Submitted to: SERA-IEG 8
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2007
Publication Date: 10/14/2007
Citation: Strickland, J.R., Dinkins, R.D., Aiken, G.E., Klotz, J.L., Kirch, B.H., Smith, L.L., Barnes, A.J., Waters, W.J., Bush, L.P., Brown, K.R., Matthews, J.C., Boling, J.A. 2007. Usda Kentucky report. SERA-IEG 8. pgs 159-178.
Technical Abstract: This publication constitutes the Forage-Animal Production Research Unit’s annual report to the SERA-IEG 8 Tall Fescue Toxicosis/Endophyte Workshop group held at the Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lodge, Wildersville, TN on October 14-16, 2007. The Unit present updates and answered questions on the following research projects: 1.) Microarray and real-time PCR comparisons of tall fescue gene expression in endophyte-infected and endophyte-free plants; 2.) Blood flow characteristics of heifers exposed to varying levels of ergot alkaloids; 3.) Effects of feeding heat stressed steers non- and endophyte infected tall fescue seed on the contractility of bovine lateral saphenous vein; 4.) Improvements on our LC/MS method for alkaloid analysis; and 5.) Vasoactivity of selected ergot alkaloids. A copy of the report can be obtained from the Forage-Animal Production Research Unit by emailing the request to Lexington.Web@ars.usda.gov or email@example.com.