Fred Bennett

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A prospective cohort study was undertaken to determine calf-level factors that affected calf health status between birth and 6 months of age. A convenience sample of approximately 3300 female Holstein calves born in 1991 on two large Florida dairy farms was used for the study. Data collected on each calf at birth included farm of origin, weight, height at(More)
A prospective cohort study was undertaken to determine calf-level factors that affect performance (growth) between birth and 14 months of age in a convenience sample of approximately 3300 female Holstein calves born in 1991 on two large Florida dairy farms. Data collected on each calf at birth included farm of origin, birth date, weight, height at the(More)
Hematopoiesis occurs in close association with a complex network of cells loosely termed the hematopoietic microenvironment. Analysis of the mechanisms of microenvironmental regulation of hematopoiesis has been hindered by the complexity of the microenvironment as well as the heterogeneity of hematopoietic stem cells and early progenitor cells. We have(More)
Animal and management factors associated with first service conception in nulliparous dairy heifers were determined in 601 Holstein heifers from a dairy farm in north central Florida. Animal data collected included body weight, height at the withers and tail head, body condition score at 6 months of age and just prior to first artificial insemination (AI),(More)
Leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a cytokine that induces macrophage differentiation of the murine M1 myeloid leukaemia cell line. We have isolated a cDNA clone encoding a novel human haemopoietic growth factor, human interleukin for DA cells (HILDA) that supports the proliferation of the murine interleukin-3-dependent leukaemic cell line, DA-la (refs(More)
We have identified functionally important regions of human interleukin-11 (hIL-11) by means of alanine-scanning mutagenesis. A total of 61 mutated forms of hIL-11 were produced in E. coli as thioredoxin fusion proteins and tested in a murine T10 plasmacytoma proliferation assay. Mutations made at several positions proximal to the hIL-11 C-terminus caused(More)
One hundred and sixty-four beef heifers representing Angus, Brahman and their crosses were subjected to estrus synchronization treatment following evaluation of weight, body condition score and reproductive tract. Heifers were assigned to 1 of 2 methods of estrus detection, either visual observation for signs of standing estrus or a rump-mounted(More)
Human interleukin-11 (IL-11) has been shown to have pleiotropic action on hematopoietic, hepatic, stromal, epithelial, neural, and osteoclast cells. In the present work, the murine IL-11 cDNA has been isolated from a fetal thymic cell line, and its structure and function compared with human IL-11. The murine protein was demonstrated to have identical(More)
Interleukin (IL) 11 is a recently described lymphokine which, like IL-6, stimulates normal hematopoietic murine and human hematopoietic progenitor cells and therefore has potential value for either enhancing hematopoiesis in disease states or augmenting hematopoietic recovery after myeloablative therapies. Since IL-6 is known to promote the growth of human(More)
LC-NMR and LC-MS were used to characterize the structures of four major degradation products of SCH 56592, an antifungal drug candidate in clinical trials. These compounds were formed under stress conditions in which the bulk drug substance was heated in air at 150 degrees C for 12 days, and were separated from SCH 56592 as a mixture using a(More)