Karun Kaniyamattam, BVSc & AH, PhD

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Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Research Associate

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: kk898@cornell.edu

Research Interest

My research focuses on mathematical modeling of animal health and production management economics. I use a systems approach that integrates production, health and welfare characteristics of food animals, for decision analysis. The long term goal is to aid the food systems, to make optimal decisions justifiable at, both economic and societal level.

Education

  • Ph.D. - 2016 - Dairy systems modeling, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
  • BVSc & AH - 2009, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala, India

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2016-present - Postdoctoral Associate, Epidemiological Modeling, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University
  • 2011-2016 - PhD Student, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2010, Subject Matter Expert, Allianz Cornhill Information Services, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • 2009-2010, Assistant Manager (Animal Health), Kerala Livestock Development Board, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India

Publications

  1. K. Kaniyamattam, J. A. Hertl, G. Lhermie, Verteramo Chiu, L. J., L. W. Tauer, and Y. T. Grohn (In Preparation). Economics of reducing pathogen-specific clinical mastitis through genomic selection. J. Dairy Sci.
  2. K. Kaniyamattam, L. W. Tauer, and Y. T. Grohn (Accepted). System economic costs of antibiotic use constraints in integrated U.S. beef supply chains. Frontiers in Vet. Sci.
  3. L. J. Verteramo Chiu, L. W. Tauer, G. Lhermie, K. Kaniyamattam, and Y. T. Grohn. (Under Review). Benefits of preconditioning cattle over metaphylaxis treatment on arrival at feedlots. Liv. Sci.
  4. Lhermie G., P.Sauvage, L. W. Tauer, K. Kaniyamattam, D. Raboisson, H. M. Scott, D. R. Smith, and Y. T. Grohn. 2020. Economic effects of policy options restricting antimicrobial use for high risk cattle placed in US feedlots. Plos One 15:e0239135.
  5. K. Kaniyamattam, and A. De Vries. 2020. A review of simulation analyses of economics and genetics for the use of in-vitro produced embryos and artificial insemination in dairy herds. Ani. Repro. 17(3).
  6. K. Kaniyamattam, J. A. Hertl, U. Tasch, D. Tasch, N. Neerchal, R. Dyer, and Y. T. Grohn. 2020. A cost benefit estimation of using automatic lameness detection systems for different severity levels of lameness in dairy cows: A dynamic programming approach. Pre. Vet. Med. 178: 104993.
  7. Kaniyamattam, K., A. De Vries, L. W. Tauer, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2020. Economics of reducing clinical mastitis, and metritis through genomic selection. J. Dairy Sci. 103: 473:491.
  8. G. Lhermie, L. C. Verteramo, K. Kaniyamattam, L. W. Tauer, H. M. Scott, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2019. Antibiotic policies in beef production: choosing the right instruments under structural and market constraints. Frontiers in Vet. Sci. 6:245.
  9. Cazer, C. L., M. A. Al-Mamun, K. Kaniyamattam, W. J. Love, J. G. Booth, C. L. Lanzas, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2019. Shared multidrug resistance patterns in chicken associated Escherichia coli identified by association rule mining. Frontiers in Micro. 10:687.
  10. Verteramo Chiu, L. J., L. W. Tauer, M. A. Al-Mamun, K. Kaniyamattam, R. L. Smith, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2018. An agent-based model evaluation of economic control strategies for paratuberculosis in a Dairy Herd. J. Dairy Sci. 101: 6443-6454.
  11. Kaniyamattam, K., J. Block, P. J. Hansen, and A. De Vries. 2018. Economic and genetic performance of various combinations of in-vitro produced embryo transfers and artificial insemination in a dairy herd. J. Dairy Sci. 101: 1540-1553.
  12. Kaniyamattam, K., J. Block, P. J. Hansen, and A. De Vries. 2017. Comparison between an exclusive in vitro-produced embryo transfer system and artificial insemination for genetic, technical, and financial herd performance. J. Dairy Sci. 100: 5729-5745.
  13. Kaniyamattam, K., M. A. Elzo, J. B. Cole, and A. De Vries. 2016. Stochastic dynamic simulation modeling including multi-trait genetics to estimate genetic, technical, and financial consequences of dairy farm reproduction and selection strategies. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 8187–8202.
  14. Kannampuzha-Francis, J., A. C. Denicol, B. Loureiro, K. Kaniyamattam, M. Sofia Ortega and P. J. Hansen. 2015. Exposure to colony stimulating factor 2 during preimplantation development increases postnatal growth in cattle. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 82: 892-897.
  15. K. Kaniyamattam and A. De Vries. 2014. Agreement between milk fat, protein, and lactose observations collected from the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and a realtime milk analyzer. J. Dairy Sci. 97:2896–2908.
  16. Maltz, E., L. F. Barbosa, P. Bueno, L. Scagion, K. Kaniyamattam, L. F. Greco, A. De Vries, and J. E. P. Santos. 2013. Effect of feeding according to energy balance on performance, nutrient excretion and feeding behavior of early lactation dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96: 5249-5266.

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Dairy Science Association, (2011–Present)
  • Kerala Veterinary Council, (2009 – Present)