Donald Thompson

Thompson, Jr., Donald L.
Title Professor Emeritus
Department School of Animal Sciences
Address 1 Animal and Food Sciences Lab Bld on Forestry Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-3445
Fax 225-578-4890

Editorial Board, Animal Reproduction Sciences, 2008-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2008-present
Division Editor, Physiology, Endocrinology, and Growth section of the Journal of Animal Science, August 2008-present (2-year term).
Section Editor, Physiology, Endocrinology, and Growth (Physiology Section), August 2005-August 2008.
Equine Science Society, 2007 Distinguished Service Award in Equine Science. June 2007.
Doyle Chambers Award - LSU Agricultural Center, 2005.
Sedberry Award, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, LSU College of Agriculture, October 2000.
Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials, Boston, June 1999.
Controlled Release Society-Thorn/Biosystems Award for the Outstanding Paper in the Veterinary Field, 26th International
Tipton Team Research Award, presented to The Chromium Team “in recognition of excellence in research,” Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, December 1998 (In conjuction with 7 other scientists).
Gamma Sigma Delta Teacher Merit Honor Roll - For Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture - April 1998.
Gamma Sigma Delta Teacher Merit Honor Roll - For Meritorious Teaching Efforts in the College of Agriculture - April 1997.
Award of Merit Winner for Research - LSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta - March 1990.
First Mississippi Corporation Award of Excellence for Outstanding Work in the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station - January 1988.
Young Animal Scientist Award - Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science - February 1987.

Arana Valencia, N., D. L. Thompson, Jr., P. B. Mitcham. 2013. Changes in plasma melanocyte-stimulating hormone, ACTH, prolactin, GH, LH, FSH, and thyrotropin-stimulating hormone in response to injection sulpiride, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or vehicle in insulin-sensitive and -insensitive mare. Dom Anim Endocrinol. 44:204-212.

Huff, N. K., D. L. Thompson, Jr., and K. R. Bondioli. 2009. Search for polymorphism in exon 2 of the equine leptin gene. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 29:519-526.

Jones, K. L., J. L. Schulze, J. R. Strickland, D. L. Cross, P. Burns, R. M. Gilley, K. B. Hart, D. L. Thompson, and S. S. King. 2008. Evaluation of a controlled-release domperidone delivery method for the treatment of fescue toxicosis in beef heifers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:342-348.

Storer, W. A., D. L. Thompson, Jr., R.M. Gilley, and P.J. Burns 2008. Evaluation of injectable sustained release progestin formulations for suppression of estrus and ovulation in mares. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 29:579-585.

Huff, N. K., D. L. Thompson, Jr., L. R. Gentry, and C. G. Depew. 2008. Hyperleptinemia in mares: Prevalence in lactating mares and effect on rebreeding success. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 28:579-585.

Storer, W. A., D.L. Thompson Jr., K.R. Bondioli, R.A. Godke, A.S. Khan, P.A. Brown, and R. Draghia-Akli. 2008. Evaluation of plasmid delivery by electroporation as a means of increasing gonadotropin-releasing hormone production in stallions. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 28:149-155.

Thompson, D. L., Jr., P. B. Mitcham, M. L. Runles, P. J. Burns, and R. M. Gilley. 2008. Prolactin and gonadotropin responses in geldings to injections of estradiol benzoate in oil, estradiol benzoate in biodegradable microspheres, and estradiol cypionate. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 28:232-237.

Storer, W. A., D. L. Thompson, Jr., C. A. Waller, and J. A. Cartmill. 2007. Hormonal patterns in normal and hyperleptinemic mares in response to three common feeding-housing regimens. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2873-2881.

Kelley, K. K., D. L. Thompson, Jr., W. A. Storer, P. B. Mitcham, R. M. Gilley, and P. J. Burns. 2006. Estradiol interactions with dopamine antagonists in mares: Prolactin secretion and reproductive traits. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 26:517-528.

Waller, C. A., D. L. Thompson, Jr., J. A. Cartmill, W. A. Storer, and N. K. Huff. 2006. Reproduction in high body condition mares with high versus low leptin concentrations. Theriogenology 66:923-928.

Cartmill, J.A., D. L. Thompson, Jr., R. P. Del Vecchio, and W.A. Storer. 2006. Leptin secretion in horses: Effects of dexamethasone, gender, and testosterone. Domest Anim Endocrinol 31:197-210.

Professor, LSU AgCenter, 1988-present
Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter, 1983-1988
Assistant Professor, LSU Ag enter, 1980-1983
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1979-1980

Equine Reproduction, Physiology, and Endocrinology

Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1979
M.S., Colorado State University, 1975
B.S., Rutgers University, 1973

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