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

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

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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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Amino acid requirements of health challenged pigs, Wesley Schweer

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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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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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

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The genetic basis and improvement of feed efficiency in lactating Holstein dairy cattle, Lydia Hardie

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Genomic prediction using haplotypes in New Zealand dairy cattle, Melanie Kate Hayr

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

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Characterization of a murine model of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIID: A knockout model, Maryam Jamil

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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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Effects of including crossbred relative records on estimated breeding value prediction accuracies and selection decisions in swine, Denise Lois Van De Stroet

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

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Early chronology of heat stress-induced alterations in skeletal muscle, Olga Volodina

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The effects of feeding prebiotics, antibiotics, and alternative proteins during the preweaning period to dairy calves on growth, health, and the gastrointestinal microbiota, Tricia Lee Wolfswinkel

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