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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Livestock Behavior Research
Lay, Jr, Donald - Don
Research Leader
Don.Lay@ars.usda.gov
(765)496-7750
Poultry Science Building
125 South Russell Street
West LafayetteIN47907

Mission:
The mission of the Livestock Behavior Research Unit is to develop scientific measures of animal well-being, through the study of animal behavior, stress physiology, immunology, neurophysiology, and cognition, that will allow an objective evaluation of animal agricultural practices. This method of study will allow the improvement of existing practices and invention of new practices that can enhance animal well-being and increase animal productivity. In addition, this unit will use and develop its knowledge of stress physiology and animal behavior to address concerns of pathogen contamination of livestock carcasses due to the stress of handling and transportation. The optimization of animal well-being will assist in improving animal health, increasing productivity and decreasing human exposure to dangerous pathogens.

  Midwest Area
    West Lafayette, Indiana
      Livestock Behavior Research
People:
Cheng, Heng Wei
(765) 494-8022

Research Biologist
Eicher, Susan
(765) 496-3665

Research Physiologist (Animals)
Enneking, Stacey
(765) 494-0396

Research Associate
Johnson, Jay
(765) 496-7946

Research Animal Scientist
Kilgore, Ryan
(765) 494-8615

Biological Science Lab Technician (Animals)
Lay, Jr, Donald Don
(765) 496-7750

Research Leader
Marchant-Forde, Jeremy
(765) 494-6358

Research Animal Scientist
Moore, Larla
(765) 494-4604

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Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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