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Description of the Friesian Horse population of South Africa and Namibia

  • 2004
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 34
S.M. Pretorius, E. van Marle-Köster and B.E. Mostert Page: 149 - 157

Data obtained from the Friesian Horse Studbook of Southern Africa and Friesian Horse Breeders’ Society of South Africa were analyzed to describe and evaluate the population regarding inbreeding and morphological body measurements. Eight different body measurements (height at withers, height…

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The effect of oregano and rosemary essential oils or alpha-tocopheryl acetate on performance and lipid oxidation of meat enriche

  • 2004
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 34
H. Basmacıoğlu, Ö. Tokuşoğlu and M. Ergül Page: 197 - 210

The study was conducted to compare the effects of two essential oils, fed individually or in combination, with alpha-tocopheryl acetate (alpha-TA) on performance parameters and lipid oxidation of broiler meat enriched with n-3 PUFAs. Seven hundred and twenty day-old Hubbard-JV…

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Growth, feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of Karakas and crossbred lambs (F1) (Ile de France x Akkaraman (G1) x Ka

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
O. Gokdal, H. Ulker, F. Karakus, F. Cengiz, C. Temur and H. Handil Page: 223 - 132

In this study the possibilities of using the Ile de France x Akkaraman (G1) genotype (IDFAG1) in improving the growth performance and carcass characteristics of fat-tailed Karakas sheep raised in rural farm conditions in the Van Region of Eastern Anatolia,…

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Comparison between in situ dry matter degradation and in vitro gas production of tannin-containing leaves from four tree species

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
A. Kamalak, O. Canbolat and Y. Gurbuz Page: 233 - 240

Dry matter (DM) degradation of Glycrrhiza glabra L, Arbutus andrachne, Juniperus communis, and Pistica lentiscus was determined using two different techniques: (i) the in vitro gas production and (ii) the in situ nylon bag degradability technique. Samples were incubated in…

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A random regression model in analysis of litter size in pigs

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
Z. Lukovic, S. Malovrh, G. Gorjanc and M. Kovac¨ Page: 241 - 248

Dispersion parameters for number of piglets born alive (NBA) were estimated using a random regression model (RRM). Two data sets of litter records from the Nemscak farm in Slovenia were used for analyses. The first dataset (DS1) included records from…

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Comparison of the thermostability and efficacy of a solid-substrate culture and a liquid culture phytase in broiler chickens

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
J.P. Driver, J.L. Pierce, J.H. Harter-Dennis, J. Timmons and N.H. Casey Page: 249 - 256

A 14-day battery trial using 336 four-day old male broilers was undertaken to compare the thermostability and efficacy of phytase produced in solid-substrate culture, a Solid Substrate Enzyme Product (SSEP), with phytase produced in liquid culture, a Liquid Enzyme Product…

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Genetic variance components for residual feed intake and feed conversion ratio and their correlations with other production trai

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
R.R. van der Westhuizen, J. van der Westhuizen and S.J. Schoeman Page: 257 - 264

Feeding costs of animals is a major determinant of profitability in livestock production enterprises. Genetic selection to improve feed efficiency aims to reduce feeding cost in beef cattle and thereby improve profitability. This study estimated genetic (co)variances between weaning weight…

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A comparison of the OFDA2000 with conventional mid-side testing of mohair

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
M.B. Ferguson and G. Kearney Page: 4 - 6

The portable fibre-testing instrument OFDA2000 has applications in the mohair industry for both fibre classing and animal selection. A comparison was completed between single-staple mid-side testing using an OFDA2000 and conventional laboratory mid-side testing using an OFDA100. Mid-side mohair samples…

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