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TAU Contact Information

Dr. Barrett Slenning
TAU Educational Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-6324
Diane Ferello
TAU Livestock and Poultry Director
Phone: 919-513-6241

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TAU Personnel and Primary Species Focus

  • Diane Ferello- Director, TAU Livestock and Poultry
  • Amber Butler- Equine Unit
  • Jennifer Champion- Small Ruminant Unit
  • Crystal Davenport- Poultry Unit
  • Pete Fricke- Dairy Unit
  • James Lucas- Swine Unit

Beef Unit Contact

Diane Ferello
TAU Facilities Manager

Teaching Animal Unit

Beef Unit

TAU Beef Unit consist of 16 Broadcows with their calves, 7 replacement heifers and finisher steers. The Angus cows calf in the winter months (January - February). TAU uses AI (artificial insemenation) to breed in the spring (April-May).

The veterinary students learn various techniques while studying here at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Some techniques that are taught are: handling and restraint,using head gates blood collection, injection sites, body condition scoring, breeding, dystocias, freeze branding and others.