Dr. James Miller
Professor
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
(225) 578-9684

Research Interests:
Epidemiology and control related to: Internal nematode parasites of ruminants and host response (genetic and immunologic) to nematode infection. Strategic and tactical anthelmintic usage. Production and economics. Anthelmintic resistance. Preventive medicine for food animals. Herd health/computer based management

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2016 Federal Laboratories Consortium Southeast Region 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
  • 2015 USDA Southeast Area Technology Transfer Award
  • 2012 Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist
  • 2010 Evertt D. Besch Professor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2008 Distinguished Research Scholar
 Education:
  • PhD University of California
  • MPVM University of California
  • DVM University of California
  • BS University of New Mexico
 Grants:
  • Evaluation of the effect of Bedoukian compound X at different concentrations on gastrointestinal nematode development in sheep, Bedoukian Research, $5,000.00
  • Evaluation of the effect of Bedoukian compound X at different concentrations on gastrointestinal nematode development in sheep, Bedoukian Research, $5,000.00
  • Impairing larval exsheathment in parasitic nematodes by using Mid-Eastern plants as resource of anthelmintics compounds, USDA BARD MARD, $5,300.00
  • Investigating the mechanism of action of sericea lespedeza condensed tannin on Eimeria spp. of sheep, USDA Formula Funds, $17,500.00
  • A Pelleted Sericea Lespedeza Supplement for Control of Internal Parasites on Small Farms, USDA SBIR, $55,136.00
  • Evaluation of Eprinomectin (LongRange) for long-term control of gastrointestinal nematode infection in nursing calves during summer grazing, Merial Veterinary Services,
  • Safety and efficacy trials of copper oxide wire particles and Sericea lespedeza in a research population of ring necked doves at LSU and a captive population of green-winged doves at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Merck Merial Summer Research Scholar Program, $5,000.00
  • Collaboration on alternative methods for controlling nematode parasitism in small ruminants, USDA , $25,200.00
  • Collaboration on alternative methods for controlling nematode parasitism in small ruminants, USDA-USAID, $25,200.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Changes in concentration of trace minerals in lambs fed sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets with or without dietary sodium molybdate, Acharya, M; Burke, J; Coffey, K; Kegley, E; Miller, James; Smyth, E ; Welborn, Matthew; Terrill, T; Mosjidis, J; Rosenkrans, C, 2016, J Anim Sci , Volume: 94, Pages: 1592-1599
  • Phylogenetic pattern of Haemonchus contortus isolated from Egyptian sheep, Kandil, O; Abdelrahman, K; Fahmy, H; Mahamoud, M; El Namaky, A; Miller, James, 2016, J Helminth , Pages: 1-6
  • The effects of phytochemical tannin containing diets on meat goat performance and drug resistant Haemonchus contortus control, Wright, C; Perkins, D; Dawod, A; Min, B; Terrill, T; Miller, James; Vines, T, 2016, Int J Vet Health Sci Res , Volume: 4, Pages: 104-109
  • Effect of sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets on adult female Haemonchus contortus in goats., Kommuru, D; Whitley, N; Miller, James; Mosjidis, J; Burke, J; Gujja, S; Mechineni, A; Terrill, T, 2015, Veterinary parasitology , Volume: 207, Number: 1-2, Pages: 170-5
  • Effect of fall-grazed sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) on gastrointestinal nematode infections of growing goats., Mechineni, A; Kommuru, D; Gujja, S; Mosjidis, J; Miller, James; Burke, J; Ramsay, A; Mueller-Harvey, I; Kannan, G; Lee, J; Kouakou, B; Terrill, T, 2014, Veterinary parasitology , Volume: 204, Number: 3-4, Pages: 221-8
  • Feeding panicled tick-clover to growing goats reduces Haemonchus contortus infection without negative effects on growth, Miller, James; Cherry, N; Bullinger, M; Lambert, B; Muir, J; Whitley, T; Sawyer, J, 2014, J Appl Anim Nutr , Volume: 2, Pages: 1-7
  • Impact of Integrated Gastrointestinal Parasite Management Training for U.S. Goat and Sheep Producers, Schoenian, Susan; Miller, James; Whitley, Niki; Oh, S-H; Lee, S.; Kaplan, Ray; Story, Bob; Terrill, Thomas; Mobini, S.; Burke, Joan; Purdue, M., 2014, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 200, Pages: 271-275
  • Reduced neophobia during parasitic infection: A potential mechanism explaining the emergence of self-medicative behavior in sheep, Miller, James; Egea, A; Hall, J; Spackman, C; Villalba, J, 2014, Physiol Behav , Volume: 135, Pages: 189-197
  • Ruminant self-medication against gastrointestinal nematodes: evidence, mechanism, and origins, Miller, James; Villalba, J; Unger, E; Landau, S; Glendinning, J, 2014, Parasite , Volume: 21, Pages: 31
  • The effects of supplemental sericea lespedeza pellets in lambs and kids on growth rate, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Terrill, Thomas; Mosjidis, Jorge, 2014, Livestock Science , Volume: 159, Pages: 29-36
  • Use of pelleted sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) for natural control of coccidia and gastrointestinal nematodes in weaned goats., Kommuru, D; Barker, T; Desai, S; Burke, J; Ramsay, A; Mueller-Harvey, I; Miller, James; Mosjidis, J; Kamisetti, N; Terrill, T, 2014, Veterinary parasitology , Volume: 204, Number: 3-4, Pages: 191-8
  • Effect of supplemental sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets on gastrointestinal nematode infection in grazing goats, Kommuru, D; Miller, James; Guija, S.; Terrill, Thomas; Mosjidis, Jorge; Mechineni, A; Shaik, S; Lambert, Barry ; Cherry, N; Burke, Jaon, 2013, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 191, Pages: 51-58
  • Gastrointestinal nematode infection and performance of weaned stocker calves in response to anthelmintic control strategies, Navarre, Christine; Walker, Ryon; Miller, James; Monlezun, C.; LaMay, D.; Ensley, D., 2013, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 197, Pages: 162-169
  • Plant secondary compounds as complementary resources: Are they always complementary? , Miller, James; Copani, G; Hall, J; Priolo, A; Villalba, Juan, 2013, Oecologia , Volume: 172 , Number: 1041-1049
  • Preference for tanniferous (Onobrychis viciifolia) and nontanniferous (Astragalus cicer) forage plants by sheep in response to challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus, Snyder, D; Miller, James; Villalba, Juan; Hall, J; Clemonsen, A; Stott, R; Provenza, Fred, 2013, Small Ruminant Research , Volume: 112, Pages: 199-207
  • Sericea lespedeza as an aid in the control of Eimeria spp. in lambs, Garza, Javier; Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Terrill, Thomas; Orlik, Sarah; Acharya, M; Mosjidis, Jorge, 2013, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 193, Pages: 39-46
  • Serological and coprological comparison for rapid diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica infection in small ruminants from sub-tropical area of Pakistan, Mushtag, M; Miller, James; Afshan, K; Qayyum, Mazhar; Rizvi, S; Mukhtar, M, 2013, Small Ruminant Research , Volume: 113, Pages: 267-272
  • Efficacy of garlic juice, copper oxide wire particles, and anthelmintics to control gastrointestinal nematodes in goats, Neary, Michael; Miller, James; Courter, A; Hutchens, Terry; Andries, Kenneth; Tower, J, 2012, Sheep Goat Research , Volume: 27, Pages: 19-25
  • Experiences with integrated concepts for the control of Haemonchus contortus in sheep and goats in the United States, Miller, James; Terrill, Thomas; Burke, Joan; Mosjidis, Jorge; Kaplan, Ray, 2012, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 186, Pages: 28-37
  • Grazing sericea lespedeza for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Mosjidis, Jorge; Terrill, Thomas, 2012, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 186, Pages: 507-512
  • Novel approaches for the control of helminth parasites of livestock VI: Summary of discussions and conclusions, Miller, James; Knox, Malcolm; Besier, Brown; LeJambre, Leo; Kaplan, Ray; Torres-Acosta, Felipe; Sutherland, Ian, 2012, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 186, Pages: 143-149
  • Preference for condensed tannins by sheep in response to challenge infection with Haemonchus contortus, Miller, James; Juhnke, J.; Hall, J.; Provenza, Fred; Villalba, Juan, 2012, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 188, Pages: 104-114
  • Tracking the Emergence of a New Breed Using 49,034 SNP in Sheep, Porto-Neto, I; Miller, James; Kijis, James; Hadfield, Tracy; McCullock, R; Garcia-Gamez, E; Cockett, Noelle, 2012, Plos One , Volume: 7
  • Use of a mixed sericea lespedeza and grass pasture system for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs and kids, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Mosjidis, Jorge; Terrill, Thomas, 2012, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 186, Pages: 328-336
  • A comparison of two integrated approaches of controlling nematode parasites in small ruminants, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Terrill, Thomas; Kearney, Michael, 2011, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 178, Pages: 300-310
  • Dose titration of sericea lespedeza leaf meal on Haemonchus contortus infection in lambs and kids, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Whitley, Niki; Pollard, D.; Terrill, Thomas; Moulton, K.; Mosjidis, Jorge, 2011, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 181, Pages: 345-349
  • Effect of feeding sericea lespedeza leaf meal in goats experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus, Miller, James; Joshi, B; Kommaru, D; Terrill, Thomas; Mosjidis, Jorge; Burke-, Joan; Shakya, Krishna, 2011, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 178, Pages: 192-197
  • Evaluation of immune response to artificial infections of Haemonchus contortus in Gulf Coast Native compared with Suffolk lambs, Miller, James; Shakya, Krishna; Lomax, Larry; Bennett, D, 2011, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 181, Pages: 239-247
  • Administration of copper oxide wire particles in a capsule or feed for gastrointestinal nematode control in goats, Miller, James; Burke, J; Soli, F; Terrill, T, 2010, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 168, Pages: 346-350
  • Control of horn flies (Haematobia irritans) and gastrointestinal parasites and its relation with cow-calf performance., Miller, James; DeRouen, S; Foil, L; Gentry, G, 2010, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 162, Pages: 320-326
  • Efficacy of copper oxide wire particles against gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep and goats, Miller, James; Soli, F; Terrill, T; Shaik, S; Getz, W; Vanguru, M; Burke, J, 2010, Veterinary Parasitology , Volume: 168, Pages: 93-96
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Examination of commercially available copper oxide wire particles in combination with albendazole for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs., Burke, J; Miller, James; Terrill, T; Smyth, E; Acharya, M, 2016, Veterinary parasitology , Volume: 215, Pages: 1-4
  • Anthelmintic properties of extracts from Artemisia plants against nematodes., Khan, S; Afshan, K; Mirza, B; Miller, James; Manan, A; Irum, S; Rizvi, S; Qayyum, M, 2015, Tropical biomedicine , Volume: 32, Number: 2, Pages: 257-68
  • Changes in hematology, serum biochemistry, and gastrointestinal nematode infection in lambs fed sericea lespedeza with or without dietary sodium molybdate., Acharya, M; Burke, J; Coffey, K; Kegley, E; Miller, James; Huff, G; Smyth, E; Terrill, T; Mosjidis, J; Rosenkrans, C, 2015, Journal of animal science , Volume: 93, Number: 4, Pages: 1952-61
  • Effects of condensed tannin-rich pine bark diet on experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus in meat goats, Miller, James; Min, B; Wilson, E; Solaiman, S, 2015, Inter J Vet Health Sci Res , Volume: 3, Pages: 49-57
  • Effects of plant tannin extracts supplementation on animal performance and gastrointestinal parasites infestation in steers grazing winter wheat, Miller, James; Min, B; Hernandez, K; Pinchak, W; Anderson, R; Valencia, E, 2015, Open J Anim Sci , Volume: 5, Pages: 343-350
  • Using copper oxide wire particles or sericea lespedeza to prevent a peri-parturient gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep and goats, Miller, James; Burke, J; Orlik, S; Terrill, T; Mosjidis, J, 2010, Livestock Science , Volume: 132, Pages: 15-18
Scientific Abstract:
  • Effect of supplemental sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets on health and productivity of grazing goats, Miller, James; Hamilton, T; Terrill, T; Kommuru, D; Rivers, A; Mosjidis, J; Burke, J, 2015
  • Efficacy of copper oxide wire particles from three sources to control Haemonchus contortus in lambs, Miller, James; Burke, J; Terrill, T; Smyth, E; Acharya, M, 2015
  • Grass finishing systems for lambs born in fall and winter, Miller, James; Smyth, E; Burke, J; Acharya, M; Coffey, K, 2015
  • Influence of sericea lespedeza on relationships between gastrointestinal nematode infection and hematology, serum biochemistry, and trace minerals in lambs. , Miller, James; Burke, J; Acharya, M; Terrill, T; Smyth, E; Huff, G; Kegley, E; Coffey, K; Rosenkrans, C, 2015
  • Safety and Efficacy Trials of Copper Oxide Wire Partricles and Sericea Lespedeza in a REsearch Population of Ring-Necked Doves and a Captive Population of Green-Winged Doves, Tully, Thomas; Altemus, Samantha ; Terry, J.; Fontenot, Diedre ; Brandao, Joao; Kelly, Vicky; Miller, James, 2015
  • Safety and Efficacy Trials of Copper Oxide Wire Partricles and Sericea Lespedeza in a REsearch Population of Ring-Necked Doves and a Captive Population of Green-Winged Doves, Tully, Thomas; Altemus, Samantha ; Terry, J.; Fontenot, Diedre ; Brandao, Joao; Kelly, Vicky; Miller, James, 2015
  • Comparison of copper oxide wire particles, copper sulfate and anthelmintic treatment for controlling gastrointestinal nematode infection in lambs, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Garza, Javier; Callahan, Sarah; Terrill, Thomas, 2011
  • Effect of feeding sericea lespedeza leaf meal on establishment of gastrointestinal nematode larvae in goats, Miller, James; Kommuru, D.; Terrill, Thomas; Joshi, B.; Mechineni, A.; Gujja, S.; Mosjidis, Jorge; Burke, Joan, 2011
  • Effect of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) leaf meal pellets fed to gastrointestinal nematode infected goats, Miller, James; Whitley, Niki; Terrill, Thomas; Burke, Joan; Moulton, K.; Townsend, L.; Horton, J.; French, J.; Cooper, A., 2011
  • Effects of feeding sericea lespedeza as a natural anthelmintic, Miller, James; Vest, J.; Brown, Michael; Kohler, J.; Hudson, M.; Nusz, S.; Burke, Joan; Mackown, C.; Walker, Elizabeth, 2011
  • Efficacy of garlic juice, copper oxide wire particles, and anthelmintics to control gastrointestinal nematodes in goats, Miller, James; Vourter, A.; Neary, K.; Hutchins, T.; Andries, Kenneth; Pezzanite, L.; Tower, J.; Einstein, M., 2011
  • Evaluation of sericea lespedeza grazed as a summer forage and natural gastrointestinal parsaite control for goats, Miller, James; Luginbuhl, Jean-Marie; Glennon, Heather; Terrill, Thomas, 2011
  • Feeding North American panicled tick-clover containing condensed tannins to growing goats reduces Haemonchus contortus infection, Miller, James; Cherry, N.; Lambert, Barry; Muir, James; Bullinger, M.; Kaplan, Ray; Whitney, Y., 2011
  • Influence of condensed tannin from sericea lespedeza on fecal shedding of antibiotic resistance-selected Escherichia coli O157:H7 in rams, Miller, James; Looper, Michael; Edrington, T.; Burke, Joan; Mosjidis, Jorge; Terrill, Thomas; Genovese, K.; Callaway, T.; Williamson, B.; Roserkrans, C., 2011
  • Influence of season of lambing on gastrointestinal nematode infection of lambs, Miller, James; Burke, Joan, 2011
  • Small ruminant integrated parasite management and FAMACHA training in the United States, Miller, James; Whitley, Niki; Perdue, M.; Schoenian, Susan; Kaplan, Ray; Story, Bob; Terrill, Thomas; Burke, Joan; Mobini, S., 2011
  • Sunn hemp with chicory or pearl millet to minimize gastrointestinal nematode infection in weaned goats, Miller, James; Burke, Joan; Mosjidis, Jorge; Casey, Paul; Terrill, Thomas, 2011
  • The efficacy of Rabon (teteachlorvinphos) as a treatment for trichostrongylosis in small ruminants, Miller, James; Garza, Javier; Bunagan, Jennifer; Kelly, Vicki, 2011
  • Evaluation of sericea lespedeza as a summer forage and natural parasite control for grazing goats, Miller, James; Luginbuhl, J; Terrill, T; Glennon, H, 2010
  • Feeding sericea lespedeza leaf meal to goats: effect on gastrointestinal nematode infection, Miller, James; Terrill, T; Joshi, R; Kommurul, D; Mechineni, A; Gujja, S; Kammisetti, N; Dzimianski, S; Mosjidis, J; Burke, J, 2010
  • Influence of diets containing sericea lespedeza leaf meal on gastrointestinal parasite fecal egg counts in goats, Miller, James; Whitley, N; Terrill, T; Burke, J, 2010
  • Integrated control of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) using sericea lespedeza (SL), FAMACHA, and copper oxide wire particles, Miller, James; Burke, J; Mosjidis, J; Terrill, T, 2010
Newsletter:
  • Best Management Practices: Internal Parasite Control in Louisiana Beef Cattle, Welborn, Matthew; Navarre, Christine; Miller, James, 2013
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Alternatives for gastrointestinal parasite control in exotic ruminants, Miller, James; Fontenot, Deidre, 2012, Publisher:
  • Alternatives for gastrointestinal parasite control in exotic ruminants, Miller, James; Fontenot, Deidre, 2011, Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Pages: 581-588
  • Internal parasites, Miller, James; Kaplan, Ray; Pugh, David, 2011, Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Pages: 106-125
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases, Miller, James; Olcott, Bruce; Bath, G, 2010, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 217-240
Research Report:
  • External and internal parasite control for cow-calf and stocker beef production, Miller, James; DeRouen, S; Foil, L; Gentry, G, 2010
Technical Report:
  • Ruminant Genetic Resources and their Resistance/Tolerance to Parasitic Diseases, Miller, James; Gauly, M; Besbes, B; Pinard-van der Laan, M; Hoffmann, I; Greeff, J; Thevenon, S; Baker, L; Tibbo, M; Bishop, S; Magambi, J; Dempfle, L; Sidibe, I; Mandonnet, N; Amarante, A, 2010