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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

Impact Factor: 0.653

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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Supranutritional supplementation of vitamin E influences mitochondrial proteome profile of post-mortem longissimus lumborum from feedlot heifers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
C. Zhai, S.P. Suman, M.N. Nair, S. Li, X. Luo, C.M. Beach, B.N. Harsh, D.D. Boler, A.C. Dilger & D.W. Shike Page: 1140 - 1147

Supplementation of vitamin E improves beef colour stability by minimizing lipid oxidation-induced myoglobin oxidation. Mitochondria affect myoglobin redox stability, and dietary vitamin E influences mitochondrial functionality in skeletal muscles. Nonetheless, the influence of vitamin E on the mitochondrial proteome of…

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Effect of natural zeolite on live weight changes, ruminal fermentation and nitrogen metabolism of ewe lambs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.A. Roque-Jiménez, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, R. Rojo-Rubio, G.D. Mendoza, A. Vazquez, J.A. Cayetano De Jesus & H.A. Lee-Rangel Page: 1148 - 1155

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of natural zeolite on the performance and nitrogen metabolism of Rambouillet ewe lambs. Forty Rambouillet ewe lambs with an initial weight of 41.06 ± 3.9 kg were randomly assigned to…

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Palm kernel expellers as an alternative ingredient in growing pig diets

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J. Choe, J.H. Cho, J.N. Kim, B. Kim, S. Kim, J.J. Lee, D. Mun, S. Oh, Y. Kim, H.B. Kim & M. Song Page: 1156 - 1163

This study evaluated the effects of palm kernel expellers in growing diets on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and carcass and meat quality characteristics of growing-finishing pigs. A total of 88 growing pigs were randomly assigned to two dietary treatment groups.…

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Editorial

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
V. Muchenje Page: 1 - 1

In the past few years, the South African Journal of Animal Science (SAJAS) has taken great strides in advancing animal science and sustainable use of natural resources. Its impact factor rose from 0.143 (2003) to 0.511 (current). Through the dedication…

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Dead-in-shell positions of near-term ostrich embryos

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
Z. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, I.A. Malecki & C.R. Brown Page: 2 - 6

The patterns of embryonic development in ostriches, especially in the last stage of hatching, are still not well understood. This study examined between 3468 and 3484 dead-in-shell (DIS) eggs with chicks that died between day 35 and day 42 of…

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