Undergraduate Student Competition Chair: Jeannette Moore, North Carolina State University Convention Center – Meeting Room 107 A
Detection of paratuberculosis in dairy cattle via near infrared reflectance spectroscopy of feces.
K. Anderson*1, B. Norby2, S. Prince1, G. Ball3, and D. Tolleson1, 1Texas A&M University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College Station, 2Texas
A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, 3Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England.
Effect of carbohydrate and protein supplements on ruminal in situ disappearance of dry matter and fiber from coastal Bermuda-grass hay in goats. A. P. Foote*1, J. Struthoff1, B. D. Lambert1,2,
and J. P. Muir2, 1Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, 2Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Stephenville.
Pig performance in a split-weaning system using dry feed and limit-fed milk replacer. J. A. Pittman*, A. F. Harper, and M. J. Estienne, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, Blacksburg.
Effects of social stress on pig behavior: The role
J. N. Landgrebe* and J. C. Laurenz, Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
Pubertal development in nanny-fed and synthetic milk-fed crossbred meat goat does. K. A. Collard*1, M. S. Torres1, E. Gonzales1, C. W. O'Gorman1, D. H.
Keisler3, R. L. Stanko1,2, and M. R. Garcia1, 1Texas A&M University, Kingsville, 2Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Station, Beeville, TX, University of Missouri, Columbia. 3
Effects of melengestrol acetate on estrous synchronization in goats. B. E. Galbreath*, P. E. Prater, K. E. Peterson, W. T. McVey, and T. J. Wistuba, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.
Comparison of 5-day or 7-day CIDR-based estrous synchronization systems for fixed-time AI in beef heifers. K. N. Wilson*1, M. L. Day2, W. D. Whittier1, R.
Kasimanickam1, and J. B. Hall1, 1Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 2The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Identification of polymorphisms in the promoter region of the bovine heat shock protein gene and associations with bull calf weaning weight. L. Starkey*1, M. Looper2, A. Banks1, S. Reiter1, and C.
Rosenkrans, Jr.1, 1University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2USDA/ARS, Booneville, AR.
Relationship between polymorphisms in lactate
dehydrogenase B gene and milk characteristics in
beef cows. C. Pope*1, S. Reiter1, M. Brown2, Y. Farnell1, D. Baker1, H. Brown, Jr.1, Z. Johnson1, and C. Rosenkrans, Jr.1, 1University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2USDA/ARS, El Reno, OK.
Impact of stressing a penmate on behavior and physiological responses of growing pigs. J. B.
Koonce*, E. B. Kegley, D. L. Galloway, and J. K. Apple, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
Physiology I Reproduction Chair: John B. Hall, Virginia Tech Convention Center – West Ballroom
Follicle development, estrous characteristics, and effectiveness of a GnRH/CIDR + PG synchronization protocol in postpartum Angus (AN) and Brangus (BN) cows. R. D. Esterman*, B. R. Austin, S. A. Woodall, and J. V. Yelich, University
of Florida, Gainesville.
Administration of GnRH either 3 or 10 d after a 14 d melengestrol acetate (MGA) treatment to synchronize follicle development in Bos indicus × Bos taurus cattle. S. A. Woodall*, B. R. Austin, R. D.
Esterman, and J. V. Yelich, University of Florida,
Serum progesterone concentration in ovariectomised Bos taurus cows using new, re- used, or re-used autoclaved CIDRs. M. D. Eaton*1,