Donald D. Draper

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A study was conducted to compare catecholamine concentrations in nervous tissues of stress-susceptible (SS) and stress-resistant (SR) pigs that were physically stressed. Ten pigs were included in each group on the basis of results of halothane screening tests, blood typing analysis, and examination for serum creatine kinase (CK) activities at 6 weeks of(More)
Eight stress-susceptible and eight normal pigs were used in the first portion of the study. Urine samples were collected for 24 hr over 4 consecutive days while the pigs were kept in metabolism cages. Each 24-hr sample was assayed for epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. Urinary levels of dopamine were lower (P < .01) in the stress-susceptible pigs. No(More)
The relationship of muscle and bone structure to limb weakness was examined in 60 Duroc pigs from 3 lines divergently selected for thoracic limb weakness. The lines were designated high, control, or low, with the low line having inferior thoracic limb structure. At approximately 100 kg, 10 pigs of each line and gender were scored for thoracic limb structure(More)
The prenatal development of the canine spinal cord was examined by light microscopy in 8 normal embryos and compared with the development of the spinal cord in 10 embryos obtained by mating severely dysraphic Weimaraner dogs. Dysraphic lesions were found in 80% of the embryos examined from dysraphic matings. The primary lesion was aberrantly positioned(More)
Sixty Duroc pigs, representing offspring of three lines from the fifth generation of divergent selection for leg weakness, were examined to determine correlated responses in joint angularity. The lines were low, control, and high, with the latter having superior front leg structure. At approximately 100 kg, 10 pigs of each sex and line were scored for front(More)
A high frequency of occurrence of a wasting disease, unthriftiness, and retarded growth was observed in a group of inbred Weimaraner dogs. Affected pups had a small thymus gland, with a marked absence of thymic cortex. A litter of eight pups from a sire and dam that were known to have produced affected offspring was chosen for further study. The pups had(More)
Catecholamine concentrations of the caudate nucleus were determined by radioenzymatic assay in stress-susceptible and stress-resistant pigs at five different ages. Dopamine concentrations increased with age up to the time of puberty and declined thereafter in both genotypes of pigs. Generally, epinephrine concentrations increased with increasing age in both(More)
Eight stress-susceptible and eight normal pigs were used in the first portion of the study. Urine samples were collected for 24 hr over 4 consecutive days while the pigs were kept in metabolism cages. Each 24-hr sample was assayed for epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. Urinary levels of dopamine were lower (P<.01) in the stress-susceptible pigs. No(More)