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
AVS 8080 - Comparative Nutrition

 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 and Poultry Science and Physiology from North Carolina State University. She is a non-ruminant nutritionist with 14 years of experience formulating commercial and experimental premixes and finished feeds for poultry. She served as an 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

Anderson, M. G., A. M. Johnson, C. Harrison, M. Arguelles-Ramos and A. Ali. 2024. Impact of Perch Provision Timing on Activity and Musculoskeletal Health of Laying Hens. Animals. 14(2):265.DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14020265

Sasia, S., W. Bridges, B. Lumpkins, and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2023. Effect of sorghum-based diets with phytase superdosing on broiler performance. Applied Animal Science. 39:433-442. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2023-02404

Anderson, G., A. Johnson, M. Arguelles-Ramos, and A. Ali. 2023. Impact of Body-worn Sensors on Broiler Chicken Behavior and Agonistic Interactions. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2023.2186788

Moritz, A. H., B. Lumpkins, G. F. Mathis, W. C. Bridges, M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2023. Comparative efficacy of modern grain sorghum for the control of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens in broiler chickens. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2022.102300

Moritz, A. H., W. C. Bridges, S. Wilson, M. E. Blair, R. E. Buresh, J. Strickland, and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2022. Effect of Select Tannin-free Grain Sorghum Varieties on the Performance, Carcass Traits, and Intestinal Integrity of Broiler Chickens. Applied Animal Science. 38:592-606. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2022.102300

Johnson A. M., G. Anderson, M. Arguelles-Ramos, and A. A. B. Ali. 2022. Effect of dietary essential oil of oregano on performance parameters, gastrointestinal traits, blood lipid profile, and antioxidant capacity of laying hens during the pullet phase. Front Anim Sci. 3:1072712. doi: 10.3389/fanim.2022.1072712

Mortiz, A. H., S. K. Krombeen, J. Presgraves, M. E. Blair, R. E. Buresh, W. C. Bridges, M. Arguelles-Ramos, and T. A. Wilmoth. 2022. Apparent Metabolizable Energy, Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Japanese Quail Fed Selected Modern Grain Sorghum Varieties. Anim. Biosci. 35(12):1911-1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.5713/ab.22.0047

Moritz, A.H., S.K. Krombeen, B. Presgraves, M.E. Blair, R.E. Buresh, R.M. Kaminski, W.C. Bridges, M. Arguelles-Ramos, and T.A. Wilmoth. 2022. Apparent metabolizable energy and performance of broilers fed selected grain sorghum varieties. Appl. Anim. Sci. 38(3):268-278. doi: https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2022-02271

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9061-2019-1192

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. Poult. Sci., 22(1): 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9061-2018-0890

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. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3923/ijps.2018.1.7

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v90i1-2.2957

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

Sasia, S., E. Ortiz, M. Peña, B. Lumpkins, M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2024. Microbial dynamics in sorghum-based diets: impact of phase feeding and phytase superdosing vs. corn-based diets. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Sasia, S., A. Johnson, G. Anderson, W. Bridges, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Ali. 2024. Effect of 50% inclusion of U.S. tannin-free sorghum and canthaxanthin pigment on laying hens. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Johnson, A., G. Anderson, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Ali. 2024. The effects of dietary oregano oil on production performance, plasma chemistry, and egg quality traits of laying hens during early-lay phase. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Clark, A., A. Bragg, A. Ali, M. Argüelles-Ramos. 2024. Effects of interrupting scotophase period on hen performance, welfare, and egg quality. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Cruz, S., M. Anderson, A. Johnson, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Ali. 2024. Impact of perch provision timing on musculoskeletal health of laying hens. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Sasia, S., C. Vogel, I. Raymond, S. Grooms, C. Coker, W. Bridges, and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2023. Effect of different ileal content collection methods on ileal amino acid digestibility coefficient determination in broiler chickens. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting.

Johnson, A., G. Anderson, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Ali. 2023. Dietary oregano essential oil improves performance, blood lipid profile, and antioxidant capacity in laying pullets.
International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Sasia, S., B. Lumpkins, M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2023. Effect of sorghum-based conventional diets with or without phytase superdosing on broiler performance. International Poultry Scientific Forum. World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Sasia, S., B. Lumpkins, M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2022. Effect of sorghum-based conventional diets with or without phytase superdosing on broiler performance from 0 to 28 days of age. Arkansas Nutrition Conference. John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers, AR.

Moritz, A. H., S. Sasia, and M. Arguelles-Ramos. 2022. Effect of tannin-free grain sorghum on gene expression in the intestinal mucosa of broiler chickens. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting.
Johnson, A., G. Anderson, S. Sasia, M. Arguelles-Ramos, A. Ali. 2022. Effect of the inclusion of U.S. grain sorghum varieties and canthaxanthin on growth performance of brown egg-type pullets. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting.

Moritz, A. H., M. Blair, B. Buresh, W. Bridges, M. Arguelles-Ramos*. 2021. Effect of select modern grain sorghum varieties on the growth performance and carcass traits of broiler chickens. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Virtual.

Moritz, A. H., B. Lumpkins, G. F. Mathis, M. Arguelles-Ramos, W. Bridges. 2021. Comparative efficacy of modern grain sorghum for the control of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens in broiler chickens. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Virtual.

A. H. Moritz, S. K. Krombeen, M. E. Blair, R. E. Buresh, R. M. Kaminski, W. C. Bridges, M. A. Ramos, T. A. Wilmoth. 2021 Apparent metabolizable energy and body-weight gain of broilers and Japanese quail fed selected grain sorghum varieties. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Virtual.

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. Hernandez-Gracia, G. Ramirez-Diaz, T. Carrasquillo-Santiago, N. Fernandez-Otero, K. Rodríguez-Camacho, J. Fonseca-Martinez, A. Rivera-Serrano, L. Camareno-Lozada. 2019. Effect of the dietary inclusion of black soldier fly larvae meal on broiler performance and carcass traits. Abstracts 2019 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA. February 11 – 12.

Hernández-Gracia, C., B. de la Torre-Pabón, W. Villanueva-Avilés, V. Blas-Rosado, M. Argüelles-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 Bolívar, Guayaquil, Ecuador. May 2018.