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Effect of Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125 drenching on health and performance of steers fed high and low roughage diets in the

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
K-J. Leeuw, F.K. Siebrits, P.H. Henning and H.H. Meissner Page: 337 - 348

Lactate utilising bacteria (LUB) assist in reducing the risk of ruminal lactate acidosis when high concentrate diets are fed to feedlot cattle. Ruminal lactate acidosis can lead to lower animal performance and morbidity. Preliminary studies suggested that the strain,Megasphaera elsdenii…

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Influence of dietary lipid sources on sensory characteristics of broiler meat

  • 2009
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 39
A. Hugo, S.P. Els, C. Bothma, F.H. de Witt, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair Page: 11 - 14

A study was conducted to determine the influence of different dietary lipid sources and inclusion levels on sensory characteristics of chicken breast meat. Eight isoenergetic (15.1 MJ AME/kg DM) and isonitrogenous (223 g CP/kg DM) diets were formulated, using high…

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Diet selection by Nguni goats in the Zululand Thornveld

  • 2009
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 39
N.A.D. Basha, P.F. Scogings and I.V. Nsahlai Page: 33 - 36

The aim was to determine diet selection of goats grazing/browsing in Zululand Thornveld. An experiment was done in spring (November 2007) and autumn (March/April 2008) at Owen Sitole College of Agriculture, KwaZulu-Natal. Diet selection was estimated using direct observation of…

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Effect of dietary lipid sources on production performance of broilers

  • 2009
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 39
F.H. de Witt, S.P. Els, H.J. van der Merwe, A. Hugo and M.D. Fair Page: 45 - 48

A study was conducted to determine the influence of different dietary lipid sources and inclusion levels on production performance of male broilers. Eight isoenergetic (15.1 MJ AME/kg DM) and isonitrogenous (223 g CP/kg DM) diets were formulated, using high oleic…

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Influence of dietary lipid sources on carcass traits of broilers

  • 2009
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 39
F.H. de Witt, S.P. Els, A. Hugo, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair Page: 49 - 52

A study was conducted to determine the influence of different dietary lipid sources on dressing percentage, breast meat yield and breast weight of male broiler birds. Four isoenergetic (15.1 MJ AME/kg DM) and isonitrogenous (222.3 g CP/kg DM) diets were…

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Growth, haematological and biochemical responses of growing lambs injected with growth hormone and supplemented with calcium soa

  • 2009
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 39
A.N.M. Nour El-Din, S.Z. El-Zarkouny, H. Ghobashy, E.I. Abdel-Gawad and D.J. Kesler Page: 65 - 68

Physiological and productive responses to recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) injection and calcium soap of fatty acids (CSFA) supplementation were studied in post-weaning male Rahmani lambs. Male lambs (n = 20) of similar initial body weight (27.9 kg) and age (162…

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