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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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Effect of zinc and probiotics supplementation on performance and immune organs morphology in heat stressed broilers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
M. Shah, H. Zaneb, S. Masood, I. Khan, A. Sikandar, S. Ashraf, H.F. Rehman, M.M. Usman, F.A. Khan, H. Amanullah & H. Rehman Page: 1017 - 1025

The dietary supplementation of trace minerals and probiotics has long been practiced to reduce the harmful effects of high environmental temperature in poultry. The study aimed to assess the effect of single or combined supplementation of ZnSO4•H2O and probiotic (Protexin®)…

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The comparison of three media on the in vitro maturation rate of pig oocytes

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
G.M. Pyoos, A.M. Maqhashu, M.M. Scholtz & T.L. Nedambale Page: 1026 - 1031

In vitro embryo production in pigs remains a challenging obstacle, given the high rate of polyspermy following in vitro fertilization. Improving the efficiency of successful in vitro maturation, which leads to sequential in vitro fertilization and culture, augments the need…

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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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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: 1066 - 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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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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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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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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