Animal Health & Nutrition Research Consortium

This consortium includes faculty members from Animal and Rangeland Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The group’s overall objective is to determine the feasibility of using hemp byproducts to feed animals, with emphasis on livestock. Potential hemp research includes:

  • Assessment of nutritive and anti-nutritive quality in post-extraction products and their consistency
  • Determination of acceptability of producers and consumers regarding the use of hemp byproducts with farm animals feeding programs
  • Assessment of health and performance of animals
  • Determination of cannabinoid residuals and other plant-derived secondary metabolites in animal’s products
  • Effects on palatability and quality of products from animals fed hemp byproducts
  • Long-term preservation of hemp byproducts and new technology to improve quality preservation
  • Hemp as forage – hemp in pasture mix
  • Hemp as ‘farm’aceutical
  • Animal husbandry technologies
  • Veterinary and pet supplies
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Current Research Projects

Hemp as Animal Feed: OSU Faculty-Serkan Ates, Massimo Bionaz

Determine optimal uses and safety of hemp and hemp byproducts fed to livestock. OSU will determine the THC and CBD residuals in meat and milk, and health and performance of finishing lambs and dairy cows fed hemp byproducts. This research will develop data to inform FDA for the legalization of hemp byproducts as feed for livestock.

Faculty

Massimo Bionaz

Associate Professor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences
Faculty leader of Animal Health & Nutrition Research Consortium

Serkan Ates

Assistant Professor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences

Gerd Bobe

Associate Professor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences

Jenifer Cruickshank

Jenifer Cruickshank

Assistant Professor (Practice)
Animal & Rangeland Sciences
 
 

 

Jennifer Duringer

Assistant Professor (Sr Research)
Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

Michelle Kutzler

Associate Professor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences

Juliana Ranches

Juliana Ranches

Assistant Professor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences (EOARC)

Nathan Parker

Instructor
Animal & Rangeland Sciences