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Fiona C. Buchanan Professor

Graduate Chair, Animal and Poultry Science

5E64 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Beef cattle
  • Molecular genetics
  • Nutrigenetics
  • Detoxification of mycotoxins using insect larvae


Animal and Poultry Science


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

Selected 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.


Undergraduate courses:
  • ANSC 212 - Livestock and Poultry Production 
  • ANSC 313 - Animal Breeding and Genetics 
  • ANSC 355 - Sheep and Goat Management
  • ANBI 470 - Applied Animal Biotechnology

Graduate courses:

  • Animal Science 870 - Applied Animal Biotechnology