Best Animal Science and Veterinary Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Animal Science and Veterinary scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, over 3,419 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
7 World 1 National Frank Gill

Frank Gill

Drexel University, United States
D-index 85 Citations 23,089 532
8 World 2 National Mohammad Koohmaraie

Mohammad Koohmaraie

IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group, United States
D-index 83 Citations 23,047 163
11 World 3 National Ronald Fayer

Ronald Fayer

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 76 Citations 25,177 196
25 World 4 National Larry V. Cundiff

Larry V. Cundiff

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 68 Citations 11,446 194
27 World 5 National Yrjö T. Gröhn

Yrjö T. Gröhn

Cornell University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 13,924 200
29 World 6 National George C. Fahey

George C. Fahey

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 65 Citations 23,070 216
31 World 7 National Katherine M. Kocan

Katherine M. Kocan

Oklahoma State University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 12,661 180
34 World 8 National Frederick D. Provenza

Frederick D. Provenza

Utah State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 11,569 154
36 World 9 National José E. P. Santos

José E. P. Santos

University of Florida, United States
D-index 63 Citations 12,785 185
40 World 10 National J. W. Savell

J. W. Savell

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,167 212
42 World 11 National Leon F. Kubena

Leon F. Kubena

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 62 Citations 8,989 127
45 World 12 National Glen A. Broderick

Glen A. Broderick

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 62 Citations 10,014 118
54 World 13 National David S. Lindsay

David S. Lindsay

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,947 272
55 World 14 National James K. Drackley

James K. Drackley

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 59 Citations 11,784 140
57 World 15 National Steven D. Shackelford

Steven D. Shackelford

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,692 155
59 World 16 National Hyun S. Lillehoj

Hyun S. Lillehoj

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 58 Citations 7,478 156
67 World 17 National C.J. Wilcox

C.J. Wilcox

University of Florida, United States
D-index 57 Citations 8,660 137
69 World 18 National Carl M Parsons

Carl M Parsons

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,373 170
71 World 19 National Floyd K. Mckeith

Floyd K. Mckeith

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,265 138
74 World 20 National Tommy L. Wheeler

Tommy L. Wheeler

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,949 98
75 World 21 National Michael S. Allen

Michael S. Allen

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 14,593 144
77 World 22 National Jerry W. Spears

Jerry W. Spears

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 7,381 129
79 World 23 National Alexander N. Hristov

Alexander N. Hristov

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,917 142
80 World 24 National J.H. Clark

J.H. Clark

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,443 100
81 World 25 National Paul B. Siegel

Paul B. Siegel

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 55 Citations 7,991 240
82 World 26 National Tiruvoor G. Nagaraja

Tiruvoor G. Nagaraja

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,113 184
85 World 27 National P.H. Robinson

P.H. Robinson

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 55 Citations 8,399 178
86 World 28 National D.J. Schingoethe

D.J. Schingoethe

South Dakota State University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 7,258 136
88 World 29 National Dale D. Hancock

Dale D. Hancock

Washington State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,193 83
89 World 30 National Terry J. Klopfenstein

Terry J. Klopfenstein

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,308 291
90 World 31 National Nelson A. Cox

Nelson A. Cox

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,160 185
91 World 32 National Keith E. Gregory

Keith E. Gregory

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,353 127
92 World 34 National Robert D. Goodband

Robert D. Goodband

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,473 511
94 World 35 National Neal R Merchen

Neal R Merchen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 54 Citations 7,711 111
95 World 33 National Michael D. Tokach

Michael D. Tokach

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,584 544
96 World 36 National A.J. Heinrichs

A.J. Heinrichs

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,906 155
98 World 37 National Gary C. Smith

Gary C. Smith

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 7,478 110
99 World 38 National Dale H. Clayton

Dale H. Clayton

University of Utah, United States
D-index 53 Citations 9,279 123
100 World 39 National Kent A. Weigel

Kent A. Weigel

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 53 Citations 6,728 120
105 World 40 National Sung Woo Kim

Sung Woo Kim

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 8,007 142
108 World 41 National M. R. Bedford

M. R. Bedford

AmeriCorps VISTA, United States
D-index 52 Citations 10,649 194
112 World 42 National L.D. Van Vleck

L.D. Van Vleck

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 52 Citations 7,457 161
113 World 43 National Danny G. Fox

Danny G. Fox

Cornell University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 14,925 104
115 World 44 National Ermias Kebreab

Ermias Kebreab

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 51 Citations 9,703 212
121 World 45 National Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 51 Citations 6,700 141
122 World 46 National David J. Nisbet

David J. Nisbet

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 50 Citations 6,935 157
124 World 47 National Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 9,707 162
126 World 48 National Robert S. Lane

Robert S. Lane

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 50 Citations 6,449 115
127 World 49 National Olayiwola Adeola

Olayiwola Adeola

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 50 Citations 8,039 189
134 World 50 National Richard A. Erdman

Richard A. Erdman

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 49 Citations 8,097 91
135 World 52 National Robert M. Koch

Robert M. Koch

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 49 Citations 7,353 107
136 World 51 National J. L. Nelssen

J. L. Nelssen

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 6,322 150
144 World 53 National Randy D. Shaver

Randy D. Shaver

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 48 Citations 7,106 106
145 World 54 National John B. Kaneene

John B. Kaneene

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 8,297 166
146 World 55 National Roger B. Harvey

Roger B. Harvey

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 47 Citations 6,760 101
147 World 56 National Paul M. Fricke

Paul M. Fricke

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 47 Citations 7,059 78
149 World 57 National William P. Weiss

William P. Weiss

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 7,986 131
150 World 58 National Luis O. Tedeschi

Luis O. Tedeschi

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 7,505 207
155 World 59 National George E. Rottinghaus

George E. Rottinghaus

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 46 Citations 6,108 111
157 World 61 National Daryl J. Boness

Daryl J. Boness

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States
D-index 46 Citations 5,655 64
158 World 60 National Martin Kváč

Martin Kváč

Sewanee: The University of the South, United States
D-index 46 Citations 5,095 155
165 World 63 National Thaddeus K. Graczyk

Thaddeus K. Graczyk

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 5,425 94
167 World 62 National Evan C. Titgemeyer

Evan C. Titgemeyer

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,050 160
170 World 64 National Todd R. Callaway

Todd R. Callaway

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 44 Citations 7,415 148
174 World 65 National Mark E. Hauber

Mark E. Hauber

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 44 Citations 7,117 255
176 World 66 National Gary L. Cromwell

Gary L. Cromwell

University of Kentucky, United States
D-index 44 Citations 7,072 121
178 World 67 National Alberto A. Guglielmone

Alberto A. Guglielmone

International Trademark Association, United States
D-index 44 Citations 7,458 179
179 World 68 National J. Brake

J. Brake

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 5,849 158
182 World 69 National William A. Searcy

William A. Searcy

University of Miami, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,854 75
184 World 70 National C.R. Staples

C.R. Staples

University of Florida, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,591 110
186 World 71 National Ric R. Grummer

Ric R. Grummer

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,278 65
188 World 72 National Mark C. Thurmond

Mark C. Thurmond

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 43 Citations 6,482 110
189 World 73 National Joy A. Mench

Joy A. Mench

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 43 Citations 6,750 95
192 World 74 National Steven Christopher Loerch

Steven Christopher Loerch

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 4,965 113
193 World 75 National Katherine A. Houpt

Katherine A. Houpt

Cornell University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 6,092 117
194 World 76 National Jeffrey L. Firkins

Jeffrey L. Firkins

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 6,980 92
196 World 77 National John J. McDermott

John J. McDermott

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 42 Citations 8,583 96
201 World 78 National M. L. Galyean

M. L. Galyean

Texas Tech University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 5,811 106
204 World 80 National Michael D. Beecher

Michael D. Beecher

University of Washington, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,001 60
205 World 79 National H.R. Cross

H.R. Cross

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 8,189 111
207 World 81 National John J. McGlone

John J. McGlone

Texas Tech University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,286 121
208 World 82 National Ellis C. Greiner

Ellis C. Greiner

University of Florida, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,804 168
210 World 83 National Robert H. Whitlock

Robert H. Whitlock

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,041 105
212 World 84 National Larry L. Berger

Larry L. Berger

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 41 Citations 5,267 126
213 World 85 National Pamela L. Ruegg

Pamela L. Ruegg

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,451 85
214 World 86 National Michael E. Dikeman

Michael E. Dikeman

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 5,454 122
218 World 87 National Kenneth L. Gage

Kenneth L. Gage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,127 86
219 World 88 National Rodney A. Bray

Rodney A. Bray

American Museum of Natural History, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,553 223
222 World 89 National Brian J. Kerr

Brian J. Kerr

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 40 Citations 5,975 129
223 World 90 National Thomas R. Overton

Thomas R. Overton

Cornell University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,492 67
225 World 91 National E. T. Kornegay

E. T. Kornegay

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,024 104
234 World 92 National Calvin L. Ferrell

Calvin L. Ferrell

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 39 Citations 4,517 82
244 World 93 National Lance A. Durden

Lance A. Durden

Georgia Southern University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,592 172
245 World 94 National Adegbola T. Adesogan

Adegbola T. Adesogan

University of Florida, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,305 126
247 World 95 National Jeffrey S. Stevenson

Jeffrey S. Stevenson

Kansas State University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 5,946 102
250 World 96 National Dwight D. Bowman

Dwight D. Bowman

Cornell University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 5,517 138
255 World 97 National J. D. Tatum

J. D. Tatum

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,050 74
258 World 98 National J. de la Fuente

J. de la Fuente

Oklahoma State University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,317 83
260 World 99 National Michael J. Yabsley

Michael J. Yabsley

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,829 184
262 World 100 National Edward R. Atwill

Edward R. Atwill

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 37 Citations 4,806 115

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