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A Web-based photo gallery is one of the latest teaching tools in the field of animal science.

The gallery now includes more than 1,700 images in a dozen categories of animal husbandry ranging from beef cattle to sheep and goats. It is designed to aid in college-level courses, as well as Cooperative Extension outreach.

The Animal Science Image Gallery (anscigallery.nal.usda.gov) was established in 2003 by the Animal Science Education Consortium and the National Agriculture Library with the help of a more than $200,000 USDA Higher Education Program Challenge Grant. Since 2007, the American Society of Animal Science has provided oversight of the peer-reviewed submissions of photos, animals and video to assist in animal science teaching and learning.

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Chairperson Martin Stokes, a member of the Animal Science Education Consortium, helped establish the gallery and serves as editor for the section on nutrition.


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