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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF BEEF CATTLE GRAZING PASTURES IN WHICH ENDOPHYTE-INFECTED FORAGES DOMINATE Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

In situ ruminal kinetics of DM and NDF disappearance for the biomass forages Amur silvergrass and big bluestem - (Experiment Station)
Robinette, J.A., Williamson, B.C., Flores, R., Woolley, J.B., Bailey, C.R., Tharel, L.M., King, J.R., Burner, D.M., Carver, P., Coblentz, W.K., Wistuba, T.J., Rosenkrans, C.F., Looper, M.L. 2010. In situ ruminal kinetics of DM and NDF disappearance for the biomass forages Amur silvergrass and big bluestem. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Special Reports. December 2010. Research Series 584.
Calving traits of crossbred Brahman Cows are Associated with Heat Shock Protein 70 Genetic Polymorphisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosenkrans, C., Banks, A., Reiter, S., Looper, M.L. 2010. Calving traits of crossbred Brahman cows are associated with heat shock protein 70 genetic polymorphisms. Animal Reproduction Sciences. 119:178-182.
Identification of Polymorphisms in the Enhancer Region of the Bovine Prolactin Gene and Association with Fertility in Beef Cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Looper, M.L., Black, S.G., Reiter, S.T., Okimoto, R., Johnson, Z.B., Brown, M.A., Rosenkrans, C.F. 2010. Identification of polymorphisms in the enhancer region of the bovine prolactin gene and association with fertility in beef cows. Professional Animal Scientist. 26:103-108.
Whole Animal Composting of Beef Cattle - (Popular Publication)
Looper, M.L. Whole Animal Composting of Beef Cattle. Cow Country News. Volume 22 (6):20-21, 23.
Ultrasound technology: A decision-making tool - (Proceedings)
(17-Mar-09)
Does toxic fescue decrease bull fertility? - (Popular Publication)
(12-Mar-09)
Signaling Pathways Used by Ergot Alkaloids to Inhibit Bovine Sperm Motility - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Looper, M.L., Johnson, Z.B., Rorie, R.W., Rosenkrans, C.F. 2009. Signaling pathways used by ergot alkaloids to inhibit bovine sperm motility. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animals. 45(8):483-489.
Effects of Ergot Alkaloids on Bovine Sperm Motility In Vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Feb-09)
Performance by Fall-Calving Cows Grazing Tall Fescue Pastures With Different Proportions Stockpiled     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caldwell, J.D., Coffey, K.P., Coblentz, W.K., Jennings, J.A., Hubbell III, D.S., Kreider, D.L., Looper, M.L., Rosenkrans Jr, C.F. 2009. Performance by fall-calving cows grazing tall fescue pastures with different proportions stockpiled. Forage and Grazinglands [serial online]. doi:10.1094/FG-2009-0312-01-RS.
Fate of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella from Contaminated Manure Slurry Applied to Soil Surrounding Tall Fescue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Looper, M.L., Edrington, T.S., Callaway, T.R., Rosenkrans, C.F. 2009. Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella from contaminated manure slurry applied to soil surrounding tall fescue. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 48:513-516.
Influence of toxic endophyte-infected fescue on sperm characteristics and endocrine factors of yearling Brahman-influenced bulls - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Looper, M.L., Rorie, R.W., Person, C.N., Lester, T.D., Hallford, D.M., Aiken, G.E., Rosenkrans Jr, C.F. 2009. Influence of toxic endophyte-infected fescue on sperm characteristics and endocrine factors of yearling Brahman-influenced bulls. Journal of Animal Science. 87:1184-1191.
Effects of dry cow treatment of beef cows on pathogenic organisms, milk somatic cell counts, and calf growth during the subsequent lactation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lents, C., Wettemann, R., Paape, M.J., Looper, M.L., Buchanan, D. Effects of dry cow treatment of beef cows on pathogenic organisms, milk somatic cell counts, and calf growth during the subsequent lactation . American Society of Animal Science. 86:748-755.
Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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