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Association between melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene polymorphism and the reproductive performance of Mediterranean Italian buffaloes.
A melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene polymorphism in adult buffaloes has been reported to affect reproductive seasonality. Consequently, the aim of the present study was to assess whether thisExpand
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The Effect of Long-term Freezing on Renneting Properties of Sarda Sheep Milk
Summary Cold storage is a well-known strategy to limit concerns about seasonality for sheep dairy productions. Th e aim of this study was to investigate the eff ect of long-term freezing on milkExpand
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An investigation on allele frequency at the CSN1S2 locus and its relationship with milk parameters in the Sarda goat.
The aim of the study was to assess allele frequencies at the CSN1S2 locus in the Sarda goat and the effects of the genotype on milk composition. Two hundred twenty Sarda goats from 20 farms wereExpand
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An approach for the estimation of somatic cells’ effect in Sarda sheep milk based on the analysis of milk traits and coagulation properties
Abstract Milk traits and coagulation properties (MCP) were investigated in a population of 960 Sarda ewes distributed in 21 farms, in order to propose a limit of somatic cells (SCC) by using theExpand
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Potential influence of herd and animal factors on the yield of cheese and recovery of components from Sarda sheep milk, as determined by a laboratory bench-top model cheese-making
Abstract Individual milk samples from 169 Sarda sheep were collected to characterise the cheese-making potential through the use of a laboratory bench-top model cheese-manufacturing procedure. As theExpand
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Evaluation of the rapid assay Betastar Combo 3.0 for the detection of Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Cefazolin and Oxytetracycline in individual sheep milk
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate a 3-min assay (Betastar® Combo 3.0) for the detection of Penicillin G, Amoxicillin, Cefazolin and Oxytetracycline hydrochloride in individual ewe milk.Expand
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Variation of milk technological properties in sheep milk: Relationships among composition, coagulation and cheese-making traits
Abstract The relationships between milk composition, coagulation properties and cheese-making traits in sheep milk were characterised. Ten traits related to milk coagulation (RCTeq, kCF, CFp), cheeseExpand
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Relationship between milk urea, blood plasma urea and body condition score in primiparous browsing goats with different milk yield level
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships among milk urea, blood plasma urea, milk yield and body condition score (BCS) in primiparous goats fed at pasture. Ninety goats of SardaExpand
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Productive traits and carcass characteristics of Sarda suckling kids.
Italy is known for its tradition in goat farming and the Sarda autochthonous goat from Sardinia is one of the most important breeds of the Mediterranean Basin. The suckling kid from this breed is aExpand
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