Advances in Animal Sciences

Through a network of dedicated research programs and centers across the state, UGA is a leader in creating solutions and innovations in animal sciences. To achieve solutions to grand challenges in the livestock, poultry, and integrated pest management, CAES researchers explore these topics:

  • Insect Studies
  • Animal Physiology, Genetics and Neurology
  • Mammal Studies
  • Avian Studies
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal Farming Practices
  • Medical Implications and Advances
  • Animal Pathology
  • Animal Reproduction/Breeding
  • Diversity

Advances in Animal Sciences Research News

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Joro spiders cloak north Georgia in their webs
It may be September in north Georgia, but it looks more like Halloween. Millions of palm-sized Joro spiders have suspended themselves in three-dimensional golden webs on porches, power lines and mailboxes in roughly 25 counties in the state — and counting. Although their numbers are a nuisance, the spiders are not considered a particularly harmful invasive species.
College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Corrie Brown will administer a new U.S Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service grant that will allow UGA to host and train visiting veterinary and agricultural educators from Africa. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker) CAES News
UGA to host Faculty Exchange Program in African Veterinary Science
UGA’s interdisciplinary host team comprises the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Office of Global Engagement. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, is designed to help developing countries in Africa improve their university agricultural education, research and extension programs by providing one semester of training at U.S. land-grant agricultural universities.
“To my knowledge, this is the all-time highest funding amount the UGA IPM program has received, which is incredible because this is a highly competitive national grant,” said Ash Sial, coordinator of UGA's integrated pest management program. CAES News
UGA IPM Program ranked outstanding, receives maximum funding
An impressive team of University of Georgia researchers has received $765,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Program to support the continuation of integrated pest management (IPM) programming throughout the state over the next three years.
Holstein dairy cows in a cooled barn