Kevin Harvatine

Associate Professor of Nutritional Physiology

Kevin Harvatine

Research Summary

Investigation of dietary factors that modify ruminal fatty acid biohydrogenation, regulation of synthesis of milk components, and basic regulation of lipid synthesis with the continual goal of developing feeding strategies to improve the efficiency and performance of dairy cows

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Publication Tags

Milk Fats Fatty Acids Diet Lipids Milk Fat Dairy Cows Omega 3 Fatty Acids Palmitic Acid Oils Soybean Oil Digestibility Milk Production Linseed Oil High Fat Diet Stearidonic Acid Cows Hormones Oleic Acid Conjugated Linoleic Acid Acetates Linoleic Acid Starch Rumen Milk Yield

Most Recent Papers

Meta-analysis of rumination behavior and its relationship with milk and milk fat production, rumen pH, and total-tract digestibility in lactating dairy cows

Jocely G. Souza, Claudio V.D.M. Ribeiro, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2022, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 188-200

Comparison of high stearidonic acid Ahiflower (Buglossoides arvensis) oil to high alpha-linolenic acid flaxseed oil at two levels on tissue omega-3 enrichment in broiler chickens.

A El-zenary, K Gaafar, R Abou-Elkhair, John Boney, K Harvatine, 2021, Lipids

Corrigendum to “Effects of high-starch or high-fat diets formulated to be isoenergetic on energy and nitrogen partitioning and utilization in lactating Jersey cows” (J. Dairy Sci. 103:4378–4389) (Journal of Dairy Science (2020) 103(5) (4378–4389), (S0022030220302137), (10.3168/jds.2019-17638))

D. L. Morris, T. M. Brown-Brandl, K. E. Hales, K. J. Harvatine, P. J. Kononoff, 2021, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 11334


Kevin J. Harvatine, 2021, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 9377-9379

Comparative effect of Volvariella volvacea-treated rice straw and purple corn stover fed at different levels on predicted methane production and milk fatty acid profiles in tropical dairy cows

Benjamad Khonkhaeng, Anusorn Cherdthong, Nawanon Chantaprasarn, Kevin J. Harvatine, Suban Foiklang, Pin Chanjula, Metha Wanapat, Sarong So, Sineenart Polyorach, 2021, Livestock Science

Supplemental dietary oils rich in oleic acid or linoleic acid attenuate egg yolk and tissue n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid contents in laying hens co-fed oils enriched in either stearidonic acid or α-linolenic acid

Robert G. Elkin, Ahmed S.A. El-Zenary, Rebecca Bomberger, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2021, Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids

Determination of relationships between rumination and milk fat concentration and fatty acid profile using data from commercial rumination sensing systems

D. M. Andreen, M. M. Haan, C. D. Dechow, K. J. Harvatine, 2021, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 8901-8917

Dietary SFAs and ω-6 Fatty Acids Alter Incorporation of ω-3 Fatty Acids into Milk Fat of Lactating CD-1 Mice and Tissues of Offspring

Rachel E. Walker, Valentina Parkhomenko, Yun Ying, Natalie Urrutia, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2021, Journal of Nutrition on p. 1834-1843

Effects of fat supplements containing different levels of palmitic and stearic acid on milk production and fatty acid digestibility in lactating dairy cows

R. P. Shepardson, K. J. Harvatine, 2021, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 7682-7695

Comparison of the effects of short-term feeding of sodium acetate and sodium bicarbonate on milk fat production

C. Matamoros, J. Cai, A. D. Patterson, K. J. Harvatine, 2021, Journal of Dairy Science

Most-Cited Papers

Microbiota-Dependent Hepatic Lipogenesis Mediated by Stearoyl CoA Desaturase 1 (SCD1) Promotes Metabolic Syndrome in TLR5-Deficient Mice

Vishal Singh, Benoit Chassaing, Limin Zhang, Beng San Yeoh, Xia Xiao, Manish Kumar, Mark T. Baker, Jingwei Cai, Rachel Walker, Kamil Borkowski, Kevin J. Harvatine, Nagendra Singh, Gregory C. Shearer, James M. Ntambi, Bina Joe, Andrew D. Patterson, Andrew T. Gewirtz, Matam Vijay-Kumar, 2015, Cell Metabolism on p. 983-996

Induction of and recovery from milk fat depression occurs progressively in dairy cows switched between diets that differ in fiber and oil concentration

Daniel E. Rico, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2013, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 6621-6630

Acetate dose-dependently stimulates milk fat synthesis in lactating dairy cows

Natalie L. Urrutia, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2017, Journal of Nutrition on p. 763-769

Effect of a high-palmitic acid fat supplement on milk production and apparent total-tract digestibility in high- and low-milk yield dairy cows

D. E. Rico, Y. Ying, K. J. Harvatine, 2014, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 3739-3751

Dietary cocoa reduces metabolic endotoxemia and adipose tissue inflammation in high-fat fed mice

Yeyi Gu, Shan Yu, Jong Yung Park, Kevin Harvatine, Joshua D. Lambert, 2014, Nutrition Reports International on p. 439-445

Conjugated linoleic acid-induced milk fat depression in lactating ewes is accompanied by reduced expression of mammary genes involved in lipid synthesis<sup>1</sup>

M. Hussein, K. H. Harvatine, W. M.P.B. Weerasinghe, L. A. Sinclair, D. E. Bauman, 2013, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 3825-3834

Lipid Feeding and Milk Fat Depression

Thomas C. Jenkins, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2014, Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice on p. 623-642

Feeding laying hens stearidonic acid-enriched soybean oil, as compared to flaxseed oil, more efficiently enriches eggs with very long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Robert G. Elkin, Yun Ying, Kevin J. Harvatine, 2015, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on p. 2789-2797

Rapid changes in key ruminal microbial populations during the induction of and recovery from diet-induced milk fat depression in dairy cows

D. E. Rico, S. H. Preston, J. M. Risser, K. J. Harvatine, 2015, British Journal of Nutrition on p. 358-367

The effects of feeding time on milk production, total-tract digestibility, and daily rhythms of feeding behavior and plasma metabolites and hormones in dairy cows

M. Niu, Y. Ying, P. A. Bartell, K. J. Harvatine, 2014, Journal of Dairy Science on p. 7764-7776