POSC Research

As part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, research in the Department of Poultry Science focuses on how we, as scientists, can assist the poultry industry and their communities. This includes, but is not limited to, the studies of poultry diseases, nutrition, virology, poultry production, immunology, genetics, parasitology, reproductive physiology, neurobiology/physiology, microbiology and food safety and enhancement of breeder/broiler flocks with the cooperation of the following agencies:


Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Food Safety Consortium


Latest Research References
Fact Sheet (FSA1073): Sprinklers Cool Birds and Conserve Water
Current Research Information System (CRIS) 




POSC Extension Activities

Lighting Fact Sheet: Poultry Lighting: LED Bulbs Provide Energy Saving and Durability
Susan Watkins, Professor, Extension Poultry Specialist
HACCP Workshop (GMPS, SOPS and HACCP) or Advanced HACCP Workshop
Director, Dr. John Marcy
Research Chefs Association Culinary Workshops : Director, Dr. John Marcy


Visit the Poultry Science Extension Activities WEBSITE


Watkins Water Quality Lab
Sample Submission Form (PDF)
Shipping Info (PDF)
Drip Sample (PDF)
Swab Sample (PDF)
Click HERE to watch our YouTube video tutorial on taking samples.