Take a Virtual Tour Through a Chicken

Business May 30, 2010

Click the image to view selections from the Virtual Chicken

Funded by a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this ground-breaking animation provides viewers with a detailed examination of a hen’s reproductive tract. In use by colleges, schools, and industry personnel, the animation has been distributed worldwide to more than 600 locations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Efforts to obtain additional funding to complete an interactive animation of an entire chicken are ongoing.

World-wide distribution map of The Virtual Chicken

World-wide distribution map of The Virtual Chicken

Principal Investigator

Dr. Patricia A. Curtis

Areas of interest include applied types of research on poultry and egg products relating to microbial safety, processing technology, functionality of egg products, quality control, waste water and water reuse. Other areas of interest include food laws and regulations, plant/employee safety and consumer perceptions related to food safety and acceptance of new technologies.

For more on Dr. Curtis’s research, visit her Web site.

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