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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Safeguarding Well-being of Food Producing Animals

Location: Livestock Behavior Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Determining the effects of early gestation in utero heat stress on postnatal fasting heat production and circulating biomarkers associated with metabolism in growing pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chapel, N.M., Byrd, C.J., Lugar, D.W., Morello, G.M., Baumgard, L.H., Ross, J.W., Safranski, T.J., Lucy, M.C., Johnson, J.S. 2017. Determining the effects of early gestation in utero heat stress on postnatal fasting heat production and circulating biomarkers associated with metabolism in growing pigs. Journal of Animal Science. doi: 10.2527/jas2017.1730.

Testing the feasibility of using a conveyor belt to load weanling and nursery pigs for transportation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lay Jr., D.C., Sapkota, A., Enneking, S.A. 2017. Testing the feasibility of using a conveyor belt to load weanling and nursery pigs for transportation. Translational Animal Science. 1:1-9. doi:10.2527/tas2017.0033.

Feed withdrawal and transportation effects on Salmonella enterica levels in market weight pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eicher, S.D., Rostagno, M.H., Lay Jr, D.C. 2017. Feed withdrawal and transportation effects on Salmonella enterica levels in market weight pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 95:2848-2858. doi:10.2527/jas.2017.1454.

Effects of heat stress and probiotic supplementation on protein functionality and oxidative stability of ground chicken leg meat during display storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Kim, J., Yan, F., Cheng, H., Kim, Y. 2017. Effects of heat stress and probiotic supplementation on protein functionality and oxidative stability of ground chicken leg meat during display storage. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. doi:10.1002/jsfa.8423.

Preventing, treating, and predicting barbering: a fundamental role for biomarkers of oxidative stress in a mouse model of trichotillomania - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vieira, G.T., Lossie, A.C., Lay Jr., D.C., Radcliffe, J.S., Garner, J.P. 2017. Preventing, treating, and predicting barbering: a fundamental role for biomarkers of oxidative stress in a mouse model of trichotillomania. PLoS One. 12(4):e0175222. https://doi.org/10.137/journal.pone.0175222.

Immune response of laying hens exposed to 30 ppm ammonia for 25 weeks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, H., Yan, F., Hu, J., Wu, Y., Tucker, C.M., Green, A.R., Cheng, H. 2017. Immune response of laying hens exposed to 30 ppm ammonia for 25 weeks. Poultry Science. 16(4):139-146. doi:10.3923/ijps.2017.139.146.

Evaluation of movement restriction zone sizes in controlling classical swine fever outbreaks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yadav, S., Widmar, N.O., Lay Jr., D.C., Croney, C., Weng, H. 2016. Evaluation of movement restriction zone sizes in controlling classical swine fever outbreaks. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 3:124. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00124.

Initial evaluation of floor cooling on lactating sows under severe acute heat stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabezon, F., Schinckel, A., Smith, A.J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Johnson, J.S., Stwalley, R. 2017. Initial evaluation of floor cooling on lactating sows under severe acute heat stress. Professional Animal Scientist. 33(2):254-260. http://doi.org/10.15232/pas.2016-01584.

Microenvironments in swine farrowing rooms: the thermal, lighting and acoustic environments of sows and piglets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

The effect of chronic ammonia exposure on acute phase proteins, immunoglobulin and cytokines in laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, Y., Yan, F., Hu, J., Chen, H., Tucker, C., Green, A.R., Cheng, H. 2017. The effect of chronic ammonia exposure on acute phase proteins, immunoglobulin and cytokines in laying hens. Poultry Science. 96:1524–1530.doi.org/10.3382/ps/pew454.

The role of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) in the global development of animal welfare science and its relationship with the OIE; strength through partnership - (Abstract Only)

Probiotic supplementation and fast freezing to improve quality attributes and oxidation stability of frozen chicken breast muscle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Miller, D.K., Yan, F., Wang, W., Cheng, H., Kim, B. 2016. Probiotic supplementation and fast freezing to improve quality attributes and oxidation stability of frozen chicken breast muscle. Food Chemistry. 75:34-41. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2016.08.035.

Effect of threonine deficiency on intestinal integrity and immune response to coccidiosis in broiler chicks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Chen, X., Eicher, S.D., Ajuwon, K.M., Applegate, T.J. 2016. Effect of threonine deficiency on intestinal integrity and immune response to coccidiosis in broiler chicks. British Journal of Nutrition. 116:2030-2043. doi:10.1017/S0007114516003238.

Effects of rapid temperature fluctuations prior to breeding on reproductive efficiency in replacement gilts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Martin, K.L., Pohler, K.G., Stewart, K.R. 2017. Effects of rapid temperature fluctuations prior to breeding on reproductive efficiency in replacement gilts. Journal of Thermal Biology. 61:29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.08.003.

Exposure to thermoneutral conditions following acute heat stress reduces skin temperature and increase core body temperature in pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sapkota, A., Herr, A., Johnson, J., Lay Jr., D.C. 2016. Exposure to thermoneutral conditions following acute heat stress reduces skin temperature and increase core body temperature in pigs. Livestock Science. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2016.07.010.

Cooled perch effects on performance and well-being traits in caged White Leghorn hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, J., Hester, P.Y., Makagon, M.M., Vezzoli, G., Gates, R.S., Xiong, Y., Cheng, H. 2016. Cooled perch effects on performance and well-being traits in caged White Leghorn hens. Poultry Science. doi: 10.3382/ps/pew248.

Including dietary fiber and resistant starch to increase satiety and reduce aggression in gestating sows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sapkota, A., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Lay Jr., D.C. 2016. Including dietary fiber and resistant starch to increase satiety and reduce aggression in gestating sows. Journal of Animal Science. 94:1-11. doi:10.2527/jas2015-0013.

Rapid cooling after acute hyperthermia alters intestinal tissue morphology and increases the systemic inflammatory response in pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J., Sapkota, A., Lay Jr., D.C. 2016. Rapid cooling after acute hyperthermia alters intestinal tissue morphology and increases the systemic inflammatory response in pigs. Journal of Applied Physiology. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00685.2015.

The effect of cooled perches on immunological parameters of caged White Leghorn hens during the hot summer months - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strong, R.A., Hester, P.Y., Eicher, S.D., Hu, J., Cheng, H. 2015. The effect of cooled perches on immunological parameters of caged White Leghorn hens during the hot summer months. PLoS One. 10(10): e0141215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141215.

Review: Assessment of completeness of reporting in intervention studies using livestock: an example from pain mitigation interventions in neonatal piglets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Connor, A., Anthony, R., Bergamasco, L., Coetzee, J., Dzikamunhenga, R.S., Johnson, A.K., Karriker, L.A., Marchant Forde, J.N., Martineau, G.S., Millman, S.T., Pajor, E.A., Rutherford, K., Sprague, M., Sutherland, M., Von Borell, E., Webb, S. 2016. Review: Assessment of completeness of reporting in intervention studies using livestock: an example from pain mitigation interventions in neonatal piglets. Animal. 10(4): 660-670. doi: 10.1017/S1751731115002323.

Tear staining in pigs: a potential tool for welfare assessment on commercial farms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Telkanranta, H., Marchant Forde, J.N., Valros, A.E. 2015. Tear staining in pigs: a potential tool for welfare assessment on commercial farms. Animal. doi:10.1017/S175173111500172X.

Nitrous oxide as a humane method for piglet euthanasia: behavior and electroencephalography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., Kells, N., Johnson, C., Dennis, R.L., Sutherland, M., Lay Jr, D.C. 2015. Nitrous oxide as a humane method for piglet euthanasia: behavior and electroencephalography. Physiology and Behavior. 151:29-37. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.06.026.

The science of animal behavior and welfare: challenges, opportunities and global perspective - (Review Article)
Marchant Forde, J.N. 2015. The science of animal behavior and welfare: challenges, opportunities and global perspective. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2(16). doi: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00016.

Functions of Propolis as a natural feed additive in poultry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mahmoud, U.T., Cheng, H., Applegate, T. 2015. Functions of Propolis as a natural feed additive in poultry. World's Poultry Science Journal. 72(01): 37-48. doi: 10.1017/S0043933915002731.

Assessment of visceral pain associated with metritis in dairy cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stojkov, J., Von Keyserlingk, M.A., Marchant Forde, J.N., Weary, D.M. 2015. Assessment of visceral pain associated with metritis in dairy cows. Physiology and Behavior. DOI:10.3168/jds.2014-9296.

The use of animal welfare indicators - (Proceedings)

Rapid cooling after acute hyperthermia alters intestinal morphology and negatively impacts pig welfare - (Abstract Only)

Comparing the effects of rapid and gradual cooling on body temperature and inflammatory response following acute hyperthermia - (Abstract Only)

Acute phase cytokines, TAC1, and Toll-like receptor 4 mRNA expression association with housing and health in veal calves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abdelfattah, E.M., Karousa, M.M., Schutz, M.M., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N., Eicher, S.D. 2015. Acute phase cytokines, TAC1, and Toll-like receptor 4 mRNA expression association with housing and health in veal calves. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 164(3-4):118-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2015.01.008.

Physiological and behavioural responses of sheep to simulated sea transport motions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santurtun, E., Moreau, V., Marchant Forde, J.N., Phillips, C.C. 2015. Physiological and behavioural responses of sheep to simulated sea transport motions. Journal of Animal Science. 93(3):1250-1257.

Effect of propolis supplementations on behavioral activities of heat stressed broiler chickens - (Abstract Only)

The effect of Brazilian Propolis on leg health in broilers reared under heat stress - (Abstract Only)

The effect of Brazilian propolis on serum thyroid hormones in broilers reared under chronic heat stress - (Abstract Only)

Assessment of aversion to different concentrations of CO2 gas by weaned pigs using an approach-avoidance paradigm - (Proceedings)

Effect of feeding ractopamine hydrochloride on growth performance and responses to handling and transport in heavy-weight pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, C.M., Pilcher, C.M., Rothe, H.M., Marchant Forde, J.N., Ritter, M.J., Carr, S.N., Puls, C.L., Ellils, M. 2015. Effect of feeding ractopamine hydrochloride on growth performance and responses to handling and transport in heavy-weight pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 93(3):1239-1249. DOI: 10.2527/jas.2014-8303.

Methods to address poultry robustness and welfare issues through breeding and associated ethical considerations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muir, W.M., Cheng, H., Croney, C. 2014. Methods to address poultry robustness and welfare issues through breeding and associated ethical considerations. Frontiers in Genetics. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00407.

Serotonin’s role in piglet mortality and thriftiness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., McMunn, K.A., Cheng, H., Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C. 2014. Serotonin’s role in piglet mortality and thriftiness. Journal of Animal Science. 92:4888-4896.

Effects of dietary antioxidant on performance and physiological responses following heat stress in laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Felver-Gant, J.N., Dennis, R.L., Zhao, J., Cheng, H. 2014. Effects of dietary antioxidant on performance and physiological responses following heat stress in laying hens. International Journal of Poultry Science. 13(5):260-271.

The effect of perch availability during pullet rearing and egg laying on the behavior of caged White Leghorn hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hester, P.Y., Garner, J.P., Enneking, S.A., Cheng, H., Einstein, M.E. 2014. The effect of perch availability during pullet rearing and egg laying on the behavior of caged White Leghorn hens. Poultry Science. 93(10):2423-2431.

Risks associated with preweaning mortality in 855 litters on 39 commercial outdoor pig farms in England - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kilbride, A.L., Mendl, M.T., Statham, P., Held, S., Harris, M.J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Booth, H., Green, L.E. 2014. Risks associated with preweaning mortality in 855 litters on 39 commercial outdoor pig farms in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 115(3-4)1-9.

Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 2: Grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anthony, R., Bergamasco, L., Coetzee, J., Dzikamunhenga, R.S., Gould, S., Johnson, A.K., Karriker, L.A., Marchant Forde, J.N., Martineau, G.S., McKean, J., Millman, S.T., Niekamp, S., O'Connor, A., Pajor, E.A., Rutherford, K., Sprague, M., Sutherland, M., von Borell, E. 2014. Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 2: Grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. Animal Health Research Reviews. 15(1):39-62.

Group housing during gestation affects the behaviour of sows and the physiological indices of offspring piglets at weaning Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, Q., Sun, Q., Wang, G., Zhou, B., Lu, M., Marchant Forde, J.N., Yang, X., Zhao, R. 2014. Group housing during gestation affects the behaviour of sows and the physiological indices of offspring piglets at weaning. Animal. 8(7):1162-1169.

The effect of perch access during pullet rearing and egg laying on physiological measurements of stress in 71-week-old White Leghorns - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, F., Hester, P.Y., Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2014. The effect of perch access during pullet rearing and egg laying on physiological measurements of stress in 71-week-old White Leghorns. Poultry Science. 93(6):1318-1326.

Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free-access stall system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mack, L.A., Lay Jr., D.C., Eicher, S.D., Johnson, A.K., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2014. Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free-access stall system. Journal of Animal Science. 92(6):2554-2567.

The effects of housing environment on liver health of laying hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Hester, P.Y., Hu, J.Y., Yan, F.F., Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2014. The effects of housing environment on liver health of laying hens. Poultry Science. 93:1618-1622.

Design and performance of cooled perches for alternative egg laying production systems - (Proceedings)
Gates, R.S., Enneking, S.A., Xiong, Y., Hester, P.Y., Makagon, M.M., Cheng, H. 2014. Design and performance of cooled perches for alternative egg laying production systems. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 14-1901235.

The science of animal welfare - (Abstract Only)

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