Faculty & Staff

Aaron S. Kiess

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Mailing Address
100 Hill Poultry Science Bldg.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: AKiess@poultry.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-3416
Fax: (662)325-8292

Courses Taught

  • PO 3834 Microbiology of Food Animal Production
  • PO 4833/6833 Avian Anatomy
  • PO 4843/6843 Avian Physiology

Education

  • Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • M.S., West Virginia University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Society Membership

  • Poultry Science Association
  • Southern Poultry Science Society
  • Mississippi Poultry Association
  • World Poultry Science Association

Research Areas

  • Pre-harvest Food Safety
  • Animal Well-being

Outreach

  • Provide support to the Mississippi poultry industry.
  • Assist in research that improves broiler litter environment and safety of products produced by the Mississippi poultry industry.
  • Attend and participate in poultry science scientific meeting domestically and abroad.
  • Disseminate research findings through scientific journals, newsletters and workshops.


Graduate Student(s)
:

Claudia Castaneda
Dana Dittoe
Abdul Alqhtani


Selected Publications

Blanch, A., H. Kling, A. Kiess. In ovo probiotic injection linked to higher post-hatch performance. International Hatchery Practice 31(3):15.

Moore, A., R. Nannapaneni, A. Kiess, C.S. Sharma. 2017. Evaluation of USDA approved antimicrobials on the reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken frames and their effect on meat quality. Poultry Science 96(7):2385-2392. Download

Kiess, A.S., J. Hirai, M.D. Triplett, H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel. 2016. Impact of oral lactobacillus gavage on rooster seminal and cloacal lactobacilli concentrations. Poultry Science 95(8):1935-1938. Download

Santa Rosa, P., H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, C.D. McDaniel. 2016. Parthenogenesis in mated Chinese Painted Quail (Coturnix chinensis) hens decreases sperm-egg penetration and alters albumen characteristics. Theriogenology 86(7):1695-1704. Download

Santa Rosa, P., H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, C.D. McDaniel. 2016. Parthenogenetic embryos from unfertilized Chinese Painted Quail eggs alter albumen pH, gases, and ion concentrations during incubation. Theriogenology 85(2):275-281. Download

Triplett, M.D., H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2016. Influence of six different intestinal bacteria on Beltsville small white turkey semen. Poultry Science 95(8):1918-1926. Download

Wang, X., Y. Z. Farnell, A. S. Kiess, K. G. S. Wamsley, W. Zhai. 2016. Effects of prebiotics, probiotics, and their combination on growth performance and gut health of male broilers. Poultry Science 95:1332-1340. Donwload

Nair, D., R. Nannapaneni, A. Kiess, B. Mahmoud, C.S. Sharma. 2014. Antimicrobial efficacy of lauric arginate against Campylobacter jejuni and spoilage organisms on chicken breast fillets. Poultry Science 93(10):2636-2640. Download

Nair, D.V., R. Nannapaneni, A. Kiess, W. Schilling, C.S. Sharma. 2014. Reduction of salmonella on turkey breast cutlets by plant derived compounds. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 11:981-987. Download

Parker, H.M., A.S. Kiess, P. Santa Rosa, C.D. McDaniel. 2014. Selection for the parthenogenetic trait in Chinese Painted Quail (Coturnix chinensis) affects hatchability parameters. Poultry Science 93(3): 664-672. Download

Barker, K.J., C.D. Coufal, J.L. Purswell, J.D. Davis, H.M. Parker, M.T. Kidd, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2013. In-House Windrowing of a Commercial Broiler Farm During Early Spring and its Effect on Litter Composition. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Vol. 22:551-558. Download

Eberle, K.N., J.L. Purswell, H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel, and A.S. Kiess. 2013. A one year study of newly constructed broiler houses for the prevalence of Campylobacter. International Journal of Poultry Science 12(1):29-36. Download

Everett, D., Y.V. Thaxton, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2013. The impact of peat moss amendments on the microbial load in used pine shavings poultry litter. International Journal of Poultry Science, Vol. 12(4):202-205. Download

Haines, M.D., H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2013. Impact of Six Different Intestinal Bacteria on Broiler Breeder Sperm Motility In vitro. Poultry Science, Vol. 92:2174-2181. Download

Kiess, A.S., M. Manangi, B.M. Cleveland, M.E. Wilson, K.P. Blemings. 2013. Effect of Dietary Lysine on Hepatic Lysine Catabolism in broilers. Poultry Science, Vol. 92:2697-2704. Download

Purswell, J.L., J.D. Davis, A.S. Kiess, C.D. Coufal. 2013. Effects of frequency of multiple applications of litter amendment on litter ammonia and live performance in a shared airspace. Poultry Science, Vol. 22:469-473. Download

Schmidt, A.M., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, Z. Fan, A.S. Kiess. 2013. Spatial Variablity of Heating Profiles in Windrowed Poultry Litter. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Vol. 22:319-328. Download

Sharma, C.S., A.C. Ates, P. Joseph, R. Nannapaneni, A.S. Kiess. 2013. Reduction of Salmonella in Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets by Lauric Arginate Surface Application. Poultry Science, Vol. 92:1419-1424. Download

Sharma, C.S., A.C. Ates, P. Joseph, R. Nannapaneni, K. Soni, M.W. Schilling, A.S. Kiess. 2013. Antimicrobial Effects of Lauric Arginate on Reduction of Salmonella spp. in Ground Chicken. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, Vol. 48:1410-1415. Download

Eberle, K.N., and A.S. Kiess. 2012. Phenotypic and genotypic methods for typing Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry. Poultry Science 91:255-264. Download

Everett, D., J.L. Purswell, J.D. Davis, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2012. The effect of different poultry litter amendments have on live production, carcass characteristics and environmental parameters. Poultry Science 91 Supplement 1:55.

Garner, J.P., A.S. Kiess, J.A. Mench, R.C. Newberry, P.Y. Hester. 2012. The effect of cage and house design on egg production and egg weight of white leghorn hens: An epidemiological study. Poultry Science 91:1522-1535. Download

Haines, M.D., H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2012. Impact of six different intestinal bacteria on broiler breeder sperm motility invitro. Poultry Science 91 (Supplement 1):195.

Haines, M.D., H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2012. Effects of adding different concentrations of Lactobacillu to semen on hen fertility. Poultry Science Supplement 1:51.

Kiess, A.S., P.Y. Hester, J.A. Mench, R.C. Newberry, J.P. Garner. 2012. A standardized cage measurement system: A versatile tool for calculating usable cage space. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 21:657-668. Download

Parker, H.M., A.S. Kiess, M.L. Robertson, J.B. Wells, C.D. McDaniel. 2012. The relationship of parthenogenesis in virgin Chinese painted quail (Courtnix chinesis) hens with embryonic mortality and hatchability following mating. Poultry Science 91:1425-1431. Download

Rosa, P.S., H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, and C.D. McDaniel. 2012. Parthenogenetic embryos from unfertilized Chinese Painted quail eggs alter albumen pH, gas, and ion concentrations during incubation. Poultry Science 91 (Supplement 1):151.

Rosa, P.S., H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, C.D. McDaniel. 2012. Parthenogenetic development in incubated unfertilized Chinese Painted Quail eggs alters pH and ion concentrations in egg albumen. Poultry Science 91 (Supplement 1):250.

Wells, J.B., H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, C.D. McDaniel. 2012. The relationship of incubational egg weight loss with parthenogenesis in Chinese Painted Quail (Coturnix chinensis). Poultry Science 91:189-196. Download

Barker, K.J., C.D. Coufal, J.L. Purswell, J.D. Davis, H.M. Parker, M.T. Kidd, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2011. In-house windrowing of a commercial broiler farm during summer months and its effect on litter composition. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 20(2):168-180. Download

Haines, M.D., K.N. Eberle, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2011. Creating microaerophilic environments for campylobacter. Poultry Science 19:321-326.

Purswell, J.L., J.D. Davis, B.D. Luck, E.J. Kim, H. Olanrewaju, A.S. Kiess, S.L. Branton. 2011. Effects if elevated carbon dioxide concentrations on broiler chicken performance from 28 to 49 days. International Journal of Poultry Science 10(8):597-602. Download

Wells, J.B., C.D. Coufal, H.M. Parker, A.S. Kiess, K.M. Young, C.D. McDaniel. 2011. Hatchability of broiler breeder eggs following eggshell sanitization by repeated treatment with a combination of ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide. International Journal of Poultry Science 10:421-425. Download

Barker, K.R., J.L. Purswell, J. Davis, H.M. Parker, M.T. Kidd, C.D. McDaniel, A.S. Kiess. 2010. Distribution of bacteria at different poultry litter depths. International Journal of Poultry Science 9:10-13. Download

Davis, J.D., J.L. Purswell, A.S. Kiess, E.P. Columbus. 2010. Evaluating chopped switchgrass as a litter material. International Journal of Poultry Science 9(1):10-13. Download

Kiess, A.S., H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel. 2010. Different selective media and culturing techniques for the quantification of campylobacter ssp. from broiler litter. Poultry Science 89:1755-1762. Download

Parker, H.M., A.S. Kiess, J.B. Wells, K.M. Young, D.E. Rowe, C.D. McDaniel. 2010. Genetic selection increases parthenogenesis in Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis). Poultry Science 89:1486-1472. Download

Wells, J.B., C.D. Coufal, A.S. Kiess, H.M. Parker, C.D. McDaniel. 2009. Hatchability of broiler breeder eggs following eggshell sanitization by repeated treatment with a combination of ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide. Poultry Science, Vol. 88(suppl 1:157).