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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777365/effects-of-replacing-rye-grass-lolium-spp-hay-by-banana-musa-acuminata-l-by-products-on-feed-intake-growth-and-feed-conversion-rate-of-canary-hair-sheep-breed-pelibuey-lambs
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M Barbera, J R Jaber, S Ahmed-Salek, A Ravelo-Garcia, E Rodríguez-Ponce, L Rey, M R Ventura
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of replacing rye-grass (Lolium spp.) hay with banana (Musa acuminata L.) by-products on feed intake, average daily gain (ADG), and feed conversion rate (FCR) in Pelibuey (hair sheep breed) lambs. The lambs (n = 22; initial BW = 14.8 ± 2.5 kg) were individually housed and fed on two different types of diet for 58 days: the first group (experimental diet) received as forage a mixture of fresh banana by-products composed of leaves and pseudostem...
May 19, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775104/the-ability-of-silybum-marianum-to-phytoremediate-cadmium-and-or-diesel-oil-from-the-soil
#2
Hossein Hammami, Ebrahim Alaie, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Dastgheib
Phytoremediation is a new ecological and cost-effective technology applied for cleaning heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated (TPH-contaminated) soils. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) to phytoremediate cadmium (Cd (II)) from contaminated soils. To this end, the investigators applied a completely randomized design with the factorial arrangement and four replications. The results indicated that all the evaluated parameters of S. Marianum, including shoot and root fresh and dry weight, as well as shoot and root Cd, were significantly influenced by Cd (II) concentration and diesel oil (DO)...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775098/phytofiltration-of-anaerobically-digested-sugarcane-ethanol-stillage-using-a-macrophyte-with-high-potential-for-biofuel-production
#3
Gloria Sánchez-Galván, Yanet Bolaños-Santiago
Anaerobically digested stillage (ADS) requires treatment before being discharged into water bodies or soils to avoid adverse effects. Phytofiltration systems are eco-friendly technologies for wastewater treatment, and they simultaneously serve as a source of biomass for biofuel production. The aim of the present study was to investigate the phytofiltration of ADS using Azolla sp. The effects of the ADS strength (dilutions 1: 50 and 1 : 25 v/v) and initial biomass density (IBD) [15.44 (IBD1) and 23.16 (IBD2) g dry weight (dw) m-2 ] on plant growth and pollutant removal were assessed...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774556/physiological-response-of-tomatoes-at-drought-heat-and-their-combination-followed-by-recovery
#4
Rong Zhou, Lingpeng Kong, Zhen Wu, Eva Rosenqvist, Yinlei Wang, Liping Zhao, Tongmin Zhao, Carl-Otto Ottosen
In nature, crops encounter a combination of abiotic stresses that severely limit yield. Our aim was to dynamically expose the changes of tomatoes' physiological parameters to drought, heat and their combination and thereby clarify the relationship between the responses to single and combined stress. We studied the effect of single and combined drought and heat stresses on the shoot and root of two tomato cultivars (Sufen No.14 as CV1; Jinlingmeiyu as CV2). After being exposed to combined stress for six days, the dry weight of shoot and root significantly decreased...
May 17, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774514/summary-of-historical-terrestrial-toxicity-data-for-the-brominated-flame-retardant-tetrabromobisphenol-a-tbbpa-effects-on-soil-microorganisms-earthworms-and-seedling-emergence
#5
Klaus P Rothenbacher, Alison M Pecquet
This article summarizes historical and recent research on the terrestrial toxicology of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA). Despite its ubiquitous use and presence in the environment, little published data is available to evaluate the terrestrial ecotoxicity of TBBPA. The purposes of this paper are to enable broad access to a series of TBBPA ecotoxicity tests (nitrogen transformation, earthworm survival/reproduction, and seedling emergence/growth) that were conducted in support of regulatory risk assessments, and to summarize available research in the terrestrial toxicity of TBBPA...
May 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774426/plant-physical-and-chemical-defence-variation-along-elevation-gradients-a-functional-trait-based-approach
#6
Alan Kergunteuil, Patrice Descombes, Gaetan Glauser, Loïc Pellissier, Sergio Rasmann
Predicting variation in plant functional traits related to anti-herbivore defences remains a major challenge in ecological research, considering that multiple traits have evolved in response to both abiotic and biotic conditions. Therefore, understanding variation in plant anti-herbivore defence traits requires studying their expression along steep environmental gradients, such as along elevation, where multiple biotic and abiotic factors co-vary. We expand on plant defence theory and propose a novel conceptual framework to address the sources of variations of plant resistance traits at the community level...
May 17, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773189/effects-of-furosemide-administration-on-the-concentration-of-essential-and-toxic-elements-in-wistar-rats-by-inductively-coupled-plasma-optical-emission-spectrometry
#7
Luiz Raimundo Seneterri Silva Rodrigues Dos Santos, Aníbal de Freitas Santos, Maria das Graças Andrade Korn
Furosemide can interfere with the metabolism of chemical elements, changing their levels in several tissues, thus causing imbalance. In this study, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP OES) was used for multi-element analysis (Cd, Cu, Fe, Mg, Pb, Se and Zn) after microwave-assisted digestion, to evaluate the effect of furosemide (loop diuretic) on the composition of these essential and toxic elements in biological samples (liver, kidney, heart, lung and serum) of Wistar rats. Male and female Wistar rats (n = 40, 180-350 g) were randomly divided into 2 groups (n = 20/group)...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771358/inclusion-of-dietary-%C3%AE-mannanase-improves-performance-and-ileal-digestibility-and-reduces-ileal-digesta-viscosity-of-broilers-fed-corn-soybean-meal-based-diet
#8
B Balasubramanian, S L Ingale, J Hong Park, P C Rathi, S Shanmugam, I H Kim
This study was aimed to evaluate the influence of dietary β-mannanase inclusion on growth performance, apparent ileal digestibility, digesta viscosity, blood metabolites and excreta noxious gas emissions in broilers fed corn-soybean meal based diet. A total of 600 conventional healthy 1-d-old ROSS 308 broilers with body weight 45 ± 0.50 g (mean ± SD) were randomly assigned to 4 dietary treatments with 10 replicates cages, with 15 broilers in each and fed basal diet supplemented to corn-SBM based diets with 0, 2400, 4800, and 7200 MNU β-mannanase/kg for 35 d feeding trial period...
May 16, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769163/dauricine-combined-with-clindamycin-inhibits-severe-pneumonia-co-infected-by-influenza-virus-h5n1-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#9
Hui Li, Xin Chen, Shu-Jun Zhou
Dauricine, isolated from Menispermum dauricum, has been widely used for treatment of various diseases, including cardiac ischemia and inflammation-related diseases. However, little is known regarding to the effect of dauricine on severe pneumonia. Therefore, the aim was to investigate the effect of dauricine on severe pneumonia and its mechanism during progress. Herein, H5N1 and Streptococcus pneumoniae (D39) were conducted to induce severe pneumonia in both BEAS-2B cells and mice. In vitro, dauricine reversed the protein and mRNA expressions of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β, examined by ELISA and qRT-PCR assay, respectively...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768699/near-infrared-spectrometry-allows-fast-and-extensive-predictions-of-functional-traits-from-dry-leaves-and-branches
#10
Flávia R C Costa, Carla Lang, Danilo R A Almeida, Carolina V Castilho, Lourens Poorter
The linking of individual functional traits to ecosystem processes is the basis for making generalizations in ecology, but the measurement of individual values is laborious and time consuming, preventing large-scale trait mapping. Also, in hyper-diverse systems, errors occur because identification is difficult, and species level values ignore intra-specific variation. To allow extensive trait mapping at the individual level, we evaluated the potential of Fourrier-Transformed Near Infra-Red Spectrometry (FT-NIR) to adequately describe 14 traits that are key for plant carbon, water, and nutrient balance...
May 16, 2018: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768241/effects-of-fe-sds-and-au-nanoparticles-on-p-aeruginosa-bacterial-growth-and-biosurfactant-production
#11
Neda Alamdar, Behnam Rasekh, Fatemeh Yazdian
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of iron (Fe)/SDS and gold (Au) nanoparticles on growth and biosurfactant production of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PBCC5 . The concentrations of the nanoparticles used were 1, 500 and 1000 mg/l. In this research, the surface tension of biosurfactant, dry weight of biosurfactant and biomass, emulsification indexes (E24 ) were measured and transmission electron microscopy analysis was used to monitor the nanoparticles. The test results showed that the effect of nanoparticles on the bacterial growth and biosurfactant production varied corresponding to the type and concentration of nanoparticles...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767265/knockdown-of-tnf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-alleviates-acute-lung-injury-in-rats-with-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-il%C3%A2-10-expression
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Zhen Yang, Xue-Rong Zhang, Qiong Zhao, Sheng-Lan Wang, Liu-Lin Xiong, Piao Zhang, Bing Yuan, Zi-Bing Zhang, Shu-Yuan Fan, Ting-Hua Wang, Yun-Hui Zhang
Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (II/R) injury often triggers severe injury in remote organs, with the lungs being considered the main target. Excessive elevation of proinflammatory cytokines is a major contributor in the occurrence and development of II/R‑induced acute lung injury (ALI). Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether blocking tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α) expression could protect the lungs from injury following II/R, and to explore the possible underlying mechanism involving interleukin‑10 (IL‑10)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767163/response-of-primiparous-and-multiparous-buffaloes-to-yeast-culture-supplementation-during-early-and-mid-lactation
#13
Hanne H Hansen, Nasr E El-Bordeny, Hossam M Ebeid
Strains of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast have exhibited probiotic effects in ruminants. This study investigated the effects of the dietary yeast supplement, S . cerevisiae (Yea-Sacc1026 ), on primiparous (PP) and multiparous (MP) Egyptian buffaloes in early to mid-lactation. Lactating buffaloes were fed either a basal total mixed ration (TMR, control; 4 PP and 8 MP) or the basal TMR plus 10 g Yea-Sacc1026 per buffalo cow per day (yeast; 4 PP and 8 MP). The feeds were given from 15 days prepartum to 180 days postpartum...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767117/growth-performance-and-hematology-of-djallonk%C3%A3-rams-fed-haulms-of-four-varieties-of-groundnut-arachis-hypogaea-l
#14
Terry Ansah, Zanabongo I Yaccub, Nurudeen A Rahman
The study was conducted to assess the chemical composition of the haulms of 4 dual-purpose groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea L.) varieties and their effects on the growth and hematology of Djallonké rams. The groundnut varieties were ICGV 97049 (Obolo), ICGX SM 87057 (Yenyawoso), RMP 12 (Azivivi) and Manipinta. Rams (live weight 15.0 ± 3.0 kg) were randomly assigned to 4 sole groundnut haulm meal (GHM) treatments, with 4 rams each in an individual pen per treatment (total n  = 16 rams). Samples of the groundnut haulms were milled and analyzed for crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent fiber (ADF)...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767114/effects-of-physical-form-of-diet-on-nutrient-digestibility-rumen-fermentation-rumination-growth-performance-and-protozoa-population-of-finishing-lambs
#15
Elham Karimizadeh, Morteza Chaji, Tahereh Mohammadabadi
This study was conducted to compare effects of 3 physical forms of feed including mash (diet 1), pellet (diet 2) and complete feed block (CFB; diet 3) on digestion, fermentation and performance of lambs. Twenty-one lambs with an initial average body weight of 26 ± 2.5 kg and 6 ± 1.5 months of age were assigned through a completely randomized design to 3 treatments and 7 replicates. The experimental treatments had the same formulation. The results of present experiment showed that CFB significantly increased feed intake and nutrient digestibility ( P  < 0...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767103/comparative-methane-estimation-from-cattle-based-on-total-co-2-production-using-different-techniques
#16
Md N Haque, Hanne H Hansen, Ida M L D Storm, Jørgen Madsen
The objective of this study was to compare the precision of CH4 estimates using calculated CO2 (HP) by the CO2 method (CO2 T) and measured CO2 in the respiration chamber (CO2 R). The CO2 R and CO2 T study was conducted as a 3 × 3 Latin square design where 3 Dexter heifers were allocated to metabolic cages for 3 periods. Each period consisted of 2 weeks of adaptation followed by 1 week of measurement with the CO2 R and CO2 T. The average body weight of the heifer was 226 ± 11 kg (means ± SD). They were fed a total mixed ration, twice daily, with 1 of 3 supplements: wheat (W), molasses (M), or molasses mixed with sodium bicarbonate (Mbic)...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767099/growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-antioxidant-capacity-blood-biochemical-biomarkers-and-cytokines-expression-in-broiler-chickens-fed-different-phytogenic-levels
#17
Vasileios Paraskeuas, Konstantinos Fegeros, Irida Palamidi, Christine Hunger, Konstantinos C Mountzouris
The effects of inclusion levels of a phytogenic feed additive (PFA), characterized by menthol anethol and eugenol, on broiler growth performance, nutrient digestibility, biochemical biomarkers and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of plasma and meat, as well as on the relative expression of selected cytokines, were studied in a 42-d experiment. A total of 225 one-day-old male Cobb broiler chickens were assigned into 3 treatments, with 5 replicates of 15 chickens each. Chickens were fed maize-soybean meal basal diets following a 3 phase (i...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767056/performance-and-ruminal-parameters-of-fattening-moghani-lambs-fed-recycled-poultry-bedding
#18
Ayoub Azizi, Afrooz Sharifi, Arash Azarfar, Ali Kiani, Alireza Jolazadeh
This study investigated the effects of recycled poultry bedding (RPB) on performance and protozoa population, microbial enzyme activity and microbial protein synthesis (MPS) in rumen contents of fattening lambs. Thirty-six male Moghani lambs (31.4 ± 3.2 kg body weight) were fed iso-energetic and iso-nitrogenous diets containing 0, 70, 140 or 210 g/kg dry matter (DM) RPB in a balanced randomized design (9 lambs per treatment). Results showed that final body weight, DM intake, average daily gain and feed conversion ratio were unchanged ( P  > 0...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767048/effects-of-raw-material-extrusion-and-steam-conditioning-on-feed-pellet-quality-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-growing-meat-rabbits
#19
Kuoyao Liao, Jingyi Cai, Zhujun Shi, Gang Tian, Dong Yan, Delin Chen
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of raw material extrusion and steam conditioning on feed pellet quality and nutrient digestibility of growing meat rabbits, in order to determine appropriate rabbit feed processing methods and processing parameters. In Exp. 1, an orthogonal design was adopted. Barrel temperature, material moisture content and feed rate were selected as test factors, and acid detergent fiber (ADF) content was selected as an evaluation index to research the optimum extrusion parameters...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766608/effects-of-supplementary-desalted-mother-liquor-as-replacement-of-commercial-salt-in-diet-for-thai-native-cattle-on-digestibility-energy-and-nitrogen-balance-and-rumen-conditions
#20
Yoshiaki Sato, Wanna Angthong, Patima Butcha, Motoharu Takeda, Kazato Oishi, Hiroyuki Hirooka, Hajime Kumagai
Four Thai native cattle were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design experiment to evaluate the availability of desalted mother liquor (DML) as replacement of salt in concentrate. Each cattle was assigned to one of the following concentrate feeding treatments: C1, 1% NaCl was added as salt; C2, 2% NaCl was added as salt; D1, 1% NaCl was replaced by DML; D2, 2% NaCl was replaced by DML, on a dry matter (DM) basis. The animals were fed rice straw and experimental concentrates (40:60) at 1.9% of body weight on a DM basis, daily...
May 16, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
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