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  1. 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

  2. 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

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    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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    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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Research

    Peripheral leukocyte and endometrium molecular biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress are altered in peripartal dairy cows supplemented with Zn, Mn, and Cu from amino acid complexes and Co from Co glucoheptonate

    Immune dysfunction and a higher risk of uterine infections are characteristics of the transition into lactation in dairy cows. The supply of complexed trace minerals, which are more bioavailable, could help ov...

    Fernanda Batistel, Johan S. Osorio, Muhammad Rizwan Tariq, Cong Li, Jessica Caputo, Michael T. Socha and Juan J. Loor

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:33

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  15. Research

    Effect of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis supplementation in diets with low- and high-protein content on ileal crude protein and amino acid digestibility and intestinal microbiota composition of growing pigs

    Bacillus spp. seem to be an alternative to antimicrobial growth promoters for improving animals’ health and performance. However, there is little information on the effect of Bacillus ...

    Chanwit Kaewtapee, Katharina Burbach, Georgina Tomforde, Thomas Hartinger, Amélia Camarinha-Silva, Sonja Heinritz, Jana Seifert, Markus Wiltafsky, Rainer Mosenthin and Pia Rosenfelder-Kuon

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:37

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  16. Review

    The roles of microRNAs in regulation of mammalian spermatogenesis

    Mammalian spermatogenesis contains three continuous and organized processes, by which spermatogonia undergo mitosis and differentiate to spermatocytes, follow on meiosis to form haploid spermatids and ultimate...

    Xiaoxu Chen, Xueliang Li, Jiayin Guo, Pengfei Zhang and Wenxian Zeng

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:35

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  17. Research

    Net protein and metabolizable protein requirements for maintenance and growth of early-weaned Dorper crossbred male lambs

    Dorper is an important breed for meat purpose and widely used in the livestock industry of the world. However, the protein requirement of Dorper crossbred has not been investigated. The current paper reports t...

    Tao Ma, Kaidong Deng, Yan Tu, Naifeng Zhang, Bingwen Si, Guishan Xu and Qiyu Diao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:40

    Published on: 1 May 2017

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