Taketo Obitsu

Last Updated :2019/12/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Professor
Web Site
E-mail
tobitsuhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-4,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7955 FAX : (+81)
Self-introduction
My major area:ruminant nutriton and feed sciences

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1987/04/01, 1995/01/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Research Assistant
  • 2007/04/01, 2015/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Sicence, Associate Professor
  • 2015/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Sicence, Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hokkaido University, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Japan, 1985/04, 1987/03
  • Hokkaido University, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan, 1981/04, 1985/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
  • Master of Agriculture, HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Animal Science

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Animal production science

Research Keywords

  • lactation cows
  • digestion and metabolism
  • automatic milking system
  • milk
  • diestive tract
  • Protein
  • Amino acids
  • bioactive food components
  • urea
  • animal feed

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Biological production and natural environment
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Life, food, and environmental sciences
  3. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Life, food, and environmental sciences
  4. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Biological Science of Animal Production and Fishery
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Sciences
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Ethics of Science and Technology
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Physics
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science I
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science II
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Microbiology
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Research Front of Applied Biological Science
  12. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Internship I
  13. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Internship II
  14. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Fildwork on Forest Ecosystems
  15. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Fildwork on Fruit Growing
  16. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Fildwork on Community Coasts
  17. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice in Livestock Farming
  18. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Experience of Farm Practice in Okayama,the Land of Sunshine
  19. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice and seminar in forest field science
  20. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Seminar of Forest, Satoyama and Marine Science
  21. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Animal Nutrition
  22. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice in animal nutrition
  23. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Dairy Field Science
  24. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  25. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Feed Science
  26. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Laboratory Animal Science
  27. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Practice in Crop Production Sciences
  28. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical training in fieldwork on food resources
  29. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Practice on Hillside Farming
  30. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Year, Special Practice I
  31. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Year, Practical Course in Marine Bioscience and Technology IV
  32. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Year, Practice on East China Sea Study
  33. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Year, Practical Course on Fisheries Science and the Marine Environment I-B
  34. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Year, Practice Course on Fisheries Science and the Marine Environment III
  35. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Overseas Exercise of Applied Biological Science I
  36. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Overseas Exercise of Applied Biological Science II
  37. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Overseas Exercise of Applied Biological Science III
  38. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Regional Agropolitics
  39. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Plant Breeding
  40. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Plant Pathology
  41. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Independent study of International issues and challenge
  42. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, International Applied Biological Sciences I
  43. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introductory Physiology of Domestic Animals
  44. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  45. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Management of Ruminant Nutrition
  46. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Nutritional physiology of farm animals
  47. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar on animal nutrition and feeding
  48. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation
  49. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Exercises in Animal Science(B)
  50. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Exercises in Animal Science(B)
  51. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , OutOfTerm(1st), Practice in Animal Science
  52. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  53. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  54. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  55. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  56. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  57. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Animal Nutrition and Physiology I
  58. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Animal Nutrition and Physiology II
  59. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Effect of replacing alfalfa hay with a mixture of cassava foliage silage and sweet potato vine silage on ruminal and intestinal digestion in sheep, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 89(2), 386-396, 201802
  2. A simple visible and near-infrared (V-NIR) camera system for monitoring the leaf area index and growth stage of Italian ryegrass, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 144, 314-323, 201801
  3. Low-cost visible and near-infrared camera on an unmanned aerial vehicle for assessing the herbage biomass and leaf area index in an Italian ryegrass field, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 64(2), 145-150, 201804
  4. Response of plasma glucagon-like peptide-2 to feeding pattern and intraruminal administration of volatile fatty acids in sheep, DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 60, 31-41, 2017
  5. Effect of nutrient levels during the far-off period on postpartum productivity in dairy cows, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 88(8), 1162-1170, 2017
  6. Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and harvesting stage on photosynthetic pigments and phytol contents of Italian ryegrass silage, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 88(10), 1513-1522, 201710
  7. Expression of lipases and lipid receptors in sperm storage tubules and possible role of fatty acids in sperm survival in the hen oviduct, THERIOGENOLOGY, 85(7), 1334-1342, 20160415
  8. A comparison of plasma glucose and oxidative status in lactating dairy cows in summer and autumn, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 87(10), 1212-1217, 2016
  9. Metabolomic profiling reveals differential effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 and insulin on nutrient partitioning in ovine liver, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 87(12), 1480-1489, 2016
  10. A preliminarily study for predicting body weight and milk properties in lactating Holstein cows using a three-dimensional camera system, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 111, 186-193, 2015
  11. Nitrogen digestion and urea recycling in Hokkaido native horses fed hay-based diets, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 86(2), 159-165, 2015
  12. Insulin-independent actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 in wethers, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 86(4), 385-391, 2015
  13. Milk production, plasma metabolite profiles and mammary arterial-venous differences of milk precursors in early lactation cows milked at different frequencies by an automatic milking system, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 86(5), 499-507, 2015
  14. Effects of fat-enriched diet and methionine on insulin sensitivity in lactating cows, JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 93(6), 2778-2784, 2015
  15. Effects of dietary combination of corn and rice as whole crop silage and grain sources on carbohydrate digestion and nitrogen use in steers, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 85(2), 127-134, 2014
  16. Effects of calcium salts of medium-chain fatty acids on plasma metabolite and hormone concentrations in early lactating dairy cows, ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE, 54(10), 1699-1702, 2014
  17. Effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 and ghrelin on liver metabolites in steers, ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE, 54(10), 1732-1736, 2014
  18. Effects of intravenous ghrelin injection on plasma growth hormone, insulin and glucose concentrations in calves at weaning, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 84(4), 310-315, 2013
  19. Effects of forage intake level on nitrogen net flux by portal-drained viscera of mature sheep with abomasal infusion of an amino acid mixture, ANIMAL, 7(10), 1614-1621, 2013
  20. Energy metabolism by splanchnic tissues of mature sheep fed varying levels of lucerne hay cubes, ANIMAL, 7(10), 1622-1630, 2013
  21. Ingestion of medium chain fatty acids by lactating dairy cows increases concentrations of plasma ghrelin, DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 45(4), 216-223, 2013
  22. Effects of calcium salts of long-chain fatty acids and rumen-protected methionine on plasma concentrations of ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide-1 (7 to 36) amide and pancreatic hormones in lactating cows, DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 42(2), 74-82, 2012
  23. Plasma concentrations and effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (7-36) amide in calves before and after weaning, DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 43(4), 299-306, 2012
  24. Effects of glucose and volatile fatty acids on blood ghrelin concentrations in calves before and after weaning, JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 90(13), 4839-4845, 2012
  25. Effects of amino acids infused into the vein on ghrelin-induced GH, insulin and glucagon secretion in lactating cows, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 82(2), 267-273, 2011
  26. Plasma ghrelin concentration is decreased by short chain fatty acids in wethers, DOMESTIC ANIMAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 41(1), 50-55, 2011
  27. Effects of high ambient temperature on urea-nitrogen recycling in lactating dairy cows, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 82(4), 531-536, 2011
  28. Seasonal variations in dorsal muscle constituents of wild black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Western Japan, NIPPON SUISAN GAKKAISHI, 77(6), 1034-1042, 20111101
  29. Effects of glucose and amino acids on ghrelin secretion in sheep, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 81(2), 199-204, 2010
  30. Change of plasma arginine flux around weaning period in young calves, Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, 223-224, 20100901
  31. The effect of dietary ratios of corn silage and alfalfa hay on carbohydrate digestion and retention time of feed particles in the gastrointestinal tract of steers, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 80(5), 546-555, 2009
  32. Quantitative Comparison of Diversity and Conformity in Nitrogen Recycling of Ruminants, ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES, 22(3), 440-447, 2009
  33. Effect of potato pulp as a dietary carbohydrate source on nitrogen excretion and urea metabolism in sheep, Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, 435-436, 20070901
  34. Perchlorate in dairy milk. Comparison of Japan versus the United States, Environmental Science and Technology, 41(1), 88-92, 20070101
  35. Effect of amino acid and glucose adoministration following exercise on the turnover of muscle protein in the hindlimb femoral region of thoroughbreds, Equine Veterinary Journal, 36, 611-616, 20060401
  36. Plasma levels of ghrelin and glucagon-like peptide 1 in periparturient Holstein dairy cows., Proc. 12th AAAP, 20060922
  37. Evaluation of fishmeal supplement with net nitrogen flux by the portal-drained viscera and the liver in mature sheep, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Scienses., 18(9), 1255-1261, 20050901
  38. Effects of short-term exposure to heat stress on splanchnic metabolism in sheep, J. Anim. Feed Sci., 13, 359-362, 20040401
  39. Use of rigid-type polyethylen T-cannula, silicone tubing, and adhesion netting for surgical cannulation of ileum of the horse, J. Vet. Med. Sci., 65(8), 927-930, 20030801
  40. Digestion of cell wall fraction analyzed by detergent and enzymatic methods in horse fed hay with soybean meal, Proc. 9th WCAP, 20030401
  41. Effect of weaning on urea metabolism in calves, Progress in research on energy and protein metabolism, 631-634, 20030901
  42. Effects of nonylphenol injection into maternal Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) on the female reproductive functions of F1 generation, J Poult Sci, 39(4), 266-273, 20021001
  43. Effects of Nonylphenol Injection into Maternal Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) on the Female Reproductive Functions of F1 Generation, Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 39(4), 20021001
  44. Effect of abomasal glucose infusion on alanine metabolism and urea production in sheep, British Journal of Nutrition, 84(1), 157-163, 20000401
  45. Response of pancreatic exocrine secretion in sheep fed different type and amount of hay, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13(8), 1044-1049, 20000801
  46. Effect of propionate on the urinary nitrogen excretion and alanine kinetics in sheep sustained by intragastric nutrition, 64, 19990901
  47. Digestion site and extent of carbohydrate fractions in steers offered by-product diets, as determined by detergent and enzymatic methods, Anim. Sci., 68(1), 173-182, 19990101
  48. Transfers of N metabolites across the ovine liver in response to short-term infusions of an amino acid mixture into the mesenteric vein, British Journal of Nutrition, 80(4), 371-379, 19981001
  49. Duodenal flow and digestion of amino acids after early weaning of Japanese Black calves fed fish meal and urea, Proceedings of 8th World Conference on Animal Production, 1, 336-337, 19980701
  50. Effects of different processing procedures for rice bran on dietary nutrient digestion in each segment of the digestive tract of steers, Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 59(4), 265-277, 19960601
  51. Effects of high by-product diets containing rice bran and beet pulp on the site and extent of digestion and microbial synthesis in steers, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 9(6), 655-665, 19960601
  52. Effect of fat sources infused into the abomasum on intestinal fat digestion and energy metabolism in lambs, Japanese Journal of Sheep Science, 32, 28-32, 19951101
  53. Intestinal fatty acid digestion and energy utilization in lambs infused with different plant oils into the abomasum., Ann.Zootoch, 44, 204, 19950901
  54. Ruminal and post-ruminal digestion and nitrogen balance in early weaned calves fed soybean meal and heated soybean meal., Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 8(1), 75-82, 19950101
  55. Absorption rate of different volatile fatty acid mixtures infused into the rumen of young calves., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 65(12), 1122-1126, 19941201
  56. Techniques for gastrointestinal cannulation of ruminants with improved polyethylene cannulas, Journal of Faculty of Applied Biological Science, 33(1), 1-8, 19940601
  57. Site and extent of digestion and nitrogen use in steers fed high-protein diets containing different protein and starch sources, Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 65(9), 775-787, 19940901
  58. Effect of supplemental nitrogen sources on in vitro starch degradation of corn, Journal of Faculty of Applied Biological Science, 32(1), 15-22, 19930601
  59. Utilization of energy and nitrogen in early weaned calves nourished by intragastric infusion : effects of the proportion of volatile fatty acids infused into the rumen, with abomasal infusion of glucose and casein., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 64(7), 692-699, 19930701
  60. Effect of volatile fatty acid proportions on energy and nitrogen utilization in early weaned calves nourished by intragastric infusion of nutrients., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 64(6), 568-577, 19930601
  61. Effects of a corn or barley and soybean meal or corn gluten meal diet on nitrogen use in the digestive tract of steers., 2, 159-160, 19930601
  62. Effects of ruminal infusion rate of urea on digestion and nitrogen utilization in ruminants., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 63(3), 277-285, 19920301
  63. Effects of energy source on the utilization of nitrogen and energy in early weaned calves nourishied by intragastric infusion, 21, 19910801
  64. Combination of different sources of starch and protein: effects on site and extent of carbohydrate digestion in steers., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 62(8), 699-710, 19910801
  65. Intestinal starch digestion in sheep fed different rations with abomasal starch infusion., Anim. Sci. Technol. (Jpn), 62(3), 253-262, 19910301
  66. Comparison of the continuous and spot sampling methods for collection digesta of the duodenum in young calves fitted with the duodenul re-entrant cannulae, Journal of Faculty of Agriculture= Hokkaido University, 63(1), 58-63, 19861201
  67. A note on fitting re-entrant cannulae on the duodenum of growing calves for determining of site and extent of utilization of nitrogen, Journal of Faculty of Agriculture= Hokkaido University, 62(4), 384-387, 19860301
  68. Effects of ensiling treatment for tuber crop forages and grain source on carbohydrate digestion, nitrogen utilization, and urea metabolism in sheep, ANIMAL FEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 243, 140-149, SEP 2018
  69. Postruminal supply of amino acids enhances ghrelin secretion and lipid metabolism in feed-deprived sheep, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 89(12), 1663-1672, 201812

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Effects of ensiling methods for by-product forages and grain sources on digestion and urea metabolism in sheep, H.L. Dang, T. Obitsu, T. Sugino, 11th Japan-China-Korea Joint Symposium on Rumen Metabolism and Physiology, 2017/10/27, Without Invitation
  2. Effect of methionine on energy metabolism in sheep with ruminal ethanol infusion., Obitsu T, Hosoba K, El-Sabagh M, Sugino T, 17th AAAP Congress, 2016/08/22, Without Invitation, Fukuoka, Japan
  3. Effect of fertilization levels and harvesting stages of grass silages on ruminal phytainic acid produciton in vitro, Lv R. Sato M, El-Sabagh M, Obitsu T, Sugino T., Lv R. Sato M, El-Sabagh M, Obitsu T, Sugino T., 10th Korea, Japan, China Joint Symposium on Ruminal Metabolism and Physiology, 2015/08/03, Without Invitation, Korean Society of Rumen Function Studies, Suncheon, Korea