1 Lactation curve characteristics of the Sarda goat breed. R. Steri1, N. Bacciu1, P. Fresi2, A. Cappio-Borlino1, and N. P. P. Macciotta*1, Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche, Universitá di Sassari, Sassari, Italia, 2Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, Roma, Italia.
Milk production in goats supplemented with different levels of ruminally protected methionine. G. A. Flores, R. E. Gutierrez, D. D. Ruiz, F. X. Plata*, A. A. Ramirez, S. Vega, and G. D. Mendoza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico, D.F., Mexico.
In vivo prediction of body composition in goat dams 2) Relationship between IGF-I, body weight and body composition. C. A. Mejia*1,2 G. Dominguez2, E. Villagomez1,3, M. Montaño1,2, R. Basurto1,2, H. Jimenez1,2, and H. Vera1,2, 1Cenid-Fisiologia INIFAP, Queretaro,
Mexico, 2FESC-UNAM, Queretaro, Mexico, 3Cenid-Microbiologia INIFAP, D.F., Mexico.
E v a l u a t i o n o f t h e F A M A C H A © s y s t e m i n l a c t a t i n g g o a t s . M . R o v a i * 1 , T . A . G i p s o n 1 , a n d L . J . D a w s o n 1 , 2 , 1 E ( K i k a ) d e l a G a r z a
American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK, USA, 2Oklahoma State University. College of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater.
Protein and/or energy supplementation does not change forage digestibility in growing meat goat kids. J. M. Patterson*1,2, B. D. Lambert1,2, and J. P. Muir1, 1Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Stephenville, 2Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX.
In situ dry matter degradation of cacti and fruits commonly selected by goats in the semiarid region of North México. M. Guerrero- Cervantes1, R. G. Ramírez-Lozano2, R. Montoya-Escalante1, A. S. Juárez-Reyes1, and M. A. Cerrillo-Soto*1, 1Universidad juárez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico, 2Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
In vitro gas production parameters of fruits commonly selected by grazing goats. M. Guerrero-Cervantes1, R. G. Ramirez-Lozano2, R. Montoya-Escalante1, A. S. Juárez-Reyes1, and M. A. Cerrillo-Soto*1, 1Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Dgo., Mexico, 2Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.
Effects of dietary concentrate level on tissue and organ mass of Alpine does at different stages of lactation. A. T. Ngwa1, L. J. Dawson2, R. Puchala1, G. Detweiler1, R. C. Merkel1, T. Sahlu1, C. L. Ferrell3, and A. L. Goetsch*1, 1American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK, 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 3US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE.
Effects of dietary starch sources on intake, growth and blood variables in growing goats. S. P. Wang, W. J. Wang, B. Lin, Z. L. Tan*, S. X. Tang, Z. H. Sun, and J. Y. Zeng, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, The Chinese Academy of Science, Changsha, P.R.China.
Effects of dietary starch sources on meat quality and serum hormonal concentrations in growing goats. S. P. Wang, W. J. Wang, B. Lin, Z. L. Tan*, S. X. Tang, Z. H. Sun, and J. Y. Zeng, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, The Chinese Academy of Science, Changsha, P.R. China.
Evaluating associative effects of different proportions of mixed forage species using gas production technique. S. X. Tang, Z. L Tan*, Z. H. Cong, Y, Hu, Z. H. Sun, and M. Wang, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, P.R. China.
Ingestive behavior of goats fed with urea in the diet. L. S. Amorim*1,4, C. A. A. Torres1, E. A. M. Amorim1,4, J. F. Fonseca2, J. H. Bruschi , and M. T. Rodrigues1, 1Federal University of Vicosa, MG, Brazil, Embrapa Small Ruminant Research Center, Sobral, CE, Brazil, Embrapa Dairy Cattle Research Center, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) stimulates activiation of ERK-1/2 and proliferation of C2C12 cells but does not result in a significant increase in total DNA. J. M. Scheffler*, A. K. Batie, and S. J. Jones, University of Nebraska, Linocln.
Phospho-MAPK as a marker of myogenic satellite cell responsiveness to growth factors. D. C. McFarland* and J. E. Pesall, South Dakota State University, Brookings.
Mapping the glucocorticoid responsive element of the growth hormone gene in chicken embryonic somatotrophs. K. A. Heuck* and T. E. Porter, University of Maryland, College Park.
Intestinal morphology and gene expression differences between broiler chicken lines selected for divergent growth rates. E. R. Feierstein*1, E. R. Gilbert2, M. E. Persia1, E. A. Wong2, W. W. Saylor1, and C. J. Schmidt1, 1University of Delaware, Newark, 2Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg.
Cloning of chicken ras-dva: Glucocorticoid regulation in the embryonic anterior pituitary. L. E. Ellestad*1,2, S. A. Jenkins1, and T. E. Porter1,2, 1Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, 2Molecular and Cell Biology Program, University of Maryland, College Park.
Identification of potential feed efficiency biomarkers. C. P. Ojano-Dirain*1, N. R. Pumford1, T. Wing2, M. Cooper2, J. Lay3, R. Liyanage3, and W. G. Bottje1, 1Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2Cobb-Vantress, Inc., Siloam Springs, AR, 3State Wide Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Physiological function of butoxybutyl alcohol a novel compound in broilers. S. Inada*, A. Ohtsuka, and K. Hayashi, Kagoshima
Growth and Development - Livestock and Poultry I Exhibit Hall C