J Nutr 2006 07;136(7 Suppl):2048S-2049S
Institute of Physiology, Biochemistry, and Animal Nutrition, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, D-85764 Oberschleissheim, Germany.
Trop Anim Health Prod 2021 Jan 23;53(1):137. Epub 2021 Jan 23.
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, 40100, Kirsehir, Turkey.
This research was performed to examine the effects of different slaughter weights (SWs) on some meat quality traits of Anatolian Buffaloes (n = 20). Weaned 5-month-old Anatolian Buffalo calves with an average live weight of 100 kg were used as the animal material of the study. Experimental calves were randomly divided into four different slaughter weight groups 200 kg (SW-1: n = 5), 250 kg (SW-2: n = 5), 300 kg (SW-3: n = 5), and 350 kg (SW-4: n = 5). Read More
Meat Sci 2012 Mar 12;90(3):807-13. Epub 2011 Nov 12.
National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-2793, Japan.
In this experiment, we studied the effects of the dietary roughage/concentrate ratio on the expression of the angiogenic growth factor (VEGF and FGF-2) and the adipogenic transcription factor (C/EBPβ, C/EBPα, and PPARγ) gene in the adipose tissues of Wagyu steers. Steers were fed a high-roughage diet (R group, 35% roughage and 65% concentrate on a TDN basis) or a high-concentrate diet (C group, 10% roughage and 90% concentrate) during the entire fattening period (from 10 to 30months of age) with the same amount of TDN intake between groups. In mesenteric and intermuscular adipocytes, the expression of the angiogenic growth factors was higher in the R group than in the C group. Read More
J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med 2003 Oct;50(8):406-14
Ruminant Health Unit, Department of Farm Animal Health, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 7, NL-3508 Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is likely to arise when an easily palatable, high-energy diet meets a ruminal environment not adapted to this type of substrate. Increase of short-chained fatty acids (SCFA) will occur. Eventually, this may result in a transient nadir of ruminal pH below 5. Read More
Reprod Nutr Dev 1981 ;21(1):69-81
In order to study changes in blood composition during feeding and prolonged fasting, six adult Suffolk ewes received three different diets during three periods of four weeks. Two intake levels (one and three times maintenance) and two roughage/concentrate ratios (100 and 14 p. 100 roughage) were compared according to a twofold latin square. Read More