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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156952/duodenal-infusions-of-isoleucine-influence-pancreatic-exocrine-function-in-dairy-heifers
#1
Kai Liu, Jing Shen, Yangchun Cao, Chuanjiang Cai, Junhu Yao
Four healthy Holstein heifers (235 ± 12 kg) fitted with duodenal and pancreatic cannulas were used to investigate infusion of isoleucine (Ile) on the pancreatic exocrine function in a 4 × 4 Latin square design. Three doses of Ile, 10, 20 and 30 g in 2500 ml water, respectively, were infused into the duodenum over a period of 12 h in Experiment (Exp) 1 and over 10 d in Exp 2. Hourly pancreatic juice and jugular blood were taken during the infusion period in Exp 1, and the blood samples were taken in 2-h intervals over the last 2 d in Exp 2...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064291/red-beet-and-betaine-as-ingredients-in-diets-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-effects-on-growth-performance-nutrient-retention-and-flesh-quality
#2
Julia Pinedo-Gil, Ana Tomás-Vidal, Miguel Jover-Cerdá, Cristina Tomás-Almenar, Miguel Ángel Sanz-Calvo, Ana Belén Martín-Diana
The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of different concentrations of dietary red beet and betaine on the growth performance and fish flesh quality of rainbow trout. Therefore, a control diet was compared with four diets in which two levels of red beet (14% and 28%) and betaine (0.9% and 1.63%) were incorporated in combination. The study was set up with an average body weight of 69 ± 2.2 g and finished when fish reached commercial weight (175-250 g) after 105 d. The impact of the diets was studied based on the growth performance, biometric indexes, proximal composition, protein and fat retention efficiencies and apparent nutrient digestibility by fish reared on a recirculation system...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058462/the-effect-of-eubiotic-feed-additives-on-the-performance-of-growing-pigs-and-the-activity-of-intestinal-microflora
#3
Piotr Nowak, Małgorzata Kasprowicz-Potocka, Anita Zaworska, Włodzimierz Nowak, Barbara Stefańska, Anna Sip, Włodzimierz Grajek, Wojciech Juzwa, Marcin Taciak, Marcin Barszcz, Anna Tuśnio, Katarzyna Grajek, Joanna Foksowicz-Flaczyk, Andrzej Frankiewicz
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of probiotic bacteria, prebiotics, phytobiotics and their combinations on performance and microbial activity in the digestive tract of growing pigs. The experiment was conducted over 28 d on 48 male pigs of about 12 kg body weight (BW), which were allocated to following treatments.: (1) Control Group (Con) without additive, (2) Group I, addition of a prebiotic (inulin), (3) Group Ph, a phytobiotic (herbal water extracts), (4) Group P, a probiotic composed of four strains of lactic acid bacteria, (5) Group PhP, phytobiotic and probiotic bacteria and (6) Group PhPI, a phytobiotic, probiotic bacteria and a prebiotic...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976228/effect-of-palmitic-acid-on-the-mitigation-of-milk-fat-depression-syndrome-caused-by-trans-10-cis-12-conjugated-linoleic-acid-in-grazing-dairy-cows
#4
Lorenzo Danilo Granados-Rivera, Omar Hernández-Mendo, Sergio Segundo González-Muñoz, Juan Andrés Burgueño-Ferreira, German David Mendoza-Martínez, Carlos Manuel Arriaga-Jordán
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of adding protected palmitic acid (PA) to the ration of grazing dairy cows supplemented with protected conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on milk production, chemical composition and fat profile. Six cows were used, 3/4 American Swiss × Zebu, under a rotational grazing system in a mixed sward with Cynodon plectostachyus, Brachiaria decumbens and Brachiaria brizantha. Furthermore, each cow received daily 4 kg concentrates and 8 kg sorghum silage, which made up the basal diet...
October 4, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945104/intake-feeding-behaviour-digestibility-performance-carcass-characteristics-and-meat-quality-of-lambs-fed-different-levels-of-semi-purified-glycerine-in-the-diet
#5
Leticia Costa de Rezende, Natália da Silva Heimbach, Camila Celeste Brandão Ferreira Ítavo, Luís Carlos Vinhas Ítavo, Maria da Graça Morais, Ricardo Carneiro Brumatti, Gumercindo Loriano Franco, Hélène Veronique Petit, Lucia Maria Zeoula, Jonilson Araújo da Silva, Pâmila Carolini Gonçalves da Silva, Gleice Kelli Ayardes de Melo
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different inclusion levels of semi-purified glycerine in the diet of feedlot lambs on feeding behaviour, nutrient intake and digestibility, carcass characteristics, meat quality and in vitro degradability. Thirty-two Dorper × (Texel × Suffolk) crossbred intact male lambs (22.2 ± 5.51 kg) were fed glycerine (90% purity) at 0, 120, 240 or 360 g/kg dry matter (DM) in a total mixed ration with a roughage to concentrate ratio of 40:60 for 84 d. In vitro degradability was not affected by glycerine supplementation...
September 25, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110579/effects-of-glyphosate-residues-and-different-concentrate-feed-proportions-on-performance-energy-metabolism-and-health-characteristics-in-lactating-dairy-cows
#6
Karina Schnabel, Rolf Schmitz, Dirk von Soosten, Jana Frahm, Susanne Kersten, Ulrich Meyer, Gerhard Breves, Rudolf Hackenberg, Madeleine Spitzke, Sven Dänicke
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of glyphosate (GL) residues in feedstuffs on performance, energy balance and health-related characteristics of lactating dairy cows fed diets with different concentrate feed proportions. After an adaption period, 64 German Holstein cows (207 ± 49 d in milk; mean ± SD) were assigned to either groups receiving a GL contaminated total mixed ration (TMR) (GL groups) or an uncontaminated TMR (CON groups) during a 16 weeks trial. Contaminated feedstuffs used were legally GL-treated peas and wheat (straw and grain)...
December 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110578/effects-of-combined-%C3%AE-galactosidase-and-xylanase-supplementation-on-nutrient-digestibility-and-growth-performance-in-growing-pigs
#7
Shihai Zhang, Junjie Song, Zixiao Deng, Lin Cheng, Min Tian, Wutai Guan
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of combined supplementation of α-galactosidase and xylanase on nutrient digestibility and growth performance in growing pigs. Experiment 1 had a 2 × 2 Latin square design, where eight barrows (45.0 ± 0.52 kg body weight [BW]) were fitted with a simple T-cannula in the distal ileum and received a basal diet without or with supplementation of α-galactosidase (12 U/kg diet) and xylanase (15 AXC/kg diet) within two periods of 10 d. The apparent ileal digestibility (AID) and apparent total tract digestibility of nutrients, pH, viscosity of digesta and digestive enzyme activities were assessed...
December 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791931/effect-of-variety-and-harvest-date-on-nutritive-value-and-ruminal-degradability-of-ensiled-maize-ears
#8
Georg Terler, Leonhard Gruber, Wilhelm Friedrich Knaus
The nutritive value of whole crop forage maize is influenced by the proportion of ears and stover in the whole crop and by the nutrient composition and digestibility characteristics of the plant parts. An experiment investigating the impact of variety, harvest date and year on the nutritive value of ensiled maize ears was carried out in three consecutive years (2007, 2008 and 2010). Nine different maize varieties were harvested at three different maturity stages (50, 55 and 60% dry matter (DM) content in the ears)...
October 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771048/effects-of-nanosized-zinc-oxide-and-%C3%AE-polyglutamic-acid-on-eggshell-quality-and-serum-parameters-of-aged-laying-hens
#9
Syuan-Yian Mao, Tu-Fa Lien
In order to increase zinc (Zn) absorption and improve eggshell quality, diets for aged laying hens were supplemented with different Zn sources and the effects on egg production, eggshell quality and serum parameters were recorded. Seventy-five 64-week old brown layers were individually caged and randomly allotted to five treatment groups: an un-supplemented Control and four groups, where the following Zn sources were added to the diets, ZnO (group ZnO), Zn-methionine (group Zn-Met), nanosized ZnO (group nanoZnO) and γ-PGA-nano ZnO (group γ-PGA-nanoZnO)...
October 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707480/in-ovo-silver-nanoparticle-supplementation-for-improving-the-post-hatch-immunity-status-of-broiler-chickens
#10
Akshat Goel, Subrat Kumar Bhanja, Manish Mehra, Samir Majumdar, Asitbaran Mandal
Silver nanoparticles (AgNano) are known for their unique physical, chemical and biological properties, enabling cell penetration and anti-inflammatory response. In Experiment 1, the effect of an in ovo administration of AgNano (15 µg/egg; n = 360) at different incubation times (d 7 and d 18) on hatchability parameters was explored. In Experiment 2, post-hatch performance of broilers (42 d, n = 250) was studied after in ovo AgNano administration: Group T1 remained un-injected, Group T2 was the sham control and Groups T3, T4 and T5 were injected with 12...
October 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581358/effect-of-copper-nanoparticles-administered-in-ovo-on-the-activity-of-proliferating-cells-and-on-the-resistance-of-femoral-bones-in-broiler-chickens
#11
Natalia Mroczek-Sosnowska, Monika Łukasiewicz, Dobrochna Adamek, Maciej Kamaszewski, Jan Niemiec, Agnieszka Wnuk-Gnich, Abdullah Scott, André Chwalibog, Ewa Sawosz
The objective of this study was to evaluate bone resistance after in ovo administration of copper nanoparticles (NanoCu) and to determine the number of cells positive for proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in the femoral bones of broiler chickens (n = 12 per group). The study demonstrated that femoral bones from the NanoCu group were characterised by a higher weight and volume and by significantly greater resistance to fractures compared to the Control group. NanoCu promoted the proliferation of PCNA-positive cells in the long bones of chickens...
August 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540734/effects-of-dietary-fat-on-the-saturated-and-monounsaturated-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-growing-pigs
#12
Stanisława Raj, Grzegorz Skiba, Monika Sobol, Barbara Pastuszewska
The effect of dietary fats differing in fatty acid (FA) composition on the metabolism of saturated FA (SFA) and monounsaturated FA (MUFA) in growing pigs was investigated. The deposition of FA in the body and the fate of individual dietary FA were assessed after slaughter. Gilts with an initial body weight (BW) of 60 kg were used as experimental animals. Six pigs were slaughtered at 60 kg BW, while further 18 pigs received three isoenergetic and isonitrogen experimental diets containing linseed oil, rapeseed oil or beef tallow at 50 g/kg diet until they reached 105 kg (six pigs per group)...
August 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758797/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-a-yucca-schidigera-extract-and-chestnut-tannins-on-composition-and-metabolic-profiles-of-canine-and-feline-faecal-microbiota
#13
Carlo Pinna, Carla Giuditta Vecchiato, Vladimiro Cardenia, Maria Teresa Rodriguez-Estrada, Claudio Stefanelli, Monica Grandi, Pier Paolo Gatta, Giacomo Biagi
The in vitro effect of a Yucca schidigera extract (YSE) and tannins from chestnut wood on composition and metabolic activity of canine and feline faecal microbiota was evaluated. Four treatments were carried out: control diet, chestnut tannins (CT), YSE and CT + YSE. The YSE was added to canine and feline faecal cultures at 0.1 g/l, while CT were added at 0.3 g/l for a 24-h incubation. A total of 130 volatile compounds were detected by means of headspace-solid phase microextraction gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry analyses...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741959/effect-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-on-growth-performance-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-heat-stressed-broilers
#14
Bo Xue, Jiao Song, Longzhou Liu, Jingxian Luo, Guangming Tian, Ye Yang
This study investigated the effects of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on the growth performance and antioxidant capacity of 35-d-old broilers exposed to heat stress. Broilers, 14 d of age, were divided into four groups with six replicates per group (eight chickens/replicate). Thermoneutral group (Group TN) was fed the basal diet and maintained at 28°C for 24 h/d. The heat-stressed groups were housed at 35°C for 12 h/d and 28°C for 12 h/d and fed the basal diet supplemented with EGCG at 0, 300 and 600 mg/kg diet (Groups HS0, HS 300 and HS600, respectively)...
July 25, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737427/the-effect-of-different-dietary-levels-of-dl-methionine-and-dl-methionine-hydroxy-analogue-on-the-antioxidant-and-immune-status-of-young-turkeys
#15
Zenon Zduńczyk, Jan Jankowski, Magdalena Kubińska, Katarzyna Ognik, Anna Czech, Jerzy Juśkiewicz
The hypothesis postulating that the antioxidant and immunological effects of dietary methionine (Met) in young turkeys (1-8 weeks of age) can be differentiated by level and source of Met was investigated in this study. A total of 544 female Hybrid Converter turkeys were divided into four groups and fed diets in which Met content was tailored through supplementation with dl-methionine (dl-Met) or dl-methionine hydroxy analogue (MHA) to levels recommended by NRC (1994) (Groups dl-MetL and MHAL) and exceeding them by 50% (Groups dl-MetH and MHAH)...
July 24, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429995/new-insights-into-the-role-of-dietary-spermine-on-inflammation-immune-function-and-related-signalling-molecules-in-the-thymus-and-spleen-of-piglets
#16
Wei Cao, Xianjian Wu, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Xiaoling Chen, Caimei Wu, Jiayong Tang, Jing Wang, Jingyi Cai, Guangmang Liu
This study aimed to determine the effects of dietary spermine supplementation on the inflammatory response and immune function of the thymus and spleen in piglets. Eighty suckling piglets were randomly assigned to receive adequate nutrients supplemented with spermine (0.4 mmol/kg body weight) or restricted nutrient intake supplemented with normal saline for 7 h or 3, 6 and 9 days in pairs. Regardless of treatment time, spermine supplementation decreased (p < 0.05, compared with the controls) the following: (1) tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, 2 and 6, and interferon (IFN)-γ levels in serum; (2) gene expression of cluster of differentiation 8 and integrin beta-2 in the thymus and spleen and the lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 in the thymus; (3) mRNA levels of TNF-α, IL 1β, 2, 6, and 12, IFN-γ and inducible nitric oxide synthase in the thymus and spleen, as well as IL-8 in the spleen; and (4) eukaryotic IF4E-binding protein 1, Janus kinase 2, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, and nuclear factor-kappa B P65 gene transcriptions in the thymus and spleen...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429994/ileal-endogenous-losses-in-pigs-feeding-a-protein-free-diet-or-diets-with-different-contents-of-casein-or-crystalline-amino-acids
#17
Matej Brestenský, Soňa Nitrayová, Peter Patráš
The common usage of protein-free diets to estimate unspecific AA losses has been criticised as unphysiological and incorrect. Therefore, in this study different diets were tested for the determination of endogenous losses (EL) of amino acids (AA) and nitrogen (N) assuming a complete absorption in the small intestine. Seven cannulated gilts received a protein-free diet (Diet PF) or diets with 3%, 6% or 10% crude protein (CP) from crystalline AA (Diets CA) or casein (Diets CAS) according to a 7 × 7 Latin square design...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429993/interactive-effects-of-protein-and-carbohydrates-on-production-of-microbial-metabolites-in-the-large-intestine-of-growing-pigs
#18
Marcin Taciak, Marcin Barszcz, Ewa Święch, Anna Tuśnio, Ilona Bachanek
The study aimed at determining the effect of protein type and indigestible carbohydrates on the concentration of microbial metabolites in the large intestine of pigs. The experiment involved 36 pigs (15 kg initial body weight) divided into six groups, fed cereal-based diets with highly digestible casein (CAS) or potato protein concentrate (PPC) of lower ileal digestibility. Each diet was supplemented with cellulose, raw potato starch or pectin. After 2 weeks of feeding, pigs were sacrificed and samples of caecal and ascending, transverse and descending colon digesta were collected for analyses of microbial metabolites...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429992/effect-of-replacing-maize-grain-and-soybean-meal-with-a-xylose-treated-wheat-grain-on-feed-intake-and-performance-of-dairy-cows
#19
Jens Benninghoff, Gregor Hamann, Herbert Steingaß, Franz-Josef Romberg, Karl Landfried, Karl-Heinz Südekum
This study evaluated wheat grain which was treated with xylose in aqueous Ca-Mg lignosulphonate solution at elevated temperatures (WeiPass®) in order to reduce ruminal degradation of starch and crude protein. The two tested isoenergetic and isonitrogenous diets contained on dry matter (DM) basis either 16% maize grain and 6.4% soybean meal (Diet CON) or 17.8% xylose-treated wheat and 4.6% soybean meal (Diet Wheat). Thirty-six German Holstein dairy cows were assigned to one of the two groups according to parity, body weight after calving, and milk yield during the previous lactation...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429991/effects-of-medium-chain-triglycerides-on-intestinal-morphology-and-energy-metabolism-of-intrauterine-growth-retarded-weanling-piglets
#20
Li-Li Zhang, Hao Zhang, Yue Li, Tian Wang
It has been shown that there is a relationship between intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and postnatal intestinal damage involved in energy deficits. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the effect of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) on the intestinal morphology, intestinal function and energy metabolism of piglets with IUGR. At weaning (21 ± 1.1 d of age), 24 IUGR piglets and 24 normal birth weight (NBW) piglets were selected according to their birth weights (BW) (IUGR: 0.95 ± 0...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
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