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Susan D Eicher

Animal Sciences 

  • Research Physiologist (Animals), USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit
765.496.3665
765.496.1993
CRTN Room 3120
270 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042

Area of Expertise: Immunology, Behavior and Well-Being

Education: B.S. and M.S.E., University of Kansas; M.S. and Ph.D., Kansas State University
Post-doctoral Training: Kansas State University; United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service - Livestock Behavior Research Unit

Research Program

Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science

Awards & Honors

(2006) Certificate of Merit. USDA-ARS.

(2005) Certificate of Merit. USDA-ARS.

(2004) Certificate of Merit. USDA-ARS.

(2003) Certificat of Merit. USDA-ARS.

Patents

Eicher, S. D. Animal feed composition and methods using the same. U.S. Patent No. 6939864. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Abdelfattah, E., Karousa, M. M., Schutz, M. M., Lay, Jr., D. C., Marchant-Forde, J. N., & Eicher, S. D. (2015). Acute phase cytokines, TAC1, and Toll-like receptor4 mRNA expression and health associated with group size in veal calves. Veterinary immunology and Immunopathology, 164, 118-126.

Tan, J., Liu, S., Guo, Y., Eicher, S. D., & Applegate, T. J. (2013). Dietary L-arginine supplementation attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in broiler chickens. British Journal of Nutrition, 11-Dec, doi:10.1017/S0007114513003863. Retrieved from http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9105694

Abdelfattah, E., 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(11), 5455-5465.

Mack, L. A., Eicher, S. D., Johnson, A. K., Lay, Jr., D. C., 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.

Mack, L. A., Eicher, S. D., Johnson, A. K., Lay, Jr., D. C., Richert, B. T., & Pajor, E. A. (2014). Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free access stall system. Journal of Animal Science, 92(6), 2554-2567.

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