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Genome‐wide detection of copy number variants in European autochthonous and commercial pig breeds by whole‐genome sequencing of DNA pools identified breed‐characterising copy number states
In this study, we identified copy number variants (CNVs) in 19 European autochthonous pig breeds and in two commercial breeds (Italian Large White and Italian Duroc) that represent important genetic ...
Effects of human-animal relationship on animal productivity and welfare
(Malque Publishing, 2020-06-04)
This is a literature review of the effects of humans´ relationships with farm animals on animal productivity and welfare, including the following topics: definition of the concept and description of ...
ASF Exit Strategy: Providing cumulative evidence of the absence of African swine fever virus circulation in wild boar populations using standard surveillance measures
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-03-03)
EFSA assessed the role of seropositive wild boar in African swine fever (ASF) persistence. Surveillance data from Estonia and Latvia investigated with a generalised equation method demonstrated a ...
Assessment of the control measures of the category A diseases of Animal Health Law: sheep and goat pox
(Wiley Open Access, 2021-12-27)
EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of some of the control measures against diseases included in the Category A list according to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 ...
Using genome wide association studies to identify common QTL regions in three different genetic backgrounds based on Iberian pig breed
(PLoS ONE, 2018-03-09)
One of the major limitation for the application of QTL results in pig breeding and QTN identification has been the limited number of QTL effects validated in different animal material. The aim of the ...
Potential of MMP-9 based nanoparticles at optimizing the cow dry period: pulling apart the effects of MMP-9 and nanoparticles
(Nature Research, 2020-07-09)
The cow dry period is a non-milking interval where the mammary gland involutes and regenerates to guarantee an optimal milk production in the subsequent lactation. Important bottlenecks such as the ...
Simulation of feed restriction and fasting: Effects on animal recovery and gastrointestinal permeability in unweaned Angus-Holstein calves
Feed restriction and fasting experienced during commercial production negatively affect unweaned calves' behavior and health status. Transportation and stays at assembly centers are the main factors ...
How far are we from providing pigs appropriate environmental enrichment?
The effects of environmental enrichment on the physiology, behaviour, productivity and meat quality of pigs raised in a hot climate
European Union (EU) legislation states that the routine tail docking of pigs should not be carried out and that manipulable materials should be made available to all pigs to prevent tail biting and allow ...
Genetic variability of functional longevity in five rabbit lines
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-01-22)
The objectives of this study were to analyse the differences in the genetic determination of functional longevity in five Spanish lines of rabbits and to check how different systematic factors might ...