2004 - 73 (3)

Volume 73 (2004), nr. 3

73 (3) 194-201

Title: 
Ervaringen en verwachtingspatroon van hondeneigenaars bij de aanschaf van een hond (Dutch)
Author(s): 
R. DE MEESTER, H. VAN BREE, J.H. SAUNDERS, F. COOPMAN
pp 194-201
In practice

73 (3) 188-193

Title: 
Reptielen en de wet (Dutch)
Author(s): 
D. VANCRAEYNEST, F. PASMANS, E. VAN TILBURGH
pp 188-193
In practice

73 (3) 182-187

Title: 
Boosaardige katarrhaal koorts bij een rund in België
Author(s): 
P. DEPREZ, M. VAN HEERDEN, C. LETELLIER, D. EVERAERT, K. VANSCHANDEVIJL, P. KERKHOFS, R. DUCATELLE
Abstract: 
This paper describes the clinical symptoms, the macroscopic and histopathological lesions and virological confirmation of a case of bovine malignant catarrhal fever in a Belgian cow. Subsequent virological examination of the sheep on the farm showed a high prevalence of asymptomatic carriers of the ovine herpesvirus type 2 among the adult ewes as well as among the lambs.
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pp 182-187
Case report(s)

73 (3) 176-181

Title: 
The use of internal markers to determine metabolizable energy and digestibility of diets in the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
Author(s): 
J. SALES, L. DESCHUTTER, G.P.J. JANSSENS
Abstract: 
Acid-insoluble ash (AIA) and acid-detergent lignin (ADL) were evaluated as internal markers in digestibility studies with African Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus). Apparent metabolizable energy, corrected for nitrogen (N) retention (AMEn), nitrogen retention (NR), and apparent digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, crude protein and crude fat of a commercial seed mixture, sunflower seed, and a commercial pelleted parrot diet were determined using either the method of total collection of feed and excreta or using the marker technique. Both AIA and ADL presented unrealistic negative digestibility values for whole seed diets due to the higher concentration of marker found in the calculated feed intake than in the excreta. This study illustrates the necessity to determine nutrient concentration in feed refusals in digestibility studies with parrots due to the feeding habits of these birds. However, AIA as marker produced digestibility values that, although higher (P < 0.05), showed similar or less variation than the method of total collection when applied to pelleted parrot diets in which feed refusals contain roughly the same nutrient concentration as the feed offered.
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pp 176-181
Original article(s)

73 (3) 170-175

Title: 
Comparision of slaughter characteristics of "S" and "E"class slaughter bulls of the double-muscled Belgian blue beef breed using a commercial cutting method
Author(s): 
F. COOPMAN, A. VAN ZEVEREN, S. DE SMET
Abstract: 
According to the SEUROP carcass classification system, double-muscled slaughter bulls of the Belgian Blue beef breed (DM-BBB) are usually classified either as "E" or as "S" carcasses. The large differences in price paid on the market for these two types cannot be explained on the basis of differences in carcass lean meat content resulting from standard dissection methods. In this study, commercial dissection was applied to evaluate the differences between “S” and “E” carcasses. It was concluded that the differences in the proportion of high and low quality meat could not explain the large price differentials. Other factors than carcass composition (size and shape of cuts, meat quality traits) are thus involved.
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pp 170-175
Original article(s)

73 (3) 162-169

Title: 
Aids en het gebruik van non-humane primaten als proefdieren in het onderzoek (Dutch)
Author(s): 
D. CRIEL, A. DECOSTERE, P.J. HEIDT
pp 162-169
Review(s)

73 (3) 155-161

Title: 
Microbiologische diagnostiek van synoviale infecties bij het paard (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. PILLE, A. MARTENS, F. GASTHUYS, C. DE BAERE
pp 155-161
Review(s)

73 (3) 140-154

Title: 
Synoviale infecties bij het paard (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. PILLE, A. MARTENS, F. GASTHUYS, P. DESMET, L. VLAMINCK, F. VANDENBERGHE, M. DUMOULIN
pp 140-154
Review(s)