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Nutrition

Covering all aspects of the feeds and feeding of livestock, companion animals and equines, fish and shellfish, and zoo and laboratory animals, including processing, contamination, analysis, technology, physiology, biochemistry and diet in aetiology and treatment of disease

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Consumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing...

Date
June 2017
Abstract

With environmental concerns raised on air quality and livestock/poultry industries, there has been an increasing pressure on rapidly developing large-scale livestock/poultry breeding to take actions to mitigate these concerns. As such, it was necessary to explore ammonia emission from large-scale...

Authors
Liao RenJun; Chen YuCheng
Publisher
Science Press
Publication
Zhongguo Shengtai Nongye Xuebao / Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, 2017, 25, 5, pp 769-777
AbstractFull Text

The study evaluated the effect of essential oils from lavender (Lavandula stoaches) (LEO), on growth performance, carcass quality and antioxidant status of broilers. Three nutritionally adequate diets were composed with the addition of LEO at 0, 24, and 48 mg/kg of feed. The diets were fed as mash...

Authors
Küçükyİlmaz, K.; Kİyma, Z.; Akdağ, A.; Çetİnkaya, M.; Atalay, H.; Ateș, A.; Gürsel, F. E.; Bozkurt, M.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 178-186
AbstractFull Text

The Boschveld indigenous chicken is a breed that was developed in South Africa for rural household free-range production of meat and eggs. A performance test was carried out to identify their production characteristics when reared intensively, and to estimate the responses of the production...

Authors
Okoro, V. M. O.; Ravhuhali, K. E.; Mapholi, T. H.; Mbajiorgu, E. F.; Mbajiorgu, C. A.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 157-167
CABI Book Info
Cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has...

Authors
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Miscellaneous

A consultation with stakeholders in the Dutch organic sector was conducted to track current and future market developments and to ascertain which tools the Ministry of Economic Affairs can use to help achieve a better balance between the growing demand for organic products and the domestic supply....

Authors
Meeusen, M. J. G.
Publisher
LEI Wageningen UR
Publication
Kansen en belemmeringen voor omschakeling naar de biologische sector, 2015, pp 27 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is essential to humans and animals. Vitamin D3, the form active in poultry, can be synthesized endogenously but, as this process has very low efficiency in this species, vitamin D3 must be supplemented via feed. To become active, vitamin D3 must be hydroxylated twice in...

Date
February 2017
Subjects
blood plasma; broilers; calcitriol; calcium; chicken meat; cholecalciferol; hormonal control; hormone secretion; immune response; kidneys; lameness; meat composition; meat quality; performance traits; phosphorus; poultry; poultry meat; vitamin D; vitamin supplements
Authors
Litta, G.
AbstractFull Text

Palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a feed by-product that is used by the dairy and beef industries. This study investigated the effect of partially replacing maize with PKE in a dairy concentrate on milk and ruminal fermentation parameters of Jersey cows grazing kikuyu-ryegrass pasture. Seventy-two...

Authors
Wyngaard, J. D. V. van; Meeske, R.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 2, pp 219-230

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