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Abstract The goal of this study was to determine if there is any association between the DNA mutations in the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor gene and litter size in Polish sows. The following reproductive traits were investigated: total number of piglets born (TNB), number of piglets born...
Abstract To compare caecal and faecal fermentation characteristics, ostrich caecal content (CI) and faeces (FI) were used as inocula for an in vitro gas production trial in which four substrates (dehydrated alfalfa, alfalfa hay, maize and a commercial concentrate) were tested. The fermentation...
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a plant extracts mixture including carvacrol (oregano), cinnamaldehyde (cinnamom), and capsicum oleoresin (Mexican pepper) on the meat quality of pigs. The study was carried out on 60 pigs, divided into two groups (control...
Abstract Twelve litters were offered nipple drinkers (NIPPLE treatment) as the only source of water after weaning at 32–35 days of age, and 12 litters were offered water from a water bowl (BOWL treatment). Water usage was measured using water meters and blood samples were taken from four...
Abstract The objective of the study was to devise methods that assess judging of horses in the dressage discipline. Classes run at the Olympic Games were analyzed. The data contained 30,055 marks awarded for single movements. The accuracy of the judging was measured with the Index of...
Abstract The objective of this trial was to assess meat quality in terms of tenderness and fatty acid (FA) composition in M. longissimus dorsi and M. gluteus medius from bulls finished on ad lib silage-concentrates (SIL:CON) vs. steers fed ad lib silage (FF) or restricted silage and unrestricted...
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