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Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Paul Ludden

Associate Professor
Ruminant Nutrition

B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
M.S., Purdue, West Lafayette, IN
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO • (307) 766-4213 • Rm. 123B   

Research Interests:

Research interests deal with nitrogen/protein metabolism of ruminant livestock fed forages. Of special interest is nutritional manipulation of endogenous nitrogen recycling in the ruminant, with the following research objectives: 1) how ruminal protein degradability and supplementation frequency impact the recycling process, 2) expression and distribution of urea transporters in the rumen and other tissues involved in the recycling process, and 3) how nutritional manipulation of recycling influences visceral organ mass and subsequent efficiency of protein and energy use by the animal.


ANSC 1010 Livestock Production
ANSC 2020 Feeds and Feeding
ANSC 3100 Principles of Animal Nutrition
ANSC 4150/5150 Physiology of Ruminant Digestion
ANSC 4550 Animal Science Internship
ANSC 5865 Advanced Seminar in Nutrition

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