The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences held its annual Science Day on May 18. Five Honors students shared excellent PowerPoint presentations on their research study methods and results.
The Poultry Management teaching assistants presented information regarding the management activities that are required for the care of a group of poultry. Day old chicks arrive soon after the semester begins and students are responsible for all daily care including: feeding, cleaning, weekly weights, moving the coops on pasture, bird identification, record keeping, marketing and distributing the processed birds. The Sheep Management teaching assistants presented information regarding the management activities that are required for the care of the UMass flock including: vaccinating, hoof trimming, parasite detection, pregnancy detection, lambing and neonatal care; make decisions regarding selection, breeding and culling, and learning to recognize signs of illness and administer treatments
In addition, twenty-seven students presented their research study methods and results in a poster session.
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences also presented the department’s twelve scholarship awards to twenty-nine students.