Dr Brian Edwards

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Pigs from the F(2) generation of a Duroc x Pietrain resource population were evaluated to discover QTL affecting carcass composition and meat quality traits. Carcass composition phenotypes included primal cut weights, skeletal characteristics, backfat thickness, and LM area. Meat quality data included LM pH, temperature, objective and subjective color(More)
Pigs from the F(2) generation of a Duroc x Pietrain resource population were evaluated to discover QTL affecting growth and composition traits. Body weight and ultrasound estimates of 10th-rib backfat, last-rib backfat, and LM area were serially measured throughout development. Estimates of fat-free total lean, total body fat, empty body protein, empty body(More)
Crossbred progeny sired by either Duroc or Pietrain boars, normal for the ryanodine receptor gene, were evaluated for carcass composition and meat quality. Boars from each breed were mated to Yorkshire or F1 Yorkshire-Landrace females. A total of 162 off-spring was evaluated for carcass and meat quality traits at a common age (approximately 26 wk of age).(More)
Reported cases of dislocation of the mandibular condyle into the middle cranial fossa have been rare, and treatment modalities have varied. The case presented represents an instance of successful closed reduction. Numerous factors should be considered when determining the technique of reduction. Primary goals in selecting the method of treatment are(More)
Accurate evaluations of growth and composition traits enable better management decisions regarding genetic merit, feeding, and marketing. Sires from Duroc and Pietrain populations were used to produce crossbred pigs, which were evaluated for growth and composition traits. All parents were normal for the ryanodine receptor gene. Boars from each breed were(More)
Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax are rare complications in the postoperative oral and maxillofacial surgery patient. Review of the sequence of events relating to these two life-threatening conditions emphasizes the importance of awareness of the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of these conditions as well as the need for judicious pulmonary(More)
Given the duration of time that has passed since the Afghan refugee influx into Pakistan began and the absence of any immediate prospect for a political settlement which would allow the refugees to return home, it is necessary to consider what the long-term requirements of this population might be and the implications of permanent resettlement on both the(More)
Management of spontaneous reports remains one of the most important activities in postmarketing surveillance. Increasingly, spontaneous reporting data are publically available, particularly following the criticism from the European Ombudsman over data secrecy by the European Medicines Agency in August this year. New legislation in the EU could mean the(More)
Groups of 4 male and 4 female Beagle dogs were fed for 2 years on diets containing 0 (control), 0.1, 1.0 and 2.0%, respectively, of disodium 5'-ribonucleotide (a 50 : 50 mixture of disodium 5'-inosinate and disodium 5'-guanylate). The mean daily intakes of the 3 test groups ranged during the experiment from 0.04-0.03, 0.48-0.26 and 0.93-0.51 g/kg,(More)
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