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Effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on finisher pig growth performance, meat quality, shelf life and fatty acid composition of pork

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
F.E. Mukumbo, V. Maphosa, A. Hugo, T.T. Nkukwana, T.P. Mabusela & V. Muchenje Page: 388 - 400

The effect of dietary inclusion of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) on the feed conversion ratio (FCR) of finisher pigs, physico-chemical meat quality, fatty acid (FA) composition and shelf life of pork was investigated. A six-week feeding trial was conducted…

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The effects of an organic rearing system and dietary supplementation of an essential oil mixture on performance and meat yield of slow-growing broilers in two seasons

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
K. Küçükyılmaz, M. Bozkurt, M. Çınar, A.U. Çatlı, E. Bintaş & R. Erkek Page: 360 - 370

In this study, performance and carcass characteristics of slow-growing broiler chicks, reared in organic or conventional systems, and fed a diet with an essential oil mixture (EOM, 48 mg/kg diet), were evaluated in the autumn and spring seasons. The rearing…

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Effects of organic acid supplementation on antioxidant capacity and immune responses of broilers challenged orally with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
A.M. Abudabos & S.I. Al-Mufarrej Page: 342 - 349

Four commercial organic acids and a reference antibiotic, Neoxyval, were administered to commercial broilers to evaluate the efficacy of these products during pre- and post-challenge with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) on selected indicators of their antioxidant status…

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Chemical composition and in vitro degradation of red and white mesquite (Prosopis laevigata) pods

  • 2014
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 44
L.Y. Peña-Avelino, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, L. Yáñez-Estrada, B.I. Juárez-Flores, R. Mejia & H. Andrade-Zaldivar Page: 298 - 306

The objective of this study was to compare the chemical composition and ruminal degradation of whole pod, exomesocarp, endocarp and seed fractions of red and white mesquite pods. The pods contained on average 220 g free sugars, 78 g crude…

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Effect on feed intake, milk production and milk composition of Holstein cows by replacing maize grain with wheat in total mixed rations

  • 2014
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 44
C.J.C. Muller, J.A. Botha, F. Calitz & M. Lehmann Page: 271 - 279

The effect of replacing maize grain with wheat as an energy source in total mixed rations (TMRs) on feed intake and milk yield parameters was determined for dairy cows. Three feeding trials were conducted using different roughages, namely lucerne hay…

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Carbohydrase and protease supplementation increased performance of broilers fed maize-soybean-based diets with restricted metabolizable energy content

  • 2014
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 44
R.E. du Plessis & C. Jansen van Rensburg Page: 262 - 270

A trial was conducted to evaluate whether the addition of commercial enzyme preparations containing carbohydrases and a protease would increase the available metabolizable energy (ME) of maize-soya-based broiler diets. Seven thousand five hundred and sixty (7560) day-old Ross 788 chicks…

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