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ZHIGUO WU, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, New Bolton Center


Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Dept of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center 382 West Street Road
 Phone 610-925-6307
 Fax 610-925-6823
 Email zwu@vet.upenn.edu

Research on nutrient management, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, is well known. Work has contributed to the current recommendation of phosphorus requirements of dairy cows in the 2001 NRC. Research was selected to feature in the NRI Research Highlights.

Research has been expanded to an international scope, with on-going projects with China on global food security, resulting in research grant receipts from both the US and China, and international travel, seminar, and student exchange opportunities, including 6 Penn students receiving externships during the last three years supported by China (air tickets, room & board, and stipend).

Galligan, D. T. Z. Dou, J. D. Ferguson, C. F. Ramberg, D. W. Remsburg, L. D. Baker, R. J. Munson, and Z. Wu Whole-Farm balance of nitrogen and phosphorous on Costa rican Dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science : , 2013.

Elizondo Salazar JA, Ferguson JD, Beegle DB, Remsburg DW, Wu Z. Body phosphorus mobilization and deposition during lactation in dairy cows. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 97: 502-514, 2012.

Dou,Z., J. D. Ferguson, D. T. Galligan, C. F. Ramberg, D. W. Remsburg, L. D. Baker, R. J. Munson, and Z. Wu Nitrogen and phosphorus utilization by dairy cows on small and medium-sized farms Journal of Dairy Science 95: 580, 2012.

Galligan, D. T. Z. Dou, J. D. Ferguson, C. F. Ramberg, D. W. Remsburg, L. D. Baker, R. J. Munson, and Z. Wu Basic economic indexes on small and medium sized dairy farms Journal of Dairy Science 95: 580, 2012.

Baker, L. D., R. J. Munson, Z. Dou, D. T. Galligan, J. D. Ferguson, C. F. Ramberg, D. W. Remsburg, and Z. Wu Compliance of small and medium-sized farms in adopting recommendations for improved farm productivity and nutrient utilization Journal of Dairy Science 95: 280, 2012.

Dou,Z., J. D. Ferguson, D. T. Galligan, C. F. Ramberg, D. W. Remsburg, L. D. Baker, R. J. Munson, and Z. Wu Nitrogen and phosphorus utilization by dairy cows on small and medium-sized farms Journal of Dairy Science 95: 580, 2012.

Satter LD, Wu Z. Full crediting of manure nutrients essential in future. Feedstuffs : 11, 2010.

Dou Z, Ramberg CF Jr, Chapuis-Lardy L, Toth JD, Wu Z, Chase LE, Kohn RA, Knowlton KF, Ferguson JD A fecal test for assessing phosphorus overfeeding on dairy farms: evaluation using extensive farm data. J. Dairy Sci. 93: 830-9, 2010.

Galligan, D. J., J.D. Ferguson, A. Kelly, Z. Dou, and Z. Wu Aspects of Animal Production in Global Food Supply University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animal Health and Productivity: University Press. : , 2010.

Remsburg DW, Munson RJ, Elliot RD, Dou ZX, Ferguson JD, Galligan DT, Wu Z, Baker LD Case report-two nutritional interventions in dairy cattle herds helped improve productivity and animal health while reducing environmental footprint. Bovine Practitioner : , 2010.

Ph.D. (Dairy Science) Ohio State University, 1990