SA Journal of Animal Science

Issue: 1
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 1
Title Page Author(s)
Editorial 1 - 1 V. Muchenje
Effects of exogenous tannase enzyme on growth performance, antioxidant status, immune response, gut morphology and intestinal microflora of chicks fed grape pomace 2 - 18 S. K. Ebrahimzadeh, B. Navidshad, P. Farhoomand & F. Mirzaei Aghjehgheshlagh
Meat quality of weaner steers adapted to a diet containing potassium humate in the feedlot 19 - 28 N. P. Mokotedi, K. J. Leeuw, U. Marume, & A. Hugo
Relationship of ewe reproduction with subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Elsenburg Merino flock 29 - 38 P. A. M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S. W. P. Cloete, J. B. van Wyk & J. J. Olivier
Effects of inulin, carrot and cellulose fibres on the properties of raw and fried chicken meatballs 39 - 47 O. Kılınççeker & Ş. Kurt
Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from Mexican intensive dairy farms 48 - 55 J. A. Rendón-Huerta, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez, E. Kebreab, J. C. García-López & J. G. Vicente
Altered tissue mineralization, increased hepatic lipid and inhibited autophagy in intrauterine growth retardation piglets 56 - 66 C. Wang, X.C. Zheng, F.A. Siyal, D. Babazadeh, T. Ayasan, K. Cheng, J.H. He, W. Xu, L.L. Zhang, X. Zhong & T. Wang
Effects of supplemental seminal plasma on cryopreserved boar sperm quality (Short communication) 67 - 70 M. Barrientos-Morales, M. Barrientos-Villeda, B. Domínguez-Mancera, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez & M. L. Juárez-Mosqueda
Effects of short and extended fasting periods and cattle breed on glycogenolysis, sarcomere shortening and Warner-Bratzler shear force 71 - 80 H. A. O’Neill, E. C. Webb, L. Frylinck & P. E. Strydom
A nutritional and economic evaluation of Moringa oleifera leaf meal as a dietary supplement in West African Dwarf goats 81 - 87 A. O. Yusuf, V. Mlambo & S. O. Iposu
Expression of ovine ubiquitin C-terminal hydroxylase 1, pH and colour of variety meats from head-stunned Dohne Merino sheep 88 - 97 P. O. Fayemi & V. Muchenje
Effect of feeding duration of Spirulina platensis on growth performance, haematological parameters, intestinal microbial population and carcass traits of broiler chicks 98 - 107 S. Sugiharto, T. Yudiarti, I. Isroli & E. Widiastuti
Optimization of in vitro culture and transfection condition of bovine primary spermatogonial stem cells 108 - 116 A. Jafarnejad, M. Aminafshar, M. Zandi, M. R. Sanjabi & N. Emamjomeh Kashan
Assessment of genetic variation among four populations of Small East African goats using microsatellite markers 117 - 127 A. S. Nguluma, Y. Huang, Y. Zhao, L. Chen, G. Msalya, C. Lyimo, E. Guangxin & S. W. Chenyambuga
Genetic diversity in Zimbabwean Sanga cattle breeds using microsatellite markers 128 - 141 E. Gororo, S. M. Makuza, F. P. Chatiza, F. Chidzwondo & T. W. Sanyika
Effects of chitosan addition on growth performance, diarrhoea, anti-oxidative function and serum immune parameters of weaned piglets 142 - 150 Y. Q. Xu, Z .Q. Wang, Z. Qin, S. M. Yan & B. L. Shi
Effects of sesame meal on intake, digestibility, rumen characteristics, chewing activity and growth of lambs 151 - 161 B. Ghorbani, A. Teimouri Yansari & A. Jafari Sayyadi
The influence of different dietary energy concentrations on the production parameters of feedlot ostriches 162 - 169 T. S. Brand, S.F. Viviers, J. van der Merwe & L.C. Hoffman
Feed preference of grower ostriches consuming diets differing in Lupinus angustifolius inclusion levels 170 - 185 T. S. Brand, J. A. Engelbrecht, J. van der Merwe & L. C. Hoffman
Effects of varying sweet lupin dietary inclusion levels on feather classes, leather traits and meat composition of feedlot ostriches 186 - 197 T.S. Brand, J.A. Engelbrecht, J. van der Merwe & L.C. Hoffman

Issue: 2
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 2
Title Page Author(s)
Enhancement of poultry meat: Trends, nutritional profile, legislation and challenges: A review 199 - 212 S. M. Tan, H. L. de Kock, G. A. Dykes, R. Coorey & E. M. Buys
Production and profitability of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon-Themeda veld receiving three levels of lick supplementation 213 - 221 L. A. Foster, P. J. Fourie & F. W. C. Neser
Quantification of the uterine involution and dimensions, hormonal response and reproductive performance of pyometric and healthy dairy cows treated with Dinoprost 222 - 233 R. Masoumi, A. Badiei, F. Mousakhani, E. Dirandeh, M. Zhandi & M. Stear
Layer performance, fatty acid profile and the quality of eggs from hens supplemented with Moringa oleifera whole seed meal 234 - 243 S. P. Mabusela, T. T. Nkukwana, M. Mokoma & V. Muchenje
Effects of a fibrolytic enzyme and bacterial inoculants on the fermentation, chemical composition and aerobic stability of ensiled potato hash 244 - 252 T.F. Mutavhatsindi, B.D. Nkosi, J.J. Baloyi & T. Langa
Potential of white garlic powder (Allium sativum L.) to modify in vitro ruminal fermentation 253 - 260 F. Sahli, C. Darej & N. Moujahed
Gene expression and maturation evaluation of sheep oocytes cultured in medium supplemented with natural antioxidant source 261 - 270 I. A. H. Barakat, R. A. Alajmi, K. M. A. Zoheir, L. M. Salem & A. R. Al-Hemidiy
Effect of Acacia angustissima leaf meal on performance, yield of carcass components and meat quality of broilers 271 - 283 S. Ncube, T.E. Halimani, E.V.I. Chikosi & P.T. Saidi
Feed intake, growth performance and carcass traits of broilers fed diets with various inclusion levels of baobab seed oilcake 284 - 294 P. Chisoro, T. T. Nkukwana, J. F. Mupangwa & T. P. Mabusela
The effect of beef production system on proximate composition and fatty acid profile of three beef muscles 295 - 306 E. Moholisa, P. E. Strydom & A. Hugo
Sinai and Norfa chicken diversity revealed by microsatellite markers 307 - 315 M. Soltan, S. Farrag, A. Enab, E. Abou-Elewa, S. El-Safty & A. Abushady
Model system evaluation of the effects of pea and pH on the emulsion properties of beef 316 - 323 Ş. Kurt & H. G. Ceylan
Effects of grape pomace and vitamin E on performance, antioxidant status, immune response, gut morphology and histopathological responses in broiler chickens 324 - 336 S. K. Ebrahimzadeh, B. Navidshad, P. Farhoomand & F. Mirzaei Aghjehgheshlagh
External stimuli help restore post-partum ovarian activity in Pelibuey sheep 337 - 343 S. Fraire-Cordero, J. Salazar-Ortiz, C. Cortez-Romero, P. Pérez-Hernández, C.A. Herrera-Corredor & J. Gallegos-Sánchez
Effect of management system and dietary yeast autolysate on the performance, slaughter and carcass characteristics of partridges (Alectoris chukar) 344 - 352 M. Bolacali, M. Küçük, T. Tufan & L. Aslan
Whole genome study of linkage disequilibrium in Sahiwal cattle 353 - 360 H. Mustafa, N. Ahmad, H. J. Heather, K. Eui-soo, W. A. Khan, A. Ajmal, K. Javed, T. N. Pasha, A. Ali, J. J. Kim & T. S. Sonstegard
Milk progesterone on day 5 following insemination in the dairy cow: associated metabolic variables and reproductive consequences 361 - 368 L. Y. Yan, R. S. Robinson, Z. D. Shi & G. E. Mann
Dose-dependent effects of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone on in vitro maturation, apoptosis, secretion function and expression of follicle stimulating hormone receptor and luteinizing hormone receptor of sheep oocytes 369 - 378 S. Wei, Y. Deng, L. Lai, H. Liang & Z. Gong
Probiotic Bacillus species and Saccharomyces boulardii improve performance, gut histology and immunity in broiler chickens 379 - 389 M. Manafi, M. Hedayati & S. Mirzaie
Effect of different levels of sunflower meal and multi-enzyme complex on performance, biochemical parameters and antioxidant status of laying hens 390 - 399 P. Baghban-Kanani, B. Hosseintabar-Ghasemabad, S. Azimi-Youvalari, A. Seidavi, T. Ayaşan, V. Laudadio & V. Tufarelli

Issue: 3
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 3
Title Page Author(s)
Importance and implications of antibiotic resistance development in livestock and wildlife farming in South Africa: A Review 401 - 412 M. S. van den Honert, P. A. Gouws & L. C. Hoffman
Pre- and postpartum effects of starch and fat in dairy cows: A review 413 - 426 B. A. Useni, C. J. C. Muller & C. W. Cruywagen
Effect of herbal choline and rumen-protected methionine on lamb performance and blood metabolites 427 - 434 V. Rodríguez-Guerrero, A. C. Lizarazo, S. Ferraro, N. Suárez, L. A. Miranda & G. D. Mendoza
The effect of peanut pod on performance, small intestine pH and ileum bacteria population in broiler chickens 435 - 444 E. Sarbaz, B. Navidshad & F. Mirzaei Aghjegheshlagh
Chemical composition of Lablab purpureus and Vigna unguiculata and their subsequent effects on methane production in Xhosa lop-eared goats 445 - 458 S. Washaya, J. Mupangwa & V. Muchenje
Effects of sex and stocking density on the performance of broiler chickens in a sub-tropical environment 459 - 468 M. A. Madilindi, A. Mokobane, P. B. Letwaba, T. S. Tshilate, C. B. Banga, M. D. Rambau, E. Bhebhe & K. Benyi
A novel flush technique to simulate natural dispersal of spermatozoa in the female reproductive tract and expedite motility assessment of fresh ejaculated Merino (Ovis aries) sperm 469 - 476 N. H. Boshoff, H. Lambrechts, L. Maree, S. W. P. Cloete & G. van der Horst
Analysis of carcass characteristics and fat deposition of Merino, South African Mutton Merino and Dorper lambs housed in a feedlot 477 - 488 T. S. Brand, E. J. van der Westhuizen, D. A. van Der Merwe & L. C. Hoffman
Effects of replacing soybean meal with alternative sources of protein on nutrient digestibility and energy value of sheep diets 489 - 496 K. Zagorakis, D. Liamadis, Ch. Milis, V. Dotas & D. Dotas
Chemical composition, organic matter digestibility and energy content of apple pomace silage and its combination with corn plant, sugar beet pulp and pumpkin pulp* 497 - 503 I. Ülger, M. Kaliber, T. Ayaşan & O. Küçük
Effects of diets containing hemp seeds or hemp cake on fatty acid composition and oxidative stability of sheep milk 504 - 515 D. Mierliță
Orelha de Elefante Mexicana (Opuntia stricta [Haw.] Haw.) spineless cactus as an option in crossbred dairy cattle diet 516 - 525 R. C. Silva, M. A. Ferreira, J. C. V. Oliveira, D. C. Santos, M. A. S. Gama, J. C. C. Chagas, J. G. Inácio, E. T. S. Silva & L. G. R. Pereira