• Nancy is an alumna of the University of New Hampshire, with a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. She grew up on a dairy farm in New York and came to the University of New Hampshire for the Pre-Veterinary program but decide research with dairy cows was more exciting. Nancy is a research professor so has no classes assigned to her to teach, but she does guest lectures for various Animal Science course. Rumen microbiology is the area that Nancy enjoys working in the most, but most of her research has been focused on amino acids and protein nutrition in lactating dairy cows. Nancy perfected a technique to determine the relative bioavailability of rumen protected amino acids supplements, which gives ruminant nutritionists a value to assign to these supplements. This helps ruminant nutritionist come up with the most economical and environmentally friendly diet to feed dairy cows. She is also expanding her research interest into minerals fed to dairy cows and hopes to get back to rumen microbiology with some mycotoxin work.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 The plasma free amino acid dose-response technique: A proposed methodology for determining lysine relative bioavailability of rumen-protected lysine supplements.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:9585-9601. 2017
    2017 Short communication: The mammalian lignan enterolactone is absorbed by newborn dairy calves fed enterolactone-enriched milk.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:8170-8175. 2017
    2017 Production and nitrogen utilization in lactating dairy cows fed ground field peas with or without ruminally protected lysine and methionine.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:6239-6255. 2017
    2015 Effects of human visitation on calf growth and performance of calves fed different milk replacer feeding levels.Journal of Dairy Science.  98:8952-8961. 2015
    2015 Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but do increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets.Journal of Dairy Science.  98:1991-2004. 2015
    2010 Anionic salts in the prepartum diet and addition of sodium bicarbonate to colostrum replacer, and their effects on immunoglobulin G absorption in the neonate.Journal of Dairy Science.  93:2067-2075. 2010
    2009 Effects of providing two forms of supplemental methionine to periparturient Holstein dairy cows on feed intake and lactational performance.Journal of Dairy Science.  92:5154-5166. 2009
    2009 Effects of colostrum replacer supplemented with lactoferrin on the blood plasma immunoglobulin G concentration and intestinal absorption of xylose in the neonatal calf.Journal of Animal Science.  87:2047-2054. 2009
    2008 Extent of methionine limitation in peak-, early-, and mid-lactation dairy cows.Journal of Dairy Science.  91:1996-2010. 2008
    2007 Effect of incremental urea supplementation of a conventional corn silage-based diet on ruminal ammonia concentration and synthesis of microbial protein.Journal of Dairy Science.  90:5619-5633. 2007
    2006 Growth characteristics of calves fed an intensified milk replacer regimen with additional lactoferrin.Journal of Dairy Science.  89:4835-4845. 2006
    2006 Dietary forage and nonfiber carbohydrate contents influence B-vitamin intake, duodenal flow, and apparent ruminal synthesis in lactating dairy cows.Journal of Dairy Science.  89:174-187. 2006
    2005 Array-based comparative genomic hybridization analysis of recurrent chromosome 15q rearrangements.American Journal of Medical Genetics American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A.  139A:106-113. 2005
    2005 Improving intestinal amino acid supply of pre- and postpartum dairy cows with rumen-protected methionine and lysine.Journal of Dairy Science.  88:1113-1126. 2005
    2004 Molecular signatures of proliferation and quiescence in hematopoietic stem cells.PLoS Biology.  2:e301. 2004
    2004 Evaluation of a colostrum supplement, with or without trypsin inhibitor, and an egg protein milk replacer for dairy calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  87:1739-1746. 2004
    2003 Supplemental lactoferrin improves health and growth of Holstein calves during the preweaning phase.Journal of Dairy Science.  86:1458-1464. 2003
    2002 Lactoferrin supplementation to dairy calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  85:1237-1242. 2002
    1997 Effect of yeast culture in the diets of early lactation dairy cows on ruminal fermentation and passage of nitrogen fractions and amino acids to the small intestine.Journal of Dairy Science.  80:374-384. 1997
    1994 Improved techniques for dissociating particle-associated mixed ruminal microorganisms from ruminal digesta solids.Journal of Animal Science.  72:1335-1343. 1994
    1992 Amino acid limitation and flow to duodenum at four stages of lactation. 1. Sequence of lysine and methionine limitation.Journal of Dairy Science.  75:3486-3502. 1992
    1992 Amino acid limitation and flow to the duodenum at four stages of lactation. 2. Extent of lysine limitation.Journal of Dairy Science.  75:3503-3518. 1992

    Education And Training

  • B.S. Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S. Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Nancy Whitehouse