Phone: (860) 486-0803
Office: George White Building, Room 212A
My current research program is focused in two areas: dairy cattle nutrition and milk quality. Research in the area of dairy cattle nutrition involves developing feeding systems that optimize the use of dietary energy and protein for growth and milk production, including the use of by-product feeds and evaluating methods to measure dietary adequacy. Research in the area of milk quality focuses on critical issues that affect the quality of milk at the farm level. Presently, I am evaluating the performance of antibiotic residue screening tests for the detection of antibiotic residues in milk.
Future research in the area of nutrition is to investigate the effect of breed of cattle (Holstein versus Jersey cattle) on the utilization of energy and protein for milk production. In the area of milk quality, I am planning to conduct epidemiological studies on trends in mastitis and udder health and focus research in the area of mastitis prevention.
Dr. Andrew is also advisor of the UConn Dairy Club.
|ANSC 1111||Principles of Animal Nutritoin and Feeding (Regional Campuses)|
ANSC 2690/ SAAS 290
|Animal Science Field Excursions: New England Regional Dairy Travel Course|
|Global One Health: Irish and US Perspectives|
|Advanced Animal Nutrition|
|Advanced Animal Nutrition|
|Advanced Animal Nutrition|
Dr. Sheila Andrew, Animal Science Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, is currently exploring ways to keep Northeast dairy farms up and running. Read more about Dr. Andrew and her research into long-term solutions for today's toughest problems.
National/International Committee Activities
- Developed a symposium for the 2012 Annual meeting of ADSA/ASAS.
- Award for Excellence in Mastitis Research, Chair of Selection Committee and wrote citations for winner
- Also initiated the location for the conference to be Portland, ME, July 23-24, 2013.
Regional Committee Activities
University Committee Activities
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees:
External Review Activities
Ad hoc Reviewer for US and European Journals (18 reviews)
4-H Youth Activities
(1996 – current)
Quizbowl Moderator for Eastern States Exposition Dairy 4-H Quizbowl
4-H Dairy General Knowledge Test
I develop, administer and grade the 50-question general knowledge test for dairy 4-H delegates, ~ 210 delegates
4-H Dairy Judging Contest
I assist in scoring the contests
4-H Dairy Awards Program
I announce and present the awards to delegates
Connecticut 4-H Program
FFA/High School Service Activities
Vocational agricultural high school student learned research techniques associated with evaluating a novel method to detect mastitis in dairy cows. This was a component of her science learning program. July, 2012.
Other Service/Outreach Activities
Rudolph, Alexander. 2016. Effect of Staphylococcus Aureus subclinical mastitis on milk neutrophil apoptotic gene expression. UConn University Scholar Honor’s Thesis. (thesis advisor)
Notestine, Julie. 2015. Validation of ultrasound imaging for detection of mastitis in dairy cattle. UConn Honor’s thesis. (thesis advisor)
Andrew, S., Wichmann, F., Handelsman, J., Udikovik-Kolic, N. (2014). Reply to "The natural environment may be the most important source of antibiotic resistance genes". (4th ed., pp. 1): MBio. August 5, 2014.
Alexander, E. J. Riesen, S. Andrew. 2013. Investigations in Early Detection and Diagnosis of Mastitis Utilizing Ultrasound Technology. University of Connecticut Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation. April 13, 2013.
Andrew, S. A. 2013. The Economic Impact of Mastitis. Presented at the Tennessee Dairy Feed Master Program. February 20, 2013. Presentation and publication
Andrew, S. A. 2013. Preventing milk residues is everyone’s job. Special Insert in Hoard’s Dairyman, January, 2013. This is the major dairy producer’s magazine. Publication.
Proietto, R.L., L.S. Hinckley, L.K. Fox, and S. M. Andrew. 2013. Evaluation of a clay-based acidic bedding conditioner for dairy cattle bedding. J. Dairy Sci. 96:1044-1053.
**This article was selected to be highlighted in the February on-line Journal web-site.
Andrew, S. A. 2012. Utilizing Ultrasound for Mastitis Detection, Presented at the Annual Dairy Veterinarian Northeast US Meeting, Cooperstown, NY. September, 18, 2012. Presentation and Publication.
Wichman, F. S. Andrew, and J. Handelsman. 2012. Effect of antibiotic use in dairy production on antibiotic resistance and microbial communities in manure. 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME 14), August 19, 2012.
Baskaran, S. A., G. W. Kazmer, L. Hinckley, S. M. Andrew, and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2009. Antibacterial effect of plant-derived antimicrobials on major bacterial mastitis pathogens in vitro. J. Dairy Sci. 92: 1423-1429.
Andrew S.M., Moyes K.M., Borm A.A., Fox L.K., Leslie K.E., Hogan J.S., Oliver S.P., Schukken Y.H., Owens W.E., Norman C. 2009. Factors associated with the risk of antibiotic residues and intramammary pathogen presence in milk from heifers administered prepartum intramammary antibiotic therapy. Vet. Microbiol. Feb 16;134(1-2):150-6.
Rezamand P., T. A. Hoagland, K. M. Moyes, L. K. Silbart, and S. M. Andrew. 2007. Energy Status, Lipid-Soluble Vitamins, and Acute Phase Proteins in Periparturient Holstein and Jersey Dairy Cows with or without Sub-Clinical Mastitis. J. Dairy Sci. 90: 5097-5107.
Rezamand, P., S. M. Andrew, and T. A. Hoagland. 2007. The Feeding Value of Extruded Corn Grain in a Corn-silage Based Ration for High Producing Holstein Cows and Heifers during Mid-lactation. J. Dairy Sci. (in press)
Borm, A. A., L.K. Fox, K. E. Leslie. J. S. Hogan, S. M. Andrew, K. M. Moyes, SP. Oliver, Y.H. Schukken, D.D. Hancock, C. T. Gaskins, W. E. Owens and C. Norman. 2006. Effects of prepartum intramammary antibiotic therapy on udder health, milk production, and reproductive performance in dairy heifers. J. Dairy Sci. 89:2090-2098.
Steinman, K.J., S. M. Andrew, A. A. Borm, L.K. Fox, K. E. Leslie, J.S. Hogan, S.P. Oliver, Y.H. Schukken, W. E. Owens and C. Norman. 2005. Prepartum intramammary antibiotic therapy: Effect on risk of antibiotic residues in milk from dairy heifers. Pp. 688-693 In: Mastitis in Dairy Production, Ed. H. Hogeveen, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
A. A. Borm, L.K. Fox, K. E. Leslie, J.S. Hogan S. M. Andrew, S.P. Oliver, Y.H. Schukken, and D. D. Hancock, C.T. Gaskins, W.E. Owens, and C. Norman. 2005. Prepartum intramammary antibiotic therapy: Effects on udder health, milk production and reproductive performance in dairy heifers. Pp. 364-369 In: Mastitis in Dairy Production, Ed. H. Hogeveen, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
Tian, XC, Kubota C, Sakashita K, Izaike Y, Okano R, Tabara N, Curchoe C, Jacob L, Zhang Y, Smith S, Bormann C, Xu J, Andrew S, Yang X. 2005. Meat and milk compositions of bovine clones. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:6261-6266.
Scheifele, PM, Andrew S, Cooper, RA, Darre, M, Musiek, FE and Max, L. 2005. Indication of a Lombard vocal response in the St. Lawrence River Beluga. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117:1486-1492.
Fox, L.K., A.A. Borm, K.E. Leslie, J.H. Hogan, S.M. Andrew S.P. Oliver, Y.H. Schukken, W.E. Owens, and C. Norman. 2004. Effect of prepartum antibiotic therapy in heifers on milk production and mastitis postpartum. P. 114-121, In Proceedings of the 43th Annual National Mastitis Council Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
Andrew, S. M. 2002. Antibiotic Residues in Animal-Based Foods. In: Current Topics in Food Safety in Animal Agriculture, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA.
Rastani, R. R., S. M. Andrew, S. A. Zinn and C. J. Sniffen. 2001. Body composition and energy balance in Jersey and Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 84:1050-1060.
Andrew, S.M. 2001. Effect of composition of colostrum and transition milk from Holstein heifers on specificity rates of antibiotic residue tests. J. Dairy Sci. 84:100-106
Andrew, S.M. 2000. Effect of fat and protein content of milk from individual cows on the specificity rates of antibiotic residue screening tests. J. Dairy Sci. 83:2992-2997.
Andrew, S.M. 1997. Antibiotic residue tests for individual cows - An update. Proc. 36th Annual Meeting of the National Mastitis Council, Feb 16-19. p 191-201.
Andrew, S. M., R. A. Frobish, M. J. Paape and L. J. Maturin. 1997. Evaluation of selected antibiotic residue screening tests for milk from individual cows and examination of factors affecting the probability of false positive outcomes. J. Dairy Sci. 80:3050-3057.