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Arbuscular mycorrhizae inoculation of einkorn wheat affects fatty acid, nutrient and mineral concentrations

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
T. Ayaşan, S. Esen, V. Kader Esen, H. Eseceli & E. Cabi Page: 600 - 606

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) inoculation, which was administered to increase the quality of einkorn wheat in its fatty acid composition, quality and mineral concentration. Wheat grown from AM inoculated seed…

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Adding wheat to a pre-partum diet of Holstein cows favours post-partum protein utilization and benefits calcium status

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
H.M. Alamouti, H. Amanlou, K. Rezayazdi, M. Vazirigohar, M.Z. Ihsan & M.N. Tahir Page: 588 - 599

This study evaluated the effects of replacing corn with wheat on the lactation performance, ruminal fermentation, plasma metabolites and hormonal profiles of multiparous Holstein cows. Thirty-four multiparous cows were divided into two equal groups, based on parity, body condition score,…

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Performance of Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, and Naked Neck crossbreds under alternative production systems

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
M. Usman, A. Mahmud, J. Hussain & A. Javid Page: 564 - 577

The effects of the production system, breed cross, and their interaction on performance, egg quality, and hatching traits were evaluated. Rhode Island Red and Black Australorp were crossed with Naked Neck chickens (first generation RNN, and BNN, respectively). These crosses…

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Alternatives to the use of antibiotics for laying hens in growing phase

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
S.M.C. Tfaile, J.E. de Moraes, F.E.L. Budiño, D.F. Soares, N.Y. Sitanaka, K.M.R. Duarte, S.K. Kakimoto, T.L. Reis, L. Amoroso & C.C. Pizzolante Page: 553 - 563

This study evaluated the performance, immune response to vaccination, digestive organs, intestinal histomorphometry, and microbiological development in the diet and litter of Isa Brown strains at growing receiving phase alternative additives in the place of antibiotics. Four treatments were arrayed…

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Reusing intravaginal progesterone releasing devices for oestrous synchoronization in ewes

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
Y.I. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M.T. Sánchez-Torres, J.L. Cordero-Mora, J.L. Figueroa-Velasco, J. Cortés-Zorrilla, J.A. Martínez-Aispuro & M. Cardenas-León Page: 529 - 536

In this study, the second use of an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device or controlled intravaginal drug release device (CIDR) was evaluated. After a first use of 11 days, the CIDR was again used for either nine or 12 days with 200…

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Joint genetic analysis for dairy cattle performance across countries in sub-Saharan Africa

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
O. Opoola, G. Banos, J.M.K. Ojango, R. Mrode, G. Simm, C.B. Banga, L.M. Beffa & M.G.G. Chagunda Page: 507 - 520

This study assessed the feasibility of across-country genetic evaluation of dairy cattle in sub-Saharan Africa where data on livestock production are scarce. Genetic parameters were estimated for the 305-day milk yield in the first lactation and across five lactations, for…

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Concentrations of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in South African Mutton Merino sheep fed various sources of roughage

  • 2020
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 50
H.A. O’Neill, O.B. Einkamerer, B.T. Elago & A. Ganswindt Page: 501 - 506

The objective of this study was to determine whether various sources of roughage in nutritionally balanced feedlot diets would evoke a stress response in sheep. A nutritional stress response test was performed on 20 ewes, randomly divided into four treatment…

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Forage allowances offered to pregnant ewes until middle and late gestation: Organ priorities on foetus development

  • 2020
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 50
M. J. Abud, A. Bielli, J. Ithurralde, A. Freitas-de-Melo, A. Álvarez-Oxiley, Á. López-Pérez, R. Ungerfeld & R. Pérez-Clariget Page: 471 - 480

Effect of forage allowance before conception and until mid or late gestation was evaluated for effects on foetal and neonatal weights, carcass, nervous systems, metabolic and reproductive organ weights, body dimensions, and variation in intensity of the effects among organs.…

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Effects of supplementing geese with green sweet sorghum stalks on microbiota in segments of the gastrointestinal tract

  • 2020
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 50
H. Zhong, Z. Liu, M. Liang, Q. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Luo, J. Sun, C. Zhang, Q. Li & C. Wang Page: 421 - 433

To explore the effects of supplementing a basal diet with green sweet sorghum stalks on the gut microbiota in geese, one hundred and twenty 28-day-old geese were divided into two groups. Group 1 was fed a basal diet and group…

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