Peter S Erickson, Ph.D.

Peter S Erickson, Ph.D.

Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist/Chair of Graduate Admissions

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1989

M.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1984

B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1982

Courses Taught:

Physiology of Lactation (ANSC 715/815); Advanced Dairy Management I (ANSC 727/827); Advanced Dairy Management II (ANSC 728/828); Technical Writing in Animal Science (ANSC 543); Dairy Nutrition (ANSC 710/810); Dairy Industry Travel Course (ANSC 650).

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

Dairy cattle nutrition and heifer development.

Description of current research and/or professional activities:

My research interests encompass the area of calf and heifer nutrition. Specifically, our laboratory investigates in the area of calf health.

Representative Publications:

Journal Articles

 

Aragona, K.M., C.E. Chapman, A.B.D. Pereira, B.J. Isenberg, R.B. Standish, C.J. Maugeri, R.G. Cabral and P.S. Erickson. 2016. Prepartum supplementation of nicotinic acid: Effects on health of the dam, colostrum quality and acquisition of immunity in the calf. J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).

Chapman, C.E., R. G. Cabral, K. M. Aragona, and P. S. Erickson. 2016. Short communication: Cinnamaldehyde taste preferences of post-weaned dairy heifers. J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).

Cabral, R.G., C.E. Chapman, K.M. Aragona, E. Clark, M. Lunak and P.S. Erickson. 2016. Predicting colostrum quality from performance in the previous lactation and environmental changes. J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).

Chapman, C.E., P. S. Erickson, J. D. Quigley, T. M. Hill, H. G. Bateman, II, F. X. Suarez-Mena, and R. L. Schlotterbeck. 2015. Effect of Milk Replacer Program on Calf Performance and Digestion of Nutrients with Age of the Dairy Calf. J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).

Connelly, R.A., and P.S. Erickson. 2015. Lactoferrin supplementation of the neonatal calf has no impact on immunoglobulin G absorption and intestinal development in the first days of life. J. Anim. Sci. 94:196-200.

Guindon, N.E., N.T. Antaya, R.G. Cabral, N.L. Whitehouse, T.J. Earleywine, P.S. Erickson. 2015. Effects of human visitation on calf growth and performance of calves fed different milk replacer feeding levels. J. Dairy Sci.98:8952-8961.

Cabral, R.G., C.E. Chapman, E.J. Kent, and P.S. Erickson. 2015. Estimating plasma volume in neonatal Holstein calves fed one or two feedings of a lacteal-based colostrum replacer using Evans blue dye and hematocrit values at various time points. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 95:293-298.

Antaya, N.T., K.J. Soder, J. Kraft, N.L. Whitehouse, N.E. Guindon, P.S. Erickson, A.B. Conroy, A.F. Brito. 2014. Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but do increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets. J. Dairy Sci. 98: 1991-2004.

Cabral, R.G., M. A. Cabral, C. E. Chapman, E. J. Kent, D. M. Haines, and P. S. Erickson.2014. Colostrum replacer feeding regimen, addition of sodium bicarbonate, and milk replacer: The combined effects on absorptive efficiency of IgG in neonatal calves. J. Dairy Sci. 97:2291-2296.

Cabral, R.G., C.E. Chapman, and P.S. Erickson. 2013. Review: Colostrum supplements and replacers for dairy calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:449-456.

Quigley J. D., A. Lago, C. Chapman, P. Erickson and J. Polo. 2013. Evaluation of the Brix refractometer to estimate immunoglobulin G concentration in bovine colostrum.  J. Dairy Sci. 96:1148–1155.

Cabral ,R.G., P. S. Erickson ,N. E. Guindon , E. J. Kent , C. E. Chapman , K. M. Aragona , M. D. Cabral , E. C. Massa , N. T. Antaya , C. C. Muir , B. O’Donnell , and M. E. Branine. 2013. Effects of lasalocid and intermittent feeding of chlortetracycline on the growth of prepubertal dairy heifers. J. Dairy Sci. 96: 4578–4585.

Chapman, C.E., R.G. Cabral, S.P. Marston, A.F. Brito, and P.S. Erickson. 2012. Short communication: Addition of sodium bicarbonate to maternal colostrum: Effects on immunoglobulin G absorption and hematocrit in neonatal calves. J. Dairy Sci. 95:5331-5335.

Cabral, R.G., E.J. Kent, D.M. Haines, and P.S. Erickson. 2012. Addition of sodium bicarbonate to either 1 or 2 feedings of colostrum replacer: Effect on uptake and rate of absorption of immunoglobulin G in neonatal calves.  J. Dairy Sci. 95:3337-3341.

Erickson, P.S., S.P. Marston, M. Gemmel, J. Deming, R.G. Cabral, M.R. Murphy and J. I. Marden. 2012. Short communication: Kelp taste preferences by dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 856-858.

Erickson, P.S., N.L. Whitehouse, and D.A. Spangler. 2012. Case Study: adding a bacterial inoculant to corn silage removed from a bunker silo and stored in piles. Prof. Anim. Sci. 28:244-247.

Cabral, R.G., C.E. Chapman, D.M. Haines, A.F. Brito, and P.S. Erickson. 2011. Short     communication: Addition of varying amounts of sodium bicarbonate to colostrum replacer. Effects of IgG absorption and serum bicarbonate in neonatal calves. J. Dairy Sci. 94:5656-5660.

 Erickson, P.S., N.L. Whitehouse, and M.L. Dunn. 2011. Activated carbon supplementation of dairy cow diets: Effects on apparent total-tract nutrient digestibility and taste preference. Prof. Anim. Sci. 27:428-434.

Marston, S.P.  G. W. Clark , G. W. Anderson , R. J. Kersbergen , M. Lunak , D. P. Marcinkowski, M. R. Murphy, C. G. Schwab, and P. S. Erickson. 2011. Maximizing profit on New England organic dairy farms: An economic comparison of 4 total mixed rations for organic Holsteins and Jerseys. J. Dairy Sci. 94: 3184-3201.

Morrill, K.M., S.P. Marston, N.L. Whitehouse, M.E. Van Amburgh, C. G. Schwab, D. M. Haines, and P. S. Erickson. 2010. Anionic salts in the prepartum diet and addition of sodium bicarbonate to colostrum replacer and their effects on immunoglobulin G absorption in the neonate. J. Dairy Sci. 93:2067-2075.

Marston, S.P., D.A. Spangler, N.L. Whitehouse, and P.S. Erickson. 2009. Case Study: Addition of a Silage Preservative Reduces Spoilage in Wet Brewers Grain. Prof. Anim. Sci. 25:388-392.

Shea, E.C., N. L. Whitehouse, and P. S. Erickson. 2009. Effects of colostrum replacer supplemented with lactoferrin on the blood plasma immunoglobulin G concentration and intestinal absorption of xylose in the neonatal calf. J Anim Sci 87: 2047-2054

Boucher, S.E., S. Calsamiglia, C. M. Parsons, H. H. Stein, M. D. Stern, P. S. Erickson, P. L. Utterback, and C. G. Schwab. 2009.  Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in rumen undegradable protein estimated using a precision-fed cecectomized rooster bioassay: I. Soybean meal and SoyPlus.  J. Dairy Sci. 92: 4489-4498

Boucher, S.E., S. Calsamiglia, C. M. Parsons, H. H. Stein, M. D. Stern, P. S. Erickson, P. L. Utterback, and C. G. Schwab. 2009.  Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in rumen-undegraded protein estimated using a precision-fed cecectomized rooster bioassay: II. Distillers dried grains with solubles and fish meal.   J. Dairy Sci.  92: 6056-6067

K.E. Cowles, R.A. White, N.L. Whitehouse, and P.S. Erickson. 2006. Lactoferrin Addition to an Intensified Milk Replacer Feeding Regimen. J. Dairy Sci. In press .

E.D. Reid, P.S. Erickson, S. Hodgdon, E. Lennon, and P. C. Tsang. 2006. Chlorteracycline supplementation of yearling dairy heifers. J. Animal Science. In press.

Santoro, H.M., P.S. Erickson, N.L. Whitehouse, A.M. McLaughlin, C.G. Schwab, J.J. Rejman, and R.E. Rompala. 2004. Evaluation of a colostrum supplement, with or without a trypsin inhibitor, and an egg protein milk replacer for dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 87:1739-1746.

Robblee, E.D., P.S. Erickson, N.L. Whitehouse, A.M. McLaughlin, C.G. Schwab, J.J. Rejman, and R.E. Rompala. 2003. Supplemental lactoferrin improves health and growth of Holstein calves during the preweaning phase. J. Dairy Sci. 86:1458-1464.

Erickson, P.S., M.L. Davis, K. Pastir, C. Murdock, M.R. Murphy, C.G. Schwab, and J. I. Marden. 2003. Ionophore taste preferences of dairy heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 82:3314-3320.

Erickson, P.S., E.D. Robblee, K.M. Sayer, N.L. Whitehouse, and D.A. Spangler. 2003. Storing fermented, bacteria-inoculated corn silage in piles and re-treating with a bacterial inoculant does not reduce corn silage decomposition. (In final stages of preparation before submission to Anim. Feed Sci. Technol.)

Joslin, R.S., P.S. Erickson, H.M. Santoro, N.L. Whitehouse, C.G. Schwab, and J.J. Rejman. 2002. Lactoferrin supplementation to dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 85:1237-1242.

McLaughlin, A.M., P.S. Erickson, J.S. Hussey, E.D. Reid, and J.A. Tanguay. 2002. Case Study: NaCl addition to the top layer of corn ensiled in bunker silos. Prof. Anim. Sci. 18:90-92.

Erickson, P.S., M. R. Murphy, J. M. Campbell, and S. W. Nombekela. 2000. Lasalocid supplementation of dairy cow diets in early lactation. Prof. Anim. Sci. 16:196.

Knowlton, K. F., M. S. Allen, and P. S. Erickson. 1996. Lasalocid and particle size of corn gain for dairy cows in early lactation. 1. Effect on performance, serum metabolites, and nutrient digestibility. J. Dairy Sci. 79:557.

Knowlton, K. F., M. S. Allen, and P. S. Erickson. 1996. Lasalocid and particle size of corn grain for dairy cows in early lactation. 2. Effect on ruminal measurements and feeding behavior. J. Dairy Sci. 79:565.

Erickson, P. S., M. R. Murphy, and J. H. Clark. 1992. Supplementation of dairy cow diets with calcium salts of long-chain fatty acids and nicotine acid in early lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 75:1078.

Lucy, M. C., C. R. Staples, W. W. Thatcher, P. S. Erickson, R. M. Cleale, J. L. Firkins, J. H. Clark, M. R. Murphy, and B. O. Brodie. 1992. Influence of diet composition, dry matter intake, milk production and energy balance on time of postpartum ovulation and fertility in dairy cows. Anim. Prod. 54:323.

Erickson, P. S., M. R. Murphy, C. S. McSweeney, and A. M. Trusk. 1991. Niacin absorption from the rumen. J. Dairy Sci. 74:3492.

Erickson, P. S., A. M. Trusk, and M. R. Murphy. 1990. Effects of niacin source on epinephrine stimulation of plasma nonesterified fatty acid and glucose concentrations, on diet digestibility and on rumen protozoal numbers in lactating dairy cows. J. Nutr. 120:1648.

Erickson, P. S., D. J. Schauff, and M. R. Murphy. 1989. Diet digestibility and growth of Holstein calves fed acidified milk replacers containing soy protein concentration. J. Dairy Sci. 72:1528.

Erickson, P. S. and B. A. Barton. 1987. Whole soybeans for market lambs. J. Anim. Sci. 64:1249.

Erickson, P. S., M. R. Murphy, and C. L. Davis. 1986. Malt sprouts as a source of supplemental protein for ruminants. J. Dairy Sci. 69:2959.

Abstracts

Peters, R.R.*, M.L. O’Connor, L.J. Hutchinson, M.L. Westendorf, E.A. Claypoole, G.W. Anderson, D.P. Marcinkowski, W.E. Graves, S.M. Andrew, W.L. Shockey, P.S. Erickson, and J.W. Barlow. 2003. Regionalization of dairy extension in-service training in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):359.

Robblee, E.D.*, P.S. Erickson, N.L. Whitehouse, A.M. McLaughlin, C.G. Schwab, J.J. Rejman, and R.E. Rompala. 2002. Supplemental lactoferrin improves performance of dairy calves during the preweaning phase. J. Dairy Sci. 85 (Suppl. 1):57.

McLaughlin, A.M.*, N.L. Whitehouse, E.D. Robblee, R.S. Ordway, C.G. Schwab, P.S. Erickson, and D.E. Putnam. 2002. Evaluation of ruminally unprotected lysine as a source of metabolizable lysine for high producing cows. J. Dairy Sci. 85 (Suppl. 1):23.

Joslin, R.S., H.M. Santoro, N.L. Whitehouse, J.J. Rejman, P.S. Erickson*, and C.G. Schwab. 2000. The effects of supplemental lactoferrin on calf performance. J. Dairy Sci. 83 (Suppl. 1):250.

Cole, S. L., C. G. Schwab, B. D. Garthwaite, N. L. Whitehouse, P.S. Erickson, T. P. Fairchild, and P. C. Hoffman. 2000. Variable amounts of ruminally degradable and undegradable protein for post-weaned dairy heifers.

Erickson, P.S., N. L. Whitehouse, O. A. Ayangbile, D. A. Spangler, A. Gotlieb, and C. G. Schwab. 2000. Effects of activated carbon on performance and apparent total tract nutrient digestibility of dairy cows fed poorly fermented corn silage. J Dairy Sci. 83 (Suppl. 1):273-274.

Shah, M. A. P., M. R. Murphy, R. N. Corley, III, C. Cain, V. M. Carson, N. L. Whitehouse, P.S. Erickson, and C. G. Schwab. 1998. Analysis of day-to-day variation in the feed intake of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1):314.

Erickson, P.S., L. A. Peterson, R. M. Miller, and M. E. Branine. 1994. Effects of dietary potassium level and lasalocid on growth and intake of receiving cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 72 (Suppl. 1): 367.

Additional Information:

In addition to serving as the Coordinator of the UNH Dairy Management Curriculum, I also serve as an Extension Dairy Specialist.

Peter Erickson
Keener Dairy Research Building
30 O'Kane Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
603-862-1909