Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

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Dairy Management Decisions Utilizing Available Evidence And Information
by Poppy, Gerald, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2017, 186; 10260633
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation demonstrates the use of direct fed microbials may have a benefit in nutrition programs on dairies. Specifically, the use of SCFP was associated with a decrease in diarrhea events as well as increases in milk production when analyzed using meta-analytic methodology. To aid in decision making the use of stochastic analysis utilizing the variance from the meta-analysis along with the associated point effects is a useful tool to graphically and numerically demonstrate the uncertainty of the outcome. Integrating the biological variation and it associated economic values into a distribution of outcome along with their associated conditional probabilities can be used to calculate the cost of Type 1 and Type 2 components of the decision helping to frame the decision in quantifiable units possibly more useful to a diary producer. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Morley, Paul
Commitee: Groenendaal, Huybert, Hill, Ashley, Pendell, Dustin, Van Metre, Dave
School: Colorado State University
Department: Clinical Sciences
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: DAI-B 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Agriculture, Animal sciences, Epidemiology
Keywords: Dairy management, Decision management, Diarrhea, Meta-analysis, Stochastic analysis, Yeast culture
Publication Number: 10260633
ISBN: 9781369870008