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Charles Rosenkrans, Jr.

Department Chair
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: 130 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone: 864-533-2240
Fax: 864-656-3131



Educational Background

Ph.D. Animal Science/Reproductive Physiology
Kansas State University 1988

M.S. Animal Science/Swine Management
University of Missouri-Columbia 1984

B.S. Animal Science
University of Missouri-Columbia 1981

Courses Taught

AVS 8200 - Animal and Veterinary Sciences Graduate Seminar


Dr. Rosenkrans is a Missouri native that trained at University of Missouri, Kansas State University, and University of Wisconsin. He started his academic career at University of Arkansas in 1991. While at Arkansas he advised/mentored scores of students including major advisor for more than 55 graduate students. He taught more than 20 different courses in his department, college, and university. In collaboration with his co-authors he published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and other publications. In August 2019, he started the next phase of his career as Department Chair of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson.

Research Interests

My research interests target the discovery of scientific, fact-based understanding of animal growth and development from gamete formation to animal expiration. Most of our recent work has focused on the development of genetic, molecular, and physiological markers of animal growth, reproduction, toxicology, and health.


Popp, M.P., J.C. Crystal, C.A. Tester, E.E. Gbur, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2020. Economic evaluation of genetic markers for cow-calf operations differentiated by forage type and breed. Agricultural Systems 177:102712.

Page, R., and C. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2019. Bovine sperm motility as affected by alpha tocopherol and ascorbic acid during storage. Adv. Reprod. Sci. 7:39-49.

Page, R., T. Lester, R. Rorie, and C. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2019. Ergot alkaloid effects on bovine sperm motility in vitro. Adv. Reprod. Sci. 7:7-15.

Rosenkrans, Jr., C., C. Orr, G. Smith, and M. Sales. 2018. Heat shock protein 90 mutation is associated with beef cattle traits. Haya: Saudi J. Life Sci. 3:677-680.

Meyer, L.R., J.G. Powell, B.R. Kutz, M.L. Looper, A.H. Brown, Jr., and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2017. Associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the bovine prolactin gene with phenotypic traits in beef cattle. Agri Gene 5:7-11.

Acharya, M., J.M. Burke, K.P. Coffey, E.B. Kegley, J.E. Miller, E. Smyth, M.G. Welborn, T.H. Terrill, J.A. Mosjidis and C. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2016. Changes in concentrations of trace minerals in lambs fed sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets with or without dietary sodium molybdate. J. Anim. Sci. 94:1592-1599.

Acharya M., J.M. Burke, K.P. Coffey, E.B. Kegley, J.E. Miller, G.R. Huff, E. Smyth, T.H. Terrill, J.A. Mosjidis, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2015. Changes in hematology, serum biochemistry, and gastrointestinal nematode infection in lambs fed sericea lespedeza with or without dietary sodium molybdate. J. Anim. Sci. 93:1952-1961.

Coffey, K.P., W.K. Coblentz, J.D. Caldwell, R.K. Ogden, T. Hess, D.S. Hubbell III, C.P. West, C.R. Krehbiel, T.G. Montgomery, J.A. Jennings, and C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2015. Pre- and postweaning performance by cows and calves that grazed toxic or nontoxic endophyte-infected tall fescue pastures. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:577-587.

Devine, T.L., C.F. Rosenkrans, Jr., D. Philipp, A.J. Davis, T.D. Lester, R.W. Rorie, and M.L. Looper. 2015. Growth, reproductive development, and estrous behavior of beef heifers treated with growth promotants. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:114-119.

Rosenkrans, C.F., Jr., and N.S. Ezell. 2015. Relationships among ergot alkaloids, cytochrome P450 activity, and beef steer growth. Front. Chem. 3:16-20. also available as chapter in E-book at


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