Kathy L Kessler

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Poor performance and S-induced polioencephalomalacia (sPEM) have been observed in ruminant livestock in high-S drinking water regions. No gainful method of removing S from drinking water is available and therefore a feed supplement that negates the effects of high-S water is needed. Our objective was to determine if supplementing Mo improves health and(More)
Aflatoxins, especially aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), can be greater in dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) because it can be concentrated during the ethanol production process. Increased use of DDGS in swine diets could potentially lead to an increased incidence of aflatoxicosis, a disease associated with decreased feed intake, reduced BW gain, and impaired(More)
Sulphur-induced polioencephalomalacia (sPEM), a neurological disorder affecting ruminants, is frequently associated with the consumption of high-sulphur (S) water and subsequent poor performance. Currently, there is no economical method for S removal from surface water sources, and alternative water sources are typically neither readily available nor(More)
In a first experiment, we recorded event-related-potentials (ERPs) to "the" followed by meaningful words (Story) versus "the" followed by nonsense syllables (Nonse). Left and right lateral anterior positivities (LAPs) were seen from the onset of "the" up to 200 ms in both conditions. Later than 200 ms following the onset of "the", the left and right LAPs(More)
Recent investigations of children with specific language impairment (SLI) have found deviant anatomical asymmetry of the perisylvian cortex. These studies argue that this deviant anatomical asymmetry is linked to the language disorders of SLI children. To date no studies have examined whether deviant functional asymmetry underlies the processing of spoken(More)
Sulfur-induced polioencephalomalacia (sPEM), a neurological disorder affecting ruminants, is associated with consumption of diets with increased S (high-S). High-S water is commonly found in many western states and is a major source of dietary S for grazing cattle. Consumption of high-S water has been associated with sPEM and decreased performance.(More)
Deviant anatomical asymmetry of perisylvian cortex is argued to be linked to specific language impairment (SLI). However, no studies have examined whether deviant functional asymmetry underlies the processing of spoken language. In the current study, brain-electrical activity was recorded from 31 scalp sites to the function word 'the' embedded in(More)