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2016 Animal & Dairy Science Reports

Aquaculture

Beef

Beef Grading 101 Alexander M. Stelzleni

Canola and Calves: An Integrated Crop-Livestock Farming System for Producing Canola and Stocker Cattle in the Southeast S.H. Ingram, S.L. Dillard, R.L. Stewart, Jr., D.W. Hancock

Biotechnology

Development, Characterization and Optimization of a New Suspension Chicken-Induced Pluripotent Cell Line for the Production of Newcastle Disease Vaccine Ismaila Shittu, Ziying Zhu, Yangqing Lu, Jessica M. Hutcheson, Steven L. Stice, Franklin D. West, Meritxell Donadeu, Baptiste Dungu, Aly M. Fadly, Guillermo Zavala, Naola Ferguson-Noel, Claudio L. Alfonso

Restoration of Physiologically Responsive Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis in Genetically Deficient Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Venkat M. Ramakrishnan, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Kevin T. Tien, Thomas R. McKinley, Braden R. Bocard, John G. Maijub, Patrick O. Burchell, Stuart K. Williams, Marvin E. Morris, James E. Hoying, Richard Wade-Martins, Franklin D. West, Nolan L. Boyd

Undergrad Research Symposium Abstract Papers

Assessment of Adult Pig Cognition Using an Open Field and Object Recognition Test Kayla M. Hargrove, Erin E. Kaiser, Holly A. Kinder, Franklin D. West

Assessment of Spontaneous Trial-Unique Memory using a Piglet Model Jenn Roveto, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West

Behavioral Testing for Cognitive Deficits in TBI Piglets Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West

Behavioral Testing on Piglets to Assess Cognitive Deficits of a Traumatic Brain Injury Kathryn Sellman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West

Correlation between Teat End Scores and Presence of Mastitis in the UGA Dairy Herd K.J. Alward and S.C. Nickerson

Determination of Normal Pig Behavior using an Open Field Behavioral Test Shelley Tau, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West

Pathological Assessment of a Piglet Model of Traumatic Brain Injury Utilizing Non-Invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Madelaine Wendzik, Emily Baker, Holly Kinder, Franklin West

Plus T-Maze Testing of Pigs' Ability to Learn and Create Spatial Memories Sarah Shaver, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt, Franklin West

Social Recognition Cognitive Testing in a Piglet Model Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Emily Wyatt

Use of a Spatial T-Maze Test and an Object Recognition Test to Assess Learning and Memory in a Piglet Model Caroline Coleman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West

Use of Social Recognition Test and Open Field Test to Assess Piglet Cognition Kathryn Sellman, Holly Kinder, Franklin West

Dairy

Effectiveness of a Two Evaporative Cooling Systems for Heat Stress Abatement of Lactating Dairy Cows J.K. Bernard and S. Tao

Impact of Maternal Heat Stress in Late Gestation on Blood Hormones and Metabolites of Newborn Calves J.R. Guo, A.P.A. Monteiro, X.S. Weng, B.M. Ahmed, J. Laporta, M.J. Haven, G.E. Dahl, J.K. Bernard, S. Tao

Is There a Better Way to Show Heifers? William M. Graves

Mastitis Control in Bred Heifers: Use of Dry Cow Therapy and Teat Sealant for Curing Existing Intramammary Infections and Preventing New Ones S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, A.E. Harding, J.R. Booth, L.O. Ely, D.J. Hurley

Mastitis Prevention and Cure Rates in Heifers Treated wtih Spectramast Dry Cow Therapy and/or Orbeseal Dry Cow Teat Sealant J.R. Booth, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, S.C. Nickerson


2015 Animal & Dairy Science Reports

Aquaculture

Beef

A Summary of the Georgia State Junior Livestock Program R.E. Silcox, H.K. Shultz and A.K. Tinkle

Feeder Calf Grading Fundamentals J. Duggin and L. Stewart

Halter Training Beef Cattle J. Duggin

Meat Science Review: Influence of Ovariectomization and Ractopamine-HCL Supplementation on Heifer Feedlot Performance and Meat Quality Alexander M. Stelzleni and T. Dean Pringle

Review of the Georgia Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Program 2015 J.D. Duggin and J.R. Segars

What's Your Beef: Grain Versus Grass Finishing on Beef Quality Perceptions Alexander M. Stelzleni

Biotechnology

Delayed Newcastle Disease Virus Replication Using RNA Interference to Target the Nucleoprotein Jessica M. Hutcheson, Leonardo Susta, Steven L. Stice, Claudio Afonso and Franklin D. West

Pig Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neural Rosettes Developmentally Mimic Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Neural Differentiation Amalia Gallegos-Cardenas, Robin Webb, Erin Jordan, Rachel West, Franklin D. West, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Kai Wang and Steven L. Stice

Undergrad Research Symposium Abstract Papers

Effectiveness in Curing Existing Intramammary Infections and Preventing New Cases in Bred Holstein Heifers C. Haviland and S.C. Nickerson

Nutrient Values of Beef: A Study of Changes in Composition of Raw and Cooked Ground Beef J. Thomas and A.M. Stelzleni

Nutrient Values of Beef: A Study of Changes in Fat Composition of Raw and Cooked Ground Beef (poster) J.B. Thomas and A.M. Stelzleni

Dairy

Effect of Maternal Heat Stress During the Dry Period on Growth and Metabolism of Calves A.P.A. Monteiro, J.R. Guo, X.S. Weng, B.M. Ahmed, M.J. Hayen, G.E. Dahl, J.K. Bernard and S. Tao

Proper Udder Prep Maximizes Milk Quality and Minimizes Mastitis S.C. Nickerson

Response of Lactating Dairy Cows to Diets Based on Brachytic Forage Sorghum Silage or Corn Silage Harvested from Summer or Fall and Supplemented with Soybean Meal or Mechanically Pressed Cottonseed Meal J.K. Bernard and S. Tao

Tips for Cold Weather Teat Dipping S.C. Nickerson

Use of a Novel Adjuvant to Enhance the Antibody Response to Vaccination Against Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Dairy Heifers C.L. Hall, S.C. Nickerson, L.O. Ely, F.M. Kautz and D.J. Hurley

Use of Dry Cow Therapy and Teat Seal in Managing Mastitis in Bred Holstein Heifers A. Harding, S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely and D.J. Hurley


2014 Animal & Dairy Science Reports

Beef

A Summary of the Georgia State Junior Livestock Program R.E. Silcox and H.K. Shultz

Beta Agonists in Livestock Feed: Status, Health Concerns, and International Trade T.J. Centner, J.C. Alvey and A.M. Stelzleni

Evaluation of Warm Season Annuals for Forage Finishing in the Piedmont Region on Animal Performance and Meat Quality E.M. Ford, R.L. Stewart, Jr., D. Hancock, and A.M. Stelzleni

Review of the Georgia Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Program J.D. Duggin

Biotechnology

Acute Exposure to High-Fat Diets Increases Hepatic Expression of Genes Related to Cell Repair and Remodeling in Female Rats C.N. Miller, H.P. Morton, P.T. Cooney, T.G. Winters, K.R. Ramseur, S. Rayalam, M.A. Della-Fera, C.A. Baile, L.M. Brown

Adenovirus 36, Adiposity, and Bone Strength in Late-Adolescent Females E.M. Laing, R.A. Tripp, N.K. Pollock, C.A. Baile, M.A. Della-Fera, S. Rayalam, S.M. Tompkins, D.A. Keys, and R.D. Lewis

Comparative Gene Expression Signature of Pig, Human and Mouse Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines Reveals Insight into Pig Pluripotency Gene Networks Y. Liu, Y. Ma, J.Y. Yang, D. Cheng, X. Liu, X. Ma, F.D. West, H. Wang

Culture of Pig Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells without Direct Feeder Contact in Serum Free Media J.Y. Yang, Y. Liu, P. Yu, Y. Lu, J.M. Hutcheson, V.W. Lau, C.R. Dove, S.L. Stice and F.D. West

In Vitro-Derived Gametes from Stem Cells F.D. West, R. Shirazi, P. Mardanpour, S. Ozcan, G. Dinc, D. Hodges, H. Soleimanpour-Lichaei, K. Nayernia

Weight Gain in College Females is not Prevented by Isoflavone-Rich Soy Protein: A Randomized Controlled Trail P.K. Berger, J.L. Principe, E.M. Laing, E.C. Henley, N.K. Pollock, R.G. Taylor, R.M. Blair, C.A. Baile, D.B. Hall, R.D. Lewis

Dairy

Allometric Comparison of Georgia Dairy Heifers on Farms and at Youth Shows D.S. White, K.J. Duberstein, J.L. Fain Bohlen, J.K. Bertrand, A.H. Nelson, M.A. Froetschel, B.E. Davidson and W.M. Graves

Chronic Mastitic Quarters that Don't Cure Need to be Permanently Dried Off S.C. Nickerson

Feeding Value of Brachytic Forage Sorghum Compared with Corn Silage from First or Second Harvest for Lactating Dairy Cows J.K. Bernard and S. Tao

Immune Stimulating Additives - Are They Worth the Investment? S.C. Nickerson

Innate Immunity and Periparturient Well-Being of Late Gestation Holstein Heifers Fed Omnigen-AF for 60 Days Prepartum S.C. Nickerson, E.L. Nace, D.J. Hurley, L.O. Ely, F.M. Kautz, J.D. Chapman, K.P. Zanzalari

Modulation of Innate Immune Function and Phenotype in Bred Dairy Heifers During the Periparturient Period Induced by Feeding an Immunostimulant for 60 Days Prior to Delivery E.L. Nace, S.C. Nickerson, F.M. Kautz, S. Breidling, D. Wochele, L.O. Ely, and D.J. Hurley

Use of a Staphylococcal Vaccine to Reduce Prevalence of Mastitis and Lower Somatic Cell Counts in a Registered Saanen Dairy Goat Herd F.M. Kautz, S.C. Nickerson, and L.O. Ely

Use of a Staphylococcus Aureus Vaccine to Reduce Prevalence of Staphylococcal Mastitis and Lower Somatic Cell Counts in a Registered Saanen Dairy Goat Herd J.D. Williams, F.M. Kautz, L.O. Ely, and S.C. Nickerson

Using Mastitis Tubes to Improve Cure Rate and Lower SCC F.M. Kautz and S.C. Nickerson

Vaccination as a Tool to Reduce Mastitis and Improve Milk Quality in Dairy Goats F.M. Kautz, S.C. Nickerson, and L.O. Ely

Waging War in the Udder S.C. Nickerson

Swine

Gait Analysis in a Pre- and Post- Ischemic Stroke Biomedical Pig Model K.J. Duberstein, S.R. Platt, S.P. Holmes, C.R. Dove, E.W. Howerth, M. Kent, S.L. Stice, W.D. Hill, D.C. Hess, F.D. West