Dept. of Animal Sciences
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Melatonin administration during the follicular phase and early pregnancy to minimize seasonal infertility in swine (2017-12-13)It is well documented that fertility in pigs is reduced in summer and fall compared to winter and spring. Termed as seasonal infertility, problems with follicular development and corpora lutea formation and other unknown ...
Analysis of the ammonium assimilation pathways of the human colonic bacterium, bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (2017-12-06)In ruminants, efficient rumen function and proper host metabolism is dependent on the nitrogen supply in the feed. Assimilated ammonium accounts for up to 70% of the microbial protein production, which satisfies up to 85% ...
(2017-08-16)To design hybrid cellular/synthetic devices such as sensors and vaccines, understanding of how the metabolic state of living cells changes upon physical confinement within three-dimensional matrices is vital. We analyze ...
Effects of cornstalk maximizer on cow performance and reproduction as well as calf performance and health (2017-12-06)Mature Simmental × Angus cows (n=96; 693±7.7 kg) were utilized to evaluate the effects of Cornstalk Calving Maximizer TMR® (CSMAX; US Feeds; Eldora, IA) supplement on cow/calf performance, reproduction, and health in a ...
(2017-08-25)Availability of glucose precursors and a proper interorgan coordination during the metabolic cascade of adaptations occurring during periods of lower DMI, are the vital importance to achieve a successful transition from ...