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We had the opportunity to have the AESOP robotic arm [1] at our institution for a 1-week period. We utilized the device on two bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, two laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and a gynecologic procedure. Just as we found with almost every other new device in laparoscopic surgery, there is a learning curve with this;(More)
Colostrum ingestion by neonatal calves is widely recognized to provide passive transfer of immunity. In this study immunoglobulin absorption from colostrum was evaluated in 54 IVF-produced calves. The IVF calves were delivered by Cesarean section on Days 275 to 277 of gestation, 24 h after the dams had been administered 30 mg dexamethasone. The calves(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of breed and oral vitamin E supplementation during late gestation on serum vitamin E and IgG concentrations in beef cows that calved in late winter and late summer and in neonatal calves. ANIMALS 73 Angus and 43 Hereford primiparous and multiparous cows and their calves. PROCEDURE Cows in groups that were homogeneous(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of breed and supplemental administration of vitamin E and selenium (Se) during late gestation on circulating concentrations of these micronutrients in periparturient Jerseys and Holsteins. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical study. ANIMALS 16 Jersey and 36 Holstein cows. PROCEDURE Cows were allotted to blocks on the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the association between the literacy level of overweight/obese patients and their weight-loss knowledge, attitudes, and readiness. METHODS Structured patient interviews and a literacy screening instrument were administered in two primary care clinics at a university-based public hospital. RESULTS A(More)
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