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Animal Sciences and Industry

Hulbert, Lindsey

Associate Professor/Animal Behavior
127 Call Hall

hulbertArea(s) of Specialization

Comparative stress physiology, behavior, and immunology

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, Davis (UCD). Davis, CA. January 2011-2013

Doctor of Philosophy inAnimal Science at Texas Tech University (TTU)  August2008-December 2010

Biological Technician:  USDA-ARS-Livestock Issues Research Unit, Lubbock, TX. May 2007- August 2008

Master of Science in Animal Science at  TTU.  Lubbock, TX. August 2005- December 2006 

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at TTU. Undergraduate Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-TTU. Lubbock, TX. 2001-2005


Brief Bio

Dr. Lindsey Hulbert grew up in the southwest (AZ, NM) then began her career in animal physiology and behavior in Lubbock, TX through an undergraduate research program at Texas Tech University. Her first research projects involved understanding how housing and management conditions affect the behavior and stress responses in swine. Her research evolved into how stress affects the health and immune systems in other species, including laboratory rodents, beef and dairy calves, and poultry. She also worked for the USDA-Agriculture Research Services, Livestock Issues Research Unit in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Hulbert was a post-doctoral at the University of California, Davis before moving to KSU in January of 2013. Dr. Hulbert has a passion for animals, science, and training students.  In addition, she enjoys spending time with her family and her hobbies include Zumba and Salsa. 

Dr. Hulbert’s research team studies:

  • Development and validation of automated technologies to monitor health and welfare of domestic animals
  • Understanding the effects of early-life stressors on nutritive and non-nutritive  oral behaviors and immunity in calves
  • Improving resilience to stressors and immunocompetence through housing, management, and feeding strategies in calves and pigs
  • Determining biomarkers of stress and inflammation for predicting and identifying disease


Courses include: 

Selected Publications: 

Hulbert, L.E. and S.J. Moisá*. Stress, immunity, and the management of calves.  J. of Dairy Science. Invited Review submitted August 1st, 2015.

Hulbert, L. E.,  J.A. Carroll, M.A. Ballou, L.C. Caldwell, A.N. Loyd, N.C. Burdick, R.C. Vann,  T.H. Welsh, Jr., R.D. Randel. 2013. Sexually dimorphic stress and pro-inflammatory cytokine responses to an intravenous corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) challenge of Brahman cattle following transportation. Innate Immun. 19:378-387.

Hulbert, L.E. and M.A. Ballou. 2012. Innate immune responses and health of individually-reared Holstein calves after placement into transition-pens 23 days after weaning. J. Dairy Res. 79:333-340.

Hulbert, L.E., J.A. Carroll, N.C. Burdick, R.D. Randel, M.S. Brown, and M.A. Ballou. 2011. Innate immune responses of temperamental or calm cattle after transportation. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 143:66-74. Hulbert, L.E., C.J. Cobb, J.A. Carroll, and M.A. Ballou. 2011.The effects of early weaning on innate immune responses of Holstein calves. J. Dairy Sci. 94: 2545-2556.

Hulbert, L.E., C.J. Cobb, J.A. Carroll, and M.A. Ballou. 2011. Innate immune responses of Holstein calves fed milk replacer once vs. twice daily before and after weaning. J. Dairy Sci. 94:2557-2565.

Ballou, M.A., C.J. Cobb, L.E. Hulbert, and J.A. Carroll. 2011. Effects of intravenous Escherichia coli dose on the pathophysiological response of colostrum-fed Jersey calves. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 141: 76-83.*ranked as Top 10 manuscripts of ACVIM for 2011.

Burdick, N.C., J.A. Carroll,  L.E. Hulbert, J. W. Dailey,  S. T. Willard, R. C. Vann, R.D. Randel, T.H. Welsh. 2010. Relationships between temperament and transportation with rectal temperature and secretion of cortisol and epinephrine in bulls. Livestock Sci. 129: 166-172.

Lewis, C.R.G., L.E. Hulbert, and J.J. McGlone. 2008. Novelty causes elevated heart rate and immune changes in pigs exposed to handling, alleys, and ramps. Livestock Sci.116; 338-341.

Lewis C.R.G, N. Krebs, L. E. Hulbert and J.J. McGlone. 2010. Use of a putative maternal pheromone during transport and the effect of trailer temperatures on pig losses and welfare. Anim. Prod. Sci. 50: 916–924. 

Hulbert, L.E. and J.J. McGlone. 2006. Evaluation of drop versus trickle-feeding systems for crated or group-penned gestating sows. J. Anim. Sci. 84:1004.

Rudine, A.C., M.A. Sutherland, L.E. Hulbert, J.L. Morrow, and J.J. McGlone. 2007. Diverse production system and social status effects on pig immunity and behavior. Livestock Sci. 111: 86-95.