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Since the beginning of the field technological development, the livestock production target has been the improvement of the systems through resources optimization to achieve high production levels. Not all of the biological components of such systems, respond the same way to offered nutrients, it...

Author(s)
García-Valencia, M.; López-Herrera, A.; Echeverri-Zuluaga, J.
Publisher
Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Citation
Veterinaria y Zootecnia, 2017, 11, 1, pp 13-23
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The objective of this review paper was to evaluate the performance of indigenous sheep and compare with their crosses of Dorper and Awassi under on farm and on station management conditions. The performance of indigenous sheep and their crosses with Dorper and Awassi varied as per the location,...

Author(s)
Destaw Worku; Kefyalew Alemayehu
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Science, 2017, 10, 2, pp 9-22
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The aim of the experiment was to investigate the traits of eggshells of incubated turkey eggs, produced by turkeys at 34 and 46 weeks of age and to evaluate their effect on the development of embryos. This study was performed in the turkey farm of the Poultry and Rabbit Selection, Population...

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Hristakieva, P.; Oblakova, M.; Mincheva, N.; Lalev, M.; Kaliasheva, K.
Publisher
Animal Production Research Centre (APRC) Nitra, Lužianky, Slovakia
Citation
Slovak Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 50, 1, pp 1-6
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The main objective of this work was to study the genetic and environmental components of calving ease in the Parda de Montaña beef breed. The calving ease score used to record field data was discussed conducting surveys to farmers. The number of calving ease records used in the study was 5,738. The ...

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Cortés-Lacruz, X.; Revilla, R.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Ferrer, J.; Banzo, P.; Villalba, D.
Publisher
Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
ITEA, 2017, 113, 2, pp 158-175
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Mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS, also referred to as 'enzootic pneumonia', EP) caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp), is a chronic respiratory disease with the clinical sign of persistent dry cough. Epidemic of MPS has a negative impact on growth rate and feed conversion. The causative agent ...

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Zhang ChengYue; Zhang Zhe; Zhang XiangZhe; Wang QiShan; Pan YuChun
Publisher
Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology, 2017, 25, 3, pp 434-441
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Bordetella avium, the causing agent of bordetellosis, a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract in young poultry, causes significant losses in poultry farming throughout the world. Wildlife birds can be a reservoir of various pathogens that infect farm animals. For this reason the...

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Stenzel, T.; Pestka, D.; Tykałowski, B.; Śmiałek, M.; Koncicki, A.; Bancerz-Kisiel, A.
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Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences, Olsztyn-Kortowo II, Poland
Citation
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2017, 20, 1, pp 31-36
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The effects of heat stress on HSP90B1 messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in the hypothalamus of chicken were investigated and HSP90B1 variations were detected. Females of two Chinese chicken breeds (Huainan and Wenchang) were used for the experiments. At 64 days of age, the ambient temperature...

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Wan Yi; Ma ChenDong; Wei PeiPei; Fang Qi; Guo Xing; Zhou BangYuan; Jiang RunShen
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Czech Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 62, 2, pp 82-87
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DNA methylation undergoes dynamic changes and is a crucial part of the epigenetic regulation during mammalian early development. To determine the DNA methylation levels in bovine embryos, we applied a bisulfite sequencing based method aimed at repetitive sequences including three retrotransposons (...

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Li WenWen; Soom, A. van; Peelman, L.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Czech Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 62, 2, pp 43-50
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In pig breeding schemes, the traits of interest are measured in the grandparent or parent populations on purebred animals. However, the progress in these pure breeds should be expressed in the crossbred offspring. It is generally expected that the genetic relationships between traits measured on...

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Larzul, C.; Mercat, M. J.; Blanchet, B.; Parois, S.; Prunier, A.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2016, 48, pp 287-288
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The study is based on fat thickness analysis with computed tomography (CT) of animals from 13 genetic types: purebred Piétrain-like breeds, crossbred Piétrain × Large-White types and crossbred fattening pigs. For each of the 280 analyzed half-carcasses, average fat thickness was calculated...

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Mercat, M. J.; Monziols, M.; Cordonnier, S.; Gault, E.; Roy, P. le; Larzul, C.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2016, 48, pp 273-278

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