Jones, Cassandra

Jones, Cassandra
Professor/ASI Teaching Coordinator
133 Weber
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-4017 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Animal feed safety, livestock feed manufacturing, feed ingredient stability

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B.S. Animal Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 2007
M.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2009
Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University, 2012

Bio Brief

Dr. Cassie Jones is a Professor and Teaching Coordinator in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at K-State. Dr. Jones is originally from Beulah, N.D., where her family raised Rambouillet sheep. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in swine nutrition at Kansas State University and her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences at Iowa State University. In her current at K-State, Dr. Jones coordinates the animal science undergraduate teaching program, which is the largest major on campus with more than 800 undergraduate students and nearly 300 class sections offered annually. She serves as an academic advisor and teaches freshman orientation, as well as animal nutrition courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Jones also has a robust research program focused on understanding pathogen transmission through feed and ingredients. She is a regular resource to government and industry partners as they build science-based policy and implement best-practices for producing animal feed and pet food that is both nutritionally wholesome and safe. She and her husband, Spencer, have three children, Ty, Hayden, and Hadley, and raise Angus cattle in Wabaunsee County.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Mendez, E., C. Jones, and V. Trinetta. 2020. Engaging undergraduate students about the importance of food safety. Food Prot. Trends. Accepted
  • Gebhardt, J.C., K. Thompson, J.C. Woodworth, S.S. Dritz, M.D. Tokach, J.M. DeRouchey, R.D. Goodband, C.K. Jones, R.C. Cochrane, M.C. Niederwerder, S.C. Fernando, and T.E. Burkey. 2020. Effect of dietary medium chain fatty acids on nursery pig growth performance, fecal microbial composition, and mitigation properties against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus following storage. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted.
  • Cochrane, R.C., S.S. Dritz, J.C. Woodworth, C.R. Stark, M. Saensukjaroenphon, J. Gebhardt, J. Bai, P.C. Gauger, M.D. Tokach, and C.K. Jones. 2020. Assessing the effects of medium chain fatty acids and fat sources on PEDV infectivity. T. Anim. Sci. Accepted.
  • Jones, C.K., J.C. Woodworth, S.S. Dritz, and C.B. Paulk. 2020. Reviewing the risk of feed as a vehicle for swine pathogen transmission. Vet. Med. Sci. Accepted.
  • Stewart, S.S., J.C. Woodworth, S.S. Dritz, C.B. Paulk, and C.K. Jones. 2020. A review of strategies to impact swine feed biosecurity. Animal Health Res. Rev. Accepted.
  • Jones, C.K. and A.B. Lerner. 2019. Implementing a course-based undergraduate research experience to grow the quantity and quality of undergraduate research in an Animal Science curriculum. J. Anim. Sci. 97(11):4691-4697.
  • Acosta, J.A., A. L. Petry, S.A. Gould, C. K. Jones, C.R. Stark, A. C. Fahrenholz, and J. F. Patience. 2019. Enhancing digestibility of corn fed to pigs at two stages of growth through management of particle size using a hammermill or roller mill T. Anim. Sci. 4(1):txz146.
  • Jones, C.K., S. Stewart, J.C. Woodworth, S.S. Dritz, and C.B. Paulk. 2019. Validation of sampling methods in bulk feed ingredients for detection of swine viruses. Trans. Emerg. Dis. 00:1-5.
  • Magossi, G., M. U. Yucel, C.K. Jones, and V. Trinetta. 2019. Effects of different moisture and temperature levels on Salmonella survival in poultry fat. T. Anim. Sci. 3(4):txz090.
  • Niederwerder, M.C., A.M.M. Stoian, R.R. Rowland, S.S. Dritz, V. Petrovan, L.A. Constance, J.T. Gebhardt, M. Olcha, C.K. Jones, J.C. Woodworth, Y. Fang, J. Liang, and T.J. Hefley. 2019. Infectious dose of African swine fever virus when consuming naturally in liquid and plant-based feed. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 25(5):891-897.