# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Animal Sciences by Contributor "Mike Ellis"

• (1998)
The dominant allele, which is associated with higher glycolytic potential levels within the muscle, poorer fresh meat quality, improved eating quality and marginal performance advantages was estimated to have a frequency ...

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• (2006)
Previous studies determined and applied a rank to pigs based on specific agonistic behaviors and did not determine the effect of rank on feed intake, growth performance, and feeding behavior. This experiment was conducted ...

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• (2007)
The objective of this dissertation was to determine the causes of dead and non-ambulatory pigs at US packing plants and to identify management strategies to reduce these transport losses. Four studies involving a total of ...

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• (2008)
The objective of the work presented in this dissertation was to determine the effects of birth weight and weaning weight on pig growth performance, fat and lean tissue accretion rates, and carcass characteristics and ...

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• (2002)
The research reported in this thesis addresses three areas, namely iron bioavailability, dust/odor reduction technologies, and dietary manipulation to reduce urine pH and swine odor. The first section, iron bioavailability, ...

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• (1997)
A series of experiments were conducted to determine the effects of nutritional and environmental factors on growth performance, feed intake level and feed intake pattern using Feed Intake Recording Equipment in growing and ...

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• (1997)
In a third experiment graded levels of lysine (.69 to 1.15%) were offered to barrows and gilts raised at either 33 or 26$\sp\circ$C at 23 kg as initial body weight for four weeks. The lysine requirements for daily gain and ...

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