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Interactions between negative energy balance, metabolic diseases, uterine health and immune response in transition dairy cows.
The biological cycles of milk production and reproduction determine dairying profitability thus making management decisions dynamic and time-dependent. Diseases also negatively impact on net earningsExpand
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Meat quality of designated South African indigenous goat and sheep breeds.
Carcass composition, proximate meat composition, fatty acid composition and sensory characteristics of two breeds of goats, Indigenous (n=12) and Boer goats (n=12), and two breeds of sheep, DamaraExpand
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Prevalence of Brucella abortus antibodies in serum of Holstein cattle in Cameroon
Holstein cattle of a small scale dairy production systems were screened for Brucella abortus antibodies in 21 villages in Cameroon by ELISA. Results show a general seroprevalence of 8.4% in HolsteinExpand
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Consumer acceptability of dark, firm and dry (DFD) and normal pH beef steaks.
The sensory attributes of dark, firm and dry (DFD) and normal pH beef, both raw and fried, were evaluated and compared by a consumer panel (n=64). Consumer sensory evaluations indicated that theExpand
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The animal fat paradox and meat quality.
The purpose of this paper is to address some of the paradoxical issues and perceptions regarding animal fats and the related effects on meat quality and consumer perceptions. Meat scientists haveExpand
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Production and reproduction characteristics of South African indigenous goats in communal farming systems
South African indigenous does in rural communal farming systems kid for the first time at approximately 17 to 18 months of age. Does conceive at a relatively low body condition score (BCS ≈ 2.5 to 3)Expand
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Effect of sex, age, and pre-slaughter conditioning on pH, temperature, tenderness and colour of indigenous South African goats
Sex, age and pre-slaughter conditioning effects on pH, temperature, colour and tenderness properties of M. semimembranosus (SM) of indigenous South African goats were investigated. Sex and age had noExpand
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Effect of anatomical location on the composition of fatty acids in double-muscled Belgian Blue cows.
Double-muscled cows of the Belgian Blue breed, ranging from ca. 680 to 880 kg live weight were slaughtered and various fat depots sampled for lipid analysis. Subcutaneous fat (SCF), intermuscular fatExpand
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The efficiency of electrical stimulation to counteract the negative effects of β-agonists on meat tenderness of feedlot cattle.
Beta agonists used as growth enhancers are known to affect the aging potential of beef muscle negatively. On the other hand, procedures like electrical stimulation could accelerate rigor and theExpand
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Factors influencing weaning percentages of indigenous goats on communal grazing
The traditional system of goat management is mainly characterised by low survivability and high mortalities of kids, which result in low weaning percentages. High mortality among kids and slow growthExpand
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