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Rajesh  Jha

Name :

Rajesh Jha

Title :

Professor and Graduate Chair of Animal Sciences

Unit :

Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

Address :

1955 East-West Rd.
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Ag Sciences Building 314H

Phone :

(808)956-4122

Fax :

(808)956-4024

E-mail :

rjha@hawaii.edu

Website :

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/rjha

Specialties :

Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Gut Heath and Physiology, Feed and Feed Additive Evaluation

Professional Prep/Appointments :



Professor of Animal Nutrition (2021 to date): HNFAS, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Fulbright U. S. Scholar (2022-2023)
Assoc. Professor of Animal Nutrition (2017 to 2021): HNFAS, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Asst. Professor of Animal Nutrition (2012 to 2017): HNFAS, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Visiting Professor (May to December 2022): University of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany
Visiting Professor (May to August 2019): Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Visiting Professor (2014 to date): Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea


Education & Training:
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Animal Nutrition), University of Alberta, Canada (2009-2012)
PhD (Animal Science, Nutrition), University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2010)

MSc (Animal Science & Aquaculture), Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2006)
Diploma (Food and Nutrition Program Planning and Management), University of Philippines at Los Baños (2003)
BVSc & AH (Veterinary Science; Animal Husbandry), Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1996)


Editorial Service:
Section Editor: Poultry Science (Metabolism and Nutrition)
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Animal Nutrition and Metabolism)
Guest Associate Editor: Frontiers in Physiology (Avian Physiology)
Associate Editor: Animal Science Journal
Editor: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Ad-hoc peer reviewer of leading journals in the field


Projects :


Project 1: Early nutrition programing (In ovo and post-hatch feeding) to modulate gut health and physiology of poultry

Project 2: Effect of feed additives (enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics) on nutrient digestibility, growth performance and gut health of poultry, pig and fish

Project 3: Fiber and resistant starch fermentation to modulate gut health and physiology of poultry and pig

Project 4: Alternative feedstuffs for sustainable animal and aquaculture farming



Courses Taught:


ANSC/FSHN 244, Comparative Nutrition
ANSC 321, Applied Animal Nutrition
ANSC 642, Advanced Animal Nutrition
ANSC 682, Advanced Topics in Animal Sciences (Monogastric Nutrition and Gut Health)
FSHN 682, Topics in Nutritional Sciences (Monogastric Nutrition and Gut Health)



Research Interests :


Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Gut Heath and Physiology, Feed and Feed Additive Evaluation

Selected Publications :


Book:
  1. F. Hassan, M. Alagwany and R. Jha, Eds. (2022). Interplay of nutrition and genomics: Potential for improving performance and health of poultry. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. ISBN 978-2-83250-523-6.[PDF]
  2. X. Kong and R. Jha, Eds. (2022). Parent-offspring Integration: Gut Health and Physiological Functions of Animals. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. ISBN 978-2-88974-398-8.[PDF]
  3. S. W. Kim and R. Jha, Eds. (2021). Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. ISBN 978-2-88966-730-7.[PDF]
Book chapter:
  1. R. Jha and T. A. Woyengo (2022). Cereal Grains, Cereal Grain By-products, and Other Energy Sources in Swine Diets. In: L. I. Chiba (Ed.), Sustainable Swine Nutrition (2nd Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, Hoboken, NJ. eISBN: 978-1-119-58399-8. pp. 285-306.[LINK]
  2. F. Hassan, M. A. Alagawany, and R. Jha (2022). Editorial: Interplay of nutrition and genomics: Potential for improving performance and health of poultry. In: F. Hassan, M. A. Alagawany, and R. Jha (Eds.), Interplay of nutrition and genomics: Potential for improving performance and health of poultry. Frontiers in Physiology, 13: 1030995.[PDF]
  3. X. Kong and R. Jha (2022). Editorial: Parent-offspring Integration: Gut Health and Physiological Functions of Animals. In: X. Kong and R. Jha (Eds.), Parent-offspring Integration: Gut Health and Physiological Functions of Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:808074.[PDF]
  4. R. Das. P. Mishra, and R. Jha (2021). In ovo feeding as a tool for improving performance and gut health of poultry: a review. In: X. Kong and R. Jha (Eds.), Parent-offspring Integration: Gut Health and Physiological Functions of Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:754246.[PDF]
  5. R. Jha and S. W. Kim (2021). Editorial: Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. In: S. W. Kim and R. Jha (Eds.), Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:668563.[PDF]
  6. R. Jha, A. K. Singh, S. Yadav, J. F. D. Berrocoso, and B. Mishra (2019). Early nutrition programming (in ovo and post-hatch feeding) as a strategy to modulate gut health of poultry. In: S. W. Kim and R. Jha (Eds.), Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:82.[PDF]
  7. B. Mishra and R. Jha (2019). Oxidative stress in the poultry gut: Potential challenges and interventions. In: S. W. Kim and R. Jha (Eds.), Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:60.[PDF]
  8. R. Jha, J. M. Fouhse, U. P. Tiwari, L. Li, and B. P. Willing (2019). Dietary fibers and intestinal health of monogastric animals. In: S. W. Kim and R. Jha (Eds.), Nutritional Intervention for the Intestinal Health of Young Monogastric Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:48.[PDF]
  9. P. J. Moughan, W. Miner-Williams, and R. Jha (2018). The digestion of protein- amino acid digestibility. In: P. J. Moughan, and W. Hendriks (Eds.), Feed Evaluation Science. Wageningen Academic Publishers, the Netherlands. eISBN: 978-90-8686-854-4. pp. 173-217.[LINK]
Peer-reviewed manuscript:

  1. Y. Wu, R. Jha, A. Li, H. Liu, Z. Zhang, C. Zhang, Q. Zhai, and J. Zhang (2022). Probiotics (Lactobacillus plantarum HNU082) supplementation relieves ulcerative colitis by affecting intestinal barrier functions, immunity-related genes expression, gut microbiota, and metabolic pathways in mice. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(6):e01651-22.[PDF]
  2. X. Zhang, S. Zhang, D. Li, N. Zhang, Y. Wang, M. Wang, R. Jha, and C. Li (2022). Niacin inhibits post-acidification of yogurt based on the mining of LDB_RS00370 biomarker gene. Food Research International, 162:111929.[PDF]
  3. R. Mishra, R. Jha, B. Mishra, and Y. S. Kim (2022). Maternal immunization against myostatis suppresses post-hatch chicken growth. PLOS ONE, 17(10): e0275753.[PDF]
  4. R. Mishra, B. Mishra, Y. S. Kim, and R. Jha (2022). Practices and issues of molting programs for laying hen: A review. British Poultry Science, 63(5):720-729.[PDF]
  5. W. C. Liu, M. Y. Huang, B. Balasubramanian, and R. Jha (2022). Heat stress affects jejunal immunity of yellow-feathered broilers and is potentially mediated by the microbiome. Frontiers in Physiology, 13:913696.[PDF]
  6. U. P. Tiwari, R. K. Mandal, K. R. Neupane, B. Mishra, and R. Jha (2022). Starchy and fibrous feedstuffs differ in their in vitro digestibility and fermentation characteristics and differently modulate gut microbiota of swine. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 13:53.[PDF] 
  7. W. C. Liu, Z. Y. Pan, Y. Zhao, Y. Guo, S. J. Qiu, B. Balasubramanian, and R. Jha (2022). Effects of heat stress on productive performance, redox status, intestinal morphology and barrier-related gene expression, cecal microbiome, and metabolome in indigenous broiler chickens. Frontiers in Physiology, 13:890520.[PDF]
  8. A. K. Singh, U. P. Tiwari, B. Mishra, and R. Jha (2022). Effect of in ovo delivered xylo- and mannan- oligosaccharides on growth performance, intestinal immunity, cecal short-chain fatty acids, and cecal microbiota of broilers. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 13:13.[PDF]
  9. A. K. Singh, B. Mishra, M. R. Bedford, and R. Jha (2021). Effect of supplemental xylanase and xylooligosaccharides on production performance and gut health variables of broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 12:98. (Received 2022 Best Paper Award of the Journal).[PDF]
  10. S. Wasti, N. Sah, C. N. Lee, R. Jha, and B. Mishra (2021). Dietary supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid mitigates the negative effects of heat stress in poultry. PLOS ONE, 16(7): e0254936.[PDF] 
  11. S. H. Lee, Y. B. Kim, D. H. Kim, D. W. Lee, H.G. Lee, R. Jha, and K. W. Lee (2021). Dietary soluble flaxseed oils as a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for laying hens. Poultry Science, 100:101276. [PDF]
  12. Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, K. Chen, H. Chang, C. Ma, S. Jiang, D. Huo, W. Liu, R. Jha, and J. Zhang (2021). Synergistic effects of the jackfruit seed sourced resistant starch and Bifidobacterium pseudolongum subsp. globosum on suppression of hyperlipidemia in mice. Foods, 10:1431. [PDF]
  13. S. Yadav, K. D. Caliboso, J. E. Nanquil, J. Zhang, H. Kae, K. Neupane, B. Mishra, and R. Jha (2021). Cecal microbiome profile of Hawaiian feral chickens and pasture-raised broiler (commercial) chickens determined using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. Poultry Science, 100:101181. [PDF]
  14. A. K. Singh, R. K. Mandal, M. R. Bedford, and R. Jha (2021). Xylanase improves growth performance, enhances cecal short chain fatty acids production, and increases the relative abundance of fiber fermenting cecal microbiota in broilers. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 277:114956. [PDF].
  15. N. Sah, D. L. Kuehu, V. S. Khadka, Y. Deng, R. Jha, S. Wasti, and B. Mishra (2021). RNA sequencing-based analysis of the magnum tissues revealed the novel genes and biological pathways involved in the egg-white formation in the laying hen. BMC Genomics, 22:318. [PDF]
  16. R. Jha and P. Mishra (2021). Dietary fiber in poultry nutrition and their effects on nutrient utilization, performance, gut health, and on the environment: a review. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 12:51. [PDF].
  17. Y. Zhao, B. Balasubramanian, Y. Guo, S. J. Qiu, R. Jha, and W. C. Liu (2021). Dietary Enteromorpha polysaccharides supplementation improves breast muscle rate and is associated with modification of mRNA transcriptome in broiler chickens. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:663988. [PDF]
  18. F. X. G. Jaramillo, D. H. Kim, S. H. Lee, S. K. Kwon, R. Jha, and K. W. Lee (2021). Role of oregano and Citrus species-based essential oil preparation for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 12:47. [PDF]
  19. S. Wasti, N. Sah, A. K. Singh, C. N. Lee, R. Jha, and B. Mishra (2021). Dietary supplementation of dried plum: a novel strategy to mitigate heat stress in broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 12:58. [PDF]
  20. S. Yadav and R. Jha (2021). Macadamia nut cake as an alternative feedstuff for broilers: Effect on growth performance. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 275:114873. [PDF]
  21. A. R. Ganesan, B. Balasubramanian, S. Park, R. Jha, I. Andretta, A. G. Bakare, and I. H. Kim (2021). Ochratoxin A: Carry-over from animal feed into livestock and the mitigation strategies. Animal nutrition, 7:56-63. [PDF]
  22. J. S. Odani, E. M. Sox, W. Coleman, R. Jha, and R. Malik (2021). First documented cases of canine neuroangiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Hawaii. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 57(1):42-46. [PDF]
  23. D. H. Kim, H. Sadakane, Y. Nishikiori, M. Matsumura, M. Ikeda, Z. Diao, R. Jha, M. Murakami, T. Matsui, and M. Funaba (2020). Factors affecting expression and transcription of uncoupling protein 2 gene. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 82(12):1734-1741. [PDF]
  24. W. C. Liu, Y. Guo, Z-H. Zhao, R. Jha, and B. Balasubramanian (2020). Algae-derived polysaccharides promote growth performance by improving antioxidant capacity and intestinal barrier function in broiler chickens. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7:601336. [PDF]
  25. R. Jha, R. Das, S. Oak, and P. Mishra (2020). Probiotics (Direct-fed microbials) in poultry nutrition and their effects on nutrient utilization, growth and laying performance, and gut health: A systematic review. Animals, 10(10):1863. (Received 2022 Best Paper Award of the Journal). [PDF]
  26. J. Zhang, K. Cai, R. Mishra, and R. Jha (2020). In ovo supplementation of chitooligosaccharide and chlorella polysaccharide affect cecal microbial community, metabolic pathways, and fermentation metabolites in broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 99:4776-4785. [PDF]
  27. H. T. Nhan, T. Q. Nhu, P. M. Duc, L. H. Jung, H. Ako, and R. Jha (2020). Effects of dietary arachidonic acid on final maturation, spawning, and composition of gonad of black sea urchin Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778). Aquaculture Nutrition, 26:1771-1779. [PDF]
  28. U. P. Tiwari, S. A. Fleming, M. S. A. Rasheed, R. Jha, and R. N. Dilger (2020). The role of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides of xylan and mannan in gut health of monogastric animals. Journal of Nutritional Science, 9 (e21):1-9. [PDF]
  29. S. Wasti, N. Sah, D. Keuhu, Y. S. Kim, R. Jha, and B. Mishra (2020). Expression of follistatin is associated with egg formation in the oviduct of laying hens. Animal Science Journal, e13396:1-8.[PDF]
  30. C. Li, Z. Niu, M. Zou, S. Liu, M. Wang, X. Gu, H. Lu, H. Tian, and R. Jha (2020). Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics regulate the intestinal microbiota differentially and restore the relative abundance of specific gut microorganisms. Journal of Dairy Science, 103:5816-5829. [PDF]
  31. P. Adhikari, A. Kiess, R. Adhikari, and R. Jha (2020). An approach to alternative strategies to control avian coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 29:515-534. [PDF]
  32. A. Needham, R. Jha, and N. K. Lincoln (2020). The response of breadfruit nutrition to local climate and soil. A review. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 88:103451. [PDF]
  33. J. L. Yanez, T. A. Woyengo, R. Jha, T. A. T. G. van Kempen, and R. T. Zijlstra (2019). Nutrient digestibility of soybean products in grower-finisher pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 97(11):4598-4607. [PDF]
  34. B. J. Kerr, P. E. Urriola, R. Jha, J. Thomson, S. M. Curry, and G. C. Shurson (2019). Amino acid composition and digestible amino acid content in animal protein by-product meals fed to growing pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 97(11):4540-4547. [PDF]
  35. A. K. Singh, U. P. Tiwari, J. D. Berrocoso, Y. Dersjant-Li, A. Awati, and R. Jha (2019). Effect of a combination of xylanase, amylase, and protease and probiotics on major nutrients including amino acids and non-starch polysaccharides utilization in broilers fed different level of fibers. Poultry Science, 98:5571-5581. [PDF]
  36. S. Yadav, B. Mishra, and R. Jha (2019). Cassava (Manihot esculenta) root chips inclusion in the diets of broiler chickens: effects on growth performance, ileal histomorphology, and cecal volatile fatty acid production. Poultry Science, 98:4008-4015. [PDF]
  37. Y. Jiao, R. Jha, W. L. Zhang and I. H. Kim (2019). Effects of chitooligosaccharide supplementation on egg production, egg quality and blood profiles in laying hens. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 53:1199-1204. [PDF] 
  38. U. P. Tiwari, A. K. Singh, and R. Jha (2019). Fermentation characteristics of resistant starch, arabinoxylan, and β-glucan and their effects on the gut microbial ecology of pigs: A review. Animal Nutrition, 5:217-226. [PDF]
  39. S. J. Oak and R. Jha (2019). The effects of probiotics in lactose intolerance: a systematic review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 59:1675-1683. [PDF] 
  40. R. Jha and R. T. Zijlstra (2019). Physico-chemical properties of purifies starch affect their in vitro fermentation characteristics and are linked to in vivo characteristics in pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 253:74-80. [PDF]
  41. H. T. Nhan, T. X. Minh, L. H. Jung, T. T. Thanh Hien, and R. Jha (2019). Effects of natural dietary carotenoids on skin coloration of false Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris Cuvier, 1830). Aquaculture Nutrition, 25:662-668. [PDF]
  42. S. Yadav and R. Jha (2019). Strategies to modulate the intestinal microbiota and their effects on nutrient utilization, performance, and health of poultry. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 10:2. (Received 2019 Best Paper Award and is featured as "Top 10 Papers in 10 Years" of the Journal). [PDF]
  43. Y. Liu, R. Jha, and H. Stein (2018). Nutritional composition, gross energy concentration, and in vitro digestibility of dry matter in 46 sources of bakery meals. Journal of Animal Science, 96(11):4685-4692. [PDF]
  44. N. Sah, D. L. Kuehu, V. S. Khadka, Y. Deng, K. Peplowska, R. Jha, and B. Mishra (2018). RNA sequencing-based analysis of the laying hen uterus revealed the novel genes and biological pathways involved in the eggshell biomineralization. Scientific Reports, 8:16853 (DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-35203-y). [PDF]
  45. U. P. Tiwari, H. Chen, S. W. Kim, and R. Jha (2018). Supplemental effect of xylanase and mannanase on nutrient digestibility and gut health of nursery pigs studied using both in vivo and in vitro model. Animal Feed Science Technology, 245:77-90. [PDF]
  46. A. Mau, J. P. Bingham, F. Soller, and R. Jha (2018). Maturation, spawning and larval development of yellowfoot limpet (Cellana sandwicensis Pease, 1861) in aquaculture. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 62(4):239-247. [PDF]
  47. A. Mau and R. Jha (2018). Aquaculture of two commercially important mollusks (Abalone and Limpet): Existing knowledge and future prospects. Reviews in Aquaculture, 10(3):611-625. [PDF]
  48. A. M. Haygood, and R. Jha (2018). Strategies to modulate the intestinal microbiota of Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) in aquaculture: a review. Reviews in Aquaculture, 10(2):320-333. [PDF]
  49. R. Jha and R. T. Zijlstra (2018). Physico-chemical properties of purified fiber affect their in vitro fermentation characteristics and are linked to in vivo characteristics in pigs. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 98:394-398. [PDF]
  50. A. Mau and R. Jha (2018). Effect of dietary protein to energy ratio on growth performance of yellowfoot limpet (Cellana sandwicensis Pease, 1861). Aquaculture Reports, 10:17-22. [PDF]
  51. K. J. McDermid, R. Jha, M. R. Rice, and G. H. Blazs (2018). Of turtles and trees: Nutritional analysis of tree heliotrope (Heliotropium foertherianum) leaves consumed by green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Hawaii. Micronesica, 1-11. [PDF]
  52. J. D. Berrocoso, S. Yadav, and R. Jha (2017). Nitrogen-corrected apparent metabolizable energy value of macadamia nut cake for broiler chickens determined by difference and regression methods. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 234:65-71. [PDF]
  53. A. K. Singh, J. D. Berrocoso, Y. Dersjant-Li, A. Awati, and R. Jha (2017). Effect of a combination of xylanase, amylase, and protease on growth performance of broilers fed low and high fiber diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 232:16-20. [PDF]
  54. J. D. Berrocoso, R. Kida, A. K. Singh, Y. S. Kim, and R. Jha (2017). Effect of in ovo injection of raffinose on growth performance and gut health parameters of broiler chicken. Poultry Science, 96:1573-1580. [PDF]
  55. U. P. Tiwari and R. Jha (2017). Nutrients, amino acid, fatty acid and non-starch polysachharide profile and in vitro digestibility of macadamia nut cake in swine. Animal Science Journal, 88:1093-1099. [PDF] 
  56. B. J. Kerr, R. Jha, P. E. Urriola, and G. C. Shurson (2017). Nutrient composition, digestible and metabolizable energy content, and prediction of energy for animal protein by-products in finishing pig diets. Journal of Animal Science, 95:2614-2626. [PDF]
  57. U. P. Tiwari and R. Jha (2016). Nutrient profile and digestibility of tubers and agro-industrial coproducts determined using an in vitro model of swine. Animal Nutrition, 2:357-360. [PDF]
  58. R. Jha and U. P. Tiwari (2016). Rapid techniques for feed evaluation: Scope and limitations. Proceedings of New Zealand Poultry Industry Conference (Oct 4-5, 2016), Wellington, New Zealand, 8:84-102. [PDF]
  59. Y. S. Kim, G. Fukumoto, M. Stevenson, M. Thorne, and R. Jha  (2016). Carcass traits and tenderness of grass-fed beef from sub-tropical pastures in Hawaii. Proceedings of 17th AAAP Animal Science Congress (Aug 22-25, 2016), Fukuoka, Japan. pp. 1525-1529. [PDF]
  60. B. Turano, U. P. Tiwari, and R. Jha (2016). Growth and nutritional evaluation of napier grass hybrids as forage for ruminants. Tropical Grasslands, 4(3):168-178.[PDF]
  61. K. C. Surendra, R. Olivier, J. K. Tomberlin, R. Jha, and S. K. Khanal (2016). Bioconversion of organic wastes into biodiesel and animal feed via insect farming. Renewable Energy, 98:197-202. [PDF] 
  62. T. A. Woyengo, R. Jha, E. Beltranena, and R. T. Zijlstra (2016). In vitro digestion and fermentation characteristics of canola co-products simulate their digestion in the pig intestine. ANIMAL, 10:911-918. [PDF] 
  63. R. Jha and J. F. D. Berrocoso (2016). Dietary fiber and protein fermentation in the intestine of swine and their interactive effects on gut health and on the environment: A review. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 212:18-26. [PDF]
  64. U. P. Tiwari and R. Jha (2015). Nutrient profile and in vitro digestibility of fresh and ensiled cassava in swine. Proceeding of the 3rd International Seminar on Animal Industry (Sept 17-18, 2015), Bogor, Indonesia. pp. 252-253. [PDF]
  65. R. Jha and J. D. Berrocoso (2015). Review: Dietary fiber utilization and its effects on physiological functions and gut health of swine. ANIMAL, 9:1441-1452. [PDF]
  66. R. Jha, T. A. Woyengo, J. Li, M. R. Bedford, T. Vasanthan and R. T. Zijlstra (2015). Enzymes enhance degradation of the fiber-starch-protein matrix of distillers dried grains with solubles as revealed by a porcine in vitro fermentation model and microscopy. Journal of Animal Science, 93:1039-1051. [PDF]
  67. U. P. Tiwari, B. Turano, and R. Jha (2014). Nutritional characteristics and in vitro digestibility by near-infrared spectroscopy of local and hybrid napiergrass varieties grown in rain-fed and irrigated conditions. Animal Production Science, 54:1775-1778. [PDF]
  68. T. A. Woyengo, R. Jha, E. Beltranena, A. Pharazyn and R. T. Zijlstra (2014). Nutrient digestibility of lentil and regular- and low-oligosaccharide, micronized full fat soybean fed to grower pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 93:229-237. [PDF]
  69. R. Jha, J. K. Htoo, M. G. Young, E. Beltranena, and R. T. Zijlstra (2013). Effect of increasing co-product inclusion and reducing dietary protein on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and jowl fatty acid profile of grower-finisher pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 91(5):2178-2191. [PDF]
  70. R. T. Zijlstra, R. Jha., A. D. Woodward, J. Fouhse and T. A. T. G. van Kempen (2012). Invited review: Starch and fiber properties affect their kinetics of digestion and thereby digestive physiology in pigs. Journal of Animal Science, E-suppl. 90(4):49-58. [PDF]
  71. R. Jha., A. Owusu-Asiedu, P. H. Simmins, A. Pharazyn and R. T. Zijlstra (2012). Degradation and fermentation characteristics of wheat co-products from flour milling in the pig intestine, studied in vitro. Journal of Animal Science, E-suppl. 90(4):173-175. [PDF]
  72. R. T. Zijlstra and R. Jha (2012). Novel swine feeding programs to enhance competitiveness and pork differentiation: Feedstuffs and Carbohydrates. Advances in Pork Production, 23:227-232. [PDF]
  73. R. Jha and P. Leterme (2012). Feed ingredients differing in fermentable fibre and indigestible protein content affect fermentation metabolites and faecal nitrogen excretion in growing pigs. ANIMAL, 6:603-611. [PDF]  
  74. R. Jha, D. N. Overend, P. H. Simmins, D. Hickling and R. T. Zijlstra (2011). Chemical characteristics, feed processing quality, voluntary feed intake, growth performance, and energy digestibility among wheat classes fed in pelleted diets fed to weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 170:78-90. [PDF]
  75. R. Jha, J. Bindelle, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme (2011). In vitro fibre fermentation of feed ingredients with varying fermentable carbohydrate and protein levels and protein synthesis by colonic bacteria isolated from pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 165:191-200. [PDF]
  76. R. Jha, J. Bindelle, B. Rossnagel, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme (2011). In vitro evaluation of the fermentation characteristics of the carbohydrate fractions of hulless barley and other cereals in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 163:185-193. [PDF]  
  77. R. Jha, J. Bindelle, B. Rossnagel, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme (2010). In vitro fermentation characteristics for pigs of hulless barleys differing in β-glucan content. Livestock Science, 133:141-143. [PDF]
  78. E. Avelar, R. Jha, E. Beltranena, M. Cervantes, A. Morales and R. T. Zijlstra (2010). The effect of feeding wheat distiller’s dried grain with solubles on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 160:73-77. [PDF]
  79. R. Jha, B. Rossnagel, R. Pieper, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme (2010). Barley and oat cultivars with diverse carbohydrate composition alter ileal and total tract nutrient digestibility and fermentation metabolites in weaned piglets. ANIMAL, 4:724-731. [PDF]
  80. R. Pieper, R. Jha, B. Rossnagel, A. Van Kessel, W. B. Souffrant, and P. Leterme (2008). Effect of barley and oat cultivars with different carbohydrate compositions on the intestinal bacterial communities in weaned piglets. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 66:556-566. [PDF]