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Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr.

Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr.

Honors Program Director

Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator

Director Experiment Station

(ANSC)-Animal Science

Phone: 479-575-4376

Fax: (479) 575-7294

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Animal toxicology, growth and development of gametes, and development of genetic, molecular, and physiological markers of animal growth, reproduction and health.

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ANSC/POSC 3032    Animal Physiology I
AFLS 3143H    Undergraduate Honors Grantsmanship
ANSC 4452    Milk Production
GRSD 5003    The Professoriate:  Teaching, Learning and Assessment
ANSC 5253    Advanced Livestock Production (team taught; developed online content)
ANSC 5901    Animal Science Seminar
CEMB 5911    Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar


  • Research Associate - University of Wisconsin, Madison; Gamete Manipulation and Embryonic Development
  • Wesley Fellow - Kansas State University, Tumor Biology
  • Ph.D. - Kansas State University, Animal Science (Reproductive Physiology)
  • M.S. - University of Missouri, Animal Science
  • B.S. - University of Missouri, Animal Science

Acharya M., J.M. Burke, K.P. Coffey, E.B. Kegley, J.E. Miller, G.R. Huff, E. Smyth, T.H. Terrill, J.A. Mosjidis, C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2015.  Changes in hematology, serum biochemistry, and gastrointestinal nematode infection in lambs fed sericea lespedeza with or without dietary sodium molybdate. J. Anim. Sci. 93:1952-1961.

Devine, T.L.,  C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr., D. Philipp, A.J. Davis, T.D. Lester, R.W. Rorie, and M.L. Looper.  2015.  Growth, reproductive development, and estrous behavior of beef heifers treated with growth promotants.  Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:114-119.

Rosenkrans, C.F., Jr., and N.S. Ezell.  2015.  Relationships among ergot alkaloids, cytochrome P450 activity, and beef steer growth.  Front. Chem. 3:16-20.     also available as chapter in E-book at http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/2201/recent-investigations-of-ergot-alkaloids-incorporated-into-plant-andor-animal-systems#overview

Bokina, C., J. Anthony, K. Jogan, and C. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2014.  Relationships among plasma proteins, hematological values, and gender in Thoroughbred and miniature horses.  J. Equine Verterinary Sci. 34:1201-1204.

Mays, A.R., M.A. Brown, D.L. von Tunglen, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2014.  Milk production traits of beef cows as affected by horn fly count and sire breed type.  J. Anim. Sci.  92:1208-1212.

Caldwell, J.D., K.P. Coffey, J.A. Jennings, D. Philipp, A.N. Young, J.D. Tucker, D.S. Hubbell III, T. Hess, M.L. Looper, C.P. West, M.C. Savin, M.P. Popp, D.L. Kreider, D.M. Hallford, and C.F. Rosenkrans Jr.  2013.  Performance by spring and fall-calving cows grazing with full, limited, or no access to toxic Neotyphodium coenophialum-infected tall fescue.  J. Anim. Sci. 91:465-476.

Mays A.R., M.L. Looper, B.C. Williamson, K.P. Coffey, W.K. Coblentz, G.E. Aiken, C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2013.  Forage and breed effects on behavior and temperament of pregnant beef heifers.  J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol.  4:20-25.

Sales, M.A., K.Y. Murphy, S.T. Reiter, A.H. Brown, Jr., M.A. Brown, M.L. Looper, C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2013.  Effects of forage type, body condition and single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the bovine cytochrome P450 regulatory region on cow productivity.  J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 97:91-96.

Turner, C.M., A.H. Brown, Jr., M.A. Brown, C.D. Steelman, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2013.  Associations among heat shock protein 70 genotype, forage system, and horn-fly infestation of beef cattle.  Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:237-241.
Moubarak, A.S., Z.B. Johnson, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2012.  Liver cytochrome P450 system as affected by endophyte infected tall fescue seed extracts and ergot alkaloids.  Agricultural Sciences 3:1-4.

Moubarak, A.S., H. Wang, Z.B. Johnson, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2012.  Interaction of ergotamine with liver cytochrome P450 3A in rats.  Agricultural Sciences 3:795-798.

Sales, M.A., M.J. Larson, S.T. Reiter, A.H. Brown, Jr., M.A. Brown, M.L. Looper, K.P. Coffey, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2012. Effects of bovine cytochrome P450 single nucleotide polymorphism, forage type, and body condition on production traits in cattle. J. Anim. Physiol. Nutr. 96:545-553.

Smith, S.A., J.D. Caldwell, M.P. Popp, K.P. Coffey, J.A. Jennings, M.C. Savin, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2012.  Tall fescue toxicosis mitigation strategies:  comparisons of cow-calf returns.  J. Agricultural and Appl. Econ. 44:577–592.

Caldwell, J.D., K.P. Coffey, W.K. Coblentz, J.A. Jennings, D.S. Hubbell, III, D.L. Kreider, M.L. Looper, D.L. Galloway, E.B. Kegley, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2011.  Weaning and post-weaning performance by fall-born beef calves weaned on different dates in the spring from Neotyphodium coenophialum-infected tall fescue pastures. Livestock Sci. 135:44-52.

Henry, R., M. Sales, and C. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2011.  Effects of tall fescue and lactate dehydrogenase genetic polymorphisms on dairy heifer growth and immune function. Discovery 12:26-34.

Strickland, J.R., M.L. Looper, J.C. Matthews, C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr., M.D. Flythe, K.R. Brown.  2011.  Board-invited review: St. Anthony's Fire in livestock: causes, mechanisms, and potential solutions.  J. Anim. Sci. 89:1603-1626.

Graduate Program Coordinator for University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science
Undergraduate Program Coordinator for University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science
Developed and implemented faculty and teaching assistant professional development programs as Co-Director of Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support 
Supervised technicians, graduate student and undergraduate employees, and managed research budgets throughout the professional career


2013 - University of Arkansas Honors College Distinguished Faculty Award
2013 - Jack G. Justus Endowment for Teaching Excellence
2010 - University of Arkansas John W. White Teaching award
2010 - NACTA Outstanding Teacher
2007-2010  Co-director of the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
2002 - Inducted as a Wakonse Fellow
2000 - Inducted into the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy
1998 - University of Arkansas Alumni Society Outstanding Advising Award