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  1. Content type: Research

    Corn stover (CS) is an abundant source of feed for livestock in China. However, it is low in nutritional value that we have been seeking technologies to improve. Previous studies show that non-fiber carbohydra...

    Authors: Zihai Wei, Baoxin Zhang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:20

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    The focus of recent research has been directed toward the probiotic potential of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (BA) on the gut health of animals. However, little is known about BA’s effects on piglets with intra-ute...

    Authors: Yue Li, Hao Zhang, Weipeng Su, Zhixiong Ying, Yueping Chen, Lili Zhang, Zhaoxin Lu and Tian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:22

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  3. Content type: Research

    The effect of amylases combined with exogenous carbohydrase and protease in a newly harvested corn diet on starch digestibility, intestine health and cecal microbiota was investigated in broiler chickens.

    Authors: Dafei Yin, Xiaonan Yin, Xingyu Wang, Zhao Lei, Maofei Wang, Yuming Guo, Samuel E. Aggrey, Wei Nie and Jianmin Yuan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:24

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  4. Content type: Research

    Colostrum is the first secretion produced by mammary glands during the hours immediately preceding and succeeding parturition. This secretion differs from milk and represents an essential vehicle of passive im...

    Authors: Gianfranco Picone, Martina Zappaterra, Diana Luise, Alessia Trimigno, Francesco Capozzi, Vincenzo Motta, Roberta Davoli, Leonardo Nanni Costa, Paolo Bosi and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:23

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  5. Content type: Research

    In rumen fermentation, fumaric acid (FA) could competitively utilize hydrogen with methanogenesis to enhance propionate production and suppress methane emission, but both effects were diet-dependent. This stud...

    Authors: Zongjun Li, Nannan Liu, Yangchun Cao, Chunjia Jin, Fei Li, Chuanjiang Cai and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:21

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  6. Content type: Review

    The tools available for genome engineering have significantly improved over the last 5 years, allowing scientist to make precise edits to the genome. Along with the development of these new genome editing tool...

    Authors: Caitlin A. Cooper, Timothy J. Doran, Arjun Challagulla, Mark L. V. Tizard and Kristie A. Jenkins

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:15

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  7. Content type: Research

    Extensive degradation of amino acids in the rumen via microbial deamination decreases the post-ruminal availability of dietary indispensable amino acids. Together with the normal decrease in voluntary dry matt...

    Authors: Mohamed K. Abdelmegeid, Ahmed A. Elolimy, Zheng Zhou, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Joshua C. McCann and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:17

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  8. Content type: Research

    Semen evaluation is used to estimate the testicular function. In bulls, the spermatozoa present in the ejaculate are the result of a process that begun more than 2 mo earlier, bequeathing a delayed depiction o...

    Authors: Alessia Gloria, Augusto Carluccio, Laura Wegher, Domenico Robbe, Claudio Valorz and Alberto Contri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:14

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  9. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy is associated with important changes in gut microbiota composition. Dietary factors may affect the diversity, composition, and metabolic activity of the intestinal microbiota. Among amino acids, prol...

    Authors: Yujiao Ji, Qiuping Guo, Yulong Yin, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:18

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  10. Content type: Research

    In order to discover new strategies to replace antibiotics in the post-antibiotic era in meat-type chicken production, two new synbiotics were tested: (Lactobacillus salivarius IBB3154 plus galactooligosaccharide...

    Authors: Pawel Antoni Kolodziejski, Maciej Sassek, Daniela Chalupka, Natalia Leciejewska, Leszek Nogowski, Pawel Mackowiak, Damian Jozefiak, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Maria Siwek, Marek Bednarczyk, Tomasz Szwaczkowski and Ewa Pruszynska-Oszmalek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    The poultry industry is in need of effective antibiotic alternatives to control outbreaks of necrotic enteritis (NE) due to Clostridium perfringens.

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wu, Yujing Shao, Bochen Song, Wenrui Zhen, Zhong Wang, Yuming Guo, Muhammad Suhaib Shahid and Wei Nie

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:9

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  12. Content type: Research

    Polyamines stimulate DNA transcription and mRNA translation for protein synthesis in trophectoderm cells, as well as proliferation and migration of cells; therefore, they are essential for development and surv...

    Authors: Yasser Y. Lenis, Gregory A. Johnson, Xiaoqiu Wang, Wendy W. Tang, Kathrin A. Dunlap, M. Carey Satterfield, Guoyao Wu, Thomas R. Hansen and Fuller W. Bazer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    It is well known that peptides play a vital role in the nutrition and health of dairy cows. Bovine oligopeptide transporter 1 (bPepT1) is involved in the peptide transport process in the gastrointestinal tract...

    Authors: Qingbiao Xu, Zhixuan Liu, Hongyun Liu, Fengqi Zhao, Xinbei Huang, Yueming Wu and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Vitellogenin (VTG) is a precursor of egg yolk proteins synthesized within the liver of oviparous vertebrates. Betaine is an important methyl donor that is reported to improve egg production of laying hens with...

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

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:2

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Gonocytes give rise to spermatogonial stem cells, and thereby play an essential role in establishing spermatogenesis. Optimized culture conditions for gonocytes provide an opportunity for their study and in vi...

    Authors: Awang Hazmi Awang-Junaidi and Ali Honaramooz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:8

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  16. Content type: Review

    The demand for duck meat, duck eggs, and associated products is increasing each year. Classic and modern selection programs have been applied to enhance the economic traits of ducks to satisfy the requirements...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohamed Fouad, Dong Ruan, Shuang Wang, Wei Chen, Weiguang Xia and Chuntian Zheng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:1

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  17. Content type: Research

    Previous research has revealed a strong inflammatory response within adipose (AT) tissue during the transition into lactation. Whether this effect is a result of oxidative stress induced by lipolysis and fatty...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Alharthi, Zheng Zhou, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    The use of feed grade amino acids can reduce the cost of lactation feed. With changing genetics, increasing feed costs, and higher number of pigs weaned with heavier wean weights further evaluation of higher i...

    Authors: Laura Greiner, Pairat Srichana, James L. Usry, Casey Neill, Gary L. Allee, Joseph Connor, Kevin J. Touchette and Christopher D. Knight

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    Associative data and some controlled studies suggest that the inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α can induce fatty liver in dairy cattle. However, research demonstrating that TNFα is a necessar...

    Authors: C. A. Martel, L. K. Mamedova, J. E. Minton, M. Garcia, C. Legallet and B. J. Bradford

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:6

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  20. Content type: Research

    Pork produced by outdoor-reared pigs raised mostly on alfalfa pastures attracts increasing population of consumer from most of the world. In China, pigs were raised with alfalfa-containing diets to seek for go...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Chunfu Qin, Ting He, Kai Qiu, Wenjuan Sun, Xin Zhang, Ning Jiao, Weiyun Zhu and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:11

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  21. Content type: Research

    Dairy cows can readily overconsume dietary energy during most of the prepartum period, often leading to higher prepartal concentrations of insulin and glucose and excessive body fat deposition. The end result ...

    Authors: S. J. Moisá, P. Ji, J. K. Drackley, S. L. Rodriguez-Zas and J. J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:85

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  22. Content type: Research

    The stomach is an underestimated key interface between the ingesta and the digestive system, affecting the digestion and playing an important role in several endocrine functions. The quality of starter microbi...

    Authors: Paolo Trevisi, Davide Priori, Vincenzo Motta, Diana Luise, Alfons J. M. Jansman, Sietse-Jan Koopmans and Paolo Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:82

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  23. Content type: Research

    The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD+-dependent histone deacety...

    Authors: Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky and Jan Nevoral

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:83

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  24. Content type: Research

    Feeding behavior study is important for animal husbandry and production. However, few studies were conducted on the feeding behavior and their relationship with feeding efficiency in Pekin ducks. In order to i...

    Authors: Feng Zhu, Yahui Gao, Fangbin Lin, Jinping Hao, Fangxi Yang and Zhuocheng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:81

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  25. Content type: Research

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species in the field, commonly found in cereal grains, which negatively affects performances and health of animals. Mycotoxin binders are supposed to reduc...

    Authors: Linghong Jin, Wei Wang, Jeroen Degroote, Noémie Van Noten, Honglin Yan, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Luc Peelman, Anne Goderis, Kurt Van De Mierop, Ronny Mombaerts, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:80

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  26. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the impact of hormonal modulation at the onset of proestrus on ovarian response and uterine gene expression of beef cows.

    Authors: Manoel Francisco de Sá Filho, Angela Maria Gonella-Diaza, Mariana Sponchiado, Marcio Ferreira Mendanha, Guilherme Pugliesi, Roney dos Santos Ramos, Sónia Cristina da Silva Andrade, Gustavo Gasparin, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Fernando Silveira Mesquita, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli and Mario Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:79

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  27. Content type: Research

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotropin synthesized and secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates follicle development and maturation in females. It also plays an important role in spermatog...

    Authors: Wenting Li, Yujun Quan, Mengmeng Zhang, Kejun Wang, Muzhen Zhu, Ye Chen, Qiuyan Li and Keliang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:84

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  28. Content type: Research

    Nutrition is one of the most important factors that affect animal performance, and it therefore also impacts on financial results in beef systems. In this way, finding the best strategy for feeding supplements...

    Authors: Aline Gomes da Silva, Mário Fonseca Paulino, Edenio Detmann, Henrique Jorge Fernandes, Lincoln da Silva Amorim, Román Enrique Maza Ortega, Victor Valério de Carvalho, Josilaine Aparecida da Costa Lima, Felipe Henrique de Moura, Mariana Benevides Monteiro and Jéssika Almeida Bitencourt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:78

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  29. Content type: Research

    The lipid from egg yolk is largely consumed in supplying the energy for embryonic growth until hatching. The remaining lipid in the yolk sac is transported into the hatchling’s tissues. The gene expression pro...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ruiqi Fu, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:77

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  30. Content type: Research

    Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is important mediator of inflammatory-induced suppression of reproductive axis at the hypothalamic level. At the beginning of inflammation, the main source of cytokines in the cerebrospi...

    Authors: Janina Skipor, Marta Kowalewska, Aleksandra Szczepkowska, Anna Majewska, Tomasz Misztal, Marek Jalynski, Andrzej P. Herman and Katarzyna Zabek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:76

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  31. Content type: Research

    It is well known that feeding a high concentrate (HC) diet to lactating ruminants likely induces subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and leads to a decrease in milk fat production. However, the effects of feeding...

    Authors: Ping Tian, Yanwen Luo, Xian Li, Jing Tian, Shiyu Tao, Canfeng Hua, Yali Geng, Yingdong Ni and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:74

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to estimate variance components and to identify genomic regions and pathways associated with resistance to gastrointestinal parasites, particularly Haemonchus contortus, in a breed of sh...

    Authors: Mariana Piatto Berton, Rafael Medeiros de Oliveira Silva, Elisa Peripolli, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Jesús Fernández Martin, Maria Saura Álvarez, Beatriz Villanueva Gavinã, Miguel Angel Toro, Georgget Banchero, Priscila Silva Oliveira, Joanir Pereira Eler, Fernando Baldi and José Bento Sterman Ferraz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:73

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  33. Content type: Review

    The concept of foetal programming (FP) originated from human epidemiological studies, where foetal life nutrition was linked to health and disease status later in life. Since the proposal of this phenomenon, i...

    Authors: Prabhat Khanal and Mette Olaf Nielsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:75

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  34. Content type: Research

    Betaine affects fat metabolism in animals, but the specific mechanism is still not clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible mechanisms of betaine in altering lipid metabolism in muscle tiss...

    Authors: Sisi Li, Haichao Wang, Xinxia Wang, Yizhen Wang and Jie Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:72

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  35. Content type: Research

    Leptin has a strong relation to important traits in animal production, such as carcass composition, feed intake, and reproduction. It is mainly produced by adipose cells and acts predominantly in the hypothala...

    Authors: Lúcio Flávio Macedo Mota, Cristina Moreira Bonafé, Pâmela Almeida Alexandre, Miguel Henrique Santana, Francisco José Novais, Erika Toriyama, Aldrin Vieira Pires, Saulo da Luz Silva, Paulo Roberto Leme, José Bento Sterman Ferraz and Heidge Fukumasu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:71

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  36. Content type: Research

    The broiler industry has undergone intense genetic selection over the past 50 yr. resulting in improvements for growth and feed efficiency, however, significant variation remains for performance and growth tra...

    Authors: Nicky-Lee Willson, Rebecca E. A. Forder, Rick G. Tearle, Greg S. Nattrass, Robert J. Hughes and Philip I. Hynd

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:70

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  37. Content type: Research

    An oviduct- specific glycoprotein, OVGP1, is synthesized and secreted by non-ciliated epithelial cells of the mammalian oviduct which provides an essential milieu for reproductive functions. The present study ...

    Authors: Suman Choudhary, A. Kumaresan, Manish Kumar, Shivani Chhillar, Hrudananda Malik, Sudarshan Kumar, Jai K. Kaushik, Tirtha K. Datta and Ashok K. Mohanty

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:69

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  38. Content type: Research

    During late gestation the placental epithelial interface becomes highly folded, which involves changes in stromal hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is composed of glucoronate and N-acetyl-glucosamine. We hypothesized tha...

    Authors: Jeffrey L. Vallet, Jeremy R. Miles, Bradley A. Freking and Shane Meyer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:68

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  39. Content type: Research

    Beef cattle breeding programs in Brazil have placed greater emphasis on the genomic study of reproductive traits of males and females due to their economic importance. In this study, genome-wide associations w...

    Authors: Marcos Eli Buzanskas, Daniela do Amaral Grossi, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Flavio Schramm Schenkel, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Luciana Diniz Rola, Sarah Laguna Conceição Meirelles, Fabiana Barichello Mokry, Maurício de Alvarenga Mudadu, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Danísio Prado Munari

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:67

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  40. Content type: Research

    Cinnamicaldehyde (CA) is a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil possessing various bioactivities. Tight junction (TJ) proteins are vital for the maintenance of intestinal epithelial barrier function, ...

    Authors: Kaiji Sun, Yan Lei, Renjie Wang, Zhenlong Wu and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:66

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  41. Content type: Research

    When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of en...

    Authors: A. K. Kelly, P. Lawrence, B. Earley, D. A. Kenny and M. McGee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:65

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  42. Content type: Research

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of overfeeding a moderate energy diet and a 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) injection on blood and hepatic tissue biomarkers of lipid metabolism, oxidative str...

    Authors: Afshin Hosseini, Mustafa Salman, Zheng Zhou, James K. Drackley, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:64

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  43. Content type: Research

    Methionine is an essential amino acid for fish. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary methionine on growth performance, digestive and absorptive ability, as well as antioxidant ...

    Authors: Pei Wu, Ling Tang, Weidan Jiang, Kai Hu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Shengyao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wuneng Tang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou and Lin Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:63

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  44. Content type: Research

    Maternal obesity alters oocytes and subsequent fetal metabolism. An increasing number of studies have shown that the endoplasmic reticulums (ER) or mitochondria have important effects on oocyte quality, but th...

    Authors: Lihong Zhao, Tengfei Lu, Lei Gao, Xiangwei Fu, Shien Zhu and Yunpeng Hou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:62

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  45. Content type: Research

    Application the innovative method which is in ovo technology provides a means of modulating the immune system at early embryonic stages. The aim of study was to determine influence of the in ovo stimulation, o...

    Authors: A. Sobolewska, J. Bogucka, A. Dankowiakowska, G. Elminowska-Wenda, K. Stadnicka and M. Bednarczyk

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:61

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  46. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to determine the effects of early antibiotic intervention (EAI) on subsequent blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary c...

    Authors: Miao Yu, Chuanjian Zhang, Yuxiang Yang, Chunlong Mu, Yong Su, Kaifan Yu and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:60

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