Professor- Poultry Extension Specialist
Phone: (860) 486-1008
Office: George White Bldg., Room 003
Lab: George White Bldg., Room 007
Lab Phone: (860) 486-4295
- Ph.D. (Environmental Animal Physiology), University of Illinois, 1981
- MS (Animal Physiology), University of Illinois, 1977
- BS (Animal Science), University of Illinois, 1975
Dr. Darre is the Extension Poultry Specialist for Connecticut, and New England. As such he is responsible for all adult and youth extension poultry programs. For the commercial poultry industry he works primarily with the layer industry, broiler breeders and turkey producers on production and management. The major programs for 4-H and youth are the Incubation and Embryology project and Poultry Showmanship. Much of his time is also devoted to providing information and help to the small part-time/backyard poultry producers.
He has been on staff at the UConn Department of Animal Science since January, 1981. He has published 1 Book Chapter, 43 Reviewed Articles, 47 Abstracts, 31 Extension Publications, 15 Video projects and 35 Conference Proceedings.
Dr. Darre is also an advisor of the UConn Block & Bridle chapter as well as the advisor to the UConn Poultry Science Club.
"The Chicken Doctor" video series with Farm Marketing Solutions
Area of Interest
His major research interests are lighting programs for poultry production and use of energy efficient light sources, reducing stress in poultry through environmental management and nutrition, and finding new types of feedstuffs and supplements to help poultry grow and produce more efficiently. He has recently collaborated on research to produce immunity against aflatoxins in poultry.
|ANSC 1001/ SAAS 101
||Introduction to Animal Science
||Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals
||Principles of Poultry Science
||Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals
||Introduction to Poultry Industry
||Management Skills and Practices - Poultry
- 2018 Arland R. Meade Communications Award
- 2014 Provost Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship Award
- 2014 AAUP Excellence in Service Award
- 2003 University Teaching Fellows
- 2001 Extension Award of Merit
- 2000 UCAHNRA Excellence in Teaching Award
- 1996 CAHNR Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching
Yin, H.-B., Chen, C.-H., Upadhyaya, I., Upadhyay, A., Francher, S., Li, J., Nair, M. S., Mooyottu, S., Khan, M., Darre, M., Donoghue, A., Donoghue, D., & Venkitanarayanan, K. Efficacy of in-feed supplementation of phytochemicals in reducing aflatoxicosis in chickens. Under Review.
Yin, H.-B., Chen, C.-H., Darre, M., Donoghue, A., Donoghue, D., & Venkitanarayanan, K. Phytochemicals reduce aflatoxin-induced toxicity in chicken embryos. In Preparation.
Indu Upadhyaya, H.-B. Yin, M. Surendran Nair, C.-H. Chen, R. Lang, M. J. Darre, and K. Venkitanarayanan (2016) Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis on shell eggs by coating with phytochemicals. Poultry Science 0:1–6 http://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/pew152
Hsin-Bai Yin,Chi-Hung Chen, Anup Kollanoor-Johny, Michael J. Darre, and Kumar Venkitanarayanan (2015) Controlling Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus growth and aflatoxin production in poultry feed using carvacrol and trans-cinnamaldehyde Poultry Science 4 (9): 2183-2190
Upadhyaya, I., Yin, H. B., Nair, M. S., Chen, C.-m., Upadhyay, A., Darre, M., Venkitanarayanan, K. (2015). Efficacy of fumigation with Trans-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol in reducing Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis on embryonated egg shells. Poultry science 94 (7): 1685-1690
Upadhyaya, I., Upadhyay, A., Kollanoor-Johny, A., Mooyottu, S., Baskaran, S. A., Yin, H. B., Schreiber, D. T., Khan, M., Darre, M., Curtis, P. A., Venkitanarayanan, K. (2015). In-Feed Supplementation of trans-Cinnamaldehyde Reduces Layer-Chicken Egg-Borne Transmission of Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis. Applied and environmental microbiology(9 ed.), 2985-94.
Harvey, B. M., Eschbach, M., Ackell, E., Kotha, S., Darre, M., Adamson, D., Ramanathan, R., Mancini, R., Govoni, K. (2015). Effect of daily lithium chloride administration on bone quality and strength in growing broiler chickens. Poultry Science, vol. 94, 296-301.
Lewis, C., Nadeau, J., Hoagland, T., Darre, M. (2014). The effect of season on travel patterns and hoof growth of domestic horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science(7 ed.), 918-922. July (3rd Quarter/Summer)
Venkitanarayanan, K., Kolanoor-Johny, A., Darre, M., Donoghue, A. M., Donoghue, D. J. (2013). Use of plant-derived antimicrobials for improving the safety of poultry products (vol. 92, pp. 493-501). All states: Poultry Science. https://academic.oup.com/japr/
Kollanoor-Johny, A., Upadhyay, A., Upahhyaya, I., Baskaran, S., Moyoottu, S., Darre, M., Khan, M., Donoghue, A. M., Donoghue, D. J., Venkitanarayanan, K. (2012). Effect of therapeutic cinnamaldehyde and eugenol on Salmonella Enteritidis in market age broiler chicken (4th ed., vol. 21, pp. 816-822). All states: Journal of Applied Poultry Research. http://japr.fass.org
Darre, M., Ritche, A. (2012). LED versus CFL lamps on egg production parameters of SCWL laying hens. (Suppl 1 ed., vol. 91, pp. 34-35). Poultry Science. https://academic.oup.com/ps/
Harvey, B. M., Eschbach, M., Ackell, E., Kotha, S., Darre, M., Adams, D. J., Ramanathan, R., Mancini, R., Govoni, K. Effect of daily lithium chloride administration on bone quality and strength in growing broiler chickens. J Poultry Sci.
Upadhyaya, I., Upadhyay, A., Kollanoor-Johny, A., Baskaran, S., Mooyottu, S., Darre, M., Venkitanarayanan, K. Rapid inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis on shell eggs by plant-derived antimicrobials. Poultry Science. https://academic.oup.com/ps/
A. Kollanoor-Johny*, T. Mattson, S. A. Baskaran, M. A. R. Amalaradjou, T. A. Hoagland, M. J. Darre, M. A. Khan, D. T. Schreiber, A. M. Donoghue, D. J. Donoghue, and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2012. Caprylic acid reduces Salmonella Enteritidis populations in various segments of digestive tract and internal organs of three- and six-week-old broiler chickens, therapeutically Poultry Sci 2012 91:1686-1694
Anup Kollanoor Johny*, Tyler Mattson, Sangeetha Ananda Baskaran, Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Sankhiros Babapoor, Benjamin March, Satyender Valipe, Thomas Hoagland, Michael Darre, David Schreiber, Mazhar Khan, Ann Donoghue, Dan Donoghue, and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2012. Effect of Plant-Derived Compounds, Trans-Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol in Reducing Salmonella Enteritidis Colonization in 20-Day-Old Broiler Chickens. App. Env. Microbiol. 78: 2981-2987.
A. Kollanoor-Johny*, S. A. Baskaran, I. Upadhyaya, S. Mooyottu, N. E. Mishra, M. J. Darre, M. I. Khan, †A. M. Donoghue, D. J. Donoghue, §and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2012. Effect of therapeutic supplementation of plant compounds, trans-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol on Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis colonization in market-age broiler chickens. J. Appl. Poultry Res. (in press).
Pond, Rebecca Lyn, Michael J. Darre, Peter M. Scheifele and Dave G. Browning. 2010. Characterization of equine vocalization. .J. Vet. Beha. 5,(1), 7-12
Johny, A. Kollanoor, M. J. Darre, A. M Donoghue, D. J. Donoghue and K. Venkitanarayyanan. 2010. Antibacteral effect of trans-innamaldehyde, eugenol, carvacol, and thymol on Salmonella Enteritidis and Campylobacter jejuni in chicken cecal contents in vitro. J. Appl Poult Res 19:237-244 doi:10.3382/japr 2010-00181
Anup Kollanoor Johny, Sangeetha Ananda Baskaran, Anu Susan Charles, Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou, Michael J. Darre Mazhar I. Khan, Thomas A. Hoagland, David T. Schreiber, Annie M. Donoghue, Dan J. Donoghue and Kumar Venkitanarayanan. 2009. Prophylactic supplementation of caprylic acid in feed reduces Salmonella Enteritidis colonization in commercial broiler chicks. J. of Food Protection. 72, #4:722-727
Johny, A. Kollanoor, M. J. Darre, T. A. Hoagland, D. T. Schreiber, A. M. Donoghue, D. J. Donoghue, and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2008. Antibacterial Effect of Trans-Cinnamaldehyde on Salmonella Enteritidis and Campylobacter jejuni in Chicken Drinking Water. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 17:490-497
Patterson, P.H, K.W. Koelkebeck, K.E. Anderson, M. J. Darre, J. B. Carey, D. U. Ahn, R. A Ernst D. R. Kuney and D. R. Jones. 2008 Temperature Sequence of Eggs from Ovipositon through Distribution: Production - Part 1. Poult. Sci 87:1182-1186.
Koelkebeck, K. W, P. H. Patteson, K. E. Anderson, M. J. Darre, J. B. Carey, D. U Ahn, R. A. Earnst, D. R. Kunery and D. Jones. 2008 Temperature Sequence of Eggs from Ovipositon through Distribution: Processing - Part 2. Poult. Sci 87:1187-1194.
Anderson, K. E., P. H. Patteson, K.W. Koelkebeck, M. J. Darre, J. B. Carey, D. U Ahn, R. A. Earnst, D. R. Kunery and D. Jones. 2008 Temperature Sequence of Eggs from Ovipositon through Distribution: Transportation - Part 3. Poult. Sci 87:1195-1201.
Vasudevan, P., P. Marek, M. K. M. Nair, T. Annamalai, M. Darre, M. Khan and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2005. In Vitro Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis in Autoclaved Chicken Cecal Contents by Caprylic Acid. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14:122-125
Scheifele, P.M., Musiek, F.E., Darre, M. (2005). Indication of a Lombard vocal response in the St. Lawrence River beluga using a vocal classification identifier" J. Acous. Soc Amer 117(3):1486-1491
Scheifele, Peter M. and Michael J. Darre. 2005 Noise levels and sources in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the St. Lawrence River Estuary. Marine Conservation Series MSD-05-01. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospehric Administration, Marine Sanctuaries Division, Silver Spring, MD 26 pp.
Scheifele, P.M., Musiek, F.E., Max L., Andrew, S., Cooper R.A., Darre, M. (2005). Indication of a Lombard vocal response in the St. Lawrence River beluga. Journal Acous Soc.Amer. 117(1):1 - 12.
Savage, Amy F., John Maull, X. Cindy Tian, Maneesh Taneja, Larry Katz, Michael Darre and Xiangzhong Yang, 2003. Behavioral observations of adolescent Holstein heifers cloned from adult somatic cells. Theriogenology.1 October 2003, 60(6):1097-1110
Savage, Amy F., John Maull, X. Cindy Tian, Maneesh Taneja, Larry Katz, Michael Darre, Xiangzhong Yang. 2003. Behavioral observations of adolescent Holstein heifers cloned from adult somatic cells. Theriogenology. In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 16 April 2003.
Darre, M. J. 2002. Animal Rights - A growing threat to your business. In: Proceedings, Wildlife Control Technologies and National Wildlife Control Operators Association Eighth Annual Seminar 2002. 5 pages.
Darre, M. J. 2002. What will the Consumer Require? Why fast food restaurants have adopted new poultry management guidelines. In: Proceedings, North Atlantic Poultry Health and Management Conference. March 20-21, Portsmouth , New Hampshire.
Darre, M. J. 2001. Stress reduction for laying hens in modern production facilities. In: Proceedings, Iowa Egg Industry Symposium, November 7, 2001. pp 9-12.
Darre, M.J. 2001. Light management in egg production facilities. In: Proceedings, Iowa Egg Industry Symposium, November 7, 2001. pp 23 - 29.
He lives close to the University with his wife and two daughters. His interests include anything mechanical, woodworking and construction, music (guitar), and exercise.