Texas A&M University
Luis Orlindo Tedeschi, PhD, PAS
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Dr. Luis O. Tedeschi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Texas AgriLife Research. He is also a member of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition. He received his bachelor's degree in Agronomy Engineer from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) at Escola Superior de Agricutura "Luiz de Queiroz", campus Piracicaba, in 1991, his MS degree in Animal and Forage Sciences from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) at Escola Superior de Agricutura "Luiz de Queiroz", campus Piracicaba, in 1996, and his PhD degree in Animal Science from Cornell University (NY) in 2001. Prior to joining Texas A&M University in 2005, Dr. Tedeschi was a Research Associate at Cornell University (NY) from 2002 to 2005.

Dr. Tedeschi conducts research on energy and nutrient requirements of grazing and feedlot animals, growth biology and bioenergetics, chemical composition and kinetics of fermentation of feeds, modeling and simulation of decision support systems, and evaluation of models (http://nutritionmodels.tamu.edu). He has also collaborated with several researchers overseas to develop models for small ruminants (sheep and goats). He utilizes System Dynamics concepts applied to nutrition.

Dr. Tedeschi has been an active developer of submodels and contributor to the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System and the Cattle Value Discovery System. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and presented in more than 70 conferences and workshops worldwide on modeling nutrition. Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, Brazilian Society of Animal Science, Feed Analysis Consortium, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and System Dynamics Society.

Contact Information

Department of Animal Science
230 Kleberg Center
2471 TAMU

Phone: 979-845-5065

Email: luis.tedeschi@tamu.edu

Courses

ANSC 604 - Ruminant Nutrition (2005 - present)

NUTR 681 - Nutrition Seminar (2006 - 2010)

ANSC 624 - Precision Diet Formulation (2007 - present)

ANSC 489/689 - Comparative Ruminant Production (2011 - present)