University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Tony Pescatore

Tony Pescatore, Ph. D.

Photograph of Dr. Tony Pescatore

Professor, Poultry Extension 
Poultry Production and Management

Department of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky
604 W. P. Garrigus Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0215

Phone:  (859) 257-7529
FAX:  (859) 323-1027
E-mailapescato@uky.edu


 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Chapter 21. Gut health and organic acids, antimicrobial peptides, and botanicals as natural feed additives. In Organic Meat Production and Processing. Edited by S.C. Ricke, E. J. van Loo, M.G. Johnson and C.A. O'Bryan. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pages 351-378.

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Chapter 22. Prebiotics. In Organic Meat Production and Processing. Edited by S.C. Ricke, E. J. van Loo, M.G. Johnson and C.A. O'Bryan. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pages 379-405.

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2014. Barley beta-glucans in poultry diets. ATM. Accepted for publication.

Brennan, K.M., R.S. Samuel, D.E. Graugnard, T. Ao, R. Xiao, A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore. 2013. Organic trace mineral levels in the first 96-H post-hatch impact growth performance and intestinal gene expression in broiler chicks. Biological trace element research

S.V. Burk, M.G. Rossano, W.J. Silvia, E.S. Vanzant, A.J. Pescatore, R.J. Harmon. 2013. Factors associated with course withdrawal and final course grade in an introductory animal science course. NACTA Journal 57.2 (Jun 2013):16-23.

Xiao, R., R.F. Power, D. Mallonee, K. Routt, L. Spangler, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, T. Ao, J.L. Pierce and K.A. Dawson. 2012. Effects of yeast cell wall-derived mannan-oligosaccharides on jejuna gene expression in young broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 91:1660-1669.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford, J.M. Urine and J.L. Pierce. 2012. Effects of selenium yeast (Sel-Plex) and vitamin E concentration on tissue selenium concentration of developing broiler breeder pullets. World's Poultry Sci. J. (Supplement 1):159-161.

Jacob, J. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Using barley in poultry diets - A review. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 21(4):915-940.

Ao.T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, M.J. Ford and M. Paul. 2011. Effects of feeding different concentrations and forms of zinc on the performance and tissue mineral status of broiler chicks. Brit. Poult. Sci. 52(4):466-471.

Brennan, K.M., C.A. Crowdus, A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Barger, K. Horgan, R. Xiao, R.F. Power, and K.A. Dawson. 2011. Effects of organic and inorganic dietary selenium supplementation on gene expression profiles in oviduct tissue from broiler breeder hens. Anim. Repro. Sci. 125(1-4):180-188.

Ao. T., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, and K.A. Dawson. 2010. Effects of citric acid, alpha-galactosidase and protease on in vitrol nutrient release from soybean meal and trypsin inhibitor content in raw whole soybens. Animal Feed Scence and Technology 162(1-2):58-65.

Lopez, I.M., D.G. Overhults, G.M. Morello, J. Earnest Jr., R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2010. Assessing air leakage in commercial broiler houses. Paper number 1009236 presented at the 2010 ASABE Annual International meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Morello, G.M., D.G. Overhults, I.M. Lopez, J. Earnest Jr., R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2010. Influence of fan operations on FANS (Fan Assessment Numeration System) test results. Paper number 1009235 presented at the 2010 ASABE Annual Internatoinal meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Singh, A., K.D. Casey, A.J. Pescatore, R.S. Gates and M.J. Ford. 2009. Efficacy of urease inhibitor to reduce ammonia emission from poultry houses. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 18: 34-42.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, R. Power, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson and M.J. Ford. 2009. Effects of feeding different forms of zinc and copper on the performance and tissue mineral content of chicks. Poultry Science 88: 2171-2175.

Ao, T., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce and K.A. Dawson. 2009. Effect of enzyme supplementation and acidification of diets on nutrient digestibility and growth performance of broiler chicks. Poultry Science 88: 111-117.

Casey, K.D., R.S. Gates, E.F. Wheeler, H. Xin, Y. Liang, A.J. Pescatore, and M.J. Ford. 2008. On-farm ventilation fan performance evaluations and implications. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 17: 283-295.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, R. Power, K.A. Dawson, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, and M.J. Ford. 2006. Evaluation of Bioplex zinc as an organic zinc source for chicks. International Journal of Poultry Science 5 (9): 808-811.

Pescatore, A.J., K.D. Casey and R.S. Gates. 2005. Ammonia emissions from broiler houses. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14:635-637.

Hester, P.Y., C.Z. Alvarado, S.F. Bilgili, J.H. Denton, A.M., Donoghue, A. Giesen, B M. Hargis, J.W. Kessler, F.N. Madison, G.W., Malone, P. Mavrolas, S.L. Noll, A.J. Pescatore, C.A. Ricks, F.E., Robinson, R.B. Shirley, M. Sifri, M.O. Smith, R.H., Stonerock, J.L., Wilson, M.J. Wineland, M.M. Beck and W.W. Saylor. 2006. Planning our Future: The Poultry Science Association Strategic Plan. Poultry Science 84:814-815.

Singh, A., J.R. Bicudo, A.L. Tinoco, I.F. Tinoco, R.S. Gates, K.D. Casey, and A.J. Pescatore. 2004. Characterization of nutrients in built-up litter using trench and random walk sampling methods. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 13:426-432.

Pescatore, A. J. Bioethical considerations in animal production. 2004. Poultry Science 83: 302.

Paton, N.D., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, and C.A. Smith. 2002. The effect of dietary selenium source and level on the uptake of selenium by developing chick embryos. Poultry Science 81:1548–1554.

Hussein, A.S., A.H. Cantor, R.S. Gates, A.J. Pescatore, D. Burnham, M.J. Ford, and N.D. Paton. 2001. Effect of low protein diets with amino acid supplementation on broiler growth. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 10:354-363.

PROCEEDINGS

Pescatore, A.J., T. Ao, and J.L. Pierce. 2010. Advances in mineral nutrition in the poultry industry: Past, present and future. Minnesota Nutrition Conference Proceedings.

Pescatore, A.J. 2010. The formation and structure of the egg. National Egg Quality School. Park City, UT.

Pescatore, A.J. 2010. Effect of housing system on egg quality. National Egg Quality School. Park City, UT.

Lopez, I.M., D.G. Overhults, G.M. Morello, J. Earnest Jr., R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2010. Assessing air leakage in commercial broiler houses. Paper number 1009236 presented at the 2010 ASABE Annual Internation meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Morello, G.M., D.G. Overhults, I.M. Lopes, J. Earnest Jr., R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2010. Influence of fan operations on FANS (Fan Assessment Numeration System) test results. Paper number 1009235 presented at the 2010 ASABE Annual Internation meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Pierce, J.L., K.A. Jacques, A.E. Sefton, T. Ao, and A.J. Pescatore. 2009. Organic minerals and environmental impact. Midwest Poultry Federaiton Convention, Saint Paul, MN March 18-19.

Wheeler, E.F., K.D. Casey, R.S. Gates, H. Xin, J.L. Zajaczowski, P.A. Toppr, Y. Liang, and A.J. Pescatore. 2006. Ammonia emissions from twelve U.S. broiler chicken houses.Transactions of ASABE 49(5): 1495-1512.

Paton, N.D., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, and C.A. Smith. 2002. Absorption of selenium by developing chick embryos during incubation. pp. 107-121. IN: T.P. Lyons and K. A. Jacques, eds. Proceedings, Alltech’s Eighteenth Annual Symposium, Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, England.

Pescatore, A.J., K.D. Casey, R.S. Gates, M.J. Ford, E.F.Wheeler, and H. Xin. 2004. Ammonia emissions from broiler houses during three consecutive flocks. Proceedings XXII World’s Poultry Congress, Instanbul, Turkey.

Pescatore, A.J., and M.J. Ford. 2004. Variation in the capacity of ventilation fans in broiler houses as determined by fan analysis numeration system. Proceedings XXII World’s Poultry Congress, Instanbul, Turkey.

Cantor, A.H., N.D. Paton, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford and C.A. Smith.  2003. Effect of selenium yeast in the hen's diet on transfer of selenium to the egg and the developing embryo. KRMVIA 45 (6):327-334.

ABSTRACTS

Ao, T., L.M. Macalintal, M. Paul, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, B. Timmons, C. Conn, M.J. Ford and K.A. Dawson. 2013. Effects of dietary supplementation of microalgae on production performance, egg quality and yolk fatty acid profile of laying hens. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Ao, T., K.A. Dawson, M. Paul, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, L.M. Macalinal, R.S. Samuel and M.J. Ford. 2013. Effects of programmed nutrition strategy on the performance and nutrient absorption of chicks. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Ferket, P., K.A. Dawson, M. Paul, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, L.M. Macalintal, R.S. Samuel and M.J. Ford. 2013. Effects of programmed nutrition strategy on the growth performance and meat yield of Ross 708 broilers. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Fisher, T.M., A.J. Pescatore, J.P. Jacob, M.A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L.R. Good, A.H. Cantor and M.J. Ford. 2013. Growth performance, nturient and enegy intake of alternative breeds used for meat production through the use of a self-selection feeding program. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Fisher, T.M., A.J. Pescatore, J.P. Jacob, M.A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L.R. Good, A.H. Cantor and M.J. Ford. 2013. Carcass traits of alternative bree meat birds provided either a self-selected feeding program or a complete broiler starter diet. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2013. Small poultry flock resources available on www.eXtension.org. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Macalinatal, L.M., T. Ao, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, B. Timmons, C. Conn, M.J. Ford and K.A. Dawson. 2013. Effects of dietary supplementation of microalgae on growth performance, immunity, and meat fatty acid profile of broilers. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Macalintal, L.M., T. Ao, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, C.E. Johnson, M.J. Ford and K.A. Dawson. 2013. Effects of dietary organic minerals, antioxidant supplementaiton and oxidized oil on produciton performance of broiler chicks. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Paul, M.A., A.J. Pescatore, T. Ao, A.H. Cantor, R.S. Samuel, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and K.A. Dawson. 2013. Effects of programmed nutrition (PN) strategy and post-hatch holding time on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

Samuel, R.S., P.B. Becker, M.J. Ford, A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, and T. Ao. 2013. Comparison of the true check in vitro screening method for normal and reformulated diets containing increasing levels of Allzyme SSF versus measured AME. Poultry Science 92 (E-Suppl).

van Benschoten, M., A. Pescatore, A. Cantor, T. Ao, R. Samuel, M. Ford, W.D. King, and J. Pierce. 2013. Progran nutrition strategy on the productive performance and egg quality of brown laying hens fed distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) diets. Internatoinal Poultry Scientific Forum.

Paul. M. T. Ao, L. Macalintal, A. Pescatore, A. Cantor, M. Ford, and K. Dawson. 2013. Dietary Zn proteinate (Bioplex Zn) is more effective than Zn sulfate for improving broiler growth performance and tissue Zn concentration. 2013 International Poultry Science Forum.

Samuel, R., K. McClain, M. Paul, M. Ford, A. Cantor, A. Pescatore. J. Pierce, and T. Ao. 2013. Evaluation of adding Synergen to wehat-based diets on the performance, metabolizable nergy and nutrient digestibility of broiler chicks. 2013 International Poultry Science Forum.

van Benschoten, M., A. Pescatore, A. Cantor, T. Ao, R. Samuel, M. Ford, W.D. King, J. Pierce. 2013. Program nutrition strategy on the productive performance and egg quality of laying hens fed disillers dried grains (DDGS) diets. 2013 International Poultry Science Forum.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, T. Ao, M.J. Ford, W.D. King, J.M Urine. and J.L. Pierce. 2012. Effects of slenium yeast and vitamin E supplementaiton in materinal and progeny diets on the tissue selenium concentration and growth performance of broilers Poultry Science 91 (Suppl. 1):56.

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. New eXtension community of practice for small and backyard poultry flocks. Poultry Science 91(Suppl. 1):102.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, K.A. Dawson, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, and M.J. ford. 2012. Effects of dietary supplementing organic minerals and antioxidant on the performance of broiler chics oxidized oil. Poultry Science 91(Suppl. 1):145

Spry, M.L., K.M. Brennan, M.J. Ford and A.J Pescatore. 2012. Selenium supplementation improves the viability of ejaculated spermatozoa from agend Single Comb White Leghorn roosters. Poultry Science 91(Suppl. 1):151.

Samuel, R.., T. Ao, M. Ford, A. Cantor, A. Pescatore, J. Pierce. 2012. Evaluation of methodology to determine TMEn of feed ingredients. Abstract P191 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Brennan, K.M., R.M. Hall, R.S. Samuel, T. Ao, M. Ford, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor and J.L. Pierce. 2012. Impact of early-life restricted mineral nutrition on mRNA profiles of the jejunum in 21-day old broilers. Abstract P181 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Samuel, R., T. Ao, M. Paul, M. Ford, K. Brennan, M. Spry, A. Pescatore, A. Cantor and J. Pierce. 2012. Early life trace mineral nutrition affects growth performance and mineral desposition in broilers through 21 d. Abstract P175 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Ao, T., J. Pierce, M. Paul, K. Brennan, A. Pescatore, A. Cantor, M. Ford and K. Dawson. 2012. Abstract P174 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2012. Evaluating the effect of feeding up to 30% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and Allzyme SSF on egg production and egg quality of white layers through 60 weeks of production. Abstract P151 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Macalintal, L., A. Cantor, A. Pescatore, K. Dawson, J. Pierce, M. Ford, T. Ao, H.D. Gillespie and A. Meredith. 2012. Effect of in ovo selenium injfection of broiler breeder eggs on tissue selenium concentration, lipid peroxidation, immune response and post hatch developmment. Abstract M88 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford, and W.D. King. 2012. Inclusion of Allzyme SSF in brown layer diets containing up to 30% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) reduces the detrimental effects on shell quality. Abstract M18 at the 2012 International Poultry Exposition Scientific Forum.

Spry, M.L., K.M. Brennan, K.E. Routt, A.J. Pescatore, and J.L. Pierce. 2011. The effect of selenium supplementation on oxidative damage and mRNA levels of antioxidant genes in the testes of Single Comb Whilte Leghorn roosters. Abstract 632 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, P. Rossi, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2011. Evaluating the effect of feeding up to 30 percent distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and an enzyme supplement on the performance and egg qaulity of brown egg layers through 30 weeks of production. Abstract 565 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, P. Rossi, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2011. Production performance and egg quality of hens fed diets containing up to thirty percent distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and an enzyme supplement. Abstract 563 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Meredith, A.N., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, K.A. Dawson, L.M. Macalintal and W.D. King. 2011. Influence of EconomasE supplementation on egg selenium, production performance and egg quality of brown egg laying hens. Abstract 540 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Meredith, A.N., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, K.A. Dawson, L.M. Macalintal and W.D. King. 2011. Impact of dietary supplementation of EconomasE on egg selenium, production performance and egg quality of white egg laying hens. Abstract 539 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, M. Paul, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson and M.J. Ford. 2011. Effects of supplementing Allzyme SSF and Allzyme PT in wheat based diet on the performance of chicks.Abstract 510 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Pescatore, A.J., J. Jacob, and M.Miller. 2011. A field study to evaluate the efficiency of four types of incinerators on broiler breeder farms. Abstract 457 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, K.A. Dawson, J.L. Pierce, M.J. Ford, T. Ao, H.D. Gillespie and A.N. Meredith. 2011. Effect of in ovo selenium injection of broiler breeder eggs at 10 days of incubation on tissue selenium concentraton and embryo viability. Abstract 137 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Rossi, P., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2011. Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles and an enzyme supplement on performance and egg quality of egg layers. Poultry Science 90 (Suppl.): SPSS Abstract #228P.

Pescatore, A.J., P. Rossi, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2011. The use of distillers dried grains with solubles in post peak diets for laying hens. Poultry Science 90 (Suppl.): SPSS Abstract #227P.

Rossi, P., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2011. Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles and an enzyme supplement on performance and egg quality of brown egg layers through 60 weeks of egg production. Poultry Science 90 (Suppl.): SPSS Abstract #224P.

Ao. T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, M. Paul, and M.J. Ford. 2011. Evaluation of organic Cu (Bioplex Cu) as a Cu source for chicks. Poultry Science 90 (Suppl.): SPSS Abstract #196P.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, K.A. Dawson, J.L. Pierce, M.J. Ford, H.D. Gillespie and A.N. Meredith. 2011.Toxicity and tissue selenium levels of cihcken embryos resulting from in ovo selenium injection. Poultry Science 90 (Suppl.): SPSS Abstract #73.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, B. Hoskins, M. Paul, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2010. Allzyme SSF increased AMEn of the corn-soy diet and improved performance of broilers. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 863. Absract #1111.

Overhults, D.G., A.J. Pescatore, I. Lopes, G. Morello, J.P. Jacob, J. Earnest Jr., M. Miller, and R.S. Gates. 2010. Overview of lighitng in Kentucky broiler houses. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 827. Absract #1013.

Overhults, D.G., A.J. Pescatore, I. Lopes, G. Morello, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, J. Earnest Jr., and R.S. Gates. 2010. Air velocities in poultry houses raising large broilers. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 691. Abstract #W324.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, T. Ao, J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, K.A. Dawson, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Effect of organic trace mineral sources on production and egg quality of white egg laying hens. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 658-659. Abstract #W227.

Rossi, P., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles and enzyme supplementation on production performance and egg quality of laying hens through 36 weeks of egg production. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 552. Absract #672.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, H.D. Gillespie, J.L. Pierce, K.A. Dawson and R.F. Power. 2010. Effect of in ovo selenium injection on chick embryo viability and tissue selenium levels. Poultry Science 89 (E-suppl. 1): 543. Abstract #647.

Pescatore, A.J., P. Rossi, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles and an enzyme supplement on performance and egg quality of brown egg layers. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 367-368. Abstract #T190.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, K.M. McClelland, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2010. Effect of dietary selenium yeast (Sel-Plex) and vitamin E supplementation to broilers on meat quality characteristics of raw and marinated breast fillets. Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl. 1): 276. Abstract #327.

Pescatore, A.J., P. Rossi, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King III. and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Effect of the addition of distillers dried grains with solubles and an enzyme supplement to diets for brown egg layers on egg quality and yolk color. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl): 75. Abstract #P247.

Macalintal, L.M. A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, A.D. Quant, H.D. Gillespie, M.J. Ford, W.D. King III, and T. Ao. 2010. Effect of selenium yeast (Sel-Plex) and vitamin E supplementation on lung tissue selenium concentrations of broiler breeder pullets. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl): 75. Abstract #246.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, T. Ao, J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, K.A. Dawson, M.J. Ford, and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Influence of organic trace mineral sources on production and egg quality of brown egg laying hens. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): 75. Abstract #P245.

Rossi, P., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, L.M. Macalintal, M.J. Ford, W.D. King III, and H.D. Gillespie. 2010. Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and enzyme supplementation on egg quality and yolk color. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): 74. Abstract #P244.

Quant, A.D., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, M.J. Ford and W.D. King. 2010. Effect of selenium yeast (Sel-Plex) and vitamin E supplementation on body weight and flock uniformity of developing broiler breeder pullets. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): 71. Abstract #P235.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, K.A. Dawson, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, and M.J. Ford. 2010. Effects of supplementing different forms of copper in broiler diets on the efficacy of phytase. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): 62. Abstract #P205.

Read-Snyder, J.. F.W. Edens, C.M. Ashwell, A. Cantor, and A. Pescatore. 2010. Genomic analysis of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor response to avian reovirus infection in broilers as influenced by dietary selenium. Poultry Science. 89 (Suppl.): 52. Abstract #P170.

Overhults, D.G., A. Pescatore, I. Lopez, G. Morello, J. Earnest Jr., M. Miller, J.P. Jacob and R.S. Gates. 2010. Using thermal imaging for poultry house energy assessments. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): 49. Abstract #P160.

Overhults, D.G., A.J. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, and J. Earnest Jr. 2009. House characteristics and energy utilization in poultry houses raising large broiler. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl. 1): 87. 2009. Abstract #278P.

Miller, M., J.P. Jacob, A.J. Pescatore, D.G. Overhults, and R.S. Gates. 2009. Multifacet, grower-driven education program. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl. 1): 65. Abstract #208. 

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.C. Cantor, K.A. Dawson and M.J. Ford. 2009. Effects of supplementing different levels and sources of Zn in corn-soybean meal diet on the performance and tissue mineral status of broiler chicks. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl. 1): 103. Abstract #333P.

Pierce, J.L., T. Ao, R.F. Power, K.A. Dawson, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford, and Y.L. Xiong. 2009. Investigation of replacing vitamin E with EconomasE in broiler diets. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl. 1): 101. Abstract #326P.

Pierce, J.L., T. Ao, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, and M.J. Ford. 2009. Effects of dietary supplementation of Allzyme SSF on the performance of chicks fed low phosphorus diets. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl.): 198. Absract #P192.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, and M.J. Ford. 2009. Effects of reducing levels of organic minerals (Bioplex) on the development of white layer pullets. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl): 197. Abstract #P189.

Overhults, D.G., A.J. Pescatore, R..S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller and J. Earnest Jr. 2009. The Kentucky Poultry House Evaluation Service. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl.1): 193. Absract #P174.

Overhults, D.G., A. J. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, and J. Earnest Jr. 2009. House characteristics and energy utilization in poultry houses raising small broilers. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl 1): 192. Abstract #P173.

.Read-Snyder, J., F.W. Edens, C.M. Ashwell, A. Cantor, A. Pescatore. 2009. Chicken selenoprotein P response to viral infection as influenced by dietary selenium source. Poultry Science 88 (Suppl. 1): 88. Abstract #P159.

Cantor, A.H., A.J. Pescatore, J.L. Pierce, M.J. Ford, T. Ao, W.D. King, H.D. Gillespie, M.A. Stovall and L.M. Macalintal. 2008. Effect of selenium supplementation on egg production of broiler breeder hens. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1): 121. Abstract #TP381.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, and M.J. Ford. 2008. Effects of feeding reduced levels of trace mineral proteinates (bioPlex) to brown layer pullets during development. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1): 114-115. Abstract #TP361.

J.L. Pierce, T. Ao, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, and M.J. Ford. 2008. Effects of dietary supplementation of Allzyme SSF on the performance of chicks fed wheat-based diets. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1):114. Abstract #TP358.

Pescatore, A.J. 2008. Future expectations of extension: A faculty member perspective. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1): 12. Abstract #37.

Cantor, A.H., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, T. Ao, and H.D. Gillespie. 2008. Trace mineral concentrations in laying hen manure as affected by dietary organic and inorganic mineral supplements. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl.): 174. Abstract #P168..

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson and M. Paul. 2008. Evaluation of organic Mn (Bioplex Mn) as a Mn source for chicks. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl.): 172-173. Abstract #P161.

Pescatore, A.J., A. Singh, R.S. Gates, A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, K.A. Dawson, T. Ao and M.J. Ford. 2008. Ammonia release and nutrient content of laying hen manure as affected by distillers dried grains with solubles and enzyme supplementation. Poultry Science (Suppl. 1): 169. Abstract #P147.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, A.H. Cantor,. K.A. Dawson, and M. Paul. 2008. Requirement of Zn provided as organic Zn for broiler chicks. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1): 162. Abstract T120.

Macalintal, L.M., A.H. Cantor, J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, T. Ao, M.J. Ford, H.D. Gillespie, and W.D. King. 2008. Effect of selenium supplementation of broiler breeder diets on tissue selenium concentrations in progeny. Poultry Science 87 (Suppl. 1): 149. Abstract #M67.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, R. Power, A.J. Pescatore, K.A. Dawson, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and B. L. Shafer. 2008. Investigation of antagonism and absorption of zinc and copper when different forms of minerals were fed to chicks. Poultry Science 86 (Suppl. 1): 587. Absract #697.

Ao, T., J.L. Pierce, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, K.A. Dawson, M.J. Ford, and B.L. Shafer. 2007. The requirement of Zn provided as organic Zn for broiler chicks fed corn-soy based diet with or without supplementaton of phytase. Poultry Science 86 (Suppl. 1): 758. Abstract #T110.

Cotter, P., A. Pescatore, M. Ford, T. Ao and J. Pierce. 2006. Selenium source affects the properties of the anti-Gal natural antibody system in laying hens. Pouiltry Science 85 (Suppl. 1): 50. Abstract #97.

Pescatore, A.J. and M.G. Miller. 2006. The Egg and I: A training program and resource book for teachers and agents. Poultry Science (Suppl. 1): 47. Abstract #87.

Pierce, J.L., A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford and A.H. Cantor. 2005. The effects of source and level of dietary copper on copper and zinc metabolism in broiler chicks. Poultry Science 84 (Suppl. 1): 10. Abstract #M30.

Mañón, A., A. Cantor, A. Pescatore, M. Ford, H. Gillespie and M. Daley. 2005. Influence of dietary supplementation of organic minerals and phytase on mineral concentration in manure of replacement pullets. Poultry Science 84 (Suppl. 1): 85. Abstract #216.

Ao, T., A. Cantor, A. Pescatore, M. Ford and J. Pierce. 2005. Effects of simultaneous supplementation of alpha-galactosidase and citric acid on nutrient digestibility and growth performance of broiler chicks. Poultry Science 84 (Suppl. 1): 84. Abstract #212.

Mañón, A, A. Cantor, A. Pescatore, M. Ford, H. Gillespie and M. Daley. 2005. Effect of dietary supplementation of organic minerals and phytase on mineral concentration in manure of brown egg laying replacement pullets. Poultry Science 84 (Suppl. 1): 12-13. Abstract #M39.

Pierce, J., B.L. Shafer, A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor and M.J. Ford. 2005. Effects of source and level of dietary copper on copper and zinc metabolism. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 76). Lexington, KY.

Mañón, A.N., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore and M.D. Ford. 2005. The effect of dietary supplementation of organic minerals and phytase on mineral concentration in manure of replacement pullets. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 92). Lexington, KY.

Mañón, A.N., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore and M.D. Ford. 2005. Using organic sources of trace minerals and phytase to lower mineral concentrations in manure of brown shell laying replacement pullets. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 91). Lexington, KY.

Ao,T., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce and K.A. Dawson.  2005.Effect of simultaneous supplementation of alpha-galactosidase and citric acid on nutrient digestibility and growth performance of broiler chicks. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 78). Lexington, KY.

Ao, T., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce and K.A. Dawson. 2005. Effect of citric acid, alpha-galactosidase and protease on in vitro nutrient release from soybean meal and trypsin inhibitor content in raw whole soybean. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 54). Lexington, KY.

Ao, T., A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, J.L. Pierce and K.A. Dawson. 2005. Influence of dietary supplementation of alpha-galactosidase and acidification of diet on nutrient digestibility and growth performance of broiler chicks. In: Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries, Proceedings of Alltech’s 21st Annual Symposium (Suppl. 1: 77). Lexington, KY.

Olanrewaju, H., W. Dozier III, S. Branton, D. Miles, B. Lott, B. Fairchild and A. Pescatore. 2005. Short-term exposure of elevated carbon dioxide concentrations on broiler growth responses. Poultry Science 84 (Suppl. 1): 140. Abstract #S213.

Pescatore, A.J., K.D. Casey and R.S. Gates. 2004. Ammonia emissions from broiler houses. Poultry Science 83 (Suppl. 1): 124. Abstract #192.

Ao, T. A.H. Cantor, and A.J. Pescatore. 2004. In vitro evaluation of feed-grade enzyme products at pH levels simulating various parts of the avian digestive tract. Poultry Science 83 (Suppl. 1): 1807. Abstract #190.

Pescatore, A.J., K.D. Casey, R.S. Gates, J. Bicudo, H. Xin, E.F. Wheeler and M.J. Ford. 2004. Ammonia emissions and levels of ammonia and carbon dioxide in exhaust air from broiler houses. Poultry Science 83 (Suppl. 1): 1785. Abstract #100.

Cantor, A.H., A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, H.D. Gillespie, and A.N. Mañón. 2004. Comparison of feed restriction, dietary aluminum sulfate and a low density diet for force molting brown egg laying hens. Poultry Science 83 (Suppl. 1): 1778. Abstract #70.

Cantor, A.H., P.Y. Hester, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, H.D. Gillespie, and T. Ao. 2004. Influence of supplemental 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and phytase on bone parameters of laying hens fed low-phosphorus diets. Poultry Science 83 (Suppl. 1): 1768. Abstract #31.

Pescatore, A. J., M. D. Ford, A. H. Cantor, and J. L. Pierce. 2003. The effect of source and level of dietary copper on broiler performance. Poultry Science 82 (Suppl. 1): 136.

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