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Robert A Dailey


Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences 
P.O. Box 6108
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources
and Design
West Virginia University 
2105 Agricultural Sciences


Post Doctoral, Emory University, Atlanta, Neuroendocrinology, 1975
PhD: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, 1973
MS: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, 1969
Military: Active Duty-U.S. Army, February 27, 1969-January 8, 1971

Research and Professional Interests

Folliculogenesis, Hypothalamic-pituitary Function, Reproductive Management, Reproductive Immunology
 Interim Director Division of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, 1994 -1995
 Interim Dean and Director College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences 
 and the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 1999-2000
 Davis-Michael Scholars Program Coordinator, 2002-present
 Davis-Michael Professor , 2002-present

Annual Teaching

AnPh 424 Reproductive Physiology
AnPr 336 Dairy Cattle History and Selection
AnPr 339 Dairy Cattle Judging Team
Honors 494 Sr Sem Values and Ethics in Food and Fiber Production
AVS 402 Values and Ethics in Agriculture and Forestry (W) (three sections)
AVS 411/semester Dairy Heifer Management
AVS 699 /semester Graduate Journal Club

Representative Publications

Odhiambo JF, Poole DH, Hughes L, DeJarnette JM, Inskeep EK,  Dailey RA. Pregnancy outcome in dairy and beef cattle after artificial insemination and treatment with seminal plasma or transforming growth factor beta-1 Theriogenology. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.04.013.

Odhiambo, JF, Rhinehart JD, Helmondollar R, Pritchard JY, Osborne PI, Felton EE, Dailey RA. Effect of weaning regimen on energy profiles and reproductive performance of beef cows. J Animal Sci 2009 87:2428-2436 doi:10.2527/jas.2008-1138. 

Lingenfelter BM,  Dailey RA, Inskeep EK, Vernon MW, Poole DH, Rhinehart JD, Yao J. Changes of maternal transcripts in oocytes from persistent follicles in cattle. Mol Reprod Dev. 2007 Mar;74(3):265-72. 

Starbuck MJ, Inskeep EK,  Dailey RA. Effect of a single growth hormone (rbST) treatment at breeding on conception rates and pregnancy retention in dairy and beef cattle. Anim Reprod Sci. 2006 Jul;93(3-4):349-59. 

Holásková I, Lewis GS, Elliott M, Blemings KP,  Dailey RA. Effect of peptidoglycan-polysaccharide complex on reproductive efficiency in sheep. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2004 Sep;52(3):197-203. 

Starbuck MJ,  Dailey RA, Inskeep EK. Factors affecting retention of early pregnancy in dairy cattle. Anim Reprod Sci. 2004 Aug;84(1-2):27-39.