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An evaluation of ratios as a measure of carcass traits using mature indigenous chickens in Limpopo Province of South Africa

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
N.J. Tshovhote, A.E. Nesamvuni, K.A. Nephawe and I. Groenewald Page: 467 - 470

Live weight and weight of body parts of 60 mature indigenous chickens were collected to investigate whether the use of ratios in poultry science may cause misinterpretation of data and misleading conclusions. Three villages from Mukula Tribal land in Thulamela…

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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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Evaluation of potato hash silage from two bacterial inoculants and their effects on the growth performance of grower pigs

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
R. Thomas, B.D. Nkosi, D.O. Umesiobi, R. Meeske, A.T. Kanengoni and T. Langa Page: 488 - 490

Potato hash was mixed with wheat bran at 7:3 ratio, treated with homofermentative LAB inoculant (BMF, bonsilage forte), heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria (LAB) (LFLB, Lalsil Fresh LB) and without LAB inoculant and ensiled in 210 L drums for 90 days.…

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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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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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Breeding sites of Culicoides midges in KwaZulu-Natal

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
A.B. Jenkins and M.B. Young Page: 510 - 513

Locating breeding sites of disease vectors is an essential part of their control and the subsequent control of the diseases that they transmit. African Horse Sickness (AHS) is vectored by Culicoides midges and, while information is available on their breeding…

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