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To what extent is climate change adaptation a novel challenge for agricultural modellers?
(Environmental Modelling & Software, 2019-07-29)
Modelling is key to adapting agriculture to climate change (CC), facilitating evaluation of the impacts and eﬃcacy of adaptation measures, and the design of optimal strategies. Although there are many challenges to modelling ...
How far are we from providing pigs appropriate environmental enrichment?
Effect of environmental temperature, floor type and breed on skatole and indole concentrations in fat of females, immuno-castrated and entire males
(Livestock Science, 2018-11-29)
The present study was divided in two different trials. The aim of the first trial was to determine if the thresholds of detection of skatole and indole are achieved in females and in males vaccinated against the GnRF housed ...
Life Cycle Assessment of Iberian Traditional Pig Production System in Spain
Traditional Iberian pig production is characterized by outdoor systems that produce animals fed with natural resources. The aim of this study was to assess the environmental impacts of such systems through Life Cycle ...
Slaughter of animals: poultry
(EFSA Journal, 2019-11-13)
The killing of poultry for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or during on‐farm slaughter. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed, from the arrival of birds in containers until ...
Farm-specific failure costs of production disorders in European organic dairy herds
(Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019-04-04)
On-farm decision support in animal health management requires a tailor-made failure costs (FCs) assessment of production disorders for the individual farm. In our study we defined a generic framework to estimate the FC ...
The effect of feeder system and diet on welfare, performance and meat quality, of growing-finishing Iberian × Duroc pigs under high environmental temperatures
(Livestock Science, 2020-02-12)
The present study investigated the replacement of 5% of starch (ST) by 5% of sunflower oil (SO), with or without feed restriction, in the diet of growing-finishing Iberian × Duroc pigs exposed to heat stress conditions. ...
African swine fever in wild boar
(EFSA Journal, 2018-07-11)
The European Commission requested EFSA to compare the reliability of wild boar density estimates across the EU and to provide guidance to improve data collection methods. Currently, the only EU-wide available data are ...
Rift Valley Fever – epidemiological update and risk of introduction into Europe
(EFSA Journal, 2020-03-06)
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a vector-borne disease transmitted by a broad spectrum of mosquito species, especially Aedes and Culex genus, to animals (domestic and wild ruminants and camels) and humans. Rift Valley fever is ...
Risk of survival, establishment and spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in the EU
(EFSA Journal, 2018-04-30)
Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) is an emerging fungal pathogen of salamanders. Despite limited surveillance, Bsal was detected in kept salamanders populations in Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the ...