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Dill Sandeep Kommuru

Research Assistant

(478) 825-1899

(478) 825-3062


Research Area: Small Ruminants

Research Interests:
  • Control of gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants by using sustainable, non-chemical and novel systems (plants with high condensed tannins)
  • First place in poster presentation at National Goat conference, Greensboro, NC, 2013

Master of Science: Animal Science - Fort Valley State University (2011)

Bachelor of Science: Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry - College of Veterinary Science, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India (2005)

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Mechineni, A., D.S. Kommuru, S. Gujja, J.A. Mosjidis, J.E. Miller, J.M. Burke, A. Ramsay, I. Mueller-Harvey, G. Kannan, J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, and T.H. Terrill. 2014. Effect of fall-grazed sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) on gastrointestinal nematode infections of growing goats Veterinary Parasitology (In Press).

Kommuru, D.S., T. Barker, S. Desai, J.M. Burke, A. Ramsay, I. Mueller-Harvey, N. Kamisetti, and T.H. Terrill. 2014. Use of pelleted sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) for natural control of coccidia and gastrointestinal nematodes in weaned goats. Veterinary Parasitology (In Press).

Gujja, S., Terrill, T.H., J.A. Mosjidis, J.E. Miller, A. Mechineni, D.S. Kommuru, S.A. Shaik, B.D. Lambert, N.M. Cherry, and J.M. Burke. 2013. Effect of supplemental sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets on gastrointestinal nematode infection in grazing goats. Veterinary Parasitology 191:51-58.

Joshi, B.R., D.S. Kommuru, T.H. Terrill, J.A. Mosjidis, J.M. Burke, K.P. Shakya, and J.E. Miller. 2011. Effect of feeding Sericea lespedeza leaf meal in goats experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology 178:192-197.