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Scott Pratt

Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: Room 144 Poole Ag Building
Phone: 864-656-3135



Educational Background

Ph.D. Animal Science
University of Missouri 1994

M.S. Animal Science
Clemson University 1989

B.S. Animal and Veterinary Sciences
West Virginia University 1985

Courses Taught

AVS 4550/6550 Animal Reproductive Management
AVS 8200 Graduate Seminar
AVS 8010 Special topics \"Protein and RNA Analysis\"
AVS 8030 Reproduction and Lactation


I have been a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction for over 20 years and a member for the International Embryo Technology Society.


11. DeCarlo, A.N., Jennings, K., Pratt, S.L. Burnett, C.R., Long, N.M. and Kojima, C. 2019. Bovine dopamine type-2 receptor SNP has no effect on growth, semen characteristics and prolactin concentrations in beef bulls treated with a dopamine agonist. An Reprod Sci 207:73-82.
2. Britt, J.L., Greene, M.A., Bridges, W.C., Klotz, J.L., Aiken, G.E. Andrae, J.G., Pratt, S.L., Long, N.M., Wilbanks, S.A., Miller, M.F., Koch, B.M, and Duckett, S.K. 2019. Ergot alkaloid exposure during gestation alters. 1. Maternal characteristics and placental development in pregnant ewes1. J Anim sci 97(4):1874-1890.
3. Klotz, J.B., Britt, J.L., Miller, M.F., Snider, M.A., Aiken, G.E., Long N.M., Pratt, S.L., Andrae, J.G., and Duckett, S.K. 2019. Ergoat alkaloid exposure during gestation alters: II. Uterine and umbilical artery vasoactivity1. J Anim Sci 97(4): 1891-1902.
4. Calcatera, S.M., Reicks, D., and Pratt, S.L. 2018. Novel and differentially abundant microRNAs in sperm cells, seminal plasma, and serum of boars due to Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Stress virus infection. An Reprod Sci 199: 60-71.
5. Burnett, C.R., Pratt, S.L., Long, N.M., Sell, G.S. and Schrick, F.N. 2018. Assessment of semen quality and fertility in young growing beef bulls exposed to ergot alkaloids. Theriogenology 118:219-224.
6. Burnett, C.R., Bridges, W.C., Pratt, S.L. 2017. Effects of grazing tall fescue containing ergot alkaloids on bull sperm cryopreservation. An Repro Sci 181: 24- 29
7. Pratt, S.L. and Calcatera, S.M. 2016. The expression of microRNA in male reproductive tissues and their role in male fertility. J Repro Fertil 29(1): 24 – 31.
8. Pratt, S.L. 2015. BILL E. KUNKLE INTERDISCIPLINARY BEEF SYMPOSIUM: Does tall fescue toxicosis negatively impact bull growth and breeding potential? J Anim Sci 93: 5522-8.
9. Aiken, G.E., Burns, M.G., Stowe, H.M., Andrae, J.G., Pratt, S.L. 2015. Vasoconstrictive responses of the testicular and caudal arteries in bulls exposed to ergot alkaloids from tall fescue. Professional Animal Scientist. 31:130-136.
10. Pratt, S.L., Calcatera, S.M., Stowe, H.M., Dimmick, M.A., Schrick, F.N., Duckett, S.K., and Andrae, J.G. 2015. Identification of bovine prolactin in seminal fluid, and expression and localization of the prolactin receptor and prolactin-inducible protein in the testis and epididymis of bulls exposed to ergot alkaloids. Theriogenology 83(4):662-9.
11. Pratt, S.L., Stowe, H.M., Whitlock, B.K., Strickland, L., Miller, M., Calcatera, S.M., Dimmick, M.D., Aiken, G.E., Schrick, F.N., Long, N.M., Duckett, S.K., and Andrae, J.G. 2015. Bulls grazing Kentucky 31 tall fescue exhibit impaired growth, semen quality, and decreased semen freezing potential. Theriogenology 83(3):408-14.
12. Stowe, H.M., Calcatera, S.M., Dimmick, M.A., Andrae, J.G., Duckett, S.K., and Pratt, S.L. 2014. The bull sperm microRNAome and the effect of fescue toxicosis on sperm microRNA expression. PLoS One 9(12):e113163.
13. Duckett, S.K., Andrae, J.G., and Pratt, S.L. 2014. Exposure to ergot alkaloids during gestation reduces fetal growth in sheep. Front Chem 2:68.
14. Duckett, S.K, and Pratt, S.L. 2014. Meat Science and Muscle Biology Symposium-anabolic implants and meat quality. J. Anim. Sci. 92(1): 3-9.
15. Kadegowda, A.K., Burns, T.A., Pratt, S.L., and Duckett, S.K. 2013. Inhibition of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 reduces lipogenesis in primary bovine adipocytes. Lipids 48(10): 967-76.
16. Stowe, H.M., Miller, M., Burns, M.G., Calcatera, S.M., Andrae, J.G., Aiken, G.E., Schrick, F.N., Cushing, T., Bridges, W.C., and Pratt S.L. 2013. Effects of Fescue Toxicosis on Bull Growth, Semen Characteristics and Breeding Soundness Evaluation. J. Anim. Sci. 91(8):3686-3692.
17. Pratt, S.L., Burns, T.A., Owens, M.D., and Duckett. 2013. Isolation of total RNA and detection procedures for miRNA present in bovine-cultured adipocytes and adipose tissues. Methods Mol Biol 936:181-94.
18. Burns, T. A., Duckett, S.K., Pratt, S.L., and Jenkins, T.C. 2012. Supplemental palmitoleic (C16:1 cis-9) acid reduces lipogenesis and desaturation in bovine adipocyte cultures. J Anim Sci. 90(10):3433-41.
19. Burns, T. A., A. K. G. Kadegowda, S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, and T. C. Jenkins. 2012. Palmitoleic (C16:1 cis-9) and cis-vaccenic (C18:1 cis-11) acids alter lipogenesis in bovine adipocyte cultures. Lipids 47(12):1143-53.
20. Safayi, S., Korn, N., Bertram, A., Akers, R.M., Capuco, A.V., Pratt, S.L., and Ellis, S. 2012. Myoepithelial cell differentiation markers in prepubertal bovine mammary gland: Effect of ovariectomy. J. Dairy Sci (in Press).
21. Stowe, H.M., Curry, E., Calcatera, S.M., Krisher, R.L., Paczkowski, M., and Pratt, S.L. 2012. Cloning and expression of porcine Dicer and the impact of developmental stage and culture conditions on MicroRNA expression in porcine embryos. Gene. 501(2):198-205.
22. Burns, M.G., Andrae, J.G., Pratt, S.L., Bridges, W.C., and Schrick, F.N. 2012. Timing of exposure to toxic tall fescue negatively affects reproductive success in two and three year old beef cows. AFGC proceedings.
23. Burns, M.G., Andrae, J.G., Pratt, S.L., Bridges, W.C., and Schrick, F.N. 2011. Effect of grazing toxic tall fescue prior to or immediately following insemination on beef cattle reproductive performance. AFGC .
24. Curry, E., Safranski, T.J., and Pratt, S.L. 2011. Differential Expression of Porcine Sperm MicroRNAs and Their Association with Sperm Morphology and Motility. Theriogenology 76(8):1532-9.
25. West, F.D., Uhl, E.W., Stowe, H., Cardenas, A.M., Liu, Y., Yu, P., Pratt, S.L., and Stice, S.L., 2011. Chimeric pigs produced from induced pluripotent stem cells demonstrate germline transmission and lack tumor formation. Stem Cells 29 (10):1640-3.
26. Calcatera, S, Korn, N, Ellis, S., and Pratt, S.L. 2011. Immunohistochemical Detection of Argonaute2 in Bovine and Porcine Tissues. JOH 34(2):74-8.
27. Joseph, S.J., Robbins, K.R., Pavan, E., Pratt, S.L., Duckett, S.K., and Rekaya, R. 2010. Effect of Diet Supplementation on the Expression of Bovine Genes Associated with Fatty Acid Synthesis and Metabolism. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 2010:4 19–31
28. Joseph, S., S. L. Pratt, E. Pavan, R. Rekaya, and S. K. Duckett. 2010. Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat supplementation alters lipogenic gene expression in bovine subcutaneous adipose tissue. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 2010: 4 91-101.
29. Pratt, S.L., Burns, T.A., Curry, E., and Duckett, S.K. 2010. Expression of microRNA During Bovine Adipogenesis. JNAI 1 (1): e12.
30. Curry, E., Ellis, S.E., Pratt, S.L. 2009. Detection of porcine sperm microRNAs using a heterologous microRNA microarray and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Molecular Reproduction & Development 76(3): 218-9.
31. Curry, E., Pratt, S.L., Lapin, D.R., and Gibbons, J.R. 2009. Efficacy of a commercially available post-thaw bovine semen sexing kit in both single-ovulating and hyperstimulated cows. Anim Reprod Sci 16:376-80.
32. Duckett, S.K., Pratt, S.L., and Pavan, E. 2009. Corn oil or corn grain supplementation to steers grazing endophyte-free tall fescue. II. Effects on subcutaneous fatty acid content and lipogenic gene expression. J Anim Sci 87(3): 1120-8.
33. Ballagh, K., Korn, N., Riggs, L., Pratt, S.L., Dessauge, F., Akers, R.M., and Ellis, S. 2008. Hot Topics: Prepubertal ovariectomy alters the development of myoepithelial cells in the bovine mammary gland. Journal of Dairy Sci. 91 (8): 2992-5
34. Curry, E., Pratt, S.L., Kelley, D.E., Lapin, D.R., Gibbons, J.R. 2008. Use of a combined duplex PCR/ dot blot assay for more sensitive genetic characterization. Biochemistry Insights 1:43-7.

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