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dc.contributor.advisorBrandebourg, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Morganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-29T13:12:30Z
dc.date.available2015-05-29T13:12:30Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/4663
dc.description.abstractThe Mangalica pig is a genetic model of excessive adiposity; therefore, this European heritage breed may serve as an applied model to improve pork quality in modern commercial lean breeds and as a biomedical model to study obesity-related disease in humans. First growth performance and phenotypic differences were compared between Mangalica breeds and the Yorkshire. Red Mangalica pigs exhibited the most intramuscular fat; moreover, the York x Red Mangalica progeny displayed significantly increased marbling score and lower cook loss compared to the purebred Yorkshire, suggesting Mangalica pigs exhibit superior meat quality and Red Mangalica could serve as a model for studying marbling. Since Mangalica pigs displayed an obese phenotype that was driven by excessive voluntary energy intake, the second study aimed to establish the Mangalica pig as a model for obesity-induced metabolic syndrome. Mangalica pigs spontaneously developed risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome: obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, and low-grade chronic inflammation. Together, these data suggest the Mangalica pig represents a model that enhances biomedical and meat science research.en_US
dc.rightsEMBARGO_NOT_AUBURNen_US
dc.subjectAnimal Sciencesen_US
dc.titleThe Mangalica Pig is a Novel Biomedical Model for Human Obesity and its Metabolic Complicationsen_US
dc.typeMaster's Thesisen_US
dc.embargo.lengthMONTHS_WITHHELD:49en_US
dc.embargo.statusEMBARGOEDen_US
dc.embargo.enddate2019-05-31en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMaxwell, Herrisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeRodning, Sorenen_US


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