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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Investigating impacts of altered central metabolism on ovarian function, Ahmad Abdulrahman Al-Shaibi

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Proteomic features associated with tenderness of aged pork loins, Kelsey BreAnn Carlson

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Genetic and biological factors influencing host response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in growing pigs, Andrew Stephen Hess

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Impact of super-dosing phytase on growth performance, energy and nutrient utilization, and phytate breakdown, Cassie Holloway

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Development and validation of an objective swine feet and leg conformation procedure using digital imagery, Joseph Daniel Stock

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Phase III biotransformation enzyme involvement in the ovarian response to ovotoxic environmental exposures, Porsha Q. Thomas

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The physical, chemical and microbial effects of supplemental sodium nitrate on cured meat products, Emily Louise Usinger

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The genomics of heat stress and immune response in chickens, Angelica Grace Van Goor

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of heat stress or ketosis on metabolism and inflammatory biomarkers in ruminants and monogastrics, Mohannad Khaled Ali Abuajamieh

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The effect of blast chilling on fresh pork quality in cuts from the Longissimus dorsi, Psoas major, Semimembranosus, and Triceps brachii, Aaron M. Blakely

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Evaluating the ability of the NE system to predict growth performance and energy utilization of growing pigs, Jesus Alberto Acosta Camargo

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Functional analysis of Rev binding region 2, a structural element of the EIAV Rev responsive element, Jerald Rudy Chavez

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Swine feed efficiency: implications for swine behavior, physiology and welfare, Jessica Diane Colpoys

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Reproductive effects of pyrethroid use in beef cattle, Tyler Dohlman

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Cellular changes in lipid metabolism in response to altered energy balance and heat stress in lactating dairy cows, Ma. Pia Pagkaliwagan Faylon

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Effects of excess dietary protein on ovarian function of beef cows, Taylor Clair Geppert

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Factors associated with puberty onset and reproductive performance of gilts, Kody Lane Graves

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Quantification of digestive utilization of dietary fiber from corn co-products in growing pigs, Néstor Augusto Gutiérrez Céspedes

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Utilization of pork and pork by-products for nutritional and behavioral management of captive exotic felids, Cayla Jo Iske

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Comparison of piglet birth weight classes, parity of the dam, number born alive and the relationship with litter variation and piglet survival until weaning, Gregory Thomas Krahn

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A characterization of health, immunity, and intestinal microbial colonization in neonatal Holstein calves fed pasteurized whole milk and challenged with Mycobacterium avium, subsp. paratuberculosis, Lucas Adam Krueger

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Changing distillers grains: implications for cattle performance and management, Erika Linn Lundy

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The use of an embedded microcomputer-based force plate system for accurate sow lameness identification, Brady Michael McNeil

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Efficacy of decreased nitrite concentrations on Clostridium perfringens outgrowth during an Appendix B cooling cycle for ready-to-eat meats, Megan Irene Myers

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Manipulation and regulation of post-weaning growth in the pig, Chad Michael Pilcher

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Feed efficiency in beef cattle: relationship with digestibility, antioxidant activity, oxidative stress, growth performance, and carcass characteristics, Jason Ryan Russell

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Impact of PRRS and PED viruses on grower pig performance and intestinal function, Wesley Paul Schweer

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Evaluation of algae meal as a novel feedstuff for ruminants, Rebecca Sue Stokes

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Transcriptome analysis of primary lymphoid tissues in response to avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), Hongyan Sun

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Molecular and quantitative genetic basis and control of severe combined immunodeficiency and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in pigs, Emily Hannah Waide

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Whole genome analyses in cattle and chickens using Bayesian methods, Ziqing Weng

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Whole genome analyses accounting for structures in genotype data, Jian Zeng

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations in meat purge and relationship to microbial populations and shelf life, Kristin Renee Adams

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Effect of oregano essential oil and tannic acid on storage stability and quality of ground chicken meat, Marwan Alhijazeen

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Grazing management effects on environmental quality of riparian and upland grassland ecosystems, Justin Bisinger

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Nutrient utilization, pork quality, and lysine requirement of immunological castrates, Amanda Jo Elsbernd

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Cellular and molecular mechanisms of chemical-induced ovarian toxicity, Shanthi Ganesan

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Effects of two feed additives on performance, energy digestibility, and body composition of first-cycle laying hens fed two concentrations of dietary energy, Alysha Gareis

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Trace mineral supplementation in feedlot cattle: implications for the inflammatory response, growth, and carcass characteristics, Olivia Nicole Genther

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Effects of exogenous enzymes and direct-fed microbial on broiler performance and nutrient digestibility when fed variable inclusions of soy products, Matie Nicole Hanson

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Statistical analyses of milk traits in the New Zealand dairy cattle population, Melanie Kate Hayr

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Evaluating the PGC-1 alpha pathway and a new preclinical model to advance treatment options for dystrophinopathies, Katrin Hollinger

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Heat stress alters animal physiology and post-absorptive metabolism during pre- and postnatal development, Jay Steven Johnson

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Impact of dietary fat intake on carcass iodine value and pork fat quality, Trey Allen Kellner

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Investigation of mechanisms of follicle depletion and the ovarian protective response to ovotoxicant exposure, Jill Madden

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Genetic basis of lactation and lactation efficiency in pigs, Dinesh Moorkattukara Thekkoot

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Determining the optimal dietary roughage source and inclusion to decrease hydrogen sulfide in steers fed high-sulfur finishing diets, Sara Morine

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Effect of divergent selection for residual feed intake on immune system of Yorkshire pigs, Ziyanda Mpetile

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Defining the energy and nutrient content of corn grown in drought-stressed conditions and determining the relationship between energy content of corn and the response of growing pigs to xylanase supplementation, Monica A. Newman

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Evaluating impact of diet, housing and season systems on feedlot cattle finishing programs, Josephat Gichobi Njoka

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Impact of metabolic perturbation on ovarian function, Jackson Nteeba

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Advancing techniques to promote the welfare of sows utilized in laboratory based lameness models, Monique Danielle Pairis-Garcia

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Evaluation of the chronological impact heat stress has on swine intestinal function and integrity, Sarah Pearce

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The effects of heat stress on energetic metabolism and insulin homeostasis, María Victoria Sanz Fernández

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Genetic parameters for pre-fresh intake and the effects of lameness on feed intake and milk production in dairy cattle, Brittany Nicole Shonka

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Genomic prediction using linkage disequilibrium and co-segregation, Xiaochen Sun

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Computational and experimental analysis of retroviral Rev-like proteins, Chijioke Umunnakwe

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Evaluation of novel Rhizopus microsporus fungal biomass and its impact on growth performance, and nutrient digestibility in the diet of nursery pigs, Dana Michael Van Sambeek

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The use of selection to improve sow longevity, Caitlyn Elizabeth Abell

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Composition and quality characteristics of carcasses from pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake on high or low energy diets, Emily Katherine Arkfeld

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The genetic basis of host response to experimental infection with the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in pigs, Nicholas James Boddicker

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Mitigation strategies to ameliorate acute and chronic heat stress utilizing supplemental methionine or embryonic thermal conditioning in chickens, Kevin Bolek

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The effects of biotic and abiotic stressors on gene expression in chickens, Derrick Jamaal Coble

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Characterization of the skeletal muscle calpain/calpastatin system in growth models in swine and cattle, Shannon Michelle Cruzen

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Stocking system effects on cattle performance, forage, and soil properties of cool-season pastures, Margaret Warter Dunn

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Obesity and adipose tissue expansion in Ossabaw swine, Richard Joel Faris

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Bedding and sprinkling recommendations when transporting market weight pigs in warm weather to improve well-being, Rebecca K. Kephart

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Performance, carcass traits and fatty acid profiles of yearling beef cattle supplemented with self-fed byproducts on pasture, Daniel Dean Kiesling

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Characterizing the porcine immune response to an environmental and pathogenic challenge: swine barn dust and Salmonella infection, Susan Knetter

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Novel mechanisms involved with lipid metabolism in adipose tissue of dairy cows, Dawn Koltes

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Investigating the control of Listeria monocytogenes on uncured, no-nitrate-or-nitrite-added ready-to-eat meat products using natural antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions, Nicolas Armando Lavieri

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The use of kinematic and nociceptive threshold tests to discriminate between lameness phases in multiparous sows, Caroline Marie Mohling

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Characterization of the effects of intestinal physiology modified by exogenous enzymes and direct-fed microbial on intestinal integrity, energy metabolism, body composition and performance of laying hens and broiler chickens, Ganapathi Raj Murugesan

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Gilt growth, compositional, and structural soundness associations with sow productive lifetime, Marja Tellervo Nikkilae

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The effect of supplemental vitamin C on performance, antioxidant capacity, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of steers fed high sulfur finishing diets, Danielle Jaye Pogge

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The effects of heat stress in redox balance and inflammatory signaling in porcine skeletal muscle, Sandra Isabel Rosado Montilla

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The effect of sulfur in cattle diets with varying cation-anion balances upon feedlot performance, blood chemistry and body fluid compartments., Paul Gene Summer

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The effect of high and low dietary fiber diets on the performance of two lines of chickens with divergent growth rates, Muhammed Walugembe

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Genetic and phenotypic relationships between feed intake during lactation and reproductive performance, Chad Lewis Yoder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus during various thermal lethality processes used to manufacture pork products, Jonathan Alexander Campbell

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The effects of feeding condensed corn distillers solubles in pasture vs feedlot settings on steer performance and carcass composition, Faithe Elizabeth Doscher

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Protein profile and reactive oxygen species production in mitochondria from pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake, Judson Kyle Grubbs

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Defining physiological differences between gilts divergently selected for residual feed intake, Amanda Jean Harris

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Analyzing factors involved in genetic variation of porcine response to Salmonella, Jolita Janutenaite Uthe

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Characterizing the Fallback Pig, Cassandra Katherine Jones

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Understanding intestinal lipopolysaccharide permeability and associated inflammation, Venkatesh Mani

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Antimicrobial effectiveness of Phenyllactic acid against foodborne pathogenic bacteria and Penicillium and Aspergillus molds, David Kareem Manu

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Factors that impact water intake of feedlot steers throughout the feedlot period, Cody James McDonald

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Evaluation of replicon particle vaccines for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Mark Mogler

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Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB and GalNAc Transferase double knockout mice and additional studies in gene therapy and animal models to assess pathogenesis and therapy, Eman Elsayed Abass Mohammed

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Evaluation of high hydrostatic pressure, meat species, and ingredients to control Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats, Kevin Myers

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Transition Performance and Metabolic Variables in Periparturient Holstein Cows Fed Increasing Amounts of Organic Zinc, Amir Nayeri

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Assessment of native languages for food safety training programs for meat industry employees, Sherrlyn Sue Olsen

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Production and characterization of phosphopeptides from egg yolk phosvitin, Chandima Himali Samaraweera Mudiyanselage

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Genome-wide prediction of breeding values and mapping of quantitative trait loci in stratified and admixed populations, Ali ShaarbafToosi

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Determination of transfer of methicillin-resistant Stapylococcus aureus from retail pork products onto food contact surfaces and the potential for consumer exposure, Heather L. Snyder

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Dietary strategies to improve periparturient success of Holstein cows, Nathan Charles Upah

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Feeder space availability and dried distillers grains with solubles inclusion rate effects on nursery and finishing pig performance and total tract digestibility in a commercial setting, Emily Kathryn Weber

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Animal-human interaction comparing live human observation and digital image evaluation methodologies, Shawna Leigh Weimer

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MicroRNA expression and function during porcine oocyte maturation and early embryonic development, Elane Courtney Wright