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
In vitro ruminal fermentation and fatty acid production by various oil seeds 526 - 534 P. Kubelková, D. Jalč, F. Jančík & P. Homolka
Effects of vitamin B6 and tryptophan on pork quality and amount of lean meat in gilts of 70–100 kg bodyweight 535 - 544 L.D. Castilha, L.A.C. Esteves, L.P. Bonagurio, L.M.D. Huepa, M.R. Fachinello, M.S.S. Pozza, A.C. Furlan & P.C. Pozza
Oxidation processes of Longissimus dorsi from pigs supplemented with linseed oil and antioxidants 545 - 552 M. Brodowska, D. Guzek, J. Godziszewska, E. Pogorzelska & A. Wierzbicka
Use of sweet lupin, canola oilcake and full-fat canola as alternatives to soybean oilcake in diets for broilers 553 - 562 T.S. Brand, N. Smith, L.C. Hoffman & L. Jordaan
Evaluation of golden needle mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste on pullet performance and immune response 563 - 571 S.U. Mahfuz, M. Chen, J.S. Zhou, S. Wang, J. Wei, Z. Liu & H. Song
Application of the climate analogue concept in assessing the probable physiological and haematological responses of Friesian cattle to changing and variable climate in the Kenyan Highlands 572 - 582 J.C. Wangui, B.O. Bebe, J.O. Ondiek & S.O. Oseni
Survival and development of embryos of Gallus gallus domesticus treated with inorganic bromide 583 - 589 H.L. Lucht, N.H. Casey & E. Sawosz
Effects of replacing soybean meal with corn gluten meal on milk production and nitrogen efficiency in Holstein cows 590 - 599 M. Imran, M.Q. Shahid, T.N. Pasha & M.N. Haque

Issue: 4
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 4
Title Page Author(s)
Effects of non-steroidal growth implant and dietary zilpaterol hydrochloride on growth and carcass characteristics of feedlot lambs 601 - 608 E.C Webb, J. Allen & S.D. Morris
Use of polyethylene glycol to improve the utilisation of leguminous leaf meals in pigs: A review 609 - 620 V. A Hlatini, C. N Ncobela, T. J. Zindove & M. Chimonyo
Effects of fermented bamboo vinegar liquid on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal Escherichia coli concentration and ammonia emissions in growing pigs 621 - 626 S.T. Ahmed, H-S. Mun, S-B. Son & C-J. Yang
Effects of air temperature on physiology and productive performance of pigs during growing and finishing phases 627 - 635 R.F. Oliveira, R.H.R. Moreira1, M.L.T. Abreu, M.P. Gionbelli, A.O. Teixeira, V.S. Cantarelli & R.A. Ferreira
Effect of lactation stage and milking frequency on milk yield from udder quarters of cows 636 - 642 M. Bogucki
Effect of energy sources on ovarian follicular dynamics and oestrous activity of Holstein cows 643 - 650 B.A. Useni, C.J.C. Muller & C.W. Cruywagen
Effects of energy levels and sources on plasma metabolites and live weight of Holstein cows 651 - 664 B.A. Useni, C.J.C. Muller & C.W. Cruywagen
Meat production characteristics of Turkish native breeds: I. Fattening, slaughter and carcass traits of lambs 665 - 672 Y. Aksoy, M. Uğurlu, A. Önenç, E. Şirin, U. Şen, Ü. Çiçek, Z. Ulutaş & M. Kuran
Effect of various levels of isoflavone aglycone-enriched fermented soybean meal on redox status, serum hormones and milk quality in ewes 673 - 682 Z. Luo, S. Yu, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, W. Xu & J. Xu
Effects of protein sources on performance, carcass composition, blood parameters and meat quality in Charolais heifers 683 - 694 M. Ragni, M.A. Colonna, A. Lestingi, S. Tarricone, F. Giannico, G. Marsico & A.M. Facciolongo
Partial replacement of soybean meal with pumpkin seed cake in lamb diets: Effects on carcass traits, haemato-chemical parameters and fatty acids in meat 695 - 704 Z. Antunović, Ž. Klir, M. Šperanda, V. Sičaja, D. Čolović, B. Mioč & J. Novoselec
Productive aspects of pigs fed forage cactus silage associated with feed restriction 705 - 716 G.M. Araújo, T.D.D. Martins, P.E.N. Givisiez, L.A.F. Pascoal, R.S. Oliveira, A.C. Oliveira, J.H.V. Silva & R.R. Guerra
Short-term liquid storage of ram semen in various extenders 717 - 723 N. Maksimović, A. Milovanović, T. Barna, V. Caro Petrović, V. Pantelić, M. Lazarević & I. Stojanov
Digestible threonine and its effects on growth performance, gut morphology and carcass characteristics in broiler Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) 724 - 733 M.F. Rasheed, M.A. Rashid, Saima, A. Mahmud, M.S. Yousaf & M.I. Malik
Performance, water intake, carcass characteristics and intestinal histomorphology of broilers supplemented with phytase 734 - 742 L. van Emmenes, E. Pieterse & L.C. Hoffman
“Male effect” and “temporary weaning” in synchronization of post-partum ovarian activity in Pelibuey ewes 743 - 750 J.A. Hernández-Marín, C. Cortez-Romero, C.A. Herrera-Corredor, P. Pérez-Hernández, A. Pro-Martínez & J. Gallegos-Sánchez
Effects of three slow-release urea inclusions in rice straw-based diets on yearling Bali bull performances 751 - 757 D. Kardaya, K.G. Wiryawan, A. Parakkasi & H.M. Winugroho
Prediction of solid digesta passage rate using liquid passage rate as one of the input variables in ruminants 758 - 769 M. Moyo, E.B. Gueguim Kana & I.V. Nsahlai
Response in nutritionally related blood metabolites, carcass traits and primal pork cuts of slow growing Windsnyer pigs fed on varying levels of potato hash silage 770 - 778 C.N. Ncobela, A.T. Kanengoni & M. Chimonyo
Production and slaughter performance of ostriches fed full-fat canola seed 779 - 799 G.J. Niemann, T.S. Brand & L.C. Hoffman

Issue: 5
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 5 Invited Paper: 50th SASAS Congress 2017
Title Page Author(s)
A glance at achievements of SASAS and animal scientists in southern Africa over more than 50 years 801 - 807 J.B.J. van Ryssen
Genomics for the advancement of livestock production: A South African perspective 808 - 817 E. van Marle-Köster & C. Visser
Meat in a sustainable food system 818 - 828 V. Muchenje, F.E. Mukumbo & Y.Z. Njisane
Driving forces for changes in geographic range of cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Africa: A review 829 - 841 N. Nyangiwe, M. Yawa & V. Muchenje
Environmentally smart animal agriculture and integrated advisory services ameliorate the negative effects of climate change on production 842 - 857 C.T. Kadzere
Fertility in dairy cows and ways to improve it 858 - 868 C.J.C. Muller, S.W.P. Cloete & J.A. Botha
Global poultry production: Current impact and future outlook on the South African poultry industry 869 - 884 T.T. Nkukwana

2 018, Volume 48, Issue 5
Title Page Author(s)
Effect of dietary rape seed meal on growth performance and meat quality of growing-fattening pigs 897 - 906 A. Kargopoulos, V. Dotas, I. Giannenas & E. Christaki
Prediction of in vivo organic matter digestibility of ruminant feeds using in vitro techniques 907 - 916 K-J. Leeuw, D. Palić, F.K. Siebrits, H. Muller & V.A. Hindle
Effect of Vachellia erioloba and Dichrostachys cinerea pod supplementation on performance of does and kids of Namibian Caprivi and Ovambo indigenous goats 917 - 924 L.N. Marius, E.L.K. Osafo, I.D.T. Mpofu3, E. Lutaaya, K.L. Shiningavamwe, E. Missanjo & V. Attoh-Kotoku
Phenotypic and genetic characterization of indigenous Tswana goats 925 - 934 P.I. Monau, C. Visser, S.J. Nsoso & E. van Marle-Köster
Serum biochemical profile of two broiler strains supplemented with vitamin E, raw ginger (Zingiber officinale) and L-carnitine under high ambient temperatures 935 - 942 Z. Rehman, N. Chand, R.U. Khan, S. Naz & I.A. Alhidary
Characterization of seminal plasma constituents of unimproved indigenous and Tankwa goats 943 - 953 F.V. Ramukhithi, K.A. Nephawe, K.C. Lehloenya, M.M. Seshoka, T. Jonker, A. Kotze, T.C. Chokoe & T.L. Nedambale
Diurnal ingestive behaviour of steers grazing Alexander grass with various levels of nitrogen and feed supplements 954 - 960 T. Venturini, L.F.G. Menezes, W. Paris, J.L. Noernberg, L.R. Segabinazzi, F.L.M. Paula, A.M.O. Dias & E.F.C.O. Lazzarotto
Effects of various levels of organic acids and of virginiamycin on performance, blood parameters, immunoglobulins and microbial population of broiler chicks 961 - 967 K. Ghazvinian, A. Seidavi, V. Laudadio, M. Ragni & V. Tufarelli
Influence of dietary supplementation of probiotics on intestinal histo-morphometry, blood chemistry and gut health status of broiler chickens 968 - 976 A. Biswas, N. Junaid, M. Kumawat, S. Qureshi & A.B. Mandal
Feeding preferences of ostriches towards the inclusion of full-fat canola seed in grower diets 977 - 986 T.S. Brand, G.J. Niemann, A. Muller & L.C. Hoffman
Impacts of red pepper supplemented diets and different storage conditions on eggs obtained from free-range laying hens 987 - 996 A. Agma Okur & E. Unver Kayhan

Issue: 6
2 018, Volume 48, Issue 6
Title Page Author(s)
Influence of dietary supplementation of ginger powder at different levels on growth performance, haematological profiles, slaughter traits and gut morphometry of broiler chickens 997 - 1 008 R.S. Shewita & A.E. Taha
pH measured 24 hours post mortem should not be regarded as ultimate pH in pork meat quality evaluation 1 009 - 1 016 K. Tarczyński, H. Sieczkowska, A. Zybert, E. Krzęcio-Nieczyporuk & K. Antosik
Effect of zinc and probiotics supplementation on performance and immune organs morphology in heat stressed broilers 1 017 - 1 025 M. Shah, H. Zaneb, S. Masood, I. Khan, A. Sikandar, S. Ashraf, H.F. Rehman, M.M. Usman, F.A. Khan, H. Amanullah & H. Rehman
The comparison of three media on the in vitro maturation rate of pig oocytes 1 026 - 1 031 G.M. Pyoos, A.M. Maqhashu, M.M. Scholtz & T.L. Nedambale
Pig diet with bioactive compounds influences quality of meat and smoked ham 1 032 - 1 041 A. Stelmasiak, J. Wyrwisz & A. Wierzbicka
Determination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) in livestock feeds 1 042 - 1 048 S.E. Önel, Ş. Sungur & M. Köroğlu
Rumen characteristics and feed utilization in goats fed with biologically treated oil palm fronds as roughage in a total mixed ration 1 049 - 1 056 P. Chanjula, V. Petcharat & A. Cherdthong
Prediction of foal individual primal cuts yield using video image analysis 1 057 - 1 065 J.M. Lorenzo, C.M. Guedes, N. Zdolec, M.V. Sarriés, D. Franco, P. De Palo, V. Muchenje & S.R. Silva