Journal of Applied Animal Research (J APPL ANIM RES)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Current impact factor: 0.44

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.435
2013 Impact Factor 0.479
2012 Impact Factor 0.123
2011 Impact Factor 0.4
2010 Impact Factor 0.218
2009 Impact Factor 0.193
2008 Impact Factor 0.178
2007 Impact Factor 0.2
2006 Impact Factor 0.211
2005 Impact Factor 0.132
2004 Impact Factor 0.136
2003 Impact Factor 0.274
2002 Impact Factor 0.222
2001 Impact Factor 0.135
2000 Impact Factor 0.144
1999 Impact Factor 0.214
1998 Impact Factor 0.256
1997 Impact Factor 0.188
1996 Impact Factor 0.238
1995 Impact Factor 0.034

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5-year impact 0.35
Cited half-life 5.20
Immediacy index 0.06
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.08
ISSN 0971-2119

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  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Applied Animal Research
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of adding different levels of pistachio by-product (PB) on the fermentation quality, nutritive value and in vitro methane (CH4) production of corn silage. For this purpose, silages were prepared in the 1.5 l glass jars by adding with 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10% pistachio PB (as a dry matter basis). The results showed that addition of 6%, 8% and 10% pistachio PB levels decreased (P < 0.05) silage acetic acid content. Increment of pistachio PB level increased (P < 0.05) silage propionic acid content, but it decreased (P < 0.05) ammonia nitrogen values. Addition of all levels of pistachio PB decreased (P < 0.05) gas production (from 251.70 to 196.76 ml/g dry matter (DM)), in vitro organic matter digestibility (from 70.26% to 61.62%) and metabolizable energy (from 9.69% to 8.27 MJ/kg DM) values. Similarly, increment-level pistachio PB decreased (P < 0.05) of in vitro methane production level. As a result, pistachio PB might have a potential usage value as silage additive when undesired ruminal methane production is aimed to be suppressed by ruminant.
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    ABSTRACT: A total of 144 crossbred pigs [(Yorkshire Landrace) × Duroc] with an average initial body weight (BW) of 61.7 kg were used to assess the effect of replacement of de-hulled barley (DB) with water soaked barley (WB) in corn-soybean meal-based diet on growth performance, blood characteristics, and meat quality in finishing pigs according to their BW and sex (12 replicates per treatment and 4 pigs per pen). The dietary treatments were: DB, basal diet containing 5% DB; WB1, basal diet + 5% WB (0–8 weeks of feeding); WB2, basal diet + 5% WB (4–8 weeks of feeding). At the end of week 4, the IgG concentration (p<.05) was higher in WB1 than DB and WB2. At the end of week 8, lymphocyte percent was higher (p<.05) in DB than WB1 whereas IgG concentration was higher in WB1 and WB2 than DB. The sensory evaluation of colour scored higher (p<.05) in WB1 and meat marbling scored higher (p<.05) in WB2 than in DB. A higher (p<.05) yellowness and drip loss (day 1 and day 5) was observed in DB than in WB1. In conclusion, replacement of DB with WB had a positive impact on blood characteristics and meat quality of finishing pigs.
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    ABSTRACT: Cleaning and disinfection of dairy equipment is essential to ensure the hygienic quality of milk. Occasionally, some farmers use washing-up liquids and disinfectants for home use, especially when cleaning procedures are carried out manually. Residues of detergents and disinfectants in milk may interfere with the response of microbial inhibitor tests used for screening antibiotics in milk. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the interference of non-specific detergents in screening tests (BRT MRL; Delvotest SP-NT MCS; Eclipse 100) for goat's milk. Twelve replicates of eight concentrations of five washing-up liquids (0–1%) and one disinfectant (0–1%) were analysed. The results showed that the presence of washing-up liquids at concentrations of ≥1 ml/l leads to positive results in microbial tests. In particular, the product containing sodium laureth sulphate and ethanol produced the largest number of positive outcomes. The presence of disinfectant based on sodium hypochlorite did not affect the test response. The detection capabilities of microbial inhibitor tests for penicillins were also studied in milk with and without cleaning products, calculating the dose–response curve with eight concentrations of amoxicillin, ampicillin, benzylpenicillin and cloxacillin, respectively. The detection limits of the screening tests for penicillins were not modified substantially by the cleaning product based on sodium laureth sulphate and ethanol. Residues of cleaning agents in milk can be avoided when specific detergents and disinfectants for milking equipment are used and good cleaning practices are applied.
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    ABSTRACT: Effects of feeding lipid supplements high in free fatty acids (FAs) of palmitate (C16:0) or stearate (C18:0) plus C18:1 cis 9&10 on milk yield and composition, apparent whole-tract apparent digestibility of FA, and the FA composition of milk lipids were studied. Four lactating Holstein cows with ruminal cannulae were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square assignment of four dietary treatments. Lipid supplements were enriched in free fatty concentrations of either palmitic acid (P) or stearic acid (S). The total mixed-ration contained 20 g/kg of lipid supplement that consisted of varying proportions of P to S. Treatments were: 100:0 P:S (P), 0:100 P:S (S), and two mixtures including 66:34 P:S (PS) and 34:66 P:S (SP). Milk yield and dry matter intake were not affected by lipid supplement, but the concentration and yield of fat in milk increased with increasing C16:0 in the lipid supplement. Increasing the C16:0 concentration in the lipid supplement increased its concentration in milk lipids while increasing C18:0 in the lipid supplement increased C18:0 concentration in milk fat. Whole-tract apparent digestibility of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) did not differ with lipid supplement, but organic matter digestibility tended to decrease with increasing C18:0 in the lipid supplement. Whole-tract digestibility of total FAs decreased with the increasing proportion of C18:0 to C16:0 in the lipid supplement. Apparent digestibility of C16:0 and C18:0 was not different within dietary treatment. The FA composition of the lipid supplement impacted both whole-tract digestibility of FAs and FA composition of milk lipids.
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    ABSTRACT: Proteins present in the seminal plasma and sperm influence sperm function and fertilization. The present study was carried out to screen breeding bull semen samples for the presence of fertility-associated 28–30 kDa heparin-binding protein (HPB) and its effect on in vitro sperm characters and fertility. Semen samples were collected from 22 breeding bulls and the sperm proteins were extracted by Triton X detergent extraction method. HBPs were eluted, and the molecular weight of the proteins was assessed by discontinuous sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel elecrophoresis. Based on the presence/absence 28 kDa HBPs, bulls were categorized into group I and group II. Frozen semen samples were evaluated for in vitro sperm characters at immediate post thaw, 60, 120 and 180 min post-thaw incubation. To assess the field fertility of the bulls, 50 frozen semen straws/bull were used for insemination. Results indicated that only 50% of the bulls screened had 28–30 kDa HBPs in their sperm. Bulls positive for fertility-associated protein had better in vitro sperm characters, better protection against oxidative stress, readily underwent capacitation induction by heparin and had 13% higher conception than the bulls lacking the protein. So, it can be concluded that the bulls positive for of 28–30 kDa HBPs in sperm had higher chance of fertility and screening for its presence can be included in the regular breeding soundness examination for selection of bulls.
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    ABSTRACT: A total of 105 [(Landrace × Yorkshire) × Duroc] pigs with an initial body weight (BW) of 7 ± 1.58 kg were used in a 5-week experiment in two phases to test the efficacy of supplementation of chelated mineral mixture on piglet performance. Pigs were randomly allocated to one of three treatments [five pigs per pen (three barrows and two gilts); seven pens per treatment]. Treatments consisted of: CON; basal diet, TRT1; basal diet + 0.89% chelated mineral mixture and TRT2; basal diet + 0.55% chelated mineral mixture. Pigs fed TRT1 and TRT2 had increased (P < .05) gain/feed ratio during the first phase and overall and had greater (P < .05) average daily gain (ADG) during the second phase compared with CON. Pigs fed TRT1 had greater (P < .05) ADG overall and had higher (P < .05) dry matter (DM) digestibility during the first phase. On day 35, the concentrations of Fe and Cu in blood serum were higher (P < .05) in TRT1 and TRT2 but Ca concentration increased (P < .05) and faecal Escherichia coli counts reduced in TRT1 compared with CON. In conclusion, our results indicated that chelated mineral mixture have beneficial effects in pigs.
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the effect of short-term under-nutrition on feeding and sexual behaviour in oestrous sheep, the oestrus cycles of 51 Saint Croix ewes were synchronized, and they were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Each group was maintained on a Taiwan grass (Pennisetum purpureum) pasture for 102 h after sponge withdrawal. This diet provided 400 g of dry matter/100 kg of body weight/day, the total available for one group (T), whilst another group (T + C) received an additional 350 g/animal/day of concentrate. Before and after the experimental period, all animals received the additional concentrate. A pen with two one-way gates was located in the centre of each pasture to capture those ewes showing proceptive behaviour towards a ram tethered inside, while sexual receptivity tests were performed every 6 h for 102 h, starting at sponge withdrawal, by moving the ewes to an adjacent pen and exposing them to an intact ram. Foraging behaviour was recorded by scan samples before the sexual receptivity tests. Progesterone concentration was determined on days 2 and 11 after sponge withdrawal. Only 26% of the ewes in the T + C group and none in the T group displayed proceptive behaviour. In both groups, all ewes displayed sexual receptivity and ovulated. Grazing, rumination and walking were higher in T ewes. The frequency and the duration of lying were higher in the T + C than in the T ewes. It was concluded that the short-term nutritional deficiency induced changes in foraging behaviour and decreased ram-seeking behaviour in oestrous-synchronized ewes.
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