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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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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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“Male effect” and “temporary weaning” in synchronization of post-partum ovarian activity in Pelibuey ewes

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
J.A. Hernández-Marín, C. Cortez-Romero, C.A. Herrera-Corredor, P. Pérez-Hernández, A. Pro-Martínez & J. Gallegos-Sánchez Page: 743 - 750

To evaluate the response of the “male effect” and “temporary weaning” on the synchronization of post-partum ovarian activity in Pelibuey ewes, an experiment was carried out using 78 Pelibuey ewes with suckling lambs. The ewes were separated from their offspring…

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Effects of three slow-release urea inclusions in rice straw-based diets on yearling Bali bull performances

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
D. Kardaya, K.G. Wiryawan, A. Parakkasi & H.M. Winugroho Page: 751 - 757

The effects of slow-release zinc-urea complexes (ZnU), urea-impregnated zeolite (UZ) and zinc-urea-impregnated zeolite (ZnUZ) on the performance of yearling Bali bulls were assessed using 20 Bali bulls (145.3 ± 2.5 kg bodyweight (BW)), which were allocated to five treatments and…

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Response in nutritionally related blood metabolites, carcass traits and primal pork cuts of slow growing Windsnyer pigs fed on varying levels of potato hash silage

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
C.N. Ncobela, A.T. Kanengoni & M. Chimonyo Page: 770 - 778

The response of Windsnyer pigs to diets containing varying levels of potato hash silage in nutritionally related blood biochemistry, carcass traits and primal pork was estimated. Thirty-six growing clinically healthy male Windsnyer pigs with an initial weight of 36 kg…

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Meat in a sustainable food system

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
V. Muchenje, F.E. Mukumbo & Y.Z. Njisane Page: 818 - 828

Meat has been an important component of the human diet for centuries as a rich source of essential nutrients required for development, growth and maintenance. In addition to its nutritional value, meat production and processing provide employment and income generation…

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Fertility in dairy cows and ways to improve it

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
C.J.C. Muller, S.W.P. Cloete & J.A. Botha Page: 858 - 868

The fertility of dairy cows affects the genetic improvement and financial sustainability of dairy herds. Fertility is a complex trait that is affected by several factors. Genetically, fertility is difficult to improve because of low heritability. Cows that do not…

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Effect of dietary supplementation with medium chain fatty acids on growth performance, intestinal histomorphology, lipid profile and intestinal microflora of broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
B. Baltić, J. Ćirić, D. Šefer, A. Radovanović, J. Đorđević, M. Glišić, M. Bošković M.Ž. Baltić, V. Đorđević & R. Marković Page: 885 - 896

The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) diet supplementation on growth performance, intestinal histomorphology, serum biochemistry and intestinal microflora of broiler chickens. The study was performed on 180 one-day-old broilers of…

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