Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Browse the WVDA publications, which are available free-of-charge to WV residents; locate WVDA regulations and laws on animal health and public markets; and learn about upcoming events.
WVU Extension Service
Offers educational programs and research in the areas of community development, agriculture and family and consumer sciences to people and communities of West Virginia.
U.S. Government Websites
AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center)
AgNIC is an alliance between the National Agricultural Library (NAL), university librarians, and subject matter specialists at Land Grant and Sea Grant institutions.There is a browse by topic feature on this site. Topics covered include, Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Aquaculture and Fisheries.
AGRIS is an international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology. It was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1974, to facilitate information exchange and to bring together world literature dealing with all aspects of agriculture. AGRIS is a cooperative system in which participating countries input references to the literature produced within their boundaries and, in return, draw on the information provided by the other participants. To date, 240 national, international and intergovernmental centers participate from all over the world.Compiles by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Indexes and abstracts international agricultural literature from over 135 nations.
Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Browse research materials by clicking on the "Research" tab in the upper left corner.
FAO's Animal Production and Health Division
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger. The Animal Production and Health Division's objective is to, "help facilitate the development of the fast expanding and changing global livestock sector so as to enable it to provide clean and safe animal products to consumers." Click on the "Resources" tab to browse publications in animal health, production, and welfare; feed and food safety; veterinary public health; and more.
National Agricultural Library (USDA)
The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences. Click on "Collections" to browse the NAL's 3.5 million items.
National Animal Germplasm Program
Contains useful links to lists of animal species, protocols for research in animal genetics research, and sites related to the field of Animal Science.
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC)
Scientists at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) are developing scientific information and new technology to solve high priority problems for the U.S. beef, sheep, and swine industries. The comprehensive program includes research on genetics and breeding, reproduction, nutrition, meats science, production systems, biological engineering, and animal health.
Special thanks to the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for providing many valuable links in their research guide: Animal Sciences: http://illinois.v1.libguides.com/content.php?pid=4505&sid=30904