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Preliminary results on the effect of the inclusion of cottonseed oilcake meal on the feed intake and growth of slaughter ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus)

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
T.S. Brand, D. Squizzato, L.C. Hoffman & A. Dalle Zotte Page: 520 - 523

The ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) is an important animal in the livestock industry in South Africa. Ostrich production is an intensive production system and feed cost contributes approximately 75% of the total cost of production. The objective of this…

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Comparison of different extenders and storage temperature on the sperm motility characteristics of Kolbroek pig semen

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
M.H. Mapeka, K.C. Lehloenya & T.L. Nedambale Page: 530 - 534

Maintaining a successful pig artificial insemination programme depends on a number of factors, including evaluation of semen characteristics. This study compared the efficacy of different extenders on the sperm motility of Kolbroek semen during short term storage at 4 °C…

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Urinary catecholamine concentrations in three beef breeds at slaughter

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
H.A. O’Neill, E.C. Webb, L. Frylinck & P. Strydom Page: 545 - 549

Animal welfare has become an important determinant of meat quality with poor animal temperament leading to huge economic losses to the meat industry due to carcass bruising and condemnation. Handling and transport of live animals is a stressful experience for…

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A description of body growth and composition of South African Black ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) under free-choice feeding conditions

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
T.S. Brand, W.J. Kritzinger, L.C. Hoffman & R.M. Gous Page: 555 - 558

This study describes changes occurring in the live weight and body composition of male and female South African Black ostriches over a growing period of 285 days. Forty-five birds were given four diets with different protein (ca. 180 and ca.…

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