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  1. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most infectious swine diseases in the world, resulting in over 600 million dollars of economic loss in the USA alone. More recently, the USA s...

    Authors: Cassandra L. Scanlan, Austin M. Putz, Kent A. Gray and Nick V. L. Serão

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:22

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  2. The frequency of recombination events varies across the genome and between individuals, which may be related to some genomic features. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of recombination e...

    Authors: Ziqing Weng, Anna Wolc, Hailin Su, Rohan L. Fernando, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Jesus Arango, Petek Settar, Janet E. Fulton, Neil P. O’Sullivan and Dorian J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:20

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  3. Artificial insemination is a preferred breeding method for beef heifers as it advances the genetic background, produces a predictive and profitable calving season, and extends the heifer’s reproductive life sp...

    Authors: Sarah E. Dickinson, Michelle F. Elmore, Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Joshua B. Elmore, Bailey N. Walker, Paul W. Dyce, Soren P. Rodning and Fernando H. Biase

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:18

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  4. There is large variation in amino acids requirements among pigs, hence feeding pigs individually with daily tailored diets or in groups with a single feed may require different levels of nutrients. Thus, the r...

    Authors: Aline Remus, Luciano Hauschild, Etienne Corrent, Marie-Pierre Létourneau-Montminy and Candido Pomar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:16

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  5. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effects of different inclusion levels of a partially defatted black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens L.) larva meal on the growth performance, nutrient digestibilit...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Manuela Renna, Francesco Gai, Sihem Dabbou, Marco Meneguz, Giovanni Perona, Silvia Martinez, Ana Cristina Barroeta Lajusticia, Stefania Bergagna, Luca Sardi, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Enrico Bressan, Andrea Dama, Achille Schiavone and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:12

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  6. Respiratory infections challenge the swine industry, despite common medicinal practices. The dual signaling nature of PGE2 (supporting both inflammation and resolution) makes it a potent regulator of immune cell ...

    Authors: Kathleen R. Walter, Xi Lin, Sheila K. Jacobi, Tobias Käser, Debora Esposito and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:13

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  7. Following the intake of Fusarium mycotoxin-contaminated feed, small intestines may be exposed to high levels of toxic substances that can potentially damage intestinal functions in livestock. It is well known tha...

    Authors: Xu Ji, Qing Zhang, Weijiang Zheng and Wen Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:9

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  8. Development of new nanomaterials that inhibit or kill bacteria is an important and timely research topic. For example, financial losses due to infectious diseases, such as diarrhea, are a major concern in live...

    Authors: Pavel Horky, Sylvie Skalickova, Lenka Urbankova, Daria Baholet, Silvia Kociova, Zuzana Bytesnikova, Eliska Kabourkova, Zuzana Lackova, Natalia Cernei, Milica Gagic, Vedran Milosavljevic, Vendula Smolikova, Eva Vaclavkova, Pavel Nevrkla, Pavel Knot, Olga Krystofova…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:17

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  9. Advances in nanotechnology have permitted molecular-based targeting of cells through safe and biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles (MNP). Their use to detect and remove damaged spermatozoa from semen doses cou...

    Authors: Casey L. Durfey, Sabrina E. Swistek, Shengfa F. Liao, Mark A. Crenshaw, Henry J. Clemente, Rooban V. K. G. Thirumalai, Christy S. Steadman, Peter L. Ryan, Scott T. Willard and Jean M. Feugang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:14

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  10. Lysine is used widely in livestock production due to the shortage of feed protein resources. L-lysine·H2SO4 contains L-lysine sulphate as well as fermentation co-products which contain other amino acids and phosp...

    Authors: Hongmin Jia, Ting He, Haitao Yu, Xiangfang Zeng, Shihai Zhang, Wenfeng Ma, Jie Zhang, Shiyan Qiao and Xi Ma

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

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  11. Tibetan pigs, which inhabit the Tibetan Plateau, exhibit distinct phenotypic and physiological characteristics from those of lowland pigs and have adapted well to the extreme conditions at high altitude. Howev...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Dongmei Ban, Xiao Gou, Yawen Zhang, Lin Yang, Yangzom Chamba and Hao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:25

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  12. Previous research in both calves and other species has suggested n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and β-glucans may have positive effects on immune function. This experiment measured performance, behaviour,...

    Authors: Ruairi P. McDonnell, John V. O’ Doherty, Bernadette Earley, Anne Marie Clarke and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:7

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  13. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of a new artificial insemination (AI) device specifically designed for gilts (Deep cervical AI, Dp-CAI) by means of which the sperm is deposit...

    Authors: Pedro J. Llamas-López, Rebeca López-Úbeda, Gustavo López, Emily Antinoja and Francisco A. García-Vázquez

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:11

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  14. The rumen wall plays a major role in efficient transfer of digested nutrients in the rumen to peripheral tissues through the portal venous system. Some of these substrates are metabolised in the epithelium dur...

    Authors: J. J. Bond, A. J. Donaldson, J. V. F. Coumans, K. Austin, D. Ebert, D. Wheeler and V. H. Oddy

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:5

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  15. Genotyping by sequencing (GBS) is a robust method to genotype markers. Many factors can influence the genotyping quality. One is that heterozygous genotypes could be wrongly genotyped as homozygotes, dependent...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Mogens Sandø Lund, Peipei Ma, Luc Janss, Haja N. Kadarmideen and Guosheng Su

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:8

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  16. Urea pretreatment is an efficient strategy to improve fiber digestibility of low quality roughages for ruminants. Nitrate and oil are usually used to inhibit enteric methane (CH4) emissions from ruminants. The ob...

    Authors: Xiumin Zhang, Rodolfo F. Medrano, Min Wang, Karen A. Beauchemin, Zhiyuan Ma, Rong Wang, Jiangnan Wen, Lukuyu A. Bernard and Zhiliang Tan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:6

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  17. Enhancing the post-ruminal supply of arginine (Arg), a semi-essential amino acid (AA), elicits positive effects on milk production. Our objective was to determine the effects of Arg infusion on milk production...

    Authors: Luoyang Ding, Yizhao Shen, Yifan Wang, Gang Zhou, Xin Zhang, Mengzhi Wang, Juan J. Loor, Lianmin Chen and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:3

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  18. The present work aimed at evaluating the effect of the dietary replacement of soybean oil (S) by two types of insect fats extracted from black soldier fly larvae (H, Hermetia illucens L.) and yellow mealworm larv...

    Authors: Laura Gasco, Sihem Dabbou, Angela Trocino, Gerolamo Xiccato, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Ilaria Biasato, Daniela Dezzutto, Marco Birolo, Marco Meneguz, Achille Schiavone and Francesco Gai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:4

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  19. Poultry is widely produced and consumed meat globally. Its demand is expected to continue increasing to meet the animal protein requirement for ever-increasing human population. Thus, the challenge that poultr...

    Authors: Sudhir Yadav and Rajesh Jha

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:2

    Content type: Review

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  20. The gut microbiome has long been known to play fundamentally important roles in the animal health and the well-being of its host. As such, the establishment and maintenance of a beneficial gut microbiota early...

    Authors: Robin B. Guevarra, Jun Hyung Lee, Sun Hee Lee, Min-Jae Seok, Doo Wan Kim, Bit Na Kang, Timothy J. Johnson, Richard E. Isaacson and Hyeun Bum Kim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:1

    Content type: Review

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  21. Starch is the main source of energy in commonly used pig diets. Besides effects related to the extent of starch digestion, also several effects related to variation in digestion rate have recently been demonst...

    Authors: Bianca M. J. Martens, Walter J. J. Gerrits, Erik M. A. M. Bruininx and Henk A. Schols

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:91

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  22. Isoleucine (Ile) has been implicated in the regulation of energy homeostasis and adipogenesis. However, the impact of surplus dietary Ile intake on muscle lipogenesis remains unknown. The present study aimed t...

    Authors: Yanhong Luo, Xin Zhang, Zhengpeng Zhu, Ning Jiao, Kai Qiu and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:88

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  23. Ruminal microbes are vital to the conversion of lignocellulose-rich plant materials into nutrients for ruminants. Although protozoa play a key role in linking ruminal microbial networks, the contribution of pr...

    Authors: Zongjun Li, Qi Deng, Yangfan Liu, Tao Yan, Fei Li, Yangchun Cao and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:89

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  24. Meat and milk production needs to increase ~ 70–80% relative to its current levels for satisfying the human needs in 2050. However, it is impossible to achieve such genetic gain by conventional animal breeding...

    Authors: Zhuocheng Hou, Lei An, Jianyong Han, Ye Yuan, Dongbao Chen and Jianhui Tian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:90

    Content type: Review

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  25. Insufficient production of anti-luteolytic signals by the pre-attachment embryo is considered a major cause of pregnancy failure in cattle. We tested the hypothesis that transfer of multiple blastocysts (n = 5/re...

    Authors: T. Martins, M. Sponchiado, O. A. Ojeda-Rojas, A. M. Gonella-Diaza, E. O. S. Batista, B. O. Cardoso, C. C. Rocha, A. C. Basso and M. Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:87

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  26. DNA methylation plays a vital role in reproduction. Entire genome DNA methylation changes during the oestrous phase (ES) and dioestrous phase (DS) in the ovaries of Guanzhong dairy goats were investigated usin...

    Authors: Xiaopeng An, Haidong Ma, Peng Han, Chao Zhu, Binyun Cao and Yueyu Bai

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:85

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  27. Mutations in mitochondrial tRNA genes have been widely reported association with human reproductions. It is also important to explore the effect on the number of piglets born alive (NBA). Here, 1017 sows were ...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Chao Ning, Hai Xiang, Xianrui Zheng, Minghua Kong, Tao Yin, Jianfeng Liu and Xingbo Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:86

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  28. Pregnancy and early life are critical periods of plasticity during which the fetus and neonate may be influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition. Maternal methionine (Met) supply in non-ruminants du...

    Authors: Abdulrahman S. Alharthi, Fernanda Batistel, Mohamed K. Abdelmegeid, Gustavo Lascano, Claudia Parys, Ariane Helmbrecht, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:83

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  29. Supplementing farm animals diet with functional ingredients may improve the nutritional quality of meat products. Diet composition has been also demonstrated to influence the gene expression with effect on bio...

    Authors: Rubina Sirri, Marika Vitali, Paolo Zambonelli, Giulia Giannini, Martina Zappaterra, Domenico Pietro Lo Fiego, Dalal Sami and Roberta Davoli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:81

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  30. Vitamin A and its metabolite, retinoic acid (RA), are important regulators of cell differentiation and organ morphogenesis. Its impact on beef cattle muscle growth remains undefined.

    Authors: Bo Wang, Wei Nie, Xing Fu, Jeanene M de Avila, Yannan Ma, Mei-Jun Zhu, Martin Maquivar, Steven M Parish, Jan R Busboom, Mark L Nelson and Min Du

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:82

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  31. There is considerable interest in implementing mobile scanning technology for on-farm body composition analysis on live animals. These experiments evaluated the use of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as...

    Authors: David W Miller, Ellen J Bennett, Joanne L Harrison, Fiona Anderson and Clare L Adam

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:80

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  32. Due to the important functions of arginine in poultry, it should be questioned whether the currently adopted dietary Arg:Lys ratios are sufficient to meet the modern broiler requirement in arginine. The presen...

    Authors: Marco Zampiga, Luca Laghi, Massimiliano Petracci, Chenglin Zhu, Adele Meluzzi, Sami Dridi and Federico Sirri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:79

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  33. In the original publication of this article [1], some errors in Table 4 need to be corrected as below:

    Authors: Clare McKenna, Richard K. Porter, Kate A. Keogh, Sinead M. Waters, Mark McGee and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:84

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:68

  34. Persistent lactation, as the result of mammary cellular anabolism and secreting function, is dependent on substantial mobilization or catabolism of body reserves under nutritional deficiency. However, little i...

    Authors: Heju Zhong, Peng Wang, Yumo Song, Xiaoling Zhang, Lianqiang Che, Bin Feng, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, De Wu, Qiaofeng Wu and Zhengfeng Fang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:78

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  35. Preadipocyte differentiation plays a critical role in subcutaneous fat deposition in pigs. However, the roles of different RNAs, such as messenger RNAs (mRNAs), long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), and circular RNA...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Kaiqing Liu, Baosen Shan, Shengjuan Wei, Dongfeng Li, Haiyin Han, Wei Wei, Jie Chen, Honglin Liu and Lifan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:76

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  36. As the only nutritional source for newborn piglets, porcine colostrum and milk contain critical nutritional and immunological components including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins (immunoglobulins). However...

    Authors: Shihai Zhang, Fang Chen, Yinzhi Zhang, Yantao Lv, Jinghui Heng, Tian Min, Lilang Li and Wutai Guan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:77

    Content type: Review

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  37. Most research on galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) has mainly focused on their prebiotic effects on the hindgut, but their beneficial effects on the small intestine (SI) have received little attention. Since jeju...

    Authors: Shiyi Tian, Jue Wang, Hu Yu, Jing Wang and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:75

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  38. This experiment was conducted to study the effect of different feed enzymes (phytase, xylanase, β-glucanase) on release rate of trace elements (Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn) in 6 commonly used feedstuffs (corn, wheat, ba...

    Authors: Xiaonan Yu, Jianan Han, Haiyun Li, Yiwei Zhang and Jie Feng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:73

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  39. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may regulate gene expression in numerous biological processes including cellular response to xenobiotics. The exposure of living organisms to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TC...

    Authors: Monika Ruszkowska, Anna Nynca, Lukasz Paukszto, Agnieszka Sadowska, Sylwia Swigonska, Karina Orlowska, Tomasz Molcan, Jan P. Jastrzebski and Renata E. Ciereszko

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:72

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  40. Limited research has focused on the effect of Lactobacillus on the intestinal toxicity of deoxynivalenol (DON). The present study was conducted to investigate the role of Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) JM...

    Authors: Shengru Wu, Yanli Liu, Yongle Duan, Fangyuan Wang, Fangshen Guo, Fang Yan, Xiaojun Yang and Xin Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:74

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  41. Laying hens over 75 weeks of age commonly show great declines in immunity and production performance. It is unclear whether these declines can be relieved by supplementing with ascorbic acid (AA) in feed. Two ...

    Authors: Liping Gan, Hao Fan, Wei Nie and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:71

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  42. Residual feed intake (RFI) describes an animal’s feed efficiency independent of growth performance. The objective of this study was to determine differences in growth performance, carcass traits, major bacteri...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Elolimy, Mohamed K. Abdelmegeid, Joshua C. McCann, Daniel W. Shike and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:67

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  43. Feed accounts for up to 75% of costs in beef production systems, thus any improvement in feed efficiency (FE) will benefit the profitability of this enterprise. Residual feed intake (RFI) is a measure of FE th...

    Authors: Clare McKenna, Richard K. Porter, Kate A. Keogh, Sinead M. Waters, Mark McGee and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:68

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:84

  44. A major, unresolved issue is how the uterine microenvironment determines pregnancy success in cattle. Before implantation, conceptus development depends on the uterine secretome (i.e., histotroph). Despite its...

    Authors: Thiago Martins, Guilherme Pugliesi, Mariana Sponchiado, Angela M. Gonella-Diaza, Oscar A. Ojeda-Rojas, Frederich D. Rodriguez, Roney S. Ramos, Andrea C. Basso and Mario Binelli

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:70

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  45. Marek’s disease (MD) is a highly contagious pathogenic and oncogenic disease primarily affecting chickens. However, the mechanisms of genetic resistance for MD are complex and not fully understood. MD-resistan...

    Authors: Lingyang Xu, Yanghua He, Yi Ding, George E. Liu, Huanmin Zhang, Hans H. Cheng, Robert L. Taylor Jr. and Jiuzhou Song

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:65

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  46. The poultry industry is continuously facing substantial and different challenges such as the increasing cost of feed ingredients, the European Union’s ban of antibiotic as growth promoters, the antimicrobial r...

    Authors: Marco Zampiga, Joshua Flees, Adele Meluzzi, Sami Dridi and Federico Sirri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:61

    Content type: Review

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  47. High-altitude pulmonary hypertension (HAPH) is a life-threating condition for animals in high altitude, and disturbance of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthesis contributes to its pathogenesis. N-carbamylglu...

    Authors: Shuxiang Wang, Arash Azarfar, Yajing Wang, Zhijun Cao and Shengli Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:63

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  48. Immune protection in newborn calves relies on a combination of the timing, volume and quality of colostrum consumed by the calf after birth. Poor quality colostrum with inadequate immunoglobulin concentration ...

    Authors: M. Drikic, C. Windeyer, S. Olsen, Y. Fu, L. Doepel and J. De Buck

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:69

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  49. The high mortality of pre-weanling piglets is a dominant challenge which severely restricts the development of pig industry. A number of factors including nutrients imbalance and temperature variation during p...

    Authors: Ting He, Long He, Enen Gao, Jinhua Hu, Jianjun Zang, Chunlin Wang, Jinshan Zhao and Xi Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:66

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  50. Weanling pigs, with immature immune system and physiological function, usually experience post-weaning diarrhea. This study determined the effects of dietary Clostridium butyricum supplementation on growth perfor...

    Authors: Ling Chen, Shuang Li, Jie Zheng, Wentao Li, Xuemei Jiang, Xilun Zhao, Jian Li, Lianqiang Che, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Zhengfeng Fang and De Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:62

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