Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Special Issue

Recent Trends in Animal Production and Healthcare

  • Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Khalid Hamid Hassan
About This Special Issue
Animal production is a main source to meet the needs of human society to protein and in particular animal protein different kinds, and the world is facing major challenges in providing food because of the rapid increase in population and limited agricultural resources and livestock that are exploited by man in food production. This situation requires the modernization of production methods and take the advantages of other animal sources non-utilized yet in the production , with the application of ethical standards in the administration and production and that meet animal welfare, as well as providing health care for the herds of animals which lead to provide healthy products for human consumption.

At present, the trends of scientific research became to have clear targets in the field of animal production in the exploitation of the resources available and conserve these resources within the concept of sustainable development, as well as improving production methods and management tools to get natural production without chemical or hormones additives, in animal feed.

I hope to find in this special issue a number of research papers that encourage the use of diverse sources of animal genotypes in production of human foods and to bring attention to the importance of biodiversity and conservation of genetic resources , as well as encourage the healthy animal products production far away from pathogenic and sick animals and common diseases among human and animals. The hopes of human society are waiting from scientific research solutions to the problems of poverty and diseases which cause suffering of hungry to huge number of peoples , for these points the goal, that the food must be available to all in cheap prices.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Khalid Hamid Hassan

    Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Diyala, Baquba, Iraq

Guest Editors
  • Talaat Mostafa Mohamed Saleh El-Sheikh

    Department of Animal and Poultry Prod, Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

  • Amer Khazaal Salih

    Department of Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Diyala, Baquba, Iraq

  • Raaed Ibrahim Khalil

    Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Diyala, Baquba, Iraq

  • Talal A. Abdulkareem

    Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

  • Hazim Jabbar Al- Daraji

    Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Effect of Egg Storage Temperature and Storage Period Pre-incubation on Hatchability of Eggs in Three Varieties of Japanese Quail

    Khalid Hamid Hassan , Ali Rafea Abd Alsattar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 5-8
    Received: May 29, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2015
    Published: Jul. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030601.12
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    Abstract: Background: There are many factors affecting successes of quail production system , one of important factor is provide sufficient number of egg for needs of hatcheries to produce chicks . This study was conducted in poultry farm of Animal Resources – College of Agriculture – University of Diyala - Iraq, to determine suitable conditions for storage ... Show More
  • The Effect of Using Different Levels from Date Palm Pollen in Diet on Productive Performance and Some Eggs Quality Measurements for Layer Hens Lohman

    Ammar Qahtan Shanoon , Mahdi Salih Jassim , Ali Hossen Mohamed , Mohamed Saleh Latef , Ali Mohamed Abad AL-Raheem

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: May 29, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2015
    Published: Jul. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030601.11
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    Abstract: This study was conducted in poultry farm in animal resources department, College of agriculture, Diyala University during period 1\2 to 1\4 2015 to determine the effect of adding different levels of date palm pollen in productive performance and some eggs quality of layer hens chicken by use of 156hens of lohman brown 50 weeks age. The treatments w... Show More