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Brian D. Fairchild

Professor
  • Poultry Science
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus

 

Education

Ph.D, Physiology, North Carolina State University
M.S., Physiology, North Carolina State University
B.S., Animal Science, North Carolina State University
B.S., Poultry Science, North Carolina State University

Research Interests

Broiler management including air quality, energy conservation, lighting programs, and water consumption and quality 

For further information, please visit Dr. Fairchild's lab website

Extension Publications
www.poultryventilation.com

Academic Program 

Extension education responsibilities include areas of broiler management and production. Other activities include preparation of and participation in 4H and FFA poultry judging contests, as well as contributing to programs that assist county extension personnel. 

Research programs focus on the effect that management has on broiler physiology and production. The purpose of this research is to examine new technologies that could be adapted to improve broiler production. 

Teaching responsibilities include POUL 4010 Advance Poultry Production. 

Selected Journal Publications 

  1. Ritz, C. W., B. D. Fairchild, and M. P. Lacy, 2004.  Implications of ammonia production and emissions from commercial poultry facilities: A review.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  13:684-692.

  2. Christensen, V. L., D. T. Ort, and B. D. Fairchild, 2005.  The relationship between sperm hydrolysis of the perivitelline layer and embryonic livability.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  14:60-68.

  3. Christensen, V. L., K. E. Nestor, D. T. Ort, and B. D. Fairchild, 2005.  Dam and sire effects on sperm penetration of the perivitelline layer and resulting fecundity of different lines of turkeys.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  14:483-491.

  4. Fairchild, B. D. and V. L. Christensen, 2005.  Influence of hen age and number of inseminated sperm on the number of holes hydrolyzed in the inner perivitelline layer of turkey eggs.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  14:576-581.

  5. Christensen, V. L., M. J. Wineland, I. Yildirum, B. D. Fairchild, D. T. Ort and K. M. Mann, 2005.  Incubator temperature and oxygen concentrations during the plateau stage in oxygen uptake affect turkey embryo plasma T4 and T3 concentrations.  International Journal of Poultry Science 4:268-273.

  6. Ritz, C. W., B. W. Mitchell, B. D. Fairchild, M. Czarick and J. W. Worley, 2006.  Improving in-house air quality in broiler production facilities using an electrostatic space charge system.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  15:333-340.

  7. Visser, M. C., B. D. Fairchild, M. Czarick, M. P. Lacy, J. Worley, S. Thompson, J. Kastner, C. W. Ritz and L. P. Naeher, 2006.  Fine particle measurements inside and outside of tunnel-ventilated broiler houses.  J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:394-405.

  8. Cox, N. A., L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, J. K. Northcutt, P. J. Fedorka-Cray, J. S. Bailey, B. D. Fairchild, and J. M. Mauldin, 2006.  Presence of inoculated campylobacter and Salmonella in unabsorbed yolks of male breeders raised as broilers.  Avian Diseases.  50:430-433.

  9. Buhr, R.J, J. K Northcutt, L. J. Richardson, N. A. Cox and B. D. Fairchild, 2006.  Incidence of unabsorbed yolk sacs in broilers, broiler breeder roosters, white leghorn hens, and Athens-Canadian randombred control broilers.  Poultry Sci.  85:1294-1297.

  10. Cox, N. A., L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, J. K. Northcutt, P. J. Fedorka-Cray, J. S. Bailey, B. D. Fairchild and J. M. Mauldin, 2006.  Natural occurrence of Camplyobacter spp.,Salmonella serovars and other bacteria in unabsorbed yolks of market age commercial broilers.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  15:551-557.

  11. Fairchild, B. D., J. K Northcutt, J. M. Mauldin, R. J. Buhr, L. J. Richardson, N. A. Cox, 2006.  Influence of water provision to chicks prior to placement and effects on performance and incidence of unabsorbed yolk sacs.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  15:538-543.

  12. Fairchild, B. D., A. B. Batal, C. W. Ritz and P. F. Vendrell, 2006.  Effect of drinking water iron concentration on broiler performance.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  15:511-517.

  13. Wineland, M. W., V.L. Christensen, I. Yildrum, B.D. Fairchild, K.M. Mann and D.T. Ort, 2006.  Incubator temperature and oxygen concentration at the plateau stage in oxygen consumption affects intestinal maturation of broiler chicks.  International Journal of Poultry Science 5: 229-240.

  14. Buhr, R. J., L. J. Richardson, J. A. Cason, N. A. Cox, B. D. Fairchild, 2007.  Comparison of four sampling methods for the detection of Salmonella in broiler litter. Poultry Sci.  86:21-25. 

  15. Hoffman, J. B., A. P. Benson, V. L. Christensen, B. D. Fairchild, and A. J. Davis, 2007.  Follicular development and expression of the messenger ribonucleic acid for the inhibin/activin subunits in two genetic lines of turkey hens that differ in total egg production.  Poultry Sci. 86:944-952. 

  16. Benson, A. P., V. L. Christensen, B. D. Fairchild, A. J. Davis, 2008. The mRNA for zona pellucida proteins B1, C and D in two genetic lines of turkey hens that differ in fertility. Animal Reproduction Science  doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2008.02.013.

  17. Webster, A. B., B. D. Fairchild, T. S. Cummings and P. A. Stayer, 2008.  Validation of a three-point gait-scoring system for field assessment of walking ability of commercial broilers.  J. Appl. Poult. Res. 17:529-539.

  18. Roche, A. J., N. A.Cox, L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, J.A. Cason, B. D. Fairchild, and N. C.Hinkle, 2009.  Transmission of Salmonella to Broilers by Contaminated Larval and Adult Lesser Mealworms, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Poultry Sci. 88:44-48.