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Comparative energy value of cooked grease recovered from rinse-trap water lines used as dietary fat source for feedlot lambs

  • 2022
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 52
A. Estrada-Angulo1, J.L. Ramos-Méndez1, J.D. Urías-Estrada1, B.I. Castro-Pérez1, A. Barreras2, R.A. Zinn3, L. Corona4, X.P. Perea-Domínguez5, I.G. Martínez-Alvarez5, A. Plascencia6 # Page: 683 - 692

The objective of this experiment was to compare the effects of dietary supplementation with cooking grease recovered from rinse-trap water lines (rinse-trap grease; RTG) versus conventional supplemental fats (tallow; TL, and yellow grease; YG) on 84-d growth performance, dietary energy,…

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Effects of supplemental bee pollen on performance, meat quality, serum constituents and immunity system in growing quails

  • 2021
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 51
Behlül Sevim Page: 745 - 751

This study focused on the effects of adding various levels of bee pollen to diets for Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix Japonica). The response variables that were examined included their performance, carcass characteristics, meat colour, immune system, and some serum constituents.…

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Effect of chitosan oligosaccharide and valine on growth, serum hormone levels and meat quality of broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
Iftikhar Ahmed, Nabila Roohi & Ayesha Roohi Page: 1 - 10

Chitosan oligosaccharide (COS) and valine (Val) supplementation will improve growth performance, carcass traits, hormonal profile and meat quality in broilers. To evaluate this hypothesis, based on a 2×4 factorial arrangement, 480 male broilers (Ross 708) were randomly placed in eight…

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Influence of dietary supplementation of ginger powder at different levels on growth performance, haematological profiles, slaughter traits and gut morphometry of broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
R.S. Shewita & A.E. Taha Page: 997 - 1008

The present investigation was performed to determine the impact of the dietary inclusion of ginger powder (Zingiber officinale) on the growth performance, immune response, slaughter traits, blood biochemistry and gut morphology of broiler chickens. One hundred and eighty unsexed broiler…

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Application of immunocastration in a commercial Dohne Merino ram flock before weaning (Technical note)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
T. Needham, H. Lambrechts & L.C. Hoffman Page: 1115 - 1120

The influence of pre-weaning immunocastration on the growth, incidences of reaction to vaccination, serum testosterone concentration and slaughter performance of ram lambs was determined and compared to that of physically castrated lambs. Immunocastration was performed using two doses of 2…

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Impacts of supplementing broiler diets with a powder mixture of black cumin, Moringa and chicory seeds

  • 2019
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 49
M. Arif, Z. Hayat, M.E. Abd El-Hack, M. Saeed, H.M. Imran, A.N. Alowaimer, I.M. Saadeldin, A.E. Taha & A.A. Swelum Page: 564 - 572

The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of a phytogenic mixture in the diet on broiler production. A total of 400 day-old unsexed Cobb broiler chicks were randomly allotted to four treatment groups of 10 replications in a randomised…

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Effect of dried distillers grains (DDGS) on diet digestibility, growth performance, and carcass characteristics in Creole wool lambs fed finishing diets

  • 2019
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 49
K.R. Curzaynz-Leyva, J.R. Bárcena-Gama, C. Sánchez-del Real, J.C. Escobar-España, M.I. Rivas-Martínez, E.A. Santillán-Gómez, D.F. Portela-Díaz & E.J. Flores-Santiago Page: 56 - 62

Dried corn distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) can partially replace grains and forages in diets for ruminants. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of replacing grains and soybean meal with DDGS (0%, 15%, 30% and 45%)…

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Partial replacement of commercial soybean meal with raw, full-fat soybean meal supplemented with varying levels of protease in diets of broiler chickens

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
M.M. Erdaw, R.A. Perez-Maldonado, M. Bhuiyan 1 & P. A. Iji Page: 61 - 71

A 3 * 3 factorial study was used to evaluate the feed intake (FI), body weight gain (BWG), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) of broilers fed on the test diets. The commercial soybean meal (SBM) was replaced by raw, full-fat…

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Effects of Prosopis laevigata pods on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and blood metabolites in finishing lambs

  • 2016
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 46
L.Y. Peña-Avelino, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez, B. I. Juárez-Flores, & L. Yáñez-Estrada Page: 360 - 365

Twenty-one non-castrated male Rambouillet lambs (21±1.44 kg body weight) were used to evaluate the effects of increasing dietary levels of Prosopis laevigata pods (PLP) in a 72 d growth performance trial. Three dietary treatments defined as PLP0 (control, 0 g…

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Effect of micronized zeolite addition to lamb concentrate feeds on growth performance and some blood chemistry and metabolites

  • 2016
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 46
N.N. Toprak, A. Yılmaz, E. Öztürk, O. Yigit & F. Cedden Page: 313 - 320

This study was conducted to determine the effects of the addition of micronized zeolite (MZ) on the fattening performance, blood parameters, faecal ash and nitrogen levels of lambs fed concentrate feeds intensively. For two months 25 four-month-old Merino x Ile…

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Feeding of whole cottonseed on performance, carcass characteristics and intestinal morphology of Zandi lambs

  • 2011
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 41
M. Absalan, A. Afzalzade, M. Mirzaee, S.D. Sharifi, M. Khorvash & M. Kazemi-Benchenari Page: 309 - 317

The present study was conducted to determine the effect of including different levels of whole cottonseed (WCS) in the finishing diet of lambs on their dry matter intake (DMI), live weight gain, feed conversion ratio (FCR, kg feed/kg gain), carcass…

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Feed efficiency and carcass and meat quality characteristics of bulls finished on diets containing varied proportions of wheat s

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
S. Yüksel, M. Yanar, L. Turgut, A. Özlütürk, S. Kopuzlu and E. Sezgin Page: 313 - 320

Fifteen young Holstein Friesian bulls (18 mo of age) were divided into three groups of five. All groups were fed a diet consisting of 60% concentrate and 40% roughage. The control (C) group received a mixture of dry meadow hay,…

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Developmental differences in carcass, meat quality and muscle fibre characteristics between the Landrace and a Chinese native pi

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
Fawen Dai, Dingyuan Feng, Qingyun Cao, Hui Ye, Changmin Zhang, Weiguang Xia and Jianjun Zuo Page: 267 - 273

This experiment was conducted to compare carcass and meat quality traits, and muscle fibre characteristics in the longissimus muscle of the Landrace [an European pig breed] and the Lantang [a Chinese native pig breed] at the ages of 60, 90…

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A comparison between the body composition, carcass characteristics and retail cuts of South African Mutton Merino and Dormer she

  • 2004
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 34
J.J.E. Cloete, L.C. Hoffman, S.W.P. Cloete and J.E. Fourie Page: 44 - 51

The body composition, carcass characteristics and retail cuts of 61 Dormers (21 rams and 40 ewes) and 35 South African Mutton Merinos (SAMM) (17 rams and 18 ewes) were determined. A range of carcass measurements was recorded. Since there was…

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