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Evaluation of three fast- and slow-growing chicken strains reared in two production environments

  • 2020
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 50
A. Ghayas, J. Hussain, A. Mahmud & M.H. Jaspal Page: 378 - 388

The present study evaluated performance, physiological response and economics of commercial fast growing (CFG), commercial slow growing (CSG), and Rhode Island Red (RIR) chickens under intensive and free-range rearing environments. After 21 days of rearing under the same intensive environment…

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Digestible lysine effects on gene expression by Japanese quails in the pre-laying phase

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
T.P. Santana, E. Gasparino, M.S. Bastos, A.S. Lima, A.P.G. Pinto, G.M. Oliveira Junior, C.O. Brito, L.T. Barbosa & A.P. Del Vesco Page: 1104 - 1112

This study aimed to determine the effects of digestible lysine levels in the diets of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) on performance, blood parameters and the expression of insulin-like growth factor I, and growth hormone receptor (GHR), apolipoprotein A-I (APOA-I),…

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Carryover effects of varying hay concentration on the transition to silage-based feeding of weaned dairy calves

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
Z.A. Qamar, M.A. Rashid, T.N. Pasha, M.I. Malik, A. Saleem, M. Raza, H.U. Rehman & M.S. Yousaf Page: 1028 - 1035

Objectives of the experiment were to determine effects of dietary hay concentration in a dry total mixed ration and its carryover effects on intake, growth performance, faecal score, and feed efficiency of weaned dairy calves. Eighteen Friesian × Jersey weaned…

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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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Effects of various levels of organic acids and of virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulins and microbial population of broiler chicks

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
K. Ghazvinian, A. Seidavi, V. Laudadio, M. Ragni & V. Tufarelli Page: 961 - 967

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of various levels of organic acids and virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulin and microbial population of broiler chickens. This trial was conducted in a completely randomized design using five treatments and…

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Effects of dietary extruded linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) on performance and meat quality in Podolian young bulls

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
S. Tarricone, M.A. Colonna, F. Giannico, A.M. Facciolongo, A. Caputi Jambrenghi & M. Ragni Page: 781 - 789

This study compared effects of a diet containing 3% extruded linseed (EL) (Linum usitatissimum L.) with a control diet (C) on growth, carcass traits, and meat quality in young Podolian bulls. After 208 days on feed, the bulls were slaughtered…

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Influence of season of birth, sex and paternal line on growth performance and carcass traits in pigs

  • 2019
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 49
J.H. Lee, M.H. Song, W. Yun, S.D. Liu, C.H. Lee, H.J. Oh, J.S. An, D.J. Yu, H.B. Kim & J.H. Cho Page: 371 - 378

Participants in the pig production industry focus on feed and feed additives to improve growth performance and meat quality of pigs. Consequently, the Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea produced a new paternal line to improve economic traits…

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Effect of feeding regime on the performance and blood parameters of male and female broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 49
E. Tůmová, D. Chodová, H. Härtlová, A. Fučiková & M. Ketta Page: 244 - 252

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of feeding regime on changes in growth, mortality, carcass composition, and blood parameters of male and female broiler chickens during feed restriction and the realimentation period. In the experiment,…

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Effect of management system and dietary yeast autolysate on the performance, slaughter and carcass characteristics of partridges (Alectoris chukar)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 48
M. Bolacali, M. Küçük, T. Tufan & L. Aslan Page: 344 - 352

This study was conducted to determine the effects of management system (a floor housing (FH) versus a free-range housing (FRH) system) and dietary yeast autolysate (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) (1% versus 2% dietary supplement) on the performance, slaughter and carcass characteristics of…

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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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Effect of a dietary probiotic blend on performance, blood characteristics, meat quality and faecal microbial shedding in growing-finishing pigs

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
V. Tufarelli, A. M. Crovace, G. Rossi & V. Laudadio Page: 875 - 882

The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of a dietary probiotic blend on growth performance, blood characteristics, meat quality, and faecal microbial population in growing-finishing pigs in a 12-week experiment. Pigs were assigned to two dietary treatments: a control…

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Effect of olive meal and supplemental enzymes on performance traits, blood biochemistry, humoral immunity response and caecal microbiota of broilers

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
S. Sateri, A. Seidavi, M. Bouyeh, P. Neumann, M. Kutzler, V. Laudadio, F. Loperfido & V. Tufarelli Page: 804 - 812

This study investigated the growth performance, carcass characteristics, blood biochemistry, humoral immunity and caecal microbiota of broiler chicks fed 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8% olive meal (OM) in diet. In addition, this study investigated the use of enzymatic feed…

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Effect of dietary yeast autolysate on performance, slaughter, and carcass characteristics, as well as blood parameters, in quail of both genders*

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
M. Bolacali & K. Irak Page: 460 - 470

This study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary yeast autolysate (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) on performance, slaughter and carcass characteristics, as well as blood parameters, in Japanese quail of both genders. A total of 1000 (500 males and 500 females)…

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Growth performance, body measurements, carcass composition and some internal organ characteristics in young Pekin ducks

  • 2017
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 47
K. Steczny, D. Kokoszynski, Z. Bernacki, R. Wasilewski & M. Saleh Page: 399 - 406

The aim of the study was to compare the bodyweight and body measurements, carcass composition, and characteristics of major visceral organs in male and female Pekin ducks. A total of 80 hybrid SM3 Heavy ducks were kept in a conventional…

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