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Effects of sun-dried Opuntia ficus-indica on feed and water intake and excretion of urine and faeces by Dorper sheep

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
C.M.D. da C. Menezes, L.M.J. Schwalbach, W.J. Combrinck, M.D. Fair and H.O. de Waal Page: 491 - 494

The effects of incremental levels (0, 24 and 36%) of sun-dried and coarsely ground Opuntia cladodes in balanced diets on feed and water intake and excretion of urine and faeces were investigated. Nine Dorper wethers (mean live weight 45.3 ±…

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The effect of age and gender on the fat distribution in Merino lambs

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
E.J. van der Westhuizen, T.S. Brand, L.C. Hoffman and B.B. Aucamp Page: 459 - 461

The goal of this study was to determine the effect of gender on visceral and subcutaneous fat distribution of Merino lambs finished off under feedlot conditions. The diet (16% protein, 10MJ ME/kg feed) was fed ad libitum and animals had…

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Movements of adult Culicoides midges around stables in KwaZulu-Natal

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
A.B. Jenkins and M.B. Young Page: 505 - 509

Preferences of adult Culicoides midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were examined to identify focal spots for vectors of African Horse Sickness (AHS).  Five similar regions across five farms were sampled at regular periods over one year.  The catches were identified to species…

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Effects of ratios of non-fibre carbohydrates to rumen degradable protein in diets of Holstein cows: 1. Feed intake, digestibilit

  • 2010
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 40
A. Afzalzadeh, H. Rafiee, A.A. Khadem and A. Asadi Page: 204 - 212

To evaluate the effect of different ratios of non-fibre carbohydrates (NFC) to rumen degradable protein (RDP) on lactation responses, digestion and dry matter intake (DMI), nine multiparous mid-lactation Holstein cows, averaging 171  ±17 days in milk and 24.1 ± 3.3…

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The assessment of crystals derived from Aloe spp. for potential use as an herbal anthelmintic thereby indirectly controlling blo

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
A.J. Scholtz, S.W.P. Cloete, J.B. van Wyk and T.C.deK. van der Linde Page: 476 - 479

Dagginess predisposes sheep to breech strike and can be controlled with management practices (e.g. mulesing, crutching) or by treating the animal with an anthelmintic.  The effect of regular treatment with crystals derived from Aloe spp as a natural anthelmintic was…

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Effects of kefir as a probiotic source on the performance of goat kids

  • 2010
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 40
C. Atasoglu, H.I. Akbag, C. Tölü, G. Das, T. Savas and I.Y. Yurtman Page: 363 - 370

Kefir is a sour, viscous, slightly carbonated and alcoholic milk beverage, which is traditionally fermented using a culture of bacteria and yeasts. The influence of kefir on health has been well studied in mice and rats. However, research on kefir…

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