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The effect of breed on fatty acid composition of subcutaneous adipose tissues in fat-tailed sheep under identical feeding conditions

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 45
E. Maleki, F. Kafilzadeh, G.Y. Meng, M.A. Rajion & M. Ebrahimi Page: 12 - 19

A study was conducted to evaluate the fatty acid (FA) profile of subcutaneous adipose tissue and tailfat of two fat-tailed sheep breeds under identical feeding conditions. Twelve male lambs from two breeds, Sanjabi (n = 6), weighing 23.3 ± 0.48…

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Effects of Rhus coriaria on nutrient composition, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and colour of thigh meat in heat-stressed broilers

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 45
A. Sharbati, M. Daneshyar, A. Aghazadeh, J. Aliakbarlu & F. Hamian Page: 49 - 55

Heat stress negatively affects the meat quality in broiler chickens, as indicated by lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 0.0, 2.5, 5.0 and 10 g sumac fruit powder/kg of the diet, along with…

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The effects of three extenders on refrigerated boar semen

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 45
S.M.P. Teixeira, A. Chaveiro & F. Moreira da Silva Page: 82 - 88

This study aims to evaluate the quality of boar sperm that  was refrigerated for 14 days at 17 ºC with three extenders. For this study, samples from four boars were collected twice a week using the gloved-hand technique. After collection,…

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Comparative changes in monthly blood urea nitrogen, total protein concentrations, and body condition scores of Nguni cows and heifers raised on sweetveld

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 45
L. Mapfumo & V. Muchenje Page: 96 - 103

The objective of this study was to determine the comparative changes in the monthly blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration, total protein (TP) concentration in blood serum and the body condition score of Nguni cows and heifers raised on sweetveld. Twenty-four…

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Genetic prediction models and heritability estimates for functional longevity in dairy cattle: Review

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
V.E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi, K. Dzama, T.E. Halimani, J.B. van Wyk, A. Maiwashe & C.B. Banga Page: 105 - 121

Longevity is a major component of the breeding objective for dairy cattle in many countries because of its high economic value. The trait has been recommended for inclusion in the breeding objective for dairy cattle in South Africa. Linear models,…

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Phenotypic correlations of backfat thickness with meatiness traits, intramuscular fat, longissimus muscle cholesterol and fatty acid composition in pigs

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
E. Jacyno, A. Pietruszka, M. Kawęcka, W. Biel & A. Kołodziej-Skalska Page: 122 - 128

The aim of the present study was to determine the phenotypic correlations of backfat thickness with meatiness traits and intramuscular fat, cholesterol and fatty acid composition in the longissimus muscle of pigs. For this study, 60 barrows and 60 gilts…

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In vitro degradation of melamine by ruminal microorganisms

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
C.W. Cruywagen & T. Calitz Page: 137 - 142

An in vitro study was conducted to determine the extent of melamine degradation in rumen liquor. Rumen liquor was collected from two ruminally cannulated Holstein cows on four separate dates, one week apart. Erlenmeyer flasks (250 mL) were prepared for…

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Assessing nutrient adequacy from the crop contents of free-ranging indigenous chickens in rural villages of the Venda region of South Africa

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
T. Raphulu, C. Jansen van Rensburg & J.B.J. van Ryssen Page: 143 - 152

The aim of the study was to evaluate the nutritional status of scavenging chickens by assessing the composition of their crop contents. The study was conducted on 288 free-ranging indigenous chickens from six adjacent rural villages in Venda region of…

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Fatty acid profile, cholesterol and oxidative status in broiler chicken breast muscle fed different dietary oil sources and calcium levels

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
N.R. Abdulla, T.C. Loh, H. Akit, A.Q. Sazili, H.L. Foo, R. Mohamad, R. Abdul Rahim, M. Ebrahimi & A.B. Sabow Page: 153 - 163

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of three feeds containing 6% oils: palm oil (PO), soybean oil (SO) and linseed oil (LO); and three calcium levels (NRC recommendation, 1.25% and 1.50%) on the fatty acid…

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Changes in certain serum and faeces parameters in weaned piglets as a response to nutritional stress

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
M. Habeanu, N.A. Lefter, A. Gheorghe, C. Tabuc, A. Untea, I. Surdu, G. Ciurescu, C.G. Balan & C. Dragomir Page: 164 - 172

Weaning is associated with several stress factors and their effects on the piglet’s body are fairly well known. Thus, changes were estimated in certain serum and faecal parameters after weaning owing to dietary protein level, though essential amino acid (AA)…

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