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  1. The ban of in-feed antimicrobial additives has negatively affected the poultry industry by causing necrotic enteritis (NE) to emerge in the flocks. Alternatives such as Bacillus probiotics have shown to be effect...

    Authors: Kosar Gharib-Naseri, Juliano Cesar de Paula Dorigam, Kiran Doranalli, Sarbast Kheravii, Robert A. Swick, Mingan Choct and Shu-Biao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:104

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  2. MiRNAs act as pivotal post-transcriptional gene mediators in the regulation of diverse biological processes, including proliferation, development and apoptosis. Our previous study has showed that miR-101-3p is...

    Authors: Xiaopeng An, Haidong Ma, Yuhan Liu, Fu Li, Yuxuan Song, Guang Li, Yueyu Bai and Binyun Cao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:102

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  3. L-citrulline (L-Cit), a non-protein amino acid, has been implicated in several physiological functions including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and hypothermic roles, however, there is a paucity of informa...

    Authors: Victoria A. Uyanga, Hongchao Jiao, Jingpeng Zhao, Xiaojuan Wang and Hai Lin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:103

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  4. Dietary fiber can be fermented in gut of pigs and the end products of fermentation were short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). The SCFA had positive effects on gut bacteria and host immune system. In addition, SCFA c...

    Authors: Zhiqian Lyu, Li Wang, Jinrong Wang, Zhenyu Wang, Shuai Zhang, Junjun Wang, Jinlong Cheng and Changhua Lai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:99

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  5. In ruminants, dietary C18:3n-3 can be lost through biohydrogenation in the rumen; and C18:3n-3 that by-passes the rumen still can be lost through oxidation in muscle, theoretically reducing the deposition of C...

    Authors: Xue Wang, Graeme B. Martin, Qi Wen, Shulin Liu, Yinhao Li, Binlin Shi, Xiaoyu Guo, Yanli Zhao, Yangdong Guo and Sumei Yan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:100

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  6. Mastitis in dairy cows caused by Staphylococcus aureus is a major problem hindering economic growth in dairy farms worldwide. It is difficult to prevent or eliminate due to its asymptomatic nature and long persis...

    Authors: Di Wang, Lei Liu, Serafino M. A. Augustino, Tao Duan, Thomas J. Hall, David E. MacHugh, Jinhuan Dou, Yi Zhang, Yachun Wang and Ying Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:98

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  7. Previous research has shown that dietary supplementation of Bacillus spp. probiotics exerts beneficial effects on animals’ growth. However, limited studies have evaluated the efficacy of Bacillus spp. on weaned p...

    Authors: Yijie He, Cynthia Jinno, Kwangwook Kim, Zhaohai Wu, Bie Tan, Xunde Li, Rose Whelan and Yanhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:101

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  8. Granulosa cells (GCs) proliferation and estradiol synthesis significantly affect follicular development. The miR-214-3p expression in the ovarian tissues of high-yielding sows is higher than that in low-yieldi...

    Authors: Shengjie Shi, Xiaoge Zhou, Jingjing Li, Lutong Zhang, Yamei Hu, Yankun Li, Gongshe Yang and Guiyan Chu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:94

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  9. Weaning is one of the major factors that cause stress and intestinal disease in piglets. Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is an active plant phenolic acid which exists in Chinese herb, Duzhong (Eucommia ulmoides Oliver)...

    Authors: Ruizhi Hu, Ziyu He, Ming Liu, Jijun Tan, Hongfu Zhang, De-Xing Hou, Jianhua He and Shusong Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:92

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  10. Diet has a profound impact on the rumen microbiota, and the impact can vary among the different rumen ecological niches (REN). This study investigated the effects of dietary replacement of soybean meal (SBM) w...

    Authors: Junshi Shen, Zhipeng Li, Zhongtang Yu and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:93

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  11. RNA editing is a widespread post-transcriptional modification mechanism in mammalian genomes. Although many editing sites have been identified in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa), little is known about the characterist...

    Authors: Rong Zhou, Wenye Yao, Chundi Xie, Leixia Zhang, Yangli Pei, Hua Li, Zheng Feng, Yalan Yang and Kui Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:90

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  12. While feed components capable of modulating the immune system are highly sought after and marketed, often little evidence is available to support functional immune response claims. Thus, a high-throughput in vitr...

    Authors: S. E. Sivinski, L. K. Mamedova, R. A. Rusk, C. C. Elrod, T. H. Swartz, J. M. McGill and B. J. Bradford

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:89

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  13. Tannic acid (TA) is potential to reduce diarrhea in weaning pigs, but knowledge about the influence of TA on intestinal barrier integrity and function is still scarce. This experiment was conducted to investig...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Yanyan Song, Bing Yu, Jun He, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo, Junqiu Luo, Hui Yan, Quyuan Wang, Huifen Wang and Daiwen Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:87

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  14. The transition period of dairy cattle is characterized by a number of metabolic, endocrine, physiologic, and immune adaptations, including the occurrence of negative energy balance, hypocalcemia, liver dysfunc...

    Authors: Vincenzo Lopreiato, Matteo Mezzetti, Luca Cattaneo, Giulia Ferronato, Andrea Minuti and Erminio Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:96

    Content type: Review

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  15. Different production systems and climates could lead to genotype-by-environment (G × E) interactions between populations, and the inclusion of G × E interactions is becoming essential in breeding decisions. Th...

    Authors: Hailiang Song, Qin Zhang and Xiangdong Ding

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:88

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  16. The interaction of the gut microbiota with key metabolic and physiological processes may be associated with poor growth outcomes in animals born with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).

    Authors: Liang Xiong, Jinming You, Wanghong Zhang, Qian Zhu, Francois Blachier, Yulong Yin and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:86

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  17. Sertoli cells (SCs) create a specialized environment to support and dictate spermatogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a kind of ~ 22 nt small noncoding RNAs, have been reported to be highly abundant in mouse SCs an...

    Authors: Xiaoxu Chen, Yi Zheng, Xueliang Li, Qiang Gao, Tongying Feng, Pengfei Zhang, Mingzhi Liao, Xiu’e Tian, Hongzhao Lu and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:85

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  18. Excessive white fat accumulation in humans and other animals is associated with the development of multiple metabolic diseases. It is unknown whether dietary L-arginine supplementation reduces lipid deposition in...

    Authors: Senlin Li, Yunchang Zhang, Ning Liu, Jingqing Chen, Lina Guo, Zhaolai Dai, Chao Wang, Zhenlong Wu and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:82

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  19. This study investigated changes in rumen protozoal and methanogenic communities, along with the correlations among microbial taxa and methane (CH4) production of six Belmont Red Composite beef steers fed tea seed...

    Authors: Cui Tan, Carlos A. Ramírez-Restrepo, Ali Mujtaba Shah, Rui Hu, Matt Bell, Zhisheng Wang and Chris McSweeney

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:80

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  20. In dairy cows circulating non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) increase early post-partum while liver and other tissues undergo adaptation to greater lipid metabolism, mainly regulated by peroxisome proliferator-...

    Authors: Sebastiano Busato and Massimo Bionaz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:91

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  21. The current review is designed with aims to highlight the impact of heat stress (HS) on calves and heifers and to suggest methods for HS alleviation. HS occurs in animals when heat gain from environment and me...

    Authors: Jingjun Wang, Jinghui Li, Fengxia Wang, Jianxin Xiao, Yajing Wang, Hongjian Yang, Shengli Li and Zhijun Cao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:79

    Content type: Review

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  22. With increasing health awareness among consumers, the demand for healthier, tastier, higher quality and nutritional value pork is increasing. It has been shown that different dietary starch sources can alter t...

    Authors: Miao Yu, Zhenming Li, Ting Rong, Gang Wang, Zhichang Liu, Weidong Chen, Jiazhou Li, Jianhao Li and Xianyong Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:78

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  23. Environmental pollution induces oxidative stress and apoptosis in mammalian oocytes, which can cause defects in reproduction; however, the molecular regulation of oxidative stress in oocytes is still largely u...

    Authors: Haolin Zhang, Zhennan Pan, Jiaqian Ju, Chunhua Xing, Xiaohan Li, Mengmeng Shan and Shaochen Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:77

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  24. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) K88 commonly colonize in the small intestine and keep releasing enterotoxins to impair the intestinal barrier function and trigger inflammatory reaction. Although Lactobaci...

    Authors: Jiayun Qiao, Zeyang Sun, Dongmei Liang and Haihua Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:76

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  25. Grass-fed and grain-fed Angus cattle differ in the diet regimes. However, the intricate mechanisms of different beef quality and other phenotypes induced by diet differences are still unclear. Diet affects mit...

    Authors: Ying Bai, José A. Carrillo, Yaokun Li, Yanghua He and Jiuzhou Song

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:84

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:95

  26. The milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) proteomes of colostrum and transition milk are rich sources of proteins that are likely important for neonatal calf health. In addition, characterization of these proteomes...

    Authors: Mallory C. Honan, Megan J. Fahey, Amanda J. Fischer-Tlustos, Michael A. Steele and Sabrina L. Greenwood

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:81

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  27. A pelleted diet containing camelina hay (CAMH) or camelina meal (CAMM) as a supplement along with a control pellet (CONT) diet formulated with commonly available feeds during summer was used to investigate an ...

    Authors: Eric N. Ponnampalam, Matthew I. Knight, Peter J. Moate and Joe L. Jacobs

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:83

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  28. Our previous study showed that 3 plant extracts enhanced the immune responses and growth efficiency of weaned pigs infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), which is one of the...

    Authors: Kwangwook Kim, Peng Ji, Minho Song, Tung M. Che, David Bravo, James E. Pettigrew and Yanhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:74

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  29. Reduced protein diet manifested potential to mitigate heat production based on the concept of ideal amino acid profile. The hypothesis of this study was that lactating sows fed a low crude protein (LCP) diet w...

    Authors: S. Zhang, J. S. Johnson and N. L. Trottier

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:75

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  30. Glucose oxidase (GOD), an aerobic dehydrogenase, has been used as an antibiotic substitute in feed. A study was conducted to evaluate the differential effects of 2 different GODs fermented by Aspergillus niger or...

    Authors: Shengru Wu, Xiaodong Chen, Taohuan Li, Hao Ren, Lixin Zheng and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:73

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  31. Transzonal projections (TZPs) constitute a structural basis for the communication between the oocyte and its surrounding cumulus cells (CCs), which play critical roles in promoting the oocyte maturation. Previ...

    Authors: Chao Yin, Jie Liu, Zhanglin Chang, Bin He, Yang Yang and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:71

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  32. Milk lipids originate from cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LD) that are synthesized and secreted from mammary epithelial cells by a unique membrane-envelopment process. Butyrophilin 1A1 (BTN1A1) is one of the memb...

    Authors: Liqiang Han, Menglu Zhang, Zhiyang Xing, Danielle N. Coleman, Yusheng Liang, Juan J. Loor and Guoyu Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:72

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  33. Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of increasing amounts of soybean meal (SBM) in swine diets and estimate the energy value of SBM.

    Authors: Henrique S. Cemin, Hayden E. Williams, Mike D. Tokach, Steve S. Dritz, Jason C. Woodworth, Joel M. DeRouchey, Robert D. Goodband, Kyle F. Coble, Brittany A. Carrender and Mandy J. Gerhart

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:70

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  34. Two studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary natural betaine on sow reproductive performance during summer (Exp. 1) and non-summer months (Exp. 2). Treatments were designed as a 2 × 2 factoria...

    Authors: S. M. Mendoza, R. D. Boyd, J. Remus, P. Wilcock, G. E. Martinez and E. van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:69

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  35. Postpartum inflammation is a natural and necessary response; however, a dysfunctional inflammatory response can be detrimental to animal productivity. The objective of this study was to determine the effects o...

    Authors: Katie E. Olagaray, Barry J. Bradford, Lorraine M. Sordillo, Jeffery C. Gandy, Laman K. Mamedova, Turner H. Swartz, Trey D. Jackson, Emma K. Persoon, Caitlin S. Shugart and Curtis R. Youngs

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:68

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  36. Understanding the mechanisms of N utilization for lactation can lead to improved requirement estimates and increased efficiency, which modern dairy diets currently fail to maximize. The mechanistic target of r...

    Authors: Virginia L. Pszczolkowski, Steven J. Halderson, Emma J. Meyer, Amy Lin and Sebastian I. Arriola Apelo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:67

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  37. Improving the feed efficiency would increase profitability for producers while also reducing the environmental footprint of livestock production. This study was conducted to investigate the relationships among...

    Authors: Wei Li, Ranran Liu, Maiqing Zheng, Furong Feng, Dawei Liu, Yuming Guo, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:65

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  38. The constant interaction between diet and intestinal barrier has a crucial role in determining gut health in pigs. Hermetia illucens (HI) meal (that represents a promising, alternative feed ingredient for product...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Ilario Ferrocino, Elena Colombino, Francesco Gai, Achille Schiavone, Luca Cocolin, Valeria Vincenti, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:64

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  39. Dietary energy source and level in lactation diets can profoundly affect milk yield and composition. Such dietary effects on lactation performance are underpinned by alteration of the rumen microbiota, of whic...

    Authors: Tansol Park, Lu Ma, Ying Ma, Xiaoqiao Zhou, Dengpan Bu and Zhongtang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:66

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  40. Fruit pomaces are by-products rich in polyphenol compounds and dietary fiber. They seem to play an important role in regulating the gut microbiota, morphology and physiology. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Elena Colombino, Ilario Ferrocino, Ilaria Biasato, Luca Simone Cocolin, Daniel Prieto-Botella, Zenon Zduńczyk, Jan Jankowski, Joanna Milala, Monika Kosmala, Bartosz Fotschki, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Jerzy Juśkiewicz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:63

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  41. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been used as growth promoters to maintain animal intestinal health and improve feed efficiency in broilers by inhibiting pathogen proliferation. In view of the growing e...

    Authors: Shengru Wu, Jian Wang, Liqin Zhu, Hao Ren and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:61

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  42. Tea tree oil (TTO) plays an important role in antibacterial activity and alleviating the inflammatory responses. Bovine mammary epithelium and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) can actively respond to bovine...

    Authors: Kang Zhan, Tianyu Yang, Baobao Feng, Xinyu Zhu, Yinyin Chen, Yongjiu Huo and Guoqi Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:62

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  43. The initial intestinal microbiota acquired from different sources has profound impacts on animal health and productivity. In modern poultry production practices, the source(s) of the establishing microbes and ...

    Authors: Joel J. Maki, Elizabeth A. Bobeck, Matthew J. Sylte and Torey Looft

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:60

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  44. The high doses of zinc oxide (ZnO) administered orally to piglets for the prevention of diarrhea and increase of growth rate can contaminate pig farms and the surrounding environment. Therefore, there is a nee...

    Authors: Silvia Kociova, Kristyna Dolezelikova, Pavel Horky, Sylvie Skalickova, Daria Baholet, Lucie Bozdechova, Eva Vaclavkova, Jaroslava Belkova, Pavel Nevrkla, Jiri Skladanka, Tomas Do, Ondrej Zitka, Yazan Haddad, Pavel Kopel, Ludek Zurek, Vojtech Adam…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:59

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  45. We hypothesised that supplementation of green tea extract (GTE) in dairy cows during the transition period can attenuate proinflammatory conditions and prevent endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in the liver of...

    Authors: Denise K. Gessner, Corinna Brock, Lena M. Hof, Erika Most, Christian Koch and Klaus Eder

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:57

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  46. Oxidative stress is a key factor that influences piglets’ health. Taurine plays an imperative role in keeping the biological system from damage. This study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of...

    Authors: Chaoyue Wen, Fengna Li, Qiuping Guo, Lingyu Zhang, Yehui Duan, Wenlong Wang, Jianzhong Li, Shanping He, Wen Chen and Yulong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:56

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  47. Evidence indicates that early weaning predisposes piglets to intestinal oxidative stress and increases the risk of intestinal dysfunction; however, there are minimal satisfactory treatment strategies for these...

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Yanan Chen, Yueping Chen, Shuli Ji, Peilu Jia, Yue Li and Tian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:52

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  48. In the original publication of this article [1], a figure of gene expression of Cox-2 in the Appendix 1 is missing. The correct Appendix is attached.

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:58

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:28

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