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  1. Content type: Research

    There are various fat sources with different energy values and fatty acid compositions that may affect growth performance and carcass composition of grow-finishing pigs. A higher net energy was recently report...

    Authors: Yanhong Liu, Dong Yong Kil, Victor G. Perez-Mendoza, Minho Song and James E. Pettigrew

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:56

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    Alginate oligosaccharide (AOS), produced from alginate by alginate lyase-mediated depolymerisation, is a potential substitute for antibiotics and possesses growth-enhancing effects. Nevertheless, the mechanism...

    Authors: Jin Wan, Jiao Zhang, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo and Jun He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:58

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  3. Content type: Short report

    In genomic selection, prediction accuracy is highly driven by the size of animals in the reference population (RP). Combining related populations from different countries and regions or using a related populat...

    Authors: Peipei Ma, Ju Huang, Weijia Gong, Xiujin Li, Hongding Gao, Qin Zhang, Xiangdong Ding and Chonglong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:64

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  4. Content type: Research

    Phosphorus is an essential nutrient to maintain poultry health and performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary phosphorus levels on egg production, egg quality, bone health, ...

    Authors: Wei Nie, Bo Wang, Jing Gao, Yuming Guo and Zhong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:53

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  5. Content type: Research

    Understanding the composition of the microbial community and its functional capacity during weaning is important for pig production as bacteria play important roles in the pig’s health and growth performance. ...

    Authors: Robin B. Guevarra, Sang Hyun Hong, Jin Ho Cho, Bo-Ra Kim, Jiwon Shin, Jun Hyung Lee, Bit Na Kang, Young Hwa Kim, Suphot Wattanaphansak, Richard E. Isaacson, Minho Song and Hyeun Bum Kim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:54

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  6. Content type: Research

    Marbling, or intramuscular fat, is an important factor contributing to the palatability of beef. Vitamin A, through its active metabolite, retinoic acid, promotes the formation of new fat cells (adipogenesis)....

    Authors: Corrine L. Harris, Bo Wang, Jeneane M. Deavila, Jan R. Busboom, Martin Maquivar, Steven M. Parish, Brent McCann, Mark L. Nelson and Min Du

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:55

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  7. Content type: Review

    Recent years have witnessed the great advantages of reducing dietary crude protein (CP) with free amino acids (AA) supplementation for sustainable swine industry, including saving protein ingredients, reducing...

    Authors: Yuming Wang, Junyan Zhou, Gang Wang, Shuang Cai, Xiangfang Zeng and Shiyan Qiao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:60

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  8. Content type: Research

    Immune stress induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) influences the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)/luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion. Presence of LPS interacting Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 in the hypothal...

    Authors: Karolina Haziak, Andrzej Przemysław Herman, Karolina Wojtulewicz, Bartosz Pawlina, Kamila Paczesna, Joanna Bochenek and Dorota Tomaszewska-Zaremba

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:52

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  9. Content type: Research

    The present study has evaluated the effects of different inclusion levels of a partially defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.; HI) larva meal on the growth performance, blood parameters and gut morpho...

    Authors: Sihem Dabbou, Francesco Gai, Ilaria Biasato, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Elena Biasibetti, Daniela Dezzutto, Marco Meneguz, Iveta Plachà, Laura Gasco and Achille Schiavone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:49

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  10. Content type: Research

    Compared with oral antibiotics (primarily disrupt foregut microbiota), the present study used antibiotics with ileum terminal infusion to disrupt the hindgut microbiota, and investigated the changes in specifi...

    Authors: Chuanjian Zhang, Yu Peng, Chunlong Mu and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:51

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  11. Content type: Research

    Black bone sheep was first discovered in Yunnan province of China in 1970, with unique black pigmentation on the body and internal organs. Endothelin 3 (EDN3) has been known as a key gene causing hyperpigmentatio...

    Authors: Hesham Y. A. Darwish, Yuanyuan Zhang, Kai Cui, Zu Yang, Deping Han, Xianggui Dong, Huaming Mao, Weidong Deng and Xuemei Deng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:57

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  12. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate CCL8 and CXCL10 expression and its regulatory mechanism in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) at the time of maternal recognition in cows. Blood samples were collected...

    Authors: Ryosuke Sakumoto, Kosuke Iga, Ken-Go Hayashi, Shiori Fujii, Hiroko Kanahara, Misa Hosoe and Tadashi Furusawa

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:46

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  13. Content type: Research

    The goat (Caprahircus) is one of the most important livestock animals. Goat milk fat is an important component in the nutritional quality of goat milk. Growing evidence points to the critical roles of microRNAs (...

    Authors: Liuan Ma, Huiling Qiu, Zhi Chen, Li Li, Yan Zeng, Jun Luo and Deming Gou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:48

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  14. Content type: Research

    Pathogen or diet-induced immune activation can partition energy and nutrients away from growth, but clear relationships between immune responses and the direction and magnitude of energy partitioning responses...

    Authors: Nichole F. Huntley, C. Martin Nyachoti and John F. Patience

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:47

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  15. Content type: Research

    The feed conversion ratio (FCR) and residual feed intake (RFI) are common indexes in measuring feed efficiency for livestock. RFI is a feed intake adjusted for requirements for maintenance and production so th...

    Authors: Zhenhua Yi, Xing Li, Wen Luo, Zhenqiang Xu, Congliang Ji, Yan Zhang, Qinghua Nie, Dexiang Zhang and Xiquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:50

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  16. Content type: Research

    The homeobox containing transcription factor Nanog plays crucial roles in embryonic development/proliferation and/or maintenance of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) via interacting with transcription factors such...

    Authors: Swagat K. Patra, Chakrpani Vemulawada, Meenati M. Soren, Jitendra K. Sundaray, Manoj K. Panda and Hirak K. Barman

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:45

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  17. Content type: Review

    The establishment of pregnancy is a complex process that requires a well-coordinated interaction between the implanting conceptus and the maternal uterus. In pigs, the conceptus undergoes dramatic morphologica...

    Authors: Hakhyun Ka, Heewon Seo, Yohan Choi, Inkyu Yoo and Jisoo Han

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:44

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  18. Content type: Research

    Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is critical for innate and adaptive immunity against viral and bacterial infections. IFN-γ reportedly affects the phagocytic ability of monocytes and macrophages as well as regulates pitui...

    Authors: Yitong Yuan, Shunqi Liu, Yue Zhao, Ling Lian and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:40

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  19. Content type: Review

    In the past two decades, a considerable amount of research has focused on the determination of the digestible (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) contents of feed ingredients fed to swine. Compared with the DE ...

    Authors: Zhongchao Li, Hu Liu, Yakui Li, Zhiqian Lv, Ling Liu, Changhua Lai, Junjun Wang, Fenglai Wang, Defa Li and Shuai Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:39

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  20. Content type: Research

    The current study was carried out to evaluate the effects of mycotoxin biodegradation agent (MBA, composed of Bacillus subtilis ANSB01G and Devosia sp. ANSB714) on relieving zearalenone (ZEA) and deoxynivalenol (...

    Authors: Donghui Shi, Jianchuan Zhou, Lihong Zhao, Xiaoping Rong, Yu Fan, Humera Hamid, Wenqiang Li, Cheng Ji and Qiugang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    Fasting is a simple metabolic strategy that is used to estimate the maintenance energy requirement where the energy supply for basic physiological functions is provided by the mobilization of body reserves. Ho...

    Authors: Hu Liu, Yifan Chen, Dongxu Ming, Ji Wang, Zhen Li, Xi Ma, Junjun Wang, Jaap van Milgen and Fenglai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:41

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  22. Content type: Research

    Residual feed intake (RFI) in dairy cattle typically calculated at peak lactation is a measure of feed efficiency independent of milk production level. The objective of this study was to evaluate differences i...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Elolimy, José M. Arroyo, Fernanda Batistel, Michael A. Iakiviak and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:43

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  23. Content type: Research

    Meat color and lipid peroxidation are important traits related to meat quality. CO2 concentration is a critical factor that can affect meat quality in the commercial use of gas stunning (GS). However, the effect ...

    Authors: Lei Xu, Haijun Zhang, Hongyuan Yue, Shugeng Wu, Haiming Yang, Zhiyue Wang and Guanghai Qi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:37

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  24. Content type: Research

    Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is associated with multiple pathological processes of intestinal diseases. Despite a critical role of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) in regulating cellular...

    Authors: Yun Ji, Xuan Luo, Ying Yang, Zhaolai Dai, Guoyao Wu and Zhenlong Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:38

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  25. Content type: Research

    Recent increases in intra-litter variability in weaning weight have raised swine production costs. A contributor to this variability is the normal birth weight pig that grows at a slower rate than littermates ...

    Authors: Timothy G. Ramsay, Margo J. Stoll, Amy E. Shannon and Le Ann Blomberg

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:36

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  26. Content type: Review

    Nitrogenous emissions from ruminant livestock production are of increasing public concern and, together with methane, contribute to environmental pollution. The main cause of nitrogen-(N)-containing emissions ...

    Authors: Thomas Hartinger, Nina Gresner and Karl-Heinz Südekum

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:33

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  27. Content type: Research

    Resveratrol, a plant phenol, affords protection against inflammation and oxidative stress. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary resveratrol supplementation during pregnancy and...

    Authors: Qingwei Meng, Tao Guo, Gaoqiang Li, Shishuai Sun, Shiqi He, Baojing Cheng, Baoming Shi and Anshan Shan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:34

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  28. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to characterize changes in the relative mRNA expression of candidate genes and proteins involved in cell cycle regulation, cell proliferation and apoptosis in the ruminal epit...

    Authors: Lei Xu, Yue Wang, Junhua Liu, Weiyun Zhu and Shengyong Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:32

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  29. Content type: Research

    Acquisition of pluripotency by transcriptional regulatory factors is an initial developmental event that is required for regulation of cell fate and lineage specification during early embryonic development. Th...

    Authors: Jae Yong Han, Hyo Gun Lee, Young Hyun Park, Young Sun Hwang, Sang Kyung Kim, Deivendran Rengaraj, Byung Wook Cho and Jeong Mook Lim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:31

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  30. Content type: Research

    Milk protein is crucial for milk quality in sows and health of newborn piglets. Plasma amino acids (AA) in sows are important precursors for milk protein synthesis in the mammary gland. In order to study the r...

    Authors: Fang Chen, Shihai Zhang, Zixiao Deng, Qiqi Zhou, Lin Cheng, Sung Woo Kim, Jun Chen and Wutai Guan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:35

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  31. Content type: Research

    Soybean meal is an excellent and cost-effective protein source; however, its usage is limited in the piglet due to the presence of anti-nutritional factors and the antigens glycinin and β-conglycinin. The obje...

    Authors: Samantha Medeiros, Jingjing Xie, Paul W. Dyce, Hugh Y. Cai, Kees DeLange, Hongfu Zhang and Julang Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:29

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  32. Content type: Research

    The degree of adipose tissue development at birth may influence neonatal survival and subsequent health outcomes. Despite their lower birth weights, piglets from Meishan sows (a fat breed with excellent matern...

    Authors: F. Gondret, B. Guével, M. C. Père, H. Quesnel, Y. Billon, E. Com, L. Canario, I. Louveau and L. Liaubet

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    Clostridium perfringens is the main etiological agent of necrotic enteritis. Lactobacilli show beneficial effects on intestinal health in infectious disease, but the protective functions of lactobacilli in C. per...

    Authors: Zhui Li, Weiwei Wang, Dan Liu and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:25

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  34. Content type: Research

    Genome-wide association studies and genomic predictions are thought to be optimized by using whole-genome sequence (WGS) data. However, sequencing thousands of individuals of interest is expensive. Imputation ...

    Authors: Shaopan Ye, Xiaolong Yuan, Xiran Lin, Ning Gao, Yuanyu Luo, Zanmou Chen, Jiaqi Li, Xiquan Zhang and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:30

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  35. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to determine how maternal undernutrition during pregnancy and offspring birth-weight can affect the postnatal development of offspring under farm conditions, which may lead to consequ...

    Authors: M. Vázquez-Gómez, C. García-Contreras, L. Torres-Rovira, S. Astiz, C. Óvilo, A. González-Bulnes and B. Isabel

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Dexamethasone (Dex), a synthetic glucocorticoid, is among the most commonly used drugs worldwide in animals and humans as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent. GC has profound effects on plasma glu...

    Authors: Liqiong Niu, Qu Chen, Canfeng Hua, Yali Geng, Liuping Cai, Shiyu Tao, Yingdong Ni and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:26

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  37. Content type: Research

    Corn stover (CS) is an abundant source of feed for livestock in China. However, it is low in nutritional value that we have been seeking technologies to improve. Previous studies show that non-fiber carbohydra...

    Authors: Zihai Wei, Baoxin Zhang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:20

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  38. Content type: Research

    The focus of recent research has been directed toward the probiotic potential of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (BA) on the gut health of animals. However, little is known about BA’s effects on piglets with intra-ute...

    Authors: Yue Li, Hao Zhang, Weipeng Su, Zhixiong Ying, Yueping Chen, Lili Zhang, Zhaoxin Lu and Tian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:22

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  39. Content type: Research

    The effect of amylases combined with exogenous carbohydrase and protease in a newly harvested corn diet on starch digestibility, intestine health and cecal microbiota was investigated in broiler chickens.

    Authors: Dafei Yin, Xiaonan Yin, Xingyu Wang, Zhao Lei, Maofei Wang, Yuming Guo, Samuel E. Aggrey, Wei Nie and Jianmin Yuan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:24

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  40. Content type: Research

    Colostrum is the first secretion produced by mammary glands during the hours immediately preceding and succeeding parturition. This secretion differs from milk and represents an essential vehicle of passive im...

    Authors: Gianfranco Picone, Martina Zappaterra, Diana Luise, Alessia Trimigno, Francesco Capozzi, Vincenzo Motta, Roberta Davoli, Leonardo Nanni Costa, Paolo Bosi and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:23

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  41. Content type: Research

    In rumen fermentation, fumaric acid (FA) could competitively utilize hydrogen with methanogenesis to enhance propionate production and suppress methane emission, but both effects were diet-dependent. This stud...

    Authors: Zongjun Li, Nannan Liu, Yangchun Cao, Chunjia Jin, Fei Li, Chuanjiang Cai and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:21

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  42. Content type: Review

    The tools available for genome engineering have significantly improved over the last 5 years, allowing scientist to make precise edits to the genome. Along with the development of these new genome editing tool...

    Authors: Caitlin A. Cooper, Timothy J. Doran, Arjun Challagulla, Mark L. V. Tizard and Kristie A. Jenkins

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:15

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  43. Content type: Research

    Extensive degradation of amino acids in the rumen via microbial deamination decreases the post-ruminal availability of dietary indispensable amino acids. Together with the normal decrease in voluntary dry matt...

    Authors: Mohamed K. Abdelmegeid, Ahmed A. Elolimy, Zheng Zhou, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Joshua C. McCann and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:17

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  44. Content type: Research

    Semen evaluation is used to estimate the testicular function. In bulls, the spermatozoa present in the ejaculate are the result of a process that begun more than 2 mo earlier, bequeathing a delayed depiction o...

    Authors: Alessia Gloria, Augusto Carluccio, Laura Wegher, Domenico Robbe, Claudio Valorz and Alberto Contri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:14

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  45. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy is associated with important changes in gut microbiota composition. Dietary factors may affect the diversity, composition, and metabolic activity of the intestinal microbiota. Among amino acids, prol...

    Authors: Yujiao Ji, Qiuping Guo, Yulong Yin, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:18

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  46. Content type: Research

    In order to discover new strategies to replace antibiotics in the post-antibiotic era in meat-type chicken production, two new synbiotics were tested: (Lactobacillus salivarius IBB3154 plus galactooligosaccharide...

    Authors: Pawel Antoni Kolodziejski, Maciej Sassek, Daniela Chalupka, Natalia Leciejewska, Leszek Nogowski, Pawel Mackowiak, Damian Jozefiak, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Maria Siwek, Marek Bednarczyk, Tomasz Szwaczkowski and Ewa Pruszynska-Oszmalek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:13

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