Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018

  • The Effects of Evaporative Cooling on Heat Stressed Dairy Holstein Cows Under a Semi-Arid Environment in Riyadh Area, Saudi Arabia

    Mohamed Jafar Al-Hassan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018
    Pages: 67-73
    Received: 7 September 2018
    Accepted: 25 September 2018
    Published: 24 October 2018
    Abstract: Heat stress has been identified as a major cause of lower productive and reproductive performance in animal farming. Methods for protecting livestock from heat stress were investigated during the summer months, where one six Holstein cows kept under shade only (group 1), and another six cows kept under shade with evaporative cooling (group 2). The ... Show More
  • Effects of a Watermelon Extract Beverage on Canine Lipid Metabolism and Urine Crystals

    Sayaka Miyai, Toshiharu Hashizume, Toshio Okazaki

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018
    Pages: 74-79
    Received: 26 September 2018
    Accepted: 22 October 2018
    Published: 15 November 2018
    Abstract: Previous report showed that watermelon consumption has an anti-obesity effects in rats. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects on body weight, body fat percentage, serum biochemical data, serum adipokine concentrations (leptin, adiponectin, and resistin), urine specific gravity and sediments when 12 dogs were given watermelon extract b... Show More
  • Growth Performance, Gut Microbiota and Haemato-Biochemical Profile of Quails Fed Diet Supplemented with Graded Levels of D. glomerata Fruit Powder

    Ebile Dayan Agwah, Kana Jean Raphaël, Edie Nounamo Langston Wilfried, Pimagha Moffo Herman Joël, Nguefack Djieufo Gildas, Ngouana Tadjong Ruben, Mube Kuetchie Hervé, Fonteh Anyangwe Florence

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018
    Pages: 80-87
    Received: 19 October 2018
    Accepted: 2 November 2018
    Published: 28 November 2018
    Abstract: As a consequence of the antibiotics growth promoters restriction in livestock farming, there is a growing interest in plant feed additives. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of supplementing D. glomerata fruit powder on growth performance of Japanese quails. A total of 200 two weeks-old Japanese quail were randomly allocated to five e... Show More
  • Complicated Effect of He-Ne Laser Therapy on Pro-/Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines from Serum in Rats

    Wuren Ma, Yunpeng Fan, Jinyang Zuo, Zhao Chen, Jun Yuan, Xiaoping Song

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018
    Pages: 88-94
    Received: 23 October 2018
    Accepted: 9 November 2018
    Published: 5 December 2018
    Abstract: Helium-neon (He-Ne) laser is one of the most common low energy lasers used in physiotherapy for promoting wound healing. This study was about to investigate the effects of He-Ne laser therapy on the pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokines in rats up to 10 days of treatment. 16 non-pregnant female rats were divided into 4 groups randomly, 4 rats in each gr... Show More