Chicken Research

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Conference for Backyard Chicken Owners, 5/2/2015



Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018


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Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UT’s Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.


Recent Publications

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Chicken Adipose Tissue: Dual Purpose Benefit for Human Obesity and Poultry Production Beckford, R, E. Tague, S. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2018.  Current Metabolomics. [Abstract]

Myofibrillar protein–curcumin nanocomplexes prepared at different ionic strengths to improve oxidative stability of marinated chicken meat products Wu, C., L. Li, Q. Zhong, R. Cai, P. Wang, X. Xu, G. Zhou, M. Han, Q. Liu, T. Hu, and T. Yin.  2018.  LWT - Food Science and Technology, 99: 69-76.

Maternal consumption of fish oil programs reduced adiposity in broiler chicks Beckford, R. C., S. J. Howard, S. Das, A. Farmer, S. R. Campagna, J. Yu, R. L. Hettich, J. L. Wilson, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Scientific Reports, Oct 13;7(1):13129, 2017. [Abstract]

Enriching the starter diet in fish oil reduces adipocyte size in broiler chicks Torchon, Emmanuelle, R. C. Beckford, S. Das, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Current Developments in Nutrition, November 2017, 1 (11) e001644. [Abstract]

Evaluation of bile salt hydrolase inhibitor as novel alternative to antibiotic growth promoters in chickens.  Geng, W., S. Joyce, C. Gahan, and J. Lin.  2016.  Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease. December 4-6, Chicago.

Fasting rapidly increases fatty acid oxidation in white adipose tissue of young broiler chickens Voy, B. H., E. Torchon, R. Ray, M. Hulver, and R. McMillan.  2016.  Adipocyte. [Abstract]

Lipolysis upregulates fatty acid oxidation and suppresses adipogenesis in young broiler chicks.  Beckford, R., E. Torchon, S. Das, and B. H. Voy.  2015.  Proceedings, Poultry Science Association, Annual Meeting, 162, Poult. Sci. 94 (E-Suppl. 1). [Abstract]

Will COOL for red meat (and perhaps chicken) be revised or repealed? Schaffer, H. D., and D. E. Ray.  2015.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower, 36(22). May 29, 2015.

Enriching white adipose tissue of young broiler chickens with N-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids reduces adipocyte size and shows similar gene expression profiles seen during fasting.  Torchon, E  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

A Novel Gain-Of-Function Mutation of the Proneural IRX1 and IRX2 Genes Disrupts Axis Elongation in the Araucana Rumpless Chicken Freese, N.H., B. A. Lam, M. E. Staton, A. Scott, and S. C. Chapman.  2014.  PLoS One, 9(11): e112364. [Abstract]

Molecular and Metabolic Profiles Suggest that Increased Lipid Catabolism in Adipose Tissue Contributes to Leanness in Domestic Chickens Ji, B., J. Middleton, B. Ernest, A. M. Saxton, S. Lamont, S. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2014.  Physiological Genomics, 46: 315-327. [Abstract]

Construction of novel DNA vaccine for mitigation of Campylobacter in chickens.  Lin, J., L. Jones, X. Liu, and X. Zeng.  2014.  114th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, May 17-20, Boston.