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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046186/principal-component-analysis-of-breeding-values-for-growth-and-reproductive-traits-and-genetic-association-with-adult-size-in-beef-cattle
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A A Boligon, I S Vicente, R Z Vaz, G S Campos, F R P Souza, R Carvalheiro, L G Albuquerque
Principal component analysis was applied to evaluate the variability and relationships among univariate breeding values predicted for 9 weaning and yearling traits, as well as suggest functions of the traits that would promote a particular breeding objective. Phenotypic and pedigree information from 600,132 Nelore animals was used. Genetic parameters and breeding values were obtained from univariate analyses of birth to weaning weight gain; weaning to yearling weight gain; conformation, finishing precocity, and muscling scores at weaning and at yearling; and yearling scrotal circumference...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046185/technical-note-measurement-of-mammary-plasma-flow-in-sows-by-downstream-dilution-of-mammary-vein-infused-aminohippuric-acid
#2
U Krogh, A C Storm, P K Theil
The objectives of the present study were to design a method to estimate mammary plasma flow (MPF) in lactating sows using downstream dilution of -aminohippuric acid (AH) and to compare these estimates with MPF estimates based on specific AA as internal markers (MPF-AA). A permanent indwelling catheter was surgically implanted in the femoral artery, and another 2 were inserted in the right cranial mammary vein of 8 second- and third-parity sows on d 76 ± 2 SEM of gestation. On the 3rd and 17th days in milk, arterial and venous blood samples were drawn in hourly intervals from 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046184/nutritive-value-of-extruded-or-multi-enzyme-supplemented-cold-pressed-soybean-cake-for-pigs
#3
T A Woyengo, R Patterson, C L Levesque
The objectives were to determine the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of AA and NE value of cold-pressed soybean cake (CP-SBC), and the effect of extrusion or adding multi-enzyme to CP-SBC diet for growing pigs. Eight ileal-cannulated pigs (initial BW = 79.7 ± 3.97 kg) were fed 4 diets in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design to give 8 replicates per diet. Diets included a cornstarch-based diet with CP-SBC, extruded CP-SBC, and SBC plus multi-enzyme (1,200 U of xylanase, 150 U of glucanase, 500 U of cellulase, 60 U of mannanase, 700 U of invertase, 5,000 U of protease, and 12,000 U of amylase/kilogram of diet; Superzyme-CS, 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046183/pork-loin-quality-is-not-indicative-of-fresh-belly-or-fresh-and-cured-ham-quality
#4
E K Arkfeld, K B Wilson, M F Overholt, B N Harsh, J E Lowell, E K Hogan, B J Klehm, B M Bohrer, D A Mohrhauser, D A King, T L Wheeler, A C Dilger, S D Shackelford, D D Boler
The objective was to characterize the relationship between fresh loin quality with fresh belly or fresh and cured ham quality. Pigs raised in 8 barns representing 2 seasons [cold ( = 4,290) and hot ( = 3,394)] and 2 production focuses [lean ( = 3,627) and quality ( = 4,057)] were used. Carcass characteristics and other meat quality data were collected on 7,684 carcasses. All of the carcasses were evaluated for HCW, LM depth, tenth rib fat depth, leg (ham primal) weight, instrumental color on the gluteus medius and gluteus profundus of the ham face, and subjective loin quality...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046182/regulation-in-free-amino-acid-profile-and-protein-synthesis-pathway-of-growing-pig-skeletal-muscles-by-low-protein-diets-for-different-time-periods
#5
Y H Li, H K Wei, F N Li, S W Kim, C Y Wen, Y H Duan, Q P Guo, W L Wang, H N Liu, Y L Yin
The objective of the study was to explore the extent to which the dietary CP level can be reduced for maintaining muscle protein deposition in growing pigs as well as the related mechanism and whether the response to dietary protein restriction is diversely modified throughout the 2 trial periods. A total of 36 pigs (9.57 ± 0.64 kg initial BW) were individually penned and fed 1 of 3 diets for 10 or 25 d. During each period, the diets contained 20, 17, and 14% CP, respectively. Both the 17% CP diet and the 14% CP diet were supplemented with Lys, Met, Thr, and Trp to provide the same total concentrations as those in the 20% CP diet...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046181/increases-in-duodenal-glutamic-acid-supply-linearly-increase-small-intestinal-starch-digestion-but-not-nitrogen-balance-in-cattle
#6
E J Blom, D E Anderson, D W Brake
Small intestinal starch digestion (SISD) in cattle is often limited; however, greater postruminal flow of high-quality protein (e.g., casein) can increase SISD, and Glu can mimic responses to casein for SISD. We evaluated effects of increasing Glu flows to the duodenum on SISD and N retention in cattle. Cattle received (DM basis) continuous duodenal infusion of raw cornstarch (1.5 ± 0.08 kg/d) and 0, 30.9 ± 0.6, 62.4 ± 1.2, or 120.4 ± 3.4 g/d Glu or 387.9 ± 17.5 g/d casein. As expected, the positive control (i...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046180/effect-of-timing-of-relocation-of-replacement-gilts-from-group-pens-to-individual-stalls-before-breeding-on-fertility-and-well-being
#7
R V Knox, J Shen, L L Greiner, J F Connor
Variation in gilt fertility is associated with increased replacement and reduced longevity. Stress before breeding is hypothesized to be involved in reduced fertility. This study tested the timing of gilt relocation from pens to individual stalls before breeding on fertility and well-being. The experiment was performed in replicates on a commercial research farm. After detection of first estrus, gilts ( = 563) were assigned to treatment for relocation into stalls 3 wk (REL3wk), 2 wk (REL2wk), or 1 wk (REL1wk) before breeding at second estrus...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046179/bill-e-kunkle-interdisciplinary-beef-symposium-impact-of-mineral-and-vitamin-status-on-beef-cattle-immune-function-and-health
#8
E B Kegley, J J Ball, P A Beck
The importance of optimal mineral and vitamin nutrition on improving immune function and health has been recognized in the preceding decades. In the southeast, beef cattle are raised predominantly on forages that may be limiting in nutrients for optimal health, especially trace minerals such as Cu, Zn, and Se. Clinical deficiencies of these nutrients produce classic symptoms that are common to several nutrient deficiencies (e.g., slow growth and unthrifty appearance); however, subclinical deficiencies are more widespread and more difficult to detect, yet may result in broader economic losses...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046178/using-single-step-genomic-best-linear-unbiased-predictor-to-enhance-the-mitigation-of-seasonal-losses-due-to-heat-stress-in-pigs
#9
B O Fragomeni, D A L Lourenco, S Tsuruta, H L Bradford, K A Gray, Y Huang, I Misztal
The purposes of this study were to analyze the impact of seasonal losses due to heat stress in pigs from different breeds raised in different environments and to evaluate the accuracy improvement from adding genomic information to genetic evaluations. Data were available for 2 different swine populations: purebred Duroc animals raised in Texas and North Carolina and commercial crosses of Duroc and F females (Landrace × Large White) raised in Missouri and North Carolina; pedigrees provided links for animals from different states...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046177/technical-note-device-for-measuring-respiration-rate-of-cattle-under-field-conditions
#10
H F M Milan, A S C Maia, K G Gebremedhin
Respiration rate (RR) is 1 of the physiological responses used to gauge the level of heat stress in cattle. Respiration rate is usually measured by counting chest movement of the animal. This procedure has some disadvantages including that the person who is doing the counting must be trained to ensure accurate results, the animals must be preconditioned to the presence of the observer, and the presences of the observer may influence the behavior and activity of the animals or their position in the pen. In this study, a device that continuously records RR without restraining the animal was developed...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046176/effect-of-different-feeding-regimens-on-energy-and-protein-utilization-and-partitioning-for-maintenance-and-growth-in-pre-weaned-lambs-reared-artificially
#11
A S Danso, P C H Morel, P R Kenyon, H T Blair
Estimation of metabolizable energy (ME) requirement for maintenance (ME) and growth (ME) in pre-weaned lambs have been limited to milk-only fed lambs. This study aimed to determine energy and nitrogen metabolisability of milk and pellets when fed together, compare the growth and chemical body composition of lambs fed varying levels of pellets in addition to milk, and to estimate ME, ME, and the CP:ME ratio requirements for growth. The study included 32 twin-born Romney-cross ram lambs. Four lambs were slaughtered at 24 h post-partum to estimate initial body composition and the remaining 28 were assigned to 1 of 4 treatment groups of 7...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046175/acute-effects-of-general-anesthesia-with-propofol-pentobarbital-or-isoflurane-plus-propofol-on-plasma-metabolites-and-hormones-in-adult-pigs
#12
G Daş, A Vernunft, S Görs, E Kanitz, J M Weitzel, K-P Brüssow, C C Metges
Experimental setups for physiological research, in which acute operative interventions need to be performed, can require inclusion of general anesthesia (GA), which may interfere or confound with the effects of the experimental factors of interest on measured variables. It was recently shown that the most commonly used sedatives/anesthetics in pigs (e.g., ketamine, xylazine, azaperone) affect physiological responses and thus the primary metabolic readouts have the potential to be confounded. To extend the search for a physiologically-friendly anesthesia regime for such studies, we investigated effects of GA induced by propofol (Prop) or pentobarbital (Pent) or propofol plus isoflurane (Prop + Isof) on plasma concentrations of commonly measured metabolites and hormones...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046174/porcine-glucagon-like-peptide-2-microspheres-ameliorate-inflammation-in-lipopolysaccharide-challenged-weaning-piglets
#13
J Wu, K K Qi, Z W Xu
This study aimed to investigate the effects of porcine [gly2] glucagon-like peptide-2 (p[gly2]GLP-2) microspheres on lipopolysaccharide-challenged piglets and to evaluate efficacy of microspheres for administration compared with more conventional administration. Eighteen 21-d-old Duroc female piglets were randomly assigned into 3 groups: the control group (intraperitoneal injection with 3 mL saline solution daily), the glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) group (intraperitoneal injection with 3 mL p[gly2]GLP-2 at 20 nmol/kg BW daily), and the microsphere (MS) group (intraperitoneal injection with 100 mg p[gly2]GLP-2 microsphere suspension at Day 1)...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046173/news-and-notes
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December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046172/effect-of-divergent-selection-for-intramuscular-fat-on-sensory-traits-and-instrumental-texture-in-rabbit-meat
#15
M Martínez-Álvaroi, V Penalba, A Blasco, P Hernández
Intramuscular fat (IMF) is one of the main parameters affecting meat quality. This work analyzes the effect of selection for IMF on sensory attributes and instrumental texture parameters in rabbit meat. A total of 115 rabbits after 6 generations of divergent selection for IMF were slaughtered at 9 or 13 wk (57 and 58 animals, respectively). For each animal, the left longissimus dorsi muscle (LD) was analyzed by near-infrared spectroscopy to measure IMF whereas the right LD was used for the sensory or instrumental texture analysis...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046171/effects-of-diet-energy-concentration-and-an-exogenous-carbohydrase-on-growth-performance-of-weanling-pigs-fed-diets-containing-canola-meal-produced-from-high-protein-or-conventional-canola-seeds
#16
T F Pedersen, Y Liu, H H Stein
The objectives were to determine effects of diet NE and an exogenous carbohydrase on growth performance and physiological parameters of weanling pigs fed a corn-soybean meal (SBM) diet or diets containing high protein canola meal (CM-HP) or conventional canola meal (CM-CV). A total of 492 pigs (initial BW: 9.15 ± 0.06 kg) were used in a randomized complete block design with 12 dietary treatments and 9 pens per treatment. A control diet based on corn and SBM and 4 diets containing 20% or 30% CM-HP or 20% or 30% CM-CV were formulated to a similar NE by adjusting inclusion of choice white grease...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046170/erratum
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December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046169/effect-of-shade-on-animal-welfare-growth-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-in-large-pens-of-beef-cattle-fed-a-beta-agonist-in-a-commercial-feedlot
#18
J A Hagenmaier, C D Reinhardt, S J Bartle, D U Thomson
Feedlot cattle ( = 1,395; BW = 568 ± 43 kg) were used to evaluate the effects of shade on animal welfare, growth performance, and carcass quality during the summer of 2013 in a Kansas commercial feedlot. Seven lots of predominately black steers and heifers (4 and 3, respectively) visually determined to be approaching the final mo on feed were identified, randomly gate-sorted, and allocated to pens located across the feed alley from each other to receive 1 of 2 treatments: 1) Shade (mean shade area = 1.5 m/ animal) or 2) No shade...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046168/essential-and-nonessential-amino-acid-compositions-of-the-total-litter-and-individual-fetal-pig-content-and-accretion-rates-during-fetal-development
#19
G M Hill, D C Mahan
The AA requirements of reproducing females are likely influenced by genetics, number of embryos and fetuses, and their nutritional needs during development. Hence, it is important to determine the change in AA concentration during development. Fetuses from a total of 26 second-parity sows were used to determine their AA composition at various stages of pregnancy. Yorkshire × Landrace sows were bred to Duroc boars and killed at 45, 62, 80, and 100 d of gestation, and fetal weights were determined. The pigs from 6 litters were killed prior to nursing the sow...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046167/effects-of-marketing-group-and-production-focus-on-quality-and-variability-of-adipose-tissue-and-bellies-sourced-from-a-commercial-processing-facility
#20
M F Overholt, E K Arkfeld, K B Wilson, D A Mohrhauser, D A King, T L Wheeler, A C Dilger, S D Shackelford, D D Boler
Objectives were to determine the effects of marketing group on quality and variability of belly and adipose tissue quality traits of pigs sourced from differing production focuses (lean vs. quality). Pigs ( = 8,042) raised in 8 barns representing 2 seasons (cold and hot) were used. Three groups were marketed from each barn with 2 barns per production focus marketed per season. Data were collected on 7,684 carcasses at a commercial abattoir. Fresh belly characteristics, American Oil Chemists' Society iodine value (AOCS-IV), and near-infrared iodine value were measured on a targeted 50, 10, and 100% of carcasses, respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
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