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Special Issue for WCAP 2013

Edited by: Professor Defa Li

  1. Review

    Development of feeding systems and strategies of supplementation to enhance rumen fermentation and ruminant production in the tropics

    The availability of local feed resources in various seasons can contribute as essential sources of carbohydrate and protein which significantly impact rumen fermentation and the subsequent productivity of the ...

    Metha Wanapat, Sungchhang Kang and Sineenart Polyorach

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:32

    Published on: 27 August 2013

  2. Research

    Effects of creep feeding and supplemental glutamine or glutamine plus glutamate (Aminogut) on pre- and post-weaning growth performance and intestinal health of piglets

    Creep feeding is used to stimulate piglet post-weaning feed consumption. L-Glutamine (GLN) is an important source of fuel for intestinal epithelial cells. The objective of this study was to determine the impac...

    Rafael A Cabrera, James L Usry, Consuelo Arrellano, Eduardo T Nogueira, Marianne Kutschenko, Adam J Moeser and Jack Odle

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:29

    Published on: 3 August 2013

  3. Review

    Improving efficiency of sow productivity: nutrition and health

    This reviews research focused to understand the nutrient requirement and balance to meet the needs of fetal growth, mammary growth, and milk production. This summary will handle how feeding strategies can be a...

    Sung Woo Kim, Alexandra C Weaver, Yan Bin Shen and Yan Zhao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:26

    Published on: 26 July 2013

  4. Review

    Pregnancy recognition signaling mechanisms in ruminants and pigs

    Maternal recognition of pregnancy refers to the requirement for the conceptus (embryo and its associated extra-embryonic membranes) to produce a hormone that acts on the uterus and/or corpus luteum (CL) to ens...

    Fuller W Bazer

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:23

    Published on: 26 June 2013

  5. Research

    Forage and breed effects on behavior and temperament of pregnant beef heifers

    Integration of behavioral observations with traditional selection schemes may lead to enhanced animal well-being and more profitable forage-based cattle production systems. Brahman-influenced (BR; nā€‰=ā€‰64) and ...

    Angela R Mays, Michael L Looper, Benjamin C Williamson, Kenneth P Coffey, Wayne K Coblentz, Glen E Aiken and Charles F Rosenkrans Jr

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:20

    Published on: 28 May 2013

  6. Research

    Use of a post-production fractionation process improves the nutritional value of wheat distillers grains with solubles for young broiler chicks

    Post-production fractionation of wheat distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) increases their crude protein content and reduces their fiber content. This experiment was conducted to determine the effects of fr...

    Philip Thacker, Aman Deep and Eduardo Beltranena

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:18

    Published on: 22 April 2013