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Terrill, Thomas

Department: 
Agricultural Sciences
Location: 
Stallworth Building
Phone: 
(478) 825-6814
Email: 
terrillt@fvsu.edu
Fax: 
(478) 825-6376

2010 - present: Assistant Professor - Department of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science Unit, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia

2003 - 2010: Research Professional - Department of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science Unit, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia

2000 - present: Part-time Graduate Faculty Member - Department of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science Unit, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia

1992 - 2002: Research Associate - Department of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science Unit, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia

1989 - 1990: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Animal Science Department, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1985 - 1989: Graduate Research Assistant - Agronomy Department, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1982 - 1984: Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Faculty Bio
Education: 

Bachelor of Science: Agronomy - The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (1980)

Master of Science: Forage Agronomy - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (1985)

Doctor of Philosophy: Forage Agronomy - The University of Georgia (1989)

Publications: 

1.Carmichael, A.K., B. Kouakou, S. Gelaye, G. Kannan, J.H. Lee, and T.H. Terrill. 1012. Organ mass and composition in growing dairy goat wethers fed different levels of poultry fat and protein. Small Ruminant Research 104:104-113.
2.Lee, J.H., M. Vanguru., D.A.Moore., G.Kannan., T.H. Terrill, and B.Kouakou. 2012. Flavor compounds and quality parameters of chevon as influenced by sericea lespedeza hay. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 60:3934-3939.
3.Terrill, T.H., J.E. Miller, J.M. Burke, and J.A. Mosjidis. 2012. Experiences with integrated concepts for the control of Haemonchus contortus in sheep and goats in the United States. Veterinary Parasitology 186:28-37.
4.Burke, J.M., J.E. Miller, J.A. Mosjidis, and T.H. Terrill. 2012. Grazing sericea lespedeza for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 86:507-512.
5.Burke, J.M., J.E. Miller, J.A. Mosjidis, and T.H. Terrill. 2012. Use of a mixed sericea lespedeza and grass pasture system for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs and kids. Veterinary Parasitology 86:328-336.
6.Nouira, W., Y.W. Park, Z. Guler, and T.H. Terrill. 2011. Comparison of free fatty acid composition between low-fat and full-fat goat milk cheeses stored for 3 months under refrigeration. Open Journal of Animal Sciences 2:17-23.
7.Burke, J.M., N.C. Whitley, D.A. Pollard, J.E. Miller, T.H. Terrill, K.E. Moulton, and J.A. Mosjidis. 2011. Dose titration of sericea lespedeza leaf meal on Haemonchus contortus infection in lambs and kids. Veterinary Parasitology 27:345-349.
8.Miller, J.E., J.M. Burke, T.H. Terrill, and M.T. Kearney. 2011. A comparison of two integrated approaches of controlling nematode parasites in small ruminants. Veterinary Parasitology 178:300-310.
9.Joshi, B.R., D.S. Kommuru, T.H. Terrill, J.A. Mosjidis, J.M. Burke, K.P. Shakya, and J.E. Miller. 2011. Effect of feeding Sericea lespedeza leaf meal in goats experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology 178:192-197.
10.Mahapatra, A.K., D.L. Harris, D.L. Durham, S. Lucas, T.H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan. 2010. Moisture effect on the physical and thermal properties of sericea lespedeza pellets. International Agricultural Engineering Journal 19:23-29.
11.Solaiman, S., J. Thomas, Y. Dupre, B.R. Min, N. Gurung, T.H. Terrill, and G.F.W. Haenlein. 2010. Effect of feeding sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) on growth performance, blood metabolites, and carcass characteristics of Kiko crossbred male kids. Small Ruminant Research 93:149-156.
12.Terrill, T.H., R.M. Wolfe, and J.P. Muir. 2010. Factors affecting ANKOM™ fiber analysis of forage and browse varying in condensed tannin concentration. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90:7223-2726.
13.Burke, J.M., S. Orlik, J.E. Miller, T.H. Terrill, and J.A. Mosjidis. 2010. Using copper oxide wire particles or sericea lespedeza to prevent peri-parturient gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep and goats. Livestock Science 132:13-18.
14.Burke, J.M., F. Soli, J.E. Miller, T.H. Terrill, S. Wildeus, S.A. Shaik, W.R. Getz, and M. Vanguru. 2010. Administration of copper oxide wire particles in a capsule or feed for gastrointestinal nematode control in goats. Veterinary Parasitology 168:346-350.
15.Gillespie, R.M., L.H. Williamson, T.H. Terrill, and R.M. Kaplan. 2010. Efficacy of anthelmintics on South American camelid (llama and alpaca) farms in Georgia. Veterinary Parasitology 172:168-171.
16.Soli, F., T.H. Terrill, S.A. Shaik, W.R. Getz, J.E. Miller, M. Vanguru, and J.M. Burke. 2010. Efficacy of copper oxide wire particles against gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep and goats. Veterinary Parasitology 168:93-96.
17.Vanguru, M., J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill, and G. Kannan 2009. Effect of feed deprivation time on bacterial contamination of skin and carcass in meat goats. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:259-261.
18.Lee, J.H., M. Vanguru, G. Kannan, D.A. Moore, T.H. Terrill, and B. Kouakou. 2009. Influence of dietary condensed tannins from sericea lespedeza on bacterial loads in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Science 126:314-317.
19.Burke, J.M., J.E. Miller, and T.H. Terrill. 2009. Impact of rotational grazing on management of gastrointestinal nematodes in weaned lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 163:52-56.
20.Terrill, T.H., G.S. Dykes, S.A. Shaik, J.E. Miller, B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, J.M. Burke, and J.A. Mosjidis. 2009. Efficacy of sericea lespedeza hay as a natural dewormer in goats: Dose titration study. Veterinary Parasitology 163:52-56.
21.Pagan, S., R.M. Wolfe, T.H. Terrill, and J.P. Muir. 2009. Effect of drying method and assay on detergent fiber analysis in plants containing condensed tannins. Animal Feed Science and Technology 154:119-124.
22.Howell, S.B., J.M. Burke, J.E. Miller, T.H. Terrill, E. Valencia, M.J. Williams, L.H. Williamson, A.M. Zajac, and R.M. Kaplan. 2008. Anthelmintic resistance on sheep and goat farms in the southeastern United States. Journal of the American Veterinary Association 233:1913-1919.
23.Wolfe. R.M., T.H. Terrill, and J.P. Muir. 2008. Season and drying method effects on condensed tannin levels in perennial herbaceous legumes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 88:1060-1067.
24.Moore, D.A., T.H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S.A. Shaik, J.A. Mosjidis, J.E. Miller, M. Vanguru, G. Kannan, and J.M. Burke. 2008. The effects of feeding sericea lespedeza hay on growth rate of goats naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Journal of Animal Science: 86:2328-2337.
25.Kouakou, B., O.S. Gazal, T.H. Terrill, G. Kannan, S. Gelaye, and E.A. Amoah. 2008. Digestibility, hormones and blood metabolites in dairy bucks subjected to underfeeding and refeeding. Small Ruminant Research 75:171-176.
26.Terrill, T.H., J.A. Mosjidis, D.A. Moore, S.A. Shaik, J.E. Miller, J.M. Burke, J.P. Muir, and R.Wolfe. 2007. Effect of pelleting on efficacy of sericea lespedeza hay as a natural dewormer in goats. Veterinary Parasitology 146:117-122.
27.Kaplan, R.M., A.N. Vidyashankar, S.B. Howell, J.M. Neiss, L.H. Williamson, and T.H. Terrill. 2007. A novel approach for combining the use of in vitro and in vivo data to measure and detect emerging moxidectin resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of goats. International Journal for Parasitololgy 37:795-804.
28.Burke, J.M., R.M. Kaplan, J.E. Miller, T.H. Terrill, W.R. Getz, S. Mobini, E. Valencia, M.J. Williams, L.H. Williamson, and A.F. Vatta. 2007. Accuracy of the FAMACHA system for on-farm use by sheep and goat producers in the southeastern United States. Veterinary Parasitology 147:89-95.
29.G. Kannan, K. E. Saker, T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S. Galipalli, and S. Gelaye, 2007. Effect of seaweed extract supplementation in goats exposed to simulated preslaughter stress. Small Ruminant Research 73:221-227.
30.G. Kannan, T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, and S. Galipalli, 2007. Blood metabolite changes and live weight loss following brown seaweed extract supplementation in goats subjected to stress. Small Ruminant Research 73:228-234.
31.Burke, J.M, T.H. Terrill, R.R. Kallu, J. E. Miller, and J. Mosjidis. 2007. Use of copper oxide wire particles to control gastrointestinal nematodes in goats. Journal of Animal Science 85:2753-2761.
32.Sainju, U.M., T.H. Terrill, S. Gelaye, and B.P. Singh. 2006. Soil carbon and nitrogen pools under long-term productivity of rhizoma peanut and perennial weeds management systems. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 52:45-59.
33.Shaik, S.A., T.H. Terrill, J.E. Miller, B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, R. M. Kaplan, J.M. Burke, and J. Mosjidis. 2006. Sericea lespedeza hay as a natural deworming agent against gastrointestinal nematode infection in goats. Veterinary Parasitology 139:150-157.
34.Lange, K.C., Olcott, D.D., Miller, J.E., Mosjidis, J.A., Terrill, T.H., Burke, J.M., Kearney, M.T., 2006. Effect of sericea lespedeza, fed as hay, on natural and experimental Haemonchus contortus infections in lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 141, 273-278.

Research Interests: 

•Developing year-round grazing systems for goats using low-input grasses and legumes.
•Sustainable, novel, non-chemical systems for the control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep and goats.
•Use of plants high in condensed tannins to improve health and productivity of small ruminants.

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