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Diurnal ingestive behaviour of steers grazing Alexander grass with various levels of nitrogen and feed supplements

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
T. Venturini, L.F.G. Menezes, W. Paris, J.L. Noernberg, L.R. Segabinazzi, F.L.M. Paula, A.M.O. Dias & E.F.C.O. Lazzarotto Page: 955 - 960

Given the increasing availability of new cultivars with high yield potential, the use of annual tropical forages to improve cattle production systems is increasing and therefore warrants more research. The objective of this study was to quantify the influence of…

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Serum biochemical profile of two broiler strains supplemented with vitamin E, raw ginger (Zingiber officinale) and L-carnitine under high ambient temperatures

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
Z. Rehman, N. Chand, R.U. Khan, S. Naz & I.A. Alhidary Page: 936 - 942

In this study, the authors evaluated the comparative effects of dietary supplementation of ginger (Zingiber officinale), vitamin E and L-carnitine on certain blood parameters of two strains of broilers in summer. A total of 320 broiler chicks (Hubbard and Cobb)…

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Characterization of seminal plasma constituents of unimproved indigenous and Tankwa goats

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
F.V. Ramukhithi, K.A. Nephawe, K.C. Lehloenya, M.M. Seshoka, T. Jonker, A. Kotze, T.C. Chokoe & T.L. Nedambale Page: 944 - 953

The aim of the study was to characterize and compare seminal plasma constituents of unimproved indigenous and Tankwa goats. In this study, unimproved indigenous (11) and Tankwa (11) goats were used. Their average age was 3 ± 0.8 years and…

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Effects of various levels of organic acids and of virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulins and microbial population of broiler chicks

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
K. Ghazvinian, A. Seidavi, V. Laudadio, M. Ragni & V. Tufarelli Page: 961 - 967

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of various levels of organic acids and virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulin and microbial population of broiler chickens. This trial was conducted in a completely randomized design using five treatments and…

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Influence of dietary supplementation of probiotics on intestinal histo-morphometry, blood chemistry and gut health status of broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
A. Biswas, N. Junaid, M. Kumawat, S. Qureshi & A.B. Mandal Page: 968 - 976

The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum, on histo-morphologic measurements of the small intestine and on the gut health status of broiler chickens. A total of 240…

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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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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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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 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 extruded linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) on performance and meat quality in Podolian young bulls

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
S. Tarricone, M.A. Colonna, F. Giannico, A.M. Facciolongo, A. Caputi Jambrenghi & M. Ragni Page: 781 - 789

This study compared effects of a diet containing 3% extruded linseed (EL) (Linum usitatissimum L.) with a control diet (C) on growth, carcass traits, and meat quality in young Podolian bulls. After 208 days on feed, the bulls were slaughtered…

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Effects of selenium and flaxseed on selenium content and antioxidant properties of eggs and immune response in hens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
H. Moslehi, B. Navidshad, S.D. Sharifi & F.M. Aghjegheshlagh Page: 770 - 780

This study aimed to evaluate effects of supplementing the diets of laying hens with different sources of Se and different levels of flaxseed on egg Se concentration, yolk antioxidant properties and immune response. In a completely randomized design, 384 Hy-Line…

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Oregano essential oil in the diet of broilers: performance, carcass characteristics, and blood parameters

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
G. Eler, A.V.C. Gomes, B.S. Trindade, L.S.L. Almeida, F. Dilelis, V.S. Cardoso & C.A.R. Lima Page: 753 - 762

Efficacy of the phytogenic feed additive oregano essential oil (OEO) (Origanum vulgare L.) was assessed as an alternative to an antibiotic as a growth promoter (AGP) in broiler diets. Three hundred male broiler chicks were assigned to five treatments, which consisted of diets with…

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Growth performance, carcass traits, and blood biochemistry of broiler chicks fed with low-fibre sunflower meal and phytase

  • 2019
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 49
G. Ciurescu, A. Vasilachi, D. Grigore & H. Grosu Page: 735 - 745

This study was designed to evaluate the impact of graded replacements of soybean meal (SBM) with low-fibre sunflower meal (LF-SFM), with and without phytase supplementation, on growth performance, carcass traits, and plasma profile of broilers. A total of 800 mixed…

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