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Forage quality and performance of sheep in Massai grass pastures managed at pre-grazing canopy heights

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.V. Emerenciano Neto, G.S. Difante, Â.M.Q. Lana, H.R. Medeiros, E.M. Aguiar, D.B. Montagner & J.S. Souza Page: 1073 - 1081

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pasture height at pre-grazing of Massai grass on the quality of available forage, forage intake and the performance of lambs raised for meat production. The treatments consisted of four…

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Application of immunocastration in a commercial Dohne Merino ram flock before weaning (Technical note)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
T. Needham, H. Lambrechts & L.C. Hoffman Page: 1115 - 1120

The influence of pre-weaning immunocastration on the growth, incidences of reaction to vaccination, serum testosterone concentration and slaughter performance of ram lambs was determined and compared to that of physically castrated lambs. Immunocastration was performed using two doses of 2…

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Prediction of foal individual primal cuts yield using video image analysis

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.M. Lorenzo, C.M. Guedes, N. Zdolec, M.V. Sarriés, D. Franco, P. De Palo, V. Muchenje & S.R. Silva Page: 1057 - 1065

The aim of this work was to use video image analysis (VIA) technology to predict the individual primal cuts of the equine carcass. For this study, a total of 42 foal carcasses were dissected into eight primal cuts (shoulder, top…

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Dried brewers’ grain as a replacement for soybean meal on nutrient digestibility and rumen parameters of cattle

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
A. Faccenda, M.A. Zambom, A.S. Avila, T. Fernandes, M.M. Stum, J. Garcias, R.C.R. Tinini & A.L.G. Dias Page: 1093 - 1098

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of replacing soybean meal with dried brewers’ grains (DBG) in intake and digestibility of the nutrients and the ruminal parameters of cattle. Four ruminal cannulated Jersey oxen with initial body…

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Growth performance, fatty acid profile and lipid oxidative stability of breast muscle in chickens fed probiotics and antibiotics or their mixture

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
N.R. Abdulla, A.B. Sabow, H.L. Foo, T.C. Loh & A.M. Zamri Page: 1082 - 1092

This study assessed the effects of dietary supplementation of probiotics, antibiotics and an antibiotic-probiotics mixture on growth performance of broilers, and the fatty acid profile and oxidative stability of broiler breast muscle.  A total of 480 one-day-old broiler chicks (Cobb…

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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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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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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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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: 954 - 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: 935 - 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: 943 - 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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