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The effects of supplemental anionic salts & yeast culture on the production of dairy cattle during the periparturient period
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
The objective of this thesis was to determine nutritional strategies with the strategic use of feed additives during the periparturient period to reduce the negative energy balance as the dairy cow transitions from late ...
Studies of ruminant digestion, ecology, and evolution
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This thesis examines ruminant digestion, ecology, and evolution, particularly where they can improve livestock production systems. We performed an experiment that estimated ruminal in situ degradation parameter values of ...
Approaches for alleviating toxic effects of aflatoxin in lactating dairy cows and weanling pigs
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
Aflatoxin (AF) is a mycotoxin found in feed ingredients used in livestock diets including dairy cattle and pigs. Aflatoxin causes reduced performance, liver damage, increased prevalence of infectious disease, and secretion ...
Influence of subclinical hypocalcemia on plasma biochemical parameters, liver histologic changes, and common postpartum diseases in dairy cows
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
We hypothesized that cows with subclinical hypocalcemia at calving would have greater elevations in liver associated biochemical parameters and non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) concentrations compared to normocalcemic cows. ...