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  1. Content type: Research

    Many studies have investigated endogenous loss of proteins and amino acids (AAs) at the ileal level in growing pigs. However, only a few studies have researched this subject in piglets. Knowledge regarding AA ...

    Authors: Tércia Cesária Reis de Souza, Araceli Aguilera Barreyro and Gerardo Mariscal-Landín

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:36

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    This study examined the effects of various levels of dietary nonphytate phosphorus on laying performance and the expression patterns of phosphorus metabolism related genes in Dwarf pink-shell laying hens. A to...

    Authors: Wei Nie, Ying Yang, Jianmin Yuan, Zhong Wang and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:34

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  3. Content type: Research

    Play behavior has been proposed as a new potential indicator of animal welfare. Animals play only if they are in a relaxed state. Play may improve adaptability to challenging environments which may be of inter...

    Authors: Wendy Mercedes Rauw

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:33

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  4. Content type: Review

    The availability of local feed resources in various seasons can contribute as essential sources of carbohydrate and protein which significantly impact rumen fermentation and the subsequent productivity of the ...

    Authors: Metha Wanapat, Sungchhang Kang and Sineenart Polyorach

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:32

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  5. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to 1) determine the variation of nutrient digestion, plasma metabolites and oxidative stress parameters triggered by induced subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA); and 2) evaluate ...

    Authors: Yongqing Guo, Xiaofeng Xu, Yang Zou, Zhanshan Yang, Shengli Li and Zhijun Cao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:31

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  6. Content type: Research

    A novel method for haplotype phasing in families after joint estimation of recombination fraction and linkage disequilibrium is developed. Results from Monte Carlo computer simulations show that the newly deve...

    Authors: Luis Gomez-Raya, Amanda M Hulse, David Thain and Wendy M Rauw

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:30

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  7. Content type: Research

    Creep feeding is used to stimulate piglet post-weaning feed consumption. L-Glutamine (GLN) is an important source of fuel for intestinal epithelial cells. The objective of this study was to determine the impac...

    Authors: Rafael A Cabrera, James L Usry, Consuelo Arrellano, Eduardo T Nogueira, Marianne Kutschenko, Adam J Moeser and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:29

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  8. Content type: Research

    In this study, we sought to investigate the expression of the transcription factor E2F1 in chicken pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells upon hypoxia exposure, as well as the role that E2F1 played in the regu...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Feng Sun, Chen Zhang, Hao Wang, Guoyao Wu and Zhenlong Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:28

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  9. Content type: Review

    This reviews research focused to understand the nutrient requirement and balance to meet the needs of fetal growth, mammary growth, and milk production. This summary will handle how feeding strategies can be a...

    Authors: Sung Woo Kim, Alexandra C Weaver, Yan Bin Shen and Yan Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:26

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  10. Content type: Research

    In mammals, leptin is an attractive candidate for mediating the metabolic signal and the reproductive function via the specific receptor in hypothalamus. However, till now, the role of leptin on reproduction i...

    Authors: Yingdong Ni, Jinfang Lv, Shaoqing Wang and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the humoral immunization of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) against H9N2 avian influenza virus (H9N2 AIV) infection in chickens.

    Authors: Sanpha Kallon, Xiaorong Li, Jun Ji, Cuiying Chen, Qianyun Xi, Shuang Chang, Chunyi Xue, Jingyun Ma, Qingmei Xie and Youngliang Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:22

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  12. Content type: Research

    Increasing the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content and decreasing the saturated fatty acid (SFA) content of mutton can help to improve its nutritional value for consumers. Several laboratories have evalu...

    Authors: Kun Liu, Suyun Ge, Hailing Luo, Dubing Yue and Leyan Yan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:21

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  13. Content type: Research

    Integration of behavioral observations with traditional selection schemes may lead to enhanced animal well-being and more profitable forage-based cattle production systems. Brahman-influenced (BR; n = 64) and ...

    Authors: Angela R Mays, Michael L Looper, Benjamin C Williamson, Kenneth P Coffey, Wayne K Coblentz, Glen E Aiken and Charles F Rosenkrans Jr

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:20

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  14. Content type: Review

    Pigs experience biological stress such as physiological, environmental, and social challenges when weaned from the sow. The process of weaning is one of the most stressful events in the pig’s life that can con...

    Authors: Joy M Campbell, Joe D Crenshaw and Javier Polo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:19

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  15. Content type: Research

    Post-production fractionation of wheat distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) increases their crude protein content and reduces their fiber content. This experiment was conducted to determine the effects of fr...

    Authors: Philip Thacker, Aman Deep and Eduardo Beltranena

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:18

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  16. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of total dietary fiber level on nutrient digestibility and the relationship between apparent total tract digestibility of total dietary fiber, and sol...

    Authors: Wenjuan Zhang, Defa Li, Ling Liu, Jianjun Zang, Qiwu Duan, Wenjun Yang and Liying Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:17

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  17. Content type: Review

    Arginine (ARG) exerts many beneficial effects on animal body and enhanced angiogenesis, lactogenesis, which finally leads to the improvement in nitrogen (N) metabolism, reproduction, lactation, immunity and gr...

    Authors: Bahram Chacher, Hongyun Liu, Diming Wang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:16

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  18. Content type: Research

    The Y chromosome in mammal is paternally inherited and harbors genes related to male fertility and spermatogenesis. The unique intra-chromosomal recombination pattern of Y chromosome and morphological differen...

    Authors: Ayan Mukherjee, Gulshan Dass, Jagan Mohanarao G, Moloya Gohain, Biswajit Brahma, Tirtha Kumar Datta and Sachinandan De

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    The study was conducted to compare the effects of XG with AG and BM at different metabolizable energy diets on growth performance, digestive physiology and energy utilization of broilers fed with corn-SBM diet...

    Authors: Jialing Zou, Ping Zheng, Keying Zhang, Xuemei Ding and Shiping Bai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    The p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) is essential for mitosis and plays an important role in the regulation of microtubule assembly during oocyte meiotic maturation in mice; however, little is known about its rol...

    Authors: Bingyuan Wang, Wei Ma, Xiaoling Xu, Chao Wang, Yubo Zhu, Na An, Lei An, Zhonghong Wu and Jianhui Tian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    Production of chimeric mice is a useful tool for the elucidation of gene function. After successful isolation of embryonic stem (ES) cell lines, there are many methods for producing chimeras, including co-cult...

    Authors: Minhua Hu, Hengxi Wei, Jingfeng Zhang, Yinshan Bai, Fenglei Gao, Li Li and Shouquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:12

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  22. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 1 (2012).

    Authors: Defa Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:4

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  23. Content type: Review

    Application of feed processing methods and use of exogenous feed additives in an effort to improve nutrient digestibility of plant-based feed ingredients for swine has been studied for decades. The following r...

    Authors: Brian J Kerr and Gerald C Shurson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:11

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  24. Content type: Research

    The correlation between IgY levels of the serum and the yolk has been well documented in wild and domestic birds. The levels of total yolk IgY can be an index of the general health status of birds and may cont...

    Authors: Hancong Sun, Sirui Chen, Xia Cai, Guiyun Xu and Lujiang Qu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:10

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  25. Content type: Research

    China is one of the most diverse countries, which have developed 88 indigenous pig breeds. Several studies showed that pigs were independently domesticated in multiple regions of the world. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Guanghui Yu, Hai Xiang, Jikun Wang and Xingbo Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:9

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  26. Content type: Research

    In 2 experiments, 48 weanling (initial BW: 13.5 ± 2.4 kg, Exp. 1) and 24 growing pigs (initial BW: 36.2 ± 4.0 kg, Exp. 2) were used to determine effects of a novel bacterial 6-phytase expressed in Aspergillus ory...

    Authors: Ferdinando Nielsen Almeida, Rommel Casilda Sulabo and Hans Henrik Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:8

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  27. Content type: Review

    Protein is quantitatively the most expensive nutrient in swine diets. Hence it is imperative to understand the physiological roles played by amino acids in growth, development, lactation, reproduction, and hea...

    Authors: Reza Rezaei, Weiwei Wang, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Junjun Wang and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    Objectives were to examine the effects of selenium (Se) supply and maternal nutritional plane during gestation on mammary gland growth, cellular proliferation, and vascularity at parturition and d 20 of lactat...

    Authors: Tammi L Neville, Allison M Meyer, Arshi Reyaz, Pawel B Borowicz, Dale A Redmer, Lawrence P Reynolds, Joel S Caton and Kimberly A Vonnahme

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a major foodborne pathogen worldwide. S. Typhimurium encodes type III secretion systems via Salmonella pathogenicity islands (SPI), producing the major effector proteins...

    Authors: Jason Abernathy, Carolina Corkill, Carolee Hinojosa, Xianyao Li and Huaijun Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:5

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  30. Content type: Review

    Advances in molecular biotechnology have introduced new generations of molecular markers for use in the genetic improvement of farm animals. Consequently, more accurate genetic information can be obtained to b...

    Authors: Wanjie Yang, Xiaolong Kang, Qingfeng Yang, Yao Lin and Meiying Fang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary ratios of n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on the performance of lactating sows and their piglets. Thirty pregnant Landrace sows we...

    Authors: Wei Yao, Jie Li, Jun jun Wang, Weiliang Zhou, Qingbo Wang, Rongchang Zhu, Fenglai Wang and Phil Thacker

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:43

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  32. Content type: Research

    Intake of colostrum after birth is essential to stimulate intestinal growth and function, and to provide systemic immunological protection via absorption of Immunoglobulin G (IgG). The birth order and weight o...

    Authors: Rafael A Cabrera, Xi Lin, Joy M Campbell, Adam J Moeser and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:42

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  33. Content type: Research

    Ascites syndrome is still a problem for chicken industry in various parts of the world. Despite the intensive investigations of this syndrome for many years, its pathogenesis remains unclear. The objective of ...

    Authors: Yongwei Wang, Yuming Guo, Dong Ning, Yunzhi Peng, Hong Cai, Jianzhuang Tan, Ying Yang and Dan Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:41

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  34. Content type: Research

    Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) inhibits growth-plate chondrocyte proliferation and limits bone elongation. Gain-of-function FGFR3 mutations cause dwarfism, reduced telomerase activity and shorter ...

    Authors: Logan B Smith, Janelle M Belanger and Anita M Oberbauer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:39

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  35. Content type: Research

    Sheep is important in the socio-economic lives of people around the world. It is estimated that more than half of our once common livestock breeds are now endangered. Since genetic characterization of Nigerian...

    Authors: Brilliant O Agaviezor, Sunday O Peters, Mufliat A Adefenwa, Abdulmojeed Yakubu, Olufunmilayo A Adebambo, Michael O Ozoje, Christian ON Ikeobi, Matthew Wheto, Oyeyemi O Ajayi, Samuel A Amusan, Oludotun J Ekundayo, Timothy M Sanni, Moses Okpeku, Gbolabo O Onasanya, Marcos De Donato, Babatunde M Ilori…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:38

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  36. Content type: Research

    The synchronization and ovulatory responses of Sangsari cross bred ewes and metabolism of energy substrates in 8-cell stage embryos to hatched blastocysts stage produced in vitro or in vivo were investigated. Ewe...

    Authors: Ahmad Azizi-Moghadam

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:37

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  37. Content type: Research

    Expression levels for genes of interest must be normalized with an appropriate reference, or housekeeping gene, to make accurate comparisons of quantitative real-time PCR results. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Ryan S McCulloch, Melissa S Ashwell, Audrey T O’Nan and Peter L Mente

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:36

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  38. Content type: Research

    Upon binding luteinizing hormone in the ovary, the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for follicular maturation and ovulation, as well as luteal function. We detected mutation...

    Authors: Yong Yu, Yunwei Pang, Haichao Zhao, Xiaoling Xu, Zhonghong Wu, Lei An and Jianhui Tian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:35

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  39. Content type: Review

    Over the past years, infectious disease has caused enormous economic loss in pig industry. Among the pathogens, gram negative bacteria not only cause inflammation, but also cause different diseases and make th...

    Authors: Shuhong Zhao, Mengjin Zhu and Hongbo Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:34

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  40. Content type: Research

    Muscle growth depends on the fusion of proliferate satellite cells to existing myofibers. We reported previously that 0–14 day intermittent feeding led to persistent retardation in myofiber hypertrophy. Howeve...

    Authors: Yue Li, Xiaojing Yang, Yingdong Ni, Eddy Decuypere, Johan Buyse, Nadia Everaert, Roland Grossmann and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:33

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  41. Content type: Research

    α-galactosidase has been widely used in animal husbandry to reduce anti-nutritional factors (such as α-galactoside) in feed. Intestine-specific and substrate inducible expression of α-galactosidase would be hi...

    Authors: Yafeng Zhai, Gang Shu, Xiaotong Zhu, Zhiqi Zhang, Xiajing Lin, Songbo Wang, Lina Wang, Yongliang Zhang and Qingyan Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:32

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  42. Content type: Research

    Soybean isoflavones are structurally similar to mammalian estrogens and therefore may act as estrogen agonists or antagonists. However, it has not been determined if they have any negative effects on reproduct...

    Authors: Xiao-xue Yuan, Bin Zhang, Li-li Li, Chao-wu Xiao, Jue-xin Fan, Mei-mei Geng and Yu-long Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:31

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  43. Content type: Research

    In the present study, the effect of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAR) on long-chain fatty acid oxidation by hepatocytes isolated from suckled neonatal pig liver (a low ketogenic and lipogen...

    Authors: Lin Xi, Gary Matsey and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:30

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