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  1. Glucose oxidase (GOD), an aerobic dehydrogenase, has been used as an antibiotic substitute in feed. A study was conducted to evaluate the differential effects of 2 different GODs fermented by Aspergillus niger or...

    Authors: Shengru Wu, Xiaodong Chen, Taohuan Li, Hao Ren, Lixin Zheng and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:73

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  2. Transzonal projections (TZPs) constitute a structural basis for the communication between the oocyte and its surrounding cumulus cells (CCs), which play critical roles in promoting the oocyte maturation. Previ...

    Authors: Chao Yin, Jie Liu, Zhanglin Chang, Bin He, Yang Yang and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:71

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  3. Milk lipids originate from cytoplasmic lipid droplets (LD) that are synthesized and secreted from mammary epithelial cells by a unique membrane-envelopment process. Butyrophilin 1A1 (BTN1A1) is one of the memb...

    Authors: Liqiang Han, Menglu Zhang, Zhiyang Xing, Danielle N. Coleman, Yusheng Liang, Juan J. Loor and Guoyu Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:72

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  4. Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of increasing amounts of soybean meal (SBM) in swine diets and estimate the energy value of SBM.

    Authors: Henrique S. Cemin, Hayden E. Williams, Mike D. Tokach, Steve S. Dritz, Jason C. Woodworth, Joel M. DeRouchey, Robert D. Goodband, Kyle F. Coble, Brittany A. Carrender and Mandy J. Gerhart

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:70

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  5. Two studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary natural betaine on sow reproductive performance during summer (Exp. 1) and non-summer months (Exp. 2). Treatments were designed as a 2 × 2 factoria...

    Authors: S. M. Mendoza, R. D. Boyd, J. Remus, P. Wilcock, G. E. Martinez and E. van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:69

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  6. Postpartum inflammation is a natural and necessary response; however, a dysfunctional inflammatory response can be detrimental to animal productivity. The objective of this study was to determine the effects o...

    Authors: Katie E. Olagaray, Barry J. Bradford, Lorraine M. Sordillo, Jeffery C. Gandy, Laman K. Mamedova, Turner H. Swartz, Trey D. Jackson, Emma K. Persoon, Caitlin S. Shugart and Curtis R. Youngs

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:68

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  7. Understanding the mechanisms of N utilization for lactation can lead to improved requirement estimates and increased efficiency, which modern dairy diets currently fail to maximize. The mechanistic target of r...

    Authors: Virginia L. Pszczolkowski, Steven J. Halderson, Emma J. Meyer, Amy Lin and Sebastian I. Arriola Apelo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:67

    Content type: Research

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  8. Improving the feed efficiency would increase profitability for producers while also reducing the environmental footprint of livestock production. This study was conducted to investigate the relationships among...

    Authors: Wei Li, Ranran Liu, Maiqing Zheng, Furong Feng, Dawei Liu, Yuming Guo, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:65

    Content type: Research

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  9. The constant interaction between diet and intestinal barrier has a crucial role in determining gut health in pigs. Hermetia illucens (HI) meal (that represents a promising, alternative feed ingredient for product...

    Authors: Ilaria Biasato, Ilario Ferrocino, Elena Colombino, Francesco Gai, Achille Schiavone, Luca Cocolin, Valeria Vincenti, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Laura Gasco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:64

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  10. Dietary energy source and level in lactation diets can profoundly affect milk yield and composition. Such dietary effects on lactation performance are underpinned by alteration of the rumen microbiota, of whic...

    Authors: Tansol Park, Lu Ma, Ying Ma, Xiaoqiao Zhou, Dengpan Bu and Zhongtang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:66

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  11. Fruit pomaces are by-products rich in polyphenol compounds and dietary fiber. They seem to play an important role in regulating the gut microbiota, morphology and physiology. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Elena Colombino, Ilario Ferrocino, Ilaria Biasato, Luca Simone Cocolin, Daniel Prieto-Botella, Zenon Zduńczyk, Jan Jankowski, Joanna Milala, Monika Kosmala, Bartosz Fotschki, Maria Teresa Capucchio and Jerzy Juśkiewicz

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:63

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  12. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been used as growth promoters to maintain animal intestinal health and improve feed efficiency in broilers by inhibiting pathogen proliferation. In view of the growing e...

    Authors: Shengru Wu, Jian Wang, Liqin Zhu, Hao Ren and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:61

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  13. Tea tree oil (TTO) plays an important role in antibacterial activity and alleviating the inflammatory responses. Bovine mammary epithelium and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) can actively respond to bovine...

    Authors: Kang Zhan, Tianyu Yang, Baobao Feng, Xinyu Zhu, Yinyin Chen, Yongjiu Huo and Guoqi Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:62

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  14. The initial intestinal microbiota acquired from different sources has profound impacts on animal health and productivity. In modern poultry production practices, the source(s) of the establishing microbes and ...

    Authors: Joel J. Maki, Elizabeth A. Bobeck, Matthew J. Sylte and Torey Looft

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:60

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  15. The high doses of zinc oxide (ZnO) administered orally to piglets for the prevention of diarrhea and increase of growth rate can contaminate pig farms and the surrounding environment. Therefore, there is a nee...

    Authors: Silvia Kociova, Kristyna Dolezelikova, Pavel Horky, Sylvie Skalickova, Daria Baholet, Lucie Bozdechova, Eva Vaclavkova, Jaroslava Belkova, Pavel Nevrkla, Jiri Skladanka, Tomas Do, Ondrej Zitka, Yazan Haddad, Pavel Kopel, Ludek Zurek, Vojtech Adam…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:59

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  16. We hypothesised that supplementation of green tea extract (GTE) in dairy cows during the transition period can attenuate proinflammatory conditions and prevent endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in the liver of...

    Authors: Denise K. Gessner, Corinna Brock, Lena M. Hof, Erika Most, Christian Koch and Klaus Eder

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:57

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  17. Oxidative stress is a key factor that influences piglets’ health. Taurine plays an imperative role in keeping the biological system from damage. This study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of...

    Authors: Chaoyue Wen, Fengna Li, Qiuping Guo, Lingyu Zhang, Yehui Duan, Wenlong Wang, Jianzhong Li, Shanping He, Wen Chen and Yulong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:56

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  18. Evidence indicates that early weaning predisposes piglets to intestinal oxidative stress and increases the risk of intestinal dysfunction; however, there are minimal satisfactory treatment strategies for these...

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Yanan Chen, Yueping Chen, Shuli Ji, Peilu Jia, Yue Li and Tian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:52

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  19. In the original publication of this article [1], a figure of gene expression of Cox-2 in the Appendix 1 is missing. The correct Appendix is attached.

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:58

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:28

  20. Identifying associations between genetic markers and traits of economic importance will provide practical benefits for the dairy goat industry, enabling genomic prediction of the breeding value of individuals,...

    Authors: Megan Scholtens, Andrew Jiang, Ashley Smith, Mathew Littlejohn, Klaus Lehnert, Russell Snell, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos, Dorian Garrick and Hugh Blair

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:55

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  21. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of supplementing Cu on growth performance, Cu metabolism and Cu-related enzyme activities of weanling pigs fed diets with two different Cu sources, and ...

    Authors: Gang Lin, Yang Guo, Bing Liu, Ruiguo Wang, Xiaoou Su, Dongyou Yu and Pingli He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:54

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  22. Characterising the regulation of milk component synthesis in response to macronutrient supply is critical for understanding the implications of nutritional interventions on milk production. Gene expression in ...

    Authors: Kelly Nichols, André Bannink, Jurgen van Baal and Jan Dijkstra

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:53

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  23. Here, we describe the use of monolayers of intestinal epithelial cells derived from intestinal organoids and transcriptomics to investigate the direct effects of dietary protein sources on epithelial function....

    Authors: Soumya K. Kar, Bart van der Hee, Linda M. P. Loonen, Nico Taverne, Johanna J. Taverne-Thiele, Dirkjan Schokker, Mari A. Smits, Alfons J. M. Jansman and Jerry M. Wells

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:51

    Content type: Short report

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  24. In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in the impact of insults during pregnancy on postnatal health and disease. It is known that changes in placental development can impact fetal growth and sub...

    Authors: Colleen A. Lambo, Ashley K. Edwards, Fuller W. Bazer, Kathrin Dunlap and M. Carey Satterfield

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:48

    Content type: Methodology article

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  25. This study aimed to investigate the impacts of guar gum and cellulose as the source of dietary fiber during gestation on the reproductive performance of sows.

    Authors: Yong Zhuo, Bo Feng, Yuedong Xuan, Lianqiang Che, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, Bing Feng and De Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:47

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  26. The benefits of using the oxidized oils from rendering and recycling as an economic source of lipids and energy in animal feed always coexist with the concerns that diverse degradation products in these oxidiz...

    Authors: Jieyao Yuan, Brian J. Kerr, Shelby M. Curry and Chi Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:49

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  27. Transformation of feed energy ingested by ruminants into milk is accompanied by energy losses via fecal and urine excretions, fermentation gases and heat. Heat production may differ among dairy cows despite co...

    Authors: Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, Anja Eggert, Peter Höckels, Michael Derno and Björn Kuhla

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:43

    Content type: Short report

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  28. Flammulina velutipes stem waste (FVS) is the by-product of mushroom industry. The objectives of this study were to determine the available energy and amino acid digestibility of FVS fed to pigs, and to evaluate t...

    Authors: Xuzhou Liu, Bo Zhang, Hansuo Liu, Gang Zhang, Jinbiao Zhao, Ling Liu, Xiangshu Piao, Hui Song, Shuai Zhang and Yu Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:41

    Content type: Research

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  29. The dietary supplementation of yeast cell wall extracts (YCW) has been found to reduce pathogenic bacteria load, promote immunoglobulin production, prevent diseases by pro-inflammatory responses, and alter gut...

    Authors: A. Pascual, M. Pauletto, M. Giantin, G. Radaelli, C. Ballarin, M. Birolo, C. Zomeño, M. Dacasto, M. Bortoletti, M. Vascellari, G. Xiccato and A. Trocino

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:40

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  30. Runs of homozygosity (ROHs) are homozygous segments of the genome where the two haplotypes inherited from the parents are identical. The current availability of genotypes for a very large number of single nucl...

    Authors: Liangyu Shi, Ligang Wang, Jiaxin Liu, Tianyu Deng, Hua Yan, Longchao Zhang, Xin Liu, Hongmei Gao, Xinhua Hou, Lixian Wang and Fuping Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:46

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  31. Weaning is known to result in barrier dysfunction and villus atrophy in the immediate post-weaning phase, and the magnitude of these responses is hypothesized to correlate with changes in the glutathione (GSH)...

    Authors: Jeroen Degroote, Hans Vergauwen, Wei Wang, Chris Van Ginneken, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:45

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  32. Ongoing challenges in the swine industry, such as reduced access to antibiotics and virus outbreaks (e.g., porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, African swine fever virus), have prompted calls for innovative feed a...

    Authors: Joshua A. Jackman, R. Dean Boyd and Charles C. Elrod

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:44

    Content type: Review

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  33. Reproductive performance of livestock is an economically important aspect of global food production. The Chinese Meishan pig is a prolific breed, with an average of three to five more piglets per litter than E...

    Authors: Xianrui Zheng, Pengju Zhao, Kaijie Yang, Chao Ning, Haifei Wang, Lei Zhou and Jianfeng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:42

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  34. Over the last 100 years, significant advances have been made in the characterisation of milk composition for dairy cattle improvement programs. Technological progress has enabled a shift from labour intensive,...

    Authors: K. M. Tiplady, T. J. Lopdell, M. D. Littlejohn and D. J. Garrick

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:39

    Content type: Review

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  35. The independent and interactive effects of dietary fiber (DF) and threonine (Thr) were investigated in growing pigs challenged with either systemic E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or enteric Salmonella Typhimuri...

    Authors: Michael O. Wellington, Kimberley Hamonic, Jack E. C. Krone, John K. Htoo, Andrew G. Van Kessel and Daniel A. Columbus

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:38

    Content type: Research

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  36. Identifying regulatory measures to promote glucose oxidative metabolism while simultaneously reducing amino acid oxidative metabolism is one of the foremost challenges in formulating low-protein (LP) diets des...

    Authors: Weizhong Sun, Yunxia Li, Zhiru Tang, Huiyuan Chen, Ke Wan, Rui An, Liuting Wu and Zhihong Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:36

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  37. Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are capable of both self-renewal and differentiation to mature functional spermatozoa, being the only adult stem cells in the males that can transmit genetic information to the...

    Authors: Yi Zheng, Tongying Feng, Pengfei Zhang, Peipei Lei, Fuyuan Li and Wenxian Zeng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:33

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  38. CK2 (casein kinase 2) is a serine/threonine-selective protein kinase that has been involved in a variety of cellular processes such as DNA repair, cell cycle control and circadian rhythm regulation. However, i...

    Authors: Xiayan ShiYang, Yilong Miao, Zhaokang Cui, Yajuan Lu, Changyin Zhou, Yu Zhang and Bo Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:31

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  39. Starch is an important substance that supplies energy to ruminants. To provide sufficient energy for high-yielding dairy ruminants, they are typically fed starch-enriched diets. However, starch-enriched diets ...

    Authors: Lixin Zheng, Shengru Wu, Jing Shen, Xiaoying Han, Chunjia Jin, Xiaodong Chen, Shengguo Zhao, Yangchun Cao and Junhu Yao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:30

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  40. Female sperm storage (FSS), the maintenance of sperm inside the female reproductive tract for an extended period of time, is pervasive among organisms with internal fertilization. Because FSS enables asynchron...

    Authors: Chaoliang Wen, Chunning Mai, Bin Wang, Junying Li, Congjiao Sun and Ning Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  41. The gut microbiota plays an important role in the colonisation resistance and invasion of pathogens. Salmonella Typhimurium has the potential to establish a niche by displacing the microbiota in the chicken gut c...

    Authors: Samiullah Khan and Kapil K. Chousalkar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  42. The oil from industrial hemp seeds (Cannabis sativa) is an ideal source of stearidonic acid, which is a precursor fatty acid for the long-chained n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are important f...

    Authors: D. Vodolazska and C. Lauridsen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:28

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:58

  43. We hypothesized that supplementation of nursery and grower pig diets with coconut oil in the absence of antibiotics would yield maintenance of glucose homeostasis, growth performance, and immune function simil...

    Authors: Andrea G. Braundmeier-Fleming, Cassandra S. Skenandore, Lesly Gil, Victoria Jacobsen, Melissa Cregger, Taylor Badger, Mallory Karr, Guoyao Wu, Stephen B. Smith and Annie E. Newell-Fugate

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:27

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  44. Clostridium perfringens-induced chicken necrotic enteritis (NE) is responsible for substantial economic losses worldwide annually. Recently, as a result of antibiotic growth promoter prohibition, the prevalence o...

    Authors: Mohit Bansal, Ying Fu, Bilal Alrubaye, Mussie Abraha, Ayidh Almansour, Anamika Gupta, Rohana Liyanage, Hong Wang, Billy Hargis and Xiaolun Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:37

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  45. Oligosaccharides (OS) are indigestible carbohydrates naturally found in milk. The composition of porcine colostrum OS may influence the growth and the health of the neonate and consuming optimal concentrations...

    Authors: Paolo Trevisi, Diana Luise, Savanna Won, Jaime Salcedo, Micol Bertocchi, Daniela Barile and Paolo Bosi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:21

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  46. In this study, we aimed to investigate the molecular basis of lactation as well as to identify the genetic factors that influence milk yield and composition in goats. To achieve these two goals, we have analyz...

    Authors: Dailu Guan, Vincenzo Landi, María Gracia Luigi-Sierra, Juan Vicente Delgado, Xavier Such, Anna Castelló, Betlem Cabrera, Emilio Mármol-Sánchez, Javier Fernández-Alvarez, José Luis Ruiz de la Torre Casañas, Amparo Martínez, Jordi Jordana and Marcel Amills

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:35

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  47. Prenatal nutrition is crucial for embryonic development and neonatal growth, and has the potential to be a main determinant of life-long health. In the present study, we used a layer chick model to investigate...

    Authors: Dong Dai, Shu-geng Wu, Hai-jun Zhang, Guang-hai Qi and Jing Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:19

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  48. This study evaluated the use of dietary vitamin E and polyphenols on growth, immune and oxidative status of weaned pigs fed peroxidized lipids. A total of 192 piglets (21 days of age and body weight of 6.62 ± ...

    Authors: Y. V. Silva-Guillen, C. Arellano, R. D. Boyd, G. Martinez and E. van Heugten

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  49. The hypothesis was tested that insect meal (IM) as protein source influences intermediary metabolism of growing pigs. To test this, 30 male, 5-week-old crossbred pigs were randomly assigned to 3 groups of 10 p...

    Authors: Sandra Meyer, Denise K. Gessner, Maria S. Braune, Theresa Friedhoff, Erika Most, Marcus Höring, Gerhard Liebisch, Holger Zorn, Klaus Eder and Robert Ringseis

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2020 11:20

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