top of page

Thomas H. Terrill

Professor of Animal Science
Forages/Small Ruminant Parasite Control


(478) 825-6814

Fort Valley State University
Agricultural Research Station
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030


Thomas Terrill is a Forage Specialist in the Animal Science Unit at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia.  He has been with Fort Valley State University since 1992.  Thomas earned degrees in Forage Agronomy from Pennsylvania State University (B.S.), Virginia Tech (M.S.), and the University of Georgia (Ph.D.), and gained experience with utilization of condensed tannin-containing forages by sheep during a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Massey University in New Zealand.  Dr. Terrill is the Coordinator for the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control.  His primary research focus is on sustainable parasite control in small ruminants, with emphasis on use of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), a low-input, tannin-rich perennial legume, as a natural dewormer for sheep and goats.  He also teaches and mentors several graduate students each semester in the Animal Science Master’s Program at Fort Valley State University. 


bottom of page