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This paper reviews the available knowledge on nutritional requirements of non-surgically castrated male pigs to promote their potential for higher feed efficiency while ensuring low risk of boar taint and good carcass and meat qualities. Reasons for giving entire males ad libitum access to diets...

Author(s)
Quiniou, N.; Bee, G.; Maribo, H.; Zamaratskaia, G.; Lawlor, P.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris, France
Citation
INRA Productions Animales, 2022, 35, 2, pp 109-120
AbstractFull Text

Painful castration of male piglets to avoid boar taint can potentially be replaced by three more ethical alternatives: entire male production in combination with a detection method, immunocastration (an active vaccination against the gonadotrophin-releasing factor, GnRF), and castration with pain...

Author(s)
Lin-Schilstra, L.; Ingenbleek, P. T. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 13,
AbstractFull Text

The question we were going to answer was whether the combination of immunocastration and dry or wet diet can help us deepen further the reduction of the boar taint following immunocastration. Immunocastration is an alternative to surgical castration. It has been agreed that its use heightens animal ...

Author(s)
Czech, A.; Kusior, G.; Zięba, G.; Łukaszewicz, M.; Grela, E. R.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2022, 40, 2, pp 171-184
Abstract

To prevent boar taint, male piglets are commonly castrated without pain relief, causing them tremendous pain. There are, however, three alternatives, all of which have pros and cons: (1) surgical castration (SC) with pain relief, which removes boar taint but involves extra work for farmers and...

Author(s)
Lin-Schilstra, L.; Fischer, A. R. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Meat Science, 2022, 188,
Abstract

Immunocastration, a technique consisting of two vaccinations against gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), can be used as alternative to surgical castration of piglets. It reduces boar taint and allows higher economic and ecological efficiency compared to barrows. The feeding strategy of...

Author(s)
Broeke, A. van den; Aluwé, M.; Kress, K.; Stefanski, V.; Škrlep, M.; Batorek, N.; Ampe, B.; Millet, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal, 2022, 16, 1,
AbstractFull Text

Male piglets are castrated primarily to avoid the unpleasant boar taint in meat, and additionally for the predisposition of castrates to accumulate fat and for their lower risk of developing unwanted behaviours. There are two main strategies available for withdrawing from surgical castration: one...

Author(s)
Nakov, D.; Trajchev, M.; Hristov, S.; Stankovic, B.; Cincovic, M.; Zlatanovic, Z.; Bojkovski, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Citation
Veterinarski Glasnik, 2021, 75, 2, pp 112-131
Abstract

This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives to the surgical castration of piglets. Producers use castrations against boar taint which is present in the meat. Alternative methods could be immunocastration, production with entire male pigs or castration with...

Author(s)
Hegerová, T.; Juhás, P.
Publisher
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
Citation
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica, 2021, 24, 1, pp 60-63
Abstract

Background: Boar taint is an unpleasant smell found in the meat of some uncastrated male pigs. This taint is often prevented by surgical castration without anesthesia or analgesia. However, this practice is an animal welfare concern. Production of entire males and immunocastration were suggested as ...

Author(s)
Burgeon, C.; Debliquy, M.; Lahem, D.; Rodriguez, J.; Ly, A.; Fauconnier, M. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2021, 112, pp 283-297
Abstract

Historically, in the pig and cattle industry, traditional physical and bloody castration has been used for different purposes; in pigs to eliminate boar taint and in cattle to control aggressive behavior, sexual behavior and to improve meat quality. Since the end of the 1990s, Zoetis laboratories...

Author(s)
Camilo, A. B.; Gómez, J. F.
Publisher
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia
Citation
Revista - Facultad Nacional de Agronomía Medellín, 2021, 74, Suplemento, pp S88-S93
Abstract

Two experiments were carried out; one with female pigs and the other with male pigs destined for Teruel dry-cured ham production, to evaluate the effect of immunocastration (entire gilts-EG vs. immunocastrated gilts-IG and surgically castrated males vs. immunocastrated males-IM) and diet (control...

Author(s)
Pérez-Ciria, L.; Miana-Mena, F. J.; López-Mendoza, M. C.; Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.; Angeles Latorre, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 12,

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