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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cross-Cultural Differences in the Perception of Lamb between New Zealand and Chinese Consumers in New Zealand 

    Hutchings, Scott C.; Guerrero, Luis; Smeets, Levi; Eyres, Graham T.; Silcock, Patrick; Pavan, Enrique; Realini, Carolina E. (Foods, 2022-07-11) Qualitat i Tecnologia Alimentària
    This study investigated differences between general New Zealand consumers and ethnic Chinese consumers living in New Zealand regarding the importance of lamb attributes at the point of purchase and ...
  • Lincomycin toxicity in farm rabbits: report on a severe case 

    Rosell, Joan Maria; Garriga, Ricard; Casas, Jordina; Majó, Natàlia; Alomar, Jaume (World Rabbit Science, 2022-06-29) Sanitat Animal
    In this study, we describe a case of severe toxicity by lincomycin contamination in feed on a farm housing 1800 rabbit does. The farm used a two-batch system, with parities 24 and 3 d ago, respectively. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 = ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Revealing Genomic Insights of the Unexplored Porcine Pathogen Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae Using Whole Genome Sequencing 

    Guitart-Matas, Judith; Gonzalez-Escalona, Narjol; Maguire, Meghan; Vilaró, Anna; Martinez-Urtaza, Jaime; Fraile, Lorenzo; Migura-Garcia, Lourdes (Microbiology Spectrum, 2022-07-20) Sanitat Animal
    Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) is the causative agent of pleuropneumonia in pigs, one of the most relevant bacterial respiratory diseases in the swine industry. To date, 19 serotypes have been ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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