Department of Animal Science: an overview

Animal Science
Sheila Andrew supervises students conducting an ultrasound on a Holstein dairy cow.

With close to 400 undergraduate and graduate students and a distinctive array of facilities, the Department of Animal Science provides opportunities for students with varied interests and goals.

“What’s unique about UConn is that our animal facilities are an integral part of campus,” says Steven Zinn, professor and department head.

These facilities consist of the horse unit as well as indoor and outdoor arenas; livestock units with beef cattle, sheep and swine; cattle resource unit for young cattle; the Kellogg Dairy Center, the poultry unit, the creamery and high-tech research and teaching labs.

Animal units house 200 dairy animals that produce milk rated second in quality for all of New England, and in the top 20 for the entire USA. “We have some of the best milk in the region, and that goes into making the best ice cream in the state,” says Zinn.

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