Michael A Delorenzo

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Body condition may influence pregnancy rates to a timed insemination (Ovsynch/TAI) protocol and affect the economical performance of dairy farms. The objectives were to compare pregnancy rates using the Ovsynch/TAI protocol for the first service of lactating dairy cows with body condition scores < 2.5 (scale: 1 to 5, low BCS group) versus > or = 2.5(More)
Our objective was to evaluate effects of acute thermal stress, independent of reduced feed intake caused by elevated temperatures, and of reduced feed intake in thermal comfort on plasma concentrations of somatotropin, insulin-like growth factors I and II, thyroxine, and triiodothyronine. Six Holstein cows (averaging 475 +/- 18 kg BW, 2.3 +/- .3 parities,(More)
BACKGROUND Rates of invasive testing and treatment for coronary artery disease have increased over time. Less is known about trends in the utilization of noninvasive cardiac testing for coronary artery disease. The objective of this study was 2-fold: to explore temporal trends in the utilization of noninvasive and invasive cardiac services in relation to(More)
The accuracy of seven DMI prediction equations based only on animal factors was evaluated with 11 independent data files. Mean square prediction error was used to compare equation accuracy, which was considered to be unsatisfactory when the square root of the mean square prediction error was greater than +/-20% of the observed mean DMI. Robust intake(More)
We wished to compare the effect of summer heat stress on pregnancy rate in cows that were inseminated at a set interval associated with a synchronized ovulation vs those inseminated upon routine estrus detection. The study was carried out on a commercial dairy farm in Florida from May to September 1995. Lactating dairy cows were given PGF2 alpha (25 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of efforts in the early detection of prostate cancer using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the USA, by estimating the regional prevalence of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) among older men in 1993-2000, and correlating the prevalence with early detection and aggressive treatment rates in 1987-91, as some(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a wide literature demonstrating sex and race differences in the receipt of invasive cardiac tests and treatments, much less is known about the influence of such characteristics on receipt of a stress test, the first event in the diagnostic/treatment cascade for many patients. We explored the influence of patient characteristics(More)
The objectives were to model empirical interrelationships among dietary macromineral elements and cation-anion difference influencing DMI, milk yield, 4% FCM yield, and milk composition of dairy cows. The database consisted of 1022 cow-period means collected from 326 midlactation cows in experiments with incomplete block designs. Dietary concentrations of(More)
A network simulation model of herringbone and parallel milking parlors was built. Parlor performance was predicted based on the number of cows milked per hour and the amount of milk harvested per shift. Modeled parlors operated using a task-oriented milking routine. The simulation also modeled milking personnel, milking system vacuum pressure and pulsation(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether survival of older patients with severe injuries is positively associated with initial presentation to high-volume trauma hospitals. DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING We analyzed Medicare fee-for-service records. Cases were classified by maximum Abbreviated Injury Score (AISmax); those with isolated hip fractures or(More)