The results of a survey of 37 of the 50 institutions teaching poultry science in the United States and Canada are reported. The various departments were asked how computers were being used in their curricula. Responding departments were divided into those teaching primarily poultry science and those concerned with both poultry and large animals. Poultry majors were not identifiable in most of the "animal sciences" departments (those teaching more than one commodity). Computer use in undergraduate and graduate instruction was similar for courses in nutrition, physiology and business management among the department types. Computers were used in breeding and genetics courses in "animal sciences" departments but not for similar courses in poultry science departments. Thirty-five programs for instructional use were reported to be available for sharing amongst the departments (list available from authors).
poultry science, computer use