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  1. Ethoxyquin (EQ) is a common antioxidant which is widely used in animal feed. But the supplement of EQ in animal feed may lead to the residues of EQ and its major oxidation products: ethoxyquin quinone imine (E...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Xiangrong Gai, Ying Tian, Jiayi Wang, Dongting He, Wenjun Yang, Liying Zhang and Yiqiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:8

    Content type: Research

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  2. MicroRNAs act as post-transcriptional regulators that repress translation or degrade mRNA transcripts. Each microRNA has many mRNA targets and each mRNA may be targeted by several microRNAs. Skeletal muscles e...

    Authors: Dan Hao, Xiaogang Wang, Xiao Wang, Bo Thomsen, Yu Yang, Xianyong Lan, Yongzhen Huang and Hong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:16

    Content type: Research

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  3. One of the biggest challenges in the swine industry is to increase female reproductive efficiency. Recently, vulva score categories (VSC), assessed prior to puberty, has been proposed as an indicator trait of ...

    Authors: Flor-Anita Corredor, Leticia P. Sanglard, Jason W. Ross, Aileen F. Keating, Richard J. Leach and Nick V. L. Serão

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  4. In-feed antibiotics are being phased out in livestock production worldwide. Alternatives to antibiotics are urgently needed to maintain animal health and production performance. Host defense peptides (HDPs) ar...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Wentao Lyu, Wei Zhang, Yonghong Chen, Fang Luo, Yamin Wang, Haifeng Ji and Guolong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:14

    Content type: Research

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  5. The current contribution reviews absorption and metabolism of copper (Cu), Cu deficiency, Cu toxicity, Cu bioavailability, and effects of pharmacological levels of Cu on growth performance and intestinal healt...

    Authors: Charmaine D. Espinosa and Hans H. Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:13

    Content type: Review

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  6. High ambient temperatures are a critical challenge in the poultry industry which is a key producer of the animal-based food. To evaluate heat stress levels, various parameters have been used, including growth ...

    Authors: Akshat Goel, Chris Major Ncho and Yang-Ho Choi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:11

    Content type: Review

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  7. Lactose plays a crucial role in the growth performance of pigs at weaning because it is a palatable and easily digestible energy source that eases the transition from milk to solid feed. However, the digestibi...

    Authors: Jinbiao Zhao, Zeyu Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Greg Page and Neil W. Jaworski

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:10

    Content type: Review

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  8. Hypothermic preservation of boar semen is considered a potential method for omitting antibiotics from insemination doses, thereby contributing to the global antibiotic resistance defence strategy. The main cha...

    Authors: Helen Jäkel, Kathi Scheinpflug, Kristin Mühldorfer, Rafael Gianluppi, Matheus Schardong Lucca, Ana Paula Gonçalves Mellagi, Fernando Pandolfo Bortolozzo and Dagmar Waberski

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  9. Valine and isoleucine are similar in chemical structure and their limitation in broiler chicken diets. To evaluate their limitation and interactive effects, multivariate assessment nutrition studies for the br...

    Authors: M. T. Kidd, F. Poernama, T. Wibowo, C. W. Maynard and S. Y. Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:6

    Content type: Research

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  10. Antibiotic growth promoters are widely used to improve weight gain. However, the abuse of antibiotics can have many negative effects on people. Developing alternatives to antibiotics is an urgent need in lives...

    Authors: Bocheng Xu, Jie Fu, Luoyi Zhu, Zhi Li, Mingliang Jin and Yizhen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is increasing research interest in using short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) including butyrate as potential alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters in animal production. This study was conducted to eval...

    Authors: Wenhui Liu, A. La Teng Zhu La, Alexander Evans, Shengtao Gao, Zhongtang Yu, Dengpan Bu and Lu Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  12. Brewers’ spent grain (BSG) typically contains 20% – 29% crude protein (CP) with high concentrations of glutamine, proline and hydrophobic and non-polar amino acid, making it an ideal material for producing val...

    Authors: Tao Ran, Long Jin, Ranithri Abeynayake, Atef Mohamed Saleem, Xiumin Zhang, Dongyan Niu, Lingyun Chen and Wenzhu Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:1

    Content type: Research

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  13. The ongoing African swine fever virus (ASFv) epidemic has had a major impact on pig production globally and biosecurity efforts to curb ASFv infectivity and transmission are a high priority. It has been recent...

    Authors: Joshua A. Jackman, Astghik Hakobyan, Hovakim Zakaryan and Charles C. Elrod

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:114

    Content type: Research

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  14. Probiotics are used as a means to improve animal health and intestinal development. Saccharomyces boulardii is a well-known probiotic; however, few studies have examined the effects of S. boulardii on weaned pigl...

    Authors: Wenxiu Zhang, Chengling Bao, Jian Wang, Jianjun Zang and Yunhe Cao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:112

    Content type: Research

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  15. A large number of pig breeds are distributed around the world, their features and characteristics vary among breeds, and they are valuable resources. Understanding the underlying genetic mechanisms that explai...

    Authors: Jingya Xu, Yuhua Fu, Yan Hu, Lilin Yin, Zhenshuang Tang, Dong Yin, Mengjin Zhu, Mei Yu, Xinyun Li, Yang Zhou, Shuhong Zhao and Xiaolei Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:115

    Content type: Research

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  16. Presently, multi-omics data (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) are available to improve genomic predictors. Omics data not only offers new data layers for genomic prediction but al...

    Authors: Shaopan Ye, Jiaqi Li and Zhe Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:109

    Content type: Research

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  17. Apart from energy balance trials such as calorimetry, growth trials could also be used to estimate the energy values of feed ingredients with caloric efficiency as an indicator. Recent work used such methods r...

    Authors: Shuai Zhang, Zhongchao Li and Ling Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:113

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  18. Omega-3 PUFA or methionine (Met) supply during gestation alters offspring physiology. However, the effect of both nutrients on fetal development has not been explored. Our objective was to determine the effect...

    Authors: Milca Rosa Velazquez, Fernanda Batistel, Juan Manuel Pinos Rodriguez and Alejandro Enrique Relling

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:111

    Content type: Research

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  19. High producing dairy cows generally receive in the diet up to 5–6% of fat. This is a relatively low amount of fat in the diet compared to diets in monogastrics; however, dietary fat is important for dairy cows...

    Authors: Massimo Bionaz, Einar Vargas-Bello-Pérez and Sebastiano Busato

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:110

    Content type: Review

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  20. For dairy production systems, nitrogen is an expensive nutrient and potentially harmful waste product. With three quarters of fed nitrogen ending up in the manure, significant research efforts have focused on ...

    Authors: Virginia L. Pszczolkowski and Sebastian I. Arriola Apelo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:108

    Content type: Review

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  21. High incidences of pre-weaning mortality continue to limit global sheep production, constituting a major economic and welfare concern. Despite significant advances in genetics, nutrition, and management, the p...

    Authors: Tom Flinn, David O. Kleemann, Alyce M. Swinbourne, Jennifer M. Kelly, Alice C. Weaver, Simon K. Walker, Kathryn L. Gatford, Karen L. Kind and William H. E. J. van Wettere

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:107

    Content type: Review

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  22. Time-restricted feeding (TRF) is a dieting strategy based on nutrients availability and diurnal rhythm, shown to improve lipid metabolism efficiency. We have demonstrated previously that retinoic acid-related ...

    Authors: Kexin Zhang, Hao Li, Zimeng Xin, Yanwei Li, Xiaolong Wang, Yun Hu, Haoyu Liu and Demin Cai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:106

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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