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Moringa oleofera leaf meal as a feed supplement for dairy calves

  • 2021
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 51
T.W. Kekana, U. Marume, C.M. Muya & F.V. Nherera-Chokuda Page: 550 - 559

The study evaluated the effects of supplements of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) on blood biochemistry and growth of pre-weaned Holstein calves (n = 48). Four-day-old calves were blocked (based on order of birth and birth weight) and randomly allocated…

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Supplementation of diets for piglets with L-Arginine and powdered whole milk

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
F.A.M. Bem, L.A.F. Pascoal, J.H.V. da Silva, T.D.D. Martins, R.R. Guerra, J.L.S. de Almeida, J.M.S. Almeida & J.M.M. Batista Page: 863 - 873

The objective of this study was to evaluate the supplementation of L-Arginine in diets with and without dairy products for piglets weaned at 21 days old. Thirty-two animals with initial mean weight of 5.16 ± 1.92 kg and from the…

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Effects of probiotics on growth performance, blood parameters, and antibody stimulation in piglets

  • 2017
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 47
Z.C. Dlamini, R.L.S. Langa, O. A. Aiyegoro & A.I. Okoh Page: 766 - 775

The study investigated the effects of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus reuteri ZJ625, Lactobacillus reuteri VB4, Lactobacillus salivarius ZJ614, and Streptococcus salivarius NBRC13956) administered as direct-fed microorganisms on growth performance and blood parameters of weaned piglets. Forty-five weaned piglets were divided into…

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Effects of stocking density on growth performance, carcass grade and immunity of pigs housed in sawdust fermentative pigsties

  • 2016
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 46
K.H. Kim, E.S. Cho, K.S. Kim, J.E. Kim, K.H. Seol, S.J. Sa, Y.M. Kim & Y.H. Kim Page: 294 - 301

This study determined the effect of space allowance on performance, carcass grade and physiological variables of pigs reared in sawdust fermentative pigsties. A total of 699 crossbred (Landrace × Yorkshire × Duroc) pigs were housed in sawdust fermentative pigsties and…

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