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Education

Doctor of Philosophy: Poultry Science (Stress and Product Quality in Broilers) - University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1996)

Master of Veterinary Science: Madras Veterinary College, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India (1988)

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Equivalent to DVM): Madras Veterinary College, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India (1986)

Professional Experience

2010-Present: Interim dean for the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology

2008-2010: Professor of Animal Science, Interim Assistant Dean for Research - Fort Valley State University

2003-2007: Associate Professor of Animal Science, Director of the Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center, Coordinator for Animal Science Undergraduate and Graduate Programs - Fort Valley State University

1997-2002: Assistant Professor of Animal Science - Fort Valley State University

1996-1997: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA

1993-1996: Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant - Department of Poultry Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1989-1992: Assistant Professor - Madras Veterinary College, India

Research Interests

  • Preharvest management methods to minimize animal stress and improve meat quality and food safety in small ruminants.
  • Processing interventions to reduce E.coli contamination in chevon.
  • Development of value-added products using chevon.

Publications

  1. G. Kannan, T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, O. S. Gazal, S. Gelaye, E. A. Amoah, and S. Samake, 2000. Transportation of goats: effects on physiological stress responses and live weight loss. Journal of Animal Science 78:1450-1457.
  2. G. Kannan, B. Kouakou, and S. Gelaye, 2001. Color changes reflecting myoglobin and lipid oxidation in chevon cuts during refrigerated display. Small Ruminant Research 42: 67-75.
  3. G. Kannan, C. B. Chawan, B. Kouakou, and S. Gelaye, 2002. Influence of packaging method and storage time on shear value and mechanical strength of intramuscular connective tissue of chevon. Journal of Animal Science 80:2383-2389.
  4. G. Kannan, T. H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S. Gelaye, and E. A. Amoah, 2002. Simulated preslaughter holding and isolation effects on stress responses and live weight shrinkage in meat goats. Journal of Animal Science 80:1771-1780.
  5. G. Kannan, B. Kouakou, T. H. Terrill, and S. Gelaye, 2003. Endocrine, blood metabolite, and meat quality changes in goats as influenced by short-term, preslaughter stress. Journal of Animal Science 81:1499-1507.
  6. S. Galipalli*, K. M. Gadiyaram, B. Kouakou, T. D. Pringle, and G. Kannan, 2004. Oxidative stability of chevon as influenced by dietary Tasco supplementation in Boer goats. South African Journal of Animal Science 34(1):171-173.
  7. K. M. Gadiyaram* and G. Kannan, 2004. Comparison of textural properties of low-fat chevon, beef, pork, and mixed-meat sausages. South African Journal of Animal Science 34(1):168-170.
  8. S. Galipalli*, K. M. Gadiyaram, B. Kouakou, T. H. Terrill, and G. Kannan, 2004. Physiological responses to preslaughter transportation stress in Tasco-supplemented Boer goats. South African Journal of Animal Science 34(1):92-94.
  9. B. Kouakou, S. Gelaye, G. Kannan, T. D. Pringle, and E. A. Amoah, 2004. Blood metabolites, meat quality and muscle calpain-calpastatin activities in goats treated with low doses of recombinant bovine somatotropin. Small Ruminant Research 57:203-212.
  10. G. Kannan, G. M. Gadiyaram, S. Galipalli, A. Carmichael, B. Kouakou, T. D. Pringle, K. W. McMillin, and S. Gelaye, 2004. Meat quality in goats as influenced by dietary protein and energy levels and postmortem aging. Small Ruminant Research 61:45-52.
  11. G. Kannan, 2004. Goats: behavior, stress and management. Encyclopedia of Animal Science. W. G. Pond and N. Bell (ed.), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, pp 482-485.
  12. J. H. Lee, 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.
  13. G. Kannan, A. K. Jenkins, K. R. Eega, B. Kouakou, and G. W. McCommon, 2007. Preharvest spray washing effects on physiological stress responses and skin and carcass microbial counts in goats. Small Ruminant Research 67:14-19.
  14. G. Kannan, 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.
  15. G. Kannan, 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.
  16. J. H. Lee, G. Kannan, K. R. Eega*, and W. R. Getz, 2008. Nutritional and quality characteristics of meat from goats and lambs finished under identical dietary regimen. Small Ruminant Research 74:255-259.
  17. B. Kouakou, O. S. Gazal, T. H. Terrill, G. Kannan, S. Gelaye, and E. A. Amoah, 2007. Digestibility, hormones and blood metabolites in dairy bucks subjected to underfeeding and refeeding. Small Ruminant Research 75:171-176.
  18. J. H. Lee, 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.
  19. K. M. Gadiyaram*, 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.
  20. D. A. Moore, 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 serecia lespedeza hay on growth rate of goats naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Journal of Animal Science 86:2328-2337.
  21. 1.V. R. Gutta*, 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 Ruminant Research 81:21-28.
  22. M. Vanguru*, 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 and Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:259-261.
  23. J. H. Lee, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan, 2009. Influences of dietary regimens on microbial content in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Science 125:249-253.
  24. A. K. Mahapatra, D. L. Harris, C. N. Nguyen, and G. Kannan, 2009. Evaluation of an IUL Flash & Go Automated Colony Counter. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR EJournal XI (1368): 1-6.
  25. J. H. Lee, M. Vanguru*, G. Kannan, T.H. Terrill, and B. Kouakou, 2009. Flavor and quality characteristics of chevon as influenced by sericea lespedeza hay containing high condensed tannins. Small Ruminant Research (submitted).
  26. Mahapatra, A. K., B. L. Jones, C. N. Nguyen, and G. Kannan, 2009. An Experimental Determination of the Electrical Resistivity of Beef. Applied Engineering in Agriculture Journal (submitted).