Browsing Animal Sciences and Industry Undergraduate Research Symposium by Published Date "2017"

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Browsing Animal Sciences and Industry Undergraduate Research Symposium by Published Date "2017"

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  • Staggs, Alexander J.; Muckey, M.E.; Jones, Cassandra K. (2017-05-05)
    Health is a primary concern for pork producers. It is essential to make sure barns are cleaned between groups of pigs to prevent horizontal disease transmission by using standard cleaning procedures. However, there is ...
  • Moniz, Madison M.; Delfelder, C.J.; Beyer, R. Scott; Stark, Charles R.; Evans, C.E.; Yoder, Ashton D.; Jones, Cassandra K. (2017-05-05)
    Due to consumers growing concern of the use of antimicrobials on livestock, the industry is working towards finding alternatives. Antimicrobials not only provide protection against bacterial infection but also help with ...
  • Burg, Elizabeth R.; Delfelder, C.J.; Beyer, R. Scott; Stark, Charles R.; Evans, C.E.; Yoder, Ashton D.; Jones, Cassandra K. (2017-05-05)
    An increasing problem in agriculture today is the pressure from consumers to reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry feed. However, the producers still must maintain animal welfare. One possibility would be to replace ...
  • Wecker, Haley K.; Williams, Hayden E.; Jones, Cassandra K.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Tokach, Michael D.; Woodworth, Jason C.; Goodband, Robert D.; Dritz, Steven S.; Holtcamp, A. (2017-12-08)
    The objective of this experiment was to determine the effect of increasing Gleptoforte dosage on newborn piglet blood and growth parameters. A total of 336 suckling pigs (DNA 241 x 600, initially 3.83 ...
  • O'Leary, Kirsten; Delfelder, C.J.; Beyer, R. Scott; Stark, Charles R.; Evans, C.E.; Yoder, Ashton D.; Jones, Cassandra K. (2017-05-05)
    Due to increase in consumer concern about the use of antibiotics in broiler chick feed, xylanase was tested against monensin sodium to observe if the xylanase had better growth performance in broiler chicks. By comparing ...
  • Crane, Courtney; Williams, Hayden E.; Jones, Cassandra K.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Tokach, Michael D.; Woodworth, Jason C.; Goodband, Robert D.; Dritz, Steven S.; Holtcamp, A. (2017-12-08)
    New born piglets are typically born with an iron deficiency due to a variety of reasons, creating an importance for iron supplementation for the piglets. A 200-mg injection of iron is used and has been previously used to ...
  • McGurk, Kayla; Delfelder, C.J.; Seitz, Daniel E.; Beyer, R. Scott (2017-05-05)
    Poultry producers are rapidly adapting new lighting technology that reduces labor and energy costs. There are numerous choices of color or spectrum, brightness, control systems, and lenses available in the marketplace. ...
  • Ketchum, Jaclyn; Rock, Kendra; Grieger, David M. (2017-12-08)
    Maternal genetics can be advanced with the implementation of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the beef and dairy industries. The efficiency of IVF-derived pregnancies is impacted by oocyte and embryo quality. An experiment ...
  • Kufahl, Taylor; Johnson, Adam; Magossi, Gabriella; Jiao, Suinian (2017-05-05)
    Salmonella spp. has been linked to rendered animal fat used in pet food industry. Companies have to use test-and-hold procedures in order to determine the safety of the product. This can be costly and lead to reprocessing. ...
  • Coffin, Morgan J.; Majarin, Rodrigo; Mumm, Jared M.; Bortoluzzi, Eduarda M.; Ruiz, Luke A.; Tommerdahl, Mark; Holden, Jameson K.; Walilko, Tim; Zai, Laila; Hulbert, Lindsey E. (2017-12-08)
    Agricultural and clinical research communities seek objective tools to detect and track prepathological states for prevention, disease-treatment, and therapeutics. We propose a novel, quantitative approach to test the ...
  • Savage, Sierra; Mills, McKenna; Herl, Bethany; Alexander, Hannah; Getty, Kelly J.K. (2017-05-05)
    The cranberry is known as the “king” of wholesome fruits. Consumer health trends have focused on clean labels and minimally processed foods. The objective of this project was to provide consumers with a healthy, on-the-go ...
  • Castor, Colby; Bivins, C.; Brummett, M.; Clarkston, C.; Cotroneo, O.; Engle, K.; Ewing, B.; Flowers, T.; Jones, Cassandra K.; Trinetta, Valentina (2017-12-08)
    Introduction: Escherichia coli is a pathogenic bacterium of major concern in the food processing industry. Scientists have made great strides in reducing the prevalence of E. coli in pork, beef, and chicken products, but ...
  • Porter, Bailee; Ludwig, Justin; Shi, Xiaorong; Bai, Jianfa; Nagaraja, T.G. (2017-12-08)
    Purpose: Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are major food borne pathogens. A majority of foodborne infections are associated with seven serogroups, often called top-7. The top-7 STEC include serogroups O26, O45, O103, ...
  • Goering, Mikayla J.; Mumm, Jared M.; Coffin, Morgan J.; Bortoluzzi, Eduarda M.; Ruiz, Luke A.; Hulbert, Lindsey E. (2017-12-08)
    The most common method of cortisol sample collection for sows is jugular venipuncture, which requires restraint via snaring. Snaring can be an added stressor to sows, especially during the periparturient phase, when cortisol ...
  • Stafford, Erika; Sinclair, Chelsea; Stevenson, Jeff; Grady, Jason; Kouba, Joann M. (2017-05-05)
    During the spring between anestrous and the resumption of normal cyclicity, mares experience a transitional period characterized by increasing hormone concentrations and follicular development, along with the resumption ...
  • Salgado, Briana; Williams, Hayden E.; Jones, Cassandra K.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Tokach, Michael D.; Woodworth, Jason C.; Goodband, Robert D.; Dritz, Steven S.; Holtcamp, A. (2017-12-08)
    Anemia in newborn piglets is an issue as it decreases production due to severe growth impairment. Variable dosages of GleptoForte were analyzed to determine the effects on nursing piglets through collection of blood and ...
  • Mills, McKenna; Savage, Sierra; Alexander, Hannah; Herl, Bethany; Getty, Kelly J.K. (2017-05-05)
    Known for their high level of antioxidants, cranberries ranked number one in antioxidant content with 9.584 mmol/100grams, when compared to nineteen other common fruits. For the past few years, consumer trends continue to ...
  • Schmidt, Darby L.; Jones, Cassandra K. (2017-12-08)
    A new food safety law, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has increased regulatory expectations for pet food manufacturers. A 13-question survey was developed and disseminated electronically to 233 Kansas pet food manufacturers ...
  • Thompson, Katelyn A.; Gebhardt, Jordan T.; Clark, Anne B.; Woodworth, Jason C.; Tokach, Michael D.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Goodband, Robert D.; Dritz, Steven S. (2017-12-08)
    A total of 360 pigs [(400 × 200, DNA, Columbus, NE initially 6.7 kg BW) were used in a 35-d study to evaluate the effects of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA; C6, C8, and C10) as a dietary additive on nursery pig growth ...
  • Greer, Victoria B.; Williams, Hayden E.; Woodworth, Jason C.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Dritz, Steven S.; Tokach, Michael D.; Goodband, Robert D. (2017-05-05)
    A total of 360 weaned pigs (DNA 200 × 400; initially 11.5 lb BW) were used in a 42-d trial to evaluate the effects of feeding Elarom SES in combination with high levels of Intellibond C on nursery pig growth performance ...

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