Letters In Animal Biology 2023-09-04T00:00:00+00:00 Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Praveen K Tyagi & Dr. A.B Mandal Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Letters in Animal Biology</em></strong> (<em>LIAB</em>) is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes the results of original research pertaining to animal biology. <em>LIAB</em> encompasses a broad range of topics on animal production, health, and welfare along with the fundamental aspects of genetics, physiology, nutrition, medicine, microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, reproduction, and animal products. Articles published in <em>LIAB</em> cover research topics on all domestic animals, birds, and companion animals; however, the topics on wildlife species, laboratory animals, and other aquatic species will be considered for publication as long as they have direct or indirect implications on animal production, health, or other biological aspects. <em>LIAB</em> publishes high quality research articles, reviews, short communications, and case reports.</p> <p><strong>Journal Particulars</strong></p> <p>Title : Letters in Animal Biology</p> <p>Frequency : Two issues per year</p> <p>ISSN : </p> <p>Publisher: Dr. Nasir Akbar Mir</p> <p>Chief Editors: Praveen. K. Tyagi / A.B. Mandal</p> <p>Copyright: Letters in Animal Biology</p> <p>Starting year: 2021</p> <p>Subject: Agriculture</p> <p>Language: English</p> <p>Publication format: Online</p> <p>Email Id: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Website: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Address: Lalpora, Beerwah; Dist. Budgam; Jammu and Kashmir, India; Pin: 193411</p> Farm animal welfare as a key element of sustainable food production 2023-08-12T07:37:25+00:00 Muhammad Adil Sardar Muhammad Irtaza Ali Khan Muhammad Salman Imran Ullah <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This comprehensive review article explores the critical relationship between farm animal welfare and sustainable food production, addressing the growing awareness of the ethical, environmental, and economic implications of animal treatment in agriculture. Prioritizing farm animal welfare is not only a moral imperative but also a key element in achieving a truly sustainable and resilient food system. The study examines the challenges and opportunities associated with enhancing animal welfare practices and their profound impact on sustainability. It analyzes potential benefits and barriers for farmers, consumers, and society at large in adopting more ethical and humane food production practices. By addressing these issues, the article aims to foster a more sustainable food production system that promotes animal welfare, environmental conservation, and social responsibility. Emphasizing the importance of ethical treatment, the review discusses improved animal health and productivity, the environmental impact, consumer perspectives, and successful case studies that highlight the transformative potential of embracing farm animal welfare in shaping a compassionate, resilient, and sustainable food industry.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2023-09-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 All the papers accepted for publication in LIAB will be published as open access. Comparison of Fluorescence Polarization Assay with Rose Bengal Plate Agglutination test and Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent assay for bovine brucellosis in Tanzania 2023-04-14T15:25:04+00:00 Godwin Minga Proscovia Kagaruki Grace Banda Zacharia Makondo Henry Magwisha <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Brucella are Gram-negative, facultative, intracellular bacterial species with B. abortus, B. melitensis, and B. suis carrying the smooth-lipopolysaccharide antigen. Accurate diagnostic results of brucellosis are needed for its control and eradication, however, they are primarily based on the serological testing of brucellosis in animals. The Rose Bengal Plate Agglutination Test (RBPT) and competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (c-ELISA) are the most commonly used tests for making such diagnosis. The use of Fluorescence Polarization Assay (FPA) in Tanzania is still in nascent stage. The purpose of this study was to compare RBPT, c- ELISA, and FPA in the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis. A total of 75 serum samples from cattle that were infected with Brucella in Kagera region were obtained. The FPA showed 90% (68 samples) prevalence, RBPT revealed 93% (70 samples) prevalence, and c-ELISA revealed 81% (61 samples) prevalence of brucellosis in the farm. The RBPT test has shown an inability to distinguish antibodies from cross-reacting organisms compared to the FPA test, while the c- ELISA was unable to pick a positive sample compared to the FPA test. FPA is very quick (5 min per sample), does not require specialized staff, and may be performed under field conditions. Therefore, FPA has a potential to overcome limitations in the detection of bovine brucellosis and can be used as a confirmatory test.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2023-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 All the papers accepted for publication in LIAB will be published as open access. Entrepreneurship potential of chicken nuggets and meat balls in Puducherry 2023-08-09T10:04:33+00:00 Kirouchenradji Sandhiya Manivasagam Vignesh Vinodhini Jayananthan Ayana Valsaraj <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Poultry industry is one of the important segments of livestock sector in India. The growth rate of poultry production in India is showing an upward trend as per the latest 20th livestock census of India. In this study manufacturing of meat products was undertaken over a period of four months in Department of Livestock Product Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Puducherry. During this project, chicken nuggets were manufactured and marketed in and around Puducherry region. The net profit of project was around 55.4 percentage. The data obtained in the current study may be useful as a reference for future scientific chicken nuggets production as potential entrepreneurship opportunity.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2023-09-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 All the papers accepted for publication in LIAB will be published as open access.