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New Mexico State University

Animal and Range Science

NMSU research aims to improve the care and management of animal and range resources and conduct research that improves human health and reproduction by improving the health and reproduction of animals. Faculty conduct research in animal sciences, range management, weed and insect management, water management, and livestock and wildlife management.  NMSU is home of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service.


Foci of Faculty Research Efforts

  • Management of cattle behavior and genetic selection to improve grazing outcomes
  • Improved reproduction in sheep
  • Nutritional management in cattle and sheep
  • Nutrient utilization in horses
  • Improved forage quality and range management strategies in arid climates
  • Strategies to detoxify plant and environmental toxins within the gut of cattle and sheep
  • Interaction of livestock and surface waters

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