Rhonda Vann

Rhonda Vann

Research Professor
Cattle Growth Physiology



Mailing Address:
Mailstop 9384
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Post-Doctoral, University of Georgia
  • Post-Doctoral, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Texas A&M University

Society Memberships:
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Registry of Professional Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Mississippi Cattleman's Association
  • National Cattleman's AssociationSigma Xi

Research:
  • Growth and development of beef cattle with emphasis in heifer development
  • Reproductive efficiency
  • Live animal carcass evaluation
  • Immunity, animal behavior, and herd health

Publications
2017
Capik, S. F., B. J. White, R. L. Larson, N. Van Engen, N. Cernicchiaro, T. J. Engelken, J. Lakritz, M. A. Ballou, L. E. Hulbert, R. C. Vann, J. L. Caswell, G. Jacob, J. A. Carroll, J. F. Coetzee. 2017. Effect of oral administration of meloxicam prior to transport on inflammatory mediators and leukocyte function of cattle at feedlot arrival. American Journal of Veterinary Research 12(78):1426-1436. Download
2017
Littlejohn, B. P., M. C. Roberts, M. N. Bedenbaugh, A. W. Lewis, D. A. Neuendorff, D. G. Riley, J. A. Carroll, R. C. Vann, M. Amstalden, R. D. Randel, T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2017. Evaluation of the influence of prenatal transportation stress on GnRH-stimulated luteinizing hormone and testosterone secretion in sexually mature Brahman Bulls. Journal of Animal Science 95:129-138. Download
2017
Solomon, J. K. Q., B. Macoon, D. J. Lang, R. C. Vann, S. H. Ward. 2017. Animal and forage responses on Maximus, a tetraploid cultivar vs Marshall, a diploid cultivar of annual ryegrass. Grass and Forage Science 73(2):309-319. Download
2016
Burdick Sanchez, N. C., J. A. Carroll, P. R. Broadway, H. D. Hughes, S. L. Roberts, J. T. Richeson, T. B. Schmidt, R. C. Vann. 2016. Cattle temperament influences metabolism: metabolic response to glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in beef steers. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 56:85-95. Download
2016
Jones, H. B., J. D. Rivera, R. C. Vann, S. H. Ward. 2016. Effects of growth promoting implant strategies on performance of pre- and postweaned beef calves. Professional Animal Scientist 32:74-81. Download
2016
Littlejohn, B. P., D. M. Price, J. P. Banta, A. W. Lewis, D. A. Neuendorff, J. A. Carroll, R. C. Vann, T. H. Welsh, Jr., R. D. Randel. 2016. Prenatal transportation stress alters temperament and serum cortisol concentrations in suckling Brahman calves. Journal of Animal Science 94(2):602-609. Download
2016
Van Engen, N. K., R. Platt, J. A. Roth, M. L. Stock, T. Engelken, R. C. Vann, L. W. Wulf, W. D. Busby, C. Wang, E. M. Kalkwarf, J. F. Coetzee. 2016. Impact of oral meloxicam and long-distance transport on cell-medicated and humoral immune responses in feedlot steers receiving modified live BVDV booster vaccination on arrival. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 175:42-50. Download
2015
Carroll, J.A., N.C. Burdick Sanchez, L.E. Hulbert, M.A. Ballou, J.W. Dailey, L.C. Caldwell, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, Jr., R.D. Randle. 2015. Sexually dimorphic innate immunological responses of pre-pubertal Brahman cattle following an intravenous lipopolysaccharide challenge. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 166:108-115. Download
2015
Davis, K.M., T. Smith, B. Bold, S. Meadows, J.G. Powell, R.C. Vann, J.D. Arthington, N. DiLorenzo, D.L. Lalman, F.M. Rouquette Jr., G.R. Hanson, A.J. Cooper, J.E. Cloud, M.D. Garcia, A.D. Herring, D.S. Hale, J.O. Sanders, T.B. Hairgrove, T.J. DeWitt, D.G. Riley. 2015. Digital quantification of eye pigmentation of cattle with white faces. Journal of Animal Science 93:3654-3660. Download
2015
Price, D.M., A.W. Lewis, D.A. Neuendorff, J.A. Carroll, N.C. Burdick Sanchez, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, R.D. Randel. 2015. Physiological and metabolic responses of gestating Brahman cows to repeated transportation. Journal of Animal Science 93(2):737-745. Download
2014
Burdick, N.C., J.A. Carroll, R.D. Randel, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, Jr. 2014. Associations between endotoxin-induced metabolic changes and temperament in Braham bulls. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 98:178-190. Download
2014
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, R.C. Vann, D. Riley. 2014. Effects of steer breed composition on feedlot performance and carcass traits. The Professional Animal Scientist 30:43-50. Download
2014
Schmidt, S.E., D.A. Neuendorff, D. Riley, R.C. Vann, S.T. Willard, T.H. Welsh, Jr, R.D. Randel. 2014. Genetic parameters of three methods of temperament evaluation of Brahman calves. Journal of Animal Science 92(7):3082-3087. Download
2014
Solomon, J.K.Q., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann, S. Ward. 2014. Cattle grazing preference among tetraploid and diploid annual ryegrass cultivars. Crop Science 54:430-438. Download
2013
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, and R.C. Vann. 2013. Beef cattle handling facilities. Mississippi State University Extension Publication 2787. Download
2013
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, and R.C. Vann. 2013. Transporting beef cattle by road. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2797. Download
2013
Vann, R.C., J.A. Parish, B.B. Karisch. 2013. Using live animal carcass ultrasound information in beef cattle selection. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication # 2802. Download
2012
Hulbert, L.E., J.A. Carroll, M.A. Ballou, N.C. Burdick, J. Dailey, L.C. Caldwell, A.N. Loyd, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, Jr, and R.D. Randel. 2012. Sexually dimorphic stress and pro-inflammatory cytokine responses to an intravenous corticotropin-releasing hormone challenge of Brahman cattle following transportation. Innate Immunity Download
2012
Parish, J.A., T. Smith, R.C. Vann. 2012. Mississippi farm to feedlot program thirteen-year summary: Effects of steer age and morbidity on feedlot performance and carcass traits. Professional Animal Scientist 28:158-165. Download
2012
Sanchez, H.L., R.C. Vann, R.C. Youngblood, E. Baravik-Munsell, D.L. Christiansen, S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan. 2012. Evaluation of pulsatility index and diameter of the jugular vein and superficial body temperature as physiological indices of temperament in weaned beef calves: Relationship with serum cortisol concentrations, rectal temperature, and sex. Livestock Science. Download
2012
Solomon, J., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, R.C. Vann. 2012. Grazing behavior of steers on different annual ryegrass and white clover forage systems. Crop Science 52(6):2830-2838. Download
2012
Weems, Y., P. Bridges, M. Jeoung, J. Arreguin-Arevalo, T. Nett, R.C. Vann, S. Ford, A.W. Lewis, D.A. Neuendorff, T.H. Welsh, Jr, R.D. Randel, and C. Weems. 2012. In vivo intra-luteal implants of prostaglandin (PG) E1 or E2 (PGE1, PGE2) prevent luteolysis in cows. II: mRNA for PGF2a, EP1, EP2, EP3 (A-D), EP3A, EP3B, EP3C, EP3D and EP4 prostanoid receptors in luteal tissue. Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators 97:60-65. Download
2011
Burdick, N., B.J. Agado, J. White, K.J. Matheney, D.A. Neuendorff, D. Riley, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, R.D. Randel. 2011. Technical note: Evolution of exit velocity in suckling brahman calves. Journal of Animal Science 89:233-236. Download
2011
Burdick, N.C., L.E. Hulbert, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, J.A. Carroll, T.H. Welsh, Jr, R.D. Randel. 2011. The influence of temperment on increases in body temperature and secretion of cortisol and epinephrine in bulls in response to transportation. Livestock Science 139(3):213-221. Download
2011
Parish, J.A., T. Smith, R.C. Vann. 2011. Case Study: Influence of years of Mississippi Farm to Feedlot Program participation on feedlot performance and carcass traits. The Professional Animal Scientist 27(6):584-590. Download
2011
Solomon, J., B. Macoon, D.J. Lang, J.A. Parish, R.C. Vann. 2011. A novel approach to grass legume management. Crop Science 51(4):1865-1876.
2010
Burdick, N., J.A. Carroll, L. Hulbert, J.W. Dailey, M.A. Ballou, R.D. Randel, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh. 2010. Temperament influences endotoxin-induced changes in rectal temperature, sickness behavior and plasma epinephrine concentrations in bulls. Innate Immunity. Download
2010
Burdick, N., J.A. Carroll, L. Hulbert, J.W. Dailey, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, R.D. Randel. 2010. Relationships between temperament and transportation with rectal temperature and serum concentrations of cortisol and epinephrine in bulls. Livestock Science 129:166-172. Download
2010
Thrift, F., J.O. Sanders, M. Brown, A.H. Brown, A. Herring, D. Riley, S. DeRoven, J.W. Holloway, W.E. Wyatt, R.C. Vann, C.C. Chase, Jr., D.E. Franke, L. Cundiff, J. Baker. 2010. Preweaning, postweaning, and carcass trait comparisons for progeny sired by subtropically adapted beef sire breeds at various US locations. Professional Animal Scientist 26:451-473. Download
2009
Burdick, N., J. Banta, D.A. Neuendorff, J. White, R.C. Vann, J. Laurenz, T.H. Welsh, R.D. Randel. 2009. Interrelationships among growth, endocrine, immune and temperament variables in neonatal Brahman calves. Journal of Animal Science 87:3202-3210.