Breanna Roque

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student

Major Professor: Ermias Kebreab


  • Ph.D Animal Biology - Summer 2021
  • M.S. Animal Biology - Summer 2020

Dissertation Title

Investigating the Effects of Asparagopsis Seaweed on Enteric Methane Emissions and Animal Productivity in Ruminants


Roque, BM., Salwen, JK., Kinley, R., Kebreab, E. 2019. Includion of Asparagopsis armata in lactating dairy cows; diet reduces enteric methane emission by over 50 percent. J Cleaner Production 

Roque, BM., van Lingen, HJ., Vrancken, J., Kebreab, E. (In Review) Rapid Communication: Effect of Mootral(TM)-a garlic and citrus extract based feed additive-on enteric methane production in feedlot cattle.

Roque, BM., Brooke, CG., Ladau, J., Polley, T., Marsh, L., Najafi, N., Pandey, P., Singh, L., Salwen, JK., Eloe-Fadrosh, E., Kebreab, E., Hess, M 2019. Effect of the macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformison methane production and the rumen microbiome assemblage. Animal Microbiome.

Roque, BM., Reyes, G.C., Tewoldebrhan, T.A., Apphuamy, J.A.D.R.N., Lee, J-J., Seo, S., Kebreab, E.. 2019. Exogenous b-mannanase supplementation improved immunological and metabolic responses in lactating dairy cows. J.Dairy Science.

Roque, BM., Appuhamy, J.A.D.R.N., Kebreab, E. 2017. Role of exogenous enzymes supplementation to improve nutrition and health of ruminants. Broadening Horizons.