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Kouakou, Brou

Department: 
Ag Research
Location: 
144 Meat Tech
Phone: 
478-827-3091
Email: 
kouakoub@fvsu.edu
Fax: 
478-825-6376

2006-present: Assistant professor of Ruminant Nutrition and interim Director of Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center FVSU
2003-2006: Research Professional FVSU
1996-2003: Research Associate FVSU
1991-1995: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Faculty Bio
Education: 

1995. Ph.D. Ruminant nutrition. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
*1991. MS. Animal Science. University of California (UC) Davis, CA
*1987. DIA. Diplome d’Ingenieur Agronome. Option zootechnie. ENSA. Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire
*1984. DUES. Chimie-Biologie-geologie. Universite nationale D’Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire

Publications: 

Kouakou, B. J. H. lee and G. Kannan. 2009. Effects of high soybean oil for goats in late lactation on intake, milk composition and fatty acid profile. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 11:233-236.
Kouakou, B., O. S. Gazal, T. H. Terrill, G. Kannan, S. Gelaye, and E. A. Amoah, 2008. Digestibility, hormones and blood metabolites in dairy bucks subjected to underfeeding and refeeding. Small Ruminant Research 75:171-176
Gutta, V.R., G. Kannan, J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, and W.R. Getz. 2009. Influences of short-term pre-slaughter dietary manipulation in sheep and goats on pH and microbial loads of gastrointestinal tract. Small Rumin. Res. 81:21-28.
Lee, J.H, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan. 2009. Influences of dietary regimens on microbial content in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Sci. 125:249-253.
Vanguru, M., J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill, and G. Kannan. 2009. Effect of feed deprivation time on bacterial contamination of skin and carcass in meat goats. Tropical & Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:259-261.
Lee, J.H., M. Vanguru, G. Kannan, D.A. Moore, T. H. Terrill, and B. Kouakou. 2009. Influence of dietary condensed tannins from sericea lespedeza hay on bacterial loads in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Sci. 126:314-317.

Gadiyaram, K. M. G. Kannan, T. D. Pringle, B. Kouakou, K. W. McMillin, and Y. W. Park, 2008. Effects of postmortem carcass electrical stimulation on goat meat quality characteristics. Small Ruminant Research 78:106-114.
Moore, D. A., T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S. A. Shaik, J. A. Mosjidis, J. E. Miller, M. Vanguru, G. Kannan, and J. M. Burke, 2008. The effects of feeding sericea lespedeza hay on growth rate of goats naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Journal of Animal Science 86:2328-2337.
Lee, J. H., B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, 2008. Chemical composition and quality characteristics of chevon from goats fed three different post weaning diets. Small Ruminant Research 75:177-184.
Lee, J.H., G. Kannan, K.R. Eaga, B. Kouakou, W.R. Getz. 2008. Nutritional and quality characteristics of meat from goats and lambs finished under identical dietary regime. Small Ruminant Research 74:255-259.
Kannan, G., A. K. Jenkins, K. R. Eega, B. Kouakou, and G. W. McCommon, 2007. Preslaughter Spray-washing effects on physiological stress responses and skin and carcass microbial counts in goats. Small Ruminant Research 67:14-19.
Kannan, G., K. E. Saker, T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S. Galipalli, and S. Gelaye, 2007. Effect of seaweed extract supplementation in goats exposed to simulated preslaughter stress. Small Ruminant Research 73:221-227.
Kannan, G., T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, and S. Galipalli, 2007. Blood metabolite changes and live weight loss following brown seaweed extract supplementation in goats subjected to stress. Small Ruminant Research 73:228-234.
Lee, J. H., G. Kannan and B. Kouakou, 2006. Concentration and distribution of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and trans fatty acids in small ruminant milk and meat lipids. J. Food Lipids 13:100-111.
Shaik, S.A., T.H. Terrill, J.E. Miller, B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, R. M. Kaplan, J.M. Burke, and J.A. Mosjidis, 2006. Sericea lespedeza hay as a natural deworming agent against Haemonchus contortus infection in goats. Veterinary Parasitology 139:150-157.
Kannan, G., K.M. Gadiyaram, S. Galipalli, A. Carmichael, B. Kouakou, T.D. Pringle, K.W. McMillin and S. Gelaye. 2006. Meat quality in goats as influenced by dietary protein and energy level and postmortem aging. Small Rumin. Res. 61:45-52
Kouakou, B., S. Gelaye, G. Kannan, T.D. Pringle, and E.A. Amoah. 2005. Blood metabolites, meat quality and muscle calpain-calpastatin activities in goats treated with low doses of recombinant bovine somatotropin. Small Rumin. Res. 57: 203

Research Interests: 

Intermediary metabolism
Basic forages and supplements for small ruminants
Sustainable goat production systems for limited-resource farmers

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