unnamed-file.JPGWilliam Dozier

Professor

Poultry Science Department

education

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.

professional experience

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

professional affiliations

Poultry Science Association
World’s Poultry Science Association

Research activities

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

Select publications

  • 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.