Kara Stewart

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Research Program

Dr. Stewart’s emphasis is on the development of an innovative Extension and research program targeted toward improving reproductive efficiency in swine and beef cattle.  In general, Dr. Stewart focuses on management practices, including feeding strategies, and adoption or improvements in reproductive technologies to improve reproductive outcomes in livestock. ​ 


Flowers, W.L., Stewart, K.R., Gall, T., Novak, S., Dyck, M.S., and R.N. Kirkwood. 2013. Boar seminal plasma proteins and their relevance to reproductive technologies. In: Control of Pig Reproduction IX; H. Martinez-Rodriquez, N. Soede, and W.L. Flowers (eds.). University of Nottingham Press, (in press).

Lovercamp, K.W., Stewart, K.R., Xi, Lin, and W.L. Flowers. 2013. Effect of dietary selenium on boar sperm quality. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 138(3-4):268-75.

Fry, R.S., Ashwell, M.S., Lloyd, K.E., O'Nan, A.T., Flowers, W.L., Stewart, K.R., and J.W. Spears. 2012. Amount and source of dietary copper affects small intestine morphology, duodenal lipid peroxidation, hepatic oxidative stress, and mRNA expression of hepatic copper regulatory proteins in weanling pigs. Journal of Animal Science; 90(9): 3112-3119.

Stewart, K.R., D.A. Dickey and S.P. Morehead. 2011. Use and effectiveness of online quizzes as a study aid for an Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory Course. NACTA 55(4).

Stewart, K.R., W.L. Flowers, G.B. Rampacek, D.L. Greger, M. E. Swanson, and H.D. Hafs. 2010. Endocrine, Ovulatory and Reproductive Characteristics of Sows Treated with an Intravaginal GnRH Agonist. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 120(1-4):112-9.​

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