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UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers have identified genomic markers that cause the potentially fatal… Read More

Predicting Personality with Equine Genetics

Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.  While performance and… Read More

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links between genetic markers in… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Trey Warnock

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Trey Warnock earned his undergraduate degree from the Animal Sciences Department in 2008 and his M.S. from the department in 2010. He is currently working for Amarillo Brokerage Company…. Read More

CALS students recognized at 2020 International Student Achievement Award ceremony

Six College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students were recognized with awards on Nov. 17 at the 27th annual International Student Achievement Award Ceremony hosted by the University of Florida International Center as part of International Education… Read More

Four UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows, breaking previous record

Four UF/IFAS faculty members have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This surpasses the record set last year when three UF/IFAS faculty members became fellows in a single year. Election… Read More

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior

Animal welfare within the food and agriculture industries has become increasingly important to consumers. For animal researchers like Emily Miller-Cushon, Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, studying animal welfare has been her… Read More