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  1. A study was conducted to determine if Se source fed during gestation and lactation affects passive transfer of immunoglobulins. Sixty days prior to breeding (d -60), gilts were randomly assigned to one of thre...

    Authors: Ashley Gelderman and Jeffrey Clapper

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:47

    Content type: Research

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  2. Pork is traditionally low in docosahexanoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3) and deficient in omega-3 fats for a balanced human diet. DHA as triglycerides was commercially prepared from the microalgae Schizochytrium and inje...

    Authors: William J Meadus, Tyler D Turner, Michael ER Dugan, Jennifer L Aalhus, Pascale Duff, David Rolland, Bethany Uttaro and Lorna L Gibson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:46

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  3. During nutritional stress, reduced intake may reduce the efficacy of anabolic implants. This study was conducted to evaluate basic cellular responses to a growth promotant implant at two intake levels.

    Authors: Christopher D Reinhardt, Tiffany L Lee, Daniel U Thomson, Laman K Mamedova and Barry J Bradford

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:45

    Content type: Research

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  4. The primary objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of heat treatment on the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids (AA) in corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) fe...

    Authors: Ferdinando Nielsen Almeida, John Kyaw Htoo, John Thomson and Hans Henrik Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:44

    Content type: Research

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  5. Fat deposits in chickens contribute significantly to meat quality attributes such as juiciness, flavor, taste and other organoleptic properties. The quantity of fat deposited increases faster and earlier in th...

    Authors: Hirwa Claire D’Andre, Wallace Paul, Xu Shen, Xinzheng Jia, Rong Zhang, Liang Sun and Xiquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:43

    Content type: Research

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  6. Modern pig production contributes to many environmental problems that relate to manure, especially in areas with highly intensive production systems and in regions like Asia where the regulative control is not...

    Authors: Henry Jørgensen, Trakarn Prapaspongsa, Van Thi Khanh Vu and Hanne Damgaard Poulsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:42

    Content type: Research

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  7. The current study evaluated the subcutaneous fatty acid (FA) composition of calf- and yearling-fed steers with or without growth promoting implants. Crossbred steers (n = 112; 267 ± 5.0 kg) of the same contemp...

    Authors: Cletos Mapiye, Tyler D Turner, John A Basarab, Vern S Baron, Jennifer L Aalhus and Michael ER Dugan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:41

    Content type: Research

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  8. The use of equine bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) is a novel method to improve fracture healing in horses. However, additional research is needed to identify optimal culture conditions and to determi...

    Authors: Elizabeth R A Glynn, Alfredo Sanchez Londono, Steven A Zinn, Thomas A Hoagland and Kristen E Govoni

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:40

    Content type: Research

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  9. The endometrium of sheep consists of plenty of raised aglandular areas called caruncular (C), and intensely glandular intercaruncular areas (IC). In order to better understand the endometrium involved mechanis...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Chao Wang, Zhuocheng Hou, Kai Miao, Haichao Zhao, Rui Wang, Min Guo, Zhonghong Wu, Jianhui Tian and Lei An

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:39

    Content type: Research

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  10. This study was conducted to evaluate the apparent metabolizable energy (AME) and true metabolizable energy (TME) contents in 30 sources of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in adult roosters, a...

    Authors: Yong-Z Jie, Jian-Y Zhang, Li-H Zhao, Qiu-G Ma and Cheng Ji

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:38

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Review

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  33. 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

    Content type: Review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Review

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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