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University of Idaho

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: avfs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avfs

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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

  • Effects of weaning pace and age on health measures and selected inflammatory markers in Holstein dairy calves
  • Effects of long transportation on selected measures of health in pre-weaned calves
  • 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
  • Effect of elevated lipid mobilization on fatty acid composition of blood and immune cells

  • Agustinho, B. C., K. C. Ramsey, C. E. Moore, C. Y. Tsai, C. M. Scholte 1, M. A. McGuire, and P. Rezamand. 2021. Effect of Different Combinations of Dietary Vitamin A, Protein Levels, and Monensin on Inflammatory Markers and Metabolites, Retinol-Binding Protein, and Retinoid Status in Periparturient Dairy Cows. Animals: 11, 2605. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11092605.
  • Corpron, M., A. Ahmadzadeh, P. Rezamand, and Q. Huo. 2021. Relationship between beef cow fertility and maternal immunity. Applied Animal Science. 37:733-737
  • Laarman, A. H., J. Watts, and F. Foroudi, and P. Rezamand. 2021. Effects of Dietary Protein and Vitamin A on Retinoids and Retinol Binding Protein in Periparturient Rats. Submitted (2020) to Int. J. Vitamins and Metabolism: 1-7.
  • Tsai, C. Y. R. Hassan, H. C. Hung, T. Weber, W. J. Price, P. Rezamand, and Q. Huo. 2020. A Rapid Blood Test to Monitor the Immune Status Change of Dairy Cows and to Evaluate their Disease Risk during the Periparturient Period. Sensors International. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022029920000941.
  • Tsai, C. Y., F. Rosa, M. Bionaz, and P. Rezamand. 2020. Effects of 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) on milk fatty acid profile and serum vitamins in dairy goats challenged with intramammary infusion of Streptococcus uberis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022029920000941.
  • Dolatkhah, B., G. R. Ghorbani, M. Alikhani, F. Hashemzadeh, A. H. Mahdavi, A. Sadeghi-Sefidmazgi, H. Erfani and P. Rezamand. 2020.  Effects of hydrolyzed cottonseed protein supplementation on performance, blood metabolites, gastrointestinal development and intestinal microbial colonization in neonatal calves. J. Dairy Sci. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17297.
  • H. Rafiee-Yarandi, M. Alikhani, G.R. Ghorbani and P. Rezamand. 2019. Effects of dietary protein level and corn processing method on feeding behavior in lactating Holstein cows. J Livestock Science, 221: 19-27.
  • 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

L-R — Professor Pedram Rezamand; research scientists Bruna Calvo Agustinho, Avalyn Creaser and Lucelia de Moura Pereira.
L-R — Professor Pedram Rezamand; research scientists Bruna Calvo Agustinho, Avalyn Creaser and Lucelia de Moura Pereira.

For more information, please contact:

Ag Science, Room 215

208-885-5392

rezamand@uidaho.edu

Research scientists

  • Avalyn Creaser, undergraduate student

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University of Idaho

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: avfs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avfs

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