection of over 3.3 million items make it the foremost agricultural library in the world.


National Animal Germplasm Program

Contains useful links to lists of animal species, protocols for research in animal genetics research, and sites related to the field of Animal Science.


U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC)

MARC has Research Programs related to animals on the topics of Genetics and Breeding, Reproduction, Nutrition, Animal Health, Meats, Production Systems, and Biological Engineering.

...There is a browse by topic feature on this site. Topics covered include, Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Aquaculture and Fisheries.

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