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Courses of Special Interest for Pre-Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science Specialization
As an undergraduate student at Truman, you can explore exciting research opportunities. Animal science faculty, assisted by their undergraduate research assistants, engage in a wide variety areas of investigation that include manipulation of sex ratio outcomes for super-ovulated beef cows; concentrating the polled gene in full-blood Gelbvieh cattle; evaluating new varieties of warm season grasses and legumes for summer grazing beef cattle; effects of varying mineral concentrations on reproductive performance of grazing beef cows; comparison of pelvic shape versus calving ease of several breeds of beef cows; and evaluation of co-product feeds for beef cattle and sheep.
Gain valuable hands-on experience while you test your skills and knowledge through internships at off-campus sites in research, agri-business, or with governmental agencies. Internships are also available in other parts of the U.S. or abroad.
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