Theresa X Zhou

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This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation with chitooligosaccharide (COS) on growth performance, blood characteristics, relative organ weight, and meat quality in broilers. A total of 480 broilers with an average initial BW of 45.04 g per chick were randomly allocated into 1 of the following 4 dietary treatments (20(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) induces endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis through two classes of receptors: receptor tyrosine kinases, such as FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1), and heparan sulfate proteoglycans, such as syndecan 4 (S4). We examined the distinct contributions of FGFR1 and S4 in shaping the endothelial response to FGF2. S4 determined the(More)
The study was conducted to determine the effects of probiotics (Bacillus subtilis endospore and Clostridium butyricum endospore complex) supplementation and different energy and nutrient densities on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and meat quality in growing-finishing pigs. A total of 96 pigs with initial BW of 47.50 ± 1.14 kg were used in a(More)
BACKGROUND Lactobacilli are used in an attempt to maintain remission for Crohn disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and adverse events of Lactobacilli compared with placebo in maintenance therapy for Crohn disease. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, OVID and BIOSIS. All randomized trials(More)
The effects of dietary Coptis chinensis herb extract (CHE) on growth performance, blood characteristics, nutrient digestibility and meat quality of growing-finishing pigs were investigated in an 18-wk feeding trial. A total of 36 Landrace×Yorkshire-Duroc pigs with an initial body weight of 20±1.0 kg were randomly assigned to 3 dietary treatments with 6(More)
This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary olive oil on growth performance, carcass parameters, serum characteristics, and fatty acid composition of breast and drumstick meat in broiler chickens. A total of 480 broilers were randomly allotted into three dietary treatments, including T (basal diet, 5% tallow), O1 (2% olive oil+3%(More)
OBJECTIVE The Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) is a commonly used assessment of cognitive status; however, it has been considered somewhat unwieldy for use in the emergency department (ED). An alternate test, the Quick Confusion Scale (QCS), has been compared against the MMSE in a single centre. We hypothesised that the QCS would strongly correlate with the(More)