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The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) has recently undertaken the task of changing the way the journal submission process is handled. In collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) it has developed an Online Journal Management System to facilitate the Journal Submission & Review Process.

Authors are kindly requested to submit all future articles for publication in the SA Journal of Animal Science via the Online Journal Management system.

If you experience any problems with the system, please contact the Editor at jvryssen@up.ac.za

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Effects of non-steroidal growth implant and dietary zilpaterol hydrochloride on growth and carcass characteristics of feedlot lambs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
E.C Webb, J. Allen & S.D. Morris Page: 601 - 608

The effects of steroidal growth implants alone or in combination with β-adrenergic agonist feed additives have not been studied thoroughly in mutton sheep in South African feedlot conditions. This study investigated the effects of a non-steroidal growth implant zeranol (Ralgro®),…

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Effects of fermented bamboo vinegar liquid on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal Escherichia coli concentration and ammonia emissions in growing pigs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
S.T. Ahmed, H-S. Mun, S-B. Son & C-J. Yang Page: 621 - 626

Fermented bamboo vinegar liquid (FBVL) was prepared through liquid fermentation of bamboo vinegar with multispecies probiotics, and its effect on growing pigs was investigated. A 42-day feeding trial with 84 growing pigs (28.0 ± 0.08 kg) was conducted to evaluate…

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Effects of air temperature on physiology and productive performance of pigs during growing and finishing phases

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
R.F. Oliveira, R.H.R. Moreira1, M.L.T. Abreu, M.P. Gionbelli, A.O. Teixeira, V.S. Cantarelli & R.A. Ferreira Page: 627 - 635

Thirty-six castrated male pigs were used to determine the influence of thermal environment and reduction of consumption on performance and carcass composition. Animals were housed in two climate chambers. In one, animals were in thermal comfort (TN) (22 °C), and…

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Meat production characteristics of Turkish native breeds: I. Fattening, slaughter and carcass traits of lambs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
Y. Aksoy, M. Uğurlu, A. Önenç, E. Şirin, U. Şen, Ü. Çiçek, Z. Ulutaş & M. Kuran Page: 665 - 672

The present study was conducted to determine the slaughter and carcass traits of male lambs of the Akkaraman (A), Morkaraman (M), Awassi (IW), Karayaka (KR), Kıvırcık (KV) and Middle Anatolian Merino (MAM) sheep breeds. Fattening of all lambs started when…

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Effect of various levels of isoflavone aglycone-enriched fermented soybean meal on redox status, serum hormones and milk quality in ewes

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
Z. Luo, S. Yu, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, W. Xu & J. Xu Page: 673 - 682

The study investigated the effects of various levels of isoflavone aglycone-enriched fermented soybean meal (FSBM) on the redox status, serum hormones and milk quality of ewes from late pregnancy to early lactation. Twenty Chongming White ewes were chosen and divided…

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Effects of protein sources on performance, carcass composition, blood parameters and meat quality in Charolais heifers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
M. Ragni, M.A. Colonna, A. Lestingi, S. Tarricone, F. Giannico, G. Marsico & A.M. Facciolongo Page: 683 - 694

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of feeding faba bean and sweet lupin as alternative protein sources to soybean on productive performance, blood parameters, carcass composition, and chemical-physical characteristics of meat and its fatty acid…

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Partial replacement of soybean meal with pumpkin seed cake in lamb diets: Effects on carcass traits, haemato-chemical parameters and fatty acids in meat

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
Z. Antunović, Ž. Klir, M. Šperanda, V. Sičaja, D. Čolović, B. Mioč & J. Novoselec Page: 695 - 704

The composition of lamb diets has an effect on production traits and meat quality, especially fatty acid proportions. Recently, in organic farming, soybean meal has frequently been replaced with feedstuffs that are rich in protein. The aim of the present…

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Productive aspects of pigs fed forage cactus silage associated with feed restriction

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
G.M. Araújo, T.D.D. Martins, P.E.N. Givisiez, L.A.F. Pascoal, R.S. Oliveira, A.C. Oliveira, J.H.V. Silva & R.R. Guerra Page: 705 - 716

This study aimed to evaluate the use of silage of forage cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) in diets for finishing pigs. Two experiments were conducted: the first for digestibility and the second for performance. In the performance trial, the quantitative levels…

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Short-term liquid storage of ram semen in various extenders

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
N. Maksimović, A. Milovanović, T. Barna, V. Caro Petrović, V. Pantelić, M. Lazarević & I. Stojanov Page: 717 - 723

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of three extenders on ram sperm quality after short-term liquid storage (24 hours’ holding time). The study included 20 crossbred rams (Pirot Pramenka x Wurttemberg x Ile de France), 12…

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Digestible threonine and its effects on growth performance, gut morphology and carcass characteristics in broiler Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
M.F. Rasheed, M.A. Rashid, Saima, A. Mahmud, M.S. Yousaf & M.I. Malik Page: 724 - 733

Threonine is the third limiting amino acid in corn-soy-based poultry diets and has an important role in body and intestinal development of chicken. Although work on threonine (Thr) in chicken is well established, information about the effects of digestible threonine…

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Performance, water intake, carcass characteristics and intestinal histomorphology of broilers supplemented with phytase

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
L. van Emmenes, E. Pieterse & L.C. Hoffman Page: 734 - 742

A 32-day experiment was conducted to study the effects of supplementation of phytase enzyme, Ronozyme® HiPhos (DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland), on the production parameters, water intake, intestinal histomorphology, carcass characteristics and bone mineralization of broiler chickens. A total of…

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