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

Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Milk Fats Diet Fatty Acids Milk Fat Lipids Liver Rumen Cows Dairy Cows Soybean Oil Gene Expression Oils Inflammation Omega 3 Fatty Acids Linseed Oil Enzymes Conjugated Linoleic Acids Conjugated Linoleic Acid Volatile Fatty Acids Synthesis Starch Butyrates Postpartum Period Lactation

Most Recent Papers

Relationships between milk fat and rumination time recorded by commercial rumination sensing systems

D. Andreen, Mat Haan, Chad Dechow, Kevin Harvatine, 2020, Journal of Dairy Science

Short communication

G. A. Chishti, I. J. Salfer, F. X. Suarez-Mena, K. J. Harvatine, A. J. Heinrichs, 2020, Journal of dairy science on p. 439-446

Short communication: Diet digestibility measured from fecal samples and associations with phenotypic and genetic merit for milk yield and composition

Emilee Lacey, Kevin Harvatine, Chad Dechow, 2020, Journal of Dairy Science

Annual rhythms of milk synthesis in dairy herds in 4 regions of the United States and their relationships to environmental indicators

I. Salfer, Paul Bartell, Chad Dechow, Kevin Harvatine, 2020, Journal of Dairy Science

Effect of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoate (HMTBa) supplementation on rumen bacterial populations in dairy cows when exposed to diets with risk for milk fat depression.

D Pitta, N Indugu, B Vecchiarelli, M Hennessy, M Baldin, Kevin Harvatine, 2019, Journal of dairy science

Milk fat response and milk fat and urine biomarkers of microbial nitrogen flow during supplementation with 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butanoate

M. Baldin, H. A. Tucker, Kevin John Harvatine, 2019, Journal of dairy science on p. 6157-6166

Effect of dietary supplementation of sodium acetate and calcium butyrate on milk fat synthesis in lactating dairy cows

N. Urrutia, R. Bomberger, C. Matamoros, Kevin John Harvatine, 2019, Journal of dairy science on p. 5172-5181

Diet starch concentration and starch fermentability affect energy intake and energy balance of cows in the early postpartum period

R. I. Albornoz, Kevin John Harvatine, M. S. Allen, 2019, Journal of dairy science on p. 5161-5171

Increasing the concentration of linolenic acid in diets fed to Jersey cows in late lactation does not affect methane production

J. V. Judy, G. C. Bachman, T. M. Brown-Brandl, S. C. Fernando, K. E. Hales, K. J. Harvatine, P. S. Miller, P. J. Kononoff, 2019, Journal of dairy science on p. 2085-2093

Both Dietary Fatty Acids and Those Present in the Cecotrophs Contribute to the Distinctive Chemical Characteristics of New Zealand Rabbit Milk Fat

Claudia A. Betancourt López, María G. Bernal Santos, Pedro A. Vázquez Landaverde, Dale E. Bauman, Kevin John Harvatine, Cynthia T. Srigley, Juan Becerra Becerra, 2019, Lipids

Most-Cited Papers

Nutrigenomics, rumen-derived bioactive fatty acids, and the regulation of milk fat synthesis

Dale E. Bauman, Kevin John Harvatine, Adam L. Lock, 2011, Annual Review of Nutrition on p. 299-319

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

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

Plasma FGF21 is elevated by the intense lipid mobilization of lactation

Katie M. Schoenberg, Sarah L. Giesy, Kevin J. Harvatine, Matthew R. Waldron, Christine Cheng, Alexei Kharitonenkov, Yves R. Boisclair, 2011, Endocrinology on p. 4652-4661

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, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 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, Kevin John Harvatine, W. M.P.B. Weerasinghe, L. A. Sinclair, D. E. Bauman, 2013, Journal of dairy science on p. 3825-3834

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

Characterization of the acute lactational response to trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid

Kevin John Harvatine, D. E. Bauman, 2011, Journal of dairy science on p. 6047-6056

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

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 Glenn Elkin, Yun Ying, Kevin John Harvatine, 2015, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on p. 2789-2797