Tersia Needham, Ph.D.
Tersia Needham (PhD)


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  1. Needham T., Engels R., Bures D., Kotrba R., van Rensburg, B. & amp; Hoffman, L. 2020. Yields and Physiochemical Carcass Meat Quality of Semi-Extensive and Intensively Farmed Impala ( Aepyceros Melampus ). Foods, 9. In Press.
  2. Needham  T., van Zyl K. & Hoffman, L. 2020. Correlations between PORCUS classification and androstenone in boars, and effects of cooking methods thereon. S. Afri. J. Anim. Sci. 50, 120-128.
  3. Needham T., Laubser, J., Kotrba, R., Bures, D., Smyth, H. & Hoffman, L. 2019. Sensory characteristics of      longissimus thoracis and lumborum and      biceps femoris muscles from male and female common eland (   Taurotragus oryx ). Meat Sci. 158. In Press.
  4. Needham T., Laubser J., Kotrba R., Bures D, & Hoffman L. 2019. Sexual influence on muscle yield and physiochemical characteristics of common eland (Taurotragus oryx) meat. Meat Sci. 152: 41-48.
  5. Needham T., Lambrechts, H. & Hoffman, L. 2019. Influence of extending the pre-slaughter interval after the second vaccination on the carcass cutting yield and the quality of meat from immunocastrated lambs. Meat Sci. 148, s. 13-18.
  6. Needham T., Lambrechts, H. & Hoffman, L. 2019. Influence of immunocastration vaccine administration interval on serum androgen concentrations and spermatogenic activity in ram lambs. Small Rum. Res. 170: 82-90.
  7. Needham, T., Lambrechts, HS Afri. J. Anim. Sci. 85, 1115-1120.
  8. Needham T., Lambrechts, H., & Hoffman, L. 2019. Extending the Interval Between Second Vaccination and Slaughter: I. Effects on Growth, Scrotal Size, and Stress Responses of Immunocastrated Ram Lambs. Animal. 13, 1952-1961
  9. Cerny J., Buyannemekh B.,   Needham T., Gankhuyag G. & Oyuntsetseg D. 2019. Hard Ticks and Tick Pathogens in Mongolia - A Review. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. In Press.
  10. Needham T., Lambrechts, H., & Hoffman, L. 2019. Extending the interval between second vaccination and slaughter: II. Changes in the reproductive capacity of immunocastrated ram lambs. Animal. 13, 1962-1971.
  11. Needham T., Hoffman LC & Gous R. 2017. Growth responses of whole and immunocastrated pigs to dietary protein with and without ractopamine hydrochloride. Animal. 11, 1482-1487.
  12. Needham T., Lambrechts H. & Hoffman L. 2017. Castration of Small Livestock and the Potential of Immunocastration to Improve Animal Welfare and Production Traits: Invited Review. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 47, 731-742.
  13. Needham  T., Lambrechts H. & Hoffman L. 2016. Influence of Vaccination Interval on Growth, Carcass Traits, and Immuneocastrated Ram Lambda Parameters. Small Rum. Res. 145, 53-57.
  14. Needham T. & Hoffman L. 2015. J. Anim. Sci. 93, 4545-4556.
  15. Needham T. & L. Hoffman 2015. Carcass traits and cutting yields of whole and immunocastrated pigs fed protein levels with and without ractopamine hydrochloride supplementation. J. Anim. Sci. 93, 4545-4556.
  16. Needham T. & Hoffman, L. 2015. Longissimus thoracis, whole meat and immunocastrated pigs fed Varying dietary protein levels with and without ractopamine hydrochloride. Meat Sci. 110, 101-108.