Graduate Teaching Assistant
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department
B.S. Animal & Poultry Sciences
Virginia Tech 2021
AVS 1510 Intro to Animal Science Lab
AVS 3150 Animal Welfare
Alexa Johnson is originally from New Jersey and showed Hereford cattle for the 4-H for 8 years. After entering undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, she found her new passion: chickens. She graduated Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences and double minor in Public Health and Chemistry. Currently she is in her first year as a Master's student.
My current project is supplementing dietary oregano oil and evaluating the effects of production performance, welfare, behavior, and egg quality of laying hens.
I am assisting with running the study of replacing corn with 50% sorghum in the laying hen's diet and its impact on performance, egg quality, and welfare.
Poultry Welfare, Poultry Nutrition, Animal Behavior
Freeman N, Tuyttens FAM, Johnson A, Marshall V, Garmyn A, Jacobs L. Remedying Contact Dermatitis in Broiler Chickens with Novel Flooring Treatments. Animals (Basel). 2020;10(10):1761. Published 2020 Sep 28. doi:10.3390/ani10101761