Animal Science

Animal science is the study of animals that live alongside humans. Around the world, humans rely on animals for food, fiber, labor and companionship. Animal scientists help us understand and manage these animals.

Animal Science Illustration


We have all heard the saying "where form meets function." If we think of anatomy as being the form, then physiology is the function. The field of physiology can be broken down into numerous sub-categories like reproductive physiology, gastrointestinal physiology and renal physiology. Through an understanding of physiology, we can better understand what makes animals sick and how they can be made better. Physiologists also study when is the right time for animals to bred, what diet changes should be made during lactation and how does stress impact immune function. 

Jr Animal Scientist

A Jr. Animal Scientist membership is a great way for kids to learn about science and the animal world.

Through the Jr. Animal Scientist magazine and special online resources, kids can learn about pets, farm animals and zoo animals. Scientific information is tailored for kids ages 5 to 9 (K-3rd grades). Eye-catching photos and exciting animal activities add to the fun! Plus, all Jr. Animal Scientists get special prizes just for joining.

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