animal science
animal science

Animal Science

Owners of livestock, including dairy, beef, sheep, meat goats, hogs, pastured poultry, horses, and other livestock face special issues. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides useful information regarding animal housing, nutrition, care, and livestock business management. Through scheduled farm tours, workshops, newsletters, and site visits, we emphasize responsible animal management and welfare.

Livestock Fact Sheets

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Livestock
IPM for livestock provides resources and education in economically and environmentally sound ways of dealing with pest and farm management problems associated with livestock production.

Plants Poisonous to Livestock and other Animals
This is a growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.).

Species and Breed Information

This Breeds of Livestock website maintained by the University of Oklahoma Dept. of Animal Science provides information on international breeds of cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine and other species; online at


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18

Last updated January 24, 2023