New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


American College of Veterinary Nutrionists

American College of Theriogenologists

Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas: Agriculture, Nutrient management, Reproduction, Dairy Cattle, Farm management, Nutrition
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road

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.

Pitta Dipti W, Indugu Nagaraju, Kumar Sanjay, Vecchiarelli Bonnie, Sinha Rohini, Baker Linda D, Bhukya Bhima, Ferguson James D Metagenomic assessment of the functional potential of the rumen microbiome in Holstein dairy cows. Anaerobe 38: 50-60, 2016.

Dou, Z., J. Ferguson, D. Galligan, A. Kelly, S. Finn, R. Giegengack Assessing food loss across U.S. supply chain and opportunities for reduction. Global Food Security 8: 19-26, 2016.

Pitta D W, Kumar S, Vecchiarelli B, Shirley D J, Bittinger K, Baker L D, Ferguson J D, Thomsen N Temporal dynamics in the ruminal microbiome of dairy cows during the transition period. Journal of animal science 92: 4014-22, 2014.

Lahlou M N, Kanneganti R, Massingill L J, Broderick G A, Park Y, Pariza M W, Ferguson J D, Wu Z Grazing increases the concentration of CLA in dairy cow milka. Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience 8: 1-10, 2014.

Li Fei, Li Zongjun, Li Shengxiang, Ferguson James D, Cao Yangchun, Yao Junhu, Sun Feifei, Wang Xiao, Yang Ting Effect of dietary physically effective fiber on ruminal fermentation and the fatty acid profile of milk in dairy goats. Journal of dairy science 97: 2281-90, 2014.

Caccamo M, Ferguson J D, Veerkamp R F, Schadt I, Petriglieri R, Azzaro G, Pozzebon A, Licitra G Association of total mixed ration particle fractions retained on the Penn State Particle Separator with milk, fat, and protein yield lactation curves at the cow level. Journal of dairy science 97: 2502-11, 2014.

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: 739-43, 2013.

Ferguson James D, Skidmore Andrew Reproductive performance in a select sample of dairy herds. Journal of dairy science 96: 1269-89, 2013.

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: 6171-83, 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: 1605-13, 2012.

BA (Natural Science) Johns Hopkins University, 1973

MS (Biomedical Engineering and Science) Drexel University, 1977

VMD (School of Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania, 1981

American College of Veterinary Nutrionists

American College of Theriogenologists