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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The role of carbohydrates when applying different nutritional interventions to nursery and growing pigs, Jesus Alberto Acosta Camargo

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Genetics and genomics of vulva traits and their relationship with first-parity performance in pigs, Flor-Anita Corredor

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Nutritional modulation of oxidative stress in beef steers during the feedlot receiving period: A focus on transit stress, Erin L. Deters

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Investigations of the oxidative stability of rendered protein meals and their suitability as feed ingredients, Carl Albert Frame

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Pathogenic disease modulation of pig intestinal function and integrity, Emma Helm

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Exploring the effects of supranutritional zinc and ractopamine hydrochloride on the proteome and phosphoproteome of the Longissimus dorsi in beef steers, Katherine Grace Hochmuth

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The influence of immune activation on energetic and calcium homeostasis in Holstein dairy cows, Erin Andrea Horst

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Evaluation of dietary approaches to improve growth performance of health-challenged pigs, Jessica Elly Jasper

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Genetic indicators for disease resilience in pigs, Ryan Lee Jeon

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Lactation performance and nitrogen efficiency of dairy cows fed increasing amounts of microencapsulated methionine, Layla King

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Estimating the repeatability and reproducibility of subjectively evaluated feet and leg soundness traits in growing replacement gilts, Grace Amelia Moeller

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A comparative analysis of Listeria monocytogenes plasmids: Presence, contribution to stress and conservation, Annabel Naditz

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An investigation into the mechanism of action of xylanase in pigs fed insoluble corn-based fiber, Amy Leann Petry

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Effects of combining two-step weaning with a short-term creep feeding period on preweaning calf and cow performance and post-weaning performance, health, and productivity, Kendi Elise Tjardes

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Evaluation of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and mitigating impact on nursery pigs, Blaire Elizabeth Todd

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Metabolomic and proteomic features of fresh pork loin that vary in ultimate pH and pork quality, Elizabeth Ailene Zuber

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Providing humane on-farm handling tools to move non-ambulatory grow-finish pigs, Ella Akin

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Developing and validating a heat stress model and evaluating nutritional management strategies to mitigate heat stress and immune-challenges in dairy cows, Mohmmad Abdel-Nasser Arafat Al-Qaisi

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Investigation of an ETEC challenge and supplementation of direct-fed microbials in weaned pigs, Spenser Becker

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Development and characterization of an immunologically humanized and cancer xenograft model in pigs with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Adeline Nicole Boettcher

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Supplementing silicoglycidol clay for the reduction of aflatoxin M1 in milk and biomarkers of liver dysfunction in dairy cows, Emily Hannele Branstad

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The influence of dietary zinc concentration during periods of rapid growth induced by ractopamine hydrochloride or dietary energy and dietary fiber content on trace mineral metabolism and performance of beef steers, Remy Nicole Carmichael

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Deciphering the ovarian proteomic impacts of obesity, Kendra Leah Clark

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Genetics and transcriptomics of host response to PRRS in nursery pigs, Qian Dong

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Characterization of corn stover pelleted with soybean meal or dried distillers grains on lactating cow performance, eating behavior, and rumen function, Brooke C. Dooley

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Lipid-soluble compounds in late-cutting alfalfa maximize host immune responses and beneficially modulate the colon microbiota of mice during Citrobacter rodentium infection, Krysten Fries-Craft

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The use of dietary fat and cricket powder as alternatives in diets fed to healthy adult dogs, Logan Kilburn

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Phenotypic, additive genetic and non-additive genetic analysis of health and nutrient composition data in beef cattle, Luke Kramer

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Heat lamps and heat mats in the farrowing house: Effect on piglet production, piglet and sow behavior and energy usage, Karli Lane

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Evaluating the effects of rumen-protected glucose (RPG) on production, metabolism, and inflammation in transitioning dairy cows, Carrie Suzanne McCarthy

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A novel environmental enrichment laser device stimulated broiler chicken active behavior and improved performance without sacrificing welfare outcomes, Meaghan Meyer

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Quantifying resilience in sows and wean-to-finish pigs, Austin Michael Putz

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Vitamin D metabolites and their intestinal responses, Carmen J. Reynolds

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Effects of processing method and non-meat binding ingredients on batter stability, yield and texture of frankfurters, Benjamin Lee Ruther

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Investigating automated sensor measures as possible indicator traits of feed intake and health traits in dairy cattle., Cori Jeanne Siberski

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Stimulation of PGC-1α to attenuate Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease pathology and activate autophagy, Hannah Spaulding

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Influence of stress induction on trace mineral homeostasis and metabolism in ruminants, Katherine VanValin

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Effects of drinking water on feed intake, growth performance, health status, nutrient digestibility and composition of gut microbiota in young dairy calves, Handagala Kaluwalaya Janaka Priyankara Wickramasinghe

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Food security and the effects of climatic factors on livestock reproduction, Josue Chinchilla- Vargas

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The potential role of nitrite-embedded film technology in extending the color stability and shelf life of alternatively-cured meat products, Michael Stephen Cropp

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Host transcriptomic response to Newcastle disease virus in relatively resistant and susceptible inbred chicken lines, Melissa Deist

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Investigation into factors potentially influencing the success of laparoscopic artificial insemination in sheep, Benjamin James Duran

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Investigating physiological parameters and management procedures in the periparturient period that affect subsequent performance in ungulate species, Amanda Lynn Fordyce

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Characterization of a Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I and GalNAc Transferase deficiency double knockout mouse, Karan Gera

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Effects of initial GnRH removal from 5-d CO-Synch + CIDR protocol on ovarian parameters and fixed timed artificial insemination pregnancy rates in beef cattle, Tyler Grussing

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Impact of Lawsonia intracellularis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on pig performance and metabolism, Emma Helm

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The effects of gestation diet and uterine environment on offspring development and swine production efficiency, Elizabeth A. Hines

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The influence of beta-mannan and xylose on energy metabolism in the pig, Nichole F. Huntley

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Influence of nutrient intake on oxidative stress in zoo-managed species, Cayla Jo Iske

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Predictors for wean-finish mortality events in a commercial swine production system, Gregory Thomas Krahn

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Impact of dietary fiber and exogenous carbohydrases in weaned pigs, Qingyun Li

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The genetic basis of feed efficiency in swine divergently selected for residual feed intake, Emily Mauch

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The effect of copper supplementation on performance and carcass characteristics of cattle utilizing growth promoting technologies, Elizabeth Marie Messersmith

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Processing characteristics and rheological properties of mechanically separated chicken and chicken breast meat, Danika Kay Miller

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Investigating methods of evaluating swine feed additives: Phytase and alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters, Kristin Olsen

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Novel observations of peroxiredoxin-2 profile and protein oxidation in skeletal muscle from pigs of differing residual feed intake and health status, Brian Michael Patterson

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Impact of energy restriction during late gestation on muscle and blood transcriptome of beef calves, Leticia Maria Pereira Sanglard

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Evaluation of peri-partum supplementation of methionine hydroxy analog on cow-calf performance, Colby Allen Redifer

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Genomic evaluation of response to environmental challenges of commercial egg-laying chickens, Kaylee Rowland

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The impact of aging time, storage type and early postmortem sarcoplasmic proteome variations on pork loin quality, Matthew David Schulte

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Amino acid requirements of health challenged pigs, Wesley Schweer

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Investigating the interplay of physiological and molecular mechanisms underpinning programmable aspects of heat stress in pigs, Jacob Seibert

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Productivity measures in beef cows and calves following a single subcutaneous injection of extended-release eprinomectin, Claire Andresen

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Investigating the ovarian response to endotoxemia, Katie Lee Bidne

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Prevalence of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and antibiotic resistance of E. coli isolates from the ceca of poultry fed Original XPC, Jasmine Carroll

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Contributions to improve the accuracy and computational efficiency of genomic prediction, Hao Cheng

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The influence of a naturally occurring health challenge on U.S. pork production in grow-finish pigs, Alyssa Sue Cornelison

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Impact of enteric coronaviruses on nursery pigs, Shelby Marie Curry

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Impact of endotoxemia on ovarian signaling and function, Mackenzie Joy Dickson

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The role of host genetics in susceptibility to viral disease in pigs, Jenelle Renae Dunkelberger

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Production and health responses of laying hens and growing broilers to dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, Isa J. Ehr

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Two components of maintaining developmental competence: microRNA-21 in the maturing oocyte and autophagy induction in the follicular stage ovary, Benjamin J. Hale

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Implications of trace mineral supplementation strategies to overcome the effects of high antagonist diets in feedlot cattle, Sarah Jeanette Hartman

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Evaluation of raw meat diets on macronutrient digestibility, fecal output, microbial presence, and general health status in domestic dogs., Chelsea A. Iennarella-Servantez

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Impact of dietary fat composition on digestion, metabolism and deposition of fat in the growing pig, Trey Allen Kellner

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Impacts of feeding peroxidized oils on growth and oxidative status in swine and poultry, Stephanie C. Lindblom

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Swine blood transcriptomics: Application and advancement, Haibo Liu

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Effects of chromium (Cr) and zinc (Zn) supplementation on metabolism, inflammation, and production parameters in heat-stressed and nutrient-restricted pigs, Edith J. Mayorga Lozano

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Dynamic space utilization of lame and non-lame sows as determined by their lying-standing sequence profile, Jared M. Mumm

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The effect of trace mineral supplementation on natural and conventionally raised feedlot beef cattle, Emma Kay Niedermayer

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Effect of a dual enteric and respiratory pathogen challenge on swine growth efficiency, carcass composition, and pork quality, Amanda Outhouse

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Development of the naturally occurring Severe Combined Immunodeficient pig model of Iowa State University with an emphasis on characterization and immunological exploration of porcine Natural Killer cells, Ellis Jordan Powell

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Physical and chemical effects of citrus fiber as a natural alternative to sodium tripolyphosphate in uncured all-pork bologna and oven-roasted turkey breast, McKenna Jane Powell

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Strategies for improving reproductive performance in gilts, Matthew Robert Romoser

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Hazard identification, diagnostic investigations, and risk communication on the subject of pine needle abortion, Douglas Byron Snider

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Causes and consequences of immune activation and its effect on metabolic and energetic status in production animals, Sara Kay Stoakes Kvidera

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Supplementation of two novel probiotics in the diet of lactating dairy cows, Ashley Dawn Thomas

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Evaluation of pig and cattle performance under small scale farmers’ management conditions, Muhammed Walugembe

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The impact of xylanase and body weight, and their interaction, on the utilization of dietary components in swine, Sarah A. Weiland

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Methods to enhance embryo quality and recovery rates in superovulated beef cows, Caitlin Elizabeth Wiley

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Fats, oils, and oleogels: Their significance in and impacts on comminuted meat products, Taylor Wolfer

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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Efficacy of buffered propionic acid against Salmonella Typhimurium in ground pork stored at 4°C and 10°C and inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by buffered dry vinegar in ready-to-eat uncured turkey stored at 4°C, Mani Kumar Badvela

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Alternatives in beef nutrition: Use of alternative forages and the improvement of feed efficiency on meat tenderness attributes, Christopher Peter Blank

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The effects of heat stress on mitochondrial function and autophagy in skeletal muscle, Alexandra Jeanette Brownstein

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

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Characterization of the molecular mechanisms underlying neutralization, immune escape, and inhibition of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Alyssa Bennett Evans

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Identification and characterization of off-odor and off-taste compounds in irradiated ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products, Xi Feng

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Examination of the genomic architecture of divergent poultry populations that underlies adaptation, tolerance, and resilience to environmental stressors, Damarius Shaperio Fleming

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Selection for prolificacy and the economic impact of sow retention in the breeding herd, Tasha R. Gruhot