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  1. Effects of Dietary Macleaya cordata Extract on Growth Performance, Biochemical Indices, and Intestinal Microbiota of Yellow-Feathered Broilers Subjected to Chronic Heat Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Wang, Mingcan, Zhang, Junkai, Huang, Xiuqiong, Liu, Yisong, Zeng, Jianguo

    This study investigated the effect of dietary Macleaya cordata extract (MCE) supplementation on the growth performance, serum parameters, and intestinal microbiota of yellow-feather broilers under heat stress. A total of 216 yellow-feather broilers (28-days-old) were randomly allotted into...

  2. Effects of Photoperiod on the Performance, Blood Profile, Welfare Parameters, and Carcass Characteristics in Broiler Chickens

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    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Hee-Jin, Son, Jiseon, Jeon, Jin-Joo, Kim, Hyun-Soo, Yun, Yeon-Seo, Kang, Hwan-Ku, Hong, Eui-Chul, Kim, Ji-Hyuk

    We studied the effects of photoperiods on the growth performance, blood profile, welfare parameters, and carcass characteristics of broilers. A total of 336 male broiler chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allocated into 4 treatments (84 birds per treatment with 4 replicates), based on the...

  3. Effects of Housing and Management Systems on the Growth, Immunity, Antioxidation, and Related Physiological and Biochemical Indicators of Donkeys in Cold Weather

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    | Contributor(s):: Gao, Ruiheng, Shi, Lulu, Guo, Wenliang, Xu, Yuanqing, Jin, Xiao, Yan, Sumei, Shi, Binlin

    The study was designed with a 2 × 2 factorial experiment to evaluate the effects of growth performance, immune function, antioxidant status, blood biochemical indexes, and hormone levels of donkeys in different housing and management systems in cold weather. Twenty-four male donkeys with...

  4. The Impact of Dolphins on Children's Mental Health: Longitudinal Analyses of Three Interaction Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney

  5. Effects of group size on the behaviour, heart rate, immunity, and growth of Holstein dairy calves

    | Contributor(s):: Lv, Jing, Zhao, Xun-Wu, Su, Hang, Wang, Zhi-Peng, Wang, Chao, Li, Jian-Hong, Li, Xiang, Zhang, Run-Xiang, Bao, Jun

  6. Routine handling does not lead to chronic stress in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  7. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  8. Hair cortisol concentrations, as a measure of chronic activity within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, is elevated in dogs farmed for meat, relative to pet dogs, in South Korea

    | Contributor(s):: Maxwell, N. B., Buchanan, C. G., Evans, N. P.

  9. Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment

    | Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.

  10. Artificial rearing affects the emotional state and reactivity of pigs post-weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Baxter, E. M., Boyle, L. A.

  11. Measuring piglet castration pain using linear and non-linear measures of heart rate variability

    | Contributor(s):: Byrd, C. J., Radcliffe, J. S., Craig, B. A., Eicher, S. D., Lay, D. C.

  12. Effects of housing conditions on behaviour and physiology in the Finnraccoon (Nyctereutes procyonoides ussuriensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Koistinen, T., Moisander-Jylha, M., Korhonen, H. T.

  13. Effects of environment and breed on growth performance and meat quality of fattening pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Li, J., Han, Q., Liu, R., Wen, P., Ji, W., Pan, L., Wang, C., Zhao, P., Liu, H., Bao, J.

  14. Chinese farmers' attitude towards the improvement of animal welfare in their facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Platto, S., Zhu, Q., Guo, A., He, Q., Hu, S., Valros, A., Irwin, A.

  15. The efficacy of novel rope flavours as environmental enrichment for stalled gilts

    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J. D., Johnson, A. K., Gabler, N. K.

  16. Hair cortisol concentrations in New Zealand white rabbits subjected to surgery

    | Contributor(s):: Peric, T., Comin, A., Corazzin, M., Montillo, M., Canavese, F., Stebel, M., Prandi, A.

  17. The Use of Environmental Enrichments Affects Performance and Behavior of Growing Rabbits Housed in Collective Pens

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Trocino, Cristina Zomeño, Eirini Filiou, Marco Birolo, Peter White, Gerolamo Xiccato

    This study assessed the effects of an elevated plastic-slatted platform and/or a plastic hiding tube in collective pens with large group sizes (27 or 36 rabbits/pen; 16 rabbits/m2) on the performance and welfare of rabbits kept from weaning (at 33 days of age) to slaughter (at 68 or 75 days of...

  18. Determinants of diarrhoeal diseases and height-for-age z-scores in children under five years of age in rural central Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Muscatello, G., Sintchenko, V., Thomson, P. C., Maulaga, W., Mmassy, R., D. E. Bruyn J, Kock, R., Darnton-Hill, I., Alders, R.

  19. Associations Between Pet Ownership, Posttraumatic Growth, and Stress Symptoms in Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney, Walenski-Geml, Aundreah, Taku, Kanako

    Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) is the positive changes a person may experience due to the struggle with a highly stressful life event. One of the predictors of PTG is social support, and support from various sources have been shown to help foster growth. Pets have also been shown to provide feelings...

  20. Nutrition and husbandry conditions of Palearctic tortoises (Testudo spp.) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Bauer, Thomas, Reese, Sven, Koelle, Petra

    Mediterranean and Russian tortoises (Testudo spp.) are popular companion animals (pets), despite ongoing controversy concerning privately keeping reptiles. The arguments used during these controversial discussions have often been based on outdated facts. Therefore, a survey was developed to...