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Modelling functional and structural impact of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms of the DQA1 gene of three Nigerian goat breeds

  • 2017
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 47
A. Yakubu, M. De Donato & I. G. Imumorin Page: 146 - 156

The DQA1 gene is a member of the highly polymorphic MHC class II locus that is responsible for the differences among individuals in immune response to infectious agents. In this study, the authors performed a comprehensive computational analysis of the…

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Direct greenhouse gas emissions of the South African small stock sectors

  • 2013
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 43
C.J.L. du Toit, W.A. van Niekerk & H.H. Meissner Page: 340 - 361

There are increasing concerns about the impact of agriculture and livestock production on the environment. As a result, it is important to have accurate estimations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if reduction measures are to be established. In this study…

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Prediction of energy requirements of Murciano-Granadina preruminant female kids using the National Research Council (Short commu

  • 2011
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 41
A.L. Martínez Marín, M. Pérez Hernández, L.M. Pérez Alba, D. Carrión Pardo & A.G. Gómez Castro Page: 345 - 349

Data collected on metabolizable energy (ME) intake and growth performance of preruminant female kids of the Murciano-Granadina breed was used to assess the accuracy of the latest U. S. National Research Council (NRC) recommendations to predict their energy requirements. Female…

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Synchronization of oestrus in the Boer goat doe: The response to the use of intravaginal progestagen and PMSG

  • 1985
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 15
J.P.C. Greyling, C.H. van Niekerk & J.A.N. Grobbelaar Page: 52 - 55

The effect of different periods (12, 14, 16 or 18 days) of intravaginal progestagen treatment (MAP) and PMSG (300 IU) on synchronization of oestrus in Boer goat does was investigated. No significant difference in oestrous response, follicular activity, ovulation rate,…

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The effect of supplementation on milk yield in Boer goat ewes

  • 1988
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 18
J.G. Raats Page: 97 - 100

The effect of supplementation on the milk production of Boer goat ewes maintained under veld conditions (grass-/bush community) was studied over a 12-week lactation period. An average of 625 g concentrates was consumed per ewe per day. Supplemented ewes produced…

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Aspects of smallstock production in Ciskei

  • 1989
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 19
T.J. Bembridge Page: 1 - 3

Levels of sheep and goat production, as well as aspects of the distribution of ownership of pigs and poultry, in three livestock-producing areas of Ciskei are discussed. Findings show low levels of production and reproduction and high mortality rates in…

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Transcervical embryo recovery in Saanen goats

  • 2003
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 33
J.B. Lima-Verde, E.S. Lopes Junior, D.I.A. Teixeira, N.R.O. Paula, A.A. Medeiros, D. Rondina and V.J.F. Freitas Page: 127 - 131

In order to study the embryo recovery rate using the transcervical technique in Saanen goats raised in the tropics, 20 donors were submitted to an oestrus synchronisation treatment using intravaginal progestagen sponges for 11 days. On the ninth day of…

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Effects of feeding sericea lespedeza hay to goats infected with Haemonchus contortus

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S.A. Shaik, T.H. Terrill, J.E. Miller, B. Kouakou, G. Kannan, R.K. Kallu and J.A. Mosjidis Page: 248 - 250

Infection with gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) is a primary constraint to economic goat production in the southern USA. Anthelmintic resistance is highly prevalent in goat nematodes in this region, and non-chemical control methods are needed. Grazing of forages containing condensed tannins…

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Preference of grazing goats for cool-season annual clovers

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
T.H. Terrill, W.F. Whitehead, G. Durham, C.S. Hoveland, B.P. Singh and S. Gelaye Page: 92 - 94

Information on improved forages for goat grazing is lacking for the southern USA. Two cafeteria-style grazing trials were completed to determine preference of meat-type goats for cool-season annual clovers in Georgia. In both experiments, 8 replicates of 6 plots of…

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Physiological responses to preslaughter transportation stress in Tasco-supplemented Boer goats

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S. Galipalli, K.M. Gadiyaram, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill and G. Kannan Page: 198 - 200

Tasco seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) supplementation is known to increase antioxidant activity and immune response in farm animals, but its effects have not been adequately studied in goats. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Tasco feed supplementation on…

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Mineral profile of diets consumed by range Spanish goats in a shrubland of North Mexico

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
M.A. Cerrillo-Soto, G. Nevarez-Carrasco, R.G. Rami­rez-Lozano, A. Nunez-Gonzllez, G. Garci­a-Di­az and A.S. Juarez-Reyes Page: 117 - 119

The study was conducted to determine mineral concentrations in diets selected by goats grazing a thorn shrubland in a semi-arid region of north Mexico. Three goats (38 ± 1.8 kg BW) fitted with oesophageal cannulae were used to collect monthly…

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Oxidative stability of chevon as influenced by dietary Tasco supplementation in Boer goat bucks

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S. Galipalli, K.M. Gadiyaram, B. Kouakou, T.D. Pringle and G. Kannan Page: 201 - 203

Tasco seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) extract has been reported to improve vitamin E status and carcass characteristics in meat animals, but its effects have not been studied in goats. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Tasco feed supplementation…

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