Browsing Research Articles (Animal Sciences) by Title

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    • Scale effects between body size and limb design in quadrupedal mammals 

      Kilbourne, Brandon M.; Hoffman, Louwrens C. (PLoS, 2013-11)
      Recently the metabolic cost of swinging the limbs has been found to be much greater than previously thought, raising the possibility that limb rotational inertia influences the energetics of locomotion. Larger mammals have ...

    • The scope for manipulating the polyunsaturated fatty acid content of beef : a review 

      Vahmani, Payam; Mapiye, Cletos; Prieto, Nuria; Rolland, David C.; McAllister, Tim A.; Aalhus, Jennifer L.; Dugan, Michael E. R. (BioMed Central, 2015-06-24)
      Since 1950, links between intake of saturated fatty acids and heart disease have led to recommendations to limit consumption of saturated fatty acid-rich foods, including beef. Over this time, changes in food consumption ...

    • Slaughter traits of Merino sheep divergently selected for multiple rearing ability 

      Cloete, J. J. E.; Cloete, S. W. P.; Hoffman, L. C.; Fourie, J. E. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2004)
      ABSTRACT: Carcass data of 114 19-month-old Merino sheep descended from two lines that were divergently selected for maternal multiple rearing ability (H and L lines, respectively) were used. In study A only ram progeny of ...

    • Suspected lead poisoning in two captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) in South Africa, in 2008 and 2013 

      North, Michelle A.; Lane, Emily P.; Marnewick, Kelly; Caldwell, Peter; Carlisle, Glen; Hoffman, Louw C. (AOSIS Publishing, 2015-08)
      Whilst lead poisoning in raptors, scavenging birds and waterfowl is well studied and common knowledge, there is surprisingly little literature detailing the risk to mammalian scavengers and captive carnivores fed hunted ...