Haley Larson

Teaching Assistant Professor of Animal Health

Haley Larson

 

Contact Info
haleyls@k-state.edu
913-541-1220

 

Haley Larson, Ph.D., is a teaching assistant professor of animal health at Kansas State University's Olathe campus. She joined as a faculty member since August 2020. Prior to this, she was a senior scientist for Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health for four years.

In addition to her research role at Cargill, Larson led the company's agility leadership project. It aims to redesign how Cargill interacts with university students in the innovation space. The program will incorporate the perspectives from global campuses in Chile, the Netherlands, Norway and the U.S.

Larson instructs several graduate-level courses and serves as the major professor or as a supervisory committee member to graduate students in the veterinary biomedical science program at the Olathe campus.

She also designs academic courses and professional development programming tailored to Greater Kansas City's growing animal health industry.

 

Degree Program Affiliation

M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Ruminant Nutrition, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, 2019
  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, 2014

 

Research Interests

  • Development of biological modeling capabilities
  • Evaluation of rapid assays for on-farm applications
  • Research that supports innovation in the beef and dairy industries

 

Teaching Schedule

AAI 844 Regulatory Development of Animal Pesticides - EPA

AAI 844 Regulatory Development of Animal Pesticides - EPA

DMP 710 Intro to One Health

 

Affiliations

 

Publications/Scholarly Work

H.E. Larson, J. P. Jaderborg, D. M. Paulus, G. I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. Substitution of distillers grains and glycerin for steam flaked corn in finishing cattle diets: I. Animal performance, carcass characteristics, and fermentation profile.” (2019). Paper submitted to Journal of Animal Science.

H.E. Larson, G. I. Crawford, R. B. Cox and A. DiCostanzo. “Substitution of distillers grains and glycerin for steam flaked corn in finishing cattle diets: II. Digesta flow, fatty acid profile post-fermentation and biohydrogenation.” (2019). Paper submitted to Journal of Animal Science.

INVITED SPEAKER: Johnson, H., and A. DiCostanzo (2017). "Effects of Growing Phase Nutrition on Finishing Performance and Carcass Quality of Steers: A Meta-analysis." Paper presented to 78th Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Mankato, MN. September 20-21.

Salfer, I.J., C. Staley, H.E. Johnson, M. Sadowsky, and M.D. Stern. "Comparisons of bacterial populations found in the rumen and in a continuous culture in vitro fermentation system using high throughput 16S amplicon sequencing." Journal
of Animal Science. April 2018.

INVITED SPEAKER: Larson, H., M. Stern, and A. DiCostanzo. (2016). The role of diet in determining omega-3 concentrations in beef or milk. Paper presented to 77th Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Prior Lake, MN. September 21-22.

 

Abscract Presentations

Zeltwanger, J., H.E. Larson-Johnson, M.D. Stern, A. Dicostanzo (2019). Effects of dietary-induced pH changes on feed digestion, nitrogen metabolism, fermentation, and biohydrogenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in dual-flow
continuous culture fermenters. Presentation to ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting. July 8-11.

Zeltwanger, J., H.E. Larson-Johnson, M.D. Stern, A. Dicostanzo (2019). Effects of dietary-induced pH changes on feed digestion, nitrogen metabolism, fermentation, and biohydrogenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in dual-flow
continuous culture fermenters. Poster Presented to Plains Nutrition Council. April 4-6.

Johnson, H.E., Y. Sun, G.E. Margaria, P. Piantoni, A.A.A. Jacobs, N.A. Nachtrieb, G.T. Sales, and G.F. Schroeder (2018). Effects of replacing dietary starch with digestible NDF at two agitation speeds on fiber digestibility and fermentation parameters in continuous culture fermenters. Poster presented to ADSA National meeting. Knoxville, TN. June 24-27.

Johnson, H., G.I. Crawford, R. Cox, and A. DiCostanzo (2017). Effect of inclusion of modified distillers grains and soy glycerin in beef cattle finishing diets on ruminal fermentation. Poster presented to Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Mankato, MN. September 20-21.

Johnson, H. and A. DiCostanzo (2017). A Meta-analysis on the effects of pre-finishing strategy on feedlot and carcass performance. Poster presented to Plains nutrition council spring conference. San Antonio, TX. April.

Johnson, H. and A. DiCostanzo (2017). A Meta-analysis on the effects of pre-finishing strategy on feedlot and carcass performance. Paper presented to the ASAS/ADSA Midwestern section annual regional meeting. Omaha, NE. March.

Larson, H., and A. DiCostanzo. (2016). Impact of rate of gain and days on feed during the growing phase on feed conversion during the finishing phase. Poster presented to Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Prior Lake, MN. September 21-22.

Salfer, I., H. Larson, and M. Stern. (2016). Comparisons of microbial populations found in the rumen and in a dual-fow continuous culture fermentation system using high-throughput 16S amplicon sequencing. Poster presented to ADSA/ASAS National Joint Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. July 19-23.

VanDerWal, A., H. Larson, and A. DiCostanzo. (2016). An In situ evaluation of crude protein degradation for common backgrounding and finishing feedstuffs fed to cattle in the Midwest region. Poster presented to University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Research Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. April 29.

Larson, H., and A. DiCostanzo. (2016). Impact of rate of gain and days on feed during the growing phase on feed conversion during the finishing phase. Poster presented to Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference. San Antonio, TX.
April 14-15.

Larson, H., M. Lostetter, and A. DiCostanzo. (2016). Characterization of nutrient content, yield, and gross return to cattle feeding at three corn crop endpoints. Poster presented to ASAS/ADSA Midwestern section annual regional meeting. Des Moines, IA. March 14-16.

Larson, H., I. Shinzato, M. Miura, I. Salfer, S. Fessenden, and M. Stern. (2015). Evaluation of three ruminal protected lysine sources produced in two different batches using a modified three-step in vitro procedure. Poster presented to
ADSA/ASAS National Joint Annual Meeting. Orlando, Fl. July 12-16.

Larson, H., N. Kenney, and A. DiCostanzo. (2015). Evaluation of a feed additive mixture of direct fed microbials, prebiotics, and enzymes on in vitro true digestibility of feeds. Poster presented to Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference. San Antonio, TX. April 16-17.

Larson, H., N. Kenney, and A. DiCostanzo. (2015). Evaluation of a feed additive mixture of direct fed microbials, prebiotics, and enzymes on in vitro true digestibility of feeds. Paper presented to ASAS/ADSA Midwestern section annual
regional meeting. Des Moines, IA. March 16-18.

Larson, H., I. Salfer, and M. Stern. (2014). Effect of Sulfur Content of Distillers Grains on Protein Digestibility in Ruminants. Poster presented to University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. April 25.

*Authors contributed equally to this work.