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ANS 315: Contentious Issues in the Animal Sciences

This page is designed to help Oregon State University students in ANS 315 - Contentious Issues in the Animal Sciences.

Why Use a Citation Style?

Using a consistent citation style helps other people find your references more easily and makes you look like a smart researcher.

Different disciplines use different citation styles - this is part of what distinguishes them as a unique scholarly community.

Citing References

You will need to cite your references in the Journal of Animal Science style.  Always use the journal's full citation guidelines in the Word document attached below as the most authoritative source. Or look at an article in the most recent issue of Journal of Animal Science for examples.

Here are a few examples of what your Literature Cited entries should look like for common types of sources.

Journal Articles:

Ahn, J.H., B.M. Robertson, R. Elliott, R.C. Gutteridge, and C.W. Ford. 1989. Quality assessment of tropical browse legumes: Tannin content and protein degradation. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 27:147-156. doi:10.1016/S0377-8401(99)00103-0.

Nakamura, T., T.J. Klopfenstein, and R.A. Britton. 1994. Evaluation of acid detergent insoluble nitrogen as an indicator of protein quality in nonforage proteins. J. Anim. Sci. 72:1043–1048.


Center for Veterinary Medicine. 2014. FDA issues warning letters for unapproved Omeprazole drugs marketed for use in horses. (Accessed 18 February 2015.)

Katz, E. 2017. Feeding for urinary and kidney health. Feline Nutrition Foundation. (Accessed 1 June 2018.)

PetCoach. Protein requirements for good nutrition. (Accessed 1 June 2018.)


Donham, K. J., and A. Thelin. 2016. Agricultural medicine: Rural occupational and environmental health, safety, and prevention. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.

Book Chapters:

Czarick, M., and B. D. Fairchild. 2008. Poultry housing for hot climates. In: N. J. Daghir, editor, Poultry production in hot climates. CABI, Cambridge, MA.