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Machine Learning Prediction of Crossbred Pig Feed Efficiency and Growth Rate From Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
(Frontiers in Genetics, 2020-12-18) Genètica i Millora Animal
This research assessed the ability of a Support Vector Machine (SVM) regression model to predict pig crossbred (CB) performance from various sources of phenotypic and genotypic information for improving ...
Breeding farm, level of feeding and presence of antibiotics in the feed influence rabbit cecal microbiota
(Animal Microbiome, 2020-11-02) Genètica i Millora Animal; Gestió Integral de Residus Orgànics
Background The effect of the production environment and different management practices in rabbit cecal microbiota remains poorly understood. While previous studies have proved the impact of the age or ...
Social network analysis of agonistic behaviour and its association with economically important traits in pigs
(Animals, 2020-11-16) Benestar Animal; Genètica i Millora Animal
Aggression behaviour has several negative consequences on the performance and welfare of pigs. Here, the Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach was employed to (1) identify individual traits that describe ...
Are Consumers’ Egg Preferences Influenced by Animal-Welfare Conditions and Environmental Impacts?
(Sustainability, 2019-11-06) Economia Agroalimentària
We conducted a labelled discrete choice experiment (DCE) to assess consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for fresh hens’ eggs produced via different production systems (caged, barn, free ...
Rabbit Microbiota Changes Throughout the Intestinal Tract
(Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018-09-13) Genètica i Millora Animal; Gestió Integral de Residus Orgànics
To gain insight into the importance of carefully selecting the sampling area for intestinal microbiota studies, cecal and fecal microbial communities of Caldes meat rabbit were characterized. The ...