Dugan, Mike, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

6000 C and E Trail
Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1W1
Telephone: 403-782-8125
Fax: 403-782-6120
Email: mike.dugan@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • meat lipids
  • meat quality
  • animal nutrition
  • food quality & nutrition - 420
  • swine
  • beef

Current Projects:

  • Feeding flax seed to pigs: Effects on pork omega-3 fatty acid enrichment and sensory properties
  • The development and improvement of methodologies for the assessment of meat and feedstuff chemical composition and quality.
  • Molecular biology, cell culture and swine studies to examine the influences of dietary fats and oils on the control of fat deposition and obesity
  • Development of a simple and rapid method for the quantitation of total levels of conjugated linoleic acid in beef fat

Affiliations:

  • Past President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science

Research publications

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2017

  • Dugan, M., López-Campos, O., Aalhus, J.L., Vahmani, P., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., McAllister, T., Stanford, K. Lamb fat composition: the good, the not so good and possibilities for the future. N’ewesletters Winter 2017.

2016

  • Ó. López-Campos, I. Larsen, N. Prieto, M. Juárez, M.E.R. Dugan, J.L. Aalhus, Evaluation of total and saleable meat yield prediction equations in beef, Meat Science, Volume 112, 2016, Page 180, ISSN 0309-1740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.08.190. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174015003290)
  • Foroutan, A., Dugan, M.E.R, Stothard, P., Grant, J., Paradis, F., Guan, L.L., McAllister, T.A., Basu, U., Li, C., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2016). "Gene expression differences associated with fatty-acid deposition in beef cattle fed diets with supplemental flaxseed.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genomics Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 2016. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juarez, M., Dugan, M.E.R., and Aalhus, J. 2016. Evaluation of total lean and saleable meat yield prediction equations and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for a rapid, non-invasive yield prediction in beef. In Proceedings of the 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference. San Angelo, Texas.
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juarez, M., Dugan, M.E.R., and Aalhus, J. 2016. Evaluation of total lean and saleable meat yield prediction equations and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for a rapid, non-invasive yield prediction in beef. In Proceedings of the 96th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council. Ottawa, Canada.
  • López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Aalhus, J. L., & Dugan, M. E. 2016. Feeding for carcass value: grading system implications. In Proceedings of the London Swine Conference: A platform for success, April 5th and 6th, 2016, London, Ontario, Canada (pp. 157-166). London Swine Conference.
  • Lopez Campos, O., Prieto, N., Juarez, M., Dugan, M.E.R., and Aalhus, J. 2016. Advancing technology development for beef total quality management. Prairie Post - Bull Breeders (February).
  • Vahmani, P., D. C. Rolland, T. A. McAllister, H. C. Block, S. D. Proctor, L. L. Guan, N. Prieto, J. L. Aalhus, and M. E. R. Dugan. 2016. 1306 Feeding steers extruded flaxseed and hay in a total mixed ration or sequentially can have substantial effects on beef fat polyunsaturated fatty acids and biohydrogenation intermediates.. J. Anim. Sci. 94(Suppl5):629-630. doi:10.2527/jam2016-1306
  • Visvalingam, J., Vahmani, P., Rolland, D.C., Dugan, M.E.R, and Yang, X.Q. (2016). "Anti-mutagenic properties of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids and rumen biohydrogenation intermediates from beef fat.", 96th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, 27-29 September, 2016.

2015

  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Evaluation of the total and saleable beef yield prediction equations and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for a rapid, non-invasive yield prediction in beef.", 61st International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 23-28, 2015. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Evaluation of total and saleable meat yield prediction equations in beef.", Meat Science. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M.L., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Evaluation of the Canadian and U.S. beef yield equations.", CMSA, Ottawa, Canada, May, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Li, C., Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2015). "Heritability estimates and accuracy of predicting direct genomic breeding values for fatty acid composition of beef cattle.", CASA. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Near Infra-red spectroscopy on ears to classify pigs based on carcass and meat composition.", 61st International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 23-28, 2015.
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Near infrared spectroscopy on ears to classify pigs based on carcass and fat composition.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "The potential for near infrared spectroscopy on ears to predict body and fat composition post-slaughter.", Banff Pork Seminar 2015, Banff, AB, Canada, January 20-22, 2015.
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "The potential for near infrared spectroscopy on ears to predict body and fat composition post-slaughter.", Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Canada, January, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Soladoye, P.O., Aalhus, J.L., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, Gariépy, C., Zhang, H., Ye, J., Shand, P.J., and Juárez, M. (2015). "Alternative management strategies for pork differentiation in Canada.", Banff Pork Seminar 2015, Banff, AB, Canada, January 20-22, 2015.
  • Vahmani, P., Meadus, W.J., Mapiye, C., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., and Dugan, M.E.R (2015). "Delta-9 Desaturation Rate of Individual Trans 18:1 Isomers in 3T3-L1 Cells depends on the Location of Trans Double Bond.", Eurofed Lipid, Florence, Italy, September, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Vahmani, P., Meadus, W.J., Mapiye, C., Pachio, M., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., and Dugan, M.E.R (2015). "Effects of trans 18:1 from conventional versus flax/hay fed cattle on transcriptional networks (gloval gene expression) in HepG2 cells.", International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology, San Francisco, USA, November 30-December 02, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Vahmani, P., Meadus, W.J., Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Mapiye, C., Rolland, D.C., Caine, W.R., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2015). "Effects of feeding beef fat from different body locations, and with different enrichments of biohydrogenation products on barrow performance, meat quality and body composition.", Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Canada, January, 2015. (Presentation)

2014

  • Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Ekine, C., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Curtis, J., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Stothard, P., and Li, C. (2014). "Genomic prediction of direct genomic breeding values for fatty acid concentrations in subcutaneous adipose and longissimus lumborum muscle of beef cattle.", Livestock Gentec 5th Annual conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, August 12-14, 2014. (Poster)
  • Foroutan, A., Stothard, P., Grant, J., Paradis, F., Guan, L.L., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., Basu, U., McLean, K.L., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2014). "Transcriptional analysis in Longissimus thoracis muscle, subcutaneous and kidney fat of cattle fed diets with supplemental flaxseed.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014.
  • Li, C., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Fitzsimmons, C.J., Basarab, J.A., Curtis, J., Stothard, P., Okine, E.K., Wang, Z., Bruce, H.L., and Buchanan, F.C. (2014). Identifying DNA markers for enhancing beneficial fatty acids in beef, Final project report, 33 pages to Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA). (Report)
  • Li, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Basarab, J.A., Buchanan, F.C., Chen, L., Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Stothard, P., Curtis, J., Bruce, H.L., Wang, Z., and Okine, E.K. (2014). "Genetic Influence of Host Animal on Fatty Acid Profile in Beef.", University of Alberta Kinsella Day, Kinsella, AB, Canada, August 13, 2014. (Poster)
  • Li, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Basarab, J.A., Buchanan, F.C., Chen, L., Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Stothard, P., Curtis, J.M., Bruce, H.L., Wang, Z., and Okine, E.K. (2014). "Genetic Influence of Host Animal on Fatty Acid Profile in Beef.", Beef and Ranch Report, pp. 34-35.
  • Li, C., Ekine-Dzivenu, C., Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Aldai, N., Dugan, M.E.R, and McAllister, T.A. (2014). "Heritability Estimates of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Isomers in Brisket Adipose Tissue of Canadian Crossbred Beef Steers.", 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada, August 17-22, 2014, Paper 588 & Poster.
  • Mapiye, C., Aalhus, J.L., Vahmani, P., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Procor, S.D., and Dugan, M.E.R (2014). "Subcutaneous biohydrogenation product profiles of steers fed forage-based diets with sunflower-seed and wheat dried distillers' grains with soubles.", ICoMST, Uruguay, August, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Soladoye, O.P., Juárez, M., Shand, P.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Zhang, H.M., Larsen, I.L., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Effects of selected pre- and post-slaughter factors on pork carcass quality traits.", 2014 Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Tullio, R.R., Aalhus, J.L., Nassu, R.T., Juárez, M., Berndt, A., da Silva, M.L.P., Rolland, D.C., de Alencar, M.M., and Dugan, M.E.R (2014). "Effects of finishing system, gender and breed on trans vaccenic and conjugated linoleic acids in beef.", ICoMST, Uruguay, August, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Turner, T.D., Jenson, J., Pilfold, J.L., Prema, D., Donkor, K.K., Cinel, B., Dugan, M.E.R, and Church, J.S. (2014). "Fatty acid profiles of North American beef produced using organic and natural systems.", ICoMST, Uruguay, August, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Vahmani, P., Turner, T.D., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., Mapiye, C., Meadus, W.J., and Dugan, M.E.R (2014). "Individual trans monounsaturated fatty acids have distinct effects on lipogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.", ADSA-ASAS 2014 Joint Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA, July 20-24, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, H.M., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Soladoye, O.P., Ye, J., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Optimizing Canadian pork chemical composition and eating quality through integrated management strategies.", 2014 Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)

2013

  • Aalhus, J.L., Basarab, J.A., Larsen, I.L., López-Campos, Ó., Dugan, M.E.R, Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Schaefer, A.L., Cook, N.J., Plastow, G., Li, C., Calkins, C.R., and Juárez, M. (2013). "The Phenomic Challenge – Integrating performance, carcass and meat quality data with genomics.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O44, pp. 20.
  • Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2013). "Development of on-line quantification of beef and pork fatty acid composition.", 2013 ALMA Future Fare. (Poster)
  • Aalhus, J.L., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Rodas-Gonzalez, A., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., Juárez, M., and Juarez, M. (2013). "Meat quality and improving carcass value.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Ekine, C., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Curtis, J.M., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Buchanan, F.C., Stothard, P., Liao, X.J., Wang, Z., Okine, E.K., and Li, C. (2013). "Genome-wide identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with fatty acids in beef cattle.", Livestock Gentec Conference, Edmonton, Canada, October, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Donkor, K.K., Soliman, L.C., Church, J.S., Cinel, B., Prema, D., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Determination of Dietary Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Food by Capillary Electrophoresis.", 37th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography, Palm Springs, California, USA, May 2013. (Poster)
  • Donkor, K.K., Soliman, L.C., Church, J.S., Cinel, B., Prema, D., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Determination of Dietary Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Food by Capillary Electrophoresis.", 96thCanadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 2013. (Abstract)
  • Ekine, C., Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Basarab, J.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Curtis, J., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Wang, Z., Okine, E.K., and Li, C. (2013). "Heritability of fatty acids in longissimus dorsi muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of beef cattle.", Livestock Gentec Conference, Edmonton, Canada, October, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Ekine, C., Chen, L., Vinsky, M.D., Wang, Z., Stothard, P., Okine, E.K., Aldai, N., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., and Li, C. (2013). "Genetic influence of host animals on fatty acid composition in beef cattle tissues.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O18-GS, pp. 10.
  • Foroutan, A., Stothard, P., Grant, J., Paradis, F., Guan, L.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Basu, U., McLean, K.L., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2013). "Transcriptional analysis in Longissimus dorsi muscle and subcutaneous fat of the cattle fed diets with supplemental flaxseed.", Livestock Gentec Conference, Edmonton, Canada, October, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Subcutaenous fatty acid composition of calf- and yearling-fed steers with and without growht promotants.", World Conference on Animal Production (11th WCAP), Beijing, China, October 15-20, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Beef production and quality of yearling steers fed high-forage diets with flaxseed or sunflower-seed.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P29, pp. 37. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Composition of biohydrogenation intermediates in intramuscular fat of yearling steers fed forage-based diets with supplemental flaxseed or sunflower-seed.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P28, pp. 36. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Effects of feeding flaxseed and sunflower seed diets in high forage diets on biohydrogenation intermediates in adipose tissues of yearling steers.", ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapololis, USA, July 2013. (Abstract)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Effects of feeding flaxseed or sunflower-seed in high forage diets on biohydrogenation intermediates in adipose tissues of yearling steers.", ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapololis, USA, July 2013. (Abstract)
  • Meadus, W.J., Turner, T.D., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Duff, P., Rolland, D., Uttaro, B., and Gibson, L.L. (2013). "Injection of pork loins with the long chain fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and its effect on flavour.", 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST2013), Izmir, Turkey, August 18-23, 2013.
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., and Uttaro, B. (2013). "Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy: an alternative technology to predict meat quality.", Prairie Post - Bull Breeders, February, pp. 14-15.
  • Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Young, M.G., Zamora, A.M.V., Zijlstra, R.T., Aalhus, J.L., and Beltranena, E. (2013). "Near infrared spectroscopy predicting fatty acid content in backfat from pigs fed reduced-oil corn dried distillers grains with solubles.", 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST2013), Izmir, Turkey, August 18-23, 2013.
  • Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Zamora, A.M.V., Young, M., and Beltranena, E. (2013). "Estimation of pork fatty acid composition from pigs fed reduced-oil corn dried distillers grains with solubles using near infrared spectroscopy and two sample treatments.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013.
  • Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Zamora, A.M.V., Young, M., and Beltranena, E. (2013). "Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to predict fatty acid composition in subcutaneous fat from pigs fed reduced-oil corn distillers dried grains with solubles.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013.
  • Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Zamora, A.M.V., Young, M.G., Zijlstra, R.T., Aalhus, J.L., and Beltranena, E. (2013). "Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy predicts fatty acid content in backfat from pigs fed reduced-oil corn dried distillers grains with solubles.", 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST2013), Izmir, Turkey, August 18-23, 2013.
  • Turner, T.D., Aalhus, J.L., Mapiye, C., Rolland, D.C., Larsen, I.L., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Enriching hamburger with PUFA biohydrogenation products by supplementing steers fed high forage diets with either flaxseed or sunflower seed: Effects of adipose tissue source on palatability and fatty acid composition.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P20, pp. 32. (Poster)
  • Turner, T.D., Meadus, W.J., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., Mapiye, C., Church, J., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Effects of c9,t11- and t10,c12- conjugated linoleic acid on 3T3-L1 adipose cell culture: novel fatty acid metabolites and lipogenic gene expression.", International Conference on Animal Dairy Science, Las Vegas, USA, July 2013.
  • Turner, T.D., Meadus, W.J., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., Mapiye, C., Church, J., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Metabolism of c9,t11- and t10,c12- CLA in 3T3-L1 adipose cell culture: novel metabolites.", ASAS/ASN Joint Innovate 2013 Meeting, Braselton, GA, USA, September 2013.

2012

  • Ekine, C., Aldai, N., Vinsky, M.D., Chen, L., Wang, Z., Stothard, P., Dugan, M.E.R, and McAllister, T.A. (2012). "Heritability and gene SNP associations with fatty acid composition in beef cattle.", 33rd Conference of the International Society of Animal Science, Cairns, Australia, July 15-20, 2012.
  • He, M.L., Hernandez-Calva, L.M., McAllister, T.A., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and McKinnon, J.J. (2012). "Inclusion of triticale dried distiller grains and flaxseed in feedlot cattle diets increases alpha-linolenic acid in beef without affecting carcass or meat quality traits.", Joint Annual Meeting, American Dairy Science Association, Poultry Science Association, American Milk Producers Association, Canadian Society of Animal Science, and American Society of Animal Science, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, July 15-19, 2012.
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, and Juárez, M. (2012). "Ten year trends in the Canadian Beef Quality and Lean Meat Yield Grades.", Canadian Meat Science Association Newsletter, 2012(June), pp. 22. (Newsletter)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, and Juárez, M. (2012). "Ten year trends in the Canadian Beef Quality and Lean Meat Yield Grades.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 9. (Abstract)
  • Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., Turner, T.D., Yang, X.Q., Aldai, N., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Effect of vitamin E inclusion on trans-18:1 isomers in subcutaneous fat of steers fed a high-barley grain diet.", ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ, USA, July 15-19, 2012.
  • Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Turner, T.D., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Relationships of trans-18:1 isomers between red blood cells and beef tissues in steers fed red clover silage with/without flaxseed.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, August 12-17, 2012.
  • Meadus, W.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Duff, P., and Rolland, D. (2012). "Fortification of pork chops with omega-3 oil derived from microalgae Schizochytrium.", BIT's 1st Annual International Congress of Marine Algae (AICMA2012), Dalian, China, September 20-23, 2012.
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Near infrared spectroscopy prediction of polyunsaturated fatty acids and biohydrogenation products in perirenal adipose tissue from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, Paper 222.
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Rapid prediction of PUFA and biohydrogenation intermediates in perirenal fat by near infrared spectroscopy from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association Newsletter(June 2012), pp. 23. (Newsletter)
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Rapid prediction of PUFA and biohydrogenation intermediates in perirenal fat by near infrared spectroscopy from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 7. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy: an alternative technology to predict meat quality.", Prairie Post - Bull Breeders(February 2013).
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Predicting polyunsaturated fatty acids and biohydrogenation products in perrirenal adipose tissue from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed by near infrared spectroscopy.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012.
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, Paper 223.
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Using near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association Newsletter(June 2012), pp. 22. (Newsletter)
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Using near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 11. (Abstract)
  • Turner, T.D., Mapiye, C., Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., and Dugan, M.E.R (2012). "Flax-fed omega-3 pork: Assessing the long chain fatty acid value.", 41st Banff Pork Seminar, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 17-21, 2012, Advances in Pork Production Volume 23, Abstract No. 28.

2011

  • Aalhus, J.L., Gariépy, C., Basarab, J.A., Dugan, M.E.R, Fitzsimmons, C.J., Caine, W.R., Uttaro, B., and Juárez, M. (2011). "Optimizing Canadian pork quality through integrated management strategies.", 40th Banff Pork Seminar 2011, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 18-21, 2011.
  • Beltranena, E., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Young, M., Campbell, N., Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2011). "Graded inclusions of wheat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in hog diets: Growth performance, carcass traits, dissected pork yield, loin and belly quality.", 40th Banff Pork Seminar 2011, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 18-21, 2011, Advances in Pork Production Volume 22, Abstract No.25.
  • Dugan, M.E.R, Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., and López-Campos, Ó. (2011). "Nutritional control of the fatty acid profile.", 32nd Western Nutrition Conference: Quality from Complexity, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 14-15, 2011, pp. 133-146.
  • Ekine, C., Aldai, N., Vinsky, M.D., Chen, L., Zeng, Z., Wang, Z., Stothard, P., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., and Li, C. (2011). "A multiple candidate-gene association approach to identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) associated with fatty acid composition in commercial crossbred beef steers.", Livestock Gentec's 2nd Annual Conference: Addressing the Gap Between Discovery and Profitable Adoption, Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 19-20, 2011. (Poster)
  • Ekine, C., Aldai, N., Vinsky, M.D., Chen, L., Zeng, Z., Wang, Z., Stothard, P., and Dugan, M.E.R (2011). "A multiple candidate-gene association approach to identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) associated with fatty acid composition in commercial crossbred beef steers.", Livestock Gentec's 2nd Annual Conference: Addressing the Gap Between Discovery and Profitable Adoption, Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 19-20, 2011. (Poster)
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Larsen, I.L., Gibson, L.L., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Omega-3 pork: Meat quality challenges to a value added opportunity.", 41st Banff Pork Seminar, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 17-21, 2012, Advances in Pork Production Volume 23, Abstract No. 30.
  • Li, C., Vinsky, M.D., Ekine, C., Zeng, Z., Dugan, M.E.R, Aldai, N., and McAllister, T.A. (2011). "A multiple candidate gene association approach to identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) associated with fatty acid composition in commercial crossbred beef steers.", Gordon Research Conferences on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Galveston, TX, USA, February 20-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • McLean, K.L., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., Basu, U., Li, C., He, M.L., Aalhus, J.L., Guan, L.L., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2011). "Identifying gene expression differences associated with a diet-induced increase of omega-3 fatty-acids in beef cattle.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011, P708.
  • Meadus, W.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., Rolland, D., and Duff, P. (2011). "Feeding Docosahexaenoic acid in microalgae biomass to pigs reduces triglycerides and induces fat oxidation in liver, adipose and muscle.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011. (Poster)
  • Nassu, R.T., Dugan, M.E.R, Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Beef quality of animals fed different levels of vitamin E.", 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Ghent, Belgium, August 7-12, 2011.
  • Nassu, R.T., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., Zawadski, S.M., Juárez, M., and Dugan, M.E.R (2011). "Effect of packaging in the colour of beef with different α-tocopherol levels.", 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Ghent, Belgium, August 7-12, 2011.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, D.P., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "The use of sugars in high omega-3 processed pork products.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "Effects of addition of sugars in pork meat rich in omega 3 fatty acids on oxidative stability.", 40th Banff Pork Seminar 2011, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 18-21, 2011, Advances in Pork Production Volume 22, Abstract No. 28.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "Improving the oxidative stability of omega-3 enriched pork.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Prieto, N., Dugan, M.E.R, López-Campos, Ó., McAllister, T.A., Aalhus, J.L., and Uttaro, B. (2011). "Predicting the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids and biohydrogenation products in subcutaneous fat of beef cows fed flaxseed by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Stoll, L.C., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., and Shand, P.J. (2011). "A Comparison of Wheat and Corn-Based Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and their Combination on the Quality of Beef Longissimus.", Canadian Meat Science Association, published in 2011 Annual Meeting Poster Session Abstracts, pp. 20. (Poster)

2010

  • Aalhus, J.L. and Dugan, M.E.R (2010 Internal). Endogenous antioxidants: oxidative stability in whole muscle and meat grinds form enhanced omeg-3 pork carcasses. AAFC Annual Research Project Progress Report on NOI 1323 Funds. (Report)
  • Beltranena, E., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Young, M., Campbell, N., Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2010). "Withdrawal of corn DDGS from late finisher rations: Effects on backfat and belly quality.", 39th Banff Pork Seminar: New Process, New Product, New Policy, Banff, AB, Canada, January 19-22, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Caine, W.R., Holt-Klimec, L., Liu, T., Colyn, J.J., Hambly, M., Nelson, S., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Hambly, R., Rudy, J., Dugan, M.E.R, Robertson, W., Landry, S., Charagu, P., and Schaefer, A.L. (2010). "Relationship between radiated heat loss and feed conversion efficiency in grower pigs.", 39th Banff Pork Seminar: New Process, New Product, New Policy, Banff, AB, Canada, January 19-22, 2010, Vol. 20. (Abstract)
  • Dugan, M.E.R and Li, C. (2010). "Identifying DNA markers for enhancing beneficial fatty acid in beef.", Future Fare, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 14, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., Juárez, M., and Aldai, N. (2010). "The accumulation of total omega-3 fatty acids in muscle, primal and commercial cuts when feeding different levels of flax.", 39th Banff Pork Seminar: New Process, New Product, New Policy, Banff, AB, Canada, January 19-22, 2010. (Abstract)
  • He, M.L., McAllister, T.A., Kastelic, J.P., Chung, Y.-H., Beauchemin, K.A., Mir, P.S., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2010). "Feeding flaxseed to beef cows increases subcutaneous fat omega-3 fatty acids levels in subcutaneous fat.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, July 11-15, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Dugan, M.E.R, Hidiroglou, N., Larsen, I.L., Uttaro, B., and Aalhus, J.L. (2010). "Effects of dry-ageing on pork quality.", 56th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Jeju, South Korea, August 15-20, 2010.
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Aldai, N., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and McAllister, T.A. (2010). "Effects of dietary flax and Vitamin E on beef intramuscular fat concentration of biohydrogenation products.", 56th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Jeju, South Korea, August 15-20, 2010.
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Aldai, N., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and McAllister, T.A. (2010). "Effects of dietary flax and vitamin E on beef quality in feedlot cattle.", 90th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Fairmont Empress Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 5-7, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Li, C., Aldai, N., Vinsky, M.D., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., McAllister, T.A. (2010). "A promoter SNP in bovine ACSF3 gene is associated with fatty acid composition in commercial crossbred steers.", Genomics and Livestock Quality Improvement Meeting, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 11-13, 2010. (Poster)
  • Li, C., Vinsky, M.D., Aldai, N., Osoro, K., and Dugan, M.E.R (2010). "Associations Of A Bovine SCD1 SNP With Fatty Acid Composition In Concentrate-Finished Yearling Bulls Of Different Muscular Hypertrophy Genotypes.", 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Leipzig, Germany, August 1-6, 2010, pp. 505.
  • McKinnon, J.J., Shand, P.J., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2010 Internal). Fatty Acid Composition and Meat Quality of Cattle Fed Wheat or Corn-Based Distillers Grains with Solubles from New Generation Ethanol Plants. Progress report prepared for the Beef Cattle Research Council for Beef Science Cluster funding. (Report)
  • McLean, K.L., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., He, M.L., Guan, L.L., Aalhus, J.L., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2010). "Identifying gene expression differences induced by diets that lead to higher omega-3 fatty-acid deposition in beef cows.", Genomics and Livestock Quality Improvement Meeting, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 11-13, 2010.
  • Meadus, W.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., and Duff, P. (2010). "The effect of feeding omega-3 DHA on liver, muscle and fat tissue gene expression.", 90th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Fairmont Empress Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 5-7, 2010.
  • Nassu, R.T., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., Juárez, M., and Aldai, N. (2010). "Omega-3 fatty acids in pork products from animals fed different levels of flax.", 90th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Fairmont Empress Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 5-7, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Nassu, R.T., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aldai, N., Aalhus, J.L., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., and Beaulieu, A.D. (2010). "Sensory analysis and fatty acid composition of omega-3 enriched pork meat and ground patties.", 2010 Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and AAFC Conference, Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, May 30-June 1, 2010. (Abstract)

2009

  • Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Aldai, N., Uttaro, B., and Dugan, M.E.R (2009). "Meat preparation and eating quality.", 55th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 9-13, 2009, pp. 1058-1063.
  • Aldai, N., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, McAllister, T.A., Walter, L.J., and McKinnon, J.J. (2009). "Retail and sensory quality of Longissimus thoracis from steers fed corn- or wheat-based dry distillers’ grains plus solubles (DDGS).", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Aldai, N., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., McAllister, T.A., Walter, L.J., and McKinnon, J.J. (2009). "Comparison of wheat- versus corn-based dried distillers’ grains with solubles on fatty acid composition of feedlot cattle.", 55th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 9-13, 2009.
  • Beltranena, E., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Young, M., Campbell, N., Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2009). "Withdrawal of corn DDGS from late finisher rations: Effects on pork quality, retail appearance and sensory evaluation.", 39th Banff Pork Seminar: New Process, New Product, New Policy, Banff, AB, Canada, January 19-22, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Beltranena, E., Young, M., Campbell, N., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2009). "Corn DDGS Withdrawal rates for hogs:backfat and belly quality.", Western Hog Journal (WHJ), 2009(Fall).
  • Beltranena, E., Young, M., Campbell, N., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2009). "Corn DDGS withdrawal rates for hogs: animal performance, carcass traits, and cost variables.", Western Hog Journal (WHJ), 30, pp. 46-48.
  • Beltranena, E., Young, M., Campbell, N., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Oryschak, M., and Zijlstra, R.T. (2009). "Corn DDGS withdrawal rates for hogs: tissue composition, loin quality, retail appearance and sensory results.", Western Hog Journal (WHJ), 31, pp. 48-52.
  • Caine, W.R., Holt-Klimec, L., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Liu, T., Colyn, J.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Robertson, W., Landrey, S., and Schaefer, A.L. (2009). "The relationship between radiated heat loss and feed conversion in grower pigs.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Caine, W.R., Holt-Klimec, L., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Liu, T., Colyn, J.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Robertson, W.M., Landry, S., and Schaefer, A.L. (2009). "The relationship between radiated heat loss and feed conversion in grower pigs.", Journal of Animal Science, 87(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 492 (#W354). (Abstract)
  • Caine, W.R., Holt-Klimec, L., Liu, T., Colyn, J.J., Hambly, M., Nelson, S., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Hambly, R., Rudy, J., Dugan, M.E.R, Robertson, W.M., Landry, S., Charagu, P., and Schaefer, A.L. (2009). "The relationship between radiated heat loss and feed conversion in grower pigs.", 38th Banff Pork Seminar: Bringing Back Profitability, Banff, AB, Canada, January 20-23, 2009. (Poster)
  • Dugan, M.E.R, Robertson, W.M., Aalhus, J.L., Rolland, D.C., and Kramer, D.C. (2009). Modifying and controlling the trans fatty acid composition in beef. Final Report to the Beef Cattle Research Council. (Report)
  • He, M.L., Chung, Y.-H., Beauchemin, K.A., Mir, P.S., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and McAllister, T.A. (2009). "Feeding flaxseed to beef cows increases plasma omega-3 linolenic acid levels.", Journal of Animal Science, 87(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 248. (Abstract)
  • He, M.L., Chung, Y.-H., Beauchemin, K.A., Mir, P.S., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and McAllister, T.A. (2009). "Feeding flaxseed to beef cows increases plasma omega-3 linolenic acid levels.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 92(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 248. (Abstract)
  • He, M.L., Chung, Y.-H., Beauchemin, K.A., Mir, P.S., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and McAllister, T.A. (2009). "Feeding flaxseed to beef cows increases plasma omega-3 linolenic acid levels.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Hidiroglou, N., and Uttaro, B. (2009). "Effects of dry-ageing on pork quality of vitamin E enhanced loins.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009, Published in: Journal of Animal Science, 87(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 56 (#M172). (Abstract)
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Aalhus, J.L., Robertson, W.M., and Dugan, M.E.R (2009). "Enhancing pork loin quality attributes through genotype, chilling method and ageing time.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Meadus, W.J., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Duff, P., Rolland, D.C., and Gibson, L.L. (2009). "Enrichment of pork products with DHA omega-3 lipids.", 38th Banff Pork Seminar: Bringing Back Profitability, Banff, AB, Canada, January 20-23, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Walter, L.J., Aalhus, J.L., Robertson, W.M., McAllister, T.A., Gibb, D.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Aldai, N., and McKinnon, J.J. (2009). "Comparison of wheat or corn dried distillers' grains with solubles (DDGS) on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)
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