Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences Impact Factor & Information

Current impact factor: 0.54

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.543
2013 Impact Factor 0.591
2012 Impact Factor 0.757
2011 Impact Factor 0.636
2010 Impact Factor 0.659
2009 Impact Factor 0.692
2008 Impact Factor 0.386
2007 Impact Factor 0.305
2006 Impact Factor 0.281
2005 Impact Factor 0.316
2004 Impact Factor 0.416
2003 Impact Factor 0.402
2002 Impact Factor 0.361
2001 Impact Factor 0.477
2000 Impact Factor 0.472

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.69
Cited half-life 8.40
Immediacy index 0.13
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.18
Website Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences website
ISSN 1230-1388

Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 06/2015; 24:107-112.
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    ABSTRACT: Aquaculture dependency on component feed has increased attention to alternative feedstuffs for conventional ingredients such as fish meal, oil seeds and grains. The main aim of this study was to evaluate growth performance, nutrients digestibility and body composition in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fed diet with different levels of tomato pomace. Four experimental diets were formulated with similar protein content: a control diet and three experimental diets with increasing tomato pomace levels (10%, 20% and 30%). Each diet was randomly assigned to triplicate 300 l tanks. Common carps with an initial weight of 16.50 ± 0.7 g were randomly distributed in the experimental tanks. The experiment lasted for eight weeks. Results showed that 10% inclusion of tomato pomace significantly increased the final weight and specific growth rate (P < 0.05) of common carp compared to the control diet. Feed conversion ratio and weight gain were also improved after 10% tomato pomace diet was given to the experimental fish (P < 0.05). Dietary addition of 10% tomato pomace also improved apparent digestibility coefficients (ADCs) of dry matter and fat (P < 0.05). However, protein ADC was decreased with increasing of tomato pomace inclusion (P < 0.05). Body composition was not influenced by the tomato pomace inclusion (P > 0.05). Moreover, feeding on tomato pomace elevated plasma cholesterol concentration of the common carp (P > 0.05). We conclude that common carp can utilize the tomato pomace up to 30% with no negative impact on growth.
    Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 01/2015; 24(2):153-159.
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    ABSTRACT: The study examined the effect of xylanase supplementation on apparent metabolizable energy (AME) and hepatic vitamin E and carotenoids in broiler chickens fed wheat based diets. A total of one hundred forty four male Ross 308 chickens were used in this study. Birds were randomly assigned to 3 dietary treatments (8 cages per treatment of 6 male broilers each) for 14 days from 7 to 21 day old. The control treatment was based on wheat-soyabean meal and was either unsupplemented or supplemented with either 1000 or 2000 xylanase units per kg diet. Orthogonal polynomial contrasts were used to test linear response to dietary xylanase activity. There was a positive linear relationship (P < 0.05) between dietary AME and doses of supplementary xylanase. A linear relationship (P < 0.05) was also observed between dosage of xylanase supplementation and hepatic vitamin E concentration and retention. In conclusion, xylanase supplementation improved dietary AME and increased hepatic vitamin E concentration which may have positive effects on the antioxidative status of the birds.
    Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 01/2015; 24(1):80-84.
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    ABSTRACT: A major problem in sheep rearing is scarcity of feed during the summer and winter in semi-arid tropics. A study was conducted to assess the sperm motion characteristics and sexual behaviour of Garole x Malpura x Malpura (GMM) rams subjected to nutritional stress. Eighteen adult GMM rams were randomly allocated into three groups of six animals each: G1 (control; fed maintenance requirement), G2 (fed 20% less than maintenance) and G3 (fed 30% less than maintenance). The animals were stall-fed with a diet consisting of 70% roughage and 30% concentrate. The study was conducted for eight weeks during the spring. Semen collection was done weekly at 08:00. Semen was evaluated by a computer-assisted sperm analysis technique. Sexual behaviours were also recorded at the time of semen collections. The proportion of rapid, medium and slow motile sperm, and average path velocity varied significantly (P < 0.05) among the groups. The time for seeking females significantly (P < 0.05) decreased in G3, while the refractory period significantly (P < 0.05) increased in G2. The testosterone concentration was significantly (P < 0.05) lower in G2 and G3 as compared with G1. The results indicate that GMM rams compromised their reproductive performance under nutritional stress imposed by 30% feed restriction of their maintenance diet during a feed scarcity period.
    Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 01/2015; 24(2):107-112.