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COMMUNITY STRUCTURES OF GUT MICROBIOME UNDER DIFFERENT DIETS IN ANGUS BEEF CATTLE
The microbiota of animals’ digestive tract plays important roles in health, nutrient utilization, and performance. For ruminants, the digestive tract, including rumen and other gastro-intestinal regions, hosts a unique and ...
ESTIMATION OF DRY MATTER INTAKE AND IDENTIFICATION OF DIETARY AND PRODUCTION PARAMETERS THAT INFLUENCE FEED EFFICIENCY OF INDIVIDUAL DAIRY COWS
The objectives of this dissertation were to: 1) develop and validate equations used to estimate individual cow dry matter intake (DMI; kg/d) based on a nitrogen (N) balance approach, 2) determine the discriminatory power ...