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Animal sciences faculty, students highlighted in video and print

Published: 08 April 2013

Several NDSU faculty and students in the Department of Animal Sciences were recently featured in video and print.

Rob Maddock, professor of animal sciences, was featured in a MythCrusher video series by the American Meat Institute and American Meat Science Association. The series seeks to set the record straight about some of the most common meat myths.

The video details the facts about ground beef processing. Maddock also provides viewers with a list of things to look for when buying ground beef, such as lean versus fat content and packaging dates. The video is available at

Research being conducted by animal sciences graduate student Samantha Kaminski, along with her major adviser Kim Vonnahme, on how exercise during gestation could affect future fertility in pigs was highlighted in the American Society of Animal Sciences’ Taking Stock publication on March 11.

To read the publication, visit

Faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences recently published several articles in the Journal of Animal Science. All are available at

Eric Berg, Erika Berg and Kim Vonnahme published “Effect of Maternal Activity During Gestation on Maternal Behavior, Fetal Growth, Umbilical Blood Flow and Farrowing Characteristics in Pigs.”

Allison Meyer, J.B. Taylor, Larry Reynolds, Carrie Hammer, Vonnahme and Joel Caton published “Maternal Nutritional Plane and Selenium Supply During Gestation Impact Visceral Organ Mass and Intestinal Growth and Vascularity of Neonatal Lamb Offspring.”

Roza Yunusova, Vonnahme, Hammer, Dale Redmer, Reynolds and Caton published “Impacts of Maternal Selenium Supply and Nutritional Plane on Visceral Tissues and Intestinal Biology in 180-day-old Offspring in Sheep.”

Sharnae Klein and Carl Dahlen published “Effects of Temporary Calf Removal Prior to Fixed-Time AI (TAI) on Pregnancy Rates and Subsequent Calf Performance in Suckled Beef Cows.”

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Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013