Wiliam Jones

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This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of high levels of supplemental Cu (as (CuSO4).5H2O) on the serum lipid profile and carcass traits of goat kids. Fifteen Boer x Spanish wether goat kids (BW = 21.3 +/- 0.7 kg) were housed in individual pens and were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 treatments. Treatments consisted of 1) control (no additional(More)
A birth control vaccine incorporating a synthetic peptide antigen representing the aminoacid sequence 109-145 of the C-terminal region of the beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG-beta) was submitted to a phase 1 clinical trial. Thirty surgically sterilised female volunteers, divided into five equal groups for different vaccine doses, received(More)
A random sample of 292 women attending a hospital antenatal clinic for routine care was surveyed concerning smoking behaviour and beliefs about smoking in pregnancy. Among women who continued to smoke during their pregnancy, most had cut down. Many expressed a desire to quit, felt guilty about not being able to do so, but reported that smoking offered(More)
A serum assay was performed on 605 women for pregnancy-specific beta 1-glycoprotein (SP-1) between 31 and 34 weeks' gestation. SP-1 was also estimated for 255 of these women between 15 and 20 weeks' gestation, coincidental with maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) screening. A clinical classification of pregnancy outcome was constructed for ech group.(More)
Acute systemic hypersensitivity reactions to semen are rare but may be life-threatening. Chronic or recurrent local reactions are more common and may be misdiagnosed as infective or nonspecific vaginitis. The antigen(s) involved in these reactions reside in a glycoprotein fraction of seminal plasma. Allergic vulvovaginitis may also occur in sensitized women(More)
Incomplete Freund's adjuvant was used as a priming agent prior to the injection of hybridoma cells in mice to expand monoclonal antibody production. Two hybridoma cell lines, FDO28B (IgG1) and FDO31C (IgM), which produce monoclonal antibodies reactive towards human placenta, were used. Monoclonal antibody was detected in the ascites fluids by agarose gel(More)
Duroc-cross pigs (n = 25) were assigned to one of three experimental finishing diets containing 0 (control), 40,000 (40), or 80,000 (80) IU of supplemental vitamin D3/kg of feed (as-fed basis)to test the effects of vitamin D3 on pork quality traits. Experimental diets were fed for 44 or 51 d before slaughter, and days on feed were blocked in the(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine whether vitamin E supplementation influences color and tenderness of beef injected with calcium chloride. Market heifers (n = 12) were fed a standard finishing diet with minimal levels of vitamin E (NE group). Another 12 market heifers were fed the NE diet with the inclusion of 1,000 IU/d of DL-alpha-tocopherol(More)