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Susan D Eicher

Animal Sciences 

  • Research Physiologist (Animals), USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit
765.496.3665
765.496.1993
POUL Room 219A
125 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

Eicher, S., Scott, K., Kunkle, W., & Arthington, J. (2006). Commingling and transport influenceon behavior of small groups of calves. Livestock Production Science.

Eicher, S. (in press). Effects of prepartum milking on postpartum reproduction, udder health and production performance in first-calf dairy heifers. Journal of Dairy Science.

Harris, M., Pajor, E., Sorrells, A., & Eicher, S. (2006). Effects of stall or small group gestation housing on production, health and behavior of gilts. J. Anim. Sci, 102, 171-179.

Sorrells, A., Eicher, S., Scott, K., Harriss, M., Pajor, E., & Lay,, D. (2006). Post-natal behavioral and physiological responses of piglets from sows housed individually or in groups during gestation. Journal of Animal Science, 84, 757-766.

Eicher, S., Sorrells, A., & Cheng,, H. (in press). Short Communication: Behavioral and physiological indicators of sensitivity or chronic pain following tail-docking in dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci.

Eicher, S., McKee, C., Eicher,, S., & Carroll, J. (in press). Supplemental vitamin C and yeast cell-wall beta-glucan as growth promotants and immunomodulators during an endotoxin challenge in weanling pigs. Journal of Animal Science.

Eicher, S. (2005). Immunology System: Stress Effects. In The Encyclopedia of Animal Science (544-547). NY: Dekker.

Eicher, S. (2004). Cytokines. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare (1000 words). Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI.

Eicher, S. (2004). Immune System. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare (3500 words). Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI.

Eicher, S., McMunn, K., Hammon, H., & Donkin, S. (in press). Toll-like receptors 2 and 4, and Acute Phase Cytokine Gene Expression in Dexamethasone and Growth Hormone Treated Dairy Calves. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.

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