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Brian T Richert

Animal Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 3044
270 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041

Area of Expertise: Swine Nutrition and Management

Education: B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Kansas State University

Research Program

News Releases

Specialists: In 2013, resolve to improve farming practices - Purdue News, December 2012

Handbook provides wealth of information to pork producers - Purdue News, September 2010

Purdue livestock specialists recommend testing before feeding - Purdue News, October 2009

Feeding livestock biofuels byproducts: Is it worth the cost? - Purdue News, March 2007

4-H members and parents can learn, pig out at Junior Pork Day - Purdue News, February 2007

PIG puts pork production expertise online - Purdue News, September 2006

New Purdue barn strives for cleaner, fresher air for livestock farms - Purdue News, January 2005

Awards & Honors

(2009) Industry Meritorious Service Award. Indiana Pork.

(2009) Team Award. Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Selected Publications

Richert, B. T., Steyn, W., Allen, E., Garbossa, C. P., Eggert, J., & Schinckel, A. (2014). Effects of decreasing net energy in grow-finish diets with our without paylean. Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference Proceedings, 49-56.

Mack, L., Lay, D., Eicher, S., Johnson, A., Richert, B. T., & Pajor, E. (2014). Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free-access stall system. Journal of Animal Science, 92, 2552-2567.

Mack, L., Lay, D., Eicher, S., Johnson, A., Richert, B. T., & Pajor, E. (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.

Richert, B. T., Radcliffe, J., & Ferrel, J. (2013). Potential of mannanase and glucanase enzymes in swine feeding programs. Midwest Swine nutrition conference, 43-48.

Rault, J., Mack, L., Carter, C., Garner, J., Marchant-Forde, J., Richert, B. T., & Lay, D. (2013). Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: Prenatal stress alters the behavior and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 148, 99-107.

Rault, J., Carter, C., Garner, J., Marchant-Forde, J., Richert, B. T., & Lay, D. (2013). Repeated intranasal oxytocin administration in early life dysregulates the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and alters social behavior. Physiology and Behavior, 112-113, 40-48.

Walsh, M., Rostagno, M., Gardiner, G., Sutton, A., & Radcliffe, J. S. (2012). Controlling Salmonella infection in weanling pigs through water delivery of direct-fed microbials or organic acids; Part I. Effects on growth performance, microbial populations and immune status. Journal of Animal Science, 90, 261-271. Retrieved from jas.fass.org

Sholly, D., Jorgensen, H., Sutton, A., & Bach Knudsen, K. (2011). Effect of fermentation of cereals on the degradation of polysaccharides and other macronutrients in the gastrointestinal tract of growing pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 89, 2096-2105. Retrieved from jas.fass.org

Poletto, R., Cheng, H., Meisel, R., & Marchant-Forde, J. (2011). Gene expression of serotonin and dopamine receptors and monoamine oxidase-A in the brain of dominant and subordinate pubertal domestic pigs (Sus scrofa) fed a B-adrenoreceptor agonist. Brain Research, 1381, 20-Nov.

Hinson, R., Schinckel, A., Radcliffe, J. S., Allee, G., & Sutton, A. (2009). Effect of feeding reduced crude protein and phosphorus diets on weaning-finishin pig growth performance, carcass characteristics, and bone characterisitics. Journal of Animal Science, 87, 1502-1517.

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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