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Research Project: Protecting the Welfare of Food Producing Animals

Location: Livestock Behavior Research

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

Characterizing the postnatal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response of in utero heat stressed pigs at 10 and 15 weeks of age - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Small Intestinal Sampling Capsule for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Type Detection and Management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effect of short-term high tryptophan diet fed to sows on their subsequent piglet behavior Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lay Jr, D.C., Enneking, S.A., Chapel, N.M., Richert, B.T., Sapkota, A. 2021. Effect of short-term high tryptophan diet fed to sows on their subsequent piglet behavior. Translational Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txab127.

Effects of Bacillus subtilis on production performance, bone physiological property and hematology indexes in laying hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Zhang, M., Hu, H., Wu, X., Liu, J., Jln, M., Cheng, H. 2021. Effects of Bacillus subtilis on production performance, bone physiological property and hematology indexes in laying hens. Animals. 11(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11072041.

Evaluation of sow thermal preference across three stages of reproduction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, L.R., Green-Miller, A.R., Lay Jr, D.C., Schinckel, A.P., Johnson, J.S., Gaskill, B.N. 2021. Evaluation of sow thermal preference across three stages of reproduction. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab202.

Who’s the boss? Assessing convergent validity of dominance measures in male laboratory mice, Mus musculus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barabas, A.J., Lucas, J.R., Erasmus, M.A., Cheng, H., Gaskill, B.N. 2021. Who’s the boss? Assessing convergent validity of dominance measures in male laboratory mice, Mus musculus. Journal of Animal Behavior. 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.695948.

Integrated decision support systems (IDSS) for dairy farming: A discussion on how to improve their sustained adoption Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Baldin, M., Breunig, M., Breunig, T., Cue, R., De Vries, A., Doornink, M., Drevenak, J., Fourdraine, R., George, R., Goodling, R., Greenfield, R., Jorgensen, M.W., Lenkaitis, A., Reinemann, D., Rogers, R., Saha, A., Sankaraiah, C., Shahinfar, S., Siberski, C., Wade, K., Worden, L., Zhang, F., Wangen, S., Da Silva, T., Cabrera, V. 2021. Integrated decision support systems (IDSS) for dairy farming: A discussion on how to improve their sustained adoption. Animals. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11072025.

Thermoregulatory and physiological responses of nonpregnant, mid-gestation, and late-gestation sows exposed to incrementally increasing dry bulb temperature Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcconn, B.R., Gaskill, B.N., Schinckel, A.P., Green-Miller, A.R., Lay Jr, D.C., Johnson, J.S. 2021. Thermoregulatory and physiological responses of nonpregnant, mid-gestation, and late-gestation sows exposed to incrementally increasing dry bulb temperature. Journal of Animal Science. 99(7). https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab181.

Warm perches: A novel approach for reducing cold stress effect on production, plasma hormones, and immunity in laying hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, J., Cheng, H. 2021. Warm perches: A novel approach for reducing cold stress effect on production, plasma hormones, and immunity in laying hens. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology. 100(8). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2021.101294.

One is the Coldest Number: Determining How Group Size and Body Weight Affects Thermal Preference in Weaned Pigs (3 to 15 kg) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, L., Green-Miller, A.R., Johnson, J.S., Gaskill, B.N. 2021. One is the Coldest Number: Determining How Group Size and Body Weight Affects Thermal Preference in Weaned Pigs (3 to 15 kg). Animals. 11(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11051447.

Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic improves skeletal health and immunity in broiler chickens exposed to heat stress: An updated review Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Yan, F., Hu, J., Mohammed, A.A., Cheng, H. 2021. Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic improves skeletal health and immunity in broiler chickens exposed to heat stress: An updated review. Animals. 11(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11061494.

Replacing dietary antibiotics with 0.20% L-glutamine in swine nursery diets: impact on intestinal physiology and the microbiome following weaning and transport Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duttlinger, A.W., Centeno Martinez, R.E., Mcconn, B.R., Kpodo, K.R., Lay Jr, D.C., Richert, B.T., Johnson, T.A., Johnson, J.S. 2021. Replacing dietary antibiotics with 0.20% L-glutamine in swine nursery diets: impact on intestinal physiology and the microbiome following weaning and transport. Journal of Animal Science. 99(6). https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab091.

Impacts of in utero heat stress on carcass and meat quality traits of market weight gilts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tuell, J.R., Nondorf, M.J., Maskal, J.M., Johnson, J.S., Kim, Y.H. 2021. Impacts of in utero heat stress on carcass and meat quality traits of market weight gilts. Animals. 11(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11030717.

Contactless Video-Based Heart Rate Monitoring of a Resting and an Anesthetized Pig Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M., Youssef, A., Larson, M., Berckmans, D., Marchant Forde, J.N., Hartung, J., Bleich, A., Lu, M., Norton, T., Rault, J. 2021. Contactless Video-Based Heart Rate Monitoring of a Resting and an Anesthetized Pig. Animals. 11(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11020442.

Elucidating the involvement of apoptosis in postmortem proteolysis in porcine muscles from two production cycles using metabolomics approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, D., Suh, D., Zhang, J., Chao, Y., Duttlinger, A.W., Johnson, J.S., Lee, C., Kim, Y. 2021. Elucidating the involvement of apoptosis in postmortem proteolysis in porcine muscles from two production cycles using metabolomics approach. Scientific Reports. 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82929-3.

Effects of feed removal during acute heat stress on the inflammatory response and short-term growth performance in grow-finish pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kpodo, K.R., Duttlinger, A.W., Maskal, J.M., Mcconn, B.R., Johnson, J.S. 2021. Effects of feed removal during acute heat stress on the cytokine. Animals. 11(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11010205.

Exposure to chronic light-dark phase shifts during the prepartum dry period attenuates circadian rhythms, decreases blood glucose and increases milk yield in the subsequent lactation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suarez-Trujillo, A., Sun, H., Huff, K., Cummings, S., Franco, J., Steckler, T., Boerman, J., Wernet, G., Townsend, J., Grott, M., Johnson, J.S., Plaut, K., Casey, T. 2020. Exposure to chronic light-dark phase shifts during the prepartum dry period attenuates circadian rhythms, decreases blood glucose and increases milk yield in the subsequent lactation. Journal of Dairy Science. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-16980.

Impact of L-Glutamine as Replacement of Dietary Antibiotics during Post Weaning and Transport Recovery on Carcass and Meat Quality Attributes in Pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, D., Guedes, J.M., Zuelly, S.M., Duttlinger, A.W., Johnson, J.S., Lay Jr, D.C., Kim, Y.H. 2020. Impact of L-Glutamine as Replacement of Dietary Antibiotics during Post Weaning and Transport Recovery on Carcass and Meat Quality Attributes in Pigs. Livestock Science. 244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104350.

In utero heat stress alters the postnatal innate immune response of pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Maskal, J.M., Duttlinger, A.W., Kpodo, K.R., Mcconn, B.R., Byrd, C.J., Richert, B.T., Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C., Perry, S.D., Lucy, M.C., Safranski, T.J. 2020. In utero heat stress alters the postnatal innate immune response of pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 98(12). https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa356.

The effects of zinc amino acid complex on biomarkers of gut integrity, inflammation, and metabolism in heat-stressed ruminants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Opgenorth, J., Abuajamieh, M., Horst, E., Mohannad, S., Johnson, J.S., Mayorga, E., Sanz Fernandez, V., Al-Qaisi, M., Defrain, J., Kleinschmit, D., Gorden, P., Baumgard, L. 2020. The effects of zinc amino acid complex on biomarkers of gut integrity, inflammation, and metabolism in heat-stressed ruminants. Journal of Dairy Science. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18909.

Early life thermal stress: Impacts on future temperature preference in weaned pigs (3 to 15 kg) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, L., Green-Miller, A.R., Johnson, J.S., Gaskill, B.N. 2020. Early life thermal stress: Impacts on future temperature preference in weaned pigs (3 to 15 kg). Journal of Animal Science. 98(12). https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa327.

COVID-19 effects on livestock production: A One Welfare issue Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Boyle, L.A. 2020. COVID-19 effects on livestock production: A One Welfare issue. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.585787.

Effects increasing dietary L-glutaine to replace antibiotics on pig health and performance following weaning and transport. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duttlinger, A.W., Kpodo, K.R., Schinckel, A.P., Richert, B.T., Johnson, J.S. 2020. Effects increasing dietary L-glutaine to replace antibiotics on pig health and performance following weaning and transport.. Translational Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txaa157.

Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic promotes bone growth by inhibition of inflammation in broilers subjected to cyclic heating episodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Replacing dietary antibiotics with 0.20% L-glutamine and synbiotics following weaning and transport in pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcconn, B.R., Duttlinger, A.W., Kpodo, K.R., Eicher, S.D., Richert, B.T., Johnson, J.S. 2020. Replacing dietary antibiotics with 0.20% L-glutamine and synbiotics following weaning and transport in pigs. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa272.

Wireless epidural EEG and behavior in pigs during nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide gas euthanasia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., Lai, A., Hemsworth, L., Le Chevoir, M., Bauquier, S., Gates, R., Lay Jr, D.C. 2020. Wireless epidural EEG and behavior in pigs during nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide gas euthanasia. Physiology and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113142.

Evaluation and mitigation of the effects of in utero heat stress on piglet growth performance, post-absorptive metabolism, and stress response following weaning and transport Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maskal, J.M., Duttlinger, A.W., Kpodo, K.R., Mcconn, B.R., Byrd, C.J., Richert, B.T., Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C., Perry, S.D., Lucy, M.C., Safranski, T.J., Johnson, J.S. 2020. Evaluation and mitigation of the effects of in utero heat stress on piglet growth performance, post-absorptive metabolism, and stress response following weaning and transport. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa272.

Measuring piglet castration pain using linear and nonlinear measures of heart rate variability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Large-scale phenotyping of livestock welfare in commercial production systems: a new frontier in animal breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brito, L.F., Oliveira, H.R., Mcconn, B., Marchant Forde, J.N., Schinckel, A.P., Johnson, J.S. 2020. Large-scale phenotyping of livestock welfare in commercial production systems: a new frontier in animal breeding. Frontiers in Genetics. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.00793.

Design and performance of an experimental cooled perch system for laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effect of dietary near ideal amino acid profile on heat production in lactating sows exposed to thermal neutral and heat stress conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, S., Johnson, J.S., Trottier, N.L. 2020. Effect of dietary near ideal amino acid profile on heat production in lactating sows exposed to thermal neutral and heat stress conditions. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40104-020-00483-w.

The effect of enhancing the thermal environment of piglets on physiology, behavior and productivity - (Abstract Only)

Exploring the use of sodium nitrite as a humane method for mass euthanasia of poultry. - (Abstract Only)

In utero heat stress alters postnatal phenotypes in swine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Stewart, K.R., Safranski, T.J., Ross, J.W., Baumgard, L.H. 2020. In utero heat stress alters postnatal phenotypes in swine. Theriogenology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.05.013.

Behavioral response of weaned pigs during euthanasia with CO2, CO2 with butorphanol, or nitrous oxide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cavusoglu, E., Rault, J., Gates, R.S., Lay Jr, D.C. 2020. Behavioral response of weaned pigs during euthanasia with CO2, CO2 with butorphanol, or nitrous oxide. Animals. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10050787.

Behavioral response of weaned pigs during gas euthanasia with CO2, CO2 with butorphanol, or nitrous oxide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Çavusoglu, E., Rault, J., Gates, R., Lay Jr, D.C. 2020. Behavioral response of weaned pigs during gas euthanasia with CO2, CO2 with butorphanol, or nitrous oxide. Animals. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10050787.

Functional/Physicochemical Properties and Oxidative Stability of Ground Meat from Broilers Reared under Different Photoperiods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of three distinct two-week long diet strategies after transport on weaned pigs’ short and long-term welfare markers, behaviors and microbiota. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parois, S.P., Duttlinger, A.W., Richert, B.T., Lindemann, S.R., Johnson, J.S., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2020. Effects of three distinct two-week long diet strategies after transport on weaned pigs’ short and long-term welfare markers, behaviors and microbiota.. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00140.

Effects of photoperiod regime on meat quality, oxidative stability, and metabolites of postmortem broiler fillet (M. Pectoralis major) muscles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of feed removal on thermoregulation and intestinal morphology in pigs recovering from acute hyperthermia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kpodo, K.R., Duttlinger, A.W., Maskal, J.M., Johnson, J.S. 2020. Effects of feed removal on thermoregulation and intestinal morphology in pigs recovering from acute hyperthermia. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa041.

Variation in the response of bovine alveolar lavage cells to diverse species of probiotic bacteria Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eicher, S.D., Chitko-McKown, C.G., Bryan, K. 2020. Variation in the response of bovine alveolar lavage cells to diverse species of probiotic bacteria. BMC Research Notes. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-4921-9.

Reduced protein diet with near ideal amino acid profile improves energy efficiency and mitigates heat production associated with milk for lactating sows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, S., Johnson, J.S., Qiao, M., Trottier, N.L. 2020. Reduced protein diet with near ideal amino acid profile improves energy efficiency and mitigates heat production associated with milk for lactating sows. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40104-019-0414-x.

Time course determination of the effects of rapid and gradual cooling after acute hyperthermia on body temperature and intestinal integrity in pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kpodo, K.R., Duttlinger, A.W., Radcliffe, J.S., Johnson, J.S. 2019. Time course determination of the effects of rapid and gradual cooling after acute hyperthermia on body temperature and intestinal integrity in pigs. Journal of Thermal Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102481.

Effects of probiotic supplementation and postmortem storage condition on oxidative stability of M. Pectoralis major of laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Auditory brainstem responses in weaning pigs and three ages of sows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chapel, N.M., Thomovsky, S.A., Lucas, J.R., Kushiro-Banker, T., Radcliffe, J.S., Stewart, K.R., Lay Jr, D.C. 2019. Auditory brainstem responses in weaning pigs and three ages of sows. Translational Animal Science. 3(4):1416–1422. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz123.

Nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability for evaluating the growing pig stress response to an acute heat episode Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Byrd, C.J., Johnson, J.S., Radcliffe, J.S., Craig, B.A., Eicher, S.D., Lay Jr, D.C. 2019. Nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability for evaluating the growing pig stress response to an acute heat episode. Journal of Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119001630.

The maturation of the serotonergic system and its effects on the development of the dopaminergic system during chicken mid-late embryogenesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, X.H., Kuang, S.H., Applegate, T., Lin, T.L., Cheng, H. 2019. The maturation of the serotonergic system and its effects on the development of the dopaminergic system during chicken mid-late embryogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2019.110472.

Effect of cooled perches on the efficacy of an induced molt in White Leghorn laying hens exposed to cyclic heat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, J., Hester, P.Y., Xiong, Y., Gates, R.S., Makagon, M.M., Cheng, H. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on the efficacy of an induced molt in White Leghorn laying hens exposed to cyclic heat. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez317.

Short communication: Assessment of disbudding pain in dairy calves using nonlinear measures of heart rate variability Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Byrd, C.J., Craig, B., Eicher, S.D., Radcliffe, J., Lay Jr, D.C. 2019. Short communication: Assessment of disbudding pain in dairy calves using nonlinear measures of heart rate variability. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(9):8410-8416. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15948.

Pathophysiological characteristics and gene transcriptional profiling of bone microstructure in a low calcium diet fed caged laying hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Wu, X.L., Jin, M.L., Wang, X.Z., Tang, Q., Sun, Y.X., Cheng, H. 2019. Pathophysiological characteristics and gene transcriptional profiling of bone microstructure in a low calcium diet fed caged laying hens. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez271.

Evaluating the effects of in utero heat stress on piglet physiology and behavior following weaning and transport Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Byrd, C., Chapel, N., Lugar, D., Safranski, T., Lucy, M., Johnson, J.S. 2019. Evaluating the effects of in utero heat stress on piglet physiology and behavior following weaning and transport. Animals. 9(4):191. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9040191.

Effects of a synbiotic supplement on cecal microbial ecology, antioxidant status, and immune response of broiler chickens reared under heat stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mohammed, A.A., Jiang, S., Jacobs, J.A., Cheng, H. 2019. Effects of a synbiotic supplement on cecal microbial ecology, antioxidant status, and immune response of broiler chickens reared under heat stress. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez246.

Evaluation of sow thermal preference - (Abstract Only)

Effects of pen location on thermoregulation and growth performance in grow-finish pigs during late summer Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kpodo, K.R., Duttlinger, A., Johnson, J.S. 2019. Effects of pen location on thermoregulation and growth performance in grow-finish pigs during late summer. Translational Animal Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz033.

Technical note: Development of an indirect calorimetry system to determine heat production in individual lactating sows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Zhang, S., Morello, G.M., Maskal, J.M., Trottier, N.L. 2019. Technical note: Development of an indirect calorimetry system to determine heat production in individual lactating sows. Journal of Animal Science. 97(4):1609-1618. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz049.

Effect of cooled perches on performance, plumage condition, and foot health of caged White Leghorn hens exposed to cyclic heat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, J., Hestor, P.Y., Makagon, M.M., Xiong, Y., Gates, R., Cheng, H. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on performance, plumage condition, and foot health of caged White Leghorn hens exposed to cyclic heat. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez039.

Effect of cooled perches on physiological parameters of caged White Leghorn hens exposed to cyclic heat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, J., Hester, P., Makagon, M.M., Xiong, Y., Gates, R., Cheng, H. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on physiological parameters of caged White Leghorn hens exposed to cyclic heat. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez012.

Postnatal consequences of in utero heat stress in pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Baumgard, L.H. 2019. Postnatal consequences of in utero heat stress in pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 97(2):962-971. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky472.

In vivo response of peripheral leukocytes to oral delivery of probiotics in neonatal dairy calves - (Abstract Only)
Eicher, S.D., Chitko-McKown, C.G., McDaneld, T.G., Bryan, K. 2018. In vivo response of peripheral leukocytes to oral delivery of probiotics in neonatal dairy calves [abstract]. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. P090.

Effects of a dietary synbiotic inclusion on bone health in broilers subjected to cyclic heat stress episodes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, F., Mohammed, A.A., Murugesan, R., Cheng, H. 2019. Effects of a dietary synbiotic inclusion on bone health in broilers subjected to cyclic heat stress episodes. Poultry Science. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pey508.

Leukocyte gene expression of dairy cattle in response to flooring type and additional substance P - (Abstract Only)
Eicher, S.D., Silva, E.B., Marchant-Forde, J.N., Schutz, M.M. 2018. Leukocyte gene expression of dairy cattle in response to flooring type and additional substance P. IN: Proceedings of the Society for Leukocyte Biology, October 14-16, 2018, Chandler, Arizona. p. 30.

Effect of floor cooling on behavior and heart rate of late lactation sows under acute heat stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parois, S.P., Cabezón, F., Schinckel, A.P., Johnson, J.S., Stwalley, R.M., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2018. Effect of floor cooling on behavior and heart rate of late lactation sows under acute heat stress. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5(223):1-8. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00223.

Comparison of vocalization patterns in piglets which were crushed to those which underwent human restraint Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chapel, N.M., Lucas, J.R., Radcliffe, S., Stewart, K.R., Lay Jr, D.C. 2018. Comparison of vocalization patterns in piglets which were crushed to those which underwent human restraint. Animals. 8(8):138. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8080138.

Bacillus subtilis based probiotic improved bone mass and altered brain serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in broiler chickens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, F., Wang, W., Cheng, H. 2018. Bacillus subtilis based probiotic improved bone mass and altered brain serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems in broiler chickens. Journal of Functional Foods. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2018.09.017.

The impact of farrowing room noise on sows’ reactivity to piglets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chapel, N.M., Radcliffe, J.S., Stewart, K.R., Lucas, J.R., Lay Jr, D.C. 2018. The impact of farrowing room noise on sows’ reactivity to piglets. Translational Animal Science. 3(1):175-184. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txy134.

Heat stress: Impact on livestock well-being and productivity and mitigation strategies to alleviate the negative effects Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S. 2018. Heat stress: Impact on livestock well-being and productivity and mitigation strategies to alleviate the negative effects. Animal Production Science. 58(8):1404-1413. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN17725.

Supplemental impacts of probiotic (Bacillus subtilis) on meat quality and oxidative stability of breast muscle from broilers exposed to chronic heat stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of probiotic supplementation on performance traits, bone mineralization, cecal microbial composition, cytokines, and corticosterone in laying hens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, F., Murugesan, G., Cheng, H. 2018. Effects of probiotic supplementation on performance traits, bone mineralization, cecal microbial composition, cytokines, and corticosterone in laying hens. Animal. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S175173111800109X.

Supplementation of Bacillus subtilis based probiotic reduces heat stress-related behaviors and inflammatory response in broiler chickens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, W., Yan, F., Hu, J., Huang, X., Cheng, H. 2018. Supplementation of Bacillus subtilis based probiotic reduces heat stress-related behaviors and inflammatory response in broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Science. 96(5):1654-1666. doi:10.1093/jas/sky092.

A two-step process of nitrous oxide before carbon dioxide for humanely euthanizing piglets: on-farm trials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, R.K., Rault, J., Gates, R.S., Lay Jr, D.C. 2018. A two-step process of nitrous oxide before carbon dioxide for humanely euthanizing piglets: on-farm trials. Animals. 8(4):52. doi:10.3390/ani8040052.

Probiotic microbes evoke different responses from bovine BAL in vitro - (Abstract Only)
Eicher, S.D., Chitko-McKown, C.G., Bryan, K. 2018. Probiotic microbes evoke different responses from bovine BAL in vitro. The Journal of Immunology. 200(1):59.21.

Early life thermal stress: Impact on future thermotolerance, stress response, behavior, and intestinal morphology in piglets exposed to a heat stress challenge during simulated transport Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, J.S., Aardsma, M.A., Duttlinger, A., Kpodo, K. 2018. Early life thermal stress: Impact on future thermotolerance, stress response, behavior, and intestinal morphology in piglets exposed to a heat stress challenge during simulated transport. Journal of Animal Science. 96(5):1640-1653. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky107.

Effects of heat stress and insulin sensitizers on pig adipose tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seibert, J., Abuajamieh, M., Sanz Fernandez, M., Johnson, J.S., Kvidera, S., Horst, E., Mayorga, E., Lei, S., Patience, J., Ross, J., Rhoads, R., Johnson, R., Lonergan, S., Baumgard, L. 2018. Effects of heat stress and insulin sensitizers on pig adipose tissue. Journal of Animal Science. 96(2):510-520.

Evaluation of floor cooling on lactating sows under mild and moderate heat stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maskal, J., Cabezón, F.A., Schinckel, A.P., Marchant Forde, J.N., Johnson, J.S., Stwalley, R. 2018. Evaluation of floor cooling on lactating sows under mild and moderate heat stress. Professional Animal Scientist. 34(1):84-94. doi:org/10.15232/pas.2017-01661.