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Effects of replacing soybean meal with alternative sources of protein on nutrient digestibility and energy value of sheep diets

  • 2018
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 48
K. Zagorakis, D. Liamadis, Ch. Milis, V. Dotas & D. Dotas Page: 489 - 496

The study determined the potential of eight locally produced protein sources to replace soybean meal (SBM) in the diet of sheep. Three in vivo digestibility trials were conducted using a Latin square (3x3, 4x4 and 4x4) experimental design with castrated…

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Effects of dietary oil sources and calcium : phosphorus levels on growth performance, gut morphology and apparent digestibility of broiler chickens

  • 2016
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 46
N.R. Abdulla, T.C. Loh, H. Akit, A.Q. Sazili & H.L. Foo Page: 42 - 53

The study investigated the effects of varying dietary calcium (Ca) levels and sources of oil on performance of broiler chickens. A total of 378 one-day-old birds were fed 6% palm oil (PO), soybean oil (SO) or linseed oil (LO) in…

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Effect of dietary starch source on milk production and composition of lactating Holstein cows

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
GH.R. Mosavi, F. Fatahnia, H.R. Mirzaei Alamouti, A.A. Mehrabi & H. Darmani Kohi Page: 201 - 209

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of four sources of starch on milk production and composition, nutrient digestion and blood metabolites of lactating Holstein cows. Four multiparous Holstein cows (708 ± 70 kg of body weight;…

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Effects of a dual-purpose bacterial inoculant on the fermentation characteristics of high-moisture maize silage and dairy cattle

  • 2011
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 41
H. Mohammadzadeh, M. Khorvash, G.R. Ghorbani & W.Z. Yang Page: 368 - 376

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of inoculating Lactisil Maize, a dual-purpose inoculant, on the fermentation characteristics and nutritive value of high-moisture maize silage and the performance of lactating cows receiving the silage in their diets.…

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The effect of rumen inert fat supplementation and protein degradability in starter and finishing diets on veal calf performance

  • 2003
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 33
C.W. Cruywagen, E.L. Lategan and L.C. Hoffman Page: 257 - 265

Thirty six Holstein bull calves were divided into six groups to determine the effect of protein degradability and rumen inert fat supplementation in starter and finishing diets on nutrient digestibility and veal production. Calves received low (LD) or high (HD)…

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