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Effects of legume seeds and processing treatment on growth, carcass traits and blood constituents of fattening lambs

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
A. Lestingi, M. A. Colonna, G. Marsico, S. Tarricone & A. M. Facciolongo Page: 799 - 809

This study aimed to evaluate the effects of faba bean, white lupin and pea seed when fed as protein supplements on growth performance, carcass characteristics and haematological characteristics of growing lambs. Forty-eight Gentile di Puglia male lambs, weaned at 38…

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Effects of dietary inclusion of Opuntia ficus-indica on the glycemia and productive performance in lactating sows

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
G. Ordaz, A. Juárez, K. Vargas, R.E. Pérez & R. Ortiz Page: 824 - 834

Sows with increased blood glucose during late gestation may have decreased feed intake in lactation. Supplying dietary fibre to the sow reportedly modulates blood glucose and improves feed intake. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of…

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Effects of clove powder supplementation on performance, blood biochemistry, and immune responses in broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
S.I. Al-Mufarrej, E.H. Fazea, H.H. Al-Baadani & M.M. Qaid Page: 835 - 844

The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of clove (Syzygium aromaticum) supplementation levels on performance, blood parameters, and immune response of broilers. A total of 336 one-day-old broilers were assigned to one of eight treatments: 1% to…

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Identification of genomic regions that contribute to wet carcass syndrome in sheep

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
L. van der Westhuizen, M.D. MacNeil, M.M. Scholtz & F.W.C. Neser Page: 845 - 856

Wet carcass syndrome (WCS), which is observed predominantly in sheep, affects carcass quality negatively. After slaughter the carcass appears to be ‘wet’ with a subcutaneous accumulation of watery fluid. Not all animals in a contemporary group are afflicted, and experimental…

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Alchemilla vulgaris effects on egg production and quality expressed by heat-stressed quail during the late laying period

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
F. Akdemir, A. Köseman & I. Şeker Page: 857 - 868

Potential for mitigating effects of heat stress through dietary Alchemilla vulgaris (AV) supplementation during the late laying period of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) were investigated. A 2 x 3 factorial arrangement of environmental temperature (ET) regimes and levels of…

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Natural feed additives for broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
F.M.F. Hayajneh Page: 869 - 875

The study aims to evaluate the effects of ginger root powder and apple cider vinegar as natural feed additives on growth performance, meat quality, antimicrobial activity, and blood parameters of broiler chicken. A total of 450 one-day-old unsexed broiler chicks…

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The in vitro investigation of lycopene effects on post-thawed ram sperm

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
H.M. Souza, L.C.P. Arruda, M.M. Monteiro, I.H.A.V. Nery, R.A.J. Araújo Silva, A.S. Oliveira, A.M. Batista & M.M.P. Guerra Page: 876 - 883

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of lycopene on quality parameters of cryopreserved ram semen. Semen samples were collected from three Santa Inês rams to form a seminal pool (n = 8). Aliquots from each pool were diluted…

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Effect of zinc sources on milk yield, milk composition and plasma concentration of metabolites in dairy cows

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
S. Bakhshizadeh, F. Mirzaei Aghjehgheshlag, A. Taghizadeh, J. Seifdavati & B. Navidshad Page: 884 - 891

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different sources of zinc (Zn) on feed intake, milk yield, milk composition, and blood metabolites. Twenty-four dairy cows were randomly allocated to one of four treatments in a randomized complete block…

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Effects of electrical stimulation and age at slaughter on carcass and meat quality of two Sudanese Baggara beef types

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
A.D.A. Biraima, A.M. Mohammed & E.C. Webb Page: 904 - 913

This study aimed to evaluate the influences of electrical stimulation (ES), age at slaughter, and breed type on muscle pH, the decline in carcass temperature, and meat quality attributes of Sudanese indigenous Baggara cattle. Eighty Baggara bulls, representative of Nyalawi…

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Safflower seeds in the diet of feedlot lambs improved fat carcass, colour, and fatty acid profile of the meat

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
M.S. Ferreira, R.H.T.B. Goes, A.C. Martinez, J.R. Gandra, A.R.M. Fernandes, W.A. Gonçales Júnior, C.A.L. Cardoso, K.C.S. Brabes & O.R. Machado Neto Page: 922 - 933

The aim of this study was to evaluate intake, performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality of lambs fed finishing diets containing 0%, 7.5% and 15% safflower seeds (Carthamus tinctorius) as a replacement for corn and soybean meal. Thirty-six male lambs…

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Use of a hydroalcoholic extract of Salix alba L. bark powder in diets of broilers exposed to high heat stress

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
M. Saracila, T.D. Panaite, C. Soica, C. Tabuc, M. Olteanu, C. Predescu, C.M. Rotar & R.D. Criste Page: 944 - 956

A study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary hydroalcoholic willow bark extract powder (HWE) supplemented to broilers (14–42 days old) that were exposed to heat stress, on the performance, serum biochemical parameters, liver oxidative status and caecal microflora.…

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Effects of fermented wheat-rice distillers dried grains with solubles on meat quality and amino acid profile in broilers

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
C. Yang, X. Tang, H. Yang, Q. Tang, J. Tang & D. Bin Page: 957 - 965

The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of replacing distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with fermented DDGS (FDDGS) on meat quality and serum amino acid profiles in Chinese yellow broilers. Forty-eight 42-day-old male Chinese yellow broilers…

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Bromide: A potential risk to livestock production in South Africa

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
N.H. Casey, H.L. Lucht & B. Reijnders Page: 977 - 983

Bromide (Br-) concentrations (mg/L) in groundwater range from no observed adverse effect levels (NOAEL), which is considered safe, and increase to constituent of concern (COC) when the concentrations approach the recommended maximum levels for safety, and to potentially hazardous chemical…

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