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Effects of feeding cassava pulp fermented with Acremonium charticola on growth performance, nutrient digestibility and meat quality of broiler chicks

  • 2017
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 47
S. Sugiharto, T. Yudiarti, I. Isroli, E. Widiastuti & F.D. Putra Page: 130 - 139

Cassava pulp is an energy-rich by-product of the tapioca industry, and is known as a good media for growing filamentous fungi. It may therefore be not only an alternative to maize in poultry diets, but also a carrier for beneficial…

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Evaluation of various feeding programmes on growth performance, carcass and meat qualities of Thai indigenous crossbred chickens

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
P. Maliwan, S. Khempaka & W. Molee Page: 16 - 25

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of various feeding programmes on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and the meat qualities of Thai indigenous crossbred (50%) Korat chickens to obtain suitable feeding programmes. A total of 480 one-day-old mixed-sex Korat…

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Effect of oxygen supplementation in a hatchery at high altitude and growth performance of broilers reared at low altitude

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
B. Yılmaz-Dikmen, Ü. Şahan, A. İpek, C. Aydın & E. Kederli Page: 350 - 359

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of oxygen supplementation on broiler eggs in a hatchery at high altitude on the growth performance and ascites syndrome of broilers reared at low altitude. The treatment groups were low…

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Effects of egg weight on hatchability, chick hatch-weight and subsequent productivity of indigenous Venda chickens in Polokwane, South Africa

  • 2013
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 43
J.W. Ng’ambi, M.W. Thamaga, D. Norris, M. Mabelebele & O.J. Alabi Page: 69 - 74

A study was conducted to determine the effect of egg weight on hatchability, chick hatch-weight, mortality and subsequent productivity of indigenous Venda chickens. Three hundred and sixty indigenous Venda chicken eggs were collected for a period of a week and…

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Productive and reproductive performance of Dorper and its crossbreds under a Romanian semi-intensive management system

  • 2013
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 43
D. Gavojdian, L.T. Cziszter, N. Pacala & M. Sauer Page: 219 - 228

The overall objectives of the research were to evaluate the effect of cross-breeding Dorper (DO) rams with Turcana (TA) ewes on growth and reproductive performances of F1 DOxTA and R1 DOx(DOxTA) crossbred lambs reared under a semi-intensive management system; to…

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Growth responses, excreta quality, nutrient digestibility, bone development and meat yield traits of broiler chickens fed vegetable or animal protein diets

  • 2013
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 43
M.A. Hossain, A.F. Islam & P.A. Iji Page: 208 - 218

This study was carried out to compare the performance of broilers fed diets containing only vegetable protein (VP) with birds that received an animal protein (AP) in their diets. Cobb 500 day-old male broiler chicks (n = 256) were randomly…

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A description of body growth and composition of South African Black ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) under free-choice feeding conditions

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
T.S. Brand, W.J. Kritzinger, L.C. Hoffman & R.M. Gous Page: 555 - 558

This study describes changes occurring in the live weight and body composition of male and female South African Black ostriches over a growing period of 285 days. Forty-five birds were given four diets with different protein (ca. 180 and ca.…

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Preliminary results on the effect of the inclusion of cottonseed oilcake meal on the feed intake and growth of slaughter ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus)

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
T.S. Brand, D. Squizzato, L.C. Hoffman & A. Dalle Zotte Page: 520 - 523

The ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) is an important animal in the livestock industry in South Africa. Ostrich production is an intensive production system and feed cost contributes approximately 75% of the total cost of production. The objective of this…

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Effects of dietary L-threonine and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on performance, intestinal morphology and immune response of broiler

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
V. Rezaeipour, H. Fononi & M. Irani Page: 266 - 273

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of four dietary levels of L-threonine (0, 2.5, 5 and 7.5 g/kg) with or without Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) on performance, carcass characteristics, intestinal morphology and immune system of broiler chickens.…

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Steroid implants and markers of bone turnover in steers

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
S.M. Knetter, T.J. Baxa, K.Y. Chung, B.J. Johnson & J.E. Minton Page: 249 - 255

Steroidal implants are used extensively in beef cattle management to take advantage of well-documented improvements in growth performance and efficiency. In addition to muscle growth, steroids bring about changes in bone and cartilage formation, hastening bone ageing. The current study…

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Megasphaera elsdenii on the performance of steers adapting to a high-concentrate diet, using three or five transition diets (Sho

  • 2012
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 42
J.S. Drouillard, P.H. Henning, H.H. Meissner & K-J. Leeuw Page: 195 - 199

Megasphaera elsdenii (M.e.) NCIMB 41125 is a robust lactate utilizing strain of M.e. that is effective in minimizing the risk of ruminal acidosis in feedlot cattle. When dosed orally, cattle adapt smoothly to increasing concentrates in the diet, the incidence…

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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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The effect of age and gender on the fat distribution in Merino lambs

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
E.J. van der Westhuizen, T.S. Brand, L.C. Hoffman and B.B. Aucamp Page: 459 - 461

The goal of this study was to determine the effect of gender on visceral and subcutaneous fat distribution of Merino lambs finished off under feedlot conditions. The diet (16% protein, 10MJ ME/kg feed) was fed ad libitum and animals had…

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Preliminary results on the description of body composition change in ostriches (Struthio camelus) under optimal feeding conditio

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
W.J. Kritzinger, T.S. Brand, R.M. Gous, L.C. Hoffman and F.D. Mellett Page: 429 - 433

A study was conducted to describe the changes occurring in body composition of ostriches over a 285-day growth period. Fifty two birds were given a choice of four diets with different protein (180 and 120 g/kg feed) and energy (8.5…

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Dietary manipulation of oil production in commercial emu

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
P. Matlhoko, E.C. Webb and P. Chamunorwa Page: 442 - 445

The aim of this research was to optimize emu oil production by manipulation of the dietary protein and energy ratios for greater fat accretion. The research was done at African Emu Ranch in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Twenty-four, four to five months…

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The division of energy during growth

  • 1982
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 12
C.Z. Roux, H.H. Meissner & H.S. Hofmeyr Page: 1 - 13

Three wether lambs of the Mutton Merino type were kept confined in metabolism cages confined to either a calorimeter or a structure resembling the plant, from about birth to about 36 weeks. Measurements over regular intervals with aid of the…

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