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To avoid boar taint before slaughtering, late castration by immunisation against gonadotrophin releasing hormone or immunocastration has been developed. The current study aimed at determining whether differences in feed efficiency between castrated male (CM), immune castrated (IM) and entire male...

Author(s)
Floc'h, N. le; Furbeyre, H.; Prunier, A.; Louveau, I.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Archives of Animal Nutrition, 2019, 73, 4, pp 255-270
Abstract

The minimization of boar taint according to welfare appears to be immunocastration. For this purpose a test was carried out for a total of 80 piglets in the growing stage. Animals were housed by sex, respectively 20 boars, 20 immunocasatrates, 20 barrows and 20 gilts. Animals were fed ad libitum,...

Author(s)
Šprysl, M.; Kluzáková, E.; Čítek, J.; Stupka, R.; Zadinová, K.
Publisher
Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
AGRIS On-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, 2019, 11, 2, pp 95-102
Abstract

The ban of piglet castration without anaesthesia should come into force on 01.01.2019. On 29 November 2019, the German Bundestag extended this deadline by two years because politicians and industry were unable to agree on one or more of the available alternatives. The change in the law means that...

Author(s)
Verhaagh, M.; Deblitz, C.
Publisher
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Braunschweig, Germany
Citation
Thünen Working Paper, 2019, No.110, pp IV + 54 pp.
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Publisher
Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Fleischwirtschaft, 2019, 99, 6, pp 44-46
Abstract

Author(s)
Scheid, I. R.; Oliveira, F. T. T.; Borges, A. C.; Braga, T. F.; Mathur, S.; Allison, J. R. D.
Publisher
Izdatel'ski Dom Svinovodstvo, Moscow, Russia
Citation
Svinovodstvo (Moskva), 2019, No.1, pp 57-58
Abstract

This article explains the reasons for castrating boars and discusses welfare issues surrounding this practice. Alternatives to surgical castration are discussed and some pig farms which implemented vaccination instead of castration are listed.

Author(s)
Zamaratskaia, G.; Palmer, E.; Eliasson-Selling, L.
Publisher
Sveriges Veterinärförbund, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Svensk Veterinärtidning, 2019, 71, 1, pp 15-17
Abstract

Castration is the most used way of preventing boar taint. At the same time, due to ethical reasons, surgical castration without anesthesia during the first days of life is gradually ceased. Alternatives to this approach include castration with anesthesia, immunocastration or rearing of uncastrated...

Author(s)
Faldyna, M.; Levá, L.; Göpfert, E.; Kudláčková, H.; Steinhauserová, I.
Publisher
Profi Press, s.r.o., Praha 2, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinářství, 2018, 68, 9, pp 646-649
Abstract

Physiological and biochemical factors responsable for boar taint and effect of boar taint on meat quality are discussed. The results of previous investigations on the use of chemical analysis for determination of the effectiveness of boar taint control with Improvac® (GnRH, gonadotropin releasing...

Author(s)
Crane, J. P.; Allison, J. R. D.
Publisher
Izdatel'ski Dom Svinovodstvo, Moscow, Russia
Citation
Svinovodstvo (Moskva), 2018, No.2, pp 73-76
Abstract

Author(s)
Schübeler, A. S.; Koch, L.
Publisher
Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Fleischwirtschaft, 2018, 98, 8, pp 21-23
Abstract

This issue presents 59 papers from the Proceedings of meetings held by the Cost action CA15215 IPEMA (Innovative Approaches for Pork Production with Entire Males and Immunocastrates), held in Oeiras, Portugal, Dubrovnik, Croatia, last 8th February 2018 and 27 August 2018. The focused of papers are...

Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Advances in Animal Biosciences, 2018, 9, s1, pp s1-s59

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