Podcast: The Use of Cooling Pads to Reduce Heat Stress in Sows and Boars | Dr. Allan Schinkel


Allan P. Schinckel, Ph.D.:  Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Department of Animal Sciences | Phone: (765) 494-4836

Purdue University | Fax: (765) 494-9346

West Lafayette, IN  47907 | E-mail: aschinck@purdue.edu


Assistant Professor | 1983-1986 | Purdue University

Associate Professor | 1987-1992 | Purdue University

Professor | 1992 | Purdue University


B.S. | Iowa State University | 1978 | Animal Sciences

M.S. | University of Nebraska | 1980 | Animal Sciences

Ph.D. | University of Nebraska | 1982 | Animal Sciences

Selected Awards & Honors

Finalist, Eli-Lilly Young Scientist Award, 1991.

USDA Distinguished Service Award for Scientific Research, (Purdue Lean – STAGES), June 1992
Midwest Society of Animal Science, Young Scientist Extension Award. March, 1993

NSIF Distinguished Service Award – Team award for the development of STAGES.  1995

Purdue University Agricultural Research Award May 1996

Dean’s Team Award – Swine Production Technology Team, May, 1996

National Pork Producers Council Extension Innovation Award – Purdue Swine Production Technology Team, March, 1996; Farm Specific Modeling of Pig Growth, March, 1997

2009 Dean’s Team Award, Integrated Corn Ethanol Co-products Team

Dr. Schinckel has conducted research to examine the potential for improvements in lean growth rate and lean feed conversion via genetic and environmental means including research in the areas of (1) development swine compositional growth curves; (2) modeling of the impact of health status and ractopamine on pig compositional growth; (3) development of stochastic models of pig compositional growth for production systems analysis.

Professional Societies

American Society of Animal Sciences; American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists – Charter Diplomat American College of Animal Genetics; Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association

In Review

In 36 years at Purdue University, Dr. Schinckel has written 157 refereed publications, 215 abstracts, 73 research papers, 249 extension publications, 217 popular press articles, and 7 book chapters, 126 national invited talks, 73 international talks, and completed 88 research funded grant proposals as PI or Co-PI.

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Dr. Allan Schinkel’s background and how he got involved with the swine industry
  • Dr. Schinkel’s research around heat stress and sow cooling
  • What inspired his research of heat stress
  • The challenges faced along the way
  • The results of his research
  • Its potential impact on the swine industry
  • Dr. Schinkel’s Gold Nugget


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