Animal health Research

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Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Jada Marie Thompson
Assistant Professor
Agriculture Production Economics



Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

Faculty 360 | Jada Thompson, 10/30/2017

Apply for Ag 3 Day Startup by 9/16/2016, 8/15/2016

New Twists on Traditional Christmas Flower, 11/24/2015


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Livestock Research 
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.


Recent Publications

Agribusiness Value Impacts from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Thompson, J. M., C. Trejo-Pech, and D. L. Pendell.  2019.  Agricultural Finance, 79(3):371-385. [Abstract]

Beef Cattle Retained Ownership and Profitability in Tennessee Tang, M., K. L. DeLong, D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, and C. Boyer.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49(4):571-591. [Abstract]

Animal Health and Biosecurity.  Caldwell, J. M., and L. G. Strickland.  2016.  Modern Beef Production: Integrative approaches with nutrition, reproduction, and genetics.

Bacterial bile salt hydrolase: an intestinal microbiome target for enhanced animal health. Animal Health Research Reviews Geng, W., and J. Lin.  2016.  Animal Health Research Reviews., 17:148-158.

Retained Ownership Profitability of Beef Cattle Originating in Tennessee Tang, M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Bile Salt Hydrolase: A Microbiome Target for Enhanced Animal Health.  Negga, R.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

Bile salt hydrolase: a microbiome target for enhanced animal health.  Negga, R., X. Zeng, K. Smith, and J. Lin.  2014.  2014 Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, December 7-9.

Results of TTAR survey to determine attitudes of Tennessee beef produces on antimicrobial use and recommended animal health practices Lane, Jr, C. D., Alice Greene, M. G. Welborn, Rand Carpenter, and John Dunn.  2009.  J. Anim. Sci. 87 ( E-Suppl. 3). . [Abstract]

Effects of in-feed egg yolk antibodies on Salmonella shedding, bacterial antibiotic resistance and health of pigs.  Mathew, A. G., Rattanatabtimtong, S., Nyachoti, C., and Fang, L..  2009.  Journal of Food Protection. 72: 267-273. [Abstract]

The Entero-Microbic Connection to Animal Health, Productivity and Food Safety: A 20-year perspective of Research.  Mathew, A. G.  2007.  Novus International Inc. June 19, 2007. St. Louis, MO.

Development of Web-based Farm Mapping Tool for Nutrient Management Plan Development in Tennessee Walker, F. R., and B. A. Jolly.  2005.  Southern Region Water Quality Conference. Lexington KY. Oct. 23 to 26, 2005. Oral Presentation. [Abstract]

Tennessee DART resource CDs.  Prather, T. G.  2004.  UT Extension. [Abstract]