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Effects of garlic supplementation on in vitro nutrient digestibility, rumen fermentation, and gas production

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
M.R. Kekana, D. Luseba & M.C. Muyu Page: 271 - 279

Garlic contains secondary metabolites with antimicrobial properties that can alter nutrient digestibility and rumen fermentation, similar to other antimicrobial products. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effects of garlic powder and garlic juice on in vitro nutrient…

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Inclusion of rapeseed and pumpkin seed cakes in diets for Murciano-Granadina goats alters the fatty acid profile of milk

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
I.M. Boldea, C. Dragomir, M.A. Gras & M. Ropotă Page: 262 - 270

The objective of this research was to assess the effects of including oil-rich feedstuffs in diets for lactating goats on the fatty acid (FA) profile of their milk. Thirty-six Murciano-Granadina goats were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, namely a…

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Carcass characteristics and meat quality of sheep fed buffelgrass silage to replace corn silage

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
E.G. Silva, G.G.L. Araújo, T.M. Barros e Silva, G.C. Gois, E.M. Santos, J.S. Oliveira, F.S. Campos, A.F. Perazzo, O.L. Ribeiro, S.M. Yamamoto Page: 231 - 240

The aim of the study was to evaluate the carcass characteristics, proximate composition, and sensorial attributes of meat from sheep fed diets in which buffelgrass silage replaced corn silage. Thirty-two intact male crossbred Santa Inês sheep with an average live…

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Fatty acid profile and in vitro rumen fermentation characteristics of maize silage augmented with canola silage

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
L. A. Mejía Uribe, I. A. Domínguez Vara, F. Hernández Ruipérez, A. A. Rayas Amor & E. Morales Almaráz Page: 212 - 220

The objective was to investigate the effect of replacing maize silage (MS) with canola silage (CS) on the chemical composition and fatty acid (FA) profile of total mixed rations (TMR) containing these silages, and on in vitro rumen fermentation and…

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Effects of oregano essential oil and capsicum extract on fattening, serum constituents, and rumen fermentation of lambs

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
H.B. Ünlü, H.H. İpçak, Ç. Kandemir, M. Özdoğan & Ö. Canbolat Page: 172 - 179

This study investigated dietary supplementation of weaned lambs with Origanum vulgare essential oil and Capsicum oleoresin (chilli pepper) extract. Thirty-six eight-week-old male and female Menemen lambs were used in this study. Three dietary treatment groups consisted of T1, an unsupplemented…

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Influence of phytate and phytase on performance, bone, and blood parameters of broilers at 42 days old

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
J. Broch, V.D.L. Savaris, L. Wachholz, E.H. Cirilo, G.L.S. Tesser, W.J. Pacheco, C. Eyng, G.M. Pesti & R.V. Nunes Page: 160 - 171

The objective was to evaluate the effect of diets containing various levels of phytate and phytase on broilers from 1 to 42 days old. The treatments consisted of a combination of diets containing high (HP), medium (MP) and low (LP)…

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Effects of stocking density on growth and skin quality of grower Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus)

  • 2021
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 51
E.C. Webb, D.M. Veldsman, J.G. Myburgh & G.E. Swan Page: 142 - 150

Intensive Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) farming operates with considerable variation in housing and stocking density. In this study, current commercial stocking densities for crocodilians were investigated using 261 grower-phase crocodiles (15 months old, average total body length 94.5 cm, and…

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Note on in vitro digestion of avocado products for pigs

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
J. Ly, P. Fránquez, G. Rodríguez, C. Lemus, I.A. Dominguez & F. Grageola Page: 138 - 141

In vitro (pepsin/pancreatin) digestibility coefficients of pulp, seed, and peel of avocados of the Creole and Hass varieties were studied according to a 2 x 3 factorial arrangement in which the factors were the variety and parts of the fruit.…

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