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  1. Research

    Effects of quantitative feed restriction and sex on carcass traits, meat quality and meat lipid profile of Morada Nova lambs

    An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of feed restriction (FR) and sex on the quantitative and qualitative carcass traits of Morada Nova lambs. Thirty-five animals with an initial body weight of ...

    Thiago L. A. C. de Araújo, Elzânia S. Pereira, Ivone Y. Mizubuti, Ana C. N. Campos, Marília W. F. Pereira, Eduardo L. Heinzen, Hilton C. R. Magalhães, Leilson R. Bezerra, Luciano P da Silva and Ronaldo L. Oliveira

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:46

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Research

    The influence of in ovo injection with the prebiotic DiNovo® on the development of histomorphological parameters of the duodenum, body mass and productivity in large-scale poultry production conditions

    Among various feed additives currently used in poultry nutrition, an important role is played by bioactive substances, including prebiotics. The beneficial effect of these bioactive substances on the gastroint...

    Adrianna Sobolewska, Gabriela Elminowska-Wenda, Joanna Bogucka, Agata Dankowiakowska, Anna Kułakowska, Agata Szczerba, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Michał Szpinda and Marek Bednarczyk

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:45

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Review

    Fetal and neonatal programming of postnatal growth and feed efficiency in swine

    Maternal undernutrition or overnutrition during pregnancy alters organ structure, impairs prenatal and neonatal growth and development, and reduces feed efficiency for lean tissue gains in pigs. These adverse ...

    Yun Ji, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Xiaolong Wang, Ju Li, Binggen Wang and Guoyao Wu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:42

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  4. Research

    Net protein and metabolizable protein requirements for maintenance and growth of early-weaned Dorper crossbred male lambs

    Dorper is an important breed for meat purpose and widely used in the livestock industry of the world. However, the protein requirement of Dorper crossbred has not been investigated. The current paper reports t...

    Tao Ma, Kaidong Deng, Yan Tu, Naifeng Zhang, Bingwen Si, Guishan Xu and Qiyu Diao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:40

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  5. Review

    The roles of microRNAs in regulation of mammalian spermatogenesis

    Mammalian spermatogenesis contains three continuous and organized processes, by which spermatogonia undergo mitosis and differentiate to spermatocytes, follow on meiosis to form haploid spermatids and ultimate...

    Xiaoxu Chen, Xueliang Li, Jiayin Guo, Pengfei Zhang and Wenxian Zeng

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:35

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  6. Research

    Effect of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis supplementation in diets with low- and high-protein content on ileal crude protein and amino acid digestibility and intestinal microbiota composition of growing pigs

    Bacillus spp. seem to be an alternative to antimicrobial growth promoters for improving animals’ health and performance. However, there is little information on the effect of Bacillus ...

    Chanwit Kaewtapee, Katharina Burbach, Georgina Tomforde, Thomas Hartinger, Amélia Camarinha-Silva, Sonja Heinritz, Jana Seifert, Markus Wiltafsky, Rainer Mosenthin and Pia Rosenfelder-Kuon

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:37

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  7. Research

    Peripheral leukocyte and endometrium molecular biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress are altered in peripartal dairy cows supplemented with Zn, Mn, and Cu from amino acid complexes and Co from Co glucoheptonate

    Immune dysfunction and a higher risk of uterine infections are characteristics of the transition into lactation in dairy cows. The supply of complexed trace minerals, which are more bioavailable, could help ov...

    Fernanda Batistel, Johan S. Osorio, Muhammad Rizwan Tariq, Cong Li, Jessica Caputo, Michael T. Socha and Juan J. Loor

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:33

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  8. Research

    Net energy of corn, soybean meal and rapeseed meal in growing pigs

    Two experiments were conducted to estimate the net energy (NE) of corn, soybean meal, expeller-pressed rapeseed meal (EP-RSM) and solvent-extracted rapeseed meal (SE-RSM) using indirect calorimetry and to vali...

    Zhongchao Li, Yakui Li, Zhiqian Lv, Hu Liu, Jinbiao Zhao, Jean Noblet, Fenglai Wang, Changhua Lai and Defa Li

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:44

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  9. Research

    Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation products on performance and rumen fermentation and microbiota in dairy cows fed a diet containing low quality forage

    A possible option to meet the increased demand of forage for dairy industry is to use the agricultural by-products, such as corn stover. However, nutritional value of crop residues is low and we have been seek...

    Wen Zhu, Zihai Wei, Ningning Xu, Fan Yang, Ilkyu Yoon, Yihua Chung, Jianxin Liu and Jiakun Wang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:36

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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