Burim Ametaj

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
burim.ametaj@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9841
Address
4-10G Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degree 

PhD, Iowa State University 

Job/Research Area 

Ruminant Nutritional Immunology, and Member of AVRI Council 

Committee Involvement 

Administrative Involvement: Faculty Animal Policy and Welfare Committee


Research

Dr. Ametaj received his doctorate degree in nutritional immunology from Iowa State University and did three postdoctoral trainings at Iowa State University, Purdue University, and Cornell University before joining University of Alberta in 2004. Dr. Ametaj’s research interest is in the area of nutritional immunology. His long-term goals are to study the relationship between nutrition and immune responses and their contribution in development of production diseases in ruminant animals as well as in developing new strategies to curb down the high incidence of transition diseases in dairy cattle. Dr. Ametaj’s research areas include: 1) studying the etiology and pathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; 2) determining dairy cattle metabolome in four major fluids (milk, plasma, urine, and rumen fluid), 2) developing a new vaccine for prevention of transition cow diseases, 3) using probiotics to prevent uterine infections and improve reproductive and productive performance of dairy cows; 4) studying cow’s health during transitioning from the conventional into the organic system of management; and 5) developing new cereal grain processing technologies to improve health and productivity of ruminant animals. 

Courses

AFNS 520 - Ruminant Physiology and Metabolic Diseases

A discussion-based course on current literature in digestive physiology, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases of ruminant animals. Offered only in odd numbered years. Prerequisite: *3 in each of Nutrition and Physiology.

Winter Term 2021
AN SC 310 - Physiology of Domestic Animals

Fundamental principles of regulation and maintenance of the internal environment. Includes a review of mechanisms providing for homeorrhesis and well-being of domestic animals in response to changes in the external environment (e.g., light, temperature, social). Prerequisites: BIOL 107 and *6 in university-level chemistry.

Fall Term 2020
AN SC 375 - Animal Health and Disease

Principles of maintaining healthy animals, and an examination of current issues related to animal health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health and may impact international trade and export. Principles and mechanisms of immunity, disease surveillance, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, management and economic impact of specific diseases and risks of bioterrorism. Prerequisite: AN SC 100 and (AN SC 101 or 200) or consent of instructor. AN SC 310 or PHYSL 210 or (ZOOL 241 and 242) are recommended.

Winter Term 2021
NU FS 300 - Fundamentals of Dairy Science

Physiology of lactation, Biosynthesis and properties of milk components. Physical, chemical, microbiological, technological and nutritional aspects of milk. Prerequisite: *3 BIOCH.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Characterisation of bacterial microbiota of the vagina of dairy cows and isolation of pediocin-producing Pediococcus acidilactici
Author(s): Wang, Y., B. N. Ametaj, D. J. Ambrose, and M. Gänzle
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: BMC Microbioloy
Page Numbers: 19

Effects of prepartal oronasal administration of lipopolysaccharide on milk composition and productivity of transition Holstein cows
Author(s): Iqbal, S., Q. Zebeli, D. A. Mansmann, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Open J. Anim. Sci.
Volume: 3
Page Numbers: 200-209

Intermittently-induced endotoxemia did not affect plasma metabolites, but increased cortisol and body temperature in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., S. Shivaraman, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Res. Vet. Sci.

Linking rumen disorders to immunity in cattle: old and new paradigms
Author(s): Zebeli, Q, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Alb. J. Agric. Sci.
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 57-60

Oral administration of lipopolysaccharide and lipoteichoic acid prepartum modulated reactants of innate and humoral immunity in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Iqbal, S., Q. Zebeli, D. A. Mansmann, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Innate Immun.

Oral challenge with increasing doses of LPS modulated the patterns of plasma metabolites and minerals in periparturient dairy cows.
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., D. Mansmann, S. Shivaraman, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Innate Immun.
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 298-314

Oronasal administration of lipopolysaccharide prepartum modulated plasma metabolite patterns in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Iqbal, S., Q. Zebeli, D. A. Mansmann, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Open J. Anim. Sci.
Volume: 3
Page Numbers: 184-192

Peripartal alterations of calcitonin-gene-related peptide and minerals in dairy cows affected by milk fever.
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Vet. Clin. Pathol.
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 70-77

Profiles of energy metabolites and haptoglobin in dairy cows under organic management in Alberta farms
Author(s): Odhiambo, J. F., U. Farooq, S. Iqbal, D. Mansmann, Q. Zebeli, S. M. Dunn, B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Open J. Anim. Sci.
Volume: 3
Issue: 2

The bovine ruminal fluid metabolome
Author(s): Saleem, F., B. N. Ametaj, S. Bouatra, R. Mandal, S. M. Dunn, and D. S. Wishart
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Metabolomics
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 360-378

A metabolomics approach to uncover the effects of grain diets on rumen health in dairy cows
Author(s): Saleem, F., B. N. Ametaj, S. Bouatra, R. Mandal, Q. Zebeli, S. M. Dunn, and D. S. Wishart
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J. Dairy Sci.
Volume: 95
Page Numbers: 6606-6623

Barley grain-based diets treated with lactic acid and heat modulated plasma metabolites and innate immune response in dairy cows
Author(s): Iqbal, S., Q. Zebeli, A. Mazzolari, S. M. Dunn, W. Z. Yang, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J. Animal. Sci.
Volume: 90
Page Numbers: 3143-3152

Intraruminal infusion of Megasphera elsdenii modulates rumen volatile fatty acid patterns in lactating dairy cows
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., Terrill, S., A. Mazzolari, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J. Dairy Res.
Volume: 79
Page Numbers: 16-25

Meeting the challenges of improving health in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Ametaj, B. N., Q. Zebeli, S. Iqbal, and S. M. Dunn
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Advances in Dairy Technol.
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 287-317

Meta-analysis reveals the threshold level of dietary concentrate that triggers systemic inflammation in cattle
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., B. U. Metzler-Zebeli, F. Klevenhusen, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J. Dairy Sci.
Volume: 95
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 2662-2672

Repeated oral administration of lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli 0111:B4 modulated humoral immune responses in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Ametaj, B. N., Q. Zebeli, Q., S. Sivaraman, and S. M. Dunn
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Innate Immunity
Volume: 18
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 638-647

Role of physically effective fiber and estimation of dietary fiber adequacy in high-producing dairy cattle
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., J. R. Aschenbach, H. Steingass, M. Rodehutscord, B. N. Ametaj, and W. Drochner
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: J. Dairy Sci.
Volume: 95
Page Numbers: 1041-1056

Treating barley grain with lactic acid and heat prevented sub-acute ruminal acidosis and increased milk fat content in dairy cows
Author(s): Iqbal, S., A. Mazzolari, Q. Zebeli, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Anim. Feed Sci. Technol.
Volume: 172
Page Numbers: 141-149

Intermittently-induced endotoxemia triggered metabolic and immunological alterations typically associated with displaced abomasum and retained placenta in periparturient dairy cows
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: J. Dairy Sci.
Volume: 94
Issue: 10
Page Numbers: 4968-4983

Intraruminal infusion of Megasphera elsdenii modulates rumen volatile fatty acid patterns in lactating dairy cows
Author(s): Zebeli, Q., Terrill, S., A. Mazzolari, S. M. Dunn, and B. N. Ametaj
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: J. Dairy Res.