February 05, 2016

Top 10 most downloaded JAS articles of 2015


February 4, 2016 – We have compiled a list of the top 10 most downloaded articles published in the Journal of Animal Science in 2015. The articles are listed by title, followed by the number of full-text downloads in parentheses. What were the most cited articles in 2015? Find out here

INVITED REVIEW: Evolution of meat animal growth research during the past 50 years: Adipose and muscle stem cells. M. V. Dodson, R. E. Allen, M. Du, W. G. Bergen, S. G. Velleman, S. P. Poulos, M. Fernyhough-Culver, M. B. Wheeler, S. K. Duckett, M. R. I. Young, B. H. Voy, Z. Jiang and G. J. Hausman. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 2: 457-481
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8221                       (912)

Genetic parameters for predicted methane production and laser methane detector measurements. N. K. Pickering, M. G. G. Chagunda, G. Banos, R. Mrode, J. C. McEwan and E. Wall. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 1: 11-20
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8302                       (850)

Sow and litter factors influencing colostrum yield and nutritional composition. I. Declerck, J. Dewulf, S. Piepers, R. Decaluwé and D. Maes. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 3: 1309-1317
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8282                       (709)

Spray-dried plasma promotes growth, modulates the activity of antioxidant defenses, and enhances the immune status of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) fingerlings
E. Gisbert, A. Skalli, J. Campbell, M. M. Solovyev, C. Rodríguez, J. Dias and J. Polo
Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 1: 278-286
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-7491           (688)

Genetic evaluation using single-step genomic best linear unbiased predictor in American Angus. D. A. L. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, B. O. Fragomeni, Y. Masuda, I. Aguilar, A. Legarra, J. K. Bertrand, T. S. Amen, L. Wang, D. W. Moser and I. Misztal
Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 6: 2653-2662
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8836                       (601)

Potential of tannin-rich plants for modulating ruminal microbes and ruminal fermentation in sheep. M. Rira, D. P. Morgavi, H. Archimède, C. Marie-Magdeleine, M. Popova, H. Bousseboua and M. Doreau. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 1: 334-347.
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-7961                       (595)

The effects of different flooring types on the behavior, health, and welfare of finishing beef steers. M. R. P. Elmore, M. F. Elischer, M. C. Claeys and E. A. Pajor
Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 3: 1258-1266
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8399                       (593)

Effects of group housing on sow welfare: A review. M. Verdon, C. F. Hansen, J.-L. Rault, E. Jongman, L. U. Hansen, K. Plush and P. H. Hemsworth. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 5: 1999-2017
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8742                       (592)

Evaluation of conditioning time and temperature on gelatinized starch and vitamin retention in a pelleted swine diet. L. L. Lewis, C. R. Stark, A. C. Fahrenholz, J. R. Bergstrom and C. K. Jones. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 2: 615-619
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8074                       (576)

RUMINANT NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM: How to use data on the rumen microbiome to improve our understanding of ruminant nutrition. J. L. Firkins and Z. Yu. Journal of Animal Science  2015 93: 4: 1450-1470
doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8754                       (571)