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  1. The effects of dietary garcinol on diarrhea and intestinal barrier function associated with its modulation of gut microbiota in weaned piglets were investigated.

    Authors: Tongxin Wang, Weilei Yao, Juan Li, Yafei Shao, Qiongyu He, Jun Xia and Feiruo Huang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:12

    Content type: Research

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  2. Spermatogenesis is a complex differentiating developmental process in which undifferentiated spermatogonial germ cells differentiate into spermatocytes, spermatids, and finally, to mature spermatozoa. This mul...

    Authors: Bahlibi Weldegebriall Sahlu, Shanjiang Zhao, Xiuge Wang, Saqib Umer, Huiying Zou, Jinming Huang and Huabin Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:16

    Content type: Review

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  3. The success of different species of ruminants in the colonization of a diverse range of environments is due to their ability to digest and absorb nutrients from cellulose, a complex polysaccharide found in lea...

    Authors: Bruno G. N. Andrade, Flavia A. Bressani, Rafael R. C. Cuadrat, Polyana C. Tizioto, Priscila S. N. de Oliveira, Gerson B. Mourão, Luiz L. Coutinho, James M. Reecy, James E. Koltes, Paul Walsh, Alexandre Berndt, Julio C. P. Palhares and Luciana C. A. Regitano

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:6

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  4. The poultry industry is in need of effective antibiotic alternatives to control outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) due to Clostridium perfringens. In the present study, we investigated the effects of dietary su...

    Authors: Van Hieu Pham, Liugang Kan, Jinyu Huang, Yanqiang Geng, Wenrui Zhen, Yuming Guo, Waseem Abbas and Zhong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Clostridium species, as a predominant cluster of commensal bacteria in our gut, exert lots of salutary effects on our intestinal homeostasis. Up to now, Clostridium species have been reported to attenuate inflamm...

    Authors: Pingting Guo, Ke Zhang, Xi Ma and Pingli He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:24

    Content type: Review

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  6. Mammary gland development during late gestation in gilts is a major factor that alters the composition of colostrum and growth performance of piglets. Plasma valine is taken up and metabolized extensively by t...

    Authors: Long Che, Mengmeng Xu, Kaiguo Gao, Li Wang, Xuefen Yang, Xiaolu Wen, Hao Xiao and Zongyong Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  7. Heat stress is known to affect follicular dynamics, oocyte maturation, and fertilization by impairing steroidogenic ability and viability of bovine granulosa cell (bGCs). The present study explored the physiol...

    Authors: Adnan Khan, Jinhuan Dou, Yachun Wang, Xiaolong Jiang, Muhammad Zahoor Khan, Hanpeng Luo, Tahir Usman and Huabin Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:25

    Content type: Research

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  8. Previous studies have evaluated the metabolic status of animals fed direct-fed microbial (DFM) using enzyme-based assays which are time-consuming and limited to a few metabolites. In addition, little emphasis ...

    Authors: James A. Adeyemi, Sunday O. Peters, Marcos De Donato, Andres Pech Cervantes and Ibukun M. Ogunade

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are important substrates for milk protein synthesis in the mammary gland, and are tightly related to lipid metabolism. No study has been performed examining the role of BCAAs...

    Authors: Chang Ma, Yajng Liu, Shaoshuai Liu, Crystal L. Lévesque, Fengqi Zhao, Jindong Yin and Bing Dong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  10. The local supply of energy-yielding nutrients such as glucose seems to affect the synthesis of milk components in the mammary gland (MG). Thus, our study was conducted to investigate the effects of locally ava...

    Authors: Jie Cai, Diming Wang, Feng-Qi Zhao, Shulin Liang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:32

    Content type: Research

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  11. Incorporation of legume species into native North American pastures is considered an effective method to increase native pasture productivity and improve the nutritive value of forage. This study evaluated the...

    Authors: Kai Peng, Gemma L. Gresham, Tim A. McAllister, Zhongjun Xu, Alan Iwaasa, Mike Schellenberg, Alex V. Chaves and Yuxi Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:23

    Content type: Research

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  12. Determination of nutrient requirements in the late gestating and lactating sows is essential to optimize sow productivity. The objectives of the present study were to quantify amino acid (AA) fluxes and heat p...

    Authors: Liang Hu, Niels Bastian Kristensen, Lianqiang Che, De Wu and Peter Kappel Theil

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:5

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  13. The study objective was to test the hypothesis that 1) lowering dietary crude protein (CP) increases dietary energetic efficiency and reduces metabolic heat associated with lactation, and 2) excessive dietary ...

    Authors: Sai Zhang, Jay S. Johnson, Mu Qiao and Nathalie L. Trottier

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  14. In seasonal, pasture-based, dairy production systems, cows must recover from calving and become pregnant within two to 3 months. To achieve this, the uterus must involute and ovulation must occur and continue ...

    Authors: S. Meier, J. K. Kay, B. Kuhn-Sherlock, A. Heiser, M. D. Mitchell, M. A. Crookenden, M. Vailati Riboni, J. J. Loor and J. R. Roche

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:17

    Content type: Research

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  15. The relationship between diet and intestinal microbiota and mucin composition appears to be fundamental for poultry gut health. The effects of insect meal (whose role as alternative feed ingredient is now well...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Ilario Ferrocino, Sihem Dabbou, Rocchina Evangelista, Francesco Gai, Laura Gasco, Luca Cocolin, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Achille Schiavone

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

    Content type: Research

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  16. Recent studies underscored that divergence in residual feed intake (RFI) in mature beef and dairy cattle is associated with changes in ruminal microbiome and metabolome profiles which may contribute, at least ...

    Authors: Ahmed Elolimy, Abdulrahman Alharthi, Mohamed Zeineldin, Claudia Parys and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:13

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  17. The role of non-coding RNAs in the porcine muscle metabolism is poorly understood, with few studies investigating their expression patterns in response to nutrient supply. Therefore, we aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Emilio Mármol-Sánchez, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Raquel Quintanilla, Tainã Figueiredo Cardoso, Rayner González-Prendes, Joan Tibau and Marcel Amills

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  18. The establishment of stable microbiota in early life is beneficial to the individual. Changes in the intestinal environment during early life play a crucial role in modulating the gut microbiota. Therefore, ea...

    Authors: Yujie Gong, Wenrui Xia, Xueting Wen, Wentao Lyu, Yingping Xiao, Hua Yang and Xiaoting Zou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  19. Implantation failure limits the success of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Well-organized embryo-maternal crosstalk is essential for successful implantation. Previous studies mainly focused o...

    Authors: Qianying Yang, Wei Fu, Yue Wang, Kai Miao, Haichao Zhao, Rui Wang, Min Guo, Zhilong Wang, Jianhui Tian and Lei An

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  20. Genotyping by sequencing (GBS) still has problems with missing genotypes. Imputation is important for using GBS for genomic predictions, especially for low depths, due to the large number of missing genotypes....

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Guosheng Su, Dan Hao, Mogens Sandø Lund and Haja N. Kadarmideen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. The lysosphingolipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate, is a well-described and potent pro-angiogenic factor. Receptors, as well as the sphingosine phosphorylating enzyme sphingosine kinase 1, are expressed in the plac...

    Authors: Kathrin A. Dunlap, Bryan G. White, David W. Erikson, M. Carey Satterfield, Christiane Pfarrer, Guoyao Wu, Fuller W. Bazer, Robert C. Burghardt, Kayla J. Bayless and Greg A. Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  22. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of energy overfeeding during the dry period on adipose tissue transcriptome profiles during the periparturient period in dairy cows.

    Authors: Andrea Minuti, Massimo Bionaz, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Nicole A. Janovick, Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas, James K. Drackley and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:1

    Content type: Research

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  23. Ketosis in dairy cows is associated with body fat mobilization during the peripartal period. Sub-clinical and clinical ketosis arise more frequently in cows that are overfed energy during the entire dry (last ...

    Authors: Khuram Shahzad, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Yusheng Liang, Erminio Trevisi, Johan S. Osorio, Chuang Xu and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:96

    Content type: Research

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  24. In the original publication of this article [1], the author point out an error in Fig. 3. The correct Fig. 3 is below.

    Authors: Sergio Ledda, Jen M. Kelly, Stefano Nieddu, Daniela Bebbere, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Dity Natan and Amir Arav

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:98

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:90

  25. Impaired fertility in cattle limits the efficiency of livestock production systems. Unraveling the genetic architecture of fertility traits would facilitate their improvement by selection. In this study, we ch...

    Authors: Gerson A. Oliveira Júnior, Daniel J. A. Santos, Aline S. M. Cesar, Solomon A. Boison, Ricardo V. Ventura, Bruno C. Perez, José F. Garcia, José Bento S. Ferraz and Dorian J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:97

    Content type: Research

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  26. The greatest impact on profitability of a commercial beef operation is reproduction. However, in beef heifers, little is known about the vaginal and fecal microbiota with respect to their relationship with fer...

    Authors: Feilong Deng, Maryanna McClure, Rick Rorie, Xiaofan Wang, Jianmin Chai, Xiaoyuan Wei, Songjia Lai and Jiangchao Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:92

    Content type: Research

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  27. Ovarian follicular fluid influences follicle and oocyte growth, but the fluctuation of its protein content during folliculogenesis has not been comprehensively analyzed. Here we used a shotgun approach and bio...

    Authors: Victor M. Paes, Shengfa F. Liao, Jose R. Figueiredo, Scott T. Willard, Peter L. Ryan and Jean M. Feugang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:94

    Content type: Research

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  28. Early-weaning of piglets is often accompanied by severe disorders, especially diarrhea. The gut microbiota and its metabolites play a critical role in the maintenance of the physiologic and metabolic homeostas...

    Authors: Zhichang Wang, Jun Hu, Wenyong Zheng, Tao Yang, Xinkai Wang, Chunlin Xie and Xianghua Yan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:95

    Content type: Research

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  29. The present study aimed at investigating the influence of 90% menthol-containing plant bioactive lipid compounds (PBLC, essential oils) on growth performance, blood haematological and biochemical profile, and ...

    Authors: Amlan K. Patra, Sebastian Geiger, Katharina T. Schrapers, Hannah-Sophie Braun, Heidrun Gehlen, Alexander Starke, Robert Pieper, Adam Cieslak, Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel and Jörg R. Aschenbach

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:86

    Content type: Research

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  30. The objective of this experiment was to investigate the influence of dietary tributyrin on intestinal mucosa development, oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and AMPK-mTOR signaling pathway.

    Authors: Chunchun Wang, Shuting Cao, Zhuojun Shen, Qihua Hong, Jie Feng, Yan Peng and Caihong Hu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:93

    Content type: Research

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  31. Laying hens supplemented with betaine demonstrate activated adrenal steroidogenesis and deposit higher corticosterone (CORT) in the egg yolk. Here we further investigate the effect of maternal betaine on the p...

    Authors: Halima Abobaker, Yun Hu, Nagmeldin A. Omer, Zhen Hou, Abdulrahman A. Idriss and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:87

    Content type: Research

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  32. The application of cryopreservation and artificial insemination technology have contributed to the advancement of animal reproduction. However, a substantial proportion of spermatozoa undergoes alterations and...

    Authors: MariaPortia B. Nagata, Junki Egashira, Naoto Katafuchi, Kenji Endo, Kazuko Ogata, Kenichi Yamanaka, Tadayuki Yamanouchi, Hideo Matsuda, Yutaka Hashiyada and Kenichi Yamashita

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:91

    Content type: Research

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  33. Early colonization of intestinal microbiota during the neonatal stage plays an important role on the development of intestinal immune system and nutrients absorption of the host. Compared to the normal birth w...

    Authors: Lili Jiang, Cuiping Feng, Shiyu Tao, Na Li, Bin Zuo, Dandan Han and Junjun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:88

    Content type: Review

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  34. The search for alternatives to antibiotics in pig production has increased the interest in natural resources with antimicrobial properties, such as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) as in-feed additives. This st...

    Authors: Paola López-Colom, Lorena Castillejos, Agustina Rodríguez-Sorrento, Mónica Puyalto, Juan José Mallo and Susana María Martín-Orúe

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:89

    Content type: Research

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  35. Previously, phosphoinositide-3-kinase regulatory subunit 1 (PIK3R1) and dual specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) were identified as promising candidate genes for milk production traits due to their being differenti...

    Authors: Bo Han, Yuwei Yuan, Lijun Shi, Yanhua Li, Lin Liu and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:81

    Content type: Research

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  36. Heat stress (HS) jeopardizes intestinal barrier functions and augments intestinal permeability in pigs. However, whether HS-induced maternal microbial and metabolic changes in primiparous sows during late gest...

    Authors: Jianwen He, Huiduo Guo, Weijiang Zheng, Yongqiang Xue, Ruqian Zhao and Wen Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:84

    Content type: Research

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  37. To advance the use of embryo vitrification in veterinary practice, we developed a system in which embryo vitrification, warming and dilution can be performed within a straw. Ovine in vitro produced embryos (IVEP)...

    Authors: Sergio Ledda, Jen M. Kelly, Stefano Nieddu, Daniela Bebbere, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Dity Natan and Amir Arav

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:90

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:98

  38. This study was conducted to determine protein molecular structure profiles and quantify the relationship between protein structural features and protein metabolism and bioavailability of blend pelleted product...

    Authors: Aya Ismael, Victor Hugo Guevara-Oquendo, Basim Refat and Peiqiang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:85

    Content type: Research

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  39. Colistin (polymyxin E) is a kind of peptide antibiotic which has been approved in animal production for the purposes of disease prevention, treatment, and growth promotion. However, the wide use of colistin in...

    Authors: Jiayi Wang, Jinyu Zhou, Yiqiang Chen, Xinpei Zhang, Yongpeng Jin, Xiaojing Cui, Dongting He, Wenqing Lai and Lidong He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:82

    Content type: Research

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  40. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of transmembrane water channels that includes orthodox AQPs, aquaglyceroporins (GLPs) and superAQPs. AQP3, AQP7, AQP9 and AQP11 have been identified in boar sperm, and they are c...

    Authors: Ariadna Delgado-Bermúdez, Marc Llavanera, Leira Fernández-Bastit, Sandra Recuero, Yentel Mateo-Otero, Sergi Bonet, Isabel Barranco, Beatriz Fernández-Fuertes and Marc Yeste

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:77

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  41. High-protein diets can increase the colonic health risks. A moderate reduction of dietary crude-protein (CP) level can improve the colonic bacterial community and mucosal immunity of pigs. However, greatly red...

    Authors: Huisong Wang, Junhua Shen, Yu Pi, Kan Gao and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:79

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  42. Commercial pre-weaning diets are formulated to be highly digestible and nutrient-dense and contain low levels of dietary fibre. In contrast, pigs in a natural setting are manipulating fibre-rich plant material...

    Authors: H. M. J. Van Hees, M. Davids, D. Maes, S. Millet, S. Possemiers, L. A. den Hartog, T. A. T. G. van Kempen and G. P. J. Janssens

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:83

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  43. The reduction of crude protein levels in diets for broiler chickens may generate economic, environmental and flock welfare and health benefits; however, performance is usually compromised. Whole grain feeding ...

    Authors: Amy F. Moss, Peter V. Chrystal, Yueming Dersjant-Li, Peter H. Selle and Sonia Yun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:80

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  44. This study was conducted to evaluate the feed nutritional value of brewers’ spent grain (BSG) residue resulting from protease aided protein removal. The nutritional value was measured as nutrient content, gas ...

    Authors: Yizhao Shen, Ranithri Abeynayake, Xin Sun, Tao Ran, Jianguo Li, Lingyun Chen and Wenzhu Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:78

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  45. This study was conducted to determine the effects of different dietary protein levels and amino acids supplementation patterns in low protein diets on the growth performance, carcass characteristics and nitrog...

    Authors: Yumei Zhao, Gang Tian, Daiwen Chen, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Jun He, Xiangbing Mao, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo, Junqiu Luo and Bing Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:75

    Content type: Research

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  46. Probiosis is considered a potential strategy to reduce antibiotics use and prevent post-weaning diarrhea (PWD). This study investigated the effect of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens DSM25840 or Bacillus subtilis DSM25...

    Authors: Diana Luise, Micol Bertocchi, Vincenzo Motta, Chiara Salvarani, Paolo Bosi, Andrea Luppi, Flaminia Fanelli, Maurizio Mazzoni, Ivonne Archetti, Giuseppe Maiorano, Bea K. K. Nielsen and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:74

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  47. Polyamines are essential for cell growth and beneficial for intestinal maturation. To evaluate the effects of putrescine on alleviating intestinal atrophy and underlying molecular mechanisms, both in vivo feeding...

    Authors: Bangmin Liu, Xianren Jiang, Long Cai, Xuemei Zhao, Zhaolai Dai, Guoyao Wu and Xilong Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:69

    Content type: Research

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  48. Several studies have evaluated the effects of live yeast supplementation on rumen microbial population; however, its effect on differential microbial genes and their functional potential has not been described...

    Authors: Ibukun M. Ogunade, Jerusha Lay, Kenneth Andries, Christina J. McManus and Frederick Bebe

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:68

    Content type: Short report

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  49. Implantation of goats with melatonin can induce cashmere growth and significantly increase cashmere production performance. However, the impact of melatonin implantation on the carcass characteristics, meat qu...

    Authors: Tao Duan, Ziyuan Wu, Huan Zhang, Ying Liu, Yan Li and Wei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:70

    Content type: Research

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  50. Over the last decade, the nutritional requirements of lactating modern genotype sows have increased. The current nutritional recommendations might be unable to meet the needs of increased litter size and milk ...

    Authors: Hongkui Wei, Xichen Zhao, Mao Xia, Chengquan Tan, Jun Gao, John K. Htoo, Chuanhui Xu and Jian Peng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:76

    Content type: Research

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