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2024

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Artificial Insemination and Fetal Programming in Beef Production Systems, Dempster Christenson

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Feeding Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles to Lactating Dairy Cattle: Whole Animal Energy Utilization and Manure Biogas Production, Grant Michael Fincham

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Adding Parasite Resistance to a Hair sheep breeding Objective, Bob Forbes

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Utilization of the NUtrack System to Objectively Evaluate Changes in Active and Passive Behaviors of Group-Housed Nursery Pigs Exposed to an Endotoxin Challenge, Aaron Holliday

2023

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Forages and Technology Management in Growing and Finishing Beef Cattle Systems, Kelton Adair

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Predicting Body Weight of Cattle and Nutrient Digestion of Individual Sweet Bran Components to Improve Beef Cattle Production Efficiency, Dalton J. Anderson

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Factors Affecting Forage Quality and the Subsequent Response in Production and Energy Metabolism in Lactating Jersey Cows, Kassidy Kate Buse

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Factors Affecting Forage Quality and the Subsequent Response in Production and Energy Metabolism in Lactating Jersey Cows, Kassidy Kate Buse

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Supplemental Table 1. Influence of the count of positive days on DMI, milk yield, milk fat, milk protein, and pregnancy rate, Addison Carroll and Paul J. Kononoff

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The Evaluation of Feed Additives on Reducing Enteric Methane Production from Cattle, Reba L. Colin

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Methods to Reduce Nitrogen and Carbon Losses from Finishing Beef Cattle, Hanna Cronk

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Tame the Flame: Inflammation Is a Targetable Physiological Mechanism Underlying Poor Outcomes of Heat Stress in Finishing Sheep, Pablo C. Grijalva

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Dry-Aged Beef Flavor Development, and the Effect of High Levels of Vitamin-E on Beef Color Stability, Nicolas Herrera

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Mid-Gestation Maternofetal Inflammation Impacts Growth, Skeletal Muscle Glucose Metabolism, and Inflammatory Tone in the Ovine Fetus During Late Gestation, Zena Hicks

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The Evaluation of Encapsulated Megasphaera elsdenii in an Accelerated Beef Step-Up Program and an Acidosis Challenge Model and the Evaluation of RAMP Versus a Traditional Forage Grain Adaptation Strategy on Methane and Respired Carbon Dioxide, Cindy D. Mansfield

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The Impact of Silage Inclusion in Diets with Different Corn Processing and the Effect of Natural and Conventional Feeding Programs on Finishing Cattle Performance, Jessica L. Miller

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Identification and Assessment of Lameness in Sows Through the Utilization of NUtrack AND GAITFour Systems, Lexi M. Ostrand

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Students' Attitudes Towards Animals Influences Youth Development Constructs Based on Interactions with Different Animal Species Prior to College, Allison K. Pachunka

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Winter Hardy Small Cereals for Grazing or Silage in Eastern Nebraska, Abigail Sartin

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Consequences of cow-calf production with limited perennial forage grazing, Hannah Speer

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Impact of Distillers Removal and Impact of Lowering Inclusions of Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Different Roughage Quality on Finishing Cattle Performance, Sofia Suarez Lorences

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Effect of Supplementation Prior to Artificial Insemination and During Gestation in Beef Females, Landon Tadich

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Investigation of Breeding Objectives and Indexes-in-Retrospect, Hunter F. Valasek

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Examination of the Prevalence and Behaviors of Pathogenic and Spoilage Bacteria at Multiple Stages in the Meat Processing Chain, Samuel C. Watson

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Feed Value and Utilization of Corn Residue: Implications for Cow Performance and Grazing Strategies, Kaylee E. Wheeler

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Early-Life Supplementation of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Improved Growth and Skeletal Muscle Glucose Metabolism in the Heat Stress-Induced IUGR Neonatal Lamb, Melanie Ryann White

2022

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ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITISM IN KATAHDIN SHEEP, Brian Arisman

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Annotating Gene Expression and Regulatory Elements in Tissues from Healthy Thoroughbred Horses and Identifying Candidate Mutations Associated with Perosomus Elumbis in an Angus Calf, Alexa Barber

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Impact of Increasing Level of Milk Production on Cow and Calf Behavior and Performance in the Nebraska Sandhills, Selby Boerman

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Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Aberrant Circulating Steroid Hormones In GnRHR-II Knockdown Boars and Their Control Littermates, Dorothy Elsken

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The Invisible Meat Microcosmos - Investigations of Processed Meats' Specific Spoilage Organisms, REBECCA FURBECK

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Students' Perceptions of Online Equine Courses and Their Impacts on Learning Outcomes, Blaire (Gibbens) Speck

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Impacts of Feeding Biochar to Beef Cattle on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Performance and Characterizing Yearling Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass Pasture Using GPS, Holly Heil

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The Nebraska 4-H Equine Advancement Level Program’s Role in Positive Youth Development Using the Five Cs Model: An Exploratory Study, Eunhye McCarthy

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Identifying Early-Life Behavior to Predict Mothering Ability in Swine Utilizing NUtrack System, Savannah Millburn

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Targeting Inflammation in Heat-Stressed Wethers Improves Growth and Efficiency and Alters Body Composition; A Brief Exploration and Application of Extension Principles, Micah Most

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Evaluation of the Feeding Value of Proso Millet in Growing-Finishing Diets for Pigs and Effects of Feed Ingredients and Medium-Chain Fatty Acids on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) Survivability, Khang Nguyen

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Variance Component Estimates for Growth Traits in Beef Cattle Using Selected Variants from Imputed Low-Pass Sequence Data, Chad A. Russell

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Investigating Bacterial Community Composition and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Beef Cattle, Arena See

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Evaluation of corn processing method and Sweet Bran inclusion on beef cattle performance and nutrient digestion and individual Sweet Bran components on nutrient digestion, Rebecca L. Sjostrand

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The impact of plant cell wall lignin on energy utilization in lactating Jersey cows., Jason Stypinski

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The Impact of Steam-flaked Rye Replacing Steam-flaked Corn on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Yearling Steers and The Effect of Exogenous Megasphaera elsdenii Administration Techniques on Ruminal Fermentation and Blood Parameters in an Acidosis Challenge Model, Samantha K. Wagner

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Evaluation of Nutritional Factors Affecting Sow Reproductive Longevity, J'Nan E. Wittler

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Using Strategic Supplementation to Enhance Cow/Calf Productivity in Summer Calving Herds in the Nebraska Sandhills, Nicole M. Woita

2021

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Host Genetics and Phenotype Associations Within the Bovine Rumen Microbiome, Waseem Abbas

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Small Grain Cereal Cover Crops for Late Fall or Early Spring Grazing, Kallie Calus

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Feeding a New Corn Milling Coproduct to Lactating Dairy Cattle; Examination of Whole Animal Energy and Nitrogen Balance, Addison Carroll

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Evaluation of Grain Type and Processing Method on Steer Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Nutrient Digestion, Caitlin Coulson

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The Effects of Different Feed Supplements on Performance Parameters, Egg Measurements, and Eggshell Integrity in Older White Leghorn Laying Hens, Josephine Foley

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Evaluation of Condensed Algal Residue Solubles as an Ingredient in Cattle Finishing Diets and Its Effects on Digestibility and Fatty Acid Flow and a Comparison of Single and Dual Implant Strategies in Finishing Heifers, John Gibbons

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Evaluation of Cattle Management for Systems with Limited Perennial Pasture, Morgan Grabau

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Management of Late Summer Planted Annual Forages for Grazing and the Impacts of Novel Sweet Bran Plus Products on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Beef Finishing Steers, Devin Jakub

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Changes in Whole Blood Parameters in Beef Heifers May Contribute to Delayed Pubertal Attainment, Jessica A. Keane

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UNDERSTANDING RUMEN MICROBIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION TOWARDS DECREASING METHANE EMISSIONS, Allison L. Knoell

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The Effects of Omega-3 PUFA Infusions During Late Gestation on Developmental Pathologies in the Intrauterine Growth Restricted Fetus, Taylor Lacey

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Two Contrasting Beef Systems from Birth to Slaughter in Eastern Nebraska, Levi McPhillips

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The Role of Fatty Acids in Ruminant Diets and Novel Feed Ingredients High in Omega– 3 Fatty Acids Fed in Feedlot Diets, Mitchell M. Norman

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Utilizing Online Resources to Enhance Distribution of Competitive Animal Evaluation Knowledge and Benefits, Brooke L. Parrish

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The Effect of Heat Stress and Beta-Adrenergic Agonists on Fatty Acid Mobilization and Their Individual and Interacting Impact on the Adipose Transcriptome of Ruminant Livestock, Rachel R. Reith

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Variation in the Genome and Transcriptome Associated with Beef Cattle Production and Investigation of the Metabolic Consequences of Beta-adrenergic Agonist Supplementation, Renae L. Sieck

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Low-Oxygen Dry Aging of Beef, Joseph Sonderman

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Impact of Wood-Sourced Biochar on Carbon and Nitrogen Capture in Beef Feedlot Systems, Jessica L. Sperber

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QUANTIFICATION AND REPEATED MEASUREMENTS OF CONFORMATION TRAITS IN REPLACEMENT FEMALES TO OPTIMIZE SOW LONGEVITY, Melanie D. Trenhaile Grannemann

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ESTIMATION OF BREED EFFECTS AND GENETIC PARAMETERS FOR AGE AT SLAUGHTER AND DAYS TO FINISH IN A MULTIBREED BEEF CATTLE POPULATION, Lindsay Upperman

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Enhancement of Dry-Aged Beef Quality by Dietary Supplementation of High Levels of Vitamin E, David Velazco

2020

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Advancing the Science of Dry-Aged Beef, Felipe Azevedo Ribeiro

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Improving the Accuracy of Genomic Predictions: Investigation of Training Methods and Data Pooling, Johnna Baller

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Evaluation of Maternal Diet and its Effect on Milk Composition and Piglet Health and Growth Performance, Shana Barnett

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Investigating microbiomes and developing direct-fed microbials to improve cattle health, Alison Bartenslager

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Comparison of comprehensive health score in North American housed giraffe and free-ranging giraffe from South Africa, Haley Beer

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Impact of Diet and Quality Grade on Meat Quality Characteristics and Their Relationship to Oxidative Stress, Nicolas Bland

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Characterization of protein and fat in dairy feeds and implications on digestibility and milk composition, Kassidy Buse

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The Role of Postnatal Adrenergic Manipulation in the Mediation of Fetal Programming Adaptions in Growth and Skeletal Muscle Glucose Metabolism That Persist in the Juvenile IUGR-born Lamb, Rachel L. Gibbs

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The Impact of Oxidative Stress on Postmortem Meat Quality, Nicolas J. Herrera

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Influence of Strategic Supplementation and Genetic Potential for Milk Yield on Forage Digestibility, Amino Acid Utilization, and Livestock Production, Tasha M. King

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Effects of NDF digestibility on Lactating Jersey Cows: Observed and Modeled Performance, Kirby Krogstad

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Interaction of Urea with Frequency and Amount of Distillers Grains Supplementation for Growing Steers on a High Forage Diet, Haley F. Linder

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ENERGY AND AMINO ACID METABOLISM IN LACTATING JERSEY COWS CONSUMING FEED BYPRODUCTS, Kyle McLain

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Energy metabolism in Jersey cows: Improving our understanding of energy requirements and utilization, Dennis Morris

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Evaluation of Protein Sources and Holstein Finishing Systems for Organic Beef Production and a Comparison of Single and Dual Implant Strategies in Finishing Heifers, Elizabeth Schumacher

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Heat Stress-induced Deficits in Growth, Metabolic Efficiency, and Cardiovascular Function Coincided with Chronic Systemic Inflammation and Hypercatecholaminemia in Ractopamine-supplemented Feedlot Lambs; Atypical Cyclicity at Puberty in Beef Cows Is Associated with Early Deficits in Muscling, Metabolic Indicators, and Myoblast Function in Offspring but Does Not Impact Feedlot Performance, Rebecca M. Swanson

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Translational Genomics For Improving Sow Fertility, Hiruni R. Wijesena

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EVALUATION OF NOVEL ADDITIVES AND CORN SILAGE AS NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO ANTIBIOTICS FOR THE PREVENTION OF RUMINAL ACIDOSIS AND LIVER ABSCESSES IN BEEF FINISHING CATTLE, Hannah C. Wilson

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IMPACT OF COW SIZE AND VALIDATION OF AN ELECTRONIC FEEDER TO OPTIMIZE RESOURCES IN BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, Rob Ziegler

2019

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Evaluation of Microbial Community Dynamics Impacting the Shelf-Life of Processed Meats, Chad G. Bower

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Evaluation of Alpha Amylase Containing Corn on Beef Cattle Performance and Digestibility and Double-Cropped Annual Forages Following Corn Harvest, McKenna Brinton

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Effects of Late Gestation Supplementation and Creep Feeding on Spring Calving Beef Cows in the Nebraska Sandhills, Devin Broadhead

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Impact of Feeding Distillers Grains or Isolated Components in Distillers Grains to Growing and Finishing Cattle, and the Comparison of Protein Content and In-Situ Digestibility of Feeds Commonly Used in Feedlot Diets, Brianna B. Conroy

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Selective harvest methods and chemical treatment of baled corn residue for utilization in growing calf and dry cow diets, Ashley C. Conway

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Impact of Beta-Adrenergic Agonist Supplementation and Heat Stress on the Microbiome and Gastrointestinal Transcriptome of Sheep, Erin M. Duffy

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Beef Production Systems in the Nebraska Sandhills, McKay Erickson

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The Effects of Butyric Acid on Performance Parameters, Egg Quality and Nutrient Utilization in Young White Leghorn Hens, Dani-el Hanna

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Impact of Myoglobin Oxygenation State on Color Stability of Beef Steaks During Frozen Storage and Thawed Retail Display, Morgan Lee Henriott

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Effects of Alternative Carbohydrate Sources and Soybean-Derived Isoflavones on the Microbiome and Immune System of Nursery Piglets and Intestinal Porcine Epithelial Cell Line J-2, Sydney Kinstler

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Undergraduate Success in Animal Science Courses Based on Demographics, Motivation, and Online Courses, Haylee Anne Lavoie

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Attainment and Maintenance of Pubertal Cyclicity May Predict High A4 Cows with Reduced Fertility, Sarah Nafziger

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The Utilization of Brown Midrib Corn Silage Hybrids and Kernel Processing to Improve Corn Silage Value and the Use of High Protein Distillers Grains to Evaluate Starch Digestion, Lauren A. Ovinge

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The Role of Inflammatory Pathways in Development, Growth, and Metabolism of Skeletal Muscle in IUGR Offspring; Blood Gene Expression of Inflammatory Factors as Novel Biomarkers for Assessing Stress and Wellbeing in Exotic Species., Robert J. Posont

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Evaluation of Protein Utilization in Low and High Protein Forage Sources and the Economic Value of Supplementing Field Peas (pisum sativum) to Growing Cattle Grazing Crested Wheatgrass Pastures, Braden C. Troyer

2018

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SURVEILLANCE AND EVALUATION OF MANURE TREATMENT PRACTICES FOR MITIGATION OF THE PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS (PEDV) IN A COMMERCIAL SWINE FARM SETTING, Erin Boyles