Positions

Overview

  • My research interests encompass the area of calf and heifer nutrition. Specifically, our laboratory investigates in the area of calf health.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Effect of cinnamaldehyde on feed intake, rumen fermentation, and nutrient digestibility, in lactating dairy cows1.Journal of Animal Science.  97:1819-1827. 2019
    2019 Supplementation of sodium butyrate to postweaned heifer diets: Effects on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and health.Journal of Dairy Science.  102:3121-3130. 2019
    2018 The impact of direct-fed microbials and enzymes on the health and performance of dairy cows with emphasis on colostrum quality and serum immunoglobulin concentrations in calves.Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition Zeitschrift f�r Tierern�hrung und Futtermittelkunde.  102:e641-e652. 2018
    2017 Short communication: Verifying Holstein heifer heart girth to body weight prediction equations.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:8451-8454. 2017
    2017 Technical note: Evaluating nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining body composition in Holstein dairy calves using deuterium oxide dilution methods.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:2807-2811. 2017
    2017 Effects of cinnamaldehyde or monensin on performance of weaned Holstein dairy heifers.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:1712-1719. 2017
    2017 Nitrogen utilization, preweaning nutrient digestibility, and growth effects of Holstein dairy calves fed 2 amounts of a moderately high protein or conventional milk replacer.Journal of Dairy Science.  100:279-292. 2017
    2016 Performance of Holstein calves fed whole milk with or without kefir.Journal of Dairy Science.  99:8081-8089. 2016
    2016 Predicting colostrum quality from performance in the previous lactation and environmental changes.Journal of Dairy Science.  99:4048-4055. 2016
    2016 Prepartum supplementation of nicotinic acid: Effects on health of the dam, colostrum quality, and acquisition of immunity in the calf.Journal of Dairy Science.  99:3529-3538. 2016
    2016 Short communication: Cinnamaldehyde taste preferences of weaned dairy heifers.Journal of Dairy Science.  99:3607-3611. 2016
    2016 Effect of milk replacer program on calf performance and digestion of nutrients with age of the dairy calf.Journal of Dairy Science.  99:2740-2747. 2016
    2016 Lactoferrin supplementation of the neonatal calf has no impact on immunoglobulin G absorption and intestinal development in the first days of life.Journal of Animal Science.  94:196-200. 2016
    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 Estimating plasma volume in neonatal Holstein calves fed one or two feedings of a lacteal-based colostrum replacer using Evans blue dye and hematocrit values at various time pointsCanadian Journal of Animal Science.  95:293-298. 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
    2014 Colostrum replacer feeding regimen, addition of sodium bicarbonate, and milk replacer: the combined effects on absorptive efficiency of immunoglobulin G in neonatal calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  97:2291-2296. 2014
    2013 REVIEW: Colostrum supplements and replacers for dairy calves11Partial funding was provided by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. This is scientific contribution number 2503 of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. This review is supported by the NC-1042 regional project.Professional Animal Scientist.  29:449-456. 2013
    2013 Effects of lasalocid and intermittent feeding of chlortetracycline on the growth of prepubertal dairy heifers.Journal of Dairy Science.  96:4578-4585. 2013
    2013 Evaluation of the Brix refractometer to estimate immunoglobulin G concentration in bovine colostrum.Journal of Dairy Science.  96:1148-1155. 2013
    2012 Short communication: addition of sodium bicarbonate to maternal colostrum: effects on immunoglobulin G absorption and hematocrit in neonatal calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  95:5331-5335. 2012
    2012 Addition of sodium bicarbonate to either 1 or 2 feedings of colostrum replacer: effect on uptake and rate of absorption of immunoglobulin G in neonatal calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  95:3337-3341. 2012
    2012 CASE STUDY: Adding a bacterial inoculant to corn silage removed from a bunker silo and stored in piles1Professional Animal Scientist.  28:244-247. 2012
    2012 Short communication: Kelp taste preferences by dairy calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  95:856-858. 2012
    2011 Short communication: Addition of varying amounts of sodium bicarbonate to colostrum replacer: effects on immunoglobulin G absorption and serum bicarbonate in neonatal calves.Journal of Dairy Science.  94:5656-5660. 2011
    2011 Activated carbon supplementation of dairy cow diets: Effects on apparent total-tract nutrient digestibility and taste preference1Professional Animal Scientist.  27:428-434. 2011
    2011 Maximizing profit on New England organic dairy farms: an economic comparison of 4 total mixed rations for organic Holsteins and Jerseys.Journal of Dairy Science.  94:3184-3201. 2011
    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 Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in rumen-undegraded protein estimated using a precision-fed cecectomized rooster bioassay: II. Distillers dried grains with solubles and fish meal.Journal of Dairy Science.  92:6056-6067. 2009
    2009 Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in rumen undegradable protein estimated using a precision-fed cecectomized rooster bioassay: I. Soybean meal and SoyPlus.Journal of Dairy Science.  92:4489-4498. 2009
    2009 Addition of a Silage Preservative Reduces Spoilage in Wet Brewers Grain1Professional Animal Scientist.  25:388-392. 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
    2006 Growth characteristics of calves fed an intensified milk replacer regimen with additional lactoferrin.Journal of Dairy Science.  89:4835-4845. 2006
    2006 Chlortetracycline supplementation of yearling dairy heifers.Journal of Animal Science.  84:2406-2409. 2006
    2004 Ionophore taste preferences of dairy heifers.Journal of Animal Science.  82:3314-3320. 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
    2002 NaCl Addition to the Top Layer of Corn Ensiled in Bunker Silos11This is Scientific Contribution Number 2106 of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.Professional Animal Scientist.  18:90-92. 2002
    2000 Lasalocid Supplementation of Dairy Cow Diets in Early Lactation11Supported by the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station (Hatch 35-397) and a gift from Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., Nutley, NJ 07110.Professional Animal Scientist.  16:196-201. 2000
    1996 Lasalocid and particle size of corn grain for dairy cows in early lactation. 1. Effect on performance, serum metabolites, and nutrient digestibility.Journal of Dairy Science.  79:557-564. 1996
    1996 Lasalocid and particle size of corn grain for dairy cows in early lactation. 2. Effect on ruminal measurements and feeding behavior.Journal of Dairy Science.  79:565-574. 1996
    1992 INFLUENCE OF DIET COMPOSITION, DRY-MATTER INTAKE, MILK-PRODUCTION AND ENERGY-BALANCE ON TIME OF POSTPARTUM OVULATION AND FERTILITY IN DAIRY-COWSAnimal production.  54:323-331. 1992
    1992 Supplementation of dairy cow diets with calcium salts of long-chain fatty acids and nicotinic acid in early lactation.Journal of Dairy Science.  75:1078-1089. 1992
    1991 Niacin absorption from the rumen.Journal of Dairy Science.  74:3492-3495. 1991
    1990 Effects of niacin source on epinephrine stimulation of plasma nonesterified fatty acid and glucose concentrations, on diet digestibility and on rumen protozoal numbers in lactating dairy cows.Journal of Nutrition.  120:1648-1653. 1990
    1989 Diet digestibility and growth of holstein calves fed acidified milk replacers containing soy protein concentrate.Journal of Dairy Science.  72:1528-1533. 1989
    1987 WHOLE SOYBEANS FOR MARKET LAMBSJournal of Animal Science.  64:1249-1254. 1987
    1986 Malt sprouts as a source of supplemental protein for ruminants.Journal of Dairy Science.  69:2959-2962. 1986
    University of New Hampshire Alumni Perspectives in C.R.E.A.M. a Flipped Classroom with Experiential Learning on a Dairy FarmNACTA Journal

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2007 Essential oil supplementation of a corn silage based diet deficient in rumen undegraded protein fed to lactating Holstein dairy cowsJournal of Animal Science. 684-684. 2007
    2007 Essential oil supplementation of a corn silage based diet deficient in rumen undegraded protein fed to lactating Holstein dairy cowsPoultry Science. 684-684. 2007
    2007 Essential oil supplementation of a corn silage based diet deficient in rumen undegraded protein fed to lactating Holstein dairy cows.Journal of Dairy Science. 684-684. 2007
    2004 The effects of feeding chlortetracycline on the performance of breeding age dairy heifersPoultry Science. 364-364. 2004
    2004 The effects of feeding chlortetracycline on the performance of breeding age dairy heifersJournal of Animal Science. 364-364. 2004
    2004 The effects of feeding chlortetracycline on the performance of breeding age dairy heifersJournal of Dairy Science. 364-364. 2004

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    Method and Apparatus for Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Determine Body Composition of Dairy Calves”

    Principal Investigator On

  • Sodium Butyrate and Monensin Supplementation to Postweaned Dairy Calves  awarded by Adisseo, Inc 2017 - 2019
  • Tri-Lution and Zy-Mend Supplementation to Pre and Post-Partum Cows  awarded by Agri-King, Inc. 2015 - 2018
  • Ruminal Metabolism  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2016 - 2018
  • Cinnamldehyde in Post-Weaned Heifers  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2014 - 2017
  • Addition of Sodium Butyrate to Heifer Diets: Effects on Rumen Development, Growth and Health  awarded by Nutriad Inc 2016 - 2017
  • Niacin Supplementation to Pre and Postpartum Dairy Cows  awarded by Lonza Inc. 2012 - 2015
  • Relationship Between Milk and Colostrum  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2011 - 2014
  • Manual Manipulation of Calf Starter for Calves Fed Milk Replacer: Effects on Growth, Starter Intake, and Weaning Stress  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2012 - 2014
  • Improving Immune Status In The Neonatal Calf: Effect of Milk Replacer On IgG Uptake  awarded by University of Saskatchewan 2012 - 2013
  • Does Adding Sodium Bicarbonate to Maternal Colostrum Increase IgG Uptake?  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2010 - 2012
  • Bovatec-Aureomycin - Dairy Heifer Growth and N Retention  awarded by Alpharma 2008 - 2010
  • Reduced Reliance of Organic Dairies of Imported Grains  awarded by University of Maine 2005 - 2010
  • Does the Addition of Nutri-Zyme to Dairy Cows Rations Enhance Performance  awarded by Agri-Gro Marketing Inc 2009
  • Enzyme Inoculants for Wet Brewer's Grain  awarded by Agri-King, Inc. 2005 - 2007
  • Does Lactoferrin Increase Intestinal Development, Xylose Absorption and Serum IgG Concentrations  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2004 - 2006
  • An Alternative Treatment for Mastitis: The Dairy Cell Device  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2004 - 2006
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus & Propionibacterium Supplement  awarded by Nutrition Physiology Corp 2001 - 2003
  • Supplemental Chlortetracycline for Dairy Heifers  awarded by Alpharma 2000 - 2002
  • Educate Dairy Producers about Biosecurity  awarded by Milk (George Walker) Fund 2000 - 2001
  • Dairy Days  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 1998 - 2001
  • Trypsin Inhibitor in Lifeline/Egg Protein Calk Milk Replacer  awarded by American Protein Corporation 1998 - 2000
  • Teaching Activities

  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2019
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Dairy Management I Taught course 2018
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2018
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2018
  • Tech Writing Animal Sciences Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2018
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2018
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Dairy Management I Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2017
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2017
  • Tech Writing Animal Sciences Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2017
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2017
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Dairy Management I Taught course 2016
  • Field Experience Taught course 2016
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2016
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2016
  • Tech Writing Animal Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2016
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2016
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Field Experience Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Dairy Management I Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2015
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2015
  • Tech Writing Animal Sciences Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2015
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2015
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Dairy Management I Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Field Experience Taught course 2014
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2014
  • Physiology of Lactation Taught course 2014
  • Tech Writing Animal Sciences Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Dairy Management II Taught course 2014
  • Dairy Industry Travel Course Taught course 2014
  • Dairy Nutrition Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Field Experience Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.S. Animal Sciences, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. Dairy Science, University of Illinois
  • Full Name

  • Peter Erickson