16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
Jerry W. Spears, B.S., M.S., PhD, Prof.

Jerry W. Spears, BS, MS, PhD, Prof.

Report: Trace minerals in ruminants

Affiliation and position:

Professor Emeritus of Animal Science and Nutrition; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina; USA

Research interests:

  1. Trace minerals
  2. Copper
  3. Chromium
  4. Zinc

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Chromium propionate enhances insulin sensitivity in growing cattle. J. Dairy Sci 95:2037-2045.
  2. Effect of dietary copper and breed on gene products involved in copper acquisition, distribution, and use in Angus and Simmental cows and fetuses. J. Anim. Sci. 91:861-871.
  3. Effect of dietary copper amount and source on copper metabolism and oxidative stress of weaning pigs in short-term feeding. J. Anim. Sci. 93:2948-2955.

Journal referee:

  1. Journal (Publisher) Biological Trace Element Research
  2. Journal of Animal Science
  3. Journal of Dairy Science
  4. Animal Feed Science and Technology
  5. Journal of Nutrition

Scientific societies:

  1. American Society of Animal Science
  2. American Dairy Science Association