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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Effect of Western Diet and Caloric Substitution with Apple Pomace on Fatty Acid Composition and Gene Expression in the Hypothalamus of Growing Female Sprague-Dawley Rats, Ayad Abdulhamid Alawadi

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Association of Diet Quality with Fall Risk among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in a Fall-Prevention Program, Jae Hyun Kim

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Evaluating Inorganic Feed Phosphate Type and Further Potential of Phytase Supplementation using a Commercial Broiler Model, Angela Elsie Lamp

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Evaluation of Salmonella Enteritidis and Escherichia coli O157:H7 Volatile Organic Compound Analysis for Food Safety Monitoring: a Preliminary Study, Jessica E. Lemley

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Effect of sire breed on grass-based lamb production, Camren L. Maierle

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Allopurinol alters the expression of cytokines and mediators of immune cells in the systemic 2 tissue by decreasing plasma urate., Lundrim s. Marku

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Haemonchus contortus antigen identification and use of tropomyosin in ovine vaccine development, Brynnan P. Russ

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Assessment of Protein Quality, Lipid Metabolism, Hepatic Transcriptome and Safety of a Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) Derived Sarcoplasmic Protein Powder., Derek Cole Warren

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Therapeutic Approaches to Recovery in West Virginia, Rachel A. Wattick

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Impact of sire selection and breed on parasite resistance in sheep, Andrew Ryan Weaver

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Evaluating the Effects of Exogenous Enzyme Supplementation on Broiler Growth, Victoria E. Ayres

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Investigation of bovine conceptus galectins and the effect of bovine conceptus secretory proteins on the endometrial epithelial transcriptome, Heather Lynn Baldwin

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The acute effect of propanil on reproductive hormones, ovarian gene expression and splenic cells in C57Bl/6 female mice, Malia Danielle Berg

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The Effect of Feed Manufacture Techniques on Pathogen Reduction and Feed Nutrient Value, Timothy Paul Boltz

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Characterization of Major Flavonols in Ramps (Allium tricoccum), Wijdan M. Dabeek

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The Effect of Bovine Galectin-1, a Conceptus Secretory Protein, on the Endometrial Transcriptome, Lindsay Faye Grose

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WISH4Campus: Evaluating College Food Insecurity and Promoting Solutions for Student Wellbeing, Rebecca L. Hagedorn

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Morphological and Functional Evidence of Sexual Dimorphism in the Retrochiasmatic Area Population of NK3R-containing Neurons in Sheep, Justin A. Lopez

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The Effect of Sodium Selenate Biofortification on Plant Yield, Mineral Content, and Antioxidant Capacity of Culinary Herb Microgreens, Rachel G. Newman

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Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD: Taxonomy, Work Stress Reduction, and Matching, Lindsay Parenti

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Improving Broiler Performance Utilizing Modern Feed Additives, Niles Rourke Ridgeway

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Characterization of lipids and the protein co-products from various food sources using a one-step organic solvent extraction process, Alleda Rose

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Learn First, Practice Second Approach to Increase Health Professionals’ Nutrition-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy., Madison E. Santella

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Utilizing the parts of common food products as functional ingredients Part 1: Separation and concentration of ω-3 PUFA-rich phospholipids by hydration of krill oil Part 2: Functional properties of a concentrated egg yolk protein powder using a one-step organic solvent extraction process, Casey Lynn Showman

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Apple Pomace as a Novel Aid for Western Diet-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Young Female Sprague Dawley Rats, R. Chris Skinner

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Protein and Lipid Characterization of Acheta domesticus, Bombyx mori, and Locusta migratoria Dry Flours, Emily N. Brogan

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Effects of Pre-Breeding Management on Ewe Lamb Fertility, Sarah Nancy Carr

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Characterization of KNDy Neuronal Activity in Gilts: Distribution and Effect of A Progestin, Ashley Nicollette Lindo

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Bioacoustics and Behavior of American Crocodiles in Belize, Miriam Boucher

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The effects of skin and seed removal of tomato fruits for the home canning process on texture and nutritional value, Emilie Sjostrom Burgess

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The Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Berberine Supplementation on Markers of Allopurinol Activated Oxidative Stress in Broiler Chickens, Vincent Dartigue

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Characterization of the Immune Response to Lipopolysaccharide in Early Pregnant Ewes as a Model to Study Bacterial Infection Induced Embryonic Loss, Jessalyn Marie Hadfield

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Ripple Effect Mapping of Youth & Adult Dyad Pairs Demonstrating Community Impact from iCook 4-H Intervention, Sina J.E. King

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Microbial Quality and Pathogen Decontamination Strategies for Locally-Grown, Fresh Produce from West Virginia and Kentucky, Ka Wang Li

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Influence of Sex and Blood Collection Method on Innate Immune Response following Lipopolysaccharide Administration in Sheep, Hoda Nikpour

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The Use of Concentration of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) as an Indicator of Reproductive Performance in Livestock Species, Adam Karl Russell Redhead

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Relationship between Diet Quality and Cardiovascular Risk among Middle-Aged West Virginians, Paige Starrett

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Feasibility of a Home Telenutrition Intervention for Weight Reduction in Men in West Virginia, Michelle Campion

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Nutritional Consequences of Various Ingredients in Broilers, Turkeys, and Swine, Kolby L. Foltz

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Molecular characterization of Lhx8, an oocyte-specific transcription factor, and its interacting proteins in rainbow trout and cattle, Liyuan Fu

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Feeding Soy Protein Isolate andor Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the Spleen-Liver Axis in a Female Rat Model of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease with Liver Steatosis, Lauren Gibson

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The relationship between plasma osmolarity and feed efficiency in beef cattle and effect of feeding cows medicated feed through mineral containing AltosidRTM IGR on the growth of beef calves, Taylor Diane Harrison

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Conditioning Thermal Stability and Dose Effects of Commercially Available Phytase Preparations on Performance and Tibia Mineralization of Young Broiler Chickens, Victoria B. Homan

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Immunological Response to Haemonchus contortus Antigen in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Parasite Resistant and Susceptible Sheep, Jesica Rae Jacobs

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Effects of palmitic acid on milk production and insulin sensitivity in mid-lactation dairy cows, Alice Treffry Mathews

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Evaluating the Effect of Feed Mixing and Sampling Methodologies on Nutrient Analysis and the Inclusion of a Novel Protease in Broiler Diets, Danielle A. Reese

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The Effects of Feed Ingredients and Manufacture Technique on Pellet Quality and Phytase Inclusion Levels on Broiler Performance, Tyler R. Rigby

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The effect of ovine peripheral blood mononuclear cells on Haemonchus contortus larval death in vitro, Elizabeth Anne Shepherd

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Quality Indicators of Egg Sticks with added Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lutein Under Different Packaging and Temperature Storage, Elizabeth Smith

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Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) preference of aquatic versus terrestrial prey in Appalachian Headwater Streams, Erin E. Thayer

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Gender-specific motivators and barriers to adopting healthful diets and losing weight among middle-aged West Virginians, Stephanie K. Thompson

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Identification and functional predication of long non-coding rnas in rainbow trout and cattle, Jian Wang

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Potential biomarkers to predict fertility in dairy cattle, Melissa Jill Wise

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Effects of Rumen-protected Methionine, Choline and Betaine on Dairy Cattle Health and Performance, Yu Zang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The role of adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase in luteal progesterone production, Elizabeth Compton Bowdridge

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Effects of Protein Supplementation on Parasitism and Growth in Grazing Lambs, Crista Crawford

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Polyploidy affects growth, fillet composition, and fatty acid profile in two year old rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Jeremy Lynn Everson

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The Effects of Modest Improvement in Pellet Quality on Tom Turkey and Straight-run Broiler Performance, with Focus on Experimental Design, Brian Gregory Glover

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Development of a conservation action plan for the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in West Virginia, William J. Greathouse

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Discovery of a novel oocyte-specific KRAb-containing zinc finger protein required for early embryogenesis in cattle, Jacqelyn M. Hand

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The Effects of the Human Voice on the Behavioral Indicators of Stress in Dogs Housed in an Animal Shelter, Juliana M. Hypes

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Assessing feeder space access and commercial phytase production methods on performance of commercial broilers fed pelleted diets, Mark Edward Lemons

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The Role of Dynorphin in the Onset of Puberty in Female Lambs, Justin Angelo Lopez

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Effect of Time of PGF2alpha Application on Reproductive Outcome in Ewes, Callayn Danae Paul

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Functional Analysis and Transcriptional Regulation of Oocyte-Specific Nuclear Transporter KPNA7, Lei Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Cafe nudge project: choice architecture for eating and nudging healthy behaviors, Shannon N. Ackerman

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Evaluating the Inclusion of Phytase Super-dose in Various Broiler Diet Formulations and Novel Pellet Binders, John W. Boney

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Effects of Novel Feed Ingredients and Additives on Feed Quality and Broiler Performance, Ashley Marie Evans

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Effectiveness of sleep extension on athletic performance and nutrition of female track athletes, Oluremi Famodu

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Practical Strategies to Maximize Cockatiel Health and Broiler Chicken Performance, Amanda Leigh Foreman

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Effects of Lipopolysaccharide Induced Inflammatory Response on Early Embryo Survival in Ewes, Megan Renee Graham

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Investigating Feeding Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and/or Soy Protein Isolate to Female pck Rats on Polycystic Kidney Disease and Related Complications, Kaitlin Hope Maditz

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Effects of maturation, polyploidy, and nutrition on growth, composition, and gene expression within fatty acid metabolism in rainbow trout, Meghan Lynn Manor

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Technology use in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, Jessie T. Popelka

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Effects of Dietary Immunomodulation on Parasite Load in Commercial Crossbred Lambs, Rebecca Christine Price

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The Effect of Allopurinol and Inosine Administration on Xanthine Oxidoreductase Gene Expression, Mitochondrial Respiration, and Inflammation in Broiler Chickens, Tabatha Settle

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Blood pressure and quality of life in youth enrolled in a culinary skills, family mealtime and physical activity program: Pilot study icook 4-h, Erin Smith

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Immune related gene expression of parasite-resistant sheep during a Haemonchus contortus infection, Karen Nicole Sommers

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Role of the Dietitian in Multidisciplinary Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Wendy Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Beef heifer growth and reproductive performance responses following two levels of fall stockpiled forage allocation, Bobbi Lynn Bailey

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Effects of Varying Levels of Caclium Lignosulfonate, Mixer-Added Fat and Feed Form on Feed Manufacture and Broiler Performance, Alina M. Corey

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The Effects of Artificial Photoperiod on Age at Puberty in Fall-born Ewe Lambs, Matthew Lewis Deacon

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Effects of a Gonadotropin Mixture on Reproductive Success in Progesterone- Treated Non-Lactating Anestrous Ewes, Kellie Nicole D'Souza

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The Effect of Melatonin or Maternal Nutrient Restriction on Cell Proliferation in the Ovine Placenta, Adam Walter Eifert

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Characterization of coconut oil and CLA induced lipolysis, Siri Manasa Ippagunta

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Characterizing Peripheral Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses to Haemonchus contortus in Sheep, Jesica Rae Jacobs

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Absorption of Marine vs Non-Marine sources of EPA and DHA, John S. Ketz

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Improving Opportunities for Small Flock Egg Production and Proper Evaluation of Glucanase for Commercial Poultry, Angela Elsie Lamp

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A Study of Determinants of Coping in Childhood Cancer Survivors, Lea Helene Mallett

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The Effects of Feeding Growing Female Rats Different Sources of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Lipogenic Gene Expression and Lipid Metabolism in Liver and Adipose Tissues, Kaitlin Mock

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The Effect of Non-Marine vs. Marine Sources of the Omega-3 Fatty Acids, DHA and EPA, on Serum Lipoproteins, Mary C. Rodavich

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Effect of Electron Beam Radiation on Microbial Inactivation, Radio-resistance and Nutritional Quality of Food, Adiam Tsegai Tesfai

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Influence of Weight Loss on Metabolic and Mitochondrial Function in the Mature Horse, Jennie L. Zambito

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Effect of rigor state, when processed, on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fillet quality, Oluwatoyin E. Adebisi

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Feeding Female Growing Rats Different Sources of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Affects Lung Fatty Acid Composition and Gene Expression, Maria L. Dalzot

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Physicochemical properties of Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) surimi seafood nutrified with powdered cellulose fiber and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acidS, Alicia Debusca

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Metabolic Syndrome Risk in Young Adults Attending West Virginia University, Amanda M. Dent

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Physiological and Endocrine Factors Contributing to Acyclicity in the Captive Female African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Tina Lynn Dow

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Production and Evaluation of Novel Exogenous Phytase Enzymes Using Several Testing Variables, Ashley Marie Evans

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Reversible Myocardial Dysfunction in a Rodent Model of Prenatal Stress, Jessalyn Marie Hadfield