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  1. Content type: Research

    Behavior is an important indicator reflecting the welfare of animals. Manual analysis of video is the most commonly used method to study animal behavior. However, this approach is tedious and depends on a subj...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Hongqian Chen, Xuebin Zhang and Chaoying Meng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:60

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    Removal of the follicular content by ultrasound-guided transvaginal follicle aspiration (TVFA) may fail to induce immediate atresia and loss of function, resulting in the occurrence of residual follicles (RF)....

    Authors: Alberto Mansur Ghetti, Luiz Gustavo Bruno Siqueira, Eduardo Kenji Nunes Arashiro, Miller Pereira Palhao, Felipe Zandonadi Brandao and Joao Henrique Moreira Viana

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:59

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    This experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that vitamin E (Vit E) and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, will additively reduce the production of the immunosuppressive ...

    Authors: Jae Cheol Kim, Bruce P. Mullan, John L. Black, Robert J. E. Hewitt, Robert J. van Barneveld and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:58

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  4. Content type: Research

    Heat stress is known to alter follicular dynamics and granulosa cell function and may contribute to the diminished reproductive efficiency commonly observed in mammals during the summer. Although several inves...

    Authors: Jieyun Li, Hui Gao, Zhen Tian, Yi Wu, Yingzheng Wang, Yuan Fang, Lu Lin, Ying Han, Shuaishuai Wu, IhteshamUl Haq and Shenming Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:57

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  5. Content type: Research

    Basal ileal endogenous amino acid (AA) losses (IAAend) and standardized ileal digestibility (SID) values of cereal grains, such as barley, are apparently underestimated when determined according to the nitrogen (...

    Authors: Hanna Katharina Spindler, Rainer Mosenthin, Pia Rosenfelder, Henry Jørgensen, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen and Meike Eklund

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:56

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  6. Content type: Research

    The present work investigated the influence of lignin content and composition in the fungal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass in order to improve rumen degradability. Wheat straw and wood chips, differing i...

    Authors: Sandra J. A. van Kuijk, José C. del Río, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, Anton S. M. Sonnenberg, Johan J. P. Baars, Wouter H. Hendriks and John W. Cone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:55

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  7. Content type: Research

    Modification of chemical composition of diets fed to dairy cows might be a good strategy to reduce methane (CH4) production in the rumen. Notable reductions of CH4 production compared to conventional high-roughag...

    Authors: Laura Maccarana, Mirko Cattani, Franco Tagliapietra, Lucia Bailoni and Stefano Schiavon

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:54

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  8. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary restriction and subsequent compensatory growth on the relative expression of genes involved in volatile fatty acid transport, metabolism and...

    Authors: Emma O’Shea, Sinéad M. Waters, Kate Keogh, Alan K. Kelly and David A. Kenny

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:53

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  9. Content type: Research

    To our knowledge, there is little study on the interaction between nutrient availability and molecular structure changes induced by different processing methods in dairy cattle. The objective of this study was...

    Authors: M. D. Mostafizar Rahman, Katerina Theodoridou and Peiqiang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:52

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  10. Content type: Research

    Lycopene (LYC) is a natural carotenoid with powerful reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging activities. The aim of this study was to investigate if lycopene has the ability to reverse ROS-mediated alteration...

    Authors: Eva Tvrdá, Anton Kováčik, Eva Tušimová, Dušan Paál, Alica Mackovich, Jakhongir Alimov and Norbert Lukáč

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:50

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  11. Content type: Research

    The overall breeding objective for a nucleus swine selection program is to improve crossbred commercial performance. Most genetic improvement programs are based on an assumed high degree of positive relationsh...

    Authors: C. E. Abell, R. L. Fernando, T. V. Serenius, M. F. Rothschild, K. A. Gray and K. J. Stalder

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:51

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  12. Content type: Research

    Alfalfa hay and corn stover are different type of forages which can significantly impact a cow’s lactation performance, but the underlying metabolic mechanism has been poorly studied. We used biomarker and pat...

    Authors: Huizeng Sun, Bing Wang, Jiakun Wang, Hongyun Liu and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:49

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  13. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:48

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:45

  14. Content type: Research

    To investigate the effects of dietary crude protein (CP) restriction on muscle fiber characteristics and key regulators related to protein deposition in skeletal muscle, a total of 18 growing-finishing pigs (6...

    Authors: Yinghui Li, Fengna Li, Li Wu, Hongkui Wei, Yingying Liu, Tiejun Li, Bie Tan, Xiangfeng Kong, Kang Yao, Shuai Chen, Fei Wu, Yehui Duan and Yulong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:47

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  15. Content type: Research

    To determine responses of neonatal intestine to maternal increased consumption of DL-methionine (DLM) or DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanoic acid (HMTBA), eighteen primiparous sows (Landrace × Yorkshire) were al...

    Authors: Heju Zhong, Hao Li, Guangmang Liu, Haifeng Wan, Yves Mercier, Xiaoling Zhang, Yan Lin, Lianqiang Che, Shengyu Xu, Li Tang, Gang Tian, Daiwen Chen, De Wu and Zhengfeng Fang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:46

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  16. Content type: Research

    The ability of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to determine the digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) content of corn fed to growing pigs was tested. One hundred and seventeen corn...

    Authors: Juntao Li, Quanfeng Li, Defa Li, Yiqiang Chen, Xiaoxiao Wang, Wenjun Yang and Liying Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:48

  17. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to study how changing the ratio of Lys to Thr, Lys to His, and Lys to Val affects the expression of lipogenic genes and microRNA (miRNA) in bovine mammary epithelial cells.

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Afshin Hosseini, Marina Danes, Carolina Jacometo, Jianxin Liu and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:44

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  18. Content type: Research

    Although isoflavones are natural dietary antioxidants, they may have toxicological effects. This study aimed to evaluate the redox system in tissues of finishing pigs by supplementation with high dose of daidz...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Xianyong Ma, Yingcai Lin, Yunxia Xiong, Chuntian Zheng, Youjun Hu, Deqian Yu and Zongyong Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:43

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  19. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to characterize the mRNA expression profile related to rumen epithelial inflammation through the in vivo and in vitro experiments. In the in vivo experiment, rumen papillae were...

    Authors: Ruiyang Zhang, Weiyun Zhu and Shengyong Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:42

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  20. Content type: Research

    Calcium is a vital mineral and an indispensable component of milk for ruminants. The regulation of transcellular calcium transport by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3, the active form of vitamin D) has been...

    Authors: Feifei Sun, Yangchun Cao, Chao Yu, Xiaoshi Wei and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:41

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  21. Content type: Research

    Insulin-like factor 2 (IGF2) plays an important role in embryonic growth process by modulating intermediary metabolism and cell proliferation. Folic acid is involved in one carbon metabolism and contributes to DN...

    Authors: Yanli Liu, Lihui Zhi, Jing Shen, Shizhao Li, Junhu Yao and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:40

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  22. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to optimize the fungal treatment of lignocellulosic biomass by stimulating the colonization. Wheat straw and wood chips were treated with Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Lentinula edodes

    Authors: Sandra J. A. van Kuijk, Anton S. M. Sonnenberg, Johan J. P. Baars, Wouter H. Hendriks and John W. Cone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:39

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  23. Content type: Research

    Brucella is a zoonotic Gram-negative pathogen that causes abortion and infertility in ruminants and humans. TLR4 is the receptor for LPS which can recognize Brucella and initiate antigen-presenting cell activi...

    Authors: Yan Li, Di Lian, Shoulong Deng, Xiaosheng Zhang, Jinlong Zhang, Wenting Li, Hai Bai, Zhixian Wang, Hongping Wu, Juncai Fu, Hongbing Han, Jianzhong Feng, Guoshi Liu, Ling Lian and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:38

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  24. Content type: Review

    Heat as a stressor of poultry has been studied extensively for many decades; it affects poultry production on a worldwide basis and has significant impact on well-being and production. More recently, the invol...

    Authors: Abdollah Akbarian, Joris Michiels, Jeroen Degroote, Maryam Majdeddin, Abolghasem Golian and Stefaan De Smet

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:37

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  25. Content type: Research

    During processing in a desolventizer/toaster (DT), rapeseed meal (RSM) is heated to evaporate the hexane and to reduce the level of heat-labile anti-nutritional factors such as glucosinolates (GSL). However, e...

    Authors: Rainer Mosenthin, Ulrike Messerschmidt, Nadja Sauer, Patrick Carré, Alain Quinsac and Friedrich Schöne

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:36

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Effects of some methodological factors on in vitro measures of gas production (GP, mL/g DM), CH4 production (mL/g DM) and proportion (% CH4 on total GP) were investigated by meta-analysis. These factors were cons...

    Authors: Laura Maccarana, Mirko Cattani, Franco Tagliapietra, Stefano Schiavon, Lucia Bailoni and Roberto Mantovani

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:35

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  27. Content type: Review

    Dietary lipid supplementation benefits the prolific and high-producing modern lactating sow. A comprehensive review of recent studies showed that lipid supplementation increases average daily energy intake, wh...

    Authors: David S. Rosero, R. Dean Boyd, Jack Odle and Eric van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:34

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  28. Content type: Research

    Resveratrol, an important phyto-antioxidant commonly found in grapes, mulberry, and other plants, has a variety of functions including anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities. In the current s...

    Authors: Yu Li, Jing Wang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Jinyun Yi, Changjiu He, Feng Wang, Xiuzhi Tian, Minghui Yang, Yukun Song, Pingli He and Guoshi Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:33

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  29. Content type: Research

    As a organic acid, benzoic acid has become one of the most important alternatives for antibiotics, and its beneficial effect on performance in animals has been proven for a decade. However, knowledge of the ef...

    Authors: Hui Diao, Zengbing Gao, Bing Yu, Ping Zheng, Jun He, Jie Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Daiwen Chen and Xiangbing Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:32

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  30. Content type: Research

    Embryonic mortality during the period of implantation strongly affects litter size in pigs. Progesterone receptor (PGR) paracrine signaling has been recognized to play a significant role in embryonic implantation...

    Authors: Xiao Chen, Jinluan Fu and Aiguo Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:31

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  31. Content type: Research

    Density gradient centrifugation was reported as a technique of semen preparation in assisted reproductive techniques in humans and animals. This technique was found to be efficient in improving semen quality a...

    Authors: Alessia Gloria, Augusto Carluccio, Laura Wegher, Domenico Robbe, Giovanni Befacchia and Alberto Contri

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:30

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  32. Content type: Research

    Recent technological advances in genomics have allowed the genotyping of cattle through single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels. High-density SNP panels possess greater genome coverage and are useful for t...

    Authors: Ismael Urbinati, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Marcos Túlio Oliveira, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Marcos Eli Buzanskas and Danísio Prado Munari

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:29

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  33. Content type: Research

    Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) is a potent epithelium-specific intestinal growth factor. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the prolonged effect of GLP-2 on the growth performance of weaned piglets. For...

    Authors: Qiu Hong Deng, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Zheng Li Chen, Xiao Ling Chen, Guang Mang Liu and Kang Ning Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:28

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  34. Content type: Research

    Rumen microbiome has a great influence on ruminant health and productivity. Different plant extracts have been tested for their ability to modulate the rumen microbiome to improve feed digestion and fermentati...

    Authors: Gabriella Cobellis, Zhongtang Yu, Claudio Forte, Gabriele Acuti and Massimo Trabalza-Marinucci

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:27

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  35. Content type: Research

    Failure to expel fetal membranes within 24 h of calving is a pathological condition defined as retained placenta (RP). The objective of this investigation was to evaluate whether there are alterations in sever...

    Authors: Elda Dervishi, Guanshi Zhang, Dagnachew Hailemariam, Suzana M. Dunn and Burim N. Ametaj

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:26

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  36. Content type: Research

    Porcine adipose tissue expresses orosomucoid (ORM1) mRNA, a protein with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Previous research has demonstrated that porcine ORM1 can reduce insulin stimulated gl...

    Authors: Timothy G. Ramsay, Margo J. Stoll, Le Ann Blomberg and Thomas J. Caperna

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:25

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  37. Content type: Research

    Fat is the primary source of the volatiles that determine the characteristic flavors of animal products. Because unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) contribute to changes in flavor as a result of the oxidation proc...

    Authors: Yongjia Peng, Jiakun Wang, Jia Lin and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:24

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  38. Content type: Research

    Glucocorticoids (GCs) are involved in the control of appetite in birds and mammals. The effect of GCs on feed intake in birds depends on their dietary energy level. But the regulation mechanism of GCs on appet...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Shaohua Xu, Xiaojuan Wang, Hongchao Jiao, Jingpeng Zhao and Hai Lin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:23

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  39. Content type: Research

    Micro-algae could inhibit the complete rumen BH of dietary 18-carbon unsaturated fatty acid (UFAs). This study aimed to examine dose and time responses of algae supplementation on rumen fermentation, biohydrog...

    Authors: Honglong Zhu, Veerle Fievez, Shengyong Mao, Wenbo He and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:22

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  40. Content type: Review

    Milk is synthesized by mammary epithelial cells of lactating mammals. The synthetic capacity of the mammary gland depends largely on the number and efficiency of functional mammary epithelial cells. Structural...

    Authors: Reza Rezaei, Zhenlong Wu, Yongqing Hou, Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:20

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  41. Content type: Research

    Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) can induce endothelial cell proliferation, promote cell migration, and inhibit apoptosis. These processes play key roles in physiological blood vessel formation and pa...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Yangzong Qiangba, Peng Shang, Yunfeng Lu, Yuzeng Yang, Zhixiu Wang and Hao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:21

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  42. Content type: Research

    Necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens infection leads to serious economic losses in the global poultry production. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of essential oils (EO...

    Authors: Encun Du, Weiwei Wang, Liping Gan, Zhui Li, Shuangshuang Guo and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:19

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  43. Content type: Research

    Main objectives were to determine to what extent Smartamine M (SM) supplementation to a prepartal higher-energy diet could alter neutrophil (PMN) and liver tissue immunometabolic biomarkers, and whether those ...

    Authors: Cong Li, Fernanda Batistel, Johan Samir Osorio, James K. Drackley, Daniel Luchini and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:18

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  44. Content type: Research

    Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be conveniently sampled from bone marrow, peripheral blood, muscle, adipose and connective tissue, harvested from various species, including, rodents, dogs, cats, horses...

    Authors: Hoda Elkhenany, Lisa Amelse, Marc Caldwell, Ramadan Abdelwahed and Madhu Dhar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:16

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  45. Content type: Research

    In order to improve the efficiency of bovine sperm cryopreservation process, it is important to understand how spermatozoa respond to differences in temperature as well as the ability to recover its own metabo...

    Authors: L. S. Castro, T. R. S. Hamilton, C. M. Mendes, M. Nichi, V. H. Barnabe, J. A. Visintin and M. E. O. A. Assumpção

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:17

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  46. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to compare the antagonism of elevated dietary Cu (250 mg/kg) from CuSO4 on three different Zn sources (ZnSO4 · H2O; [Zn bis(−2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid)], Zn(HMTBa)2, a chela...

    Authors: Junmei Zhao, Robert B. Shirley, Julia J. Dibner, Karen J. Wedekind, Frances Yan, Paula Fisher, Thomas R. Hampton, Joseph L. Evans and Mercedes Vazquez-Añon

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:13

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  47. Content type: Research

    Zearalenone (ZEN) is an estrogenic mycotoxin that is primarily produced by Fusarium fungi and has been proven to affect the reproductive capacity of many species to varying degrees. The present experiment was ...

    Authors: Rui Gao, Qingwei Meng, Jianan Li, Min Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Chongpeng Bi and Anshan Shan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:14

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  48. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology editorial team would sincerely like to thank all of our reviewers who contributed to peer review for the journal in Volume 6 (2015).

    Authors: Defa Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:12

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  49. Content type: Research

    There is little information in the tropics with regard the comparative understanding of how an increased nitrogen supply in the rumen or in the intestines affects efficiency of nitrogen utilization in cattle. ...

    Authors: Luana Marta de Almeida Rufino, Edenio Detmann, Daiany Íris Gomes, William Lima Santiago dos Reis, Erick Darlisson Batista, Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho and Mário Fonseca Paulino

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2016 7:11

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