Heidi A Rossow

Professor and Agronomist

Population Health & Reproduction

Certified in Feed Management (NRCS)
Ultrasound for carcass traits
1997, PhD, UC Davis, Davis, CA
2000, PostDoc, UC Davis,
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Effect of dry off teat treatments on mitochondrial activity and bacteria in the teat canal 3 weeks after treatment, Maria Markos (Principal Investigator), California Dairy Research Foundation
Principal Investigator, Big data management and information to food animal production decision making - learning from the Australian Livestock Information Platform (LIP), (Principal Investigator), Global Affairs and SVM Dean's Office
Principal Investigator, Database analytics to evaluate overall dairy production efficiency using benchmarking techniques , (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Precision and Accuracy of cow side tests for quarter SCC, (Principal Investigator), California Dairy Research Foundation
Principal Investigator, NC2040 Effect of antibiotic use at dry off on mitochondrial function, (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health
Honors and Awards
1994-1997 Lyons Fellowship Award
1998 Kleiber Award for Dissertation
2000 Phi Sigma Honor Society
2000-2002 UIIP Instructional Improvement Grant
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2013 Old CA, Rossow HA: Linear and non-linear estimates of the efficiency with which metabolizable energy is used for maintenance or gain, Oltjen JW, Kebreab E, Lapierre H, (ed), Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition in sustainable animal production, . 331-332.
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.
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