On April 17, George H. Cook Scholars presented their thesis research at the Cook Campus Center. The Department of Animal Sciences was represented by the following five Animal Science seniors, who presented their research results. Advisors are in parenthesis.
- Susan Eastman (Carey Williams): “Lipid peroxidation in blood and skeletal muscle after intense exercise in horses.”
- Dale Levitt (Dipak Sarkar): “Transgenerational effects of fetal alcohol exposure on immune factors TNF-a, IFN-y, Granzyme B, and Perforin in Lipopolysaccharide and non-Lipopolysaccharide treated animals.”
- Meg Radford (Larry Katz and Susan Becker): “The effect of music on alpine goats.”
- Divya Ramnath (Sarah Ralston): “Trainability and reactivity of mustang horses fed forage-based total mixed rations (TMR) with or without added grain.”
- Cynthia Xue (Larry Katz and Susan Becker): “The correlation between fluctuating asymmetry and testosterone production in the domesticated male goat.”
A sixth Animal Sciences senior presented her thesis research on April 30:
- Clair Park (Sarah Ralston): “Identification of Metabolic Profiles in Horses Affected with Osteochondrosis Dissecans using NMR-Based Metabonomic Analyses.”
Animal Science faculty members Larry Katz and Nicholas Bello served as chairs of the “Animal Science and Behavior” and “Physiology/Metabolism” sessions, respectively. Faculty readers from the department included Juan Advis, Nicholas Bello, Barry Jesse, and Carey Williams.