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The effects of immunocastration and ractopamine in the diet on the belly quality were investigated from two crossbred pigs under different conditions of production, diet, management, and slaughter arranged in factorial design using two levels of addition of ractopamine in the diet, 0 and 7.5 ppm,...

Author(s)
Costa e Silva, L. C.; Barbosa, R. D.; Silveira, E. T. F.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, Campinas, Brazil
Citation
Food Science and Technology (Campinas), 2017, 37, 3, pp 404-410
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The effects of ractopamine and immunological castration on belly characteristics, processing yield, physicochemical and sensory quality of bacon were investigated from two crossbred pigs under different conditions of animal production, diet, management and slaughter arranged in factorial design...

Author(s)
Costa e Silva, L. C.; Barbosa, R. D.; Boler, D. D.; Silveira, E. T. F.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, Campinas, Brazil
Citation
Food Science and Technology (Campinas), 2017, 37, 3, pp 397-403
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The aim of the study was the comparison of the physicochemical and sensory characteristics of capons and cockerels. The experiment involved 80 Rhode Island Red (R-11) cockerels, which were randomly assigned to two groups with 40 birds per group. Group I (control) consisted of uncastrated cockerels, ...

Author(s)
Calik, J.; Krawczyk, J.; Świątkiewicz, S.; Gąsior, R.; Wojtycza, K.; Połtowicz, K.; Obrzut, J.; Puchała, M.
Publisher
National Research Institute of Animal Production, Kraków, Poland
Citation
Annals of Animal Science, 2017, 17, 3, pp 903-917
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Urinary tract obstruction in pigs can be seen with anatomical abnormalities and as a complication following castration. Surgical techniques described in the pig are few and consist in prepubic urethrostomy, extrapelvic urethral or urethropreputial anastomosis. These are complex techniques and not...

Author(s)
Rinnovati, R.; Lambertini, C.; Spadari, A.
Publisher
Edizioni SCIVAC, Cremona, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria (Cremona), 2017, 31, 5, pp 279-283
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RNA-Seq, a new developing high-throughput sequencing technology in recent years, provides a new and more effective method for research in the genes' expression. The technology has been used to further improve our understanding on the function of the gene structure information and excavate the new...

Author(s)
Wang Xi; Zhang YuanQing; Zhang XiZhong; Jin Guang; Wang DongCai; Li Bo; Xu Fang; Huang LiSha; Liu WenZhong
Publisher
Agricultural Research Communication Centre, Karnal, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Research, 2017, 51, 6, pp 1043-1050
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Muscovy ducks reared commercially are often bill trimmed to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism. Bill trimming has been criticized because of its potential to cause acute and chronic pain, but little is known about the beneficial effects of bill trimming on welfare of ducks. The aim of this...

Author(s)
Elshafaei, H. E.; Sharaf, M. M.; Rashed, R. R.; El-Kazaz, S. E.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Behira, Egypt
Citation
Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2017, 55, 2, pp 124-128
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Immunocastration is effective to prevent sexual development and boar taint in pigs of conventional genotypes. Other studies pointed out that immunocastrated (IC) pigs show better performance than surgically castrated (SC) pigs. Apart from animal welfare aspects, this fact could be of relevance for...

Author(s)
Seiquer, I.; Lara, L.; Palma-Granados, P.; Herrera, N.; Lachica, M.; Fernández-Fígares, I.; Haro, A.; Nieto, R.
Publisher
Agronomski Fakultet, Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (Poljoprivredna Znanstvena Smotra), 2017, 82, 2, pp 143-146
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The policies of welfare on animal production have been expanded to improve the animal needs and match the demands of the consumer market. Castration represents a questionable welfare factor related to pig production. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the use of local...

Author(s)
Telles, F. G.; Luna, S. P. L.; Berto, D. A.; Crosignani, N.; Amorim, A. B.
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil
Citation
Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2017, 24, 4, pp 708-714
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Growing consumer awareness about animal welfare has led to the assessment of the impact of common farming practices, such as physical castration, on animal well-being under production conditions. Physical castration is used in livestock industries to prevent indiscriminate breeding, control...

Author(s)
Needham, T.; Lambrechts, H.; Hoffman, L. C.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 6, pp 731-742
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of surgical and chemical castration on body weight and some hormones. In the present study, 2.5-3-month-old weaned male Norduz sheep were used. The sheep were obtained in the year 2015 from Livestock Application and Research Directorate of...

Author(s)
Karakuș, K.; Comba, B.; Taș, A.; Sancak, T.; Comba, A.; Aksu, D. S.; Koyun, H.; Tarİq, M. M.
Publisher
Zoological Society of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 2017, 49, 5, pp 1835-1840

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