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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.



Meetings: FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats


The joint Seminar of the Sub-Network on Production Systems and Sub-Network on Nutrition will be held in Montpellier, France, from 16 to 18 June 2015

Posted: 2014-12-11 More...

Meetings: 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

Posted: 2014-11-28 More...
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Vol 13, No 4 (2014)

Table of Contents


Influence of Salix babylonica extract in combination or not with increasing levels of minerals mixture on in vitro rumen gas production kinetics of a total mixed ration
Abdelfattah Z.M. Salem, Arnoldo G. Ryena, Mona M.Y. Elghandour, Luis M. Camacho, Ahmed E. Kholif, Moisés C. Salazar, Ignacio A. Domínguez, Roberto M. Jiménez, Ernesto M. Almaraz, Andrés G.L. Martínez, María A. Mariezcurrena
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3110
Performance and carcass quality of forage-fed steers as an alternative to concentrate-based beef production
Mireia Blanco, Margalida Joy, Pere Albertí, Guillermo Ripoll, Isabel Casasús
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3384
Genetic parameters for milk yield and persistency in Carora dairy cattle breed using random regression model
Emanuela Tullo, Stefano Biffani, Christian Maltecca, Rita Rizzi
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3484
A survey on feedlot performance of purebred and crossbred European young bulls and heifers managed under intensive conditions in Veneto, northeast Italy
Luigi Gallo, Massimo De Marchi, Giovanni Bittante
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3285
Genetic characterisation of CSN2 gene in Girgentana goat breed
Lina Tortorici, Rosalia Di Gerlando, Salvatore Mastrangelo, Maria T. Sardina, Baldassare Portolano
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3414
Effect of glycerine and essential oils (Anacardium occidentale and Ricinus communis) on animal performance, feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of crossbred bulls finished in a feedlot system
Olga Teresa Barreto Cruz, Maribel Velandia Valero, Fernando Zawadzki, Dayane Cristina Rivaroli, Rodolpho Martin do Prado, Beatriz Silva Lima, Ivanor Nunes do Prado
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3492
Influence of stall finishing of Podolian young bulls raised on pasture on fatty acid composition and oxidative status of meat
Manuel Scerra, Francesco Foti, Caterina Cilione, Luigi Chies, Vincenzo Scerra, Pasquale Caparra
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3432
Dietary effect of artificial zeolite on performance, immunity, faecal microflora concentration and noxious gas emissions in pigs
Md. Manirul Islam, Sonia Tabasum Ahmed, Seong-Gyun Kim, Hong-Seok Mun, Chul-Ju Yang
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3404
Association of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism in growth hormone receptor gene with production traits in Bali cattle
Maskur ., Rodiah ., Chairussyuhur Arman
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3461
Methods to supply chilled drinking water for lactating sows during high ambient temperatures
Jung Hwan Jeon, Doo Hwan Kim
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3431
An update on the safety of foods of animal origin and feeds
Giuseppe Pulina, Gianni Battacone, Gianfranco Brambilla, Federica Cheli, Pier Paolo Danieli, Francesco Masoero, Amedeo Pietri, Bruno Ronchi
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3571
What foods are identified as animal friendly by Italian consumers?
Jorgelina Di Pasquale, Eleonora Nannoni, Isabella Del Duca, Felice Adinolfi, Fabian Capitanio, Luca Sardi, Marika Vitali, Giovanna Martelli
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3582
Nutritional value of Acacia amentacea and Parkinsonia texana grown in semiarid conditions
Tilo G. Domínguez-Gómez, Arturo S. Juárez-Reyes, María A. Cerrillo-Soto, Maribel Guerrero-Cervantes, Humberto González-Rodríguez, Emilio Olivares-Sáenz, Roque G. Ramírez-Lozano, María Del Socorro Alvarado
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3486
Effect of starter cultures combinations on lipolytic activity and ripening of dry fermented sausages
Enver Baris Bingol, Gurhan Ciftcioglu, Funda Yilmaz Eker, Hasret Yardibi, Osman Yesil, Gulay Merve Bayrakal, Gulcan Demirel
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3422
Effect of dietary restriction and hay inclusion in the diet of slow-growing broilers
Karla P. Picoli, Alice E. Murakami, Cristiane R.A. Duarte, Cinthia Eyng, Ivan C. Ospina-Rojas, Ely Mitie Massuda
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3216
Synergy factors in the analysis of lamb survival
Kamila Tomaszyk, Anita Dobek, Krzysztof Moliński, Adam Gut, Tomasz Szwaczkowski
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3337
Nutrient digestibility of veal calves fed large amounts of different solid feeds during the first 80 days of fattening
Marta Brscic, Luisa Magrin, Paola Prevedello, Giorgio Marchesini, Giulio Cozzi, Flaviana Gottardo
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3520
Evaluation of different soil parameters and wild boar (Sus scrofa [L.]) grassland damage
Žiga Laznik, Stanislav Trdan
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3434
Comparison of four microbiological inhibition tests for the screening of antimicrobial residues in the tissues of food-producing animals
Zuzana Gondová, Ivona Kožárová, Zuzana Poláková, Michaela Mad'arová
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3521
In vitro activity of Pithecellobium dulce and Lysiloma acapulcensis on exogenous development stages of sheep gastrointestinal strongyles
Agustín Olmedo-Juárez, Rolando Rojo-Rubio, Javier Arece-García, Abdelfattah Z.M. Salem, Ahmed E. Kholif, Ernesto Morales-Almaraz
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3104
The performance and characteristics of carcass and breast meat of broiler chickens fed diets containing flaxseed meal
Tarek M. Shafey, Ahmed H. Mahmoud, El-Sayed Hussein, Gamal Suliman
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3514
Comparison of different extenders on the preservability of rabbit semen stored at 5°C for 72 hours
Michele Di Iorio, Angelo Manchisi, Martina Rocco, Peter Chrenek, Nicolaia Iaffaldano
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3444
Reduced concentration of androstenone and upregulation of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase mRNA levels by active immunisation against gonadotropin releasing hormone I
Ya Liu, Fugui Fang, Shudong Jiang, Yuan Tian, Lei Luo, Min Song, Shiping Su, Yong Pu, Jie Zhou, Xiaorong Zhang
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3359
Dealing with multicollinearity in predicting egg components from egg weight and egg dimension
Tarek M. Shafey, Ahmed H. Mahmoud, Mohamed A. Abouheif
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3408
Nitrogen and phosphorus utilisation and excretion in dairy buffalo intensive breeding
Gianluca Neglia, Anna Balestrieri, Bianca Gasparrini, Monica Isabella Cutrignelli, Giovanna Bifulco, Angela Salzano, Roberta Cimmino, Ettore Varricchio, Michael John D'Occhio, Giuseppe Campanile
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3362
Relationship between number and intensity of fighting: evidence from cow fighting tournaments in Valdostana cattle
Cristina Sartori, Marta B. Manser, Roberto Mantovani
DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2014.3286


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.