Nancy Whitehouse

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1349
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Keener Dairy Research Building, Durham, NH 03824
Nancy Whitehouse

Nancy is an alumna of the University of New Hampshire, with a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. She grew up on a dairy farm in New York and came to the University of New Hampshire for the Pre-Veterinary program but decide research with dairy cows was more exciting. Nancy is a research professor so has no classes assigned to her to teach, but she does guest lectures for various Animal Science course. Rumen microbiology is the area that Nancy enjoys working in the most, but most of her research has been focused on amino acids and protein nutrition in lactating dairy cows. Nancy perfected a technique to determine the relative bioavailability of rumen protected amino acids supplements, which gives ruminant nutritionists a value to assign to these supplements. This helps ruminant nutritionist come up with the most economical and environmentally friendly diet to feed dairy cows. She is also expanding her research interest into minerals fed to dairy cows and hopes to get back to rumen microbiology with some mycotoxin work.

Education

  • Ph.D., Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

  • ANSC 795W: Investigations

Selected Publications

Zang, Y., Silva, L. H. P., Geng, Y. C., Ghelichkhan, M., Whitehouse, N. L., Miura, M., & Brito, A. F. (2021). Dietary starch level and rumen-protected methionine, lysine, and histidine: Effects on milk yield, nitrogen, and energy utilization in dairy cows fed diets low in metabolizable protein. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 104(9), 9784-9800. doi:10.3168/jds.2020-20094

Pereira, A. B. D., Moura, D. C., Whitehouse, N. L., & Brito, A. F. (2020). Production and nitrogen metabolism in lactating dairy cows fed finely ground field pea plus soybean meal or canola meal with or without rumen-protected methionine supplementation. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 103(4), 3161-3176. doi:10.3168/jds.2019-17186

Whitehouse, N. L., Sexton, J. R., Hollister, S. M., Silva, L. H. P., Fredin, S. M., & Briens, M. (2020). Bioefficacy of hydroxy-selenomethionine in dairy cows.. In JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE Vol. 103 (pp. 34). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Whitehouse, N. L., Hollister, S. M., Silva, L. H. P., & McLain, K. A. (2020). Using the plasma amino acid dose-response method to validate the bioavailability of methionine and lysine in Smartamine ML.. In JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE Vol. 103 (pp. 138). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Zang, Y., Silva, L. H. P., Geng, Y., Lange, M. J., Dattolico, N. Q., Whitehouse, N. L., . . . Brito, A. F. (2020). Dietary energy source and rumen-protected amino acids: Effects on CH4 emissions and heat production in lactating dairy cows.. In JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE Vol. 103 (pp. 252). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Schwab, E. C., Schwab, C. G., Shaver, R. D., Girard, C. L., Putnam, D. E., & Whitehouse, N. L. (2006). Dietary forage and nonfiber carbohydrate contents influence B-vitamin intake, duodenal flow, and apparent ruminal synthesis in lactating dairy cows. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 89(1), 174-187. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(06)72082-3

Socha, M. T., Putnam, D. E., Garthwaite, B. D., Whitehouse, N. L., Kierstead, N. A., Schwab, C. G., . . . Robert, J. C. (2005). Improving intestinal amino acid supply of pre- and postpartum dairy cows with rumen-protected methionine and lysine. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 88(3), 1113-1126. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72778-8

Venezia, T. A., Merchant, A. A., Ramos, C. A., Whitehouse, N. L., Young, A. S., Shaw, C. A., & Goodell, M. A. (2004). Molecular signatures of proliferation and quiescence in hematopoietic stem cells. PLOS BIOLOGY, 2(10), 1640-1651. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0020301

SCHWAB, C. G., BOZAK, C. K., WHITEHOUSE, N. L., & MESBAH, M. M. A. (1992). AMINO-ACID LIMITATION AND FLOW TO DUODENUM AT 4 STAGES OF LACTATION .1. SEQUENCE OF LYSINE AND METHIONINE LIMITATION. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 75(12), 3486-3502. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(92)78125-9

SCHWAB, C. G., BOZAK, C. K., WHITEHOUSE, N. L., & OLSON, V. M. (1992). AMINO-ACID LIMITATION AND FLOW TO THE DUODENUM AT 4 STAGES OF LACTATION .2. EXTENT OF LYSINE LIMITATION. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 75(12), 3503-3518. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(92)78126-0

Most Cited Publications