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Effect of water treatment of sorghum on the performance of broiler chicks (Short communication)

  • 2012
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 42
M. Sharif, M. Idrees, N.A. Tauqir, M.A. Shahzad, M.F. Khalid, M. Nisa, M. Sarwar & M.L. Khan Page: 189 - 194

The present study was conducted to observe the efficacy of water treatment on sorghum grain and to determine its optimum inclusion in broiler diets. Sorghum grain was treated with water and dried. Seven isoenergetic and isonitrogenous diets were prepared, using…

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Megasphaera elsdenii on the performance of steers adapting to a high-concentrate diet, using three or five transition diets (Sho

  • 2012
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 42
J.S. Drouillard, P.H. Henning, H.H. Meissner & K-J. Leeuw Page: 195 - 199

Megasphaera elsdenii (M.e.) NCIMB 41125 is a robust lactate utilizing strain of M.e. that is effective in minimizing the risk of ruminal acidosis in feedlot cattle. When dosed orally, cattle adapt smoothly to increasing concentrates in the diet, the incidence…

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Polymorphisms of candidate genes associated with meat quality and disease resistance in indigenous and exotic pig breeds of Viet

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
Ng.V. Cuong, Ng.T. Thu, T.T. Thoa, T.X. Hoan, Ng.T. Thuy & Ng.T.D. Thuy Page: 221 - 231

The objectives of this study were to analyse genotype distribution and sequence variations of candidate genes putatively associated with meat quality and disease resistance in exotic and indigenous Vietnamese pig breeds. For this purpose, 340 pigs from four indigenous and…

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Effects of bacterial inoculants and an enzyme on the fermentation quality and aerobic stability of ensiled whole-crop sweet sorg

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
B.D. Nkosi, P.V. Vadlani, K. Brijwani, A. Nanjunda & R. Meeske Page: 232 - 240

A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of bacterial inoculation and cellulase on the fermentation quality of ensiled whole-crop sweet sorghum (WCSS, Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). The WCSS (323 g dry matter (DM)/kg, 251 g water soluble carbohydrates (WSC)/kg…

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Steroid implants and markers of bone turnover in steers

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
S.M. Knetter, T.J. Baxa, K.Y. Chung, B.J. Johnson & J.E. Minton Page: 249 - 255

Steroidal implants are used extensively in beef cattle management to take advantage of well-documented improvements in growth performance and efficiency. In addition to muscle growth, steroids bring about changes in bone and cartilage formation, hastening bone ageing. The current study…

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Effects of dietary L-threonine and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on performance, intestinal morphology and immune response of broiler

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
V. Rezaeipour, H. Fononi & M. Irani Page: 266 - 273

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of four dietary levels of L-threonine (0, 2.5, 5 and 7.5 g/kg) with or without Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) on performance, carcass characteristics, intestinal morphology and immune system of broiler chickens.…

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Divergent selection for reproduction affects dag score, breech wrinkle score and crutching time in Merinos (Short communication)

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
A.J. Scholtz, S.W.P. Cloete, J.J.E. Cloete, A.C.M. Kruger, J.B. van Wyk & T.C.de K. van der Linde Page: 274 - 279

Merino lines that were divergently selected from the same base population from 1986 to 2009 for their ability to rear multiples were assessed for dag score in autumn and spring, breech wrinkle score, and crutching time. Animals in the Low…

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Effects of feeding the seeds of Prosopis laevigata, Acacia schaffneri and Ceratonia siliqua on the performance of broiler chicks

  • 2012
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 42
G. Álvarez-Fuentes, J.C. García-López, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, J.R. Aguirre-Rivera, Y. Jasso-Pineda & S.G. Celestino-Santillán Page: 354 - 359

The aim of the present study was to assess the nutrient contents and potential feeding value in the diet of broiler chicks of the seed of three tree species, mesquite (Prosopis laevigata), Schaffneri´s wattle (Acacia schaffneri) and the carob tree…

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Chemical composition, fatty acid profile and colour of broiler meat as affected by organic and conventional rearing systems

  • 2012
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 42
K. Küçükyılmaz, M. Bozkurt, A.U. Çatlı, E.N. Herken, M. Çınar & E. Bintaş Page: 360 - 368

The major quality characteristics of breast and thigh meat, including chemical composition, fatty acid composition, cholesterol content and colour of slow-growing broilers (Hubbard Red-JA), reared under either organic or conventional rearing systems, and fast-growing broilers (Ross-308) grown under the conventional…

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