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  • May
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Dietary supplementation with lysine (protein) stimulates mammary development in late pregnant gilts


    TS, preg pig, 100 x 100
    Results indicate that the current National Research Council recommendations for dietary lysine during late pregnancy in pigs, the period when most mammary gland development takes place, are underestimated.

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  • May
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Protective effect and possible mechanism of arctiin on broilers challenged by Salmonella pullorum


    TS, salmonella, 100 x 100
    Pullorosis caused by Salmonella pullorum (S. pullorum) is a severe contagious disease and could cause great economic loss to the poultry industry. Antibiotics are usually used to control pullorosis, while prolonged use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial strains

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  • May
    19
    Interpretive Summary: A risk-oriented evaluation of biofilm and other influencing factors on biological quality of drinking water for dairy cows


    TS, dairy, 100 x 100
    This study aimed to evaluate biological water quality on Western German dairy farms, identify potential risk factors for impairment, and evaluate rapid test systems to score the hygienic status of troughs.

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  • May
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Is single-step genGrowth performance, bone mineralization, nutrient digestibility, and fecal microbial composition of multi-enzyme-supplemented low-nutrient diets for growing-finishing pigs


    TS, finishing pig, 100 x 100
    A study evaluated the effects of supplementing a multi-enzyme mixture that contain fiber degrading enzymes and phytase on the growth performance, bone strength, and fecal microbial composition of grow-finish pigs fed corn-wheat-wheat bran-based diets.

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  • May
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Is single-step genomic REML with the algorithm for proven and young more computationally efficient when less generations of data are present?


    TS, broiler chicken, 100 x 100 (2)
    The estimation of variance components is computationally expensive under large-scale genetic evaluations due to several inversions of the coefficient matrix. Variance components are used as parameters for estimating breeding values in mixed model equations (MME).

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Supplementation of live yeast culture modulates intestinal health, immune responses, and microbiota diversity in broiler chickens


    TS, broiler chicken, 100 x 100 (1)
    Live yeast culture (LYC) is composed of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its metabolites such as mannan-oligosaccharides, peptides, nucleotides, vitamins and unknown growth factors. The supplementation of LYC is expected to exert health benefits in animals; however, the responses of broiler chickens to supplemental LYC is not fully explored.

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Mineral-salt supplementation to ameliorate larkspur poisoning in cattle


    TS, feedlot, 100 x 100 (1)
    Larkspurs (Delphinium spp.) are native forbs poisonous to cattle and cost livestock producers millions of dollars in losses each year. The role mineral status may play in larkspur poisoning in cattle is unclear.

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Elliptical and linear relationships with rumen temperature support a homeorhetic trajectory for DMI during recovery of feedlot cattle exposed to moderate heat load


    TS, feedlot, 100 x 100
    Over any summer, most feedlot steers in Australia will encounter 2 to 3 moderate heat waves lasting 5 to 6 d. The ability of these animals to adjust to the hot conditions and recovery from them is not well understood.

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Functional roles of xylanase enhancing intestinal health and growth performance of nursery pigs by reducing the digesta viscosity and modulating the mucosa-associated microbiota in the jejunum


    TS, piglet, 100 x 100
    Cereal grains and by-products from cereal processing are extensively used in diets for pigs. These feedstuffs contain soluble fiber that makes digesta viscous in the small intestine.

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: A risk-oriented evaluation of bioflm and other influencing factors on biological quality of drinking water for dairy cows


    TS, dairy water, 100 x 100
    This study aimed to evaluate biological water quality on Western German dairy farms, identify potential risk factors for impairment, and evaluate rapid test systems to score the hygienic status of troughs.

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: The energy requirement for maintenance of Nellore crossbreds in tropical conditions during the finishing period


    TS, beef cattle, 100 x 100
    This study evaluated the influence of purebred Nellore and its crosses with Simmental, Angus, and Canchim slaughtered at the same age and body composition on their net energy requirement for maintenance (NEm).

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  • May
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of fermented corn by-products on production performance, blood biochemistry, and egg quality indices of laying hens


    TS, laying hen, 100 x 100
    Feed costs the major portion of poultry industry which is estimated to be 60% to 70%. The current study focused to add the fermented agro-industrial by product most of which were waste residues to the laying hen’s diet.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Functional properties of miscanthus fiber and prebiotic blends in extruded canine diets


    TS, dog, 100 x 100
    There are many ingredients utilized in dog foods that provide a source of dietary fiber. However, new ingredient sources can help to add variety to diet formulas and may provide benefits to pet food processing and animal health.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of a high-protein, high-fiber diet rich in antioxidants and L-carnitine on body weight, body composition, metabolic status, and physical activity levels of cats after spay surgery


    TS, cat spay, 100 x 100
    Spay surgery helps control pet populations, but increases obesity due to increased appetite, decreased metabolic rate, and decreased energy expenditure. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of high-protein, high-fiber diet (HPHF), and moderate-protein, moderate-fiber diets (MPMF) in female cats following spay surgery.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary:Zearalenone promotes follicle development through activating the SIRT1/PGC-1α signaling pathway in the ovaries of weaned gilts


    TS, weaned pigs, 100 x 100
    Zearalenone (ZEA), an estrogenic fusariotoxin, existing in various grains and feedstuffs, could disrupt the endocrine and reproductive systems. However, the underlying mechanisms of ZEA-induced follicular development have not been fully elucidated.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Maternal supply of a source of omega-3 fatty acids and methionine during late gestation on the offspring’s growth, metabolism, carcass characteristic, and liver’s mRNA expression in sheep


    TS, sheep, 100 x 100
    Late gestation supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) or methionine (Met) alters the offspring’s development. However, the effect of both nutrients on the physiology and growth of the progeny has not been explored.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: A comparison of indoor and outdoor calf housing systems using automated and manual feeding methods and their effect on calf health, behavior, growth, and labor


    TS, calf housing, 100 x 100
    In this study, we compared indoor housing systems using automated and manual feeding methods and outdoor calf housing systems using manual feeding methods, to examine their effect on calf health, behavior, growth, and labor. Moving calves to their respective outdoor system commenced at approximately 18 d.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Full-fat field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) as a substitute for fish meal and soybean meal for weaning piglets: effects on growth performance, intestinal health, and redox status


    TS, field cricket, 100 x 100
    In this study, we demonstrate that the partial replacement of either fish meal or soybean meal with full-fat field cricket meal promotes growth and reduces the rate of diarrhea in weaning pigs.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of Chinese gallnut tannic acid on growth performance, blood parameters, antioxidative status, intestinal histomorphology, and cecal microbial shedding in broilers challenged with aflatoxin B1


    TS, Broiler Chicken, 100 x 100
    Plant extracts such as tannic acid (TA) have been demonstrated as effective agents to control AFB1 contamination. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of Chinese gallnut TA in preventing aflatoxicosis in broilers.

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  • May
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Stair-step strategy and immunomodulatory feed ingredient supplementation for grazing heat-stressed 
Bos indicus-influenced beef heifers


    TS, Beef Heifer, 100 x 100
    In Bos taurus beef heifers, altering the timing of body weight (BW) growth pattern either reduced feed costs without decreasing reproduction or enhanced reproduction without increasing feed costs.

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