Overview & Reports
Animal and Dairy Science is a multidisciplinary and diverse department that provides instructional, research and extension programming in the areas of food animal production, equine/companion animal management, and animal and medicinal biotechnology that addresses critical issues, such as cost of production, profitability, human and animal health, environmental stewardship, bioethics, and animal well-being.
As we enter a new century, agricultural and environmental sciences begins a new day. Careers in agriculture and the environment are turning high tech, reaching far into the stars to find answers to problems here on Earth.
Today's agricultural and environmental scientists help provide food, clothing and environmental protection not only for their neighbors next door but also for their neighbors around the world.
The Department of Animal and Dairy Science strives to be a premier recognized center of knowledge creation, student learning, and technology dissemination for information on food-producing livestock, companion animals, and animal and medicinal biotechnology among peer departments at other Land-Grant universities as well as globally.
To develop an infrastructure among ADS livestock farms within which to maximize our teaching, research, and extension efforts to accommodate students, the discovery of new knowledge, and dissemination to commodity groups, respectively, while at the same time exercising environmental stewardship and protecting natural resources.
To increase the funding base for all missions through extramural grants, industrial contracts, scholarships, gifts, development, and other sources of revenue.
To recruit additional students and provide scholarships for a critical mass of high quality and diverse individuals to educate and release into the job market for technical and professional positions in the food animal production, veterinary, bio medical, and biotechnological fields.
To develop progressive educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students that address critical issues such as cost of production, profitability, environmental stewardship, bioethics, and animal well-being.
To create innovative and collaborative research teams that are supported by broad-based funding and emphasize interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary graduate programs that address global issues facing animal agriculture and human health and well- being.
To enhance our outreach efforts by providing extension programming that emphasizes environmental stewardship, youth development, enterprise management, and the integration of livestock nutrition, reproduction, genetics, and physiology with the ultimate goal of improving human health and well-being.
Animal and Dairy Science Departmental Reports
- Comparison of Using Label Instructions vs. Extended Intramammary Therapy to Improve Mastitis Cure Rates and Lower Somatic Cell Counts in Lactating Dairy Cows S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, V.E. Ryman
- Germicidal Efficacy Testing of Forticept Udder Wash (pre-dip) and Forticept Udder Forte (post-dip) in Reducing the New Intramammary Infection Rate and SCC Under nNatural Exposure to Mastitis Pathogens, with Additional In Vitro Testing of Germicidal Activity S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, V.E. Ryman
Undergrad Research Symposium Abstract Papers
- Distinct Progenitor Cell Niches Are Required for Taste Bud Formation, Maturation and Maintenance Gukiqian Chen, Brett Marshall, Naomi Kramer, Hong-Xiang Liu
- ALK3-Mediated BMP Signaling in the Tongue Mesenchyme is Essential for the Proper Development of Tongue and Taste Papillae Mohamed Ishan, Guiqian Chen, Sunny Patel, Yuji Mishina, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Abundant Proliferating Cells Within Chicken Taste Buds Indicate a Potentially "Built-In" Progenitor System for Homeostasis Zhonghou Wang, Naomi Kramer, Xiaogang Cui, Fuminori Kawabata, Shoji Tabata, Woo Kim, Hong-Xian Liu
- SOX10-expressing Cells Are Progenitors of a Unique Population of Differentiated Taste Bud Cells Wenxin Yu, Brett Marshall, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Lingual Plp1CreER-labeled Schwann Cells: a Dynamic Population? Arnav Cherian, Naomi Kramer, Brett Marshall, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Basal Epithelial Cells Contribute to Distinct Aspects of Taste Bud Formation, Maturation and Maintenance Naomi Kramer, Guiqian Chen, Brett Marshall, Hong-Xiang Liu
- SOX10+ Cells Are Progenitors of a Population of Special Taste Bud Cells That Are K8-Low Wenxin Yu, Brett J. Marshall, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Type I Receptor ALK3-mediated BMP Signaling in the Tongue Mesenchyme is Required to Activate Wnt-fl Catenin for the Formation of Taste Papillae Mohamed Ishan, Guiqian Chen, Yuji Mishina, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Surrounding Progenitors Contribute Differently to Distinct Phases of Taste Bud Development Naomi Kramer, Guiqian Chen, Brett Marshall, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Using GFP+-GFP- Chicken Chimera to Test a Neural Crest Contribution to Taste Buds Zhonghou Wang, Wenxin Yu, Xiaogang Cui, Renita Patel, Hong-Xiang Liu
- UGA ANR Extension Agent Training and Scholarships for Beef Cattle Education Jason Duggin, Lawton Stewart, Jacob Segers, Brent Credille, Lee Jones
- Pig Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neural Rosettes Parallel Human Differentiation Into Sensory Neural Subtypes Robin L. Webb, Amalia Gallegos-Cardenas, Colette N. Miller, Nicholas J. Solomotis, Hong-Xiang Liu, Franklin D. West, Steven L. Stice
- RNA-Seq Analysis on Chicken Taste Sensory Organs: An Ideal System to Study Organogenesis Xiaogang Cui, Brett Marshall, Ning Shi, Shi-You Chen, Romdhane Rekaya, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Specific and Spatial Labeling of P0-Cre Versus Wnt1-Cre in Cranial Neural Crest in Early Mouse Embryos Guiqian Chen, Mohamed Ishan, Jingwen Yang, Satoshi Kishigami, Tomokazu Fukuda, Greg Scott, Manas K. Ray, Chenming Sun, Shi-You Chen, Yoshihiro Komatsu, Yuji Mishina, Hong-Xiang Liu
- The Clinical Characteristics and Prognosis of 73 Patients with Nonfunctional Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasm: a 10-Year Retrospective Study of a Single Center Shanshan Bu, Danhong Ding, Xiushen Wang, Ruihua Fan, Jing Xu, Yongshun Chen, Hongxiang Liu
- A Case Study to Evaluate Cooling in Grazing Dairies R.M. Orellana Rivas, J.K. Bernard, S. Tao
- Effects of Feeding OmniGen-AF® Beginning 60 Days Prior to Dry-Off on Mastitis Prevalence and Somatic Cell Counts in a Herd Experiencing Major Health Issues S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, A.D. Rowson, D.J. Hurley, J.D. Chapman, D.J. McLean
- Effects of Heat Stress and Dietary Zinc Source on Performance and Mammary Epithelial Integrity of Lactating Dairy Cows X. Weng, A.P.A. Monteiro, J. Guo, C. Li, R.M. Orellana Rivas, T.N. Marins, J.K. Bernard, D.J. Tomlinson, J.M. DeFrain, S.E. Wohlgemuth, S. Tao
- Investigating the Role of Teat Seal in Mastitis Control: In Addition to its Effectiveness in Preventing Mastitis, Why is Teat Seal Effective in Curing Existing Cases of Mastitis? C.A. Kimbrell, S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, D.J. Hurley, L.O. Ely
- Modulation of the Bovine Mammary Gland S.C. Nickerson and L.M. Sordillo
- Prepartum DCAD and calcium concentration effects on colostrum quality and blood mineral and gas concentrations of newborn calves A.L. Diehl, J.K. Bernard, S. Tao, T. Smith, T. Marins, D.J. Kirk, D.J. McLean, J.D. Chapman
- Prepartum dietary DCAD and calcium concentrations effect on blood metabolites and performance of multiparous cows A.L. Diehl, J.K. Bernard, S. Tao, T. Smith, T. Marins, D.J. Kirk, D.J. McLean, J.D. Chapman
- Use of a Mycobacterium Adjuvant to Enhance the Antibody Response to Vaccination against Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Dairy Heifers S.C. Nickerson, C.L. Hall, L.O. Ely, F.M. Kautz, D.J. Hurley
- Effect of Oats in Pig Starter Diets on Growth Performance M. Azain, C. DeMille, A. Yin, and C.R. Dove
Undergrad Research Symposium Abstract Papers
- Mammary Gland Response to the Infusion of Mastitis Remedies in Dairy Heifers J.M. Bentley and S.C. Nickerson
- Use of Label vs. Extended Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Bovine Mastitis G.V. Resnick and S.C. Nickerson
- Beef Grading 101 Alexander M. Stelzleni
- Canola and Calves: An Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming System for Producing Canola and Stocker Cattle in the Southeast S.H. Ingram, S.L. Dillard, R.L. Stewart, Jr., D.W. Hancock
- Contribution of Underlying Connective Tissue Cells to Taste Buds in Mouse Tongue and Soft Palate Kristin Boggs1, Nandakumar Venkatesan, Ingmar Mederacke, Yoshihiro Komatsu, Steve Stice, Robert F. Schwabe, Charlotte M. Mistretta, Yuji Mishina, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Corneal Endothelial Cells Possess an Elaborate Multipolar Shape to Maximize the Basolateral to Apical Membrane Area Theresa A. Harrison, Zhiguo He, Kristin Boggs, Gilles Thuret, Hong-Xiang Liu, Dennis M. Defoe
- Development, Characterization and Optimization of a New Suspension Chicken-Induced Pluripotent Cell Line for the Production of Newcastle Disease Vaccine Ismaila Shittu, Ziying Zhu, Yangqing Lu, Jessica M. Hutcheson, Steven L. Stice, Franklin D. West, Meritxell Donadeu, Baptiste Dungu, Aly M. Fadly, Guillermo Zavala, Naola Ferguson-Noel, Claudio L. Alfonso
- Distribution of a-Gustducin and Vimentin in Premature and MatureTaste Buds in Chickens Nandakumar Venkatesan, Prasangi Rajapaksha, Jason Payne, Forrest Goodfellow, Zhonghou Wang, Fuminori Kawabata, Shoji Tabata, Steven Stice, Robert Beckstead, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Labeling and Analysis of Chicken Taste Buds Using Molecular Markers in Oral Epithelial Sheets Prasangi Rajapaksha, Zhonghou Wang, Nandakumar Venkatesan, Kayvan F. Tehrani, Jason Payne, Raymond L. Swetenburg, Fuminori Kawabata, Shoji Tabata, Luke J. Mortensen, Steven L. Stice, Robert Beckstead, Hong-Xiang Liu
- Restoration of Physiologically Responsive Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis in Genetically Deficient Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Venkat M. Ramakrishnan, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Kevin T. Tien, Thomas R. McKinley, Braden R. Bocard, John G. Maijub, Patrick O. Burchell, Stuart K. Williams, Marvin E. Morris, James E. Hoying, Richard Wade-Martins, Franklin D. West, Nolan L. Boyd
- Taste Bud Labeling in Whole Tongue Epithelial Sheet in Adult Mice Nandakumar Venkatesan, Kristin Boggs, Hong-Xiang Liu
Undergrad Research Symposium Abstract Papers
- Assessment of Adult Pig Cognition Using an Open Field and Object Recognition Test Kayla M. Hargrove, Erin E. Kaiser, Holly A. Kinder, Franklin D. West
- Assessment of Spontaneous Trial-Unique Memory using a Piglet Model Jenn Roveto, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West
- Behavioral Testing for Cognitive Deficits in TBI Piglets Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West
- Behavioral Testing on Piglets to Assess Cognitive Deficits of a Traumatic Brain Injury Kathryn Sellman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West
- Correlation between Teat End Scores and Presence of Mastitis in the UGA Dairy Herd K.J. Alward and S.C. Nickerson
- Determination of Normal Pig Behavior using an Open Field Behavioral Test Shelley Tau, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West
- Pathological Assessment of a Piglet Model of Traumatic Brain Injury Utilizing Non-Invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Madelaine Wendzik, Emily Baker, Holly Kinder, Franklin West
- Plus T-Maze Testing of Pigs' Ability to Learn and Create Spatial Memories Sarah Shaver, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West
- Social Recognition Cognitive Testing in a Piglet Model Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt
- Use of a Spatial T-Maze Test and an Object Recognition Test to Assess Learning and Memory in a Piglet Model Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West
- Use of Social Recognition Test and Open Field Test to Assess Piglet Cognition Kathryn Sellman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West
- Effectiveness of a Two Evaporative Cooling Systems for Heat Stress Abatement of Lactating Dairy Cows J.K. Bernard and S. Tao
- Impact of Maternal Heat Stress in Late Gestation on Blood Hormones and Metabolites of Newborn Calves J.R. Guo, A.P.A. Monteiro, X.S. Weng, B.M. Ahmed, J. Laporta, M.J. Haven, G.E. Dahl, J.K. Bernard, S. Tao
- Is There a Better Way to Show Heifers? William M. Graves
- Mastitis Control in Bred Heifers: Use of Dry Cow Therapy and Teat Sealant for Curing Existing Intramammary Infections and Preventing New Ones S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, A.E. Harding, J.R. Booth, L.O. Ely, D.J. Hurley
- Mastitis Prevention and Cure Rates in Heifers Treated with Spectramast Dry Cow Therapy and/or Orbeseal Dry Cow Teat Sealant J.R. Booth, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, S.C. Nickerson