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In an attempt to reduce costs and improve the sustainability of aquafeeds, commercial fish feed producers are substituting fishmeal with crop-based...

April 2019

Batch assays were performed under a stressed condition during the anaerobic digestion process to assess the effect of component proportions on the quantity and pattern of biochemical methane yield of two sets of mixtures, consisting of poultry droppings (PD) with sugarcane bagasse (SB) and press...

Rahman, M. A.; Saha, C. K.; Ward, A. J.; Møller, H. B.; Alam, M. M.
Elsevier Ltd
Biomass and Bioenergy, 2019, 122, pp 156-164

As of 2018, Australia has experienced seven outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry since 1976, all of which involved chickens. There is concern that increases in free-range farming could heighten HPAI outbreak risk due to the potential for greater contact between chickens...

Glass, K.; Barnes, B.; Scott, A.; Toribio, J. A.; Moloney, B.; Singh, M.; Hernandez-Jover, M.
Elsevier B.V.
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 165, pp 8-14

The objective of the study was to determine whether oversupplying MP prepartum affects postpartum cow BW, colostrum composition, milk production and composition, protein catabolism in the dam, and calf growth. Crossbred Hereford heifers were individually fed a control treatment designed to meet MP...

Hare, K. S.; Wood, K. M.; Fitzsimmons, C.; Penner, G. B.
Oxford University Press
Journal of Animal Science, 2019, 97, 1, pp 437-455
News Article

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has introduced new import requirements for unprocessed grains, oilseeds  and associated meals...

April 2019
CABI Book Info
Cover for Poultry Feathers and Skin: The Poultry Integument in Health and Welfare, Cambridge, England, UK, 3-5 July 2017.

This book contains chapters that discuss the natural engineering and multifunctionality of feathers, embryonic development of the avian integument, the reasons and welfare implications of feather pecking in laying hens, genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens, evidence-based...

Olukosi, O. A.; Olori, V. E.; Helmbrecht, A.; Lambton, S.; French, N. A.
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
CAB ReviewFull Text

Although genetically engineered livestock were first introduced in the 1980s, only three biomedical applications (ATryn®, Ruconest®, Kanuma®) and one food animal application (AquAdvantage® salmon) have been brought to market. The initial promise of this technology was hampered by low efficiency,...

March 2019
animal models; animal welfare; consumer attitudes; domestic animals; genes; genetic analysis; genetic engineering; genome analysis; immune response; livestock; molecular genetics; performance traits; policy; poultry; regulations; transgenic animals; xenotransplantation
Eenennaam, A. L. van; Young, A. E.

Each year, every sponsor of an approved or conditionally approved new animal drug application containing an antimicrobial active ingredient must report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the amount of each such ingredient in these drug products sold or distributed for use in food-producing...

U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Summary report on antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals, 2018, pp 52 pp.
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Objective: To study the producing technology and formula of jujube fruit milk. Methods: High quality jujube were selected baking in the oven for 1 h at 65°C, and jujube nuclear was softened after adding 4 times of 1% NaHCO3 solution soaking 12 h. Jujube juice was prepared with adding the pectinase...

Meng Zhan; Bo Hui
Journal of Food Safety and Quality
Journal of Food Safety and Quality, 2019, 10, 5, pp 1191-1196

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