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Objective: This experiment investigated the effects of LED light color and intensity on productive performance and behavior of broilers to provide reference for improving productive performance and welfare of broiler chickens. Method: Arbor Acres (AA) broilers at the age of 18 days were reared in...

Author(s)
Yang LiQiang; Zhao FuRong; Zhang DongLong; Xi Lei; Pan MengQi; Jia GuangSheng
Publisher
Northwest A & F University (Natural Science Edition), Yangling, China
Citation
Journal of Northwest A & F University - Natural Science Edition, 2019, 47, 1, pp 11-17
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The present study was conducted to investigate whether brain somatostatin increases feed intake in neonatal chickens. The mediating role of neuropeptide Y receptors on feed intake induced by somatostatin was investigated. In this study, seven experiments were designed, each with four treatment...

Author(s)
Yousefvand, S.; Hamidi, F.; Zendehdel, M.; Parham, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
British Poultry Science, 2019, 60, 1, pp 71-78
Abstract

While antagonistic species interactions such as predation or competition have a long history of study, positive inter-species interactions have received comparatively little attention. Mutualisms and commensalisms appear to be widespread in the animal kingdom, with examples of mammals, birds, fish, ...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. S.; Krueger, J.; Isbell, F.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2019, 125, 3, pp 170-175
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Background: Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) activates host defense mechanisms against insect pests of agricultural importance, and regulates defense responses against living and non-living stresses in various plant species. Rice leaf-folder (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenèe, Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) feeding...

Author(s)
Senthil-Nathan, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2019, 75, 2, pp 460-465
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Tail biting is one of the largest problems in intensive pig production among finishers. Currently, tail docking is performed to minimize tail biting, such as bleeding, sores, infection and amputation, however, due to legislation and consumer demand, there is a need for finding other alternatives....

Author(s)
Klaaborg, J.; Kristensen, A. R.; Brandt, P.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2019, 219, pp 35-39
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To promote efficient grassland utilisation and reduce resource use, it is necessary to minimize the amount of concentrates fed to ruminants. Research findings and practical knowledge are available concerning dairy cow management without concentrates, but there is not much literature on rearing...

Author(s)
Neff, A. S.; Baki, C.; Leiber, F.
Publisher
Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Zürich, Switzerland
Citation
Recherche Agronomique Suisse, 2019, No.2, pp 68-73
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People, like animals, tend to choose the variable option when given the choice between a fixed and variable delay to reward where, in the variable delay condition, some rewards are available immediately (Laura-Jean et al. 2019 Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 374, 20180141. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0141))....

Author(s)
Humby, T.; Yateen Patel; Carter, J.; Stokes, L. J. G.; Rogers, R. D.; Wilkinson, L. S.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2019, 374, 1766, pp 20180144
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This paper reports the experimental study of mercury accumulation in juvenile cyprinid fish of Barbonymus schwanenfeldii and Tor tambroides. The juvenile cyprinids were exposed to mercury (Hg) through water (0.5 mg/L and 1.0 mg/L) and feed (0.5 mg/kg and 1.0 mg/kg) for 30 days. The behavioral...

Author(s)
Sim, S. F.; Azimah Apendi; Nyanti, L.; Ling, T. Y.; Jongkar Grinang; Lee, K. S. P.; Ganyai, T.
Publisher
Bioflux, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Citation
AACL Bioflux, 2019, 12, 1, pp 73-80
Abstract

This article highlights the value of monitoring the feeding behaviour of dairy cows and how automatic and electronic sensors aid in measuring feed intake and feed intake duration.

Author(s)
Hoy, S.
Publisher
DLG AgroFood medien gmbh, Bonn, Germany
Citation
Milchpraxis, 2019, 57, 1, pp 40-43
Abstract

To increase feed intake and reduce feed loss in the production of Eriocher sinensis, this study screened the attractants for Chinese mitten crab by pigment indication method using crabs of (26.4±0.17) g that were equally divided into 20 concrete tankages. To explore color preference and the optimum ...

Author(s)
Cheng HuiHui; Jiang GuangZhen; Zheng XiaoChuan; Xu ChenYuan; Sun CunXin; Zhang DingDong; Liu WenBin
Publisher
Science Press, Beijing, China
Citation
Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 2019, 43, 2, pp 395-401

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