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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. This study aimed to investigate the effects of oral administration of Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 (E. faecium) on intestinal development, immunological parameters and gut microbiota of neonatal piglets chall...

    Authors: Xie Peng, Ru Wang, Liang Hu, Qiang Zhou, Yang Liu, Min Yang, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Jian Li, Xuemei Jiang, Yong Zhuo, Hua Li, De Wu and Lianqiang Che

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:72

    Content type: Research

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  21. Dairy cows rely on a complex ruminal microbiota to digest their host-indigestible feed. Our ability to characterize this microbiota has advanced significantly due to developments in next-generation sequencing....

    Authors: Joseph H. Skarlupka, Maria E. Kamenetsky, Kelsea A. Jewell and Garret Suen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:66

    Content type: Short report

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  22. Supplementation of feed with long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) during the grower and finisher phases has long been discussed as a growth promotion strategy in pigs, but its effects are inconsistent. The purpose o...

    Authors: Zhi Li, Bocheng Xu, Zeqing Lu and Yizhen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:65

    Content type: Research

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  23. Necrotic enteritis is a widespread disease in poultry caused by Clostridium perfringens. We previously reported that dietary arginine supplementation protected the intestinal mucosa of broiler chickens with necro...

    Authors: Beibei Zhang, Liping Gan, Muhammad Suhaib Shahid, Zengpeng Lv, Hao Fan, Dan Liu and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:73

    Content type: Research

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  24. In the original publication of this article [1] the corresponding author wants to change “At the XbaI polymorphism, the C allele is associated with resistance and the G allele [6]. It should be read as “At the...

    Authors: Samantha O. Sterndale, Danica J. Evans, Josephine P. Mansfield, Julie Clarke, Shafi Sahibzada, Sam Abraham, Mark O’Dea, David W. Miller, Jae Cheol Kim and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:71

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:56

  25. SIRT1 histone deacetylase acts on many epigenetic and non-epigenetic targets. It is thought that SIRT1 is involved in oocyte maturation; therefore, the importance of the ooplasmic SIRT1 pool for the further fa...

    Authors: Jan Nevoral, Lukas Landsmann, Miriam Stiavnicka, Petr Hosek, Jiri Moravec, Sarka Prokesova, Hedvika Rimnacova, Eliska Koutna, Pavel Klein, Kristyna Hoskova, Tereza Zalmanova, Tereza Fenclova, Jaroslav Petr and Milena Kralickova

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:67

    Content type: Research

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  26. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), which is a water soluble, thermo-stable triglyceride-quinone, is widely distributed in nature and characterized as a mammalian vitamin-like redox cofactor. The objective of this...

    Authors: Boru Zhang, Chenxi Wang, Wei Yang, Hongyun Zhang, Qingwei Meng, Baoming Shi and Anshan Shan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:62

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cryopreservation is currently the most efficient method for long-term preservation of mammalian gametes and is extensively used in swine artificial insemination (AI) centres. However, it is well-known that cry...

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

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:61

    Content type: Research

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  28. β-defensins have attracted considerable research interest because of their roles in protecting hosts from various pathogens. This study was conducted to investigate the expression profiles of the porcine β-def...

    Authors: Guoqi Su, Kunhong Xie, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Yuheng Luo, Xiangbing Mao, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo and Jun He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:60

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  29. This study investigated the validity of the DNA-marker based test to determine susceptibility to ETEC-F4 diarrhoea by comparing the results of two DNA sequencing techniques in weaner pigs following experimenta...

    Authors: Samantha O. Sterndale, Danica J. Evans, Josephine P. Mansfield, Julie Clarke, Shafi Sahibzada, Sam Abraham, Mark O’Dea, David W. Miller, Jae Cheol Kim and John R. Pluske

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:56

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:71

  30. Increasing evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in inflammatory response and immune regulation following pathogen invasion. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the roles played by Gallus...

    Authors: Weiwei Sun, Ranran Liu, Peng Li, Qinghe Li, Huanxian Cui, Maiqing Zheng, Jie Wen and Guiping Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:59

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  31. Spermatogenesis is a cellular differentiation process that includes three major events: mitosis of spermatogonia, meiosis of spermatocytes and spermiogenesis. Steady-state spermatogenesis relies on functions o...

    Authors: Guowen Wang, Yongchang Li, Qilin Yang, Shangrong Xu, Shike Ma, Rongge Yan, Ruina Zhang, Gongxue Jia, Deqiang Ai and Qi’en Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:64

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  32. N6-Methyladenosine (m6A), the most prevalent modification in mammalian mRNA, plays important roles in numerous biological processes. Several m6A associated proteins such as methyltransferase like 3 (METTL3), meth...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Jiayin Guo, Yinghua Lv, Yi Zheng, Tongying Feng, Qiang Gao and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:63

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  33. In recent years, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have gained tremendous attention attributed to their unique properties. Notably, evidence has shown that zinc is an important nutrient in living organisms. A...

    Authors: Hidayat Mohd Yusof, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Uswatun Hasanah Zaidan and Nor’ Aini Abdul Rahman

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:57

    Content type: Review

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  34. Maize oil is abundantly used in foods and feeds and is highly susceptible to oxidation. Consequently, commercially available antioxidants should be evaluated for effectiveness against lipid oxidation in swine ...

    Authors: Yuan T. Hung, Andrea R. Hanson, Pedro E. Urriola, Lee J. Johnston, Brian J. Kerr and Gerald C. Shurson

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:51

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  35. This study evaluated the effects of Eimeria spp. challenge and dietary supplementation with free methionine or methionine dipeptide on animal performance; expression of genes associated with the immune system, an...

    Authors: Angélica de Souza Khatlab, Ana Paula Del Vesco, Adhemar Rodrigues de Oliveira Neto, Roberta Pereira Miranda Fernandes and Eliane Gasparino

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:58

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  36. There is growing evidence to support the beneficial effects of supplementing direct-fed microbials (DFM) on performance, health status, and immune responses of weaned pigs. Therefore, the objective of this stu...

    Authors: Kwangwook Kim, Yijie He, Xia Xiong, Amy Ehrlich, Xunde Li, Helen Raybould, Edward R. Atwill, Elizabeth A. Maga, Jens Jørgensen and Yanhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:52

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  37. The Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) is a popular set of programs for discovering and genotyping variants from next-generation sequencing data. The current GATK recommendation for RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is to ...

    Authors: Jean-Simon Brouard, Flavio Schenkel, Andrew Marete and Nathalie Bissonnette

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:44

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  38. Insects, such as Hermetia illucens larvae, are rich in chitin and proteins, and represent a suitable feed ingredient replacement for animals. However, little is known about the effect of administering H. illucens

    Authors: Miao Yu, Zhenming Li, Weidong Chen, Ting Rong, Gang Wang and Xianyong Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:50

    Content type: Research

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  39. Recent technological advances mean that samples from animal experiments may be analysed more cheaply, more easily and with a much greater return of data than previously. Research groups are frequently faced wi...

    Authors: Mick Bailey, Amy Thomas, Ore Francis, Christopher Stokes and Hauke Smidt

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:49

    Content type: Review

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  40. Residual feed intake (RFI) is an inheritable measure of feed efficiency that is independent on level of production. However, physiological and metabolic mechanisms underlying divergent RFI are not fully elucid...

    Authors: Yunyi Xie, Zezhong Wu, Diming Wang and Jianxin Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:54

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  41. The enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) expressing F4 and F18 fimbriae are the two main pathogens associated with post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) in piglets. The growing global concern regarding antimicrobial res...

    Authors: Diana Luise, Charlotte Lauridsen, Paolo Bosi and Paolo Trevisi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:53

    Content type: Review

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  42. Determination of the endogenous loss of fat (ELF) is used to adjust for the estimation of true total tract digestibility (TTTD) of fat in diets and ingredients. Any factor which affected ELF may further affect...

    Authors: Yifan Chen, Zhenyu Wang, Jian Ding, Dongxu Ming, Wenhui Wang, Zhaoning Jiang, Ling Liu and Fenglai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:42

    Content type: Research

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  43. We are entering an exciting epoch in livestock biotechnology during which the fundamental approaches (such as transgenesis, spermatozoa cryopreservation and artificial insemination) will be enhanced based on t...

    Authors: Filipp Savvulidi, Martin Ptacek, Karina Savvulidi Vargova and Ludek Stadnik

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:46

    Content type: Review

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  44. Tetracycline (Tet)-regulated expression system has become a widely applied tool to control gene activity. This study aimed to improve the Tet-on system with superior regulatory characteristics.

    Authors: Kang Kang, Lian Huang, Qing Li, Xiaoyun Liao, Quanjin Dang, Yi Yang, Jun Luo, Yan Zeng, Li Li and Deming Gou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:43

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  45. Postprandial nutrients utilization and metabolism of a certain diet is a complicated process. The metabolic feature of pigs after intake of corn-soybean meal or casein-starch diets are largely unknown. Therefo...

    Authors: Tiantian Li, Shimeng Huang, Juntao Li, Hu Liu, Wei Wang, Na Li, Meng Shi, Shiyu Tao, Shuai Zhang, Zhen Li and Junjun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  46. A 21-day experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that Ca requirements to maximize growth performance expressed as the standardized total tract digestible (STTD) Ca to STTD P ratio is less than 1.40:1. ...

    Authors: L. Vanessa Lagos, Su A. Lee, Guillermo Fondevila, Carrie L. Walk, Michael R. Murphy, Juan J. Loor and Hans H. Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:47

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  47. This review describes dietary fibres originating from a range of foods, particularly in relation to their plant cell walls. It explores the categorization of dietary fibres into “soluble” or “insoluble”. It al...

    Authors: Barbara A. Williams, Deirdre Mikkelsen, Bernadine M. Flanagan and Michael J. Gidley

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:45

    Content type: Review

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  48. Overconditioned dairy cows are susceptible to excessive lipolysis and increased insulin resistance during the transition period. The associations among body fat reserve, insulin resistance, and lipolysis in ad...

    Authors: Fanjian Zhang, Dan Li, Qiong Wu, Jian Sun, Wenyi Guan, Yinxu Hou, Yaohong Zhu and Jiufeng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2019 10:38

    Content type: Research

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