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Bethany Baker-Cook

Assistant Professor

Poultry Science

(334) 844-4110 

  bib0005@auburn.edu 

  

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302E Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada – Thesis: Assessing the efficacy and welfare impact of euthanasia methods for broiler.
  • M.Sc. Veterinary Bioscience, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2021- Present – Assistant Professor, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University, AL.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Poultry Science Association
  • Worlds Poultry Science Association

Research

Dr Baker-Cook’s research focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of poultry behavior and utilizing this knowledge to investigate and improve poultry welfare and management. Specific areas of interest include the early-life experience and its impacts on immediate and long-term welfare, humane euthanasia and stunning, and developing methods to assess and provide positive welfare.

Courses

POUL1000 – Introduction to Poultry Science

Publications

  • Baker-Cook, B., S. Torrey, T. Widowski, P. Turner, T. Knezacek, J. Nicholds and K. Schwean-Lardner. 2021. The efficacy of three on-farm euthanasia methods for broiler chickens throughout the production cycle. British Poultry Science.
  • Baker-Cook, B., A. Mortiz, D. Zwueste, K. Schwean-Lardner, and K.L. Machin. 2021. Evaluation of intravenous T-61 as a euthanasia method for broiler chickens. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  • Baker-Cook, B., S. Torrey, P. Turner, T. Knezacek, J. Nicholds, S. Gomis and K. Schwean-Lardner. 2021. Assessing the effect of water deprivation on the efficacy of on-farm euthanasia methods for broilers chickens. British Poultry Science.
  • Baker, B., S. Torrey, T. Widowski, P. Turner, T. Knezacek, J. Nicholds, T. Crowe and K. Schwean-Lardner. 2020. Defining characteristics of immersion CO2 gas for successful euthanasia of neonatal and young broilers. Poultry Science.
  • Baker, B., K.L. Machin, and K. Schwean-Lardner. 2019. When pain and stress interact: looking at stress-induced analgesia and stress-induced hyperalgesia in birds. World Poultry Science.
  • Baker, B., S. Torrey, T. Widowski, P. Turner, T. Knezacek, J. Nicholds, T. Crowe and K. Schwean-Lardner. 2019. Evaluation of carbon dioxide induction methods for the euthanasia of day-old cull broiler chicks. Poultry Science.