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Animal Science Faculty

Trista Strauch

Trista A. Strauch


Instructor


302 Anheuser Busch Natural Resource
Columbia, MO 65211
  • Phone: (573) 884-8464
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  • Curriculum Vitae

Education


  • Animal Physiology Research Unit, ARS-USDA; Columbia, MO

    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, September 2002-January 2004

  • Texas A&M University

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Physiology of Reproduction, December 2002
    Dissertation : “Leptin and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I As Metabolic Indicators of Reproductive Performance in Brahman and Brahman-Influenced Cattle.”

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

    Master of Science - Animal Sciences, Ruminant Nutrition and Reproduction, August 1999
    Thesis: “Supplemental Undegraded Intake Protein for Lactating Primiparous Heifers.”

    Bachelor of Science - Animal Sciences, May 1997

Experience


Assistant Professor of Resident Instruction & Coordinator, Captive wild animal management Program April 2007-present
University of Missouri - Columbia

Research Scientist/Project manager February 2004-December, 2006
National Swine Resource and Research Center, University of Missouri

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant August 1999-August 2002
Texas A&M University

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant June 1997-August 1999
University of Missouri

Swine Nursery Assistant - May 1996-August 1996
Hanor Farms, Eldred, IL

Responsibilities

  • Academic advising coordinator for students pursuing a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management
  • Liaison between the Animal Sciences and Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences for the Captive Wild Animal Management Minor & coordinator of a faculty advisory committee for the minor
  • Development and teaching of new courses for the Captive Wild Animal Management minor
  • Development of internship opportunities to provide students with advanced experiences in captive wild animal management
  • Development of recruitment materials for the minor and participation in recruitment activities to convey to prospective students the opportunities available through the minor

Teaching Experiences


University of Missouri

Instructor
Animal Science/Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences 1001: Introduction to Captive Wild Animal Management Fall 2007

Guest Lecturer
Animal Science 354 : Physiology and Biochemistry of Muscle as Food Spring 2003

  • Lecture title: “Hormonal Regulation of Growth”
  • Lecture title: “Steroid Hormones and Growth Regulation”

Animal Science 65: Animal Science Laboratory Practicum Spring 2003

  • Lecture title: “Reproductive Anatomy”

Teaching Assistant
Animal Science 384: Reproductive Management - 3 credits; 30 students Fall 1998

  • Instructed laboratory sessions; supervised and instructed on-farm palpation labs

Animal Science 304: Reproductive Physiology - 3 credits; 60 students Spring 1998

  • Instructed laboratory sessions; taught macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of

various species; graded exams
Animal Science 305: Beef Production - 3 credits (Writing Intensive); 75 students Fall 1997

  • Instructor for the reproductive management section (4 lectures, 2 laboratory sessions);

graded exams and writing assignments
Animal Science 65: Animal Science Laboratory Practicum - 3 credits; 80 students/semester Fall 1997,

  • Assisted with beef section of course; prepared reproductive Fall 1998, Spring 1999

management lecture; graded exams

Texas A&M University

Aggie Reps Advisor May 2000-May 2001

  • Coordinated activities of animal science undergraduate student ambassadors
  • Served as a liaison between undergraduate advisors and prospective students
  • Assisted with New Student Conferences: Aided freshmen and transfer students in schedule planning; answered student/parent questions

Laboratory Coordinator Spring 2000 – Spring 2001
Animal Science 108: General Animal Science Laboratory - 1 credit; 1000 students/yr.

  • Revised lab manual and Power Point presentations
  • Coordinated 32 laboratory sessions per year
  • Responsible for writing exams and weekly quizzes and maintaining consistency among teaching assistants
  • Instructed four laboratory sections per year (~30 students/section); graded quizzes and exams
  • Instructed the Honors Section of the course

Teaching Assistant
Animal Science 107: General Animal Science Lecture - 3 credits; 350 students/semester Fall 1999,

  • Lecture course in general animal science; instructor for the reproductive Spring 2000

physiology segment of the course (7 lectures); graded exams and quizzes
Animal Science 108: General Animal Science Laboratory - 1 credit; 35 students Fall 1999

  • Instructed laboratory sessions; graded quizzes and exams

Service and Extension


Academic Quadrathlon:

  • Oral Presentation judge for the University of Missouri competition (March 2005)
  • Oral Presentation judge for the University of Missouri competition (March 2004)
  • Prepared laboratory stop for the reproduction section of the local and regional laboratory practicum, assisted with quiz bowl (Texas A&M University, December, 2000 and Southern Section American Society of Animal Science Meetings, Fort Worth, TX, January, 2001)
  • Assisted with local Academic Quadrathlon laboratory practical and quiz bowl – 1999 (University of Missouri and Texas A&M University)
  • Accompanied University of Missouri's Academic Quadrathlon Team to Des Moines, IA for competition at the Midwest Section American Society of Animal Science Meetings. Assisted with laboratory practicum and quiz bowl – 1999

Service:

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Animal Science—April, 2006-present
  • Judge for Ag Week Skit Night, University of Missouri—September, 2004
  • Served on Mauro Prockner Memorial Award Selection Committee – October, 2000
  • Evaluated Junior Sales Talks for the Texas Simmental and Simbrah Futurity – June, 2000
  • Selection committee member for Select Sires/University of MO 1998 and 1999 internship

Training Schools:

  • Assisted with Select Sires Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection School, Tyler, TX – June, 2001
  • Assisted with “Back to the Basics: Farrowing School.” Columbia, Missouri – June 1998

Extension Presentations:

  • The National Swine Resource and Research Center”. Presented to the Boone County Pork Producers; Columbia, MO – March 4th, 2004
  • Cattle-Aseä effects on growth of prepuberal Romosinuano crossbred heifers.” Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day, Overton, Texas -- April, 2002
  • “Creepfeeding.” Presented to the Westphalia Young Farmers Group; Westphalia, Missouri – December, 1998
  • “Development of Strategies to Enhance Reproductive Management in Postpartum Beef Cows.” Greenley Field Day; Novelty, Missouri–August 1998
  • “The Effects of Undegraded Intake Protein on Postpartum Reproductive Performance in Primiparous Beef Heifers.” South Farms Field Day; Columbia, Missouri – June 1998

Honors and Awards


2004 ARS-USDA Performance Award; “Superior Performance in Conducting and Reporting Research in the Animal Physiology Research Unit During 2003”

2002 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Texas A&M University

2002 Dr. A. M. “Tony” Sorenson, Jr. Achievement Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in Physiology of Reproduction at Texas A&M University)

1996/1997 Charles and Thelma Van Buren Award

1995/1996 Longwell Leadership Award

1993/1994 University of Missouri Excellence Award

1993/1994 Kniep Award

Memberships and Activities


Swine in Biomedical Research Conference; January 2005

Genetics of Pig Health Symposium; November, 2003

W-173 Stress Factors of Farm Animals and Their Effects on Performance; August 2003

American Society of Animal Science; Member; 1997–present

Biannual Symposium on Reproduction; Indianapolis, IN; July 1999

International Ruminant Reproduction Conference; Colorado Springs, CO; Aug. 1998

University of Missouri Animal Science Graduate Student Association; 1997–1999

Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon Team; University of Missouri – 1996, 1997; represented the University of Missouri at the regional competition in 1997

Block and Bridle Club; University of Missouri; Served 1 term as Small Animal Chair

4-H Alumna; local, county, and state

Publications


Manuscripts

  1. J. A. Carroll, E. L. Berg, T. A. Strauch, M. P. Roberts, and H. G. Kattesh. Hormonal profiles, behavioral responses and acute growth performance following castration of pigs at 3, 6, 9, or 12 days of age. J. Anim. Sci. 84:1271-1278.
  2. S. D. Bowers, C. G. Brown, T. A. Strauch, B. S. Gandy, D. A. Neuendorff, R. D. Randel, and S. T. Willard. 2004. Artificial insemination following observational versus electronic methods of estrus detection in red deer hinds (Cervus elephus). Therio. 62:652-63.
  3. B. E. Salfen, J. A. Carroll, D. H. Keisler, and T. A. Strauch. 2004. Effects of exogenous ghrelin on feed intake, weight gain, behavior, and endocrine parameters in weanling pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 82:1957-1966.
  4. , J. A. Carroll, E. L. Berg, and B. E. Salfen. 2004. Zeranol administration to gestating sows alters sow blood serum IGF-I concentrations and improves piglet performance. J. Anim. Vet. Adv. 3:270-277.
  5. , J. A. Carroll, T. J. Fangman, C. E. Wiedmeyer, and A. K. Hambach. 2004. The acute phase response of Escherichia coli challenged pigs exhibiting a febrile response in absence of elevated TNF-α. J. Anim. Vet. Adv. 3:239-267.
  6. T. A. Strauch and J. A. Carroll. 2004. Supplementation with daidzein has little effect on the weaned pig’s response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge. J. Anim. Vet. Adv. 3:74-80.
  7. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, M. L. Wade, A. W. Lewis, D. H. Keisler, and R. D. Randel. 2003. Effects of lasalocid on circulating concentrations of leptin and insulin-like growth factor-I and reproductive performance of postpartum Brahman cows. J. Anim. Sci. 81:1363-1370.
  8. T. A. Strauch, E. J. Scholljegerdes, D. J. Patterson, M. F. Smith, M. C. Lucy, W. R. Lamberson, and J. E. Williams. 2001. Influence of undegraded intake protein on reproductive performance of primiparous beef heifers maintained on stockpiled fescue pasture. J. Anim. Sci. 79:574-581.
  9. T. A. Strauch, J. A. Carroll, C. A. Abbey, N. H. McArthur, S. K. Durham, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. Evaluation of somatotrophic gene expression and function in ¾ Angus and ¾ Brahman steers. (Accepted with revision; JANAP)

Technical Reports

  1. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, C. Cobb, J. L. Kerby, R. D. Randel, and F. M. Rouquette, Jr. 2003. Evaluation of the fibrolytic enzyme Cattle-Aseä on growth and puberty of crossbred Romosinuano and F-1 (Hereford x Brahman) heifers. 2002 Beef Cattle Research in Texas (pp. 67-70).
  2. R. J. Hollenbeck, T. M. Bryan, T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, A. W. Lewis, C. G. Brown, T. H. Welsh, Jr., and R. D. Randel. 2003. Influence of tropical adaptation on adrenal responsiveness in beef steers. 2002 Beef Cattle Research in Texas (pp. 143-145).
  3. S. T. Willard, C. Brown, T. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, S. D. Bowers, S. Gandy, K. Quagliana-Kelly, and R. D. Randel. 2002. Fallow and red deer velvet antler research: new methods for evaluating velvet antler growth and quality. Proc. 3rd World Deer Farming Congress, Austin, TX (pp. 129-135).
  4. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, M. L. Wade, A. W. Lewis, D. H. Keisler, and R. D. Randel. 2002. Leptin and IGF-I as metabolic indicators of reproductive performance. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; pp. 65-66).
  5. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, C. Cobb, J. L. Kerby, R. D. Randel, and F. M. Rouquette, Jr. 2002. Effects of the fibrolytic enzyme Cattle-Aseä on growth of prepuberal Romosinuano crossbred heifers. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; pp. 97-98).
  6. F. M. Rouquette, Jr., J. Kerby, G. Nimr, C. Cobb, D. A. Neuendorff, R. Randel, and T. A. Strauch. 2002. Stocker performance of Romosinuano crossbred steers grazing bermudagrass and receiving a supplement. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; 93-94).
  7. R. J. Hollenbeck, T. M. Bryan, T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, A. W. Lewis, C. G. Brown, T. H. Welsh, Jr., and R. D. Randel. 2002. Influence of breedtype on adrenal responsiveness to ACTH in beef steers. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; 71-72).
  8. S. T. Willard, C. G. Brown, T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, S. D. Bowers, S. Gandy, K. Quagliana-Kelly, and R. D. Randel. 2002. An evaluation of hand-held infrared thermography for determining velvet antler growth rates in red deer stags. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; pp. 99-100).
  9. S. D. Bowers, C. G. Brown, T. A. Strauch, S. Gandy, D. A. Neuendorff, R. D. Randel, and S. T. Willard. 2002. Observational versus electronic methods for the detection of estrus in farmed red deer hinds. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; pp. 101-102).
  10. C. G. Brown, D. A. Neuendorff, T. A. Strauch, A. W. Lewis, M. L. Wade, R. D. Randel, B. C. Baldwin, and M. C. Calhoun. 2002. Consumption of whole cottonseed and Easiflo™ cottonseed affect growth in red deer stags. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Field Day Report (2002-1; pp. 107-108).
  11. T. A. Strauch, E. J. Scholljegerdes, D. J. Patterson, M. F. Smith, M. C. Lucy, W. R. Lamberson, and J. E. Williams. 1999. Effects of undegraded intake protein supplementation on reproductive performance in primiparous beef heifers. University of Missouri Animal Sciences Departmental Report, pp. 35-39.

Abstracts

  1. M. W. Blanton, B. H. Johnstone, J. L. Mund, P. I. Rogers, T. A. Strauch, R. S. Prather, L. K. Riley, and K. L. March. 2006. Vascularization During Tissue Injury Repair is Enhanced by Topical Treatment with Adipose Stromal Cells. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL.
  2. L. K. Riley, J. K. Critser, R. S. Prather, and T. Strauch. The National Swine Resource and Research Center. 2005. Presented at the International Conference on Pig Reproduction, Rolduc, Netherlands.
  3. L. K. Riley, J. K. Critser, R. Prather, and T. Strauch. The National Swine Resource and Research Center. 2005. Proceedings from the Swine in Biomedical Research Conference, pg. 42.
  4. T. A. Strauch and J. A. Carroll. Supplementation with daidzein has little effect on the weaned pig’s response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge. J. Anim. Sci. 82 (Suppl. 2): 35.
  5. E. L. Berg, J. A. Carroll, and T. A. Strauch. Growth performance, hormone profiles, and behavioral responses following castration of piglets. J. Anim. Sci. 82 (Suppl. 2): 35.
  6. B. E. Salfen, J. A. Carroll, D. H. Keisler, and T. A. Strauch. Effects of exogenous ghrelin on feed intake, weight gain, behavior and endocrine parameters in weanling pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 82 (Suppl. 2): 89-90.
  7. J. A. Carroll, E. L. Berg, and T. A. Strauch. 2003. Piglet age at castration influences serum cortisol profiles but does not affect acute growth performance. Presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Fremantle, Western Australia, November, 2003.
  8. T. A. Strauch, J. A. Carroll, E. L. Berg, and B. E. Salfen. 2003. Effects of Ralgro implantation to gestating sows on sow and piglet performance and components of the somatotrophic axis. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1): 94.
  9. R. J. Hollenbeck, D. A. Neuendorff, A. W. Lewis, T. A. Strauch, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2003. Breedtype influences adrenal responsiveness to corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) in beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1): 103.
  10. C. G. Brown, D. A. Neuendorff, T. A. Strauch, A. W. Lewis, B. C. Baldwin, M. C. Calhoun, and R. D. Randel. 2003. Comparison of circulating gossypol of two deer species consuming fuzzy whole or EasifloTM cottonseed. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 2): 26.
  11. T. A. Strauch, J. A. Carroll, T. J. Fangman, C. E. Wiedmeyer, and A. K. Hambach. 2003. Immune system response in Escherichia coli challenged pigs exhibiting a febrile response in absence of elevated TNF-α. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 2): 90.
  12. J. E. Stegner, T. A. Strauch, J. E. Williams, P. A. Kunkel, K. D. Switzer, D. E. Broek D. J. Patterson and M. F. Smith. 2003. The University of Missouri internship in reproductive management of beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 2): 110.
  13. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, M. L. Wade, A. W. Lewis, D. H. Keisler, and R. D. Randel. 2002. Effects of lasalocid on serum concentrations of IGF-I: Correlations among serum concentrations of IGF-I, leptin and reproductive performance of postpartum Brahman cows. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 1): 65.
  14. R. J. Hollenbeck, T. M. Bryan, T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, A. W. Lewis, C. G. Brown, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2002. Breedtype influences adrenal responsiveness to ACTH in beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 1): 65.
  15. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, C. Cobb, J. L. Kerby, R. D. Randel, and F. M. Rouquette, Jr. 2002. Effects of the fibrolytic enzyme preparation Cattle-Aseä on growth of prepuberal crossbred heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 1): 102.
  16. T. A. Strauch, D. A. Neuendorff, C. G. Brown, M. L. Wade, A. W. Lewis, D. H. Keisler, and R. D. Randel. 2002. Effects of lasalocid on leptin concentration and reproductive performance of postpartum Brahman cows. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 2): 19.
  17. T. A. Strauch, C. A. Abbey, J. W. Koch, S. R. Tatman, C. C. Chase, Jr., R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2002. Expression of mRNA for growth hormone receptor, IGF-I, FSH-receptor, and LH-receptor in testis tissue of Angus, Brahman, and Romosinuano bulls. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 2): 19.
  18. C. G. Brown, D. A. Neuendorff, T. A. Strauch, A. W. Lewis, M. L. Wade, B. C. Baldwin, M. C. Calhoun, and R. D. Randel. 2002. Consumption of whole cottonseed affects growth in red deer stags. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 2): 30.
  19. S. Bowers, C. Brown, S. Gandy, M. Wade, T. Strauch, D. Neuendorff, R. Randel, and S. Willard. 2002. Antlerogenesis in red deer stags: Relationships between velvet antler growth rates and temperature measurements. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 2): 31.
  20. S. Bowers, C. Brown, T. Strauch, S. Gandy, D. Neuendorff, R. Randel, and S. Willard. 2002. Observational versus electronic methods for the detection of estrus in red deer hinds. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (Suppl. 2): 31.
  21. T. A. Strauch, J. W. Koch, S. R. Tatman, C. C. Chase, Jr., C. A. Abbey, T. M. Bryan, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2001. Evaluation of somatotrophic axis gene expression and function in Angus, Romosinuano, and Brahman bulls. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 1): 230.
  22. J. W. Koch, C. C. Chase, Jr., S. R. Tatman, D. A. Neuendorff, T. W. Wilson, T. A. Strauch, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2001. Comparison of endocrine and reproductive tissue weights in tropically-adapted Bos taurus, temperate Bos taurus and tropically-adapted Bos indicus bull. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2): 4.
  23. T. A. Strauch, J. A. Carroll, C. A. Abbey, N. H. McArthur, S. K. Durham, M. C. Lucy, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2001. Evaluation of somatotrophic gene expression and function in ¾ Angus or Brahman steers. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2): 19.
  24. C. G. Brown, T. D. A. Forbes, S. S. Sickenius, C. M. Hensarling, T. A. Strauch, J. W. Koch, S. R. Tatman, D. M. Stocco, T. H. Welsh, and R. D. Randel. 2001. Effects of supplementation or dietary additives on seminiferous tubules and testicular steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein in goats consuming Acacia berlandieri. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2): 23.
  25. T. A. Strauch, T. D. A. Forbes, C. A. Abbey, S. S. Sickenius, C. M. Hensarling, M. C. Lucy, R. D. Randel, and T. H. Welsh, Jr. 2001. Effects of supplementation or dietary additives on the somatotrophic axis in male goats consuming Acacia berlandieri. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2): 28.
  26. C. G. Brown, T. D. A. Forbes, S. S. Sickenius, T. A. Strauch, S. R. Tatman, K. N. Livingston, T. H. Welsh, and R. D. Randel. 2000. Effects of supplementation or dietary additives on testis function in goats consuming acacia berlandieri. J. Anim. Sci. 78 (Suppl. 2): 20.
  27. T. A. Strauch, E. J. Scholljegerdes, D. J. Patterson, M. F. Smith, M. C. Lucy, W. R. Lamberson, and J. E. Williams. 1999. Effects of supplementation with undegraded intake protein pre- and postpartum on reproductive performance in primiparous heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 77 (Suppl. 1): 242.
  28. T. A. Strauch, J. E. Williams, M. F. Smith, P. A. Kunkle, R. F. Hill, G. K. Bates, and D. J. Patterson. 1999. Undergraduate internship in reproductive management of beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 77 (Suppl. 1): 276.
  29. T. A. Strauch, D. J. Patterson, E. J. Scholljegerdes, M. S. Kerley, and J. E. Williams. 1998. Effects of undegraded intake protein on reproductive performance of primiparous heifers fed low quality forage. J. Anim. Sci. 76 (Suppl. 1): 272.