Jul 17, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Animals Major [ALES]

General Information:

This major offers students enrichment in animal health in the livestock and poultry industries. Coursework focuses on a sound knowledge of how the animal agriculture and food industries interface, through an understanding of animal and human disease, animal nutrition, microbiology, physiology, behaviour and production. Students will work closely with agricultural animals and have many opportunities for industry interaction. Graduates with an interest in food animals will gain a solid foundation to proceed to a DVM degree. Other career opportunities could include the animal pharmaceutical industry, the livestock production industry (nutrition, farm animal welfare, livestock production regulation), and employment in the food safety and quality area. Students will also be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in livestock, biological sciences, or food safety.