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Doctor of Philosophy: Ruminant nutrition - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (1995)

Master of Science: Animal Science - University of California (UC), Davis, CA (1991)

DIA Diplome d'Ingenieur Agronome - Option zootechnie - ENSA, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire (1987)

DUES: Chimie-Biologie-geologie - Universite nationale, D'Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire (1984)

Professional Experience

2012-present: Associate professor of Ruminant Nutrition, Coordinator of the Animal Science graduate program and Director of Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

2006-2012: Assistant professor of Ruminant Nutrition and interim Director of Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

2003-2006: Research Professional - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

1996-2003: Research Associate - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

1991-1995: Graduate Research Assistant - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Research Interests

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


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