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DIPTI PITTA, Bachelor, Master, PhD
Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Cetner

Clinical Specialties: Large Animal Nutrition
Research Areas: Agriculture

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center 382 W. Street Road
 Phone 610-925-6165
 Fax 610-925-6823
 Email dpitta@vet.upenn.edu

Ruminant Nutrition • Sheep & Goat, Beef and Dairy cattle • Nutrient uptake and utilization • Feed Additives, Feed Supplements • Total mixed rations • Modeling of Rumen fermentation •

Ruminant Microbiology • Cultivation of Rumen microbes • Application of molecular techniques to Ruminant Nutrition • Metagenomics • Next generation throughput sequencing • Sequential and Gene-centric approaches of metagenomics • Microbial diversity in the rumen in response to diet and dietary shifts • Identification of food-borne pathogens in the gut of various animals • Identify gene markers for economically important traits and enhance ruminant production

Pitta, D.W., Pinchak, W.E., Dowd, S.E., Osterstock, J., Gontcharova., V., Youn, E., Dorton, K., Yoon, I., Min, B.R., Fulford, J. D., Wickersham, T.A., Malinowski,D.P., Effect of supplementing Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermented product (SFP) on the productive performance of steers grazing wheat pasture. In 2010 JAM Conference. July 11-15, Denver, CO. : , 2010.

Pitta, D.W., Pinchak, W.E., Dowd, S.E., Osterstock, J., Gontcharova., V., Youn, E., Dorton, K., Yoon, I., Min, B.R., Fulford, J. D., Wickersham, T.A., Malinowski,D.P. Rumen Bacterial Diversity Dynamics Associated with Changing from Bermudagrass Hay to Grazed Winter Wheat Diets. 2010 JAM Conference. July 11-15, Denver, CO. : , 2010.

Pitta, D.W., Pinchak, W.E., Dowd, S.E., Osterstock, J., Gontcharova., V., Youn, E., Dorton, K., Yoon, I., Min, B.R., Fulford, J. D., Wickersham, T.A., Malinowski,D.P. Rumen Bacterial Diversity Dynamics Associated with Changing from Bermudagrass Hay to Grazed Winter Wheat Diets. Microbial Ecology 59: 511-522, 2010.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Attwood, G.T. Effect of willow supplementation upon plasma amino acid concentration in ewes grazing drought pastures of low nutritive value. Animal Feed Science and Technology 148: 183-191, 2009.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D. Willow fodder blocks: an alternate forage to ewes during drought? Animal Feed Science and Technology 133: 240-258, 2007.

Barry, T.N., McWilliam, E.L., Pitta, D.W., Diaz Lira, C.M., Kemp, P.D., Pomroy, W.E., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Gawith, P., Douglas, G.B., Willow browse blocks for drought protection and for sustainable management of internal parasites. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. 68: 101-108, 2006.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D., Effects on ewe reproduction of grazing willow fodder blocks during drought. Animal Feed Science and Technology 120: 217-234, 2005.

Reddy, G.V.N., P. Dipti Wilhelmina and M.S. Reddy Effect of detoxified rapeseed meal based expander extruder processed complete diet on milk and meat production in field conditions. Indian Journal of Animal Science 75: 74-76, 2005.

Pitta, D.W., T.N.Barry, N.Lopez-Villalobos and P.D.Kemp The effect on sheep reproduction of grazing willow fodder blocks during drought. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 64: 67-71, 2004.

Reddy, G.V.N., P. Dipti Wilhelmina and M.S. Reddy Effect of detoxified neem seed cake on growth and nutrient utilization in Nellore lambs. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 20: 279-284, 2003.

Bachelor (Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) ANGRAU, India, 1999

Master (Veterinary Science, Animal Nutrition) TANUVAS, India, 2001

PhD (Animal Science) Massey University, New Zealand, 2007