Hot topics in animal science and production

The use of lagoons for animal waste storage is a hot topic for people concerned with the environmental impact of animal production. Click to learn more. Photo from the Animal Science Image Gallery.Some aspects of animal production have become "hot topics." Issues like animal welfare and food safety gain public and government interest. Click the links below to learn more about issues in animal science and agriculture:

Antibiotic use in livestock production

Welfare concerns for animal housing

Humane types of animal slaughter

Animals used in research

Why eat animal products?

The impact of animals on the environment


Organic farming

Diseases from animals

Cloning and genetics

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