Cynthia Ferrell

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Ten sets of three litter mate barrows from each of three genetic stocks, Beltsville Highfat (HF) and Lowfat (LF) Duroc-Yorkshire composites and a Hampshire X Large White cross (CX), were used to investigate effects of body composition on fasting heat production (FHP). Pigs from each set were fasted for 24 h at 10, 17 or 24 wk of age before measuring(More)
This paper compares three insect inspired controllers which w ere implemented on an autonomous hexapod robot. There is a growing interest in using insect locomotion schemes to control walking robots. Researchers' interest in insect-based controllers ranges from understanding the biological basis of locomotion control in insects (Cruse 1990), (Full 1993),(More)
We hypothesized that providing dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) would improve the N retention and use of nutrients by wethers fed a moderate-quality bromegrass hay. Additionally, we hypothesized that treatment effects on nutrient fluxes would be similar after 3, 6, or 9 wk on treatment. Chronic indwelling catheters were surgically implanted in a(More)
BACKGROUND The Pediatric Nutrition Series (PNS) consists of ten online, interactive modules and supplementary educational materials that have utilized web-based multimedia technologies to offer nutrition education for pediatric trainees and practicing physicians. The purpose of the study was to evaluate pediatric trainees' engagement, knowledge acquisition,(More)
Records of individual feed intake (FI) and BW gain (GN) were obtained from the Germ Plasm Evaluation (GPE) program at US Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). Animals were randomly assigned to pens. Only pens with 6 to 9 steers (n = 289) were used for this study (data set 1). Variance components and genetic parameters were estimated using data set 1.(More)
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