To be the preferred source for knowledge and innovation in animal agriculture.
A major focus of the department is undergraduate and graduate teaching. Major disciplines include animal behaviour and welfare, genetics, nutrition, biochemistry, and physiology. The major domestic species are covered: beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep and poultry, as well as non-traditional species of livestock. The program blends basic and applied sciences in animal production technology so our graduates are able to respond to the changes in the animal industry.
The four-year undergraduate program progresses from the study of pure and applied sciences at the first and second year levels, to the in-depth study of the systems of advanced animal production in the third and fourth years. Students can pursue pre-veterinary studies within the department. Two years of pre-vet courses allow students to apply to veterinary schools throughout Canada (Manitoba residents attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Many students attain undergraduate degrees while pursuing pre-veterinary studies, as two years of pre-vet plus two more years of animal science equals a full undergraduate degree.
The graduate program leads to MSc and PhD degrees in the fields of genetics, nutrition, physiology, gut microbiology, and immunology related to livestock and poultry. Many of our students are international students.
Where to Find Us
The animal science/entomology building is conveniently located near the southeast corner
of the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus at the intersection of University Crescent and Dafoe Road. Bus stops are located at this intersection. There are public parking metres behind the T.K. Cheung Centre beside the animal science building. Reception is located in room 201 on the second floor in the northeast corner of the building.
Our mailing address
Department of Animal Science
201-12 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9383 Fax: (204) 474-7628
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