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Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

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Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

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Dairy Nutrition Research

The Dairy Nutrition Research laboratory mainly focuses on understanding the interactions between nutrient metabolism and inflammation, mastitis, retinol-binding protein (RBP), lipids and inflammatory mediators, nutrients, lactation and milk synthesis and biology of transition cows.

Research

  • Nutrient metabolism
  • Inflammation
  • Health

Current projects

  • Relationship between nutrient metabolism during transition period and health measures in the Pacific Northwest dairy herds
  • An epidemiological study of morbidity and mortality relationship among lipid soluble vitamins and failure of passive transfer in neonatal dairy calves
  • Betaine: total tract digestibility and ruminal fermentation characteristics in dairy cows
  • Effects of fatty acids on markers on inflammation and immune system
  • Effect of elevated lipid mobilization on fatty acid composition of blood and immune cells

  • Tsai, C.Y, P. Rezamand, W. Louks, C. M. Scholte and M.E. Doumit. 2017. The Effect of dietary fat on fatty acid composition, gene expression and vitamin status in pre-ruminant calves. J Animal Feed Science & Technology 229: 32- 42.
  • Scholte, C.M., P. Rezamand, Z. M. Amiri, K.C. Ramsey, C. Tsai and M.A. McGuire. 2017. The effects of elevated subcutaneous fat stores on fatty acid composition and gene expression of pro-inflammatory markers in periparturient dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 100:2104-2118.
  • Chilson, J. M., P. Rezamand, M. E. Drewnoski, W. Price and C. W. Hunt. 2016. Effect of homofermentative lactic acid bacteria and exogenous hydrolytic enzymes on the ensiling characteristics and rumen degradability of alfalfa, corn silages and cool season mixed grass haylage. Professional Animal Science 32:598-604.
  • Moeinoddini, H. R., M. Alikhani, F. Ahmadi, G. R. Ghorbani and P. Rezamand. 2016. Partial replacement of triticale for corn grain in starter diet and its effects on performance of Holstein dairy calves. Animal 11: 61-67.
  • Rezamand, P., B. P. Hatch, K. G. Carnahan and M. A. McGuire. 2016. Effects of α-linolenic acid-enriched diets on gene expression of key inflammatory mediators in immune and milk cells obtained from Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Res. 83: 20–27

2018 group photo of students that work in the Dairy Nutrition Research laboratory
Back row L-R: Chia-Yu Tsai, Hannah Kemp, Courtney Carter, Kaylee Day, Hao-Che Hung and Pedram Rezamand; Front row L-R: Katelin LaBrouche, Marie Crawford, Bridgette Rogers and Yijing Shao

For more information, please contact:

Pedram Rezamand

Associate Professor

Ag Science, Room 215

208-885-5392

rezamand@uidaho.edu

Research scientists

  • Chia-Yu Tsai, Ph.D. candidate
  • Hao-Che Hung, graduate student
  • Benjamin Tverdy, graduate student

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Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions