James  E.  Miller 
Everett D. Besch Professor  - Veterinary Parasitology
Interim Associate Dean  - Research and Advanced Studies
Bachelor's Degree(s): University of New Mexico
Master's Degree: MPVM, University of California, Davis
Veterinary Degree: University of California, Davis
PhD: University of California, Davis
Phone: 225-578-9652
Fax: 225-578-9701


Office: 3325




Dr. James E. Miller has been a member of the faculty since 1984; he was appointed full Professor in 1995 and was Acting Head of the former Department of Epidemiology and Community Health from 1999–2001. He is currently serving as Interim Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies and is the Everett D. Besch Professor of Veterinary Medicine.

He is author and/or coauthor of over 90 refereed journal articles, numerous technical/report papers, proceedings papers, and abstracts, and 7 book chapters. He is a research collaborator with numerous national and international organizations including Utah State University (Logan, UT); the University of Georgia (Athens, GA); Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA); Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA); USDA ARS, Booneville, AR; Disney's Animal Kingdom; San Diego Wild Animal Park; Busch Gardens Tampa; the International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi, Kenya); the Roslin Institute (Edinburgh, Scotland); the University of Otego (Dunnedin, NZ); the Moredun Research Institute (Edinburgh, Scotland); the Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology (Copenhagen, Denmark); and Departmento de Helmintologia Centro Nacional de Investigacion Disciplinaria Eenparasitologia Veterinaria (INIFAP), Municipio de Jiutepec, (Estado de Morelos, México).

He is affiliated with several professional organizations and is currently participating on 3 USDA National Projects: 1) NRSP-8: Cattle/Sheep Animal Genome Technical Committee, National Animal Genome Research Program, National Research Support Program, 2) NCERA-214: Increased Efficiency of Sheep Production and 3) SCC-81: Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern U.S.

He is a co-founder of the Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. The Consortium’s primary purpose is to evaluate and promote alternative non chemical methods for controlling nematode parasites. His teaching assignments include several professional and graduate courses in the School of Veterinary Medicine and undergraduate courses in the Department of Animal Science.


Area of Interest

Epidemiology and control related to: Internal nematode parasites of ruminants and host response (genetic and immunologic) to nematode infection. Strategic and tactical anthelmintic usage. Production and economics.

Anthelmintic resistance. Preventive medicine for food animals.

Herd health/computer based management


Selected Publications


Burke, J.M., Orlik, S., Miller, J.E., Terrill, T.H., Mosjidis, J.A., 2010. Using copper oxide wire particles or sericea lespedeza to prevent a peri‑parturient gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep and goats. Livestock Sci 132, 13-18.


DeRouen, S.M., Miller, J.E., Foil, L.D., 2010. Control of horn flies (Haematobia irritans) and gastrointestinal nematodes and its relation with growth performance in stocker cattle. Prof Anim Scientist 26, 109-114.


Soli, F., Terrill, T.H., Shaik, S.A., Getz, W.R., Miller, J.E., Vanguru, M., Burke, J.M., 2010. Efficacy of copper oxide wire particles against gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep and goats. Vet Parasitol 168, 93-96.


Burke, J.M., Soli, F., Miller, J.E., Terrill, T.H., Wildeus, S., Shaik, S.A., Getz, W.R., Vanguru, M., 2010. Administration of copper oxide wire particles in a capsule or feed for gastrointestinal nematode control in goats. Vet Parasitol 168, 346-350.


Burke, J.M., Wells, A., Casey, P., Miller, J.E., 2009. Garlic and papaya lack control over gastrointestinal nematodes in goats. Vet Parasitol 159, 171-174. 


Shakya, K.P., Miller, J.E., Horohov, D.W., 2009. A Th2 type of immune response is associated with increased resistance to Haemonchus contortus in naturally infected Gulf Coast Native lambs. Vet Parasitol 163, 57-66. 


Burke, J.M., Miller, J.E., Terrill, T.H., 2009. Impact of rotational grazing on gastrointestinal nematodes in weaned lambs. Vet Parasitol 163, 67-72. 


Derouen, S.M., Miller, J.E., Foil, L.D., Gentry, G.T., 2009. Control of horn flies (Haematobia irritans) and gastrointestinal parasites and its relation with cow-calf performance. Vet Parasitol 162, 320-326.


Terrill, T.H., Dykes, G.S., Shail, S.A., Miller, J.E., Kouakou, B., Kannan, G., Burke, J.M., Mosjidis, J.A., 2009. Efficacy of sericea lespedeza hay as a natural dewormer in goats: Dose titration study. Vet Parasitol 163, 52-56.


Chaudary, F.R., Qayyum, M., Khan, M.F.U., Ahmad, T., Khanum, A., Shakir, M.R., Hussain, D., Miller, J.E., 2009. The peri-parturient rise in feacal nematode egg counts with reference to Haemonchus contortus in Bulkhi ewes in northern Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan J Zool 41, 437-443.


Whitley, N.C., Miller, J.E., Burke, J.M., Cazac, D., Jackson-O'Brien, D., Dykes, L., Muir, J.P., 2009. Effect of high tannin grain sorghum on gastrointestinal parasite fecal egg counts in goats. Small Rumin Res 87, 105-107.


Worku, M., Franco, R.A., Miller, J.E., 2009. Evaluation of the activity of plant extracts in Boer goats. Amer J Anim Vet Sci 4, 72-79.


Burke, J.M., Miller, J.E., 2008. Use of FAMACHA system to evaluate gastrointestinal nematode resistance in offspring of stud rams. Vet Parasitol 153, 185-192.


Hunt, P.W., McEwan, J.C., Miller, J.E., 2008. Future perspectives for the implementation of genetic markers for parasite resistance in sheep. Trop Biomed 25, 18-33.


Burke, J.M., Terrill, T.H., Kallu, R.R., Miller, J.E., Mosjidis, J. 2007. Use of copper oxide wire particles to control gastrointestinal nematodes in goats. J Anim Sci 85, 2753-2761.


Burke, J.M., Kaplan, R.M., Miller, J.E., Terrill, T.H., Getz, W.R., Mobini, S., Valencia, E., Williams, M.J., Williamson, L.H., Vatta, A.F. 2007. Accuracy of the FAMACHA system for on-farm use by sheep and goat producers in the southeastern United States. Vet Parasitol 147, 89-95.


Burke, J.M., Morrical, D., Miller, J.E., 2007. Control of gastrointestinal nematodes with copper oxide wire particles in a flock of Polypay ewes and offspring in Iowa. Vet Parasitol 146, 372-375.


Terrill, T.H., Mosjidis, J.A., Moore, D.A., Shaik, S.A., Miller, J.E., Burke, J.M., Muir, J.P., Wolfe, R., 2007. Effect of pelleting on efficacy of sericea lespedeza hay as a natural dewormer in goats. Vet Parasitol 146, 117-122.


Lange, K.C., Olcott, D.D., Miller, J.E., Mosjidis, J.A., Terrill, T.H., Burke, J.M., Kearney, M.T., 2006. Effect of sericea lespedeza, fed as hay, on natural and experimental Haemonchus contortus infections in lambs. Vet Parasitol 141, 273-278.


Miller, J.E., Bishop, S.C., Cockett, N.E., McGraw, R.A., 2006. Segregation of natural and experimental gastrointestinal nematode infection in F2 progeny from susceptible Suffolk and resistant Gulf Coast Native sheep and its usefulness in assessing genetic variation. Vet Parasitol 140, 83-89.


Jackson, F., Miller, J.E., 2006. Alternative approaches to control – Quo vadis. Vet Parasitol 139, 371-384.


Burke, J.M., Miller, J.E., 2006. Evaluation of multiple low dose copper oxide wire particle boluses for control of Haemonchus contortus in lambs. Vet Parasitol 139, 145-149.


Peña, M.T., Miller, J.E., Horohov, D.W., 2006. Effect of CD4+ T lymphocytes depletion on resistance of Gulf Coast Native lambs toHaemonchus contortus infection. Vet Parasitol 138, 240-246.


Miller, J.E., Horohov, D.W., 2006. Immunological aspects of nematode parasite control. J Anim Sci 84 Suppl E124-32.


Flemming, S.A., Craig. T., Kaplan, R., Miller, J.E., Navarre, C, Riggs, M., 2006. Anthelmintic resistance of gastrointestinal parasites in small ruminants. J Vet Intern Med 20, 435-441.


Burke, J.M., Miller, J.E., Brauer, D.K., 2005. The effectiveness of copper wire particles as an anthelmintic in pregnant ewes and safety to offspring. Vet. Parasitol. 131, 291-297.


Burke, J.M., Miller, J.E., Larsen, M., Terrill, T.H., 2005. Interaction between copper oxide wire particles and Duddingtonia flagrans in lambs. Vet Parasitol 134, 141-146.


Terrill, T.H., Larsen, M., Samples, O., Husted, S., Miller, J.E., Gelaye, S., 2004. Capability of the nematode-trapping fungus Duddingtonia flagrans to reduce infective larvae of Haemonchus contortus in goat feces in the southeastern United States: Dose titration and dose timing interval studies. Vet Parasitol 120:285-296.


Peña, M.T., Miller, J.E., Horohov, D.W., 2004. Effect of dexamethasone treatment on the immune response of Gulf Coast Native lambs to Haemonchus contortus infection. Vet Parasitol 119: 223-235.


Fontenot, M.E., Miller, J.E., Peña M.T., Larsen, M., Gillespie, A., 2004. Efficiency of feeding Duddingtonia flagrans chlamydospores to grazing ewes on reducing availability of parasitic nematode larvae on pasture. Vet Parasitol 118, 203-213.


Burke J.M., Miller, J.E., 2002. Relative resistance of Dorper crossbred ewes to gastrointestinal nematode infection compared with St. Croix and Katahdin ewes in the southeastern United States. Vet Parasitol 109: 265-275.


Peña, M.T., Miller, J.E., Fontenot, M.E., Gillespie, A., Larsen, M., 2002. Evaluation of Duddingtonia flagrans in reducing infective larvae of Haemonchus contortus in feces of sheep. Vet Parasitol 103: 259-265.


Terrill, T.H., Kaplan, R.M., Larsen, M., Samples, O.M., Miller, J.E., and Gelaye, S., 2001. Anthelmintic Resistance on Goat Farms in Georgia—Efficacy of Anthelmintics Against Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Two Selected Goat Herds. Vet Parasitol 97: 261-268.


Li, Y., Miller, J.E., and Franke, D.E., 2001. Epidemiological observation and heterosis of gastrointestinal nematode infection in Suffolk, Gulf Coast Native and crossbred lambs. Vet Parasitol 98: 273-283.


Peña, M.T., Miller, J.E., Wyatt, W., and Kearney, M.T., 2000. Differences in susceptibility to gastrointestinal nematode infection between Angus and Brangus cattle in south Louisiana. Vet Parasitol 89: 51-61.


Kabagambe, E.K., Barras, S.R., Li., Y., Peña, M.T., Smith, W.D., and Miller, J.E., 2000. Attempts to control haemonchosis in grazing ewes by vaccination with gut membrane proteins of the parasite. Vet Parasitol 92: 15-23.


Miller, J.E., Bahirathan, M., Lemarie, S.L.,et al., 1998. Epidemiology of gastrointestinal nematode parasitism in Suffolk and Gulf Coast Native sheep with special emphasis on relative susceptibility to Haemonchus contortus infection. Vet Parasitol 74: 55-74.


Bahirathan, M., Miller, J.E., Barras, S.R., et al., 1996. Susceptibility of Suffolk and Gulf Coast Native suckling lambs to naturally acquired strongylate nematode infections. Vet Parasitol 65: 259-268.