We are a diverse department committed to animal science and service. Our investment in scientific research aims to optimize animal and environmental health and productivity. Through scientific inquiry we enhance our community engagement in equine assisted therapies and land stewardship practices.
Animal and Equine Science
We are focused on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
Research and Engagement
Our research covers a spectrum of subjects including equine science, genetics, livestock health and welfare, and meat safety. We are motivated by our commitment to improve stewardship for our livestock and the land that sustains them.
Join the Temple Grandin Equine Center Team
We are gearing up for our summer therapeutic riding 10-week sessions and we are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming a valued team member. Come be part of the transformative work we do with our horses to serve our community.
Four Training Sessions Available
- Wednesday, May 24th, 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 25th, 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 31st, 9:00 a.m.
- Thursday, June 1st, 1:00 p.m.
Temple Grandin Equine Center located at 725 S. Overland Trail, Fort Colins, CO 80521
How to Sign Up
Please email Diana Fahrenbruck at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Story of Impact
Growing up, Bella Pulido always saw herself as an ag person, but she learned “ag” looks different for everyone. She saw an opportunity to create a new space for Agricultural Sciences students who come from backgrounds that may look different from their cohorts’. Valuing diverse voices and contributions from the broader ag community are a crucial element to our students’ success and advancing the animal science industry.
Upcoming Department Events and News
New research to improve end-of-life decision making for dairy cattle will improve welfare for animals and their caretakers
Agricultural education in action during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU
Animal Science Degrees and Programs
Livestock Business Management Major
Use an interdisciplinary, systems approach to effectively manage livestock businesses for the benefit of humans and animals.
Develop an industry-oriented, science-based education that focuses on food-producing animals while learning technical, practical, and business skills involved in livestock production.
Develop in-depth scientific knowledge of the horse and apply those principles to the growing industry. Gain a broad understanding of the business, recreational and production aspects of the industry.
Ph.D. in Animal Science
Study breeding and genetics, livestock/beef management systems, livestock behavior and welfare, meat science/food safety-microbiology nutrition and reproduction.
M.S. in Animal Science
Develop an industry-oriented, science-based education that prepares you for careers in animal agriculture or one of many industries associated with livestock production.
Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.) in Agricultural Sciences – Integrated Resource Management – Online
Understand how agricultural resource systems work together in a comprehensive way, and how to apply them in an agricultural management setting.