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Non-destructive evaluation of carcass and ham traits and meat quality assessment applied to early and late immunocastrated Iberian pigs
(Animal, 2021-02-23) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Castration is a common practice in Iberian pigs due to their advanced age and high weight at slaughter. Immunocastration (IC) is an alternative to surgical castration that influences carcass and cut ...
Computed tomography evaluation of gilt growth performance and carcass quality under feeding restrictions and compensatory growth effects on the sensory quality of pork
(Livestock Science, 2020-04-15) Genètica i Millora Animal; Nutrició Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Restricted feed can affect the body composition of pigs. Body composition can be studied non-destructively in live pigs using computed tomography (CT). The objective was to investigate the effect of ...
Effect of environmental enrichment and herbal compounds-supplemented diet on pig carcass, meat quality traits, and consumers’ acceptability and preference
(Animals, 2018-07-16) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Animal welfare can be considered an ethical attribute of product quality, but consumers should appreciate its added value. The aim of this study was to evaluate consumer’s acceptability, preference, ...
Attitudes and beliefs of Eastern European consumers towards animal welfare
(Animals, 2020-07-17) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
The aim of this exploratory work, because of the existing bias on the size of the sample and some of the sociodemographic characteristics of the participants, was to investigate the Eastern European ...
Understanding consumers' perceptions towards Iberian pig production and animal welfare
(Meat Science, 2020-09-19) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
The Spanish market offers a greater variety of Iberian pork products. The aim of this paper is to determine the perception of consumers of several aspects of Iberian pig production and animal welfare ...
Effects of a high-fat-diet supplemented with probiotics and ω3-fatty acids on appetite regulatory neuropeptides and neurotransmitters in a pig model
(Beneficial Microbes, 2020-07-28) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària; Genètica i Millora Animal
The pig is a valuable animal model to study obesity in humans due to the physiological similarity between humans and pigs in terms of digestive and associated metabolic processes. The dietary use of ...