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  1. Content type: Research

    Dairy cows can readily overconsume dietary energy during most of the prepartum period, often leading to higher prepartal concentrations of insulin and glucose and excessive body fat deposition. The end result ...

    Authors: S. J. Moisá, P. Ji, J. K. Drackley, S. L. Rodriguez-Zas and J. J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:85

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  2. Content type: Research

    The stomach is an underestimated key interface between the ingesta and the digestive system, affecting the digestion and playing an important role in several endocrine functions. The quality of starter microbi...

    Authors: Paolo Trevisi, Davide Priori, Vincenzo Motta, Diana Luise, Alfons J. M. Jansman, Sietse-Jan Koopmans and Paolo Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:82

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  3. Content type: Research

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species in the field, commonly found in cereal grains, which negatively affects performances and health of animals. Mycotoxin binders are supposed to reduc...

    Authors: Linghong Jin, Wei Wang, Jeroen Degroote, Noémie Van Noten, Honglin Yan, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Luc Peelman, Anne Goderis, Kurt Van De Mierop, Ronny Mombaerts, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:80

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  4. Content type: Research

    Feeding behavior study is important for animal husbandry and production. However, few studies were conducted on the feeding behavior and their relationship with feeding efficiency in Pekin ducks. In order to i...

    Authors: Feng Zhu, Yahui Gao, Fangbin Lin, Jinping Hao, Fangxi Yang and Zhuocheng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:81

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  5. Content type: Research

    The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD+-dependent histone deacety...

    Authors: Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky and Jan Nevoral

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:83

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  6. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the impact of hormonal modulation at the onset of proestrus on ovarian response and uterine gene expression of beef cows.

    Authors: Manoel Francisco de Sá Filho, Angela Maria Gonella-Diaza, Mariana Sponchiado, Marcio Ferreira Mendanha, Guilherme Pugliesi, Roney dos Santos Ramos, Sónia Cristina da Silva Andrade, Gustavo Gasparin, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Fernando Silveira Mesquita, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli and Mario Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:79

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  7. Content type: Research

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotropin synthesized and secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates follicle development and maturation in females. It also plays an important role in spermatog...

    Authors: Wenting Li, Yujun Quan, Mengmeng Zhang, Kejun Wang, Muzhen Zhu, Ye Chen, Qiuyan Li and Keliang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:84

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  8. Content type: Research

    Nutrition is one of the most important factors that affect animal performance, and it therefore also impacts on financial results in beef systems. In this way, finding the best strategy for feeding supplements...

    Authors: Aline Gomes da Silva, Mário Fonseca Paulino, Edenio Detmann, Henrique Jorge Fernandes, Lincoln da Silva Amorim, Román Enrique Maza Ortega, Victor Valério de Carvalho, Josilaine Aparecida da Costa Lima, Felipe Henrique de Moura, Mariana Benevides Monteiro and Jéssika Almeida Bitencourt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:78

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  9. Content type: Research

    It is well known that feeding a high concentrate (HC) diet to lactating ruminants likely induces subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and leads to a decrease in milk fat production. However, the effects of feeding...

    Authors: Ping Tian, Yanwen Luo, Xian Li, Jing Tian, Shiyu Tao, Canfeng Hua, Yali Geng, Yingdong Ni and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:74

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  10. Content type: Research

    The lipid from egg yolk is largely consumed in supplying the energy for embryonic growth until hatching. The remaining lipid in the yolk sac is transported into the hatchling’s tissues. The gene expression pro...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ruiqi Fu, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:77

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  11. Content type: Research

    Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is important mediator of inflammatory-induced suppression of reproductive axis at the hypothalamic level. At the beginning of inflammation, the main source of cytokines in the cerebrospi...

    Authors: Janina Skipor, Marta Kowalewska, Aleksandra Szczepkowska, Anna Majewska, Tomasz Misztal, Marek Jalynski, Andrzej P. Herman and Katarzyna Zabek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:76

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  12. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to estimate variance components and to identify genomic regions and pathways associated with resistance to gastrointestinal parasites, particularly Haemonchus contortus, in a breed of sh...

    Authors: Mariana Piatto Berton, Rafael Medeiros de Oliveira Silva, Elisa Peripolli, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Jesús Fernández Martin, Maria Saura Álvarez, Beatriz Villanueva Gavinã, Miguel Angel Toro, Georgget Banchero, Priscila Silva Oliveira, Joanir Pereira Eler, Fernando Baldi and José Bento Sterman Ferraz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:73

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  13. Content type: Research

    During late gestation the placental epithelial interface becomes highly folded, which involves changes in stromal hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is composed of glucoronate and N-acetyl-glucosamine. We hypothesized tha...

    Authors: Jeffrey L. Vallet, Jeremy R. Miles, Bradley A. Freking and Shane Meyer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:68

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  14. Content type: Review

    The concept of foetal programming (FP) originated from human epidemiological studies, where foetal life nutrition was linked to health and disease status later in life. Since the proposal of this phenomenon, i...

    Authors: Prabhat Khanal and Mette Olaf Nielsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:75

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  15. Content type: Research

    The broiler industry has undergone intense genetic selection over the past 50 yr. resulting in improvements for growth and feed efficiency, however, significant variation remains for performance and growth tra...

    Authors: Nicky-Lee Willson, Rebecca E. A. Forder, Rick G. Tearle, Greg S. Nattrass, Robert J. Hughes and Philip I. Hynd

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:70

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  16. Content type: Research

    An oviduct- specific glycoprotein, OVGP1, is synthesized and secreted by non-ciliated epithelial cells of the mammalian oviduct which provides an essential milieu for reproductive functions. The present study ...

    Authors: Suman Choudhary, A. Kumaresan, Manish Kumar, Shivani Chhillar, Hrudananda Malik, Sudarshan Kumar, Jai K. Kaushik, Tirtha K. Datta and Ashok K. Mohanty

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:69

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  17. Content type: Research

    Leptin has a strong relation to important traits in animal production, such as carcass composition, feed intake, and reproduction. It is mainly produced by adipose cells and acts predominantly in the hypothala...

    Authors: Lúcio Flávio Macedo Mota, Cristina Moreira Bonafé, Pâmela Almeida Alexandre, Miguel Henrique Santana, Francisco José Novais, Erika Toriyama, Aldrin Vieira Pires, Saulo da Luz Silva, Paulo Roberto Leme, José Bento Sterman Ferraz and Heidge Fukumasu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:71

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  18. Content type: Research

    Betaine affects fat metabolism in animals, but the specific mechanism is still not clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible mechanisms of betaine in altering lipid metabolism in muscle tiss...

    Authors: Sisi Li, Haichao Wang, Xinxia Wang, Yizhen Wang and Jie Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:72

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  19. Content type: Research

    Beef cattle breeding programs in Brazil have placed greater emphasis on the genomic study of reproductive traits of males and females due to their economic importance. In this study, genome-wide associations w...

    Authors: Marcos Eli Buzanskas, Daniela do Amaral Grossi, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Flavio Schramm Schenkel, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Luciana Diniz Rola, Sarah Laguna Conceição Meirelles, Fabiana Barichello Mokry, Maurício de Alvarenga Mudadu, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Danísio Prado Munari

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:67

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  20. Content type: Research

    Cinnamicaldehyde (CA) is a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil possessing various bioactivities. Tight junction (TJ) proteins are vital for the maintenance of intestinal epithelial barrier function, ...

    Authors: Kaiji Sun, Yan Lei, Renjie Wang, Zhenlong Wu and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:66

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  21. Content type: Research

    When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of en...

    Authors: A. K. Kelly, P. Lawrence, B. Earley, D. A. Kenny and M. McGee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:65

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  22. Content type: Research

    Methionine is an essential amino acid for fish. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary methionine on growth performance, digestive and absorptive ability, as well as antioxidant ...

    Authors: Pei Wu, Ling Tang, Weidan Jiang, Kai Hu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Shengyao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wuneng Tang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou and Lin Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:63

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  23. Content type: Research

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of overfeeding a moderate energy diet and a 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) injection on blood and hepatic tissue biomarkers of lipid metabolism, oxidative str...

    Authors: Afshin Hosseini, Mustafa Salman, Zheng Zhou, James K. Drackley, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:64

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  24. Content type: Research

    Application the innovative method which is in ovo technology provides a means of modulating the immune system at early embryonic stages. The aim of study was to determine influence of the in ovo stimulation, o...

    Authors: A. Sobolewska, J. Bogucka, A. Dankowiakowska, G. Elminowska-Wenda, K. Stadnicka and M. Bednarczyk

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:61

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  25. Content type: Research

    Maternal obesity alters oocytes and subsequent fetal metabolism. An increasing number of studies have shown that the endoplasmic reticulums (ER) or mitochondria have important effects on oocyte quality, but th...

    Authors: Lihong Zhao, Tengfei Lu, Lei Gao, Xiangwei Fu, Shien Zhu and Yunpeng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:62

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