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Department of Animal Sciences


2013 Fechheimer Seminar: Dr. Anthony Parker

Oct 9, 2013 (All day)

2013 Fechheimer Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Anthony (Tony) Parker

Animal Science Building Room 212

Dr. Parker is on the faculty in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.  Dr. Parker serves as Head of Discipline for Animal Health and Production within the veterinary medicine program and Director of the Fletcherview Research Station.  Additionally, Dr. Parker teaches multiple nutrition-oriented courses within the Veterinary Sciences program and the graduate program at JCU.

Dr. Parker’s research has investigated nutritional influences on growth, development, and resulting production of monogastric and ruminant-based production animals with a primary focus on cattle production systems in both tropical and temperate environments.  His recent research has included evaluating the use of algal species as a mechanism to supplement nutritional needs of cattle on both a micro- and macro-level as part of a sustainable production system partnering with the energy industry.  Dr. Parker has also been leading research related to animal welfare and stress physiology for animals enduring long-distance travel within Australia and Indonesia.