Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient of sheep. Supplementation is especially important in young lambs in order to prevent Se-deficiency signs. In the United States, the FDA regulates Se supplementation to ruminant diets at a level of 0.3 mg/kg Se (as fed basis). Questions still exist regarding what chemical form...
Proper immune function is indispensable, as failure to mount an immune
response against a pathogen can lead to serious complications or even death. T
cells act by enhancing the activation of phagocytic cells as well as the activation of
B cells. Their widespread influence on an immune response makes optimal...
Immunosuppression during the periparturient period leads to increased susceptibility to infectious diseases in beef cows. Newborn calves rely on passive transfer of antibodies from their mothers at birth for protection against diseases in the first two months of age. It is unknown if supranutritional Se supplementation of cows during pregnancy...
Inflammation is the body's response to injury and is characterized by pain, swelling,
redness, and heat. Eicosanoids are lipid mediators of inflammation. Leukotrienes (LT)
are 20-carbon eicosanoids produced from arachidonic acid (AA), an n-6 fatty acid (FA),
and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an n-3 FA. LT produced from AA are
Economic, environmental, social and political influences made the management of
solid waste or garbage an important issue for all foodservice directors, including those
in health care facilities. The study objectives were to: (1) identify what components
of integrated waste management programs were being used in hospital foodservice
facilities in Oregon,...
We have previously shown that diets enriched with (n-3) fatty acids reduced the delayed-type
hypersensitivity (DTH) skin reaction to keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) in
geriatric-Beagles. Although the amount of α-tocopheryl acetate in diets of the previous
study exceeded requirements, plasma α-tocopherol concentration was significantly lower
in dogs fed the high...
Many White social scientists and educators are unaware of and/or
detached from the realities of racism and conduct social research that 1.)
perpetuates stereotypes, falsely setting People of Color as inferior and
White people as superior and/or 2.) explains the differences of White
people and People of Color in terms...
Influenza A and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are both enveloped, negative strand
RNA viruses which infect the respiratory mucosa of animals and humans. Despite
decades of research and development of antivirals and vaccines, both of these viruses
continue to be a major health concern throughout the world. The focus of...
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to explore White, female teachers’ attitudes and perspectives towards their African American students, the Black/White Achievement Gap, and their teaching practice in regards to their students’ achievement, through the use of focus group discussions. The target group for this study was White, female...