November Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2018

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The Department of Animal Biosciences is highly regarded for its active research programs in nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science.  The following is a list of peer-reviewd publications from members of ABSc for the month of November including those now in print as well as newly accepted articles available online ahead of print (Epub).

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Massender E, Brito LF, Cánovas A, Baes CF, Kennedy D, Schenkel FS. A genetic
evaluation of growth, ultrasound, and carcass traits at alternative slaughter
endpoints in crossbred heavy lambs. J Anim Sci. 2018 Nov 30.
doi:10.1093/jas/sky455. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30500934.

Leung H, Yitbarek A, Snyder R, Patterson R, Barta JR, Karrow N, Kiarie E.
Responses of broiler chickens to Eimeria challenge when fed a nucleotide-rich
yeast extract. Poult Sci. 2018 Nov 27. doi: 10.3382/ps/pey533.

Rudar M, Huber LA, Zhu CL, de Lange CFM. Effects of dietary leucine
supplementation and immune system stimulation on plasma amino acid concentrations
and tissue protein synthesis in starter pigs. J Anim Sci. 2018 Nov 22. doi:
[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30476328.

Guarini AR, Lourenco DAL, Brito LF, Sargolzaei M, Baes CF, Miglior F, Misztal
I, Schenkel FS. Genetics and genomics of reproductive disorders in Canadian
Holstein cattle. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Nov 21. pii: S0022-0302(18)31081-6. doi:
. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30471913.

Coon RE, Duffield TF, DeVries TJ. Short communication: Risk of subacute
ruminal acidosis affects the feed sorting behavior and milk production of early
lactation cows. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Nov 14. pii: S0022-0302(18)31065-8. doi:
. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30447980.

DuBois C, Nakonechny L, Derisoud E, Merkies K. Examining Canadian Equine
Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare. Animals (Basel).
2018 Nov 7;8(11). pii: E201. doi: 10.3390/ani8110201. PubMed PMID: 30405030;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6262281.

Woolcott CR, Torrey S, Turner PV, Chalmers H, Levison LJ, Schwean-Lardner K,
Widowski TM. Assessing a Method of Mechanical Cervical Dislocation as a Humane
Option for On-Farm Killing Using Anesthetized Poults and Young Turkeys. Front Vet
Sci. 2018 Nov 7;5:275. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00275. eCollection 2018. PubMed
PMID: 30464939; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6234762.

Bourgon SL, Diel de Amorim M, Chenier T, Sargolzaei M, Miller SP, Martell JE,
Montanholi YR. Relationships of nutritional plane and feed efficiency with sexual
development and fertility related measures in young beef bulls. Anim Reprod Sci.
2018 Nov;198:99-111. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2018.09.007. Epub 2018 Sep 7.
PubMed PMID: 30219379.

Grossi DA, Brito LF, Jafarikia M, Schenkel FS, Feng Z. Genotype imputation
from various low-density SNP panels and its impact on accuracy of genomic
breeding values in pigs. Animal. 2018 Nov;12(11):2235-2245. doi:
. Epub 2018 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 29706144.

Ahloy-Dallaire J, Espinosa J, Mason G. Play and optimal welfare: Does play
indicate the presence of positive affective states? Behav Processes. 2018
Nov;156:3-15. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.11.011. Epub 2017 Nov 16. PubMed PMID:

Burdett SW, Mansilla WD, Shoveller AK. Many Canadian dog and cat foods fail
to comply with the guaranteed analyses reported on packages. Can Vet J. 2018
Nov;59(11):1181-1186. PubMed PMID: 30410174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6190176.

Wang M, Song H, Zhu X, Xing S, Zhang M, Zhang H, Wang X, Yang Z, Ding X,
Karrow NA, König S, Mao Y. Toll-like receptor 4 gene polymorphisms influence milk
production traits in Chinese Holstein cows. J Dairy Res. 2018 Nov;85(4):407-411.
doi: 10.1017/S0022029918000535. Epub 2018 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 30088471.

Menajovsky SB, Walpole CE, DeVries TJ, Schwartzkopf-Genswein KS, Walpole ME,
Penner GB. The effect of the forage-to-concentrate ratio of the partial mixed
ration and the quantity of concentrate in an automatic milking system for
lactating Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Nov;101(11):9941-9953. doi:
. Epub 2018 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 30219424.

Brito LF, Mallikarjunappa S, Sargolzaei M, Koeck A, Chesnais J, Schenkel FS,
Meade KG, Miglior F, Karrow NA. The genetic architecture of milk ELISA scores as
an indicator of Johne's disease (paratuberculosis) in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci.
2018 Nov;101(11):10062-10075. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-14250. Epub 2018 Sep 13.
PubMed PMID: 30219422.

King MTM, Sparkman KJ, LeBlanc SJ, DeVries TJ. Milk yield relative to
supplement intake and rumination time differs by health status for fresh cows
milked with automated systems. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Nov;101(11):10168-10176. doi:
. Epub 2018 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 30146280.



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