Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience in animal science & nutrition. My expertise includes: nutrition of dairy cattle and pigs; systems biology research; animal health; mathematical models of biological regulation and nutrition; lipid metabolism; interpreting scientific studies; reviewing and editing scientific articles; dog, cat, horse, fish, bird, rodent, and reptile nutrition. My experience includes: teaching animal biology and nutrition; teaching companion animal management; student grading; and teaching upper level nutrition and animal management courses. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
I have 30 years of teaching in the nutrition and physiology of animals including horses.
I researched and wrote a textbook, including digestion and feeding of horses and the issues involved there.
I taught nutrition and feeding and did animal feeding trials (research) (in cattle, pigs, rabbits, rats but not in horses directly) which involved various milling, screening, testing, texturing, blending of feeds and rations. Advised with other nutritionists on horse nutrition research.
On the national panel which coordinates and supports the National Academy of Sciences and the USDA animal nutrition programs and requirement books.
I have 40 years in nutritional experimentation including feeding, albeit not as much with dogs as with pigs, cattle, rats, humans…but I taught 30 years on dog and cat nutrition and feeding, including in beginning and advanced classes and in the Veterinary Medicine Curriculum, and have dozens of students that are veterinarians and nutritionists.
I can speak to (write to) feeding behavior of dogs and cats and available data/thinking on the 'natural' types of eating and whether lower or higher systems make a difference.
I can easily state that I am completely able and willing to provide an analysis of the analysis on feed products and the need or lack thereof of feed mixing for feed fed to black angus bulls.
Awards & Affiliation
|Silver Beaver Award for outstanding long service|
|Excellence in Advising Award|
|Washington Science Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Award for Higher Education|
|American Dairy Science Association Agway Young Scientist Award for Research|
American Society of Animal Science
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