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ANS 302: Common Diseases of Companion Animals

Citing References

You will need to cite your references in the Journal of Animal Science style.  You can find the journal's citation guidelines on pages 10-12 of the PDF below.  The journal provides some examples of journal citations.  In addition, here are some quick and simple examples for journal articles.

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 February 18, 2015.)

Journal Title Abbreviations:
To get the official journal abbreviations, go to the National Library of Medicine catalog:
Enter your journal title and look for either the ISO abbreviation or the NLM abbreviation (either of these should be close to the top of the page).


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