Maternal influence on juniper consumption in boer-cross goats

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Maternal influence on juniper consumption in boer-cross goats

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Cody B.
dc.contributor.author Jackson, James
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creator Jackson, James Russell
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T19:58:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T19:58:10Z
dc.date.created 2012-04-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-12
dc.date.issued 2012-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30012
dc.description.abstract The objectives of this study were to determine if maternal influences increased redberry juniper (Junipers pinchottii Sudw.) consumption by goats. Twenty-one Boer nannies were bred to determine the effects of maternal influences from different stages of exposure. Experiment 1, examined the exposure in the uterus in the third trimester, Experiment 2 examined the effect of exposure through lactation. Experiment 3, examined the mothers influence as a social role model and the last treatment group was the control. At weaning, all kids were fed juniper in individual pens at the Angelo State University Management Instruction and Research Center, San Angelo, TX. Kids were fed juniper 30 min each day for 24 days and refusals were weighed back daily to monitor intake. Following the juniper feeding, kids were fed a basal diet of alfalfa pellets (2.5% BW) to meet body maintenance requirements. All kids increased intake over the 24 days of exposure. Kids that foraged with mom on juniper-dominated rangelands initially ate more juniper. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject juniper en_US
dc.subject boer-cross en_US
dc.subject goats en_US
dc.subject Redberry en_US
dc.subject Juniperus pinchotii en_US
dc.subject maternal influences en_US
dc.title Maternal influence on juniper consumption in boer-cross goats en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.discipline Department of Agriculture
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salisbury, Micheal W.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Taylor, Charles A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Tarver, David J.

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