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Donald C Lay Jr

Animal Sciences 

  • Research Leader, USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit
765.496.7750
765.496.1993
POUL Room 218
125 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042

Area of Expertise: Animal Behavior and Well-Being

Education: B.S., Virginia Tech; M.S. and Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Background

Research Program

Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science
 

News Releases

Animal agriculture is focus of Purdue Ag Forecast discussion - Purdue News, January 2011

Awards & Honors

(2004) Cooperative Resolution Program Conflict Management Training. United States Department of Agriculture.

(2003) Area Early Career Research Scientist. USDA.

(2003) Certificate of Merit for Superior Supervisory Leadership. USDA.

(2002) 2002's College of Agriculture Team Award. Swine Production Systems Initiative Team.

(2002) Certificate of Merit for Supervisory Leadership. USDA.

(2001) Certificate of Merit for Superior Performance in Conducting Research, Obtaining extramural Funds, and Providing Leadership. USDA.

(2000) Iowa State University's College of Agriculture Early Achievement in Teaching Award. Iowa State University.

Selected Publications

Lay, D. C. (2006). PHOTONIC PROPERTIES OF TRANFORMED SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM: PLASMID STABILITY AND CONCENTRATION DEPENDECY. American Society of Animal Science.

Lay, D. C. (2006). Effects of Melengestrol Acetate as an Alternative to Induce Molting in Hens and on the Expression of Yolk Proteins and Turnover of Oviductal Epithelium. Animal Reproduction Sciences.

Lay, D. C. (2006). Food Safety. ARS Research Magazine.

Lay, D. C. (2006). Production Animal Agriculture and the Food Industry: Working Together to Provide for the Animal and the Consumer. Farm Animal Wellness Seminar.

Lay, D. C. (2006). Animal Behavior and Stress. Iowa State Veterinary School.

Schenck, E. L., Lay, D. C., Kattesh, H. G., Cunnick, J. E., Daniels, M. J., Toscano, M. J., . . . (2006). The effects of prenatal stress on the ano-genital distance and growth hormone immuno-positive cells in the pituitary gland of the pig.. J. of Anim. Sci..

Toscano, M. J., Schenck, E. L., Dufour, B., Thogerson, C., Lay, D. C., Craig, B. A., . . . (2006). Behavioural changes following 21 to 57 H of feed deprivation in swine. J. of Anim. Sci..

Marchant-Forde, J. N., Lay, D. C., Marchant-Forde, R., McMunn, K. A., Pajor, E. A., Cheng, H. W., & [unknown] (2006). Alternative piglet processing procedures given singly affect cortisol, behavior and growth.. J. of Anim. Sci..

Marchant-Forde, J. N., Lay, D. C., McMunn, K. A., Marchant-Forde, R., Pajor, E. A., Cheng, H. W., & [unknown] (2006). The effects of piglet processing procedures on behavior, growth and cortisol.. J. of Anim. Science.

Lay, D. C., Marchant-Forde, J. N., McMunn, K. A., Marchant-Forde, R., Pajor, E. A., Cheng, H. W., & [unknown] (2006). Two alternative combinations of pig processing methods affect cortisol and behavior. J. of Anim. Science.