Craig N. Coon

Craig N. Coon

Poultry Nutritionist

(DREX)-Director Experiment Station

(POSC)-Poultry Science

Phone: 479-575-4134

Fax: 479-575-8775

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  • Broiler breeder nutrition with emphasis on nutrient partitioning for both meat gain and hatching egg production
  • Other areas include nutrient utilization, environmental interactions with nutrition, feedstuff evaluation, and amino acid metabolism
  • ANSC/POSC 5143 Biochemical Nutrition
  • ANSC/POSC 5152 Amino Acid and Protein Nutrition and Metabolism
  • ANSC/POSC 402/502 Companion Animal Nutrition (special topic)
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, 1973
  • M.S., Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, 1970
  • B.S., Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 1966
  • Sun, J.M., M.P. Richards, R.W. Rosebrough, C.M. Ashwell, J.P. McMurtry, and C.N. Coon. 2006. The relationship of body composition, feed intake, and metabolic hormones for broiler breeder females. Poult. Sci. 85:1173-1184.
  • Coon, C., M. Manangi, and S. Seong. 2007. The determination of retainable phosphorus, relative biological availability and relative biological value of phosphorus sources for broilers. Poult. Sci. 86:857-868.
  • Manangi, M., D. Clark, and C. Coon. 2007. Improved colostomy technique and excrement (urine) collection device for broilers and broiler breeder hens. Poult. Sci. 86:698-704.
  • Lu, J., J. McMurtry, and C. Coon. 2007. Developmental changes of plasma insulin, glucagon, insulin-like growth factors, thyroid hormones and glucose concentrations in chick embryos and hatched chicks. Poult. Sci. 86:673-683.
  • de Beer, M., R.W. Rosebrough, B.A. Russell, S.M. Poch, M.P. Richards, and C.N. Coon. 2007. An examination of the role of feeding regimens in regulating metabolism during the broiler breeder grower period.  1. hepatic lipid metablism. Poult. Sci. 86:1726-1738.
  • de Beer, M. and C.N. Coon. 2007. The effect of different feed restriction programs on reproductive performance, efficiency, frame size, and uniformity in broiler breeder hens. Poult. Sci. 86: 1927-1939.
  • Manangi, M.K., and C.N. Coon. 2007. The effect of calcium carbonate particle size and solubility on the utilization of phosphorus from phytase for broilers. International J. Poult. Sci. 6 (2): 85-90.
  • de Beer, M., J.P. McMurtry, D.M. Brocht, and C.N. Coon. 2008. An examination of the role of feeding regimens in regulating metabolism during the broiler breeder grower period. 2. Plasma hormones and metabolites. Poult. Sci. 87:264-275.
  • Manangi, M.K. and C.N. Coon. 2008. Phytate phosphorus hydrolysis in broilers in response to dietary phytase, calcium, and phosphorus concentrations. Poult. Sci. 87:1577-1586.
  • Faculty member involved in research, teaching and extension at the University of Maryland, Washington State University and the University of Minnesota
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Reading in 1987
  • Visiting Professor at the Poultry Research Institute in Roslin, Scotland in 1991
  • Joined the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science in 1997 as the recipient of the Arkansas Poultry Federation Endowed Chair