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Immunocastration of male pigs – situation today

Zamaratskaia, Galia and Krøyer Rasmussen, Martin (2015). Immunocastration of male pigs – situation today. I/In: The 58th International Meat Industry Conference (MeatCon2015), 151004-151007, Zlatibor, Serbia.
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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profoo.2015.09.064


Immunological castration of male pigs is an attractive alternative to surgical castration and nowadays is increasingly used in many countries to reduce boar taint and improve pork quality. Moreover, immunocastrated pigs showed reduced sexual and aggressive behaviour compared to entire male pigs, thus improving animal welfare. Carcass and meat quality parameters generally do not differ between immunocastrated and surgically castrated male pigs. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.

Authors/Creators:Zamaratskaia, Galia and Krøyer Rasmussen, Martin
Title:Immunocastration of male pigs – situation today
Series Name/Journal:Procedia Food Science
Year of publishing :2015
Depositing date:26 August 2016
Page range:324–327
Number of Pages:4
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Paper)
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L52 Animal physiology - Growth and development
L Animal production > L53 Animal physiology - Reproduction
Q Food science > Q01 Food science and technology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Other Biological Topics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Other Veterinary Science
Agrovoc terms:boars, castration, immunization, meat quality
Keywords:male pigs, reproductive system, immunological castration, meat quality
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Web of Science (WoS)000380429000084
ID Code:13605
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Food Science (until 161231)
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Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 14:48
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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