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  1. Research

    Cinnamicaldehyde regulates the expression of tight junction proteins and amino acid transporters in intestinal porcine epithelial cells

    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, ...

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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:66

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  2. Research

    Stress and immunological response of heifers divergently ranked for residual feed intake following an adrenocorticotropic hormone challenge

    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...

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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:65

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  3. Research

    Long-term effects of early antibiotic intervention on blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal microbial fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary protein levels

    This study aimed to determine the effects of early antibiotic intervention (EAI) on subsequent blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary c...

    Miao Yu, Chuanjian Zhang, Yuxiang Yang, Chunlong Mu, Yong Su, Kaifan Yu and Weiyun Zhu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:60

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  4. Research

    The relationship between dietary methionine and growth, digestion, absorption, and antioxidant status in intestinal and hepatopancreatic tissues of sub-adult grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)

    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 ...

    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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:63

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  5. Research

    Level of dietary energy and 2,4-thiazolidinedione alter molecular and systemic biomarkers of inflammation and liver function in Holstein cows

    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...

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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:64

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  6. Research

    The impact of synbiotic administration through in ovo technology on the microstructure of a broiler chicken small intestine tissue on the 1st and 42nd day of rearing

    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...

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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:61

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  7. Research

    Enriched endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interactions result in mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis in oocytes from obese mice

    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...

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

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:62

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  8. Research

    Regularized quantile regression for SNP marker estimation of pig growth curves

    Genomic growth curves are generally defined only in terms of population mean; an alternative approach that has not yet been exploited in genomic analyses of growth curves is the Quantile Regression (QR). This ...

    L. M. A. Barroso, M. Nascimento, A. C. C. Nascimento, F. F. Silva, N. V. L. Serão, C. D. Cruz, M. D. V. Resende, F. L. Silva, C. F. Azevedo, P. S. Lopes and S. E. F. Guimarães

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:59

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  9. Research

    Impact of dietary l-arginine supply during early gestation on myofiber development in newborn pigs exposed to intra-uterine crowding

    Intra-uterine crowding (IUC) observed in hyperprolific sows impairs myofiber hyperplasia and overall fetal growth. Arginine supplementation (ARG) in gestation diets has been shown to positively affect litter a...

    Johannes Gulmann Madsen, Camilo Pardo, Michael Kreuzer and Giuseppe Bee

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:58

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  10. Research

    Evaluation of the suitability of a partially defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.) larvae meal as ingredient for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) diets

    Two trials were performed to evaluate a partially defatted Hermetia illucens (HI) larvae meal as potential feed ingredient in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) diets. In the first trial, 360 trout (178....

    M. Renna, A. Schiavone, F. Gai, S. Dabbou, C. Lussiana, V. Malfatto, M. Prearo, M. T. Capucchio, I. Biasato, E. Biasibetti, M. De Marco, A. Brugiapaglia, I. Zoccarato and L. Gasco

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:57

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  11. Research

    Variance components and correlations of female fertility traits in Chinese Holstein population

    The objective of the present study was to estimate (co)variance components of female fertility traits in Chinese Holsteins, considering fertility traits in different parities as different traits. Data on 88,64...

    Aoxing Liu, Mogens Sandø Lund, Yachun Wang, Gang Guo, Ganghui Dong, Per Madsen and Guosheng Su

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:56

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  12. Research

    Evidence of endometrial amino acid metabolism and transport modulation by peri-ovulatory endocrine profiles driving uterine receptivity

    In beef cattle, changes in the periovulatory endocrine milieu are associated with fertility and conceptus growth. A large preovulatory follicle (POF) and the resulting elevated concentrations of progesterone (...

    Moana Rodrigues França, Maressa Izabel Santos da Silva, Guilherme Pugliesi, Veerle Van Hoeck and Mario Binelli

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:54

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  13. Research

    Effect of three lactobacilli with strain-specific activities on the growth performance, faecal microbiota and ileum mucosa proteomics of piglets

    The beneficial effects of Lactobacillus probiotics in animal production are often strain-related. Different strains from the same species may exert different weight-gain effect on hosts in vivo. Most lactobacilli...

    Yating Su, Xingjie Chen, Ming Liu and Xiaohua Guo

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:52

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  14. Research

    Solid-state fermentation of corn-soybean meal mixed feed with Bacillus subtilis and Enterococcus faecium for degrading antinutritional factors and enhancing nutritional value

    Corn and soybean meal (SBM) are two of the most common feed ingredients used in pig feeds. However, a variety of antinutritional factors (ANFs) present in corn and SBM can interfere with the bioavailability of...

    Changyou Shi, Yu Zhang, Zeqing Lu and Yizhen Wang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:50

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  15. Review

    Fluoroacetate in plants - a review of its distribution, toxicity to livestock and microbial detoxification

    Fluoroacetate producing plants grow worldwide and it is believed they produce this toxic compound as a defence mechanism against grazing by herbivores. Ingestion by livestock often results in fatal poisonings,...

    Lex Ee Xiang Leong, Shahjalal Khan, Carl K. Davis, Stuart E. Denman and Chris S. McSweeney

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:55

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  16. Research

    Effects of feeding untreated, pasteurized and acidified waste milk and bunk tank milk on the performance, serum metabolic profiles, immunity, and intestinal development in Holstein calves

    The present experiment was performed to assess the effects of different sources of milk on the growth performance, serum metabolism, immunity, and intestinal development of calves. Eighty-four Holstein male ne...

    Yang Zou, Yajing Wang, Youfei Deng, Zhijun Cao, Shengli Li and Jiufeng Wang

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:53

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  17. Research

    Nutritional value of a partially defatted and a highly defatted black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens L.) meal for broiler chickens: apparent nutrient digestibility, apparent metabolizable energy and apparent ileal amino acid digestibility

    The study aimed to determine the apparent total tract digestibility coefficients (ATTDC) of nutrients, the apparent metabolizable energy (AME and AMEn) and the amino acid (AA) apparent ileal digestibility coef...

    Achille Schiavone, Michele De Marco, Silvia Martínez, Sihem Dabbou, Manuela Renna, Josefa Madrid, Fuensanta Hernandez, Luca Rotolo, Pierluca Costa, Francesco Gai and Laura Gasco

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:51

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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