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Heidi A Rossow- PhD
Associate Professor
Population Health & Reproduction


harossow@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Systems approach to explore interactions between nutrition, metabolism and disease and their effects on beef and dairy production

Specialty Focus

Feeding to optimize milk production and nutrient use;

Feed and manure management at the cow and pen levels to assess nutrient balance for a dairy;

Computer modeling of nutrient metabolism for large and food animal species

Education

1997 PhD Nutrition and Metabolism, UC Davis, Davis, CA
2000 PostDoc Computer modeling of Nutrition, UC Davis,

Honors and Awards

2000-2002 UIIP Instructional Improvement Grant
2000 Phi Sigma Honor Society
1998 Kleiber Award for Dissertation
1994-1997 Lyons Fellowship Award

Licenses

Certified in Feed Management (NRCS)
Ultrasound for carcass traits

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Effect of VistaPreT on milk production responses of dairy cattle, Ian Lean (Principal Investigator), Private-ABVista

Principal Investigator, Developing metabolic markers to identify heifer calves that are sustainable in the dairy herd, (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH)

Co-Investigator, Factors affecting dairy cattleā€™s protective grouping behavior, commonly known as bunching, in response to Stomoxys calcitrans on California dairies , Sharif Aly (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH)

Principal Investigator, Impact of nutrient supply on variability in bodyweight and milk production , (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Heidi A Rossow: Partitioning of feed intake into maintenance and gain in growing beef cattle: Evaluation of conventional and Bayesian analyses 2015 Old CA, Rossow HA, Famula TR Partitioning of feed intake into maintenance and gain in growing beef cattle: Evaluation of conventional and Bayesian analyses J Anim Sci,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Relationship between Liver Mitochondrial Respiration and Proton Leak in Low and High RFI Steers from Two Lineages of RFI Angus Bulls 2015 Acetoze G, Weber KL, Ramsey JJ, Rossow HA Relationship between Liver Mitochondrial Respiration and Proton Leak in Low and High RFI Steers from Two Lineages of RFI Angus Bulls Int Sch Res Notices,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Blood calcium dynamics after prophylactic treatment of subclinical hypocalcemia with oral or intravenous calcium 2014 Blanc CD, Van der List M, Aly SS, Rossow HA, Silva-del-Rio N Blood calcium dynamics after prophylactic treatment of subclinical hypocalcemia with oral or intravenous calcium J Dairy Sci,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Computer modeling of obesity links theoretical energetic measures with experimental measures of fuel use for lean and obese men 2014 Rossow HA, Calvert CC Computer modeling of obesity links theoretical energetic measures with experimental measures of fuel use for lean and obese men J Nutr,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Performance of dairy cows administered probiotic (ProDairyTR) in water troughs 2014 Rossow HA, DeGroff D, Parsons M Performance of dairy cows administered probiotic (ProDairyTR) in water troughs Prof Anim Sci,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Survey of beef quality assurance an California dairies. 2014 Aly SS, Rossow HA, Acetoze G, Lehenbauer TW, Payne M, Meyer D, Maas J, Hoar B Survey of beef quality assurance an California dairies. J Dairy Sci,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Fatty acid composition of backfat, intermuscular, KPH and tail fat of Angus Cross Steers finished on grass or high grain diets. 2014 Acetoze G, Rossow HA Fatty acid composition of backfat, intermuscular, KPH and tail fat of Angus Cross Steers finished on grass or high grain diets. J Food Res,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Variation in nutrients formulated and nutrients supplied on 5 California dairies. 2013 Rossow HA, Aly SS Variation in nutrients formulated and nutrients supplied on 5 California dairies. J Dairy Sci,
  • Heidi A Rossow: A double-blind block randomized clinical trial on the effect of zinc as a treatment for diarrhea in neonatal Holstein calves under natural challenge conditions. 2013 Glover AD, Puschner B, Rossow HA, Lehenbauer TW, Champagne JD, Blanchard PC, Aly SS A double-blind block randomized clinical trial on the effect of zinc as a treatment for diarrhea in neonatal Holstein calves under natural challenge conditions. Prev Vet Med,
  • Heidi A Rossow: Carcass characteristics of Angus Steers finished on a grass
or grain diet at similar quality grades 2013 Cruz GD, Acetoze G, Rossow HA Carcass characteristics of Angus Steers finished on a grass or grain diet at similar quality grades Prof Anim Sci,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2005 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL, Famula TR: Lactation: statistical and genetic aspects of simulating lactation data from individual cows using a dynamic, mechanistic model of dairy cow metabolism, Molly, , Quantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism, Cambridge, MA. 551-82.

2003 Baldwin RL, Calvert CC, Robinson PH, Johnson HA: Modelling amino acid metabolism in ruminants, D'Mello JPF, (ed), Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition, 2nd Edition, Cambridge, MA. 291-308.

2000 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL, Calvert CC: A rodent model of protein turnover to determine protein synthesis rates and amino acid source in tissues, MacNamara JP, France J, Beever DE, (ed), Modeling Nutrient Utilization in Farm Animals.. 303-15.