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  1. Research

    Artificial rearing influences the morphology, permeability and redox state of the gastrointestinal tract of low and normal birth weight piglets

    In this study the physiological implications of artificial rearing were investigated. Low (LBW) and normal birth weight (NBW) piglets were compared as they might react differently to stressors caused by artifi...

    Hans Vergauwen, Jeroen Degroote, Sara Prims, Wei Wang, Erik Fransen, Stefaan De Smet, Christophe Casteleyn, Steven Van Cruchten, Joris Michiels and Chris Van Ginneken

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:30

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  2. Research

    Mitochondrial DNA T7719G in tRNA-Lys gene affects litter size in Small-tailed Han sheep

    In farm animals, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) effect on economic performance remains hot-topic for breeding and genetic selection. Here, 53 maternal lineages of Small-tailed Han sheep were used to investigate the...

    Xiaoyong Chen, Dan Wang, Hai Xiang, Weitao Dun, Dave O. H. Brahi, Tao Yin and Xingbo Zhao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:31

    Published on: 1 April 2017

  3. Research

    Innate immune responses induced by lipopolysaccharide and lipoteichoic acid in primary goat mammary epithelial cells

    Innate immune responses induced by in vitro stimulation of primary mammary epithelial cells (MEC) using Gram-negative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Gram-positive lipoteichoic acid (LTA) bacterial cell wall comp...

    Omar Bulgari, Xianwen Dong, Alfred L. Roca, Anna M. Caroli and Juan J. Loor

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:29

    Published on: 1 April 2017

  4. Research

    Reproductive performance and gestational effort in relation to dietary fatty acids in guinea pigs

    Dietary saturated (SFAs) and polyunsaturated (PUFAs) fatty acids can highly affect reproductive functions by providing additional energy, modulating the biochemical properties of tissues, and hormone secretion...

    Matthias Nemeth, Eva Millesi, Carina Siutz, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Ruth Quint and Bernard Wallner

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:28

    Published on: 1 April 2017

  5. Research

    Disappearance and appearance of an indigestible marker in feces from growing pigs as affected by previous- and current-diet composition

    Indigestible markers are commonly utilized in digestion studies, but the complete disappearance or maximum appearance of a marker in feces can be affected by diet composition, feed intake, or an animal’s BW. T...

    Brandy M. Jacobs, John F. Patience, Merlin D. Lindemann, Kenneth J. Stalder and Brian J. Kerr

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:32

    Published on: 1 April 2017

  6. Research

    Preparation, characterization, antimicrobial and cytotoxicity studies of copper/zinc- loaded montmorillonite

    A series of modified montmorillonites (Mt) including zinc-loaded Mt (Zn-Mt), copper-loaded Mt (Cu-Mt), copper/zinc-loaded Mt with different Cu/Zn ratio (Cu/Zn-Mt-1, Cu/Zn-Mt-2, Cu/Zn-Mt-3) were prepared by an ...

    Lefei Jiao, Fanghui Lin, Shuting Cao, Chunchun Wang, Huan Wu, Miaoan Shu and Caihong Hu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:27

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Review

    Current and future prospects for nanotechnology in animal production

    Nanoparticles have been used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents in the human medical field for quite some time, though their application in veterinary medicine and animal production is still relatively new. ...

    Emily K. Hill and Julang Li

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:26

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research

    New approach to assess sperm DNA fragmentation dynamics: Fine-tuning mathematical models

    Sperm DNA fragmentation (sDF) has been proved to be an important parameter in order to predict in vitro the potential fertility of a semen sample. Colloid centrifugation could be a suitable technique to select...

    Isabel Ortiz, Jesús Dorado, Jane Morrell, Jaime Gosálvez, Francisco Crespo, Juan M. Jiménez and Manuel Hidalgo

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:23

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  9. Research

    Investigation of the immune effects of Scutellaria baicalensis on blood leukocytes and selected organs of the chicken’s lymphatic system

    The health of chickens and the welfare of poultry industry are central to the efforts of addressing global food security. Therefore, it is essential to study chicken immunology to maintain and improve its heal...

    Bożena Króliczewska, Stanisław Graczyk, Jarosław Króliczewski, Aleksandra Pliszczak-Król, Dorota Miśta and Wojciech Zawadzki

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:22

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  10. Review

    Review: Sugar beets as a substitute for grain for lactating dairy cattle

    Dairy cows are customarily given grains and highly digestible byproduct ingredients as additions to forage to support milk production. In many parts of the world growing seasons are short, and the grain crops ...

    Essi Evans and Ulrike Messerschmidt

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:25

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  11. Research

    Relationship between HSP90a, NPC2 and L-PGDS proteins to boar semen freezability

    The purpose of this study was to determine the association of three proteins involved in sperm function on the freezability of porcine semen: the heat shock protein 90 alpha (HSP90a), the Niemann-Pick disease ...

    Julián Valencia, Germán Gómez, Walter López, Henry Mesa and Francisco Javier Henao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:21

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  12. Research

    Fatty acid content in epididymal fluid and spermatozoa during sperm maturation in dogs

    During sperm maturation, there is a reorganization of fatty acids from plasmatic membrane of the spermatozoa, which allows higher membrane integrity and acquisition of sperm motility. However, the fatty acid p...

    Daniel S. Ramos Angrimani, Marcilio Nichi, João Diego A. Losano, Cristina F. Lucio, Gisele A. Lima Veiga, Márcia V. M. Junqueira Franco and Camila I. Vannucchi

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:18

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  13. Research

    Supplemental Smartamine M in higher-energy diets during the prepartal period improves hepatic biomarkers of health and oxidative status in Holstein cows

    Feeding higher-energy prepartum is a common practice in the dairy industry. However, recent data underscore how it could reduce performance, deepen negative energy balance, and augment inflammation and oxidati...

    Mario Vailati-Riboni, Johan S. Osorio, Erminio Trevisi, Daniel Luchini and Juan J. Loor

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:17

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  14. Research

    Comparison of rumen bacteria distribution in original rumen digesta, rumen liquid and solid fractions in lactating Holstein cows

    Original rumen digesta, rumen liquid and solid fractions have been frequently used to assess the rumen bacterial community. However, bacterial profiles in rumen original digesta, liquid and solid fractions var...

    Shoukun Ji, Hongtao Zhang, Hui Yan, Arash Azarfar, Haitao Shi, Gibson Alugongo, Shengli Li, Zhijun Cao and Yajing Wang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:16

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  15. Research

    Intermittent suckling with or without co-mingling of non-littermate piglets before weaning improves piglet performance in the immediate post-weaning period when compared with conventional weaning

    In this experiment, intermittent suckling (IS) with or without the co-mingling (CoM) of piglets was studied as a method to stimulate solid feed intake and reduce post-weaning stress.

    Diana L. Turpin, Pieter Langendijk, Kate Plush and John R. Pluske

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:14

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  16. Research

    Breed and adaptive response modulate bovine peripheral blood cells’ transcriptome

    Adaptive response includes a variety of physiological modifications to face changes in external or internal conditions and adapt to a new situation. The acute phase proteins (APPs) are reactants synthesized ag...

    Nataliya Pošćić, Tommaso Montanari, Mariasilvia D’Andrea, Danilo Licastro, Fabio Pilla, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, Andrea Minuti and Sandy Sgorlon

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:11

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  17. Research

    Effects of liquid feeding of corn condensed distiller’s solubles and whole stillage on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and sensory traits of pigs

    The immense growth in global bioethanol production has greatly increased the supply of by-products such as whole stillage and condensed distiller’s solubles, which could be potentially used for animal feeding....

    Xiaojian Yang, Carissa Nath, Alan Doering, John Goihl and Samuel Kofi Baidoo

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:9

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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