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IDENTIFICATION OF CHROMOSOMAL REGIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CATTLE
Genetic selection for animals resistant or tolerant to a disease might yield new opportunities to improve profitability of the animal industry. Selection for animals that are able to defend themselves against pathogenic ...
The meaning of barks: vocal communication of fearful and playful affective states in pigs
If vocalizations reflect an individual's underlying affective state, they can be useful in animal welfare assessment. Domestic pigs,
PALATABILITY CONTROL POINTS FOR GRASS-FED BEEF: REVEALING THE KEY COMPOUNDS CONTRIBUTING TO BEEF FLAVOR OR OFF-FLAVOR
Due to the variety of cattle breeds, finishing end point, grass quality, and postmortem management, the quality of grass-fed beef is criticized as inconsistent. To improve the eating quality of grass-fed beef, this ...
Integrating Multimedia Instructional Design Principles With Complex Physiological Concepts in Reproductive Science
This dissertation examines the effect of digital multimedia presentations as a method to teach complex concepts in reproductive physiology. The digital presentations developed for this research consisted of two-dimensional ...
INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS REGULATING SPERMATOGONIAL STEM CELL HOMEOSTASIS IN THE MAMMALIAN TESTIS
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are the only adult stem cell population capable of transmitting genetics to offspring and accomplish this feat through the production of spermatozoa. Indeed, spermatogenesis yields a virtually ...