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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SAFEGUARDING WELL-BEING OF FOOD PRODUCING ANIMALS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

An initial investigation into the effects of social isolation and enrichment on the welfare of pigs housed in the PigTurn® systemassessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(29-Sep-14)
Risks associated with preweaning mortality in 855 litters on 39 commercial outdoor pig farms in England - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(03-Jul-14)
Growth and reproductive development of male piglets are more vulnerable to mid-gestation maternal stress than that of female piglets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mack, L.A., Lay Jr., D.C., Eicher, S.D., Johnson, A.K., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2014. Growth and reproductive development of male piglets are more vulnerable to mid-gestation maternal stress than that of female piglets. Journal of Animal Science. 92:530-548.
Mothers' exercise during pregnancy programs vasomotor function in adult offspring - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bahls, M., Sheldon, R.D., Taheripour, P., Clifford, K.A., Foust, K.B., Breslin, E.D., Marchant Forde, J.N., Cabot, R.A., Laughlin, M., Bidwell, C.A., Newcomer, S.C. 2014. Mothers' exercise during pregnancy programs vasomotor function in adult offspring. Experimental Physiology. 99(1):205-219.
Animal Welfare: A World of Change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(24-Sep-13)
Differential serotonergic mediation of aggression in roosters selected for resistance and susceptibility to Marek's disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2014. Differential serotonergic mediation of aggression in roosters selected for resistance and susceptibility to Marek's disease. British Poultry Science. 55(1):13-20.
Differential serotonergic mediation of aggression in roosters selected for resistance and susceptibility to Marek’s disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2014. Differential serotonergic mediation of aggression in roosters selected for resistance and susceptibility to Marek’s disease. British Poultry Science. 55(1):13-20.
Effects of early serotonin programming on behavior and central monoamine concentrations in an avian model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Lay Jr, D.C., Cheng, H. 2013. Effects of early serotonin programming on behavior and central monoamine concentrations in an avian model. Behavioural Brain Research. 253:290-296.
Effect of group size on behavior, health, production and welfare of veal calves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abdelfattah, E.M., Schutz, M.M., Lay, Jr., D.C., Marchant-Forde, J.N., Eicher, S.D. 2013. Effect of group size on behavior, health, production and welfare of veal calves. Journal of Animal Science. 91:5455-5465.
Effects of perch access on physiological parameters in caged White Leghorn pullets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, F., Hester, P.Y., Enneking, S.A., Cheng, H. 2013. Effects of perch access on physiological parameters in caged White Leghorn pullets. Poultry Science. 92(11):2853-2859.
Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: Prenatal stress alters the behaviour and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., Mack, L.A., Carter, C., Garner, J.P., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Lay Jr., D.C. 2013. Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: Prenatal stress alters the behaviour and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 148(1-2):99-107.
The effects of non-uniform environmental conditions on piglet crushing and maternal behavior of sows - (Abstract Only)
Morello, G.M., Richert, B.T., Lay Jr, D.C., Rodrigues, L.A., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2013. The effects of non-uniform environmental conditions on piglet crushing and maternal behavior of sows. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings ISAE.
Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of chicken osteocalcin and its use in evaluation of perch effects on bone remodeling in caged White Leghorns     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Cheng, H., Hester, P.Y., Hou, J.F. 2013. Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of chicken osteocalcin and its use in evaluation of perch effects on bone remodeling in caged White Leghorns. Poultry Science. 92:1951-1961.
A role for serotonin in piglet preweaning mortality - (Abstract Only)
Dennis, R.L., Mcmunn, K.A., Lay Jr, D.C., Cheng, H. 2013. A role for serotonin in piglet preweaning mortality. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA. Proceedings.
Assessment of juvenile pigs to serve as human pediatric surrogates for preclinical formulation pharmacokinetic testing     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roth, W.J., Kissinger, C.B., McCain, R.R., Cooper, B.R., Marchant Forde, J.N., Vreeman, R.C., Hannou, S., Knipp, G.T. 2013. Assessment of juvenile pigs to serve as human pediatric surrogates for preclinical formulation pharmacokinetic testing. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. 15(3):763-764. DOI: 10.1208/S12248-013-9482-6.
Effects of rubber flooring during the first 2 lactations on production, locomotion, hoof health, immune functions, and stress     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eicher, S.D., Lay Jr, D.C., Arthington, J.D., Schutz, M.M. 2013. Effects of rubber flooring during the first two lactations on production, locomotion, hoof health, immune functions, and stress. Journal of Dairy Science. 96:3639-3651.
Repeated intranasal oxytocin administration in early life dysregulates the HPA axis and alters social behavior     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., Carter, C.S., Garner, J.P., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Lay Jr., D.C. 2013. Repeated intranasal oxytocin administration in early life dysregulates the HPA axis and alters social behavior. Physiology and Behavior. 112-113:40-48.
Changes of blood parameters associated with bone remodeling following experimentally induced fatty liver disorder in laying hens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, S., Cheng, H., Cui, L.Y., Zhou, Z.L., Hou, J.F. 2013. Changes of blood parameters associated with bone remodeling following experimentally induced fatty liver disorder in laying hens. Poultry Science. 92:1443-1453.
The effect of perch availability during pullet rearing and egg laying on musculoskeletal health of caged White Leghorn hens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hester, P.Y., Enneking, S.A., Haley, B.K., Cheng, H., Einstein, M.E., Rubin, D.A. 2013. The effect of perch availability during pullet rearing and egg laying on musculoskeletal health of caged White Leghorn hens. Poultry Science. 92(8):1972-1980.
The effect of perches in cages during pullet rearing and egg laying on hen performance, foot health, and plumage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hester, P.Y., Enneking, S.A., Jefferson-Moore, K.Y., Einstein, M.E., Cheng, H., Rubin, A. 2013. The effect of perches in cages during pullet rearing and egg laying on hen performance, foot health, and plumage. Poultry Science. 92:310-320.
Gas alternatives to carbon dioxide for euthanasia: A piglet perspective     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., McMunn, K.A., Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C. 2013. Gas alternatives to carbon dioxide for euthanasia: A piglet perspective. Journal of Animal Science. 4:1874-1883.
Genetic variations alter production and behavioral responses following heat stress in two strains of laying hens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mack, L.A., Felver-Gant, J.N., Dennis, R., Cheng, H. 2013. Genetic variations alter production and behavioral responses following heat stress in two strains of laying hens. Poultry Science. 92:285-294.
Alterations to embryonic serotonin change aggression and fearfulness     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Fahey, A.G., Cheng, H. 2013. Alterations to embryonic serotonin change aggression and fearfulness. Aggressive Behavior. 39:91-98.
Feeding Behaviors of Transition Dairy Cows Fed Glycerol as a Replacement for Corn     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carvalho, E.R., Schmelz, N.S., White, H., Wilcox, C.S., Eicher, S.D., Donkin, S.S. 2012. Feeding Behaviors of Transition Dairy Cows Fed Glycerol as a Replacement for Corn. Journal of Dairy Science. 95:7214-7224.
Pre-pubertal exposure to mechanical loading in White Leghorn pullets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Enneking, S.A., Cheng, H., Jerrerson-Moore, K.Y., Einstein, M.E., Hester, P.Y. 2012. Pre-pubertal exposure to mechanical loading in White Leghorn pullets. Poultry Science. 91:2114-2120.
The effects of R-salbutamol on growth, carcass measures and health of finishing pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant-Forde, R.M., McMunn, K.A., Richert, B.T. 2012. The effects of R-salbutamol on growth, carcass measures and health of finishing pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 90:4081-4089.
Genetic variations alter physiological responses following heat stress in two laying hen strains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Felver-Gant, J.N., Mack, L.A., Dennis, R.L., Eicher, S.D., Cheng, H. 2012. Genetic variations alter physiological responses following heat stress in two laying hen strains. Poultry Science. 91:1542-1551.
Gas alternatives to carbon dioxide for euthanasia: A piglet perspective - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C., Rault, J., McMunn, K.A., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2013. Gas alternatives to carbon dioxide for euthanasia: A piglet perspective. Journal of Animal Science. 91:1874-1883.
Effects of social isolation and environmental enrichment on laboratory housed pigs - (Abstract Only)
Deboer, S.P., Garner, J.P., Eicher, S.D., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2012. Effects of social isolation and environmental enrichment on laboratory housed pigs. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings ISAE.
Effects of different infrared beak treatment protocols on chicken welfare and physiology     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2012. Effects of different infrared beak treatment protocols on chicken welfare and physiology. Poultry Science. 91:1499-1505.
Does the presence of a human effect the preference of enrichment items in young, isolated pigs? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeBoer, S.P., Garner, J.P., Lay Jr., D.C., Eicher, S.D., Lucas, J.R., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2013. Does the presence of a human effect the preference of enrichment items in young, isolated pigs? Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 143:96-103.
Behavioral changes in neonatal swine after an 8-hour rest during prolonged transportation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, J.L., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Eicher, S.D. 2012. Behavioral changes in neonatal swine after an 8-hour rest during prolonged transportation. Journal of Animal Science. 90:3213-3219.
Effects of selective serotonin antagonism on central neurotransmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2012. Effects of selective serotonin antagonism on central neurotransmission. Poultry Science. 91,817-822.
Effects on selective serotonin antagonism on central neurotransmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2012. Effects on selective serotonin antagonism on central neurotransmission. Poultry Science. 9(4) 817-822.
Increasing the frequency of co-mingling piglets during the lactation period alters the development of social behavior before and after weaning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kanaan, V.T., Lay Jr, D.C., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2012. Increasing the frequency of co-mingling piglets during the lactation period alters the development of social behavior before and after weaning. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 15(2):163-180.
Plasma cortisol and noradrenalin concentrations in pigs: automated sampling of freely moving pigs housed in PigTurn versus manually sampled and restrained pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Matthews, D.L., Poletto, R., Mccain, R.R., Mann, D.E., Degraw, R., Hampsch, J.M., Peters, S., Knipp, G.T., Kissinger, C.B. 2012. Plasma cortisol and noradrenalin concentrations in pigs: automated sampling of freely moving pigs housed in PigTurn versus manually sampled and restrained pigs. Animal Welfare. 21:197-205.
Genetic variation in resistance to infection and inflammation - (Book / Chapter)
(12-Sep-11)
Effects of increasing dietary concentrations of corn naturally contaminated with deoxynivalenol on broiler and turkey poult performance and response to lipopolysaccharide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, L., Eicher, S.D., Applegate, T. 2011. Effects of increasing dietary concentrations of corn naturally contaminated with deoxynivalenol on broiler and turkey poult performance and response to lipopolysaccharide. Poultry Science. 90(12):2766-2774.
Nitrous oxide by itself is insufficient to relieve pain due to castration in piglet     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J.Y., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Nitrous oxide by itself is insufficient to relieve pain due to castration in piglet. Journal of Animal Science. 89(10):3318-3325.
Use of heart rate variability differentiates between physical and psychological states - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, R.M., Marchant Forde, J.N., Hogan, D.F. 2011. Use of heart rate variability differentiates between physical and psychological states. Journal of Animal Science. Proceedings ASAS 2011.
The dopaminergic system and aggression in laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2011. The dopaminergic system and aggression in laying hens. Poultry Science. 90:2440-2448.
Glucosamine:chondroitin or ginger root extract have little effect on articular cartilage in swine - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Mcmunn, K.A. 2011. Glucosamine:chondroitin or ginger root extract have little effect on articular cartilage in swine. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Proceedings JAM ADSA-ASAS.
Oxytocin reduces separation distress in piglets when given intranasally - (Abstract Only)
Rault, J., Carter, S., Garner, J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Oxytocin reduces separation distress in piglets when given intranasally. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings ISAE.
Effects of different flooring options in outside pens of hutches on dairy calf growth - (Abstract Only)
Hoeing, K.A., Laws, M.A., Dennis, T.S., Schutz, M.M., Eicher, S.D., Nennich, T.D. 2011. Effects of different flooring options in outside pens of hutches on dairy calf growth. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. p.
Does the presence of a human effect the preference of enrichment items in young isolated pigs? - (Abstract Only)
Deboer, S., Lucas, J., Garner, J.P., Eicher, S.D., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2011. Does the presence of a human effect the preference of enrichment items in young isolated pigs?. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings.
Strain variations in behavioral traits under heat stress in laying hens - (Abstract Only)
(10-Apr-11)
The effects of group size on aggression when mixing unacquainted sows in indoor pens - (Abstract Only)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Garner, J.P., Lay Jr, D.C., Johnson, A.K., Marchant Forde, R.M. 2011. The effects of group size on aggression when mixing unacquainted sows in indoor pens. Journal of Animal Science. Proceedings.
The effects of group size on aggression when mixing unacquainted sows in outdoor paddocks - (Abstract Only)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Garner, J.P., Johnson, A.K., Marchant-Forde, R.M., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. The effects of group size on aggression when mixing unacquainted sows in outdoor paddocks. Journal of Animal Science. Proceedings.
The effects of diet ingredients on gastric ulceration and salivary pH in gestating sows - (Abstract Only)
Wiscom, S.L., Richert, B.T., Radcliffe, J., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2011. The effects of diet ingredients on gastric ulceration and salivary pH in gestating sows. American Society of Animal Science. Proceedings.
The effects of diet ingredients on gastric ulceration and stereotypies in gestating sows - (Abstract Only)
Wisdom, S.L., Richert, B.T., Radcliffe, J.S., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2011. The effects of diet ingredients on gastric ulceration and stereotypies in gestating sows. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings.
Can prenatal social stress impact sex characteristics in piglets? - (Abstract Only)
Mack, L.A., Eicher, S.D., Johnson, A.K., Lay Jr, D.C., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2011. Can prenatal social stress impact sex characteristics in piglets?. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Proceedings.
Alleyway width in a free-access stall system influences gestating sow behavior and welfare - (Abstract Only)
Mack, L.A., Eicher, S.D., Johnson, A.K., Lay Jr, D.C., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2011. Alleyway width in a free-access stall system influences gestating sow behavior and welfare. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. #647, p. 683.
Prenatally stressed piglets 'shut down' in response to separation, oxytocin modulates some effects - (Abstract Only)
Rault, J., Mack, L., Carter, S., Garner, J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Prenatally stressed piglets 'shut down' in response to separation, oxytocin modulates some effects. Behavioral Neuroscience. Proceedings.
Action-reaction: using Markov analysis to elucidate social behavior when unacquainted sows are mixed - (Abstract Only)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Garner, J.P., Lay Jr, D.C., Johnson, A.K. 2011. Action-reaction: using Markov analysis to elucidate social behavior when unacquainted sows are mixed. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings.
Onion consumption and bone density in laying hens - (Abstract Only)
(30-Mar-11)
The effect of perches installed in conventional cages on White Leghorn pullets - (Abstract Only)
(30-Mar-11)
Changes in the Heat Stress Response of Laying Hens Following Antioxidant Supplementation - (Abstract Only)
Felver-Gant, J.N., Eicher, S.D., Cheng, H. 2011. Changes in the Heat Stress Response of Laying Hens Following Antioxidant Supplementation. Poultry Science. (E-suppl.1)90:33.
Effects of oxytocin administration in early life on the behavioral and physiological stress response of swine - (Abstract Only)
Rault, J., Carter, S., Garner, J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Effects of oxytocin administration in early life on the behavioral and physiological stress response of swine. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Proceedings.
Pork Production System and its Development in Mainland China     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, H., Wang, Y., Meng, Q., Guo, J., Wang, Y. 2011. Pork Production System and its Development in Mainland China. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture. 3:166-174.
Castration induced pain in pigs and other livestock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rault, J., Lay Jr, D.C., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2011. Castration induced pain in pigs and other livestock. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 135:214-225.
Castration is no laughing matter, nitrous oxide can’t even help - (Abstract Only)
Rault, J., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Castration is no laughing matter, nitrous oxide can’t even help. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Proceedings JAM ADSA-ASAS.
Identification of low and high frequency ranges for heart rate variability and blood pressure variability analyses using pharmacological autonomic blockade with atropine and propranolol in swine. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poletto, R., Janczak, A.M., Marchant-Forde, R.M., Marchant Forde, J.N., Matthews, D.L., Dowell, C.A., Hogan, D.F., Freeman, L.J., Lay Jr, D.C. 2011. Identification of low and high frequency ranges for heart rate variability and blood pressure variability analyses using pharmacological autonomic blockade with atropine and propranolol in swine. Physiology and Behavior. 103(2):188-196.
Effect of prenatal stress on subsequent response to mixing stress and a lipopolysaccharide challenge in pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lay Jr, D.C., Kattesh, H.G., Cunnick, J.E., Daniels, M.J., Kranendonk, G., Mcmunn, K.A., Toscano, M.J., Roberts, M.P. 2011. Effect of prenatal stress on pig’s subsequent response to mixing stress and a lipopolysaccharide challenge. Journal of Animal Science. 89(6):1787-1794.
Gene Expression of Serotonin and Dopamine Receptors and Monoamine Oxidase-A in the Brain of Dominant and Subordinate Pubertal Pigs Fed a ß-Adrenoreceptor Agonist - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poletto, R., Steibel, J.P., Cheng, H., Meisel, R.L., Richert, B.T., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2011. Gene Expression of Serotonin and Dopamine Receptors and Monoamine Oxidase-A in the Brain of Dominant and Subordinate Pubertal Pigs Fed a ß-Adrenoreceptor Agonist. Brain Research. 1381:11-20.
Effects of Beak Trimming on Pecking Force     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. Effects of Beak Trimming on Pecking Force. International Journal of Poultry Science. 9(3):863-866.
The dopaminergic system and aggression in laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2011. The dopaminergic system and aggression in laying hens. Poultry Science. 90(11): 2440-2448.
Different effects of infrared and one-half hot-blade beak trimming on beak topography and growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchant Forde, R., Cheng, H. 2010. Different effects of infrared and one-half hot-blade beak trimming on beak topography and growth. Poultry Science. 89(12):2559-2564.
Development Effects of Oxytocin in Piglets by Intranasal or Subcutaneous Administration - (Abstract Only)
Rault, J., Carter, C.S., Cheng, H., Garner, J.P., Marchant Forde, J.N., Richert, B.T., Lay Jr, D.C. 2010. Development Effects of Oxytocin in Piglets by Intranasal or Subcutaneous Administration. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts and Proceedings. Proceedings.
A Comparison of the Long Term Effects of Infrared Beak Treatment and Hot Blade Beak Trimming in Laying Hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. A Comparison of the Long Term Effects of Infrared Beak Treatment and Hot Blade Beak Trimming in Laying Hens. International Journal of Poultry Science. 9:716-719.
Effects of Diet and Handling on Behavioral and Neurophysiological Indicators of Aggression in Growing - (Abstract Only)
Poletto, R., Richert, B.T., Cheng, H., Meisel, R.L., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2010. Effects of Diet and Handling on Behavioral and Neurophysiological Indicators of Aggression in Growing [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science, American Society of animal Science, Midwest Meeting, March 15-17, 2010, Des Miones, Iowa. 88:48-49 (E-Suppl. 3).
Nutraceutical up-regulation of serotonin paradoxically induces compulsive behavior - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dufour, B.D., Adeola, O., Cheng, H., Donkin, S., Klein, J.D., Pajor, E.A., Garner, J.P. 2010. Nutraceutical up-regulation of serotonin paradoxically induces compulsive behavior. Nutritional Neuroscience. 13:256-264.
Hen Welfare in Different Housing Systems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lay Jr, D.C., Fulton, M., Hester, P.Y., Karcher, D.M., Mench, J.A., Mullens, B.A., Newberry, R.C., Nicol, C.J., O'Sullivan, N.P., Porter, R.E. 2011. Hen Welfare in Different Housing Systems. Poultry Science. 90:278-294.
Effects of Early Serotonin Programming on Fear Response, Memory and Aggression - (Abstract Only)
Dennis, R.L., Lay Jr, D.C., Cheng, H. 2010. Effects of Early Serotonin Programming on Fear Response, Memory and Aggression. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings No. Am. Regional Meeting ISAE.
Pain in Chickens and Effects of Beak Trimming - (Proceedings)
Cheng, H. 2010. Pain in Chickens and Effects of Beak Trimming. In: American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Workshop Proceedings Laying Hen and Pullet Well-being, Management and Auditing, April 18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA. p.20.
Effect of Bedding Material on Flies, and Behavior and Innate Immunity of Calves Reared in Hutches - (Abstract Only)
Gay, K.D., Eicher, S.D., Wilcox, C.S., Bridges, J.A., Rostagno, M.H., Charley, S.E., Grott, M.J., Williams, R.E., Schutz, M.M. 2010. Effect of Bedding Material on Flies, and Behavior and Innate Immunity of Calves Reared in Hutches [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 93:611 (E-Suppl. 1).
Effects of Heat Stress on Egg Production and Quality in Two Strains of Layers - (Abstract Only)
Mack, L.A., Felver-Gant, J.N., Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. Effects of Heat Stress on Egg Production and Quality in Two Strains of Layers [abstract]. Poultry Science. 89:M311(E-Suppl. 1).
Hen Welfare in Different Housing Systems - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C., Fulton, R.M., Hester, P.Y., Karcher, D.M., Kjaer, J., Mench, J.A., Mullens, B.A., Newberry, R.C., Nicol, C.J., O'Sullivan, N.P., Porter, R.E. 2010. Hen Welfare in Different Housing Systems [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88:1027(E-Suppl. 2).
Rubber Flooring Impact on Production and Herdlife of Dairy Cows - (Abstract Only)
Schutz, M.M., Eicher, S.D. 2010. Rubber Flooring Impact on Production and Herdlife of Dairy Cows [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 93:M2(E-Suppl. 1).
Effects of Different Infrared Beak Treatment Protocols on Chicken Welfare and Physiology - (Abstract Only)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. Effects of Different Infrared Beak Treatment Protocols on Chicken Welfare and Physiology [abstract]. Poultry Science. 89:261 (E-Suppl. 1).
The Effect of Alleyway Width on Gestating Sow Welfare in a Free-Access Stall System - (Abstract Only)
Mack, L.A., Elischer, M.F., Eicher, S.D., Johnson, A.K., Lay Jr, D.C., Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. 2010. The Effect of Alleyway Width on Gestating Sow Welfare in a Free-Access Stall System [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88:T4(E-Suppl. 2).
Genetic Variations of Physiological Responses Following Heat Stress in Laying Hens - (Abstract Only)
Felver-Gant, J.N., Mack, L.A., Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. Genetic Variations of Physiological Responses Following Heat Stress in Laying Hens [abstract]. Poultry Science. 89:T38(E-Suppl. 1).
Effects of Postnatal Serotonin Agonism on Fear Response and Memory - (Abstract Only)
Dennis, R.L., Cheng, H. 2010. Effects of Postnatal Serotonin Agonism on Fear Response and Memory [abstract]. Poultry Science. 89:T7(E-Suppl 1).
Heart Rate Variability – a Tool to Differentiate Positive and Negative Affective States in Pigs? - (Abstract Only)
Poletto, R., Marchant-Ford, R.M., Marchant Forde, J.N., Rault, J., Hogan, D.F., Lay Jr, D.C. 2010. Heart Rate Variability – a Tool to Differentiate Positive and Negative Affective States in Pigs? [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88:415(Suppl. 2).
Assessing the Potential Value for an Automated Body Condition Scoring System through Stochastic Simulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bewley, J.M., Boehlje, M.D., Gray, A.W., Hogeveen, H., Kenyon, S.J., Eicher, S.D., Schutz, M.M. 2010. Assessing the Potential Value for an Automated Body Condition Scoring System through Stochastic Simulation. Agricultural Finance Review. 70(1):126-150.
Stochastic Simulation Using @ Risk for Dairy Business Investment Decisions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bewley, J.M., Boehlje, M.D., Gray, A.W., Hogeveen, H., Kenyon, S.J., Eicher, S.D., Schutz, M.M. 2010. Stochastic Simulation using @Risk for Dairy Business Investment Decisions. Agricultural Finance Review. 70(1):97-125.
The Physiologic Response to Stress and its Effects on Swine Reproduction - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C. 2010. The Physiologic Response to Stress and its Effects on Swine Reproduction [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement 1. p. 9.
Aggression in Replacement Grower and Finisher Gilts fed a High-Tryptophan Diet and the Effect of Long-term Human-Animal Interaction     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poletto, R., Meisel, R.L., Richert, B.T., Cheng, H., Marchant Forde, J.N. 2010. Aggression in Replacement Grower and Finisher Gilts Fed a High-Tryptophan Diet and the Effect of Long-Term Human-Animal Interaction. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 122(24):90-110.
Postnatal piglet husbandry practices and well-being: The effects of alternative techniques delivered separately - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Lay Jr, D.C., Mcmunn, K.A., Cheng, H., Pajor, E.A., Marchant-Forde, R.M. 2009. Postnatal piglet husbandry practices and well-being: The effects of alternative techniques delivered separately. Journal of Animal Science. 87:1479-1492.
Breeding of Tomorrow’s Chickens to Improve Well-Being - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, H. 2010. Breeding of Tomorrow’s Chickens to Improve Well-Being. Poultry Science. 89(4):805-813.
The Effects of Maternal Natural (RRR Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) or Synthetic (All-Rac Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) Vitamin E Supplementation on Suckling Calf Performance, Colostrum IgG, and Immune Function - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horn, M.J., Van Emon, M.L., Gunn, P.J., Eicher, S.D., Lemenager, R.P., Pyatt, N., Lake, S.L. 2010. The Effects of Maternal Natural (RRR Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) or Synthetic (All-Rac Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) Vitamin E Supplementation on Suckling Calf Performance, Colostrum IgG, and Immune Function. Journal of Animal Science. 88:3128-3135.
The Effects of Tail Docking Method on Piglets' Behavioral Responses to a Formalin Pain Test - (Abstract Only)
Marchant Forde, J.N., Cheng, H., Lay Jr, D.C., Pajor, E.A., Marchant-Forde, R.M. 2009. The Effects of Tail Docking Method on Piglets' Behavioral Responses to a Formalin Pain Test. International Society of Applied Ethology. Proceedings.
Furnished Cage System and Hen Well-Being: Comparative Effects of Furnished and Battery Cages on Egg Production and Physiological Parameters of White Leghorn Hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pohle, K., Cheng, H. 2009. Furnished Cage System and Hen Well-Being: Comparative Effects of Furnished and Battery Cages on Egg Production and Physiological Parameters of White Leghorn Hens. Poultry Science. 88(8):1559-1564.
Transport losses in market weight pigs: I. A review of cefinitions, incidence and economic impact - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ritter, M.J., Ellis, M., Berry, N.L., Curtis, S.E., Anil, L., Benjamin, M., Butler, D., Dewey, C., Driessen, B., Dubois, P., Hill, J., Marchant Forde, J.N., Matzat, P., Mcglone, J.J., Mormede, P., Moyer, T., Pfalzgraf, K., Salak-Johnson, J., Sterle, J., Stull, C., Whiting, T., Wolter, B., Niekamp, S.R., Johnson, A.K. 2008. Transport losses in market weight pigs: I. A review of cefinitions, incidence and economic impact. Professional Animal Scientist. 25:404-414.
Making Sense of Fear Testing - Validating Common Behavioral Tests used in Swine - (Abstract Only)
Lay Jr, D.C., Garner, J.P. 2009. Making Sense of Fear Testing - Validating Common Behavioral Tests used in Swine. American Society of Animal Science. Proceedings CD.
The behavior nutrition interaction in swine - (Abstract Only)
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