Meet the Faculty

Tumen Wuliji

Assistant Professor/Program Leader of Animal Science
109 Small Animal Research Facility
1220 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 682-5377 (office)
(573) 681-5439 (lab)
(573) 681-5411 (fax)
Email: WulijiT@LincolnU.edu

Tumen Wuliji is an assistant professor and Program Leader of Animal Science in the Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences. He teaches AGR 340A Companion Animal and Horse Science and graduate research topics. Preceding his appointment at Lincoln University he was an associate professor at University of Nevada. He taught various advanced level courses including Biology, Cell Biology, Large Animal Science, Rangeland and Livestock Interactions, Small Ruminant Animal Science, and other graduate special topics. He had conducted sheep, goat and camelids breeding, reproduction and production research over 20 years, and published over 100 papers, textbook chapters, and special publications. His current research interests are focus on foot rot disease resistance genetic marker (QTL) assisted selection in sheep and goats; identification of foot rot pathogenic anaerobic bacteria species and strains; foot rot bacteria antimicrobial agent susceptibility assays; and develop new foot rot preventive and monitoring protocols.

Publications

  • Wuliji, T., Dodds, K. G., Andrews, R.N., Turner, P. R. (2011). Selection response to fleece weight, wool characteristics, and heritability estimates in yearling Romney sheep. Livestock Science 135: 26-31.
  • Wuliji, T., Dodds, K.  (2011). Effect of fleece weight selection on reproduction, live weight and wool characteristics in mature Romney ewes. Small Ruminant Research 97: 55-59.
  • Wuliji, T., A. Litherland, A.L. Goetsch, T. Sahlu, R. Puchala, L.J. Dawson and T. Gipson. 2005. Evaluation of melatonin and bromocryptine administration in Spanish goats: III. Effects on hair follicle activity, density and relationships between follicle characteristics. Journal of Small Ruminant Research: 66:11-21.
  • Wuliji, T., A. Litherland2, A.L. Goetsch1, T, Sahlu1, R. Puchala1 and L.J. Dawson3 and T. Gipson. 2003. Evaluation of melatonin and bromocryptine administration in Spanish goats. II. Effects on seasonal cashmere growth, fiber characteristics of does. Journal of Small Ruminant Research: 49: 41-49.
  • Wuliji, T., A. Litherland2, A.L. Goetsch1, T, Sahlu1, R. Puchala1 and L.J. Dawson3 and T. Gipson1. 2003. Evaluation of melatonin and bromocryptine administration in Spanish goats. I. Effects on the out of season breeding performance in spring kidding rate and fleece weight of does. Journal of Small Ruminant Research: 49: 31-40.