James D Ferguson
Section Chief, Animal Production Systems
Professor of NutritionContact Information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
BA (Natural Science) Johns Hopkins University, 1973
MS (Biomedical Engineering and Science) Drexel University, 1977
VMD (School of Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania, 1981
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Description of Research Expertise
Relationship between nutrition and manure nutrient content on dairy farms and efficient recycling of nutrients on dairy farms.
Development of computer models to aid in farm management of nutrition, nutrient management, and reproduction.
Relationships between nutrition, reproduction, and production in dairy cattle.
Relationships between diet and immune function in dairy cattle.
Kelly Alan M, Ferguson James D, Galligan David T, Salman Mo, Osburn Bennie I: One health, food security, and veterinary medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 242(6): 739-43, Mar 2013.
Ferguson JD, Skidmore A.: Reproductive performance in a select sample of dairy herds.
J Dairy Sci. 96(2): 1269-89, Feb 2013.
Ferguson James D, Skidmore Andrew: Reproductive performance in a select sample of dairy herds. Journal of dairy science 96(2): 1269-89, Nov 2012.
Caccamo M, Veerkamp R F, Licitra G, Petriglieri R, La Terra F, Pozzebon A, Ferguson J D: Association of total-mixed-ration chemical composition with milk, fat, and protein yield lactation curves at the individual level. Journal of dairy science 95(10): 6171-83, Oct 2012.
Redding Laurel, Chetri Dipesh Kumar, Lamichhane Dirga Kumar, Chay Yoon, Aldinger Lauren, Ferguson James: Animal production systems of small farms in the Kaski district of Nepal. Tropical animal health and production 44(7): 1605-13, Oct 2012.
Elizondo Salazar J A, Ferguson J D, Beegle D B, Remsburg D W, Wu Z: Body phosphorus mobilization and deposition during lactation in dairy cows. Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition Mar 2012.
Elizondo Salazar JA, Ferguson JD, Beegle DB, Remsburg DW, Wu Z.
: Body phosphorus mobilization and deposition during lactation in dairy cows.
J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 10.1111: Epub, Mar 27 2012.
Schadt, I., J.D. Ferguson, G. Azzaro, R. Petriglieri, M. Caccamo, P. Van Soest., G. Licitra: How do dairy cows chew? Particle size analysis of selected feeds with different particle length distribution and of respective ingested bolus particles. J. Dairy Sci. Accepted 2012.
Caccamo, M., R.F. Veerkamp, G. Licitra, R. Petriglieri, F. La Terra, A. Pozzebon, and J.D. Ferguson: Association of TMR chemical composition with milk, fat, and protein yield lactation curves at individual level. J. Dairy Sci. accepted 2012.
Azzaro G, Caccamo M, Ferguson JD, Battiato S, Farinella GM, Guarnera GC, Puglisi G, Petriglieri R, Licitra G.
: Objective estimation of body condition score by modeling cow body shape from digital images.
J Dairy Sci. 94(4): 2126-37, Apr 2011.