Director Experiment Station
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The impact of nutrition on the immune response, disease resistance and performance of cattle, especially the effect of nutrients in the receiving and/or preconditioning diet of stocker cattle on immunocompetence.
ANSC 4252 Cow-Calf Management
ANSC 5013 Domestic Animal Energetics
ANSC 5743 Advanced Analytical Methods in Animal Sciences (team taught)
ANSC 6243 Ruminant Nutrition
ANSC 6143 Minerals in Animal Nutrition
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University, Nutrition
M.S. - North Carolina State University, Nutrition
B.S. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Animal Science
Hawley, J., E. B. Kegley, J. M. Bauer and J. G. Powell. 2017. Effects of copper oxide bolus administration on productivity and copper status in grazing beef calves supplemented with dried distillers’ grains. Prof. Anim. Sci. 33:205-211.
Smith, W. B., K. P. Coffey J. D. Tucker, D. S. Hubbell, III, E. B. Kegley, D. Philipp, J. D. Caldwell, and A. N. Young. 2017. Using soybean hulls to meet dietary energy requirements of gestating cows having restricted access to poor-quality hay. Prof. Anim. Sci. 33:101-107.
Acharya, M., J. M. Burke, K. P. Coffey, E. B. Kegley, J. E. Miller, E. Smyth, M.G. Welborn, T. H. Terrill, J. A. Mosjidis, and C. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2016. Changes in concentrations of trace minerals in lambs fed sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets with or without dietary sodium molybdate. J. Anim. Sci. 94:1592-1599.
Beck, P., W. Galyen, D. Galloway, E.B. Kegley, R. Rorie, D. Hubbell, J. Tucker, T. Hess, M. Cravey, J. Hill, and C. Nichols. 2016. Effect of supplementation of developing replacement heifers with monensin or bambermycins on gain and pregnancy rates. Prof. Anim. Sci. 32:619-626.
Hawley, J., J. G. Powell, E. B. Kegley, and P. A. Beck. 2016. Evaluation of antibiotic metaphylactic therapy for receiving calves at risk for bovine respiratory disease. The Bovine Practitioner 50(1):33-39.
Kegley, E. B., J. J. Ball, and P. A. Beck. 2016. BILL E. KUNKLE INTERDISCIPLINARY BEEF SYMPOSIUM: Impact of mineral and vitamin status on beef cattle immune function and health. J. Anim. Sci. 94:5401-5413.
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, and C. Rosenkrans. 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.
Brown, A. C., J. G. Powell, E. B. Kegley, M. S. Gadberry, J. L. Reynolds, H. D. Hughes, J. A. Carroll, N. C. Burdick Sanchez, Y. V. Thaxton and J. T. Richeson. 2015.0Effect of castration timing and oral meloxicam administration on growth performance, inflammation and behavior of beef calves. J Anim. Sci. 93:2460-2470.
Gadberry, M., J. Hawley, P. Beck, J. Jennings, E. Kegley, and K. Coffey. 2015. A meta-analysis of research efforts aimed at reducing the impact of fescue toxicosis on cattle weight gain and feed intake. J. Anim. Sci. 93:5496-5505.
Kanani J., D. Philipp, K.P. Coffey, E.B. Kegley, C.P. West, S. Gadberry, J. Jennings, A.N. Young, and R. Rhein. 2015. Diurnal variation in fecal concentrations of acid-detergent insoluble ash and alkaline-peroxide lignin from cattle fed bermudagrass hays of varying nutrient content. J. Anim. Sci. Biotech. 6:24.
Richeson, J. T., P. A. Beck, H. D. Hughes, D. S. Hubbell, M. S. Gadberry, E. B. Kegley, J. G. Powell, and F. Prouty. 2015. Effect of growth implant regimen on health, performance, and immunity of high risk, newly received stocker cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 93:4089-4097.
Ryan, A. W., E. B. Kegley, J. Hawley, J. A. Hornsby, J. L. Reynolds, and S. B. Laudert. 2015. Supplemental trace minerals (zinc, copper, and manganese) as sulfates, organic amino acid complexes, or hydroxy trace mineral sources for shipping-stressed calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:331-341.
M.D. Ratcliff, E.B. Kegley, PAS, J.G. Powell, J. Hawley, K.S. Lusby, PAS, M.P. Rowe, S.A. Gunter, PAS, L.B. Daniels, and D. S. Hubbell III. 2014. Effect of method and timing of castration on newly arrived stocker cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:457-465.
M.D. Ratcliff, E.B. Kegley, PAS, J.G. Powell, J. Hawley, K.S. Lusby, PAS, M.P. Rowe, S. A. Gunter, PAS, L.B. Daniels, and D. S. Hubbell III. 2014. Assessment of the effect of castration upon arrival on long-term growth performance of stocker cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:466-475.
Rowe, M.P., J.G. Powell, E.B. Kegley, T.D. Lester, and R.W. Rorie. 2014. Effect of supplemental trace-mineral source on bull semen quality. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:68-73.
Poe, K.D., P.A. Beck, J.T. Richeson, M.S. Gadberry, E.B. Kegley, T.W. Hess, and D.S. Hubbell. 2013. Effects of respiratory vaccination timing and growth-promoting implant on health, performance, and immunity of high-risk, newly received stocker cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:413-419.
Richeson, J.T., E.B. Kegley, J.G. Powell, R.G. Schaut, R.E. Sacco, and J.F. Ridpath. 2013. Weaning management of newly received beef calves with or without continuous exposure to a persistently infected bovine viral diarrhea virus pen mate: Effects on rectal temperature and serum proinflammatory cytokine and haptoglobin concentrations. J. Anim. Sci. 91:1400-1408.
Richeson, J.T., P.J. Pinedo, E.B. Kegley, J.G. Powell, M.S. Gadberry, P.A. Beck, and S. Falkenberg. 2013. Association of hematologic variables and castration status at the time of arrival at a research facility with the risk of bovine respiratory disease in beef calves. J. Amer. Vet. Med. Assoc. 243:1035-1041.
Yancey, J.W.S., J.K. Apple, E.B. Kegley, and R.G. Godbee. 2013. Effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) pulp on growth performance and stress responses of growing cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:420-425.
Kegley, E.B., M.R. Pass, J.C. Moore, and C.K. Larson. 2012. Supplemental trace minerals (zinc, copper, manganese, and cobalt) as Availa-4 or inorganic sources for shipping-stressed beef cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 28:313-318.
Powell, J.G., J.T. Richeson, E.B. Kegley, K.P. Coffey, G.F. Erf, A.H. Brown, W. Downum, and D.T. Ensley. 2012. Immunologic, Health, and Growth Responses of Beef Calves Administered Pentavalent Modified-Live Virus Respiratory Vaccine during the Presence of Maternal Antibody versus a Traditional Vaccination Regimen. The Bovine Practitioner 46(2):122-130.
Richeson, J.T., E.B. Kegley, J.G. Powell, P.A. Beck, B.L. Vander Ley, and J.F. Ridpath. 2012. Weaning management of newly received beef calves with or without continuous exposure to a persistently infected bovine viral diarrhea virus pen mate: effects on health, performance, bovine viral diarrhea virus titers, and peripheral blood leukocytes. J. Anim. Sci. 90:1972-1985.
2002 - Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Scientists
1998 - Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award, American Dairy Science Association