William A. Dozier
Department Head, Executive Director of the Miller Center & Professor
Department Heads & Managers / Poultry Science
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302E Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
- June 2000 Ph.D Poultry Science — Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
- December 1997 M.S. Animal Science — University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- December 1992 B.S. Animal and Dairy Science — Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
- 2008 – Present Professor, Auburn University
- 2004 – 2008 Research Animal Scientist, USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit
- 2000 – 2004 Extension Poultry Scientist and Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
HONORS AND AWARDS
- National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award. 2013.
Annual Meeting of the Poultry Science Association, San Diego, California
- American Feed Industry Association Poultry Nutrition Research Award, 2012.
Annual Meeting of the Poultry Science Association, Athens, Georgia
- Superior Technology Transfer Award, 2008.
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C.
- Honorable Mention for Excellence in Technology Transfer, 2007.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium Southeast Region, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Early Career Scientist Award, 2007.
Mid-South Area, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C.
- Hy-Line International Research Award, 2006.
Annual Meeting of the Poultry Science Association, Edmonton, Canada
- Poultry Science Association
- World’s Poultry Science Association
Research efforts have focused on defining nutritional needs of broilers and the use of alternative ingredients and exogenous enzymes, which can lower feed costs. Dr. Dozier’s emphasis on broiler research has been practical and application oriented, so as to benefit the broiler industry both here in the USA and abroad. Through his numerous papers on the metabolizable energy and amino acid requirements of broilers, the industry has been able to formulate diets closer to the birds requirement, improving performance and saving considerably in the cost of production. Hence, his research efforts has had a considerable impact on broiler production.
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
- POUL 5050 – Poultry Feeding
- POUL 6050 – Advanced Poultry Feeding
- Dozier W. A., III, K. McCafferty, and J. B. Hess. 2017. Growth and meat yield responses of male broilers fed diets formulated with distillers dried grains with solubles varying in ether extract content and inclusion rate during a 49 day production period. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 26:23-37
- Lindblom, S. C., W. A. Dozier, III, G. C. Shurson, and B. J. Kerr. 2017. Digestibility of energy and lipids in nursey pigs fed commercially available lipids. J. Anim. Sci. 95:239-247
- Perryman, K. R., H. V. Masey O’Neill, M. R. Bedford, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2017. Methodology affects measures of phosphorus availability in growing broilers. 1. Effects of calcium feeding strategy and dietary adaptation period length on true ileal phosphorus digestibility and predicted endogenous phosphorus losses. Poult. Sci. 96:611-621
- Perryman, K. R., H. V. Masey O’Neill, M. R. Bedford, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2017. Methodology affects measures of phosphorus availability in growing broilers. 2. Effects of calcium feeding strategy and dietary adaptation period length on phytate hydrolysis at different locations in the gastrointestinal tract. Poult. Sci. 96:622-633
- Perryman, K. R., H. V. Massey O’Neill, M. R. Bedford, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2016. Effects of calcium feeding strategy on true ileal phosphorus digestibility and true phosphorus retention determined with growing broilers. Poult. Sci. 95:1077-1087.
- Dozier W. A., III, *K. J. Meloche, P. B. Tillman, and Z. Jiang. 2015. Growth performance of male broilers fed diets varying in digestible threonine to lysine ratio from 1 to 14 days of age. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 24: 457-462
- *Meloche, K. J., B. J. Kerr, N. Billor, G. C. Shurson, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2014. Validation of prediction equations for apparent metabolizable energy of corn distillers dried grains with solubles in broiler chicks. Poult. Sci. 93:1428-1439.
- Dozier, W. A., III and Y. Mercier. 2013. Ratio of digestible total sulfur amino acids to lysine of broiler chicks from 1 to 15 days of age. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 22:862-871.
- *Gehring, C. K., M. R. Bedford, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2013. Extra-phosphoric effects of phytase with or and without xylanase in corn-soybean meal-based diets fed to broilers. Poult. Sci. 92:979-991.
- *Meloche, K. J., B. J. Kerr, G. C. Shurson, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2013. Apparent metabolizable energy and prediction equations for reduced-oil corn distillers dried grains with solubles in broiler chicks from 10 to 18 days of age. Poult. Sci. 92:3176-3183.
- *Rochell, S. J., D. L. Kuhlers, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2013. Relationship between in vitro assays and standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of animal protein meals in broilers. Poult. Sci. 92:158-170.
- *Gehring, C. K., A. J. Cowinson, M. R. Bedford, and W. A. Dozier, III. 2012. Effects of corn source on the relationship between in vitro assays and ileal nutrient digestibility. Poult. Sci. 91:1908-1914.
- * Denotes Graduate Student contributions and when Dr. Dozier is listed as the last author with the senior author being a graduate student he serves as the corresponding author.