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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Cyril G Gay
Animal Production and Protection
Veterinary Medical Science
Animal Health and Safety

Phone: (301) 504-4786
Fax: (301) 504-4873
Room 4-2110
5601 SUNNYSIDE AVE
GWCC-BLTSVL
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5148

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 129 projects listed

Molecular Biology and Physiology of Biting Flies Affecting Livestock
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Biting Arthropods: Integrated Pest Management
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock, Poultry, and Human Health: Integrated Pest Management and Adult Biology
Integrated Approaches for Protection of Animals from Vector-Borne Pathogens
Biology and Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance
Development of Tools for Integrated Pest Management of Stable Flies
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
Discovery, Identification and Risk-Assessment of Biocontrol Agents for Suppression of South American Invasive Weeds and Insects in the U.S.
Biological Control Organism Databases and Assessments
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Mining the Genome of Rhipicephalus Microplus to Develop Novel Control Technology and Vaccines
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
Mining the Genome of Rhipicephalus Microplus to Develop Novel Control Technology and Vaccines
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
Develop Alternatives to Antibiotics for Priority Diseases in Animal Agriculture
Microbial Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance
Green Biopesticides: Identification
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
Improving Immunity, Health, and Well-Being in Cattle and Swine
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Utilization and Long-Term Storage of Poultry, Swine and Fish Gametes and Embryos
Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
Genetic Research to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle and Sheep
Investigation of Genetic Mechanisms for Improving the Regulation of Feed Intake and Nutrient Utilization in Poultry
National Animal Germplasm Program
Understanding Genetic and Physiological Factors Affecting Nutrient Use Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
Optimizing Heavy Broiler Management and Housing Environment for Sustainable Production
Developing Genetic Biotechnologies for Increased Food Animal Production, Including Novel Antimicrobials for Improved Health & Product Safety
Identification of Biomarkers for Pre and Post Weaning Growth in Swine
Strategies to Improve Heifer Selection and Heifer Development
Employing Genomics, Epigenetics, and Immunogenetics to Control Diseases Induced by Avian Tumor Viruses
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternative Feed Ingredients
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Emerging Animal Diseases That Exist Offshore
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Swine
Strategies to Control and Prevent Bacterial Infections in Swine
Immunology and Intervention Strategies for Johne's Disease
Identification of Host Immune Factors and Intervention Strategies for Mastitis
Transmission, Differentiation, and Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Prevention and Control Strategies for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife Reservoirs
Countermeasures to Control Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Tumor Virus Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle
Control, Immunology and Genomics of Spirochete Diseases
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens
Characterization of Protective Host Responses to Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Avian Species
Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease
Development of Genomic Tools to Study Ruminant Resistance to Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Mitigating the Risk of Transmission and Environmental Contamination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
Immunological Intervention of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus-Induced Disease in Ruminants
Development of Strategies to Control Anaplasmosis
Pharmacological and Immunologic Interventions Against Vector-Borne Bovine and Equine Babesiosis
Immunological Approaches to Controlling Swine Intestinal Parasites and Mucosal Pathogens
Development of Control and Intervention Strategies for Avian Coccidiosis
Parasitic Biodiversity and the U.S. National Parasite Collection
Strategies to Control and Prevent Avian Mycoplasmosis
Intervention Strategies to Support the Global Control and Eradication of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (Fmdv)
Molecular and Immunological Approaches to Controlling Gi Nematode Infections of Ruminants
Genomic Strategies for Control of Herpesviruses of Poultry
Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry
Functional Genomic Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Swine
Ecology and Pathogenesis of Re-Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) in North America
Improving Sow Lifetime Productivity in Swine
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Development of Improved Diagnostics and Vaccines for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
Novel Therapeutic, Diagnostic, and Management Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
Development of Tools for Integrated Pest Management of Stable Flies
Biology and Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance
Integrated Approaches for Protection of Animals from Vector-Borne Pathogens
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock, Poultry, and Human Health: Integrated Pest Management and Adult Biology
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems for Salmonid Food Fish Production
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies
Biology, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management of Invasive Ants
Biting Arthropods: Integrated Pest Management
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Biting Flies Affecting Livestock
Improving Production Efficiency in Warm Water Aquaculture Through Water Quality Management
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
Discovery and Development of Chemicals for Integrated Pest Management of Biting Arthropods and Urban Pests
Strategies for Fish Disease Control and Prevention
Integrated Approaches for Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Morone and Other Warm Water Fish Production
Management of off-Flavors and Undesirable Bacteria in Aquaculture
Improving Production Strategies in Channel Catfish Farming
Genetic Improvement of Cold Water Marine Finfish
Integrated Approaches for Improving Aquatic Animal Health in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
Utilization of Genomics for Improving Production Traits in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
Utilizing Genetics and Physiology for Enhancing Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Production
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
Improving Sustainability of Rainbow Trout Production by Integrated Development of Improved Grains, Feeds, and Trout
Genetics, Physiology, and Health Research to Improve Catfish Production
Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies
Quantifying Habitat Utilization and Reducing Juvenile Oyster Mortality in Pacific Shellfish Production
Development of Approaches to Prevent and Ameliorate Diseases of Catfish
Identifying Biochemical Pathways Using Genetically Modified Trout (University of Ct)
East Coast Shellfish Research
Projects
HEADQUARTERS COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS - ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION (APP)
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 408024
Emerging Animal Diseases that Exist Offshore
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 408188
Develop Alternatives to Antibiotics for Priority Diseases in Animal Agriculture
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426570
GLOBAL FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE RESEARCH ALLIANCE (GFRA)
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 424981
The Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA)
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 425160

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Report from the second international symposium on animal genomics for animal health: critical needs, challenges and potential solutions - (Proceedings)
Bishop, R.C., Lunney, J.K., Pinard-Vander Laan, Gay, C.G. 2011. Report from the second international symposium on animal genomics for animal health: critical needs, challenges and potential solutions. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 5(4):S1.
Rift Valley Fever Overview and Recent Developments at USDA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Linthicum, K., Anyamba, A., Gay, C.G., Britch, S.C., Chretien, J., Witt, C., Small, J., Tucker, C.J., Bennett, K.E., Wilson, W.C., Turell, M.J. 2009. Rift Valley Fever Overview and Recent Developments at USDA. United States Animal Health Association Proceedings. 112:256-265.
Pathobiology and diagnosis of animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: current knowledge, research gaps, and opportunities - (Government Publication)
Kehrli, Jr., M.E., O'Rourke, K.I., Hamir, A.N., Richt, J.A., Nicholson, E.M., Silva, C.J., Edelman, D., Gay, C.G. 2007. Pathobiology and diagnosis of animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: current knowledge, research gaps, and opportunities [government white paper]. Beltsville, MD: Interagency Working Group on Prion Science, Subcommittee on Pathobiology and Diagnostics. USDA, Agriculture Research Service. 33 p.
Genomics and vaccine development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gay, C.G., Zuerner, R., Bannantine, J.P., Lillehoj, H.S., Zhu, J., Green, R.D., Pastoret, P.P. 2007. Genomics and vaccine development. OIE Rev. Sci Tech. 26:49-67.
Program Teams
Food Animal Production (101)
Aquaculture (106)
Animal Health (103) (co-leader)
Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (104)
 
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