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IDENTIFICATION OF THE MECHANISM RESPONSIBLE FOR ATENNUATION OF RIFAMPICIN-PASSAGED FLAVOBACTERIUM PSYCHROPHILUM, ETIOLOGIC AGENT OF BACTERIAL COLDWATER DISEASE
Flavobacterium psychrophilum is the etiologic agent of bacterial coldwater disease (CWD) and rainbow trout fry syndrome (RTFS) in salmonids. Presently there are no licensed vaccines for this disease, but earlier work showed ...
Factors involved in the proliferation of blaCMY-2 plasmid-bearing Escherichia coli in cattle
Third-generation cephalosporins are a crucial component of the antibiotic arsenal for human and veterinary medicine. Resistance to third-generation cephalosporins is often conveyed by blaCMY-2 plasmids. The prevalence of ...
Immune response of bighorn sheep to Mannheimia haemolytica
Bighorn sheep (BHS; Ovis canadensis) are more susceptible to Mannheimia haemolytica-caused pneumonia, than domestic sheep (DS; Ovis aries). The objective of this study was to elucidate the basis for enhanced susceptibility ...
Adiponectin in equine reproduction
Adiponectin, a protein secreted predominately by white adipose tissue, has been a focus of recent research due to its effects on metabolism and reproduction. The following dissertation describes research performed to profile ...
ESTABLISHMENT OF SPERMATOGENESIS FOLLOWING TESTICULAR TISSUE ECTOPIC XENOGRAFTING IN ALPACA
Sperm production depends on development, puberty and germ cell differentiation. Puberty age of alpaca varies and little is known of factors regulating this process. The species is also known for a high incidence of congenital ...