Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Manahan, T.J., Spiller, S.F., Wilson, C.S. 2015. An update on USDA swine gene banking. Meeting Abstract. VIII International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation, Champaign, IL August 9-12, 2015.
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Rice, S.D., Koeoke, K.L., Mcguire, E.M., Mcguire, K.E., Stobart, S., Blackburn, H.D. 2014. A preliminary report on the impact of cryopreservation diluent on ram sperm physiology and cervical artificial insemination. Symposium Proceedings. Western Section American Society of Animal Science, June 25-27, 2014, San Angelo, Texas.
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2013. Rooster sperm plasma membrane protein and phospholipid organization and reorganization attributed to cooling and cryopreservation. Meeting Abstract. Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, Bethesda, MD, July 28-31, 2013.
Gallegos, A.I., Ericsson, S.A., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Warnock, B.J., Meador, M.K., Smith, M.W., Purdy, P.H. 2013. Effect of storage time on the viability of cryopreserved bovine spermatozoa. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Animal Science, Indianapolis, IN, July 8-12, 2013.
Blackburn, H.D., Toishibekov, Y., Toishibekov, M., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M.A., Pavia, S. 2011. Genetic diversity of Ovis aries populations near domestication centers and in the new world. Genetica. 139:1169-1178.
Blackburn, H.D., Paiva, S.R., Wildeus, S., Getz, W., Stobart, R., Bixby, D., Purdy, P.H., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M.A. 2011. Genetic Structure and Diversity among U.S. sheep breeds: Identification of the major gene pools. Journal of Animal Science. 89:2336-2348.
Spencer, K.W., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T.S., Knox, R.V. 2010. Effect of number of motile frozen-thawed boar sperm and number of fixed-time inseminations on fertility in estrous-synchronized gilts. Animal Reproduction Sciences. 121:259-266.
Purdy, P.H., Tharp, N., Stewart, T., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2010. Implications of the pH and temperature of diluted, cooled boar semen on fresh and frozen-thawed sperm motility characteristics. Theriogenology. 74:1304-1310.
Blackburn, H.D., Toishibekov, Y., Toishibekov, M., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M. 2009. Comparison of Genetic Diversity Between US and Kazak Sheep Breeds. Journal of Animal Science 87:401. Annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, July 13-17, 2009. Montreal Canada.
Tharp, N.E., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T. 2009. Influence of pre-cryopreservation pH and temperature on boar semen quality. Midwest Section American Society of Animal Science, Des Moines, IA, March 16-18, 2008.
Spencer, K., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Welsh, C.S., Stewart, T., Breen, S., Taibl, J., Yantis, B., Knox, R. 2008. Effect of number of motile sperm and number of inseminations using frozen boar semen on fertility in gilts. National Hog Farmer. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/genetics-reproduction/artificial-insemination/1215-boar-semen-use/.
Purdy, P.H., Knox, R., Singleton, W., Spencer, K., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T., Tharp, N., Welsh, C.S., Blackburn, H.D. 2008. Perspectives on cryopreservation, quality control, and artificial insemination of frozen-thawed boar sperm in a national repository. Symposium Proceedings. Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference, Saint Louis, MO August 7-8, 2008.
Blackburn, H.D., Brown, M., Wildeus, S., Stobart, R., Bixby, D., Dzakuma, J., Ericsson, S., Getz, W., Cockett, N., Matsas, D., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F. 2008. Genetic Diversity of US Sheep Breeds. Meeting Abstract.