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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 ...
To Provide a Double Feeder in Growing Pigs Housed under High Environmental Temperatures Reduces Social Interactions but Does Not Improve Weight Gains
(Animals, 2020-11-30) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Heat stress and competition for food are two major challenges in pigs reared in intensive conditions. The aim of the present work was to study the e ect of providing a double feeder for pigs reared ...
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, ...
Effects of Exogenous 6-Phytase (EC 188.8.131.52) Supplementation on Performance, Calcium and Phosphorous Digestibility, and Bone Mineralisation and Density in Weaned Piglets
(Animals, 2021-06-15) Nutrició Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
Phosphorus (P) is an essential mineral for growing piglets, which is poorly accessible in vegetable feedstuffs as it is stored as phytates. Thus, phytase supplementation is essential to increase P ...
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 ...
Intramuscular vs. Intradermic Needle-Free Vaccination in Piglets: Relevance for Animal Welfare Based on an Aversion Learning Test and Vocalizations
(Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2021-08-11) Benestar Animal; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
The aim of the present study was to compare intramuscular injection with a needle and intradermic needle-free vaccinations against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in piglets at 28 ...