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Available volumes for Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development since 2008

Available volumes (1-8) for SA Anim Sci from 2000 to 2007

Can avocado meal replace maize meal in broiler diets?

  • 2013
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 6
J.B.J. van Ryssen, A. Skenjana & W.A. van Niekerk Page: 22 - 27

After the oil has been extracted from avocado fruits that were unsuitable for the fresh fruit market, a product, avocado meal (AM), remains as a waste product, and this product is causing a disposal problem for fruit distributers. An investigation…

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The effect of housing and anthelmintic treatment on pre-weaning kid death rate and infestation with gastrointestinal helminthes

  • 2013
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 6
A.T. Chikwanda, C. Mutisi, S. Sibanda, S.M. Makuza, N.T. Kusina & D. Chikwanda Page: 32 - 35

The effects of type of goat housing and provision of anthelmintic treatment on kid mortality and the prevalence of internal parasites were investigated in this study. Thirty six flocks of goats, of multiple ages and mixed sexes, belonging to Rushinga…

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Research on pre-slaughter stress and meat quality: A review of challenges faced under practical conditions

  • 2012
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 5
A.Y. Chulayo, O. Tada & V. Muchenje Page: 1 - 6

Transportation and handling of animals are important components in meat production systems. Animals destined for slaughter are stressed by factors such as loading, transportation, restraint, handling, and novelty of the slaughter environment, adverse weather conditions, hunger, thirst and fatigue. When…

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The status of maize stover utilization as feed for livestock in Kiambu and Thika districts of Kenya: Constraints and opportunities

  • 2011
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 4
M. Syomiti, M. Wanyoike, R.G. Wahome & J.K.N. Kuria Page: 8 - 13

Maize stover is an important feed resource in smallholder crop/livestock production systems. A situation analysis survey was undertaken in four administrative divisions, namely Kiambu and Githuguri in the Kiambu district and Gatanga and Kamwangi in the Thika district as representatives…

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The analysis of breeding structure in the modern context

  • 2011
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 4
Charl Hunlun Page: 14 - 21

The analysis of the breeding structure of a livestock breed is generally considered as “old” technology and was, generally, cumbersome to achieve. The advent of modern computerised animal recording databases and faster and more powerful computers have made this kind…

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Livestock systems and competing claims for land at the wildlife-based tourism/livestock interface

  • 2010
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 3
Petronella Chaminuka, Henk Udo, Karen Eilers & Akke van der Zijpp Page: 6 - 10

This paper discusses competition for land between communal grazing livestock systems and emerging preferences for wildlife-based tourism land uses in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Renewed efforts to improve livestock production as a tool for rural development in Southern Africa…

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Estimation of live body weight from the heart girth measurement in KwaZulu-Natal goats

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
J.F. de Villiers, S.T. Gcumisa, S.A. Gumede, S.P. Thusi, T.J. Dugmore, M. Cole, J.F. du Toit, A.F. Vatta and C. Stevens Page: 1 - 8

This study was conducted to determine if heart girth measurements can be used effectively in the prediction of live body weights of goats in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and to assist in developing a heart girth measuring tape. This is especially aimed…

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