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Fermented feed may improve the growth performance, immunological function, and antioxidant capacity of Sichuan White Geese

  • 2023
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 53
Y. Chen, H. Zhong, X. Huang, Z. Liu, J. Xue, Y. Luo, Z. Chen, Y. Zhang, Q. Wang & C. Wang Page: 859 - 870

The current study aimed to assess the effects of the addition of dietary fermented feed (FF) on the growth performance, blood parameters, intestinal morphology, and number of cecal microorganisms of Sichuan white geese from 1 to 28 d of age. A total…

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Suckling piglets submitted to creep feeding management from 5 days-old showed optimal performance and exploratory behaviour

  • 2023
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 53
J. D. Agnol, F. Meneghetti, T. S. Gaggini, G. A. Rodrigues, J. L. Genova, P. L. O. Carvalho, S. T. Carvalho, L. B. Costa, D. Paiano, A. Saraiva, C. Eyng & N. T. E. Oliveira Page: 422 - 428

This study aimed to assess the effects of starting creep feeding at different ages on performance, behaviour, haematological, and biochemical parameters in piglets. A total of 138 piglets (1.34 ± 0.25 kg, n = 13 sows), weaned at 21 d-old,…

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Suckling piglets submitted to creep feeding management from 5 days-old showed optimal performance and exploratory behaviour

  • 2023
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 53
J. D. Agnol, F. Meneghetti, T. S. Gaggini, G. A. Rodrigues, J. L. Genova, P. L. O. Carvalho, S. T. Carvalho, L. B. Costa, D. Paiano, A. Saraiva, C. Eyng & N. T. E. Oliveira Page: 422 - 428

This study aimed to assess the effects of starting creep feeding at different ages on performance, behaviour, haematological, and biochemical parameters in piglets. A total of 138 piglets (1.34 ± 0.25 kg, n = 13 sows), weaned at 21 d-old,…

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Effects of gender and dietary date palm extract on performance, carcass traits, and antioxidant status of Japanese quail

  • 2021
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 51
M. Bolacali, K. Irak, T. Tufan & M. Küçük Page: 387 - 398

This research examined effects of gender and dietary inclusion of date palm extract (DPE) on growth, carcass characteristics, oxidative status and serum characteristics of Japanese quail. One thousand chicks were allocated to five replicates of treatment and gender groups composed…

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Metabolic profile and histopathology of kidneys and liver of lambs fed silages of forages adapted to a semi-arid environment

  • 2019
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 49
F.S. Campos, G.G.P. Carvalho; E.M. Santos, G.G.L. Araújo, R.A. Rebouças, A. Estrela-Lima, M.L.G.M.L. Araujo, J.S. Oliveira, G.C. Gois & A.L.R. Magalhães Page: 555 - 563

Thirty-two mixed-breed ram lambs (average age, 5.6 ± 0.4 months, and average live weight, 17.61 ± 2.63 kg) were used to evaluate the effect of diets containing silages of forages adapted to a semi-arid environment on the metabolic profile in…

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Effect of peppermint and thyme essential oil mist on performance and physiological parameters in broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 49
D. Witkowska, J. Sowińska, D. Murawska, P. Matusevičius, A. Kwiatkowska-Stenzel, T. Mituniewicz & A. Wójcik Page: 29 - 39

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of peppermint and thyme essential oil mist on performance, blood parameters and lymphoid organ indices in broiler chickens. The experiment was conducted on 360 broilers raised until 42 days of…

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Partial replacement of soybean meal with pumpkin seed cake in lamb diets: Effects on carcass traits, haemato-chemical parameters and fatty acids in meat

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
Z. Antunović, Ž. Klir, M. Šperanda, V. Sičaja, D. Čolović, B. Mioč & J. Novoselec Page: 695 - 704

The composition of lamb diets has an effect on production traits and meat quality, especially fatty acid proportions. Recently, in organic farming, soybean meal has frequently been replaced with feedstuffs that are rich in protein. The aim of the present…

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Exogenous carbohydrases do not improve the physiological and meat quality parameters of female Japanese quail fed canola-based diets

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
C.M. Mnisi, V. Mlambo, K.G.G. Phatudi & T.B. Matshogo Page: 923 - 932

In an internally controlled environment, a feeding trial using 210 six-week-old female Japanese quail (189.63 ± 11.891 g liveweight) was conducted to evaluate the effect of carbohydrase-treated (endo-1.4-beta-xylanase 5600 TXU/g and endo-1.4-beta-glucanase 2500 TGU/g) canola-based diets on growth performance, haemo-biochemical…

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Blood lipid metabolites and meat lipid peroxidation responses of broiler chickens to dietary lecithinized palm oil

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
A. Gheisari, S. S Ale Saheb Fosoul, S. Pourali, E. Nasre Esfahani & M. Mohammadrezaei Page: 526 - 534

This trial was conducted to investigate the effects of supplementing saturated and unsaturated fat sources on serum metabolites and meat physiochemical parameters in the diets of broiler chickens. A total of 360 day-old male broiler chicks (Ross 308) were used…

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Effect of taurine and bile acid supplementation and their interaction on performance, serum components, ileal viscosity and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens

  • 2016
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 46
M.H. Alzawqari, H.H. Al-Baadani, I.B. Alhidary, A.N. Al-Owaimer & A.M. Abudabos Page: 448 - 457

A 3 × 3 factorial experiment (4 pens/treatment, 10 birds/pen) was conducted with 3 levels of supplemental taurine (Tau) (0.0, 0.25 and 0.50%) and 3 levels of dissected bile acid (DBA): 0.0, 0.25 and 0.50% of the diet were arranged…

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Effect of supplemental fat in low energy diets on some blood parameters and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks

  • 2011
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 41
A. Monfaredi, M. Rezaei & H. Sayyahzadeh Page: 24 - 32

This experiment evaluated the effects of two fat sources on performance, some blood parameters and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks. One hundred and eighty day-old broiler chicks were randomly assigned to five dietary treatments (three replicates of 12 birds per…

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Effect of sage extract (Salvia officinalis) on growth performance, blood parameters, oxidative stress and DNA damage in partridg

  • 2008
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 38
S. Yurtseven, M. Cetin, T. Sengul and B. Sogut Page: 145 - 152

This study was performed to evaluate the effect of different doses of sage extract on the growth and blood parameters, oxidative stress and DNA damage in partridges. In total, 252 day-old partridges (Alectoris chukar) were used. The birds were divided…

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