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4 - 8 February 2017 - Orlando, FL

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With findings from a retrospective study, a team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has found that a common diagnostic...

May 2016

Perkinsosis is a disease of gastropod and bivalve molluscs caused by protozoan parasites of the Perkinsus genus. These parasites...


First time hen keepers can be bewildered by the mass of sometimes conflicting information available to them. Hens are not difficult to look after, and once their basic needs are met they need little in the way of daily care. This article covers all the basic information anyone will need to keep...

Davies, G.
Taylor & Francis
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2016, 31, 5, pp 158-160
CAB ReviewFull Text

Postweaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several aetiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause. After being routinely used for several decades to control...

March 2016
animal nutrition; bacterial diseases; casein; colostrum; diets; enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli; Escherichia coli infections; immunity; immunomodulatory properties; intestines; lactoferrin; milk products; morbidity; mortality; oligosaccharides; piglet feeding; piglets; reviews; swine diseases; whey; zinc oxide
Sugiharto, S.; Jensen, B. B.; Jensen, K. H.; Lauridsen, C.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mason's world encyclopedia of livestock breeds and breeding. Volume 1 and Volume 2.

This work contains chapters that describe the history, distribution, domestication, physical characteristics, physiology, breeding, uses and conservation of domestic and wild animals that have been used as livestock. The first volume includes asses, camelids, cattle, goats, horses and pigs. The...

Porter, V.; Alderson, L.; Hall, S. J. G.; Sponenberg, D. P.
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934668)
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Bradford, B. J., Yuan, K., Farney, J. K., Mamedova, L. K., Carpenter, A. J.
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AbstractFull Text

Data from 629 meat type quails were used to study association between two different sets of traits: egg production and reproduction. Traits related to reproduction were: body weight at 42 days (W42), average egg weight (AEW), age at sexual maturity (ASM); and production traits: number of eggs...

Ribeiro, J. C.; Silva, L. P. da; Caetano, G. da C.; Crispim, A. C.; Pacheco, R. de O.; Torres, R. de A.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ciência Rural, 2016, 46, 7, pp 1289-1294
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The aim of this study was to explore the pattern of genetic lactation curves of Guzerá cattle using cluster analysis. Test-day milk yields of 5,274 first-lactation Guzerá cows were recorded in a progeny test. A total of 34,193 monthly records were analyzed with a random regression animal model...

Cruz, D. A. C. da; Savegnago, R. P.; Santana, A. B. B.; Peixoto, M. G. C. D.; Bruneli, F. A. T.; El-Faro, L.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ciência Rural, 2016, 46, 7, pp 1281-1288
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate net energy and dietary ractopamine levels for barrows weighing 70 to 100 kg. The 150 pigs investigated (initial weight 70.80±3.84 kg) were distributed in a randomized block design with a 5×3 factorial arrangement, comprising five levels of net energy...

Gonçalves, L. M. P.; Kiefer, C.; Souza, K. M. R. de; Marçal, D. A.; Abreu, R. C. de; Nieto, V. M. O. dos S.; Rodrigues, G. P.; Alencar, S. A. da S.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ciência Rural, 2016, 46, 7, pp 1268-1273
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Cattle have extensive paranasal sinuses that are susceptible to disease, most commonly sinusitis. The sinuscopy can be used to evaluate these structures, although there are no descriptions of this region for endoscopic anatomy, especially regarding the trocar position and the most appropriate type...

Basso, F. Z.; Busato, E. M.; Silva, J. R. da; Guedes, R. L.; Barros Filho, I. R. de; Dornbusch, P. T.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ciência Rural, 2016, 46, 7, pp 1262-1267
AbstractFull Text

The acute phase reaction occurs in response to diseases, surgical trauma and can happen after strenuous exercise, like long distance events. This study aimed to evaluate the Serum Amyloid A (SAA), pro-inflammatory interleukins (IL-1β and TNFα) and creatine phosphokinase (CK) after free speed races...

Siqueira, R. F. de; Fernandes, W. R.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
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