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Nutritive value of Acacia species and response of pigs fed on incremental levels of Acacia tortilis leaf meal-based diets.
The broad objective of the current study was to determine the response of pigs fed on incremental levels of Acacia tortilis leaf meal-based diet. Eight trees of each of the following five dominant leguminous leaf meals; ...
Factors influencing breast meat yield in broilers.
The increased demand for breast meat of broiler chickens has challenged researchers to investigate management techniques that could be used to increase the production of this valuable commodity. Two experiments were ...
Breed susceptibility to enterotoxigenic and enteroaggragative Escherichia coli strains in South African pigs.
Escherichia coli diarrhoea is the most important source of mortality in piglets. The most frequently isolated strain in enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhoea is F4ab/ac. Recent studies in South Africa reported non-fimbrial ...
Effects of dietary fibre on pig excreta characteristics and odours from slurry.
A study was conducted to test the effects that different high fibre sources and their varying inclusion levels had on the characteristics of the excreta (faeces, urine and the slurry), and on odour from the slurry of growing ...
Diet selection and foraging efficiency of Nguni goats in the bushveld of Gauteng, South Africa.
Diet selection and foraging efficiency are primary driving behavioural processes in mammalian herbivore plant interaction. They determine the quality of production and also impact on vegetation, necessitating managerial ...