This community contains the theses and dissertations of the South Dakota State University, Department of Animal Science. The Department of Animal Science offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Animal Science, or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biological Sciences.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Effects of Phase Feeding During Gestation on Gilt Performance, Offspring Quality and Robustness, Agatha Ampaire

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Effect of Grazing Pressure on Cattle Grazing Cool Season Annual Forages, Brooke Brunsvig

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Genetic Factors Associated with Thermal Tolerance in Grow-finish Pigs as Measured by Feeding Behavior, Amanda Jeanne Cross

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Effect of Pre-marketing Management Practices on Shrink Loss in Lambs, Ann Kolthoff

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Identification of Candidate Cellulose Utilizing Bacteria from the Rumen of Beef Cattle, Using Bacterial Community Profiling and Metagenomics, Lee Opdahl

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Lysine Bioavailability of Two Lipid Coated Lysine Products After Exposure to Silages with Different Acidity, Jessica N. Reiners

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Local and Systemic Actions of GnRH Relating to Estradiol and Associated Reproductive Parameters in Beef Cattle, Jerica J.J. Rich

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The Influence of Chromium Supplementation on the Insulin Pathway, Carcass Traits, and Meat Quality of Feedlot Steers, Heather Rode

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effects of Small Intestinal Starch Digestion and Dietary Lipid on Efficiency of Nitrogen Use in Cattle, Ethan J. Blom

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The Effect of Copper and Zinc Source on Pre-Weaning Performance of Cows, Health and Performance of Suckling Calves, and Post-Weaning Feedlot Performance, Carcass Composition, and Meat Quality of Calves, Jesse Fulton

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Evaluation of the Hypothalamic Kisspeptin System Throughout the Estrous Cycle and During the Attainment of Puberty in Gilts, Eric Steven Jolitz

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Influence of Maternal Protein Restriction in Primiparous Heifers During Mid- And/Or Late Gestation on Dam Performance and Progeny Growth, Carcass Characteristics, and Gene Expression, Janna Jo Kincheloe

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The Effects of Preovulatory Estradiol on the Uterine Environment and Conceptus Survival From Fertilization to Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy, Emmalee J. Northrop

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Characterization of Small Non-Coding RNAs in the Seminal Plasma of Beef Bulls with Predicted High and Low Fertility, Stephanie Perkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Influence of Dietary Calcium Supplementation on Beef Tenderness in Steers Fed Zilpaterol Hydrochloride, Justin Carothers

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Effect of Timing of Artificial Insemination and Estrus Expression using Sexed Semen on Pregnancy Rates in Holstein Dairy Cows, Stephen Crego

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Determining the Efficacy of Predicting Beef Tenderness Using Proteins from Purge, Mo Jia

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Determining the Relationship Between PH and Instrumental Color Measurements to Predict Water-Holding Capacity and Sensory Juiciness, Kaleigh Kerns

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Heritability and Genome Wide Association Study for Epitopix Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Vaccine Response in Beef Calves, Kara B. Marley

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Partially Accounting for Discovery Bias in Genomic Selection by Conditioning Out Subsets of the Population During Training, Jamie Tart Parham

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Effects of Urea Supplementation in Finishing Diets Containing 25% Modified Distillers Grains on Growth and Carcass Characteristics in Yearling Steers, and in Situ Protein Degradation of Commonly Used Feedstuffs in High Concentrate Rations, Levi Garbel

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The Effects of Maternal Energy Restriction During Mid-Gestation on Growth Performance, Immune Function, and Gene Expression in the Resultant Beef Offspring, Anna Rose Taylor

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Development of the Immune System in Horses and the Effects of Dietary Yeast Supplementation on Cell Surface Markers, Immunoglobulins, and Fecal Parasitic Egg Counts, Rebecca Whitlock

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Effect of Handler Personality Type on Feedlot Cattle Behavioral Responses, Heidi K. Franzky

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Beef Retailer Perception of Consumer Buying Habits, Jason Everett Johnson

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The Influence of Growth Stage on Carcass Composition and Factors Associated with Marbling Development in Beef Cattle, Simon Alexander Kern

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Effects of Preovulatory Estradiol Concentration on Embryo Survival and Pregnancy Establishment in Beef Cows, Crystal A. Madsen

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Investigation of Pre-and Post-Harvest Factors Influencing Beef Tenderness, Dustin Andrew Mohrhauser

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Effects of Supplmental Fat Source on Total Tract Digestibility, Rumen Fermentation, Carcass Characterstics, and Feedlot Performance of Growing Lambs, Paige L. Redding

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Phenotypic Correlation Sstimation of E.Coli O157 srp and Bovine Viral Diarrhea Vaccine Response with Birth and Weaning Weight in Cattle, Xuwen Sheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of Slow-release Urea on Nitrogen Metabolism and Fiber Digestion in Steers Fed High-forage Diets, Carrie LaVonne Cox