Doug Korver

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
doug.korver@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3990
Address
3-10L Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, University of California

Job/Research Area

Poultry Nutrition


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

Doug’s research program has a strong applied research focus; relevance to the poultry industry remains an important consideration in his approach to research. In addition to practical research on feedstuff quality and dietary supplement evaluation in poultry diets, Doug’s work focuses on nutrition-immune function interactions and bone biology in meat- and egg-type poultry. In addition, he has conducted field research trials in commercial poultry facilities in Canada, Colombia and Ecuador. In 2016, he spent a 6-month sabbatical in Colombia, working with a major broiler integrator. He is currently part of the National Research Council’s committee to revise and update the 1994 Nutrient Requirements of Poultry.


Teaching

Doug currently teaches introductory animal nutrition (ANSC 260 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition) and monogastric nutrition (ANSC 462 Mongastric Nutrition) courses at the undergraduate level, and is a co-instructor for a graduate-level course in advanced animal nutrition and metabolism (AFNS 569 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism). In addition, he periodically supervises independent study courses at the undergraduate (ANSC 400) and graduate (AFNS 500) levels.

Courses

AFNS 562 - Swine Nutrition

Nutrient utilization and requirements, feed ingredients, and applied feeding program. Feed formulation strategies and current topics in swine nutrition will be discussed in detail. Not to be taken if credit received for AN SC 462. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2021
AFNS 563 - Poultry Nutrition

Nutritional requirements, feeding programs, and feed ingredients used for poultry. Feed formulation strategies and current topics in poultry nutrition will be discussed extensively. Not to be taken if credit received for AN SC 462, AN SC 463, or AFNS 515. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

Winter Term 2021
AFNS 569 - Advanced Animal Metabolism

A discussion-based course on selected topics in energy and nitrogen digestion and metabolism in domestic animals. Normally offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: 400 level animal nutrition course and consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2020
AN SC 260 - Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

Function, metabolism, homeostasis, requirements and sources of nutrients and energy for animals. Laboratory will involve principles of diet formulation. Prerequisite: *3 BIOL or *3 CHEM.

Fall Term 2020
AN SC 400 - Individual Study

Project or reading course supervised by a Faculty member, requiring preparation of a comprehensive report. Prerequisites: Third year standing or higher and consent of Department. Note: May be taken more than once if topic is different.

Fall Term 2020
AN SC 462 - Monogastric Nutrition

Nutrient utilization and requirements, feed ingredients and applied feeding programs for poultry and swine. Feed formulation strategies and current topics in poultry and swine nutrition will be discussed in detail. Not to be taken if credit received for AN SC 463. Prerequisite: AN SC 260, *3 NUTR, or NU FS 305. Corequisite: AN SC 311 or *6 PHYSL.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Effects of dietary calcium and available phosphorus levels and phytase supplementation on performance, bone mineral density, serum biochemical bone markers in aged white egg-laying hens
Author(s): 1. Bello, A., Y. Dersjant-Li and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 8/1/2020
Publication: Poultry Science
Page Numbers: In press
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.06.082
Effects of phytase supplementation on eggshell and bone quality, and phosphorus and calcium digestibility in laying hens from 25 to 37 wk of age
Author(s): Pongmanee, K., I. Kühn, and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 5/1/2020
Publication: Poultry Science
Page Numbers: In press
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2019.12.051
Accumulation of genetic variants associated with immunity in the selective breeding of broilers
Author(s): Zou, A., K. Nadeau, P. W. Wang, J. Y. Lee, D. S. Guttman, S. Sharif, D. R. Korver, J. H. Brumell, and J. Parkinson
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: BMC Genetics
Volume: 21
Page Numbers: 1-14
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-020-0807-z
Spectrum lighting during pullet rearing and its impact on subsequent production performance in layers
Author(s): Takeshima, K., C. Hanlon, B. Sparling, D. R. Korver, and G. Y. Bédécarrats
Publication Date: 12/1/2019
Publication: Journal of Applied Poultry Research
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 1262-1278

Energy partitioning by broiler breeder hens in conventional daily-restricted feeding and precision feeding systems
Author(s): Hadinia, S. H., P. R. O. Carneiro, D. R. Korver, and M. J. Zuidhof
Publication Date: 12/1/2019
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 6721-6732

The efficacy of 2 phytases on inositol phosphate degradation in different segments of the gastrointestinal tract, calcium and phosphorus digestibility, and bone quality of broilers
Author(s): 8. Bello, A., Y. Dersjant-Li, and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 5789-5800

Long-term effects of Buttiauxella sp. phytase on performance, eggshell quality, apparent ileal Ca and P digestibility, and bone properties of white egg layers
Author(s): Bello, A., and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 10/1/2019
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 4848-4859

Informal nutrition symposium: critical update on net energy research and implementation status in poultry
Author(s): Korver, D. R. and C. R. Angel
Publication Date: 9/1/2019
Publication: Journal of Applied Poultry Research
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 497-498

Influences of trace mineral nutrition and maternal flock age on broiler embryo bone development
Author(s): 9. Torres, C. A., and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 97
Page Numbers: 2996-3003

Physiological response of broiler embryos to different incubator temperature profiles and maternal flock age during incubation. 1. Embryonic metabolism and day-old chick quality
Author(s): 10. Hamidu, J. A., C. A. Torres, M. L. Johnson-Dahl, and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 97
Page Numbers: 2934-3946

Practical assessment and management of foot pad dermatitis in commercial broiler chickens: A field study
Author(s): Hunter, J. M., S. A. Anders, T. Crowe, D. R. Korver, and C. J. Bench
Publication Date: 12/1/2017
Publication: Journal of Applied Poultry Research
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 593–604

Opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing Part I: Effect on the musculoskeletal characteristics of pullets
Author(s): Casey-Trott, T., D. Korver, M. Guerin, V. Sandilands, S. Torrey, and T. Widowski
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 2509–2517

Opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing Part II: Long-term effects on bone characteristics of adult laying hens at the end-of-lay
Author(s): Casey-Trott, T., D. Korver, M. Guerin, V. Sandilands, S. Torrey and T. Widowski
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 2518–2527

Behaviour, growth performance, foot pad quality, bone density and carcass traits of broiler chickens reared with barrier perches and fed different dietary crude protein levels
Author(s): Bench, C. J., M.A. Oryschak D.R. Korver, and E. Beltranena
Publication Date: 6/1/2017
Publication: Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Volume: 97
Page Numbers: 268–280

The effect of maternal canthaxanthin supplementation and hen age on indices of chick early innate immune function
Author(s): Johnson-Dahl, M. L., M. J. Zuidhof and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 3/1/2017
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 634-646

SHORT COMMUNICATION: Oxidized sub-bituminous coal water additive has no adverse effect on growth performance or water consumption of growing broilers
Author(s): Bench, C., M. Oryschak and Doug Korver
Publication Date: 12/1/2016
Publication: Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 466–470

MHC variability in heritage chicken breeds
Author(s): Fulton, J. E., A. R Lund, A. M. McCarron, K. Pinegar, D. R. Korver, H. L. Classen, S. Aggrey, C. Utterbach, N. B. Anthony, M. E. Berres
Publication Date: 2/1/2016
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 95
Page Numbers: 393-399

The effect of hen age and maternal vitamin D source on performance, hatchability, bone mineral density, and progeny in vitro early innate immune function
Author(s): Saunders-Blades, J. L. and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 6/1/2015
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 1233–1246

The effect of maternal vitamin D source on broiler hatching egg quality, hatchability, and progeny bone mineral density and performance
Author(s): Saunders-Blades, J. L. and D. R. Korver
Publication Date: 12/1/2014
Publication: Journal of Applied Poultry Research
Volume: 23
Page Numbers: 773–783

Growth, efficiency, and yield of commercial broilers from 1957, 1978, and 2005
Author(s): Zuidhof, M. J., B. L. Schneider, V. L. Carney, D. R. Korver, and F. E. Robinson
Publication Date: 12/1/2014
Publication: Poultry Science
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 2970–2982