Mireille Arguelles-Ramos

Assistant Professor
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: 124 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone: 864-656-6969
Fax: 864-656-2596

Email: marguel@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Animal & Poultry Science and Physiology
North Carolina State University 2011

M.S. Animal Industry (Poultry Nutrition)
University of Puerto Rico 2006

B.A.S Animal Industry
University of Puerto Rico 2003

 Courses Taught

AVS 2010 - Poultry Techniques
AVS 3750 - Applied Animal Nutrition
AVS 4090 - Companion Animal Nutrition
AVS 4920 - Undergraduate Research Experience
AVS 8220 - Monogastric Nutrition Journal Club
AVS 8220 - Feed Formulation using Concept-5

 Profile

Dr. Arguelles-Ramos obtained a B.A.S. and M.S. in Animal Industry at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (UPRM), and a Ph.D. in Animal & Poultry Science and Physiology from North Carolina State University. She is a non-ruminant nutritionist with 10 years of experience formulating commercial and experimental premixes and finished feeds for poultry. She served as Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses and developed an applied poultry research program focused on evaluating alternative ingredients and feed additives. In addition, Dr. Arguelles-Ramos served as technical manager for animal nutrition companies, such as ADM and Novus International, Inc., for Puerto Rico and North America.

 Research Interests

- Evaluation of potential alternative feed ingredients, optimal inclusion rates, study of interaction with other feedstuffs, enzymes, and additives. Also, she is interested in feed manufacturing, and meat and egg quality parameters, that could be affected by the inclusion of such ingredients. Dr. Arguelles-Ramos has been studying the effects of the inclusion of black soldier fly larvae meal on growth performance, meat and egg characteristics, and intestinal health of different poultry species.

Interests also include:

- Exploring feeding and health management strategies to improve gut health. Commercial and novel probiotics, prebiotics, vaccines, and other additives have shown great potential under an integrated approach.

- Exploring cost-effective nutritional and feeding strategies to reduce white striping in breast and thigh meat of chickens.

 Publications

Journal Publications

Arguelles-Ramos, M., and J. Break. 2020. The effects of sodium chloride versus sodium bicarbonate at the same dietary sodium concentration on the efficacy of dietary phytase and a carbohydrase-protease cocktail in broilers. Braz. J. Poultry Sci., 22(2): 1-8.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., B. Nusairat, R. Qudsieh, J. Brake. 2020. Effects of phytase inclusion in broiler breeder diets during early lay on fecal and egg characteristics. Braz. J. Poultry Sci., 22(1): 1-6.

Nusairat, B., M. Arguelles Ramos, and J. Brake. 2018. Effect of the phytase inclusion in broiler breeder diets on fecal and egg characteristics. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 17: 1-7.

Santiago, H. L., K. H. Aponte, A. A. Rodrà­guez, J. A. Orama, and M. Arguelles. 2006. Paper products as litter materials for broilers: performance, carcass defects, footpad lesions. J. Agric. Univ. P.R. 90:1-8.

Conference Papers (Peer-Reviewed)

Brake, J., and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2015. Nuevos avances en procesamiento de alimento. Proceedings XXIV Congreso Latinoaméricano de Avicultura. Centro de Convenciones Simón Bolà­var, Guayaquil, Ecuador. September 8 - 11.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., P. Plumstead, L. Romero, and J. Brake. 2010. Effects of phytase and different levels of xylanase, amylase, and protease on the performance of broiler breeders and their progeny. Proceedings European Poultry Conference. Centre International de Congrès Vinci, Tours, France. August 23 - 27.

Brake, J., and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2010. Phytase use and appropriate Ca:P ratios in broiler breeders. Pages 93-98 in: Proceedings International Phytase Summit. Dupont Hotel, Washington, DC. September 28-30.

Abstracts

Arguelles-Ramos, M., A. Rivera-Serrano, P. Cruz-Ramos, Z. Hernandez, and F. Garcia. 2019. Effect of growth rate and age on the severity of white striping and woody breast and meat quality characteristics of broilers. Poult. Sci. 98(E-suppl. 1):234.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., C. Hernández-Gracia, G. Ramà­rez-Dà­az, T. Carrasquillo-Santiago, N. Fenández-Otero, K. Rodrà­guez-Camacho, J. Fonseca-Martà­nez, A. Rivera-Serrano, L. Camareno-Lozada. 2019. Effect of the dietary inclusion of black soldier fly larvae meal on broiler performance and carcass traits. 2019 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. February 11 - 12.

Hernández-Gracà­a, C., B. de la Torre-Pabón, W. Villanueva-Avilés, V. Blas-Rosado, M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2018. Efecto de la inclusión dietética de harina de larva de mosca soldado negra en el desempeño productivo y calidad del cascarón de gallinas ponedoras. Memorias 2018 Reunión Anual de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Producción Animal. Centro de Convenciones Simón Bolà­var, Guayaquil, Ecuador. May 2018.

Torre-Pabón, B. De la, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Y. Nadal-Rivera y S. N. Ramà­rez-Irizarry. 2016. Incidencia y severidad de las condiciones de "white striping" y "woody breast" en una là­nea genética comercial utilizada en la industria de pollo parrillero en Puerto Rico. Memorias 2016 Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ciencias Agrà­colas. Guateque Convention Center. Corozal, Puerto Rico. November 2016.

Cruz-Ramos, P. M., M. Arguelles-Ramos y F. Garcà­a-Rà­os. 2016. Efecto de la presentación del alimento y la edad de procesamiento en la incidencia y severidad de "white striping" y "woody breast" en pollos parrilleros. Memorias 2016 Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ciencias Agrà­colas. Guateque Convention Center. Corozal, Puerto Rico. November 2016.

Garcà­a-Rà­os, F. J., M. Arguelles-Ramos, and P. M. Cruz-Ramos. 2016. Effect of feed form and presence of white striping on meat quality parameters of chicken breast. Memorias 2016 Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ciencias Agrà­colas. Guateque Convention Center. Corozal, Puerto Rico. November 2016.

Elà­as, G., M. Arguelles-Ramos, D. K. Lacy, and C. Arzola. 2015. Effect of a dietary prebiotic and probiotic on broiler performance and carcass yield. Memorias 2015 Reunión Anual Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ciencias Agrà­colas. Coamo Convention Center. Coamo, Puerto Rico. November 13.

Ethridge, K., M. Arguelles-Ramos, J. Bray. 2014. Effects of organic and inorganic zinc sources at varying inclusion rates in commercial broiler diets on performance, carcass yield, gut tensile strength, and bone integrity. Abstracts 2013 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. January 27 - 28.

J. Brake, M. Arguelles-Ramos, and C. R. Stark. 2013. Effect of corn gluten feed and/or DDGS on broiler breeder performance. Abstracts 2014 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. January 28 - 29.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., C.R. Stark, and J. Brake. 2011. Effects of dietary phytase and a carbohydrase-protease cocktail on the performance of broiler chickens fed different levels of sodium chloride. Abstracts 2011 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. January 24 - 25.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., P. Plumstead, L. Romero, and J. Brake. 2010. Effects of phytase and different levels of xylanase, amylase, and protease on the performance of broiler breeders and their progeny. Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference. Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. November 11 - 14.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., J. Brake, P. W. Plumstead, and L. F. Romero. 2010. Optimization of protease dose with/without xylanase and amylase to increase amino acid digestibility in broilers fed diets with 10% DDGS in: Abstracts 2010 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. January 24 - 26.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., J. Brake, and P. Plumstead. 2009 Effects of Phyzyme XP and Avizyme 1502 on the performance of broiler breeders and their progeny. Poult. Sci. 88:67.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., J. Brake, and P. Plumstead. 2009. Combination effects of Phyzyme XP and Avizyme 1502 on broiler performance and carcass traits. Poult. Sci. 88 (Suppl. 1):149.

Leksrisompong, N., M. Arguelles-Ramos, J. Small, E. Oviedo-Rondón, and J. Brake. 2009. Effect of feeder space during growing and feeding to peak program on growth of broiler breeder progeny. Poult. Sci. 88(Suppl. 1):22.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., J. Brake, and A. B. Leytem. 2008. Effect of the inclusion of phytase on low available phosphorus broiler breeder diets on fecal moisture. Poult. Sci. 87: 45.

Arguelles-Ramos, M., A. B. Leytem, and J. T. Brake. 2008. Effect of the inclusion of phytase in low available phosphorus broiler breeder diets on fecal moisture. Poult. Sci. 87: 141.