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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CHARACTERIZING AND MANAGING ANIMAL STRESS/WELL-BEING IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Benefits of providing shade to feedlot cattle of different breeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Nienaber, J.A. 2013. Benefits of providing shade to feedlot cattle of different breeds. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(4):1563-1570.
A comparison of analytic and bayesian approaches for characterizing thermal hysteresis in cattle using algebraic and geometric distances - (Proceedings)
Yang, F., Parkhurst, A.M., Zhang, S., Lee, C.N., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Gebremedhin, K.G., Hillman, P.E. 2013. A comparison of analytic and bayesian approaches for characterizing thermal hysteresis in cattle using algebraic and geometric distances. In: Proceedings of Twenty-Fourth Annual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, April 29-May 1, 2012, Manhattan, Kansas. CDROM.
Characterizing stress in shaded and unshaded feedlot heifers - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Jones, D.D. 2012. Characterizing stress in shaded and unshaded feedlot heifers. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2012, Dallas, Texas. Paper No. 12-1338297.
Determining heat tolerance in finishing pigs using thermal imaging - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Purswell, J.L. 2012. Determining heat tolerance in finishing pigs using thermal imaging. In proceedings: International Livestock Symposium. Valencia, Spain, July 8-12, 2012. ASABE Paper No. 12-ILES1433.
Managing thermal stress in feedlot cattle: environment, animal susceptibility and management options from a U.S. perspective - (Book / Chapter)
Brown Brandl, T.M. 2013. Managing thermal stress in feedlot cattle: environment, animal susceptibility and management options from a U.S. perspective. In: Aland, A. and Banhazi, T., editors. Livestock Housing: Modern Management to Ensure Optimal Health and Welfare of Farm Animals. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Academic Publishers. Pages 189-208.
Management of heat stress in the livestock industry - (Abstract Only)
Brown Brandl, T.M. 2012. Management of heat stress in the livestock industry [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90(Suppl. 2):68.
Development of a livestock feeding behavior monitoring system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A. 2011. Development of a livestock feeding behavior monitoring system. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(5):1913-1920.
Shade material evaluation based on physiological response of cattle - (Proceedings)
Eigenberg, R.A., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2011. Shade material evaluation based on physiological response of cattle. In: Proceeding for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1111184.
Heat and moisture production of growing-finishing gilts as affected by environmental temperature - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Nienaber, J.A., Eigenberg, R.A., Xin, H. 2011. Heat and moisture production of growing-finishing gilts as affected by environmental temperature. In: Proceedings American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1111183.
Body temperature and behavioral activities of four breeds of heifers in shade and full sun - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gebremedhin, K.G., Lee, C.N., Hillman, P.E., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2011. Body temperature and behavioral activities of four breeds of heifers in shade and full sun. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27(6):999-1006.
Feedlot cattle susceptibility to heat stress: an animal specific model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Jones, D.D. 2011. Feedlot cattle susceptibility to heat stress: an animal specific model. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 54(2):583-598.
Temperature and humidity control in indirect calorimeter chambers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Nienaber, J.A., Eigenberg, R.A. 2011. Temperature and humidity control in indirect calorimeter chambers. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(2):685-692.
Analysis of feeding behavior of group housed grow-finish pigs - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Rohrer, G.A., Eigenberg, R.A. 2011. Analysis of feeding behavior of group housed grow-finish pigs. In: Proceeding of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture Proceedings, July 11-14, 2011, Prague, Czech. p. 191-204.
Evaluating pen-day interactions in body temperature bilogistic mixed model for handling of feedlot heifers during heat stress - (Proceedings)
Yang, F., Parkhurst, A.M., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Nienaber, J.A. 2011. Evaluating pen-day interactions in body temperature bilogistic mixed model for handling of feedlot heifers during heat stress. In: Proceedings of Twenty-Second Annual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, April 2010, Manhattan, Kansas. p. 198-211. CDROM.
Benefits of Providing Shade to Feedlot Cattle of Different Breeds - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Nienaber, J.A. 2010. Benefits of Providing Shade to Feedlot Cattle of Different Breeds. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), June 20-23, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paper No. 1009517.
Overview of the Progress in Reducing Environmental Effects on Cattle - (Abstract Only)
Brown Brandl, T.M. 2009. Overview of the Progress in Reducing Environmental Effects on Cattle. In: Proceedings American Dairy Science Association 18th Discover Conference, 2-5 Nov 2009, Nashville, IN.
Heat Stress Effects on Growing-Finishing Swine - (Proceedings)
Nienaber, J.A., and Brown Brandl, T.M. 2009. Heat Stress Effects on Growing-Finishing Swine. In: Proceedings 25th Annual Carolina Swine Nutrition Conference, 10 Nov. 2009, Raleigh, NC. pgs. 25-35.
Water spray cooling during handling of feedlot cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Nienaber, J.A. 2010. Water spray cooling during handling of feedlot cattle. International Journal of Biometeorology. 54:609-616.
Chapter 5: Thermal Indices and Their Applications for Livestock Environments - (Book / Chapter)
Hahn, G., Gaughan, J.B., Mader, T.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2009. Chapter 5: Thermal Indices and Their Applications for Livestock Environments. In: DeShazer, J.A., ed. Livestock Energetics and Thermal Environmental Management. St. Joseph, MI:American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 113-130.
Chapter 6: Instrumentation for Research and Management in Animal Agriculture - (Book / Chapter)
Eigenberg, R.A., Bucklin, R.A., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2009. Chapter 6: Instrumentation for Research and Management in Animal Agriculture. In: DeShazer, J.A., ed. Livestock Energetics and Thermal Environmental Management. St. Joseph, MI:American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p.131-149.
Using Experts to Validate an Animal Specific Heat Stress Model for Feedlot Cattle     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M. and D. Jones. 2009. Using Experts to Validate an Animal Specific Heat Stress Model for Feedlot Cattle. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Reno, NV, June 21 - 24, 2009. Paper No. 097325. St. Joseph, MI:ASABE.
Water Spray Cooling During Handling of Feedlot Cattle - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Nienaber, J.A. 2009. Water Spray Cooling During Handling of Feedlot Cattle. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers. June 21-24, 2009. Reno, NV. ASABE Paper No. 96201. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASABE.
Shade Material Evaluation Using a Cattle Response Model and Meteorological Instrumentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eigenberg, R.A., Brown Brandl, T.M., Nienaber, J.A. 2009. Shade Material Evaluation Using a Cattle Response Model and Meteorological Instrumentation. International Journal of Biometeorology. 53:501-507.
Potential Climate Change Effects on Warm-Season Livestock Production in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mader, T.L., Frank, K.L., Harrington, J.A., Hahn, G.L., Nienaber, J.A. 2009. Potential Climate Change Effects on Warm-Season Livestock Production in the Great Plains. Climatic Change. 97:529-541.
Sweating rates of dairy cows and beef heifers in hot conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gebremedhin, K.G., Hillman, P.E., Lee, C.N., Collier, R.J., Willard, S.T., Arthington, J.E., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2008. Sweating rates of dairy cows and beef heifers in hot conditions. Transactions ASABE 51(6):2167-2178.
Analysis of meteorological parameters of different extreme heat waves - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Nienaber, J.A., Hahn, G.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2008. Analysis of meteorological parameters of different extreme heat waves. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Livestock Environment Symposium, 849-855. Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
Climate conditions in bedded confinement buildings - (Proceedings)
Mader, T.L., Johnson, L.J., Brown Brandl, T.M., Gaughan, J.B. 2008. Climate conditions in bedded confinement buildings. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Livestock Environment Symposium, 395-402. Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
Sweating rates of dairy and feedlot cows under stressful thermal environments - (Proceedings)
Gebremedhin, K.G., Hillman, P.E., Lee, C.N., Collier, R.J., Willard, S.T., Arthington, J.E., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2008. Sweating rates of dairy and feedlot cows under stressful thermal environments. In: Proceedings of Eighth International Livestock Environment Symposium,745-753. Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
Heat and moisture production of growing-finishing barrows as affected by environmental temperature     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Nienaber, J.A., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2008. Heat and moisture production of growing-finishing barrows as affected by environmental temperature. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Paper No. 084168. St. Joseph, MI:ASABE.
Sweating Rates of Dairy and Feedlot Cows in Stressful Thermal Environments - (Proceedings)
Gebremedhin, K.G., Hillman, P.E., Lee, C.N., Collier, R.J., Willard, S.T., Arthington, J.E., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2008. Sweating Rates of Dairy and Feedlot Cows in Stressful Thermal Environments. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Paper No. 084752. St. Joseph, MI:ASABE.
The impact of stress level on fecal bacteria and pathogen shedding in feedlot cattle.     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Berry, E.D., Wells, J., Arthur, T.M., Nienaber, J.A. 2008. The impact of stress level on fecal bacteria and pathogen shedding in feedlot cattle. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Paper No. 084178. St. Joseph, MI:ASABE.
Heat stress in feedlot cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M. 2008. Heat stress in feedlot cattle. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources. Vol. 3, No. 16. Available: www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews/reviews.asp or doi:10.1079/PAVSNNR20083016.
Last Modified: 8/21/2014
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