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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Strategies to Improve Heifer Selection and Heifer Development

Location: Nutrition and Environmental Management Research

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

Altered theca and cumulus oocyte complex gene expression, follicular arrest and reduced fertility in cows with dominant follicle follicular fluid androgen excess     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Summers, A.F., Pohlmeier, W.E., Sargent, K.M., Cole, B.D., Vinton, R.J., Kurz, S.G., McFee, R.M., Cushman, R.A., Cupp, A.S., Wood, J.R. 2014. Altered theca and cumulus oocyte complex gene expression, follicular arrest and reduced fertility in cows with dominant follicle follicular fluid androgen excess. PLoS One. 9(10):e110683.
Effect of high and low antral follicle count in pubertal beef heifers on in vitro fertilization (IVF) - (Abstract Only)
Chase, Jr., C.C., Wright, E.C., McNeel, A.K., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A., Cupp, A.S., Vallet, J.L., Sypherd, D.D., Miles, J.R. 2014. Effect of high and low antral follicle count in pubertal beef heifers on in vitro fertilization (IVF) [abstract]. American Embryo Transfer Association/Canadian Embryo Transfer Association Joint Convention Proceedings, October 6-8, 2014, Middleton, Wisconsin. 49.
Association of circulating concentrations of estradiol during the preovulatory period and expression of steroidogenic enzymes - (Abstract Only)
(16-Apr-14)
Identification of changes in bovine oviductal mRNA expression by RNAseq from animals with high and low circulating estradiol concentrations during timed artificial insemination - (Abstract Only)
(16-Apr-14)
Microarray studies in high and low RFI cattle reveal a potential role for gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) in regulating feed efficiency - (Abstract Only)
Perkins, S.D., Foradori, C.D., McNeel, A.K., Kriese-Anderson, L.A., Brandebourg, T.D. 2014. Microarray studies in high and low RFI cattle reveal a potential role for gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) in regulating feed efficiency [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(E-Supplement 2):587-588.
Effects of IL8 and immune cells on the regulation of luteal progesterone secretion     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talbott, H., Delaney, A., Zhang, P., Yu, Y., Cushman, R.A., Cupp, A.S., Hou, X., Davis, J.S. 2014. Effects of IL8 and immune cells on the regulation of luteal progesterone secretion. Reproduction. 148:21-31.
De novo assembly and identification of unique contigs in the bovine oviduct from animals with high and low circulating estradiol concentrations during timed artificial insemination - (Abstract Only)
(29-Mar-14)
Maternal dietary effects on embryonic ovarian development in cattle - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Eborn, D.R., Cushman, R.A. 2014. Maternal dietary effects on embryonic ovarian development in cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(E-Supplement 2):678-679.
Evaluation of the Criollo breed Romosinuano as purebred and crossbred cows with Brahman and Angus in Florida. I. Reproduction and parturition     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riley, D.G., Chase, C.C., Coleman, S.W., Olson, T.A. 2014. Evaluation of the Criollo breed Romosinuano as purebred and crossbred cows with Brahman and Angus in Florida. I. Reproduction and parturition. Journal of Animal Science. 92(5):1902-1910.
Evaluation of the Criollo breed Romosinuano as purebred and crossbred cows with Brahman and Angus in Florida. II. Maternal influence on calf traits, cow weight, and measures of maternal efficiency     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riley, D.G., Chase, C.C., Coleman, S.W., Olson, T.A. 2014. Evaluation of the Criollo breed Romosinuano as purebred and crossbred cows with Brahman and Angus in Florida. II. Maternal influence on calf traits, cow weight, and measures of maternal efficiency. Journal of Animal Science. 92(5):1911-1919.
Relationship of follicle size and concentrations of estradiol among cows exhibiting or not exhibiting estrus during a fixed-time AI protocol     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perry, G.A., Swanson, O.L., Larimore, E.L., Perry, B.L., Djira, G.D., Cushman, R.A. 2014. Relationship of follicle size and concentrations of estradiol among cows exhibiting or not exhibiting estrus during a fixed-time AI protocol. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 48:15-20.
Atf3 Expression in the Corpus Luteum: Possible Role in Luteal Regression     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mao, D., Hou, X., Talbot, H., Cushman, R., Cupp, A., Davis, J.S. 2013. ATF3 expression in the corpus luteum: possible role in luteal regression. Molecular Endocrinology. 27(12):2066-2079.
Effect of high and low antral follicle count in pubertal beef heifers on IVF - (Abstract Only)
Chase, C.C., Jr., Wright, E.C., McNeel, A.K., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A., Cupp, A.S., Vallet, J.L., Sypherd, D.D., Miles, J.R. 2014. Effect of high and low antral follicle count in pubertal beef heifers on IVF. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 26(1):184 (Abstract #142).
Alternative models in genetic analyses of carcass traits measured by ultrasonography in Guzerá cattle: A Bayesian approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Azevedo, Jr., J., Souza, J.C., Cushman, R.A., Bink, M.C.A.M., Perazza, C.A., Meirelles, S.L., Goncalves, T.M. 2013. Alternative models in genetic analyses of carcass traits measured by ultrasonography in Guzerá cattle: A Bayesian approach. Journal of Agricultural Science 5(9):29-36.
Genetics of reproductive traits: Antagonisms with production traits - (Proceedings)
Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A.K., McDaneld, T.G., Perry, G.A. 2013. Genetics of reproductive traits: Antagonisms with production traits. Proceedings, Genomic Seedstock Symposium (June 27-28, 2013, Sioux Falls, SD). pp. 19-28.
Heifer calving date positively influences calf weaning weights through six parturitions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cushman, R.A., Kill, L.K., Funston, R.N., Mousel, E.M., Perry, G.A. 2013. Heifer calving date positively influences calf weaning weights through six parturitions. Journal of Animal Science. 91(9):4486-4491.
Effect of age at puberty/conception date on cow longevity - (Book / Chapter)
Perry, G.A., Cushman, R. 2013. Effect of age at puberty/conception date on cow longevity. In: Patterson, D.J., Smith, M.F., editors. Management Considerations in Beef Heifer Development and Puberty. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice. 29(3). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. p. 579-590. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2013.07.011.
Association of STAT2 SNP genotypes and growth phenotypes in heifers from an Angus, Brahman and Romosinuano diallel population - (Proceedings)
Luna, P., Lopez, P., Rincon, G., Riley, D.G., Chase, C.C., Jr., Medrano, J.F., VanLeeuwen, D., Silver, G.A., Thomas, M.G. 2013. Association of STAT2 SNP genotypes and growth phenotypes in heifers from an Angus, Brahman and Romosinuano diallel population. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 64:194-197.
Changes in ovarian function associated with circulating concentrations of estradiol prior to a GnRH-induced ovulation in beef cows - (Abstract Only)
Larimore, E.L., Swanson, O.L., McNeel, A.K., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A. 2013. Changes in ovarian function associated with circulating concentrations of estradiol prior to a GnRH-induced ovulation in beef cows [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). p. 256 (Abstract #555).
A bovine model for polycystic ovary syndrome - (Abstract Only)
Summers, A.F., Pohlmeier, W.E., Sargent, K.M., Kurz, S.G., McFee, R.M., Cushman, R.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S. 2013. A bovine model for polycystic ovary syndrome [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). p. 53 (Abstract #67).
Granulosa cells from bovine follicles activate different signal transduction pathways dependent on follicle health status and ability to convert androstenedione to estrogen - (Abstract Only)
McFee, R.M., Kurz, S.G., Summers, A.F., Pohlmeier, W.E., Cushman, R.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S. 2013. Granulosa cells from bovine follicles activate different signal transduction pathways dependent on follicle health status and ability to convert androstenedione to estrogen [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). p. 265 (Abstract #577).
Does reduced peri-pubertal nutrient intake influence the ovarian reserve in beef heifers? - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Forbes, E.D., Swanson, O.L., McNeel, A.K., Chase, C.C., Lents, C.A., Freetly, H.C. 2013. Does reduced peri-pubertal nutrient intake influence the ovarian reserve in beef heifers? [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction Supplement (46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction). pp. 44-45 (Abstract #48).
Relationship of follicle size and concentrations of estradiol among cows that do and do not exhibit estrus during a fixed-time AI protocol - (Abstract Only)
Swanson, O.L., Larimore, E.L., Perry, B.L., Djira, G.D., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A. 2013. Relationship of follicle size and concentrations of estradiol among cows that do and do not exhibit estrus during a fixed-time AI protocol. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (E-Supplement 2):205 (Abstract #223).
The effects of selecting for the myostatin F94L polymorphism on reproductive traits in pubertal heifers - (Abstract Only)
Forbes, E.D., Swanson, O.L., McNeel, A.K., Tait, Jr., R.G., Smith, T.P.L., Bennett, G.L., Hoagland, T.A., Zinn, S.A., Lents, C.A., Perry, G.A., Cushman, R.A. 2013. The effects of selecting for the myostatin F94L polymorphism on reproductive traits in pubertal heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (E-Supplement 2):287 (Abstract #W181).
Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium: The current status of heat shock in early embryonic survival and reproductive efficiency - (Other)
Cushman, R.A. 2013. Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium: The current status of heat shock in early embryonic survival and reproductive efficiency. Journal of Animal Science. 91(3):1141-1142.
How our basic understanding of the ovarian reserve is improving reproductive management in domestic farm animals - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A., Chase, C., Jr., Lents, C. 2013. How our basic understanding of the ovarian reserve is improving reproductive management in domestic farm animals [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (Supplement 2):77-78 (Abstract #O237).
Bovine females with thecal cell androgen excess result in altered oocyte maternal effect gene abundance - (Abstract Only)
Summers, A.F., Pohlmeier, W.E., Brauer, V.M., Sargent, K.M., McFee, R.M., Cushman, R.A., Wood, J.R., Cupp, A.S. 2013. Bovine females with thecal cell androgen excess result in altered oocyte maternal effect gene abundance [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (Supplement 2):47 (Abstract #O136).
Management strategies for improving lifetime reproductive success in beef heifers - (Proceedings)
Perry, G.A., Larimore, E.L., Bridges, G.A., Cushman, R.A. 2012. Management strategies for improving lifetime reproductive success in beef heifers. Proceedings, Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Sioux Falls, SD, December 3-4, 2012. pp. 249-266.
Effect of heifer calving date on longevity and lifetime productivity - (Proceedings)
Mousel, E.M., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A., Kill, L.K. 2012. Effect of heifer calving date on longevity and lifetime productivity. Proceedings, Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Sioux Falls, SD, December 3-4, 2012. pp. 23-31.
What we know about the genetics of reproduction - (Proceedings)
Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A. 2012. What we know about the genetics of reproduction. Proceedings, Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Sioux Falls, SD, December 3-4, 2012. pp. 165-173.
Last Modified: 10/30/2014
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