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  1. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  3. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  4. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  5. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  6. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  7. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  8. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  9. Content type: Correction

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

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

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

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

  10. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  11. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  12. Content type: Review

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

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

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

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  13. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  14. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  15. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  16. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  17. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  18. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  19. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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

  20. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  21. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  22. Content type: Review

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

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

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

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  23. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  24. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  25. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  26. Content type: Research

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

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

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

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  27. Content type: Research

    There are various fat sources with different energy values and fatty acid compositions that may affect growth performance and carcass composition of grow-finishing pigs. A higher net energy was recently report...

    Authors: Yanhong Liu, Dong Yong Kil, Victor G. Perez-Mendoza, Minho Song and James E. Pettigrew

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:56

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  28. Content type: Research

    Alginate oligosaccharide (AOS), produced from alginate by alginate lyase-mediated depolymerisation, is a potential substitute for antibiotics and possesses growth-enhancing effects. Nevertheless, the mechanism...

    Authors: Jin Wan, Jiao Zhang, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Ping Zheng, Jie Yu, Junqiu Luo and Jun He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:58

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  29. Content type: Short report

    In genomic selection, prediction accuracy is highly driven by the size of animals in the reference population (RP). Combining related populations from different countries and regions or using a related populat...

    Authors: Peipei Ma, Ju Huang, Weijia Gong, Xiujin Li, Hongding Gao, Qin Zhang, Xiangdong Ding and Chonglong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:64

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  30. Content type: Research

    Phosphorus is an essential nutrient to maintain poultry health and performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary phosphorus levels on egg production, egg quality, bone health, ...

    Authors: Wei Nie, Bo Wang, Jing Gao, Yuming Guo and Zhong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:53

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  31. Content type: Research

    Understanding the composition of the microbial community and its functional capacity during weaning is important for pig production as bacteria play important roles in the pig’s health and growth performance. ...

    Authors: Robin B. Guevarra, Sang Hyun Hong, Jin Ho Cho, Bo-Ra Kim, Jiwon Shin, Jun Hyung Lee, Bit Na Kang, Young Hwa Kim, Suphot Wattanaphansak, Richard E. Isaacson, Minho Song and Hyeun Bum Kim

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:54

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  32. Content type: Research

    Marbling, or intramuscular fat, is an important factor contributing to the palatability of beef. Vitamin A, through its active metabolite, retinoic acid, promotes the formation of new fat cells (adipogenesis)....

    Authors: Corrine L. Harris, Bo Wang, Jeneane M. Deavila, Jan R. Busboom, Martin Maquivar, Steven M. Parish, Brent McCann, Mark L. Nelson and Min Du

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:55

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  33. Content type: Review

    Recent years have witnessed the great advantages of reducing dietary crude protein (CP) with free amino acids (AA) supplementation for sustainable swine industry, including saving protein ingredients, reducing...

    Authors: Yuming Wang, Junyan Zhou, Gang Wang, Shuang Cai, Xiangfang Zeng and Shiyan Qiao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:60

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  34. Content type: Research

    Immune stress induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) influences the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)/luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion. Presence of LPS interacting Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 in the hypothal...

    Authors: Karolina Haziak, Andrzej Przemysław Herman, Karolina Wojtulewicz, Bartosz Pawlina, Kamila Paczesna, Joanna Bochenek and Dorota Tomaszewska-Zaremba

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:52

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  35. Content type: Research

    The present study has evaluated the effects of different inclusion levels of a partially defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.; HI) larva meal on the growth performance, blood parameters and gut morpho...

    Authors: Sihem Dabbou, Francesco Gai, Ilaria Biasato, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Elena Biasibetti, Daniela Dezzutto, Marco Meneguz, Iveta Plachà, Laura Gasco and Achille Schiavone

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:49

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  36. Content type: Research

    Compared with oral antibiotics (primarily disrupt foregut microbiota), the present study used antibiotics with ileum terminal infusion to disrupt the hindgut microbiota, and investigated the changes in specifi...

    Authors: Chuanjian Zhang, Yu Peng, Chunlong Mu and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:51

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  37. Content type: Research

    Black bone sheep was first discovered in Yunnan province of China in 1970, with unique black pigmentation on the body and internal organs. Endothelin 3 (EDN3) has been known as a key gene causing hyperpigmentatio...

    Authors: Hesham Y. A. Darwish, Yuanyuan Zhang, Kai Cui, Zu Yang, Deping Han, Xianggui Dong, Huaming Mao, Weidong Deng and Xuemei Deng

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:57

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  38. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate CCL8 and CXCL10 expression and its regulatory mechanism in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) at the time of maternal recognition in cows. Blood samples were collected...

    Authors: Ryosuke Sakumoto, Kosuke Iga, Ken-Go Hayashi, Shiori Fujii, Hiroko Kanahara, Misa Hosoe and Tadashi Furusawa

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:46

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  39. Content type: Research

    The goat (Caprahircus) is one of the most important livestock animals. Goat milk fat is an important component in the nutritional quality of goat milk. Growing evidence points to the critical roles of microRNAs (...

    Authors: Liuan Ma, Huiling Qiu, Zhi Chen, Li Li, Yan Zeng, Jun Luo and Deming Gou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:48

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  40. Content type: Research

    Pathogen or diet-induced immune activation can partition energy and nutrients away from growth, but clear relationships between immune responses and the direction and magnitude of energy partitioning responses...

    Authors: Nichole F. Huntley, C. Martin Nyachoti and John F. Patience

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:47

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  41. Content type: Research

    The feed conversion ratio (FCR) and residual feed intake (RFI) are common indexes in measuring feed efficiency for livestock. RFI is a feed intake adjusted for requirements for maintenance and production so th...

    Authors: Zhenhua Yi, Xing Li, Wen Luo, Zhenqiang Xu, Congliang Ji, Yan Zhang, Qinghua Nie, Dexiang Zhang and Xiquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:50

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  42. Content type: Research

    The homeobox containing transcription factor Nanog plays crucial roles in embryonic development/proliferation and/or maintenance of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) via interacting with transcription factors such...

    Authors: Swagat K. Patra, Chakrpani Vemulawada, Meenati M. Soren, Jitendra K. Sundaray, Manoj K. Panda and Hirak K. Barman

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:45

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  43. Content type: Review

    The establishment of pregnancy is a complex process that requires a well-coordinated interaction between the implanting conceptus and the maternal uterus. In pigs, the conceptus undergoes dramatic morphologica...

    Authors: Hakhyun Ka, Heewon Seo, Yohan Choi, Inkyu Yoo and Jisoo Han

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:44

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  44. Content type: Research

    Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is critical for innate and adaptive immunity against viral and bacterial infections. IFN-γ reportedly affects the phagocytic ability of monocytes and macrophages as well as regulates pitui...

    Authors: Yitong Yuan, Shunqi Liu, Yue Zhao, Ling Lian and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:40

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  45. Content type: Review

    In the past two decades, a considerable amount of research has focused on the determination of the digestible (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) contents of feed ingredients fed to swine. Compared with the DE ...

    Authors: Zhongchao Li, Hu Liu, Yakui Li, Zhiqian Lv, Ling Liu, Changhua Lai, Junjun Wang, Fenglai Wang, Defa Li and Shuai Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:39

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  46. Content type: Research

    The current study was carried out to evaluate the effects of mycotoxin biodegradation agent (MBA, composed of Bacillus subtilis ANSB01G and Devosia sp. ANSB714) on relieving zearalenone (ZEA) and deoxynivalenol (...

    Authors: Donghui Shi, Jianchuan Zhou, Lihong Zhao, Xiaoping Rong, Yu Fan, Humera Hamid, Wenqiang Li, Cheng Ji and Qiugang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:42

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  47. Content type: Research

    Fasting is a simple metabolic strategy that is used to estimate the maintenance energy requirement where the energy supply for basic physiological functions is provided by the mobilization of body reserves. Ho...

    Authors: Hu Liu, Yifan Chen, Dongxu Ming, Ji Wang, Zhen Li, Xi Ma, Junjun Wang, Jaap van Milgen and Fenglai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:41

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  48. Content type: Research

    Residual feed intake (RFI) in dairy cattle typically calculated at peak lactation is a measure of feed efficiency independent of milk production level. The objective of this study was to evaluate differences i...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Elolimy, José M. Arroyo, Fernanda Batistel, Michael A. Iakiviak and Juan J. Loor

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:43

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  49. Content type: Research

    Meat color and lipid peroxidation are important traits related to meat quality. CO2 concentration is a critical factor that can affect meat quality in the commercial use of gas stunning (GS). However, the effect ...

    Authors: Lei Xu, Haijun Zhang, Hongyuan Yue, Shugeng Wu, Haiming Yang, Zhiyue Wang and Guanghai Qi

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018 9:37

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