SA Journal of Animal Science

Issue: 1
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 1
Title Page Author(s)
Editorial 1 - 1 V. Muchenje
Dead-in-shell positions of near-term ostrich embryos 2 - 6 Z. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, I.A. Malecki & C.R. Brown
Relationship between feed characteristics and histomorphometry of small intestines of growing pigs 7 - 15 A. G. Bakare & M.Chimonyo
Evaluation of various feeding programmes on growth performance, carcass and meat qualities of Thai indigenous crossbred chickens 16 - 25 P. Maliwan, S. Khempaka & W. Molee
Effect of days in feedlot on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Merino, South African Mutton Merino and Dorper lambs 26 - 33 T.S. Brand, E.J. van der Westhuizen, D.A. van der Merwe & L.C. Hoffman
Electroencephalographic responses to neck cut and exsanguination in minimally anaesthetized goats 34 - 40 A.B. Sabow, Y.M. Goh, I. Zulkifli, A.Q. Sazili, M.Z.A. Ab Kadir, U. Kaka, N. Khadijah, K.D. Adeyemi & M. Ebrahimi
Coefficient of standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in oilseed meals and distillers dried grains in growing-finishing pigs 41 - 48 S.K. Park, Y.K. Lee, E.S. Cho & Y.D. Jeong
Viability of bull semen extended with commercial semen extender and two culture media stored at 24 °C 49 - 55 A.M. Raseona, O.A. Ajao, L.D Nethengwe, L.R Madzhie, T.L. Nedambale & D.M. Barry
Isolation of total ribonucleic acid from fresh and frozen-thawed boar semen and its relevance in transcriptome studies (Short communication) 56 - 60 L. Fraser, P. Brym & C.S. Pareek
Partial replacement of commercial soybean meal with raw, full-fat soybean meal supplemented with varying levels of protease in diets of broiler chickens 61 - 71 M.M. Erdaw, R.A. Perez-Maldonado, M. Bhuiyan 1 & P. A. Iji
Genetic polymorphism of CSN1S2 in South African dairy goat populations 72 - 78 R. Grobler, C. Visser, S. Chessa & E. van Marle-Köster
Pre-slaughter effects on bleed-out times and some behavioural and physiological responses of Nguni and non-descript steers 79 - 90 Y.Z. Njisane & V. Muchenje
In situ ruminal degradability of protein feeds with distinct physical forms: a meta-analysis (Short communication) 91 - 95 M. Busanello, J.P. Velho, D.R.M. Alessio, I.M.P. Haygert-Velho, A.A.C. Tambara & A. Thaler Neto
Effects of drying procedures on chemical composition and nutritive value of alfalfa forage (Short communication) 96 - 101 F. Jančík, P. Kubelková, V. Kubát, M. Koukolová & P. Homolka
Relationship between sperm plasma membrane integrity and morphology and fertility following artificial insemination (Short communication) 102 - 106 M.B. Matabane, R. Thomas, T.R. Netshirovha, M. Tsatsimpe, J.W. Ng’ambi, K.A. Nephawe & T.L. Nedambale
Physico-chemical quality attributes and fatty acid profiles of pork from Windsnyer and Large White gilts 107 - 114 J. Madzimure, M. Chimonyo, A. Hugo, A.G. Bakare, C.L.F. Katiyatiya & V. Muchenje

Issue: 2
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 2
Title Page Author(s)
Editorial: How to respond to reviewers’ comments 116 - 117 V. Muchenje
Alternative approaches to evaluation of cow efficiency 118 - 123 M.D. MacNeil, M.C. Mokolobate, M.M. Scholtz, F.J. Jordaan & F.W.C. Neser
Prolactin-RsaI gene polymorphism in East Anatolian Red cattle in Turkey 124 - 129 Z. Sonmez & M. Ozdemir
Effects of feeding cassava pulp fermented with Acremonium charticola on growth performance, nutrient digestibility and meat quality of broiler chicks 130 - 139 S. Sugiharto, T. Yudiarti, I. Isroli, E. Widiastuti & F.D. Putra
Oestrus synchronization with fixed-time artificial insemination in smallholder pig production systems in north-east India: Success rate and benefits 140 - 145 G. Kadirvel, K. M. Bujarbaruah, Suresh Kumar & S. V. Ngachan
Modelling functional and structural impact of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms of the DQA1 gene of three Nigerian goat breeds 146 - 156 A. Yakubu, M. De Donato & I. G. Imumorin
Effect of age on production characteristics of Boschveld indigenous chickens of South Africa reared intensively 157 - 167 V.M.O. Okoro, K.E. Ravhuhali, T.H. Mapholi, E.F. Mbajiorgu & C.A. Mbajiorgu
Effect of supplementing or treating Eragrostis curvula hay with urea or nitrate on its digestibility and in vitro fermentation 168 - 177 F.A. Adejoro & A. Hassen
Effect of lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) essential oil on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and antioxidant status of broilers 178 - 186 K. Küçükyilmaz, Z. Kiyma, A. Akdağ, M. Çetinkaya, H. Atalay, A. Ateş, F. E. Gürsel & M. Bozkurt
Investigation into the effect of season on oestrus in gilts over two years of climate adaptation 187 - 193 N. Dojana, G. Cotor, I. Codreanu, S. Raita, R. A. Balaceanu & C. Budica
Effects of initial fattening age on carcass characteristics and meat quality in Simmental bulls imported from Austria to Turkey 194 - 201 H. Ustuner, H. Yalcintan, A. Orman, S. Ardicli, B. Ekiz, H. Gencoglu & O. Kandazoglu
Evaluation of growth, milk and manure production in Norwegian dairy goats in one highland of Tanzania 30 years after introduction 202 - 212 G. Msalya, V.S. Sonola, P. Ngoda, G.C. Kifaro & L.O. Eik
Sperm DNA damage in relation to lipid peroxidation following freezing-thawing of boar semen (Short communication) 213 - 218 L. Fraser, J. Strzeżek, K. Wasilewska & C.S. Pareek
Palm kernel expeller increases milk fat content when fed to grazing dairy cows 219 - 230 J.D.V. van Wyngaard & R. Meeske
Pre-slaughter bodyweight and daily gains in mink are independent of the housing system 231 - 236 N. Święcicka & H. Bernacka
The effect of quercetin on fertility of frozen-thawed ram epididymal spermatozoa 237 - 244 R. Ardeshirnia, M. Zandi & M. R. Sanjabi

Issue: 3
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 3
Title Page Author(s)
Basal metabolic rate scaled to body mass between species by the fractal dimension of the vascular system and body composition 246 - 254 C. Z. Roux
Effect of post-slaughter handling during distribution on microbiological quality and safety of meat in the formal and informal sectors of South Africa: A review 255 - 267 Z. T. Rani, A. Hugo, C. J. Hugo, P. Vimiso & V. Muchenje
Methane, nitrous oxide emissions and mitigation strategies for livestock in developing countries: A review 268 - 280 F. Forabosco, Zh. Chitchyan & R. Mantovani
Oxidative stress biomarkers in West African Dwarf goats reared under intensive and semi-intensive production systems 281 - 289 A. O. Yusuf, V. Mlambo, O. S. Sowande & R. Solomon
Effects of mannan-oligosaccharides-supplemented diets on production performance of four close-bred flocks of Japanese quail breeders 290 - 297 M. A. Iqbal, A. Hussain, N. Roohi, M. I. Arshad & O. Khan
The influence of polyethylene glycol inclusion in Vachellia tortilis leaf meal on nitrogen balance in growing pigs 298 - 306 V.A. Hlatini, T.J. Zindove & M. Chimonyo
Phenotypic and genetic parameters for selected production and reproduction traits of Mpwapwa cattle in low-input production systems 307 - 319 A.R. Chawala, G. Banos, D.M. Komwihangilo, A. Peters & M.G.G Chagunda
Changes in the composition and fatty acid profile of Najdi ewes’ milk before and after weaning 320 - 326 A.M. Matar, M. Ayadi, R. S. Aljumaah, I. A. Nehdi, H. M. Sbihi, A. Souli & M. A. Abouheif
Preliminary genome-wide association study for wet-dry phenotype in smallholder ovine populations in South Africa 327 - 331 A.H. Molotsi, J.F. Taylor, S.W.P. Cloete, F. Muchadeyi, J.E. Decker, L. Sandenbergh & K. Dzama
Effects of chromium supplementation on growth, nutrient digestibility and meat quality of growing pigs 332 - 341 A. E. Untea, I. Varzaru, T. D. Panaite, M. Habeanu, M. Ropota, M. Olteanu & G. M. Cornescu
Chewing activity, metabolic profile and performance of high-‎producing dairy cows fed conventional forages, wheat straw or rice straw 342 - 351 H. Omidi-Mirzaee, E. Ghasemi, G. R. Ghorbani & M. Khorvash
Genetic parameters for test-day milk yield in tropical Holstein Friesian cattle fitting a multiple-lactation random regression animal model 352 - 361 S. Meseret1 & E. Negussie
Modelling of digesta passage rates in grazing and browsing domestic and wild ruminant herbivores 362 - 377 M. Moyo, E. B. Gueguim Kana & I. V. Nsahlai
Growth performance, immune status and organ morphometry in broilers fed Bacillus subtilis-supplemented diet 378 - 388 A. Sikandar, H. Zaneb, M. Younus, S. Masood, A. Aslam, M. Shah & H. Rehman
Effects of restricted feeding and re-alimentation of dietary protein or energy on compensatory growth of sheep 389 - 398 W. Addah, A. Ayantunde & E.K. Okine
Growth performance, body measurements, carcass composition and some internal organ characteristics in young Pekin ducks 399 - 406 K. Steczny, D. Kokoszynski, Z. Bernacki, R. Wasilewski & M. Saleh

Issue: 4
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 4
Title Page Author(s)
Towards a regional beef carcass classification system for Southern Africa: Review 408 - 423 G.Chingala, E. Raffrenato, K. Dzama, L.C. Hoffman & C. Mapiye
Genetic diversity of the 3ꞌ and 5ꞌ untranslated regions of the HSP70.1 gene between native Turkish and Holstein Friesian cattle breeds 424 - 439 Y. Öner, A. Keskin, H. Üstüner, D. Soysal & V. Karakaş
Impact of dietary glutamine on amino acid digestibility values and intestinal morphometric parameters in neonate chicks 440 - 453 N.F. Namroud, M. Shivazad, M. Zaghari, O. Madadgar & K. Nourijelyani
Seasonal variations in scrotal circumference and semen characteristics of Naimi and Najdi rams in Saudi Arabia (Short communication) 454 - 459 Y. Al-Anazi, M. G. Al-Mutary, M. Al-Ghadi, M. M. Alfuraiji, A. R. Al-himaidi & A. Ammari
Effect of dietary yeast autolysate on performance, slaughter, and carcass characteristics, as well as blood parameters, in quail of both genders* 460 - 470 M. Bolacali & K. Irak
Effects of birth weight and standardized litter size on growth performance of boars and subsequent reproductive performance 471 - 477 A. Pietruszka, E. Jacyno, A. Sosnowska & M. Kawęcka
Evaluation of production and reproduction of three South African Angora goat CYP17 genotypes 478 - 493 M.A. Snyman, K-H. Storbeck & P. Swart
Basal metabolic rate scaled to body mass within species by the fractal dimension of the vascular system and body composition 494 - 504 C.Z. Roux
Morphological assessment of Niger Kuri cattle using multivariate methods 505 - 515 M. Grema, A. Traoré, M. Issa, M. Hamani, M. Abdou, I. Fernández, A. Soudré, I. Álvarez, M. Sanou, H.H. Tamboura, Y. Alhassane & F. Goyache
Effect of replacing wheat bran with spineless cactus plus urea in sugarcane-based diets for sheep 516 - 525 S.E.B. Lins, R.A. Pessoa, M.A. Ferreira, J.M.S. Campos, J.A.B.A. Silva, S.A. Santos, J.L. Silva, T.T.B. Melo & J.C.C. Chagas
Blood lipid metabolites and meat lipid peroxidation responses of broiler chickens to dietary lecithinized palm oil 526 - 534 A. Gheisari, S. S Ale Saheb Fosoul, S. Pourali, E. Nasre Esfahani & M. Mohammadrezaei
Effects of various additives to enhance growth performance, blood profiles, and reduce malodour emissions in growing pigs 535 - 541 W. G. Kwak, I. H. Park, W. Yun, J. H. Lee, C. H. Lee, S. Y. Oh, H. J. Oh, Shudong Liu, Y. H. Kim, J. C. Park, G. S. Kim & J. H. Cho
Influence of bioregion and environmental factors on the growth, size and reproduction of Bonsmara cows 542 - 552 E.C. Webb, P.C. Visagie, J. van der Westhuizen & H.A. Snyman
Replacing maize grain with dried citrus pulp in a concentrate feed for Jersey cows grazing ryegrass pasture 553 - 564 L. Steyn, R. Meeske & C.W. Cruywagen
Evaluation of fermented whole crop wheat and barley feeding on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal volatile fatty acid emission, blood constituents, and faecal microbiota in growing pigs 565 - 573 C. H. Lee, W. Yun, J. H. Lee, W. G. Kwak, S. Y. Oh, S. J. Park, T. H. Song, T. I. Park & J. H. Cho
Effects of reducing dietary crude protein and metabolic energy in weaned piglets 574 - 581 J. H. Lee, H. B. Kim, W. Yun, W. G. Kwak, C. H. Lee, H. J. Oh, D. W. Kim, M. H. Song & J. H. Cho

Issue: 5
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 5
Title Page Author(s)
Should the South African red meat classification system be revised or maintained? A review 583 - 594 Z. Soji. & V. Muchenje
Association between postpartum blood levels of glucose and urea and fertility of cross-bred dairy cows in Sudan 595 - 605 M.S. Sulieman, S. E. A. Makawi & K. E. E. Ibrahim
Sesame meal as the first protein source in piglet starter diets and advantages of a phytase: a digestive study 606 - 615 T.C. Reis de Souza, K. Escobar, G. A. Aguilera, B. E. Ramírez, R. G. Mariscal-Landín
Influence of β-galacto-oligosaccharide on growth performance and components of intestinal barrier in broilers during heat stress 616 - 625 S. Ashraf, H. Zaneb, S. Masood, S. Yousaf, M. M. Usman, H. F. Rehman, A.Sikandar & H. Rehman
GBP6: differential expression in pulmonary alveolar macrophages under PRRSV infection and association with blood parameters of its missense mutation 626 - 634 A.A. Adeyinka, L. Niu, C. Fang, B. Babatunde & X. Xu
Intramuscular variation in mitochondrial functionality of beef semimembranosus 635 - 639 M.N. Nair, R. Ramanathan, G. Rentfrow, & S.P. Suman
Ractopamine-induced changes in sarcoplasmic proteome profile of post-rigor pork semimembranosus muscle 640 - 647 J. Wu, M.N. Nair, S.P. Suman, S. Li, X. Luo, C.M. Beach, B.M. Bohrer & D.D. Boler
Increasing zinc levels in phytase-supplemented diets improves the performance and nutrient utilization of broiler chickens 648 - 660 M. Akter, P. A. Iji & H. Graham
Growth performance, haemo-biochemical parameters and meat quality characteristics of male Japanese quails fed a Lippia javanica-based diet 661 - 671 C.M. Mnisi, T.B. Matshogo, R. van Niekerk & V. Mlambo
Effects of mannan-oligosaccharides’ supplementation on hatching characteristics of four close-bred flocks of Japanese quail breeders 672 - 678 M. A. Iqbal, A. Hussain, N. Roohi, M. I. Arshad, O. Khan & Q. A. Ahmad
Performance of broiler chickens fed South African sorghum-based diets with xylanase 679 - 687 M. Mabelebele, R.M. Gous, M. Siwela, H.V.M. O’Neil and P.A. Iji
Comparison of on-farm progeny performances from local and imported boar semen used in the South African pig industry 688 - 696 D.A. Krüger, E. van Marle-Koster & H.E. Theron
Effects of protease on growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs 697 - 703 J. Choe, K. S. Kim, H. B. Kim, S. Park, J. Kim, S. Kim, B. Kim, S. H. Cho, J. Y. Cho, I. H. Park, J. H. Choe & M. Songa
Effects of feeding corn silage, pelleted, ensiled, or pelleted and ensiled alfalfa on growth and carcass characteristics of lamb 704 - 711 F.L. Fluharty, H.N. Zerby, G.D. Lowe, D. D. Clevenger & A.E. Relling
Genetic parameters for ewe reproduction with objectively measured wool traits in Elsenburg Merino flock 712 - 722 P. A. M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S. W. P. Cloete, J. B. van Wyk & J. J. Olivier
Effects of various inulin levels on in vitro digestibility of corn silage, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and common vetch (Vicia sativa L.)/oat (Avena sativa L.) hay 723 - 729 M. Salman, N. Cetinkaya, Z. Selcuk, B. Genc & M. Acici

Issue: 6
2 017, Volume 47, Issue 6
Title Page Author(s)
Castration of male livestock and the potential of immunocastration to improve animal welfare and production traits: Invited Review 731 - 742 T. Needham, H. Lambrechts & L.C. Hoffman
Processing of South African biltong – A review 743 - 757 M. Jones, E. Arnaud, P. Gouws & L.C. Hoffman
Effects of silymarin (Silybum marianum) supplementation on milk and blood parameters of dairy cattle 758 - 765 I. Ulger, A.C. Onmaz & T. Ayaşan
Effects of probiotics on growth performance, blood parameters, and antibody stimulation in piglets 766 - 775 Z.C. Dlamini, R.L.S. Langa, O. A. Aiyegoro & A.I. Okoh
Effects of dietary physical form and dietary inclusion of probiotic and enzyme on growth performance, cellular and humoral immunity, and relative weights of lymphoid organs at early period of broiler chickens fed triticale-based diets 776 - 784 S. M. Hosseini, M. Chamani, S. N. Mousavi, S. A. Hosseini & A. A. Sadeghi
Effects of Prosopis laevigata pods on carcass characteristics, non-carcass components, meat quality, fatty acid profile and sensory attributes 785 - 793 L.Y. Peña-Avelino, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez, J. G. Vicente, J. C. García-López, L. Yáñez & A. Grajales
Carcass and meat quality of Boer and indigenous goats of South Africa under delayed chilling conditions 794 - 803 P. Pophiwa, E.C. Webb & L. Frylinck
Effect of olive meal and supplemental enzymes on performance traits, blood biochemistry, humoral immunity response and caecal microbiota of broilers 804 - 812 S. Sateri, A. Seidavi, M. Bouyeh, P. Neumann, M. Kutzler, V. Laudadio, F. Loperfido & V. Tufarelli
Molecular cloning, sequence analysis and tissue expression of bovine imprinted ASCL2 gene 813 - 821 O. Bamidele, M. De Donato, S. O. Peters, O. G. Omitogun & I. G. Imumorin
Development and preliminary validation of an automatic digital analysis system for animal fibre analysis 822 - 833 M. D. Quispe, G. Benavidez, R. A. Sauri, J. J. Bengoechea & E. C. Quispe
Effect of freezer storage on quality of M. longissimus lumborum from fallow deer (Dama dama L.) 834 - 841 T. Daszkiewicz, T. Lipowski & D. Kubiak
Effects of false yam tuber meals and charcoal on broiler chicken production and blood parameters 842 - 853 R. Roessler, L. Amprako, A.R. Sayibu, A. Mohammed, R.C. Menezes, D. Hölscher, B. Alenyorege, H.K. Dei & C. Steiner
Using path analysis to predict bodyweight from body measurements of goats and sheep of communal rangelands in Botswana 854 - 863 O. Temoso, M. Coleman, D. Baker, P. Morley, L. Baleseng, A. Makgekgenene & S. Bahta
Effect of Moringa oleifera (Lam.) pods as feed additive on egg antioxidants, chemical composition and performance of commercial layers 864 - 874 S. Ahmad, A. Khalique, T. N. Pasha, S. Mehmood, K. Hussain, S. Ahmad, M. S. Shaheen, M. Naeem & M. Shafiq
Effect of a dietary probiotic blend on performance, blood characteristics, meat quality and faecal microbial shedding in growing-finishing pigs 875 - 882 V. Tufarelli, A. M. Crovace, G. Rossi & V. Laudadio
A whole farm model for quantifying total greenhouse gas emissions on South African dairy farms 883 - 894 R. Reinecke & N. H. Casey
Potential of oak acorn with and without polyethylene glycol as an alternative to corn in broiler diets 895 - 903 F. Saeidi, M. Houshmand, S. Parsaei & M. Zarrin
Effects of dietary Aloe vera crude extracts on digestive enzyme activities and muscle proximate composition of GIFT tilapia juveniles 904 - 913 N.N. Gabriel, J. Qiang, X.Y. Ma, P. Xu, & D.N. Nakwaya
Humic acid and enzymes in canola-based broiler diets: Effects on bone development, intestinal histomorphology and immune development 914 - 922 A.R.P. Disetlhe, U. Marume, V. Mlambo, & I. Dinev
Exogenous carbohydrases do not improve the physiological and meat quality parameters of female Japanese quail fed canola-based diets 923 - 932 C.M. Mnisi, V. Mlambo, K.G.G. Phatudi & T.B. Matshogo