Dr. Ryan S Pralle

Contact Info

1 University Plaza
Pioneer Tower #315
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville
  • Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture

Department Info

Assistant Professor
0315 Pioneer Tower
Assistant Professor
0315 Pioneer Tower
Assistant Professor
0315 Pioneer Tower



Dr. Ryan S. Pralle is an Assistant Professor of Animal and Dairy Science in the UW–Platteville School of Agriculture. After receiving his B.S. (2015) and Ph.D. (2020) from UW–Madison, Ryan joined UW–Platteville as a tenure-track faculty member supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub, engaging in research, outreach, and teaching. Ryan’s research interests span dairy cow nutrition and predictive analytics. Specifically, his research strives to develop data-driven management tools and strategies to optimize the nutrient supply to and the metabolic health of individual cows. This research provides hands-on learning opportunities to any undergraduate students with an interest in applied animal nutrition, health, and data sciences. Beyond research, Ryan instructs the Ruminant Nutrition (ANSCI 4080) and Dairy Cattle Management (ANSCI 4070) courses and serves as an advisor for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.


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Pralle, R.S., Holdorf, H.T., Caputo Oliveira, R., Seely, C.R., Kendall, S.J., and H.M. White. 2022. Prediction of liver triglyceride content in early lactation multiparous Holstein cows using blood metabolite, mineral, and protein biomarker concentrations. Animals. 12(19):2556. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12192556

Martin, M.J., Pralle, R.S., Gallagher, K., Weigel, K.A., Zhou, Z., and H.M. White. 2021. Circulating Metabolites Indicate Differences in High and Low Residual Feed Intake Holstein Dairy Cows. Metab. 11(12):868. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo11120868

Pralle, R.S., Li W., Murphy, B.N., Holdorf, H.T., and H.M. White. 2021. Novel facets of the liver transcriptome are associated with the susceptibility and resistance to lipid-related metabolic disorders in periparturient Holstein cows. 11(9):2558. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11092558

Pralle, R.S., Amdall, J.D, Fourdraine, R.H., Oetzel, G.R., and H.M. White. 2021. Hyperketonemia predictions provide an on-farm management tool with epidemiological insights. Animals. 11(5): 1291. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11051291

Pralle, R.S., S.J. Erb, H.T. Holdorf, and H.M. White. 2021. Greater hepatic patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 3 in peripartum cows and primary hepatocytes inhibited liver triglyceride accumulation. Sci. Rep. 11(1):1-16. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82233-0

Pralle, R.S., N.E. Schultz, H.M. White, and K.A. Weigel. 2020. Hyperketonemia GWAS and parity dependent SNP associations in Holstein dairy cows intensively sampled for blood β-hydroxybutyrate concentration. Physiol. Genomics. 52(8):347-357. 

Pralle, R.S. and H.M. White. 2020. Symposium review: Big data, big predictions: Utilizing milk Fourier-transform infrared and genomics to improve hyperketonemia management. J. Dairy Sci. 103(4):3867-3873. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17379

Caputo Oliveira, R., S.J. Erb, R.S. Pralle, H.T. Holdorf, C.R. Seely, and H.M. White. 2020. Postpartum fermented ammoniated condensed whey supplementation altered nutrient partitioning to support hepatic metabolism. J. Dairy Sci. 103(8):7055-7067. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17790