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Effects of yeast hydrolysate versus plasma powder on growth, immunity, and intestinal morphology of weanling piglets

  • 2023
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 53
X.Q. Hu, Z. Gao, J.P. Hu, W.B. Wang, J.J. Dai, AQ. Gong & X.D. Wang Page: 117 - 124

 Yeast hydrolysate (YH) is rich in amino acids, small peptides, B vitamins, glutathione, and nucleotides, which makes it a possible substitute for spray-dried plasma powder (SDPP). This research was conducted to estimate the application of YH instead of SDPP in creep…

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Dietary supplementation with vegetable oils with low n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid ratios improves the intramuscular fat and fatty acid composition of growing-finishing pigs

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
S.S. Jiang, F. Wei, D.L.Y.E. Abulahaiti, C.C. Tian, L. Fu, J.X. Lu, & G.H. Zhang Page: 819 - 832

This study investigated the effects of different n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ratios in pig diets using vegetable oil supplementation on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality, and fatty acid composition in the longissimus dorsi muscle (LM) and subcutaneous adipose…

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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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Feeding Japanese quail diets supplemented with probiotics and enzymes

  • 2022
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 52
Ö. Durna Aydın, G. Yıldız, O. Merhan, S. Ulufer, K. Önk, M.S. Baran & O. Kaplan Page: 383 - 391

This study assessed the effects of dietary supplementation with probiotics and enzymes on performance, blood antioxidant capacity, and cecal short-chain fatty acid concentration. Two hundred one-day-old quail chicks were randomly divided into four groups, each containing 50 chicks. All the…

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Protected lysine in diets for 25–100 kg pigs

  • 2022
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 52
J.L. Figueroa-Velasco, D. Trujano-San Luis, J.A. Martínez-Aispuro, M.T. Sánchez-Torres, J.L. Cordero-Mora, A. Ruíz-Flores & M.M. Crosby-Galván Page: 202 - 213

The digestible lysine requirements for fattening pigs have not been established clearly. The objective of this trial was to determine a level of protected lysine in pig diets that was adequate for growth performance, carcass characteristics, and plasma urea nitrogen…

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Response of zebrafish to royal jelly supplementation and differences in stocking density

  • 2021
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 51
B.S. Pires, D.A.B. Moreski, F.R. Domanski, M.R. Sippert, A.S. Khatlab, R.P. Ribeiro, L.D. Castilha & E. Gasparino Page: 604 - 612

Dietary supplementation with royal jelly (RJ) may improve growth, antioxidant gene expression, and intestinal antioxidant capacity, and possibly mitigate effects of stress induced by high stocking density (HSD) in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Effects of HSD and RJ supplementation on growth…

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Dietary Catharanthus roseus modulates intestinal microarchitecture in broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
S. Yasmin, M.S. Yousaf, K.A. Majeed, M.A. Rashid, S.K. Tahir, M. Numan, R. Mustafa, S.I. Nagra, H. Zaneb & H. Rehman Page: 488 - 496

The study evaluated the efficacy of ethanolic extracts of Catharanthus roseus (C. roseus) in altering growth performance, viscera development and intestinal microarchitecture in broilers. Day-old broiler chicks (n = 175) were randomly divided into seven groups (n = 25/group) with…

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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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Natural feed additives for broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
F.M.F. Hayajneh Page: 869 - 875

The study aims to evaluate the effects of ginger root powder and apple cider vinegar as natural feed additives on growth performance, meat quality, antimicrobial activity, and blood parameters of broiler chicken. A total of 450 one-day-old unsexed broiler chicks…

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Effects of sea-buckthorn leaves on performance and serum metabolic profiles in Altay lambs

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
Yan-Feng Liu, Jun-Li Niu, Shu-ZhenTang, Cun-Xi Nie, Wen-Ju Zhang, Chun-Yan Guo, Guang-Tian Hou, Wen-Qi Wang & Wen-Xia Ge Page: 717 - 726

In this study, the effects of sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) leaves (SL) on the biochemical parameters and metabolomic profiling in Altay lamb (Ovis aries) were observed. Sixty six-month-old male Altay lambs (body weight 28.0 ± 3.5 kg) were randomly assigned…

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Aluminosilicates and yeast-based mycotoxin binders: Their ameliorated effects on growth, immunity and serum chemistry in broilers fed aflatoxin and ochratoxin

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
M.Y. Farooqui, A. Khalique, M.A. Rashid, S. Mehmood & M.I. Malik Page: 619 - 627

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of commercial toxin binders on growth performance, organ morphology, immunity and serum biochemistry in broilers. Dietary treatments consisted of the negative control (NC): experimental diet with aflatoxin B1 <20 parts…

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Effects of dietary inclusion of commercial toxin binders and prebiotics on performance and immune responses of broiler chicks fed aflatoxin-contaminated diets

  • 2019
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 49
D. Mohseni Soltani, H. Aghdam Shahryar, S.A. Hosseini, Y. Ebrahimnezhad & A. Aghashahi Page: 322 - 331

This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the dietary inclusion of commercial toxin binders (CTs) and prebiotics on growth performance, immune responses, intestinal morphology and blood variables of broiler chicks fed with aflatoxin and non-aflatoxin-contaminated diets. Six hundred one-day-old…

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Increasing the productivity of Morkaraman sheep through crossbreeding with prolific Romanov sheep under semi-intensive production systems (Short communication)

  • 2019
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 49
D. Turkyilmaz & N. Esenbuga Page: 185 - 191

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cross-breeding Turkish indigenous Morkaraman (M) ewes with prolific Romanov (R) rams on the reproduction and performance traits, growth traits, slaughter and carcass characteristics of the crossbred offspring under semi-intensive…

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Effects of non-steroidal growth implant and dietary zilpaterol hydrochloride on growth and carcass characteristics of feedlot lambs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
E.C Webb, J. Allen & S.D. Morris Page: 601 - 608

The effects of steroidal growth implants alone or in combination with β-adrenergic agonist feed additives have not been studied thoroughly in mutton sheep in South African feedlot conditions. This study investigated the effects of a non-steroidal growth implant zeranol (Ralgro®),…

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Effects of false yam tuber meals and charcoal on broiler chicken production and blood parameters

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
R. Roessler, L. Amprako, A.R. Sayibu, A. Mohammed, R.C. Menezes, D. Hölscher, B. Alenyorege, H.K. Dei & C. Steiner Page: 842 - 853

The authors investigated the effects of replacing a portion of a commercial broiler feed with false yam tuber meals on broiler growth performance, feed conversion rate (FCR) and blood parameters. Furthermore, wood charcoal was added at various levels to the…

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Effects of reducing dietary crude protein and metabolic energy in weaned piglets

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
J. H. Lee, H. B. Kim, W. Yun, W. G. Kwak, C. H. Lee, H. J. Oh, D. W. Kim, M. H. Song & J. H. Cho Page: 574 - 581

The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of a pure reduction in the dietary crude protein (CP) and metabolic energy (ME) contents on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood profile, faecal microflora and odour gas emission in weaned…

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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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