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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Review

    The ruminal microbiome associated with methane emissions from ruminant livestock

    Methane emissions from ruminant livestock contribute significantly to the large environmental footprint of agriculture. The rumen is the principal source of methane, and certain features of the microbiome are ...

    Ilma Tapio, Timothy J. Snelling, Francesco Strozzi and R. John Wallace

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:7

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  8. Research

    Regulatory elements and transcriptional control of chicken vasa homologue (CVH) promoter in chicken primordial germ cells

    Primordial germ cells (PGCs), the precursors of functional gametes, have distinct characteristics and exhibit several unique molecular mechanisms to maintain pluripotency and germness in comparison to somatic ...

    So Dam Jin, Bo Ram Lee, Young Sun Hwang, Hong Jo Lee, Jong Seop Rim and Jae Yong Han

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:6

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. Research

    Methodological impact of starch determination on starch content and ileal digestibility of starch in grain legumes for growing pigs

    Grain legumes represent a valuable energy source in pig diets due to their high starch content. The present study was conducted to determine the content and apparent ileal digestibility (AID) of starch in diff...

    Dagmar Jezierny, Rainer Mosenthin, Nadja Sauer, Klaus Schwadorf and Pia Rosenfelder-Kuon

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  10. Research

    Novel SNPs in IL-17F and IL-17A genes associated with somatic cell count in Chinese Holstein and Inner-Mongolia Sanhe cattle

    Bovine mastitis is the most common and costly disease of lactating cattle worldwide. Apart from milk somatic cell count (SCC) and somatic cell score (SCS), serum cytokines such as interleukin-17 (IL-17) and in...

    Tahir Usman, Yachun Wang, Chao Liu, Yanghua He, Xiao Wang, Yichun Dong, Hongjun Wu, Airong Liu and Ying Yu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:5

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research

    Over-expression of Toll-like receptor 2 up-regulates heme oxygenase-1 expression and decreases oxidative injury in dairy goats

    Mastitis, an infection caused by Gram-positive bacteria, produces udder inflammation and oxidative injury in milk-producing mammals. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is important for host recognition of invading Gr...

    Shoulong Deng, Kun Yu, Wuqi Jiang, Yan Li, Shuotian Wang, Zhuo Deng, Yuchang Yao, Baolu Zhang, Guoshi Liu, Yixun Liu and Zhengxing Lian

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:19

  12. Research

    Transfer of β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate from sows to their offspring and its impact on muscle fiber type transformation and performance in pigs

    Previous studies suggested that supplementation of lactating sows with β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) could improve the performance of weaning pigs, but there were little information in the muscle fiber type tr...

    Haifeng Wan, Jiatao Zhu, Caimei Wu, Pan Zhou, Yong Shen, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Lianqiang Che, Bin Feng, Jian Li, Zhengfeng Fang and De Wu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  13. Research

    Effects of Bacillus subtilis CSL2 on the composition and functional diversity of the faecal microbiota of broiler chickens challenged with Salmonella Gallinarum

    The chicken gastrointestinal tract contains a diverse microbiota whose composition and structure play important roles in gut functionality. In this study, microbial shifts resulting from feed supplementation w...

    Ju Kyoung Oh, Edward Alain B. Pajarillo, Jong Pyo Chae, In Ho Kim, Dong Soo Yang and Dae-Kyung Kang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  14. Methodology article

    Development of a vivo rabbit ligated intestinal Loop Model for HCMV infection

    Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections can be found throughout the body, especially in epithelial tissue. Animal model was established by inoculation of HCMV (strain AD-169) or coinoculation with Hepatitis E ...

    Jin Tang, Qiaoxing Wu, Xinming Tang, Ruihan Shi, Jingxia Suo, Guangping Huang, Junqing An, Jingyuan Wang, Jinling Yang, Wenzhuo Hao, Ruiping She and Xun Suo

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:69

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  15. Review

    Antimicrobial usage and resistance in beef production

    Antimicrobials are critical to contemporary high-intensity beef production. Many different antimicrobials are approved for beef cattle, and are used judiciously for animal welfare, and controversially, to prom...

    Andrew Cameron and Tim A. McAllister

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:68

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  16. Research

    Proteomic identification of cryostress in epididymal spermatozoa

    Cryopreservation of epididymal spermatozoa is important in cases in which it is not possible to collect semen using normal methods, as the sudden death of an animal or a catastrophic injury. However, the freez...

    Sung Jae Yoon, Md Saidur Rahman, Woo Sung Kwon, Do Yeal Ryu, Yoo Jin Park and Myung Geol Pang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:67

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  17. Research

    Pronuclear formation by ICSI using chemically activated ovine oocytes and zona pellucida bound sperm

    In order to improve ICSI, appropiate sperm selection and oocyte activation is necessary. The objective of the present study was to determine the efficiency of fertilization using ICSI with chemically activated...

    J. E. Hernández-Pichardo, Y. Ducolomb, S. Romo, M. E. Kjelland, R. Fierro, F. Casillas and M. Betancourt

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:65

    Published on: 8 November 2016

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