Animal Production Systems
New Bolton’s Section of Animal Production Systems (APS) directly affects the lives of animals and humans alike and emulates the School’s mission of Many Species, One Medicine.™
APS was established in 1986 to implement teaching, research and service programs directed toward the improve- ment of health and productivity in food animal herds and flocks. These programs integrate expertise in disciplines such as clinical nutrition, reproduction, health economics and computer science in addition to conventional specialities in veterinary medicine. The focus of the APS group is the maintenance of physical and economic health in the whole animal population rather than clinical treatment of individual sick animals.
Students learn to provide guidance on production efficiency, milk quality, reproductive efficiency and immunization programs for cattle.