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Effect of microbial inoculants on the chemical composition and aerobic stability of Tanzania guinea grass silages

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
V.H. Bumbieris Junior, E.H. Horst, V.A.P. Guimarães, F.L. Massaro Junior, G.J. Moraes, D.A.R. Meza & S. Galbeiro Page: 81 - 87

The present study evaluated the effects of microbial inoculants on chemical changes and aerobic stability efficiency in Tanzania guinea grass silage. The treatments consisted of C: silage without inoculant; I: silage inoculated with Lactobacillus plantarum (CCT 0580) 8.0 x 109…

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Internal quality of commercial eggs stored under conditions that simulate storage from laying to consumption

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
R.A. Souza, J.L.M. Mello, F.B. Ferrari, A. Giampietro-Ganeco, P.A. Souza, H. Borba & C.C. Pizzolante Page: 46 - 52

This study evaluated the effects on the internal quality of eggs of various storage environments through which eggs may pass between being laid and being consumed. Commercial eggs (N = 648) from Dekalb White hens were used. Treatments consisted of…

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Behaviour, welfare, and tibia traits of fast- and slow-growing chickens reared in intensive and free range systems

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
A. Ghayas, J. Hussain, A. Mahmud, M.H. Jaspal, H.M. Ishaq & A. Hussain Page: 22 - 32

The behaviour, welfare, and tibia characteristics of fast- and slow-growing chickens were evaluated in free-range and intensive production systems. A total of 720 birds of three strains were subjected to these systems after 21 days of rearing under the same…

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Effects of guavira fruit (Campomanesia adamantium) peel extract on performance and meat quality of broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
M.L. Lohmann, C. Eyng, R.V. Nunes, E.J.S. Argandona, C.A.C. Correia, T.L. Köhler & A.P.G.C. Costa Page: 11 - 21

This article assessed the performance, carcass yield, and meat quality of finishing broilers fed increasing levels of hydroethanolic extract of guavira fruit peel (HEGP) were assessed. A total of 480, three-weeks-old male broilers were randomly allocated to dietary levels of…

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Effect of chitosan oligosaccharide and valine on growth, serum hormone levels and meat quality of broilers

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 51
Iftikhar Ahmed, Nabila Roohi & Ayesha Roohi Page: 1 - 10

Chitosan oligosaccharide (COS) and valine (Val) supplementation will improve growth performance, carcass traits, hormonal profile and meat quality in broilers. To evaluate this hypothesis, based on a 2×4 factorial arrangement, 480 male broilers (Ross 708) were randomly placed in eight…

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Supplementation of diets for piglets with L-Arginine and powdered whole milk

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
F.A.M. Bem, L.A.F. Pascoal, J.H.V. da Silva, T.D.D. Martins, R.R. Guerra, J.L.S. de Almeida, J.M.S. Almeida & J.M.M. Batista Page: 863 - 873

The objective of this study was to evaluate the supplementation of L-Arginine in diets with and without dairy products for piglets weaned at 21 days old. Thirty-two animals with initial mean weight of 5.16 ± 1.92 kg and from the…

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Dietary inclusion of ensiled avocado oil cake affects growth, nutrient digestion, and carcass characteristics of pigs

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
M.L. Seshoka, P.J. Fourie, A.T. Kanengoni, I.M.M. Malebana, R.S. Thomas & B.D. Nkosi Page: 847 - 854

In this experiment, the effects were evaluated of various dietary inclusion levels of avocado oil cake (AOC) silage on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and carcass characteristics in pigs. A mixture of 70% AOC, 25% wheat bran, and 5% sugarcane molasses…

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Effects of feed particle size on energy values for broiler chickens at various ages

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
R. Frank, P.C. Pozza, C. Scherer, R.A. Schöne, A.S. Avila, P.L. Oliveira, J. Broch, C. Eyng & R.V. Nunes Page: 830 - 839

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of various geometric mean diameters (GMDs) of particles of corn, pelleted soybean meal and a corn-soy mixture in the proportion of 70% and 30%, respectively, on the nutritional value of…

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Identifying sequence variation in cation channel sperm associated genes in Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra)

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
R.M. Smith, A. Kotzé, J.P. Grobler & D.L. Dalton Page: 807 - 813

The Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) has recovered from near extinction over more than eight decades. While their numbers have increased, populations remain isolated with low genetic diversity. With more than 75 new populations being founded and more than…

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