Cookies on Animal Science Database

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Animal Science Database

Supporting your research in animal production, welfare and health

 

Sign up to receive our Veterinary & Animal Sciences eNewsletter, book alerts and offers direct to your inbox.

Results per page:

Search results

AbstractFull Text

Androstenone and skatole are the two main components causing the so-called boar taint as well as the unpleasant taste of pork meat from boars. These substances increasingly accumulate in the adipose tissue after reaching sexual maturity. For this reason, boars are less frequently used for pork...

Author(s)
Zadinová, K.; Stupka, R.; Stratil, A.; Čítek, J.; Vehovsky, K.; Urbanová, D.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2016, 34, 2, pp 107-127
Abstract

Male piglets are routinely castrated to eliminate boar taint. However, this treatment is undesirable, and alternative approaches, including genetic strategies to reduce boar taint, are demanded. Androstenone is one of the causative agents of boar taint, and a QTL region affecting this pheromone has ...

Author(s)
Son, M. van; Agarwal, R.; Kent, M. P.; Grove, H.; Grindflek, E.; Lien, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2017, 48, 6, pp 653-659
Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to perform a genome-wide association analyses (GWAS) for androstenone, skatole and indole in different Pietrain sire lines and compare the results with previous findings in purebred populations. Furthermore, the genetic relationship of androstenone and skatole...

Author(s)
Grosse-Brinkhaus, C.; Storck, L. C.; Frieden, L.; Neuhoff, C.; Schellander, K.; Looft, C.; Tholen, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genetics, 2015, 16, 36, pp (09 April 2015)
Abstract

Since surgical castration of male piglets without anaesthesia is under heavy societal pressure, finding a sustainable solution to reduce boar taint has become urgent. One way to circumvent this animal welfare violation is raising entire male pigs whilst selecting against the tainted phenotype...

Author(s)
Schroyen, M.; Janssens, S.; Stinckens, A.; Brebels, M.; Bertolini, F.; Lamberigts, C.; Bekaert, K.; Vanhaecke, L.; Aluwé, M.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Millet, S.; Buys, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Meat Science, 2015, 101, pp 1-4
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate measures of boar (Sus scrofa) taint as potential selection criteria to reduce boar taint so that castration of piglets will become unnecessary. Therefore, genetic parameters of boar taint measures and their genetic correlations with finishing traits were...

Author(s)
Windig, J. J.; Mulder, H. A.; Napel, J. ten; Knol, E. F.; Mathur, P. K.; Crump, R. E.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2012, 90, 7, pp 2120-2129
Abstract

Background: Previous studies in the Norwegian pig breeds Landrace and Duroc have revealed a QTL for levels of skatole located in the region 74.7-80.5 Mb on SSC7. Skatole is one of the main components causing boar taint, which gives an undesirable smell and taste to the pig meat when heated....

Author(s)
Son, M. van; Kent, M. P.; Grove, H.; Rahul Agarwal; Hamland, H.; Lien, S.; Grindflek, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genetics, 2017, 18, 85, pp (11 October 2017)
Abstract

The Asp298Asn polymorphism of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) in pigs is known to affect economically important traits such as growth rate and backfat thickness. We have assessed the possible use of this polymorphism as a molecular marker to perform genetic selection toward lower boar taint...

Author(s)
Broeke, A. van den; Aluwé, M.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Ampe, B.; Vanhaecke, L.; Wauters, J.; Janssens, S.; Coussé, A.; Buys, N.; Millet, S.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2015, 93, 3, pp 934-943
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to obtain a comprehensive look at the influence of castration on mRNA expression of the genes CYP2E1, CYP1A2, CYP2A19, HSD3B, SULT2A1 and SULT1A1 and their correlation with boar taint compounds (androstenone, skatole and indole) and Improvac-specific antibodies in a Czech...

Author(s)
Kubešova, A.; Šthacek˜astny, K.; Faldyna, M.; Sladek, Z.; Steinhauserova, I.; Bořilova, G.; Knoll, A.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Czech Journal of Animal Science, 2019, 64, 2, pp 89-97
Abstract

Freemartinism is a disorder of sex development (DSD) caused by the formation of placental anastomoses between fetuses of different sex. It leads to development of an abnormal reproductive tract in the female fetus, including the presence of testes or ovotestes. In pig production, such conditions...

Author(s)
Szczerbal, I.; Nowacka-Woszuk, J.; Dzimira, S.; Matuszczyk, A.; Iskrzak, P.; Switonski, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2019, 219, pp 52-56
Abstract

Background: Boar taint is an offensive urine or faecal-like odour, affecting the smell and taste of cooked pork from some mature non-castrated male pigs. Androstenone and skatole in fat are the molecules responsible. In most pig production systems, males, which are not required for breeding, are...

Author(s)
Rowe, S. J.; Karacaören, B.; Koning, D. J. de; Lukic, B.; Hastings-Clark, N.; Velander, I.; Haley, C. S.; Archibald, A. L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genomics, 2014, 15, 424, pp (3 June 2014)

Refine Results

Sort Order
Author
Geographical Location
Item Type
Language
Organisms
Subject Topics