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  • 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 ...
  • Analysis of the causal structure of traits involved in sow lactation feed efficiency 

    Mora, Mónica; David, Ingrid; Gilbert, Hélène; Rosa, Guilherme J. M.; Sánchez, Juan Pablo; Piles, Miriam (Genetics Selection Evolution, 2022-07-26) Genètica i Millora Animal
    Background Feed efficiency during lactation involves a set of phenotypic traits that form a complex system, with some traits exerting causal effects on the others. Information regarding such ...
  • 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 ...
  • An anti-SARS-CoV-2 metabolite is reduced in diabetes 

    Vergara-Alert, Júlia; Izquierdo-Useros, Nuria (Nature Metabolism, 2022-05-09) Sanitat Animal
    A glucose-like metabolite, which is reduced in the serum of diabetic patients, inhibits the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into key cellular targets. The work led by Cheng and colleagues provides a molecular ...
  • 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 ...
  • Clearance and persistence of Escherichia coli in the freshwater mussel Unio mancus 

    Campos, M.; Lobato-Bailón, L.; Merciai, R.; Cabezón, O.; Torres-Blas, I.; Araujo, R.; Migura-Garcia, L. (Scientific Reports, 2022-07-20) Sanitat Animal
    The excessive use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of resistant bacteria, mainly from the Enterobacterales group, with high pathogenic/zoonotic potentials that can lead to problems in public ...
  • 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 = ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Characterization and cross-protection of experimental infections with SeCoV and two PEDV variants 

    Puente, Héctor; Díaz, Ivan; Arguello, Héctor; Mencía-Ares, Óscar; Gómez-García, Manuel; Pérez-Perez, Lucía; Vega, Clara; Cortey, Martí; Martín, Margarita; Rubio, Pedro; Carvajal, Ana (Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2022-08-02) Sanitat Animal
    The aim of this study was to characterize the infection of weaned pigs with swine enteric coronavirus (SeCoV) -a chimeric virus most likely originated from a recombination event between porcine epidemic ...
  • Alterations in bacterial metabolites, cytokines, and mucosal integrity in the caecum of broilers caused by feed additives and host-related factors 

    Duangnumsawang, Yada; Zentek, Jürgen; Vahjen, Wilfried; Tarradas, Joan; Boroojeni, Farshad Goodarzi (Frontiers in Physiology, 2022-09-12) Nutrició Animal
    A total of 2,880 one-day-old male and female broiler chicks from two breeds, Ross308 and Cobb500 were randomly assigned to 72 pens. Broilers were offered three diets: a wheat-soybean diet without (CO), ...
  • Eurasian griffon vultures carry widespread antimicrobial resistant Salmonella and Campylobacter of public health concern 

    Espunyes, Johan; Illera, Lucía; Dias-Alves, Andrea; Lobato, Lourdes; Ribas, Maria Puig; Manzanares, Alicia; Ayats, Teresa; Marco, Ignasi; Cerdà-Cuéllar, Marta (Science of the Total Environment, 2022-07-06) Sanitat Animal
    The global emergence of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) strains of Salmonella and Campylobacter is a serious public health concern. Both bacteria are leading causes of human gastrointestinal foodborne ...
  • Novel strategies to improve chicken performance and welfare by unveiling host-microbiota interactions through hologenomics 

    Tous, Núria; Marcos, Sofia; Goodarzi Boroojeni, Farshad; Pérez de Rozas, Ana; Zentek, Jürgen; Estonba, Andone; Sandvang, Dorthe; Gilbert, M. Thomas P.; Esteve-Garcia, Enric; Finn, Robert; Alberdi, Antton; Tarradas, Joan (Frontiers in Physiology, 2022-09-06) Nutrició Animal
    Fast optimisation of farming practices is essential to meet environmental sustainability challenges. Hologenomics, the joint study of the genomic features of animals and the microbial communities ...
  • Portable Electronic Tongue Based on Microsensors for the Analysis of Cava Wines 

    Giménez-Gómez, Pablo; Escudé-Pujol, Roger; Capdevila, Fina; Puig-Pujol, Anna; Jiménez-Jorquera, Cecilia; Gutiérrez-Capitán, Manuel (Sensors, 2016-10-27) Fructicultura
    Cava is a quality sparkling wine produced in Spain. As a product with a designation of origin, Cava wine has to meet certain quality requirements throughout its production process; therefore, the analysis ...
  • Interpreting genotype-by-environment interaction for biomass production in hybrid poplars under short-rotation coppice in Mediterranean environments 

    Sixto, Hortensia; Gil, Paula M.; Ciria, Pilar; Camps, Francesc; Cañellas, Isabel; Voltas, Jordi (GCB Bioenergy, 2015-10-20) Cultius Extensius Sostenibles
    Understanding genotype 9 environment interaction (GEI) is crucial to optimize the deployment of clonal material to field conditions in short-rotation coppice poplar plantations. Hybrid poplars are grown ...
  • Imaging technologies to study the composition of live pigs: a review 

    Carabús, Anna; Gispert, Marina; Font-i-Furnols, Maria (Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 2016-08-31) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    Image techniques are increasingly being applied to livestock animals. This paper overviews recent advances in image processing analysis for live pigs, including ultrasound, visual image analysis by ...
  • Genome-Wide Differentiation of Various Melon Horticultural Groups for Use in GWAS for Fruit Firmness and Construction of a High Resolution Genetic Map 

    Nimmakayala, Padma; Tomason, Yan R.; Abburi, Venkata L.; Alvarado, Alejandra; Saminathan, Thangasamy; Vajja, Venkata G.; Salazar, Germania; Panicker, Girish K.; Levi, Amnon; Wechter, William P.; McCreight, James D.; Korol, Abraham B.; Ronin, Yefim; Garcia-Mas, Jordi; Reddy, Umesh K. (Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016-09-22) Genòmica i Biotecnologia
    Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is a phenotypically diverse eudicot diploid (2n = 2x = 24) has climacteric and non-climacteric morphotypes and show wide variation for fruit firmness, an important trait for ...
  • Research Note: Persistent Salmonella problems in slaughterhouses related to clones linked to poultry companies 

    Marin, C.; Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; González-Bodi, S.; Lorenzo-Rebenaque, L.; Vega, S. (Poultry Science, 2022-05-21) Sanitat Animal
    Salmonellosis remains one of the main foodborne zoonoses in Europe, with poultry products as the main source of human infections. The slaughterhouse has been identified as a potential source for Salmonella ...
  • MAGGnet: An international network to foster mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases 

    Liebig, M.A.; Franzluebbers, A.J.; Alvarez, C.; Chiesa, T.D.; Lewczuk, N.; Piñeiro, G.; Posse, G.; Yahdjian, L.; Grace, P.; Machado Rodrigues Cabral, O.; Martin-Neto, L.; de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues, R.; Amiro, B.; Angers, D.; Hao, X.; Oelbermann, M.; Tenuta, M.; Munkholm, L.J.; Regina, K.; Cellier, P.; Ehrhardt, F.; Richard, G.; Dechow, R.; Agus, F.; Widiarta, N.; Spink, J.; Berti, A.; Grignani, C.; Mazzoncini, M.; Orsini, R.; Roggero, P.P.; Seddaiu, G.; Tei, F.; Ventrella, D.; Vitali, G.; Kishimoto-Mo, A.; Shirato, Y.; Sudo, S.; Shin, J.; Schipper, L.; Savé, R.; Leifeld, J.; Spadavecchia, L.; Yeluripati, J.; Del Grosso, S.; Rice, C.; Sawchik, J. (Carbon Management, 2016-05-31) Fructicultura
    Research networks provide a framework for review, synthesis and systematic testing of theories by multiple scientists across international borders critical for addressing global-scale issues. In 2012, ...

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