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Analysis of growth curves of indigenous male Venda

  • 2007
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 37
D. Norris, J.W. N'gambi, K. Benyi, M.L. Makgahlela, H.A. Shimelis Page: 21 - 26

The objective of this work was to estimate and compare the growth curve parameters for live weight of indigenous Venda and Naked Neck chickens and carry out some analyses to test the existence of differences in the growth pattern between…

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Comparison of gene expression patterns between porcine cumulus-oocyte complexes and naked oocytes

  • 2007
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 37
G.Y. Zhu, S.T. Feng, J.T. Li, Y.L. Mu, D.K. Pan and B.R. Guo Page: 57 - 63

Several layers of cumulus cells surround the oocyte in the antral ovarian follicle throughout the follicular development until ovulation. The cumulus cells play an important supportive and regulative role in oocyte development and maturation via intercellular communications between oocytes and…

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Effects of dietary energy density and L-carnitine supplementation on growth performance, carcass traits and blood parameters of

  • 2007
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 37
M. Corduk, N. Ceylan and F. Ildiz Page: 65 - 73

The present study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary metabolisable energy (ME) density and L-carnitine supplementation on the performance, carcass traits and blood parameters of broiler chickens. The experiment was designed with three levels of dietary energy (low,…

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Broilers perform better on short or step-up photoperiods

  • 2007
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 37
P.D. Lewis and R.M. Gous Page: 90 - 96

Rearing broilers on 6-h photoperiods and transferring them to 23 h at 21 d has been shown to reduce mortality and the incidence of leg disorders without adversely affecting final body weight or feed conversion efficiency. However, in many countries,…

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Effect of tanniniferous browse meal on nematode faecal egg counts and

  • 2007
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 37
R.A. Max, A.E. Kimambo, A.A. Kassuku, L.A. Mtenga and P.J. Buttery Page: 97 - 106

The effect of tanniniferous browse meal on faecal egg counts (FEC) and intestinal worm burdens was investigated in sheep and goats infested experimentally with gastrointestinal nematodes. Initially, leaves of different browse tree species were assayed for condensed tannin (CT) content…

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Effects of short chain fatty acid (SCFA) supplementation on performance and egg characteristics of old breeder hens (Short commu

  • 2007
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 37
E. Sengor, M. Yardimci, S. Cetingul, I. Bayram, H. Sahin and I. Dogan Page: 158 - 163

A study was conducted to determine the effect of supplementing the diet of breeder hens with a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) premix, containing 509 g fatty acid salts/kg of which 285 g were calcium butyrate, on their eggshell characteristics and…

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