Recent Submissions

  • Infravec2 guidelines for the design and operation of containment level 2 and 3 insectaries in Europe 

    Pondeville, Emilie; Failloux, Anna-Bella; Simard, Frederic; Volf, Petr; Crisanti, Andrea; Haghighat-Khah, Roya Elaine; Busquets, Núria; Abad, Francesc Xavier; Wilson, Anthony J; Bellini, Romeo; Arnaud, Sarah Marsh; Kohl, Alain; Veronesi, Eva (Pathogens and Global Health, 2022-08-22) Sanitat Animal
    With the current expansion of vector-based research and an increasing number of facilities rearing arthropod vectors and infecting them with pathogens, common measures for containment of arthropods as ...
  • Protective efficacy of an RBD-based Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) particle vaccine in llamas 

    Rodon, Jordi; Mykytyn, Anna Z.; Cantero, Guillermo; Albulescu, Irina C.; Bosch, Berend-Jan; Brix, Alexander; Audonnet, Jean-Christophe; Bensaid, Albert; Vergara-Alert, Júlia; Haagmans, Bart L.; Segalés, Joaquim (One Health Outlook, 2022-06-24) Sanitat Animal
    Ongoing outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continue posing a global health threat. Vaccination of livestock reservoir species is a recommended strategy to prevent spread ...
  • Efficacy Studies of a Trivalent Vaccine Containing PCV-2a, PCV-2b Genotypes and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae When Administered at 3 Days of Age and 3 Weeks Later against Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV-2) Infection 

    Pleguezuelos, Patricia; Sibila, Marina; Cuadrado-Matías, Raúl; López-Jiménez, Rosa; Pérez, Diego; Huerta, Eva; Pérez, Mónica; Correa-Fiz, Florencia; Mancera-Gracia, José Carlos; Taylor, Lucas P.; Borowski, Stasia; Saunders, Gillian; Segalés, Joaquim; López-Soria, Sergio; Balasch, Mònica (Vaccines, 2022-08-01) Sanitat Animal
    Four studies under preclinical and clinical conditions were performed to evaluate the efficacy of a new trivalent vaccine against Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) infection. The product contained inactivated ...
  • Struvite-based composites for slow-release fertilization: a case study in sand 

    Valle, Stella F.; Giroto, Amanda S.; Dombinov, Vitalij; Robles-Aguilar, Ana A.; Jablonowski, Nicolai D.; Ribeiro, Caue (Scientific reports, 2022-08-19) Sostenibilitat en Biosistemes
    Struvite (St) recovered from wastewaters is a sustainable option for phosphorus (P) recovery and fertilization, whose solubility is low in water and high in environments characterized by a low pH, such ...
  • Productive performance and in vivo body composition across the growing and finishing period and carcass traits in pigs of four sex types 

    Zomeño, Cristina; Gispert, Marina; Brun, Albert; Carabús, Anna; Soler, Joaquim; Font-i-Furnols, Maria (Meat Science, 2022-07-14) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    This study compares performance, body and carcass composition among castrated (CM), immunocastrated (IM) and entire males (EM), and females (FE) at 30, 70, 100 and 120 kg of body weight (total of n = ...
  • Making Full Use of Qualitative Data to Generate New Fish Product Ideas through Co-Creation with Consumers: A Methodological Approach 

    López-Mas, Laura; Claret, Anna; Stancu, Violeta; Brunsø, Karen; Peral, Irene; Santa Cruz, Elena; Krystallis, Athanasios; Guerrero, Luis (Foods, 2022-07-31) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    Co-creation is a process that directly involves different stakeholders in the idea generation phase of a new product development process. A pool of 112 new aquaculture fish product ideas was obtained ...
  • Phylotranscriptomics reveals the reticulate evolutionary history of a widespread diatom species complex 

    Çiftçi, Ozan; Alverson, Andrew J.; van Bodegom, Peter; Roberts, Wade R.; Mertens, Adrienne; Van de Vijver, Bart; Trobajo, Rosa; Mann, David G.; Pirovano, Walter; van Eijk, Iris; Gravendeel, Barbara (Journal of Phycology, 2022-07-21) Aigües Marines i Continentals
    In contrast to surveys based on a few genes that often provide limited taxonomic resolution, transcriptomes provide a wealth of genomic loci that can resolve relationships among taxonomically challenging ...
  • Welfare of pigs on farm 

    EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW); Nielsen, Søren Saxmose; Alvarez, Julio; Bicout, Dominique Joseph; Calistri, Paolo; Canali, Elisabetta; Drewe, Julian Ashley; Garin-Bastuji, Bruno; Gonzales Rojas, Jose Luis; Schmidt, Gortázar; Herskin, Mette; Michel, Virginie; Miranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel; Mosbach-Schulz, Olaf; Padalino, Barbara; Roberts, Helen Clare; Stahl, Karl; Velarde, Antonio; Viltrop, Arvo; Winckler, Christoph; Edwards, Sandra; Ivanova, Sonya; Leeb, Christine; Wechsler, Beat; Fabris, Chiara; Lima, Eliana; Mosbach-Schulz, Olaf; Van der Stede, Yves; Vitali, Marika; Spoolder, Hans (EFSA Journal, 2022-08-25) Benestar Animal
    This scientific opinion focuses on the welfare of pigs on farm, and is based on literature and expert opinion. All pig categories were assessed: gilts and dry sows, farrowing and lactating sows, suckling ...
  • Inter-Observer Repeatability of Indicators of Consciousness after Waterbath Stunning in Broiler Chickens 

    Contreras-Jodar, Alexandra; Varvaró-Porter, Aranzazu; Michel, Virginie; Velarde, Antonio (Animals, 2022-07-13) Benestar Animal
    Waterbath stunning is intended to induce unconsciousness until death occurs due to bleeding in poultry. However, it is not always effective. For this reason, in order to protect their welfare, it is ...
  • Supplementing Citrus aurantium Flavonoid Extract in High-Fat Finishing Diets Improves Animal Behavior and Rumen Health and Modifies Rumen and Duodenum Epithelium Gene Expression in Holstein Bulls 

    Paniagua, Montserrat; Crespo, Javier Francisco; Arís, Anna; Devant, Maria (Animals, 2022-08-03) Producció de Remugants
    One hundred and forty-six bulls (178.2 ± 6.64 kg BW and 146.0 ± 0.60 d of age) were randomly allocated to one of eight pens and assigned to control (C) or citrus flavonoid (BF) treatments (Citrus ...
  • Characterization of Three Different Mediterranean Beef Fattening Systems: Performance, Behavior, and Carcass and Meat Quality 

    Sánchez, Denise; Marti, Sònia; Verdú, Marçal; González, Joel; Font-i-Furnols, Maria; Devant, Maria (MDPI, 22-08-02) Producció de Remugants; Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    The aim of this study was to characterize three different commercial dairy beef fattening systems for intensive Mediterranean fattening programs differing in gender, breed, nutrition, and days of feed ...
  • Understanding the future meat consumers 

    Font-i-Furnols, Maria; Guerrero, Luis (Meat Science, 2022-08-06) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    Revered, desired, hated and even persecuted, meat leaves almost no one indifferent. It is a fundamental element of our culture and traditions, and gives rise to numerous controversies, trends and social ...
  • An assessment of disease occurrence and mortality in marine fish farming in Spain 

    Muniesa, Ana; Furones, Dolors; Rodgers, Chris; Basurco, Bernardo (Aquaculture Reports, 2022-07-11) Aqüicultura
    Marine fish farming in Spain, as in most Mediterranean countries, focuses on the production of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). The sector has experienced ...
  • Assessment of the control measures of the Category A diseases of the Animal Health Law: prohibitions in restricted zones and risk-mitigating treatments for products of animal origin and other materials 

    EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (EFSA AHAW Panel); Nielsen, Søren Saxmose; Alvarez, Julio; Bicout, Dominique Joseph; Calistri, Paolo; Canali, Elisabetta; Drewe, Julian Ashley; Garin-Bastuji, Bruno; Gonzales Rojas, José Luis; Gortázar Schmidt, Christian; Herskin, Mette; Michel, Virginie; Miranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel; Padalino, Barbara; Pasquali, Paolo; Stahl, Karl; Velarde Calvo, Antonio; Viltrop, Arvo; Winckler, Christoph; De Clercq, Kris; Sjunnesson, Ylva; Gervelmeyer, Andrea; Roberts, Helen Clare (EFSA Journal, 2022-08-09) Benestar Animal
    EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of prohibitions of certain activities in restricted zones, and of certain risk mitigation treatments for products of ...
  • Longitudinal Study of Fecal Microbiota in Calves with or without Diarrhea Episodes before Weaning 

    Obregon-Gutierrez, Pau; Bague-Companys, Jaume; Bach, Alex; Aragon, Virginia; Correa-Fiz, Florencia (Veterinary Sciences, 2022-08-29) Sanitat Animal
    The microbiota plays an important role in the development of diarrhea in pre-weaned calves. The characterization of the fecal microbiota in health and disease can be critical to unravel the bacterial ...
  • Brewery by-products (yeast and spent grain) as protein sources in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) feeds 

    Estévez, Alicia; Padrell, Lluis; Iñarra, Bruno; Orive, Mikel; San Martin, David (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2022-09-05) Aqüicultura; Nutrició Animal
    A trial was conducted to analyze the effect of the inclusion of yeast and spent grain obtained from breweries in feeds for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), taking into account the availability of ...
  • Update of the list of QPS-recommended microbiological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 16: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until March 2022 

    EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ); Koutsoumanis, Kostas; Allende, Ana; Alvarez-Ordóñez, Avelino; Bolton, Declan; Bover-Cid, Sara; Chemaly, Marianne; Davies, Robert; De Cesare, Alessandra; Hilbert, Friederike; Lindqvist, Roland; Nauta, Maarten; Peixe, Luisa; Ru, Giuseppe; Simmons, Marion; Skandamis, Panagiotis; Suffredini, Elisabetta; Cocconcelli, Pier Sandro; Fernández Escámez, Pablo Salvador; Prieto Maradona, Miguel; Querol, Amparo; Sijtsma, Lolke; Suarez, Juan Evaristo; Sundh, Ingvar; Vlak, Just; Barizzone, Fulvio; Hempen, Michaela; Correia, Sandra; Herman, Lieve (EFSA Journal, 2022-07-25) Funcionalitat i Seguretat Alimentària
    The qualified presumption of safety (QPS) approach was developed to provide a regularly updated generic pre-evaluation of the safety of microorganisms, intended for use in the food or feed chains, to ...
  • Polarimetric observables for the enhanced visualization of plant diseases 

    Rodríguez, Carla; Garcia-Caurel, Enrique; Garnatje, Teresa; Serra i Ribas, Mireia; Luque, Jordi; Campos, Juan; Lizana, Angel (Scientific Reports, 2022-08-30) Protecció Vegetal Sostenible
    This paper highlights the potential of using polarimetric methods for the inspection of plant diseased tissues. We show how depolarizing observables are a suitable tool for the accurate discrimination ...
  • New insights into flowering date in Prunus: fine mapping of a major QTL in sweet cherry 

    Branchereau, Camille; Quero-García, José; Zaracho-Echagüe, Nathalia Helena; Lambelin, Laurine; Fouché, Mathieu; Wenden, Bénédicte; Donkpegan, Armel; Le Dantec, Loïck; Barreneche, Teresa; Alletru, David; Parmentier, Julien; Dirlewanger, Elisabeth (Horticulture Research, 2022-02-19) Genòmica i Biotecnologia
    Flowering date is an important trait in Prunus fruit species, especially for their adaptation in a global warming context. Numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) have been identified and a major one ...
  • Rules of thumb to obtain, isolate, and preserve porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells 

    Díaz, Ivan (Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2022-07-16) Sanitat Animal
    One of the most used biospecimens in immunology are peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). PBMC are particularly useful when evaluating immunity through responses of circulating B- and T-cells, ...

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