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dc.contributor.advisorScott, Cody B.
dc.contributor.authorSteel, Diana
dc.contributor.otherAngelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creatorSteele, Diana Kay
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-06T19:41:25Z
dc.date.available2012-06-06T19:41:25Z
dc.date.created2012-05-01
dc.date.issued2012-05-12
dc.date.submitted2012-06-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30002
dc.description.abstractRedberry juniper (Juniperus pinchotii Sudw.) is a chemically defended, invasive brush species in western states. Previous research has demonstrated that goats supplemented with escape protein sources will consume a higher volume of juniper. In this study I attempted to increase the intake of juniper by recently weaned, Boer-Spanish cross goats (n = 30) by randomly placing them into four treatments and a control, and supplementing each treatment group with one of the following amino acids: arginine, proline, leucine, and glutamine. Treatments did not have a significant effect on juniper intake (P > 0.05). All goats increased intake over time (P > 0.05). Goats exhibited significant weight gain over the course of the study (P < 0.05). Blood serum metabolites were within normal limits. Future studies on escape protein supplementation may provide a better understanding of small ruminant physiology in relationship to intake of juniper.en_US
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dc.subjectRedberry juniperen_US
dc.subjectJuniperus pinchotiien_US
dc.subjectBoer-Spanish crossen_US
dc.subjectgoatsen_US
dc.subjectamino acidsen_US
dc.titleFeeding specific amino acids to increase redberry juniper consumption by goatsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.S.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal Science
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Agriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSalisbury, Michael W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhitney, Travis R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRussell, Connie


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