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The intensification of the sheep meat production system is influenced by management techniques such as castration, is aiming to obtain a product of better sensory and nutritional quality, which is desired by the consumer market, providing greater profitability to the producer. Castration technique...

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Gois, G. C.; Campos, F. S.; Pessoa, R. M. dos S.; Silva, A. A. F. da; Ferreira, J. M. de S.; Matias, A. G. da S.; Nogueira, G. H. M. de S. M. F.; Santos, R. N.
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Pubvet, Maringá, Brazil
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PUBVET, 2018, 12, 5, pp 1-9
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The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the dairy cattle welfare in a population from the Galicia region (NW Spain) according to the Welfare Quality® protocol guidelines. For this purpose, 37 dairy farms were randomly selected. The on-farm welfare was evaluated according to Welfare Quality®...

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Bugueiro, A.; Pedreira, J.; Diéguez, F. J.
Publisher
Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA), Mossoro, Brazil
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Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology, 2018, 6, 3, pp 84-89
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Digital dermatitis represents the most prevalent hoof lesion in Canada, with almost 20% of cows affected. A data collection system of hoof lesions, which uses standardized and reliable scores, was developed in Canada within a four-year project started in 2014. Hoof trimmers willing to share data...

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Malchiodi, F.; Jamrozik, J.; Christen, A. M.; Kistemaker, G. J.; Sullivan, P. G.; Doormaal, B. J. van; Kelton, D. F.; Schenkel, F. S.; Miglior, F.
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Interbull Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
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Interbull Bulletin, 2018, No.53, pp 71-75
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The objective of this study was to study the efficiency of three protocols in pain control by evaluating behaviour in calf dehorning. Thirty heifers were distributed in three groups for the application of protocols I, II and III, in a completely randomized design. Protocol I (control) utilized 7...

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Amaral, J. B. do; Toledo, L. M. de; Ambrósio, L. A.; Oliveira, F. A. de; Trevisan, G.
Publisher
Pubvet, Maringá, Brazil
Citation
PUBVET, 2018, 12, 4, pp 1-12
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Objective: A retrospective survey was designed to determine the prevalence and factors involved in surgical cases at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), Bangladesh Agricultural University from June 2014 to June 2017. Materials and materials: In total, 1042 surgical cases of food animal (large...

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Al-Noman, Z.; Imam Hasan; Arif, M.; Jannatul Ferdous; Sabbya Sachi; Alam, M. R.; Sikder, M. H.
Publisher
Network for the Veterinarians of Bangladesh, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
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Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2018, 5, 1, pp 81-87
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As a consequence of European changes in animal welfare regulations, in the near future the pork industry may face a ban on castration of male piglets which could lead to a medium and high risk of boar taint. On the other hand, physical castration affects animal fat depot and fatty acid composition...

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Martínez, B.; Vieira, C.; Rubio, B.; Garrido, M. D.; Egea, M.; Linares, M. B.; Panella-Riera, N.
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Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
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Archivos de Zootecnia, 2018, 68, Suplemento 1, pp 213-216
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This study aimed to verify previous research findings showing that feeding maltodextrins (M) and dextrose (D) leads to a reduction of voluntary feed intake in the Italian heavy pig. This may be interesting for immunocastrated pigs fed ad libitum (ad lib.), whose feed intake skyrockets after the 2nd ...

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Volpelli, L. A.; Casa, G. della; Minelli, G.; Comellini, M.; Macchioni, P.; Faeti, V.; Marchetto, G.; Fiego, D. P. lo
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Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
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Archivos de Zootecnia, 2018, 68, Suplemento 1, pp 105-107
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Immunocastration has proved to be an effective strategy to prevent sexual development and boar taint in pigs. Previous results indicate that immunocastrated (IC) pigs exhibit better performance than surgically castrated (SC) pigs. In addition to animal welfare benefits, this fact could be of...

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Seiquer, I.; Palma-Granados, P.; Lachica, M.; Lara, L.; Fernández-Fígares, I.; Haro, A.; Nieto, R.
Publisher
Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
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Archivos de Zootecnia, 2018, 68, Suplemento 1, pp 101-104
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Voluntary end of male pig castration is expected in the EU in the near future, but standard immunocastration (IC) protocols need to be adapted for Iberian (IB) pig males due to their long life cycle. Our team developed a 3-dose protocol that needs a further adjustment to suit montanera (MT;...

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Hernández-García, F. I.; Izquierdo, M.; Rosario, A. I. del; Montero, A.; Pérez, M. A.; García-Gudiño, J.; Garrido, N.
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Instituto de Zootecnia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Córdoba, Spain
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Archivos de Zootecnia, 2018, 68, Suplemento 1, pp 97-100
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Beak trimming is currently used in France to avoid negative consequences of severe feather pecking. However, this practice is disputed regarding animal welfare and forbidden in some European countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of feather pecking in French laying hens farms, to...

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Jenna, C.; Maryse, G.; Vanessa, G.; Geoffrey, C.; Claire, M.; Anaëlle, L.; Gaëlle, D.; Maryn, D.; Loïc, B.; Matthieu, D.; Laure, B.; Adeline, H. S.; Virginie, M.
Publisher
Institut Technique de l'Aviculture (ITAVI), Paris, France
Citation
12e Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras (JRA-JRPFG 2017), 5 & 6 avril 2017, Tours, France, 2017, pp 1010-1014

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