What Animals Can Teach Us
While many people think of their pets as part of the family, human-animal bonds can sometimes be viewed as less meaningful than other relationships. Playing with a dog or cat is fun, but it’s not usually considered to be a serious activity.
USU Scientists Contribute to Two Important COVID-19 Studies
Research focused on neurological impacts of the virus and the omicron variant
Research on SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak Among Farmed Mink in Utah Earns Award for USU Doctoral Student
Utah State University student Michael Clayton won the 64th American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians’ pathology slide seminar award for his presentation on the 2020 outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in farmed mink ...
Utah State University Students Compete in USU Academic Quadrathlon
The Utah State University Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences hosted the USU Academic Quadrathlon for undergraduate students to compete in a two-day event on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Professor Abby Benninghoff on Becoming a Scientist and Her Close Encounter with a Jellyfish
Beyond her own curiosity about the natural world, Utah State University professor Abby Benninghoff owes her career path choice to her mother’s insightful questions, and to a jellyfish.
Record Number of Students Attend Utah State University Sheep Day
A group of students seeking a new perspective on ranching created a record turnout for Utah State University’s annual Sheep Day trip to Evanston, WY, organized by the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences.
Front-line fatigue: Pandemic pressures pouncing on taxed veterinarians
"There's already a nationwide shortage before the pandemic, and now the caseload has doubled and the resources have dwindled until the demand is quite high," said Dr. Shawn Zimmerman, an ADVS assistant professor at USU.
USU President Chairs National Task Force
Since June 2020, Utah State University President Noelle Cockett has chaired a national task force of experts charged with evaluating the framework the Food and Drug administration uses for approving and monitoring gene-edited farm animals.
USU Names Advisors of the Year for 2021
Tami Spackman and Dawnetta Mahnken, USU's Advisor of the Year Winners.
Aug. 4 Interview With USU Pres. Noelle Cockett
Tom Williams here with the Utah State University President Noelle Cockett with our weekly conversation here at UPR.
Task Force Chaired by USU President Proposes Modernizing FDA Regulations on Gene-Edited Animals
A joint report released by a national task force of experts and chaired by Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett has recommended federal regulations around gene-edited animals be updated significantly.
Sheep Day Tradition Continues for Animal Science Students
Animal science students honed their knowledge and skills at the Broadbent Ranch, one of the last large-scale sheep range operations in the country.
Dalton Gibbs, a love for animals and the USU community
Dalton Gibbs is a graduating senior at Utah State University and has been involved in many different aspects of USU.
Celebrating a Career and a Retirement
David Forrester grew up working on the family farm in Smithfield, Utah and joined the Utah State University community in 1979. Aside from a brief absence to work the family farm, he remained at the university until his retirement at the close of 2020.
Increasing Raising Beef Could Help Utah's Economy, According To New Study
In a recent study by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University finds that Utah has room for growth in the Utah beef processing and sales businesses.
USU Vaccine Expert Weighs in on COVID-19 Vaccine, Debunks Myths
Utah State University Infectious Disease, Vaccines and Antiviral Chemotherapy professor Bart Tarbet has firsthand experience creating and testing vaccines. Tarbet is astounded at how quickly medical science has moved with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Former Show Horse Starts Second Career in Equine Assisted Therapy at USU
The Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) program at Utah State University recently welcomed “Celine,” a retired show horse donated to the program by members of the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Foundation.
Therapists Visit USU for Hippotherapy Training
Utah State University hosted an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) course for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists who use hippotherapy in treating clients.
Dairy Industry Celebrated at Richmond Black and White Days
For the past 104 years, Black and White Days has been putting Richmond, Utah on the map. The event lasts for nearly a week and focuses on celebrating the dairy industry.
Lab Students Prepare for Vet School
Three of the senior honors students in Mason's lab have recently been accepted to veterinary school for the upcoming fall semester, and a fourth honors student plans to apply to vet school this summer while working at a veterinary clinic.
Animal Science Student Researcher Presents Work on Ovarian Cells and Longevity
Each year during the Utah Legislature’s general session, students from Utah State University and the University of Utah present their work and demonstrate the value of undergraduate research to legislators and visitors to the capitol.