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Molecular and serological diagnosis of Dirofilaria immitis in companion animals, USA 

Barrantes Murillo, Daniel Felipe (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Heartworm Disease (HWD) is caused by the nematode Dirofilaria immitis; a zoonotic infectious agent that affects companion animals and is transmitted by mosquito vectors. The diagnosis of HWD can be achieved by the combination ...

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Building A Resilient Cocoa Industry In Ghana 

Adu-Gyamfi, Akua (2024-04-12)
The Study is a three-paper article dissertation. The purpose of the first paper is to examine smallholder farmer's perception of climate change in cocoa production in Ghana. The study employs shifts in environmental ...

Smart Sensing and Context-Cognitive Networking In and Beyond mmWave Band: Efficiency, Reliability, and Security 

Hu, Xueyang (2024-04-12)
The demand for mobile data rates has grown tremendously in recent years, but the current low-frequency spectrum is insufficient to support the rapidly growing demand for data rates. Therefore, the upcoming 5G and future ...

Formation and Cleaning of Mineral Scale on Evaporative Cooling Pads Using a Farm Well-Water Source 

Griggs, Kelly (2024-04-12)
Well water is used as a primary supply for the evaporative cooling system on many poultry farms. The water quality from wells varies widely. Many producers have issues with the water being over-saturated with minerals that ...

A Systematic Review of Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Healthy Occupational Voice Users in Human Research 

Badolato, Victoria (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the literature and ascertain the inclusion and exclusion criteria used for participant selection when conducting occupational vocal function research. ...

Role of IL-27 in HSV-1-induced Herpetic Stromal Keratitis 

Antony, Ferrin (2024-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Herpes Stromal Keratitis (HSK) results from ocular infection with Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) and is one of the leading causes of infectious blindness. After primary lytic infection in the facial region, the virus ...

Determination of the Effective Bond Strength for Near-Surface Mounted Titanium-Alloy Bars in Reinforced Concrete 

Flowers, Jack (2024-04-12)
The repair and strengthening of existing structures have become active research areas in civil engineering with the objective of developing efficient means to extend the service life of bridges to avoid the high cost of ...

Evaluation of winter cover crops and biological control products to manage Meloidogyne incognita and insect pest damage in organic sweetpotatoes 

Schloemer, Claire (2024-04-11)
There is a need to develop effective organic integrated pest management practices for sweetpotatoes. Our findings indicated that the combination of BotaniGard 22WP, Triple Threat Entomopathogenic Nematodes, and Majestene ...

A Narrative Inquiry Based on Teacher Experience with The Learning Through Storytelling Curriculum 

Yeilding, Gail Harper (2024-04-11)
What can curriculum do? When faced with a global pandemic, lockdowns, and virtual learning in the fall of 2020, I began working with Roger Thurow and a hunger group at my university to create an English language arts ...

Investigations into religious coping among United States veterans: A lens on measurement and implications for psychological wellbeing 

Sherman, Haley (2024-04-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Pew Research Institute estimates that in 2020 approximately 70% of individuals in the United States (U.S.) identified as religious with some ties to a religious community or belief system (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, ...

Generational Impact on Self-Group Distancing Among the LGBTQ+ Community 

Shepard, Marion (2024-04-05)
The purpose of this study is to analyze how generational membership impacts the presence and frequency of self-group distancing attitudes, behaviors, and cognitive patterns among members of the LGBTQ+ community. After ...

Effects of Rostrum Injuries on Body Condition, Dam Passage, and Hydrodynamics of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in the Alabama River 

Steffensmeier, Nathaniel (2024-04-05)  ETD File Embargoed
The rostrum of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) aids in finding zooplankton prey as well as provides lift and stability during swimming, but this structure can sometimes be damaged or even completely missing. Injury or loss ...

The complexities of living with the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): leprosy, management, and homeowner perceptions 

Sciandra, Olivia (2024-04-05)
The management of nuisance wildlife damage is complex and requires the understanding of human perceptions, practical management methods, and species-specific factors. For the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), ...

Food restriction during breeding and development and its implications for reproductive trade-offs in zebra finches 

Coutts, Victoria (2024-03-28)  ETD File Embargoed
Breeding has a high energy requirement. Common stressors such as food restriction introduced during breeding can stimulate reproductive trade-offs by requiring more energy than the amount of energy available in the environment ...

Integration of Lean and Industry 4.0 for Smart Manufacturing 

Hossain, Md Monir (2024-03-28)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of integrating Industry 4.0 (I-4.0) technology with Lean Production (LP) systems to increase manufacturing productivity. LP has been in use for over four decades ...

Evaluating Cookery Characteristics, Consumer Acceptability, and Electronic Assessment of Attributes in Ground Beef Patties 

Douglas, Savannah (2024-03-22)
With consumers driving beef demand, attributes such as flavor, wholesome, safe, and affordability remain at the forefront of the meat industry. Three unique studies were created and conducted to evaluate quality attributes ...

There’s no place like home: University campus-student interaction to promote sense of belonging among first year international students 

Rakestraw, Sarah (2024-03-20)
Acclimating to a new environment can take a mental and emotional toll on anybody; compounding that change in an environment with a cultural change can intensify the toll. This study explores the initial perceptions and ...

The Influence of Diet on Perceived Voice Fatigue in Professional Voice Users: A Survey 

Fletcher, T. Laine (2024-03-18)  ETD File Embargoed
Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to understand the role that diet plays, particularly diets low in animal sources of creatine, in the perception of voice fatigue in vocal performers. Methods: Individuals ...

Factors Affecting Variation in Growth of Channel Catfish Fingerlings and Mathematical Modelling of Their Population Statistics 

Abe, Valentin (1995-06-07)
A partial differential equation was used to predict population structures in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, fingerlings stocked at low (150,000/ha), medium (300,000/ha), or high (600,000/ha) densities in earthen ...

Employee Benefit Familiarity: An Analysis of How Benefit Familiarity Will Affect Benefit Valuation 

Brunner, M. Cheney (1995-06-07)
Current literature and research on the benefits employees prefer in their benefits packages is reviewed. The findings reveal some strong preferences for different groups of people. An understanding of these preferences is ...