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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 ...
Factors affecting neonatal and peripartum maternal metabolism and behavior in beef cattle and horses
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
characteristics, maternal and neonatal metabolic status, and colostrum quality were examined in beef cattle. Calves born to multiparous dams had greater birth weight and tended to have larger placentas. Protein was greater and lactose tended to be less...