Robert L. Alphin, M. S.

Education

  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, M.S., Animal Science, 1976-1978
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975-1976
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, B.S., Animal Science, 1971-1975

Current Courses

Research

  • Emergency poultry disease response (e.g. avian influenza & Newcastle disease) including emergency depopulation of poultry, in-house composting of litter/poultry carcasses and testing of disinfectant strategies and disinfectants for avian disease decontamination. During an emergency poultry disease response, the critical steps are surveillance, quarantine, depopulation, disposal, and disinfection .

Recent Publications

R.L. Alphin, M.K. Rankin, K.J. Johnson, and E.R. Benson.  2009.  Comparison of Water-Based Foam and Inert-Gas Mass Emergency.  Avian Diseases. 53, 757-762.

R.L. Alphin, C. Ciaverelli, D.P. Hougentogler, K.J. Johnson, M.K. Rankin, and E.R. Benson.  2009.  Post Outbreak Disinfection of Mobile Equipment.  Avian Diseases. 53, 772-776.

R.L. Alphin, K.J. Johnson, B.S. Ladman, and E.R. Benson.  2009.  Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus Using Five Common Chemicals and One Detergent.  Poultry Science.  88: 1181-1185.

M.D. Dawson, K.J. Johnson, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin and G.W. Malone.  2009.  Determining Brain Death in Depopulated Broilers Using Accelerometers.  Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 18:135-142.

E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin, M.D. Dawson, and G. W. Malone.  2009.  Use of water based foam to depopulate ducks and other species.  Poultry Science. 88:904-910

E.R. Benson, G.W. Malone, R.L. Alphin, E. Staicu and K. Johnson.   2008.  Application of In-house Composting on Viral Inactivity of Newcastle Disease Virus. Poultry Science. 87:627-635.

M.E. Lombardi, B.S. Ladman, R.L. Alphin, and E.R. Benson.  2008.  Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus Using Common Soaps, Detergents, Chemicals, and Disinfectants.  Avian Diseases. 52(1):118-123.

M.D. Dawson, M. E. Lombardi, E. R. Benson, R. L. Alphin, and G. W. Malone. 2007.Validation of the Use of Accelerometers in the Determination of Post-Mortem Muscular Cessation in Euthanized and Depopulated Poultry.  Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 16: 583-591.

E.R. Benson, G. W. Malone, R. L. Alphin, M. D. Dawson, C. R. Pope, and G. L. Van Wicklen.  2007.  Foam-based mass emergency depopulation of floor-reared meat-type poultry operations.  Poultry Science. 86:219-224.

M.D. Dawson, P.L. Reyes, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin, G.W. Malone, G.L. Van Wicklen, and I. Estevez.  2006.  Evaluation of Foam Based Humane Mass Euthanasia Methodology for Floor-Reared Meat-Type Poultry Operations.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  AEA 2006 22(5): 787-794.

Dawson. M.D. , P.L. Reyes, E.R. Benson, R.L. Alphin, G.W. Malone, G.L. Van Wicklen, and I. Estevez.  2006.  Evaluation of Foam Based Humane Mass Euthanasia Methodology for Floor-Reared Meat-Type Poultry Operations.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2006.  22(5): 787-794.

Malone. G., S. Cloud, R. Alphin, L. Carr and N. Tablante.  In-House Composting of Litter and Poultry Carcasses Infected with Avian Influenza. Poultry Science 2004. Vol. 83 (Suppl 1).

Patent

E.R. Benson, G.W. Malone, and R.L. Alphin.  2007.  Foam based equipment and procedure for emergency euthanasia.  Continuation of provisional patent Serial No. 60/759,666. Patent applied for January 17, 2007.  Issued as Patent 7,435,166, 9/24/2008.

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Contact Information
Robert L. Alphin, M. S.
Instructor
Allen Laboratory Manager

Animal and Food Sciences
107 Allen Laboratory
601 Sincock Lane
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-0825
Fax number: (302) 831-8177
Email: ralphin@udel.edu