My research focus is on boar reproduction and stress. I am primarily interested in the effects of gestational stress on the postnatal outcomes in boars and boar reproduction. Additionally, I am interested in innovative technologies in swine reproduction and ways to improve efficiency and well-being in pigs.
Ph D Animal Sciences
West Lafayette, IN
MS Animal and Poultry Science
BS Animal Science
Iowa State University
Lugar, D., & Estienne, M. An overview of a newly available product used to immunologically castrate boars. Small Scale and Niche Market Pork Production Conference (2013): 12-21.
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Lugar, D., Krom, W., Mings, P., & Stewart, K. Effect of supplemental betaine to semen extenders on semen quality in boars. Translational Animal Science 2 (2018): 195-204.
Lugar, D., Wilcock, P., Richert, B., & Stewart, K. Effects of betaine and superdosed phytase supplementation on reproductive performance of boars during and after mild heat stress. Professional Animal Science 34.4 (2018): 326-338.
Lugar, D., Proctor, J., Safranski, T., Lucy, M., & Stewart, K. In utero heat stress causes reduced testicular area at puberty, reduced total sperm production, and increased sperm abnormalities in boars. Animal Reproduction Science 192 (2018): 126-135.
Lugar, D., Ragland, D., & Stewart, K. Case Report: Influenza outbreak causes reduction in semen quality of boar. Journal of Swine Health and Production 25.6 (2017): 303-307.
LUGAR, D., Rhoads, M., Clark-Deener, S., Callahan, S., Revercomb, A., Prusa, K., & Estienne, M. Immunological castration temporarily reduces testis size and function without long-term effects on libido and sperm quality in boars. Animal (2016): 1-7.