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Fiona C. Buchanan Professor

5E64 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Beef cattle
  • Molecular genetics
  • Nutrigenetics


Animal and Poultry Science

Research Interests

Detoxification of mycotoxins using insect larvae


B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Selected Recent Publications

Krone, K.G., Ward, A.K., Madder, K.M., Hendrick, S., McKinnon, J.J., and Buchanan, F.C. 2016. Interaction of vitamin A supplementation level with ADH1C genotype on intramuscular fat in beef steers. Animal 10 (3): 403-409.

A.K. Ward, J.J. McKinnon, S. Hendrick, and F.C. Buchanan.  2012.  The impact of vitamin A restriction and ADH1C genotyped on marbling in feedlot steers.  J. Anim. Sci.  90: 2476-2483.

J.M. Prystupa, R. Juras, E.G. Cothran, F.C. Buchanan and Y. Plante, 2012.  Genetic Diversity and Admixture Among Canadian, Mountain and Moorland and Nordic Pony Populations.   Animal, 6: 19-30.

K.A. Pugh, J.M. Stookey, and F.C. Buchanan.  2011.  An evaluation of corticotropin-releasing hormone and leptin SNPs relative to cattle behaviour.  Can. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 567-572.

T. Sebastian, J.M. Watts, J.M. Stookey, F.C. Buchanan, and C. Waldner.  2011.  Temperament in beef cattle: methods of measurement and their relationship to production.  Can. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 557-565.

H.M. Deobald and F.C. Buchanan, 2011.  Characterization of Two Pro-opiomelanocortin Gene Variants and Their Effects on Carcass Traits in Beef Cattle.  BMC Genetics12: 2.


Lecture courses:

  • Animal Science 212 – Livestock and Poultry Production 
  • Animal Science 313 – Animal Breeding and Genetics 
  • ANSC 355 Sheep and Goat Management
  • ANBI 470 – Applied Animal Biotechnology

Graduate courses:

  • Animal Science 870 – Applied Animal Biotechnology