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  • Jan
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Nutritional value of a new source of fermented soybean meal fed to growing pigs


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    A study published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated a new source of fermented soybean meal (SBM), Fermex 200. SBM is an important protein source in swine diets because of its availability and its high concentration and digestibility of amino acids.

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  • Jan
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Supplementing Merino ewes with melatonin during the last half of pregnancy improves tolerance of prolonged parturition and survival of second-born twin lambs


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated whether supplementing ewes with melatonin throughout late pregnancy would improve lamb survival, birth weight, and behavior under intensive conditions.

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  • Jan
    14
    OUP takes over Open Access Billing for Journal of Animal Science


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    Please note that as of this week, OUP has assumed billing for Open Access for JAS. Billing for page charges for JAS and Open Access for TAS will remain with ASAS. The reason for the shift is to accommodate Read and Publish initiatives.

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  • Jan
    14
    Interpretive Summary: Use of biochar by sheep: impacts on diet selection, digestibility, and performance


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the influence of biochar obtained from exothermic production of lodgepole pine and quaking aspen on sheep performance, diet digestibility, and on preference for a ration enriched with this carbon-based material.

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  • Jan
    14
    2021 Midwest ASAS Meeting Goes All Virtual!


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    The Midwest Board of the American Society of Animal Science (MW-ASAS) met this week following a final consultation with the city of Omaha and a brief Midwest member/attendee survey concerning the 2021 Midwest Meeting scheduled to be held in Omaha March 8-10, 2021.

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  • Jan
    14
    Tips for Attending Virtual Conferences


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    Embrace it, get excited about online learning. All too often we hear, “Online isn’t as effective as in person!”. But in actuality, you can learn even more. Online live learning gives you the ability to ask questions and interact and then return to recordings to catch what you may have missed earlier.

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  • Jan
    11
    Interpretive Summary: Immunoglobulin-Y versus Tylosin phosphate for the treatment of liver abscess in Holstein Steers ​


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    The authors of this recent Translational Animal Science study fed IGY to Holstein steers to determine its effectivity in treating or preventing liver abscesses. They also evaluated how growth performance and carcass value were impacted by the estimated duration of abscess presence (DUR).

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  • Jan
    11
    Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and influence as an animal scientist?


    A critical component to career success is surrounding yourself with successful and motivated individuals who encourage career development.

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  • Jan
    07
    Interpretive Summary: Comparison of regression and fat-free diet methods for estimating ileal and total tract endogenous losses and digestibility of fat and fatty acids in growing pigs


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science was conducted to compare the regression and fat-free diet methods for estimating ileal and total tract endogenous losses of fat and fatty acids and true digestibility or standardized digestibility of fat and fatty acids in growing pigs.

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  • Jan
    07
    Happy New Year! As we kick off 2021, here is a special message from Dr. Glenn Duff, ASAS President, highlighting 2020 accomplishments and looking forward to 2021.


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    As we kick off 2021, here is a special message from Dr. Glenn Duff, ASAS President, highlighting 2020 accomplishments and looking forward to 2021.

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  • Jan
    07
    Interpretive Summary: A multiple-phenotype imputation procedure as a method for prediction of cheese-making efficiency in Spanish Assaf sheep


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-trait phenotype imputation approach for cheese-making traits using phenotypes for milk traits in a sample of 1,145 ewes of the Spanish Assaf breed.

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  • Jan
    07
    ASAS announces new Animal Frontiers Editor-in-Chief


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    The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is excited to announce that Dr. Jim Sartin has agreed to begin serving as Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Animal Frontiers.

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  • Jan
    04
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of maternal organic selenium supplementation during pregnancy on sow reproductive performance and long-term effect on their progeny


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the effect of HMSeBA supplementation on the reproductive performance and antioxidant capacity of sows and the long-term effect on the growth performance and antioxidant capacity of their offspring.

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  • Jan
    04
    Interpretive Summary: Rumen epithelial transcriptome and microbiome profiles of rumen epithelium and contents of beef cattle with and without liver abscesses


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    A recent study published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to determine whether the expression of various rumen epithelial genes and changes in the microbial populations in the rumen epithelial tissue and content were associated with liver abscesses.

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  • Jan
    04
    Picking out ice cream, sensationalized science, & misinformation:Episode 74.


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    Has an increase of leisure time during the pandemic made us more distrustful of science?

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  • Jan
    04
    Welcome New Image Gallery EIC


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    We would like to welcome our new EIC of the Image Gallery, Dr. John Parrish.

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  • Dec
    28
    HHS Announces Policy to Increase Transparency


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    The Department of Health and Human Services announced a policy to enhance transparency at HHS.

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  • Dec
    28
    FDA Announces E. Coli Study


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    The FDA announced a multi-year study to investigate the ecology of human pathogens in the environment that cause foodborne illnesses.

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  • Dec
    28
    FMD Vaccine Production Comment Period Re-opened by APHIS


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    The USDA-APHIS re-opened the public comment period for a petition from Zoetis, Inc.

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  • Dec
    28
    Biden Administration Chooses Obama Era Ag Secretary


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    President-Elect Joe Biden has announced that Tom Vilsack has been appointed as Agricultural Secretary.

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