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Italian Journal of Animal Science

The Italian Journal of Animal Science is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original scientific papers, reviews and short communications on animal science, animal production and related areas. It includes sections on: animal derived food quality and safety; reproduction and physiology (ruminants and non-ruminants); animal production (management, behaviour, welfare, health); wildlife; livestock management and landscape; nutrition and feeding (ruminant and non-ruminant); genetics (quantitative and molecular) and breeding; aquaculture.

Upon request to the Editor, announcements of congresses, presentations of universities, research institutes, books and proceedings may also be published, as well as news regarding the members of the Animal Science and Production Association (ASPA). The Association will be glad to receive proposals for your admission as ordinary or corresponding member: please read regulations and procedures in the ASPA statute.

The publication of manuscripts is subject to the approval of referees and in agreement with the Advisory Board’s opinions; referees will be selected from among qualified scientists in the international scientific community.

21st Congress of the Animal Science and Production Association

The 21st ASPA Congress (Association for Animal Science and Productions) will be held in Milan- Italy- from June 9th to June 12th 2015, at the Università Statale, Via Festa del Perdono.

The event aims to the development of the science of animal productions and 300-400 participants are expected (speakers, researchers, technicians and specialists of the field). Italian and foreign researchers will present their lectures, oral presentations and posters on different topics: Genetics and genomics, Livestock and environment, Physiology and metabolism, Animal products for human health, New technologies in animal sciences, Research and development in animal science. 

Official languages: Italian and English

Abstract submission: January 31st, 2015
Abstract acceptance: February 28th, 2015

Congress official website: http://www.aspa2015.org


Organizing secretariat:
MV Congressi
Via Marchesi 26/d
43126 Parma
Tel. 0521 290191 - fax 0521 291314
Email: aspa2015@mvcongressi.it



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Vol 14, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Effect of replacing a soy diet with Vicia faba and Pisum sativum on performance, meat and fat traits of Cinta Senese pigs
Francesco Sirtori, Alessandro Crovetti, Anna Acciaioli, Antonio Bonelli, Carolina Pugliese, Riccardo Bozzi, Gustavo Campodoni, Oreste Franci
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3659
Effect of Bacillus subtilis spore (GalliPro®) nutrients equivalency value on broiler chicken performance
Mojtaba Zaghari, Nahid Zahroojian, Mohammad Riahi, Sudabeh Parhizkar
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3555
Body condition scores at calving and their association with dairy cow performance and health in semiarid environment under two cooling systems
Mohamed A.B. Mandour, Salah A. Al-Shami, Marzook M. Al-Eknah
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3690
A comparison between a yeast cell wall extract (Bio-Mos®) and palm kernel expeller as mannan-oligosaccharides sources on the performance and ileal microbial population of broiler chickens
Bahman Navidshad, Juan Boo Liang, Mohammad Faseleh Jahromi, Amir Akhlaghi, Norhani Abdullah
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3452
Effect of phytase supplementation on rumen fermentation characteristics and phosphorus balance in lactating dairy cows
Laura Winter, Ulrich Meyer, Dirk von Soosten, Martina Gorniak, Peter Lebzien, Sven Dänicke
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3539
Effect of supplementation of lysine and methionine on growth performance, nutrients digestibility and serum biochemical indices for growing sika deer (Cervus Nippon) fed protein deficient diet
Jian Huang, Tie-Tao Zhang, Bao Kun, Guang-Yu Li, Kai-Ying Wang
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3640
Growth and carcass traits of three Portuguese autochthonous chicken breeds: Amarela, Preta Lusitânica and Pedrês Portuguesa
Laura C. Soares, Júlio C. Lopes, Nuno V. Brito, Júlio Carvalheira
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3566
Comparison of yield, nutritive value, and in vitro digestibility of monocrop and intercropped corn-soybean silages cut at two maturity stages
Ugur Serbester, Murat Reis Akkaya, Celal Yucel, Murat Gorgulu
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3636
Glutamine and glutamic acid supplementation enhances performance of broiler chickens under the hot and humid tropical condition
Joshua O. Olubodun, Idrus Zulkifli, Abdoreza Soleimani Farjam, Mohd Hair-Bejo, Azhar Kasim
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3263
Evaluation of energy digestibility and prediction of digestible and metabolisable energy in sunflower seed meal fed to growing pigs
Jundi Liu, Xiao Xu, Pan Feng Zhao, Qi Yu Tian, Sai Zhang, Ping Li, Qing Yun Li, Xiang Shu Piao
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3533
Polyunsaturated fatty acids combined with equine chorionic gonadotropin to enhance reproductive performance in aged rabbit does
Alaa E. Elkomy, Mohamed E. El-Speiy
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3535
An attempt to predict conformation and fatness in bulls by means of artificial neural networks using weight, age and breed composition information
Marjeta Čandek-Potokar, Maja Prevolnik, Martin Škrlep, Maria Font-i-Furnols, Marjana Novič
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2015.3198



The Italian Journal of Animal Science [eISSN 1828-051X] is the official journal of the Animal Science and Production Association and it is published by PAGEPress®, Pavia, Italy. Reg. Pavia, n. 2/2010-INF. All credits and honors to PKP for their OJS.