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  1. Sows are frequently subjected to various stresses during late gestation and lactation, which trigger inflammatory response and metabolic disorders. Dietary fiber can influence animal health by modulating gut m...

    Authors: Qinghui Shang, Sujie Liu, Hansuo Liu, Shad Mahfuz and Xiangshu Piao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:54

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  2. Muscle is the complex and heterogeneous tissue, which comprises the primary edible part of the trunk of fish and mammals. Previous studies have shown that dietary isoleucine (Ile) exerts beneficial effects on ...

    Authors: Qin Jiang, Mingyao Yan, Ye Zhao, Xiaoqiu Zhou, Long Yin, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Weidan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yan Wang, Defang Chen, Shiyong Yang, Xiaoli Huang and Jun Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:53

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  3. Dietary fiber (DF) was considered an antinutritional factor due to its adverse effects on feed intake and nutrient digestibility. However, with increasing evidence, scientists have found that DF has enormous i...

    Authors: Rajesh Jha and Pravin Mishra

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:51

    Content type: Review

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  4. Heterosis is an important biological phenomenon that has been extensively utilized in agricultural breeding. However, negative heterosis is also pervasively observed in nature, which can cause unfavorable impa...

    Authors: Chunning Mai, Chaoliang Wen, Zhiyuan Xu, Guiyun Xu, Sirui Chen, Jiangxia Zheng, Congjiao Sun and Ning Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:52

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  5. Recent investigations highlighted that Hermetia illucens (BSF) larva meal can be a valuable alternative protein source for aquafeed production. In this study, in substitution of fishmeal, we used increasing inclu...

    Authors: Christian Caimi, Ilaria Biasato, Giulia Chemello, Sara Bellezza Oddon, Carola Lussiana, Vanda Maria Malfatto, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Elena Colombino, Achille Schiavone, Francesco Gai, Angela Trocino, Alberto Brugiapaglia, Manuela Renna and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:50

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  6. Effective antibiotic alternatives are urgently needed in the poultry industry to control disease outbreaks. Phage therapy mainly utilizes lytic phages to kill their respective bacterial hosts and can be an att...

    Authors: Santi Devi Upadhaya, Je Min Ahn, Jae Hyoung Cho, Jin Young Kim, Dae Kyung Kang, Sung Woo Kim, Hyeun Bum Kim and In Ho Kim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:49

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  7. We aimed to characterize the protective effects and the molecular mechanisms of action of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product (NTK) in response to a mastitis challenge. Eighteen mid-lactation multipar...

    Authors: M. Vailati-Riboni, D. N. Coleman, V. Lopreiato, A. Alharthi, R. E. Bucktrout, E. Abdel-Hamied, I. Martinez-Cortes, Y. Liang, E. Trevisi, I. Yoon and J. J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:62

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  8. Administration of progesterone (P4) to ewes during the first 9 to 12 days of pregnancy accelerates blastocyst development by day 12 of pregnancy, likely due to P4-induced up-regulation of key genes in uterine ...

    Authors: Katherine M. Halloran, Emily C. Hoskins, Claire Stenhouse, Robyn M. Moses, Kathrin A. Dunlap, M. Carey Satterfield, Heewon Seo, Gregory A. Johnson, Guoyao Wu and Fuller W. Bazer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:46

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  9. Due to presence of drug-resistant Eimeria strains and raised public health safety concerns about drug residues in the meat, there is renewed interest in the search for natural alternatives to the coccidiosis cont...

    Authors: Francisco Xavier Gordillo Jaramillo, Da-Hye Kim, Sang Hyeok Lee, Sun-Kwan Kwon, Rajesh Jha and Kyung-Woo Lee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:47

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  10. Replacement gilts are typically fed ad libitum, whereas emerging evidence from human and rodent studies has revealed that time-restricted access to food has health benefits. The objective of this study was to inv...

    Authors: Lun Hua, Lianpeng Zhao, Zhengyu Mao, Wentao Li, Jing Li, Xuemei Jiang, Lianqiang Che, Shengyu Xu, Yan Lin, Zhengfeng Fang, Bin Feng, De Wu and Yong Zhuo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:41

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  11. Nutritional management in the dry period can alter body condition score (BCS) in dairy cows, a subjective measure of body fat. As such, differences in BCS during late-pregnancy not only mirror nutrient utiliza...

    Authors: A. S. Alharthi, D. N. Coleman, I. A. Alhidary, M. M. Abdelrahman, E. Trevisi and J. J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:44

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  12. Heat stress is a significant problem in the poultry industry, causing a severe economic loss due to its detrimental effects on chickens’ health and performance. Dried plum (DP) is a good source of minerals, vi...

    Authors: Sanjeev Wasti, Nirvay Sah, Amit K. Singh, Chin N. Lee, Rajesh Jha and Birendra Mishra

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:58

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  13. There are many diseases in poultry, many of which are caused by poor immune function. It is not clear how cytokines and various immune cell functions change with age in modern broilers. The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Bochen Song, Dazhi Tang, Shaojia Yan, Hao Fan, Guang Li, Muhammad Suhaib Shahid, Tahir Mahmood and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:42

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  14. Scarce is knowledge on the process regulating the development of acid secretion, orexigenic signaling, and chemosensing in the stomach of young pigs. Changes of early microbial encounters by suckling pigs can ...

    Authors: P. Trevisi, D. Luise, F. Correa, S. Messori, M. Mazzoni, J. P. Lallès and P. Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:31

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  15. JUNO and IZUMO1 are the first receptor-ligand protein pairs discovered to be essential for sperm-oocyte fusion; their interaction is indispensable for fertilization.

    Authors: Wenping Hu, Xinlong Dong, Zhilong Tian, Zhuangbiao Zhang, Jishun Tang, Benmeng Liang, Qiuyue Liu and Mingxing Chu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:37

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  16. The possibility of assessing meat quality traits over the meat chain is strongly limited, especially in the context of selective breeding which requires a large number of phenotypes. The main objective of this...

    Authors: Simone Savoia, Andrea Albera, Alberto Brugiapaglia, Liliana Di Stasio, Alessio Cecchinato and Giovanni Bittante

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:29

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  17. This study aimed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of solid diet introduction initiating the cellular growth and maturation of rumen tissues and characterize the shared and unique biological processes upon...

    Authors: Daming Sun, Yuyang Yin, Changzheng Guo, Lixiang Liu, Shengyong Mao, Weiyun Zhu and Junhua Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:33

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  18. Seaweed-derived polysaccharides (SDP) represent an attractive source of prebiotic nutraceuticals for the food and animal husbandry industry. However, the mechanism by which SDP from Enteromorpha mediates pig grow...

    Authors: Tiande Zou, Jin Yang, Xiaobo Guo, Qin He, Zirui Wang and Jinming You

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:28

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  19. Lentinan (LNT) may regulate many important physiological functions of human and animals. This study aimed to verify whether LNT administration could relieve diarrhea via improving gut immunity in rotavirus (RV...

    Authors: Xiangqi Fan, Haiyan Hu, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Jun He, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo, Erik Eckhardt, Yuheng Luo, Jianping Wang, Hui Yan and Xiangbing Mao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:43

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  20. The objective was to study the effect of hydroxychloride trace minerals (HTM) on growth performance, carcass quality and gut microbiota of broiler chickens in comparison to sulphate trace minerals (STM). In to...

    Authors: Sandra J. A. van Kuijk, Yanming Han, Ana Isabel Garcia-Ruiz and Ana Rodiles

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:38

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  21. Bovine mammary epithelial cells after calving undergo serious metabolic challenges and oxidative stress both of which could compromise autophagy. Transcription factor EB (TFEB)-mediated autophagy is an importa...

    Authors: Xudong Sun, Renxu Chang, Yan Tang, Shengbin Luo, Chunhui Jiang, Hongdou Jia, Qiushi Xu, Zhihao Dong, Yusheng Liang, Juan J. Loor and Chuang Xu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:35

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  22. The prime purpose of this review is to explore the pathways whereby progress towards reduced-crude protein (CP) diets and sustainable chicken-meat production may be best achieved. Reduced-CP broiler diets have...

    Authors: Sonia Yun Liu, Shemil P. Macelline, Peter V. Chrystal and Peter H. Selle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:20

    Content type: Review

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  23. Administration of exogenous progesterone (P4) to ewes during the pre-implantation period advances conceptus development and implantation. This study determined effects of exogenous P4 on transport of select nu...

    Authors: Emily C. Hoskins, Katherine M. Halloran, Claire Stenhouse, Robyn M. Moses, Kathrin A. Dunlap, Michael C. Satterfield, Heewon Seo, Gregory A. Johnson, Guoyao Wu and Fuller W. Bazer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:39

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  24. During growth in cattle, the development of intramuscular adipose tissue and muscle is dependent upon cell hyperplasia (increased number of adipocytes) and hypertrophy (increased size of adipocytes). Based on ...

    Authors: Dong Qiao Peng, Stephen B. Smith and Hong Gu Lee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:34

    Content type: Review

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  25. To sustain the nutrient demands of rapid fetal growth, parturition, and milk synthesis, periparturient dairy cows mobilize adipose tissue fatty acid stores through lipolysis. This process induces an inflammato...

    Authors: Madison N. Myers, Maya Zachut, Joseph Tam and G. Andres Contreras

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:21

    Content type: Review

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  26. NANOG is a core transcription factor (TF) in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and primordial germ cells (PGCs). Regulation of the NANOG gene by TFs, epigenetic factors, and autoregulatory factors is well characterized...

    Authors: Hee Jung Choi, So Dam Jin, Deivendran Rengaraj, Jin Hwa Kim, Bertrand Pain and Jae Yong Han

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:40

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  27. Meat quality is largely driven by fat deposition, which is regulated by several genes and signaling pathways. The cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) -regulated transcriptional coactivator 3 (CRTC3) is a coa...

    Authors: Jiaqi Liu, Jie Li, Wentao Chen, Xintao Xie, Xingang Chu, Teresa G. Valencak, Yizhen Wang and Tizhong Shan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:19

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  28. Lactobacillus reuteri strains are widely used as probiotics to prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease by modulating the host’s immune system. However, the underlying mechanisms by which they communicate wit...

    Authors: Rujiu Hu, Hua Lin, Mimi Wang, Yuezhen Zhao, Haojing Liu, Yuna Min, Xiaojun Yang, Yupeng Gao and Mingming Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:25

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  29. In vitro embryo production (IVP) and embryo transfer (ET) are two very common assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in human and cattle. However, in pig, the combination of either procedures, or even their use...

    Authors: E. París-Oller, S. Navarro-Serna, C. Soriano-Úbeda, J. S. Lopes, C. Matás, S. Ruiz, R. Latorre, O. López-Albors, R. Romar, S. Cánovas and P. Coy

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:32

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  30. Heat stress significantly impairs reproduction of sheep, and under current climatic conditions is a significant risk to the efficiency of the meat and wool production, with the impact increasing as global temp...

    Authors: William H. E. J. van Wettere, Karen L. Kind, Kathryn L. Gatford, Alyce M. Swinbourne, Stephan T. Leu, Peter T. Hayman, Jennifer M. Kelly, Alice C. Weaver, David O. Kleemann and Simon K. Walker

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:26

    Content type: Review

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  31. Intestinal microbiota plays a key role in nutrient digestion and utilization with a profound impact on feed efficiency of livestock animals. However, the intestinal microbes that are critically involved in fee...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Sydney N. Stewart, Kelsy Robinson, Qing Yang, Wentao Lyu, Melanie A. Whitmore and Guolong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:22

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  32. Due to the high prevalence and complex etiology, bovine mastitis (BM) is one of the most important diseases to compromise dairy cow health and milk quality. The shift in milk compositions has been widely inves...

    Authors: Yue Wang, Xuemei Nan, Yiguang Zhao, Linshu Jiang, Mengling Wang, Hui Wang, Fan Zhang, Fuguang Xue, Dengke Hua, Jun Liu, Junhu Yao and Benhai Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:36

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  33. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has negative impacts on the postnatal survival, growth and development of humans and animals, with not only on newborns but also adulthood. However, the characteristics f...

    Authors: Tiantian Li, Shimeng Huang, Long Lei, Shiyu Tao, Yi Xiong, Guoyao Wu, Jie Hu, Xiongkun Yuan, Shengjun Zhao, Bin Zuo, Hongjian Yang, Yingping Xiao, Gang Lin and Junjun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:15

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  34. Interest in the use of natural feed additives as an alternative to antimicrobials in the poultry industry has increased in recent years because of the risk of bacterial resistance. One of the most studied grou...

    Authors: Anaisa A. Leyva-Diaz, Daniel Hernandez-Patlan, Bruno Solis-Cruz, Bishnu Adhikari, Young Min Kwon, Juan D. Latorre, Xochitl Hernandez-Velasco, Benjamin Fuente-Martinez, Billy M. Hargis, Raquel Lopez-Arellano and Guillermo Tellez-Isaias

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:23

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  35. B-cell CLL/lymphoma 6 (BCL6) is a transcriptional master regulator that represses more than 1200 potential target genes. Our previous study showed that a decline in blood production in runting and stunting syn...

    Authors: Hongmei Li, Bowen Hu, Shang Hu, Wen Luo, Donglei Sun, Minmin Yang, Zhiying Liao, Haohui Wei, Changbin Zhao, Dajian Li, Meiqing Shi, Qingbin Luo, Dexiang Zhang, Qinghua Nie and Xiquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:18

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  36. Dairy cattle undergo dramatic metabolic, endocrine, physiologic and immune changes during the peripartal period largely due to combined increases in energy requirements for fetal growth and development, milk p...

    Authors: Danielle N. Coleman, Abdulrahman S. Alharthi, Yusheng Liang, Matheus Gomes Lopes, Vincenzo Lopreiato, Mario Vailati-Riboni and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:27

    Content type: Review

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  37. Aquaculture must continue to reduce dependence on fishmeal (FM) and fishoil in feeds to ensure sustainable sector growth. Therefore, the use of novel aquaculture feed ingredients is growing. In this regard, in...

    Authors: Genciana Terova, Elisabetta Gini, Laura Gasco, Federico Moroni, Micaela Antonini and Simona Rimoldi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:30

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  38. Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is a vital parameter for assessing pork quality. Increasing evidence has shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in regulating porcine IMF deposition. Here, a novel...

    Authors: Que Zhang, Rui Cai, Guorong Tang, Wanrong Zhang and Weijun Pang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:12

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  39. Effect of monochromatic green light illumination on embryo development has been reported in chickens. The avian pineal gland is an important photo-endocrine organ formed by a mediodorsal protrusion during embr...

    Authors: Panlin Wang, Yanyan Sun, Yunlei Li, Jing Fan, Yunhe Zong, Adamu Mani Isa, Lei Shi, Yuanmei Wang, Aixin Ni, Pingzhuang Ge, Linlin Jiang, Shixiong Bian, Hui Ma, Zhengdong Yuan, Xiaolin Liu and Jilan Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:17

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  40. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging key regulators involved in a variety of biological processes such as cell differentiation and development. The balance between myogenesis and adipogenesis is crucial...

    Authors: Liqi Wang, Ting He, Xin Zhang, Yubo Wang, Kai Qiu, Ning Jiao, Linjuan He and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:4

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  41. People are paying more attention to the healthy and balanced diet with the improvement of their living standards. Milk fatty acids (FAs) have been reported that they were related to some atherosclerosis and co...

    Authors: Lijun Shi, Xin Wu, Yuze Yang, Zhu Ma, Xiaoqing Lv, Lin Liu, Yanhua Li, Feng Zhao, Bo Han and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:24

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  42. Ethoxyquin (EQ) is a common antioxidant which is widely used in animal feed. But the supplement of EQ in animal feed may lead to the residues of EQ and its major oxidation products: ethoxyquin quinone imine (E...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Xiangrong Gai, Ying Tian, Jiayi Wang, Dongting He, Wenjun Yang, Liying Zhang and Yiqiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:8

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  43. MicroRNAs act as post-transcriptional regulators that repress translation or degrade mRNA transcripts. Each microRNA has many mRNA targets and each mRNA may be targeted by several microRNAs. Skeletal muscles e...

    Authors: Dan Hao, Xiaogang Wang, Xiao Wang, Bo Thomsen, Yu Yang, Xianyong Lan, Yongzhen Huang and Hong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:16

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  44. One of the biggest challenges in the swine industry is to increase female reproductive efficiency. Recently, vulva score categories (VSC), assessed prior to puberty, has been proposed as an indicator trait of ...

    Authors: Flor-Anita Corredor, Leticia P. Sanglard, Jason W. Ross, Aileen F. Keating, Richard J. Leach and Nick V. L. Serão

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:7

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  45. In-feed antibiotics are being phased out in livestock production worldwide. Alternatives to antibiotics are urgently needed to maintain animal health and production performance. Host defense peptides (HDPs) ar...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Wentao Lyu, Wei Zhang, Yonghong Chen, Fang Luo, Yamin Wang, Haifeng Ji and Guolong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:14

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  46. The current contribution reviews absorption and metabolism of copper (Cu), Cu deficiency, Cu toxicity, Cu bioavailability, and effects of pharmacological levels of Cu on growth performance and intestinal healt...

    Authors: Charmaine D. Espinosa and Hans H. Stein

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:13

    Content type: Review

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  47. High ambient temperatures are a critical challenge in the poultry industry which is a key producer of the animal-based food. To evaluate heat stress levels, various parameters have been used, including growth ...

    Authors: Akshat Goel, Chris Major Ncho and Yang-Ho Choi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:11

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  48. Lactose plays a crucial role in the growth performance of pigs at weaning because it is a palatable and easily digestible energy source that eases the transition from milk to solid feed. However, the digestibi...

    Authors: Jinbiao Zhao, Zeyu Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Greg Page and Neil W. Jaworski

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:10

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