Senecio jacobaea (tansy ragwort) is a poisonous plant responsible
for livestock deaths in the Pacific Northwest. Horses and cattle are
susceptible, while sheep are resistant to the toxic action of the
pyrrolizidine alkaloids which the plant contains. Hepatic enzymes
are responsible for the biotransformation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids
into tissue damaging...
This project was designed to test the biological effects of three
levels of dietary protein (12.7, 16.3 and 19.3% CP on a dry matter
basis) on high producing Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Forty five
second lactation or older cows that showed the potential to produce
over 31.75 kg (70 lbs) per...
This study was conducted to investigate the distribution
of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and selenium in
semen of the boar, bull, ram and stallion, and in the reproductive
tissues of the boar, bull and ram. The effect
of repeated noncryoprotective freeze-thawing on GSH-Px
activity was also studied. Both hydrogen peroxide (H₂0₂)...
Purebred Yorkshire gilts with weights ranging from 70 to 105
kilograms were moved from a total-confinement rearing unit to a
total-confinement brood stock unit where approximately ten gilts
per pen were mixed to provide new penmates. Each gilt was thus
exposed to an unfamiliar environment and to foreign penmates along...
The primary purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for
planning a preservice preparation program which would encompass the
critical issues in community college teacher education identified in
the related literature and by national and state authorities. The
secondary purpose was to suggest a plan for a community college...
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to identify a set of core competencies
needed to meet the minimal requirements for high school graduation
and to test their level of acceptance by administrators, counselors,
teachers and parents in 50 Oregon secondary school districts.
PROCEDURES: Utilizing the 1136 existing graduation competencies...