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Field pea (Pisum sativum), canola (Brassica napus), turnips (Brassica rapa) and Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) were grown in north central Alberta to assess their potential yield and quality and to evaluate their utilization and preference by white-tailed deer. Herbage DM yield, crude...
Background: Defining what constitutes a resident care unit in nursing home research is both a conceptual and practical challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide evidence in support of a definition of care unit in nursing homes by demonstrating: (1) its feasibility for use in data collection,...
Our understanding of the process of interdisciplinary research has expanded considerably over the last decades. The purpose of this brief paper is to take stock of where we are going. The first section addresses definitional issues and discusses the relationship between teaching and research....
Tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) infection in flour beetles (Tribolium confusum): does it cause a trade-off between host fecundity and egg size?Download
Inter- and intra-specific comparisons commonly reveal an inverse relationship between fecundity and offspring size. Many animals also vary egg size in response to environmental conditions. Infection of flour beetles Tribolium confusum Jaquelin Du Val, 1868 with the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis...
Background: The current profile of residents living in Canadian nursing homes includes elder persons with complex physical and social needs. High resident acuity can result in increased staff workload and decreased quality of work life. Aims: Safer Care for Older Persons [in residential]...
Quality indicators for patients presenting to emergency departments with cerebrovascular events: A chart review and prospective study of transient ischemic attacks and stroke within the Alberta Health Services-Edmonton ZoneDownload
This thesis presents the results from a retrospective chart review of medical records and a prospective patient interview of stroke patients within the AHS Edmonton-Zone emergency departments. Of 7330 charts reviewed, 17% had a diagnosis other than stroke/TIA (misclassified). Of the 336 patients...
Background. There is some evidence that physical activity delays the onset of dementia in healthy older adults and slows down cognitive decline to prevent the onset of cognitive disability. Studies using animal models suggest that physical activity has the potential to attenuate the...
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: 1.To evaluate the effects of physical activity programs on function (e.g., activities of daily [ADLs], physical function), cognition, mood, behaviour, and mortality in older persons with dementia. 2.To...
Experiments were conducted to determine the effects of nutrition, temperature during feed withdrawal, shackling duration, sex and age at processing on broiler quality. Low energy (94% of recommended) diets resulted in a lower percentage of carcass fat while increasing the percentage of carcass...
Modification of steer muscle composition and meat quality through age at slaughter, hormonal implants, ractopamine hydrochloride feed supplementation, and breed crossesDownload
Management systems that enhance carcass yield can increase the efficiency and competitiveness of beef producers, but meat quality should not be negatively affected. Continental or British crossbred steers were finished to either 12 to 13 or 18 to 20 months of age and were either untreated or...