Journal of Animal Sciences and Livestock Production

About Journal of Animal Sciences and Livestock Production

Journal of animal sciences and livestock production (ISSN: 2577-0594) is an International Open Access peer reviewed publication that gives emphases on current research and advancements in the field of Animal Sciences and Livestock Production.

The journal covers several key aspects in this field by including research on topics like Animal biotechnology, Animal breeding, Animal anatomy and physiology, Animal nutrition, Meat processing and testing, Cloning, Animal Genetic Engineering, Feed processing, Genetically Modified Organisms, Animal Cell Lines, Hybridoma Technology, Animal Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Transgenics, Cloning, Human pharmaceutical proteins, and Genetic Engineering.

The journal encourages advancements in the areas not limited to the one mentioned above in the form of research articles, reviews, commentaries, case studies and letters to the editors. The editorial manager system facilitates a user friendly article submission, review and publication process. Manuscripts that are thoroughly peer reviewed are published to promote the best standards in the industry.

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Animal biotechnology

Animal biotechnology is a branch of biotechnology in which molecular biology techniques are used to genetically engineer (i.e. modify the genome of) animals in order to improve their suitability for pharmaceutical, agricultural or industrial applications. Animal biotechnology has been used to produce genetically modified animals that synthesize therapeutic proteins, have improved growth rates or are resistant to disease.

Animal nutrition

Meeting livestock nutritional requirements is extremely important in maintaining acceptable performance of neonatal, growing, finishing and breeding animals. Animal nutrition focuses on the dietary needs of animals, primarily those in agriculture and food production, but also in zoos, aquariums, and wildlife management. Animal nutrition entails the study of the composition and characteristics of the material consumed by the animal, the manner in which this material is metabolised (converted, utilised, and excreted) in the digestive tract and body cells of monogastric animals (pigs, broilers, layers), ruminants (sheep, cattle, goats), and lower digestive tract fermenters (horses, ostriches). The nutrient requirements of different species animals for various production functions are also addressed. Finally, this information is integrated in an economically feasible and practical system of animal nutrition to ensure that the optimal genetic production potential of animals is achieved.

Animal Cell Culture

Animal Cell culture is in vitro maintenance and propagation of isolated cells tissues or organs in an appropriate artificial environment. Many animal cells can be induced to grow outside of their organ or tissue of origin under defined conditions when supplemented with a medium containing nutrients and growth factors. In a cell culture technique, cells are removed from an animal and grown subsequently in a favourable environment. For animal cell culture the cells are taken from the organ of an experimental animal. The cells may be removed directly or by mechanical or enzymatic action. The cells can also be obtained by previously made cell line or cell strain.

Feed processing

Feed manufacturing refers to the process of producing animal feed from raw agricultural products. Fodder produced by manufacturing is formulated to meet specific animal nutrition requirements for different species of animals at different life stages. Livestock include beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, goats, sheep and llamas. There is no specific requirement of feed intake for each livestock because their feed continuously varies based on the animals’ age, sex, breed, environment, etc. However basic nutrient requirement of a livestock’s feed must consist of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Dairy cattle need more energy in their feed than other type of cattle

Animal breeding

Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of livestock. Selecting for breeding animals with superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk, or wool production, or with other desirable traits has revolutionized livestock production throughout the world. The scientific theory of animal breeding incorporates population genetics, quantitative genetics, statistics, and recently molecular genomics.

Animal Anatomy

The term anatomy refers to the science that deals with the form and structure of animals. All animals are made up of cells, some of which are specialized to carry out different functions. Simple animals, such as sponges, are made up of only a few types of cell. In more complex animals, cells are organized into tissues, such as muscles and nerves that are necessary for movement. Tissues can form organs, such as the heart, which is used to pump blood around the circulatory system.

Animal physiology

Animal physiology is the study of the internal physical and chemical functions of animals including animal reproduction, disease and nutrition. Physiology studies the mechanical, physical, and biochemical processes of living organisms by attempting to understand how all of the structures function as a whole. The theme of "structure to function" is central to biology.

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Journal Highlights

  • Animal biotechnology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal Cell Culture
  • Feed processing
  • Animal breeding
  • Animal Anatomy
  • Animal physiology
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