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Reproductive Physiology

Robert A Dailey

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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


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


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


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.