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    • Bacterial protein degradation by different rumen protozoal groups 

      Belanche, A.; de la Fuente Oliver, Gabriel; Moorby, J. M.; Newbold, C. Jamie (American Society of Animal Science, 2012-07-08)
      Bacterial predation by protozoa has the most deleterious effect on the efficiency of N use within the rumen, but differences in activity among protozoal groups are not completely understood. Two in vitro experiments were ...
    • Bayes factor for testing between different structures of random genetic groups: A case study using weaning weight in Bruna dels Pirineus beef cattle 

      Casellas, Joaquim; Piedrafita, Jesús; Varona Aguado, Luís (BioMed Central, 2007)
      The implementation of genetic groups in BLUP evaluations accounts for different expectations of breeding values in base animals. Notwithstanding, many feasible structures of genetic groups exist and there are no analytical ...
    • Bayes factors for detection of quantitative trait loci 

      Varona Aguado, Luís; García Cortés, Luis Alberto; Perez Enciso, Miguel (BioMed Central, 2001)
      A fundamental issue in quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping is to determine the plausibility of the presence of a QTL at a given genome location. Bayesian analysis offers an attractive way of testing alternative models ...
    • Behavioral evidence of hunting and foraging techniques by a top predator suggests the importance of scavenging for preadults 

      Margalida, Antoni; Colomer, M. Àngels (Maria Àngels); Sánchez, Roberto; Sánchez, Francisco Javier; Oria, Javier; González, Luis Mariano (Wiley Online Library, 2017)
      Scavenging may be a regular feeding behavior for some facultative raptor species oc-cupying low quality habitats and/or with little experience in hunting techniques. However, its importance has been largely ...
    • Benefits and Risks of Preventing Twin Pregnancies 

      García Ispierto, Irina; López Gatius, Fernando (MDPI, 2021-01-11)
      Clinical problems associated with twin pregnancies have been well established, and twin births are now considered undesirable or even disastrous for the dairy cattle industry and the individual cow. The high incidence of ...
    • Biases in the Detection of Intentionally Poisoned Animals: Public Health and Conservation Implications from a Field Experiment 

      Gil Sánchez, José María; Aguilera-Alcalá, Natividad; Moleón, Marcos; Sebastián-González, Esther; Margalida, Antoni; Morales-Reyes, Zebensui; Durà Alemañ, Carlos Javier; Oliva-Vidal, Pilar; Pérez-García, Juan M.; Sánchez-Zapata, José Antonio (MDPI, 2021-01-29)
      Intentional poisoning is a global wildlife problem and an overlooked risk factor for public health. Managing poisoning requires unbiased and high-quality data through wildlife monitoring protocols, which are largely lacking. ...
    • Bigger Males, Bigger Females? Pigeons' Sexual Size Dimorphism 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Kabir, Ashraful (SCIENCEDOMAIN International, 2020-10-08)
      Sexual dimorphism, defined as phenotypic differences between males and females, is a common phenomenon in animals. In this line, Rensch's rule states that sexual size dimorphism increases with increasing body size when the ...
    • Bilateral Asymmetry Favours the Left Hemimandibular Side in Companion Rabbits 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Cabello, Maria; Gana Gambo, Baba; Samuel, Michael Oluwale; Olukayode Olopade, James (Sryahwa Publications, 2018-12-01)
      Directional asymmetry (DA) appears when the left and right body sides differ consistently from each other. This asymmetry is characterized as a type of natural asymmetry typical of the population's biology, which can be ...
    • Biochemical and proteomic analyses of the physiological response induced by individual housing in gilts provide new potential stress markers 

      Marco Ramell, Anna; Arroyo, Laura; Peña, Raquel; Pato, Raquel; Saco, Yolanda; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José; Bendixen, Emøke; Bassols, Anna (BioMed Central, 2016)
      The objective assessment of animal stress and welfare requires proper laboratory biomarkers. In this work, we have analyzed the changes in serum composition in gilts after switching their housing, from pen to individual ...
    • Biological effect of tannins from different vegetal origin on microbial and fermentation traits in vitro 

      Rodríguez Ochoa, Rafael; de la Fuente Oliver, Gabriel; Gómez, S.; Fondevila, Manuel (CSIRO Publishing, 2013-11-26)
      The biological effect of tannins (proportion of the response in different parameters when tannins were inactivated with polyethylene glycol, PEG) as an easy, rapid way to estimate the magnitude of their effect on rumen ...
    • Biometric analysis of Araucano Criollo Horse 

      Salamanca-Carreño, Arcesio; Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Crosby-Granados, René; Monroy, N. (Universidad de Córdoba, Asociación Iberoamericana de Zootecnia, 2016-09-27)
      This research is focused on determining the relationships of body traits in Araucano Criollo Horse. For this purpose, a principal component analysis was carried out on 52 adult males, in which the studied body characters ...
    • Biometrical multivariate study of the Zambian indigenous Fat-tailed sheep. 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Mwaanga, Edwell S.; Caballero-Sala, Marta; Sabaté, J.; Valenzuela, Sílvia (Academic Journals, 2013-11-12)
      Body weight and twelve body measurements taken on fifteen ewes and five rams of the Zambian indigenous Fat-tailed were analysed. The sheep were extensively managed in the Southern and driest part of Zambia. The aim of the ...
    • Body composition in mature Parda de Montaña and Pirenaica suckler cows 

      Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Blanco Alibés, Mireia; Ripoll, Guillermo; Sanz Pascua, Albina; Casasús Pueyo, Isabel (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentación, 2009)
      Two experiments were conducted to study the body composition of mature females from two breeds of suckler cattle (Parda de Montaña and Pirenaica) with different origin and purpose. In Exp. 1, body condition score (BCS) ...
    • Body proportions for the facilitation of walking, running and flying: the case of partridges 

      Nadal García, Jesús; Ponz Gan, Mª Carolina; Margalida, Antoni (BMC, 2018)
      Background Predation is one of the most important natural selection forces. Prey species can optimize feeding behavior and escape from predators based on mobility conditioned by body proportions. With age, mobility ...
    • Body size, carcass and meat quality of three commercial beef categories of "Serrana de Teruel" breed 

      Ripoll, Guillermo; Albertí, Pere; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Blasco, Isabel; Sanz Pascua, Albina (INIA, 2016)
      The aim of this study was to analyse three commercial beef categories of the ‘Serrana de Teruel breed’ to define the appropriate commercial option. Twenty ‘Serrana de Teruel’ male calves at 9 months were assigned to the ...
    • Body surface area in young cattle is well correlated with body length 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Ommega Publishers, 2019-02-25)
      Measurements of Body Surface Area (BSA) in animals have important applications in numerous felds including zootechnics, clinical medicine, and also the leather industry. In current conditions, BSA is estimated from formulas ...
    • Body weight is an important trait for comparisons of goat breeds 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran, 2015-06-12)
      Eleven goat breeds of different origin (10 Spanish and 1 African) were considered for this study: Zambian Dwarf, Azpi-Gorri, Blanca-Andaluza, Blanca-Celtibérica, Blanca de Rasquera, Catalana, Malagueña, Mon-caína, ...
    • Bone marrow storage and delayed consumption at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel (420 to 200 ka) 

      Blasco López, Ruth; Rosell, Jordi (Rosell i Ardévol); Arilla Osuna, Maite; Margalida, Antoni; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Gopher, Avi; Barkai, Ron (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-10-09)
      Bone marrow and grease constitute an important source of nutrition and have attracted the attention of human groups since prehistoric times. Marrow consumption has been linked to immediate consumption following the procurement ...
    • Building bridges: an integrated strategy for sustainable food production throughout the value chain 

      Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Farré Martinez, Alba; Galceran i Nogués, Josep; López Gatius, Fernando; Marín Sillué, Sònia; Martín Belloso, Olga; Motilva Casado, Mª José; Nogareda, Carmina; Pemán García, Jesús; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Romagosa Clariana, Ignacio; Romero Fabregat, Mª Paz; Sanchís Almenar, Vicente; Savin, Roxana; Slafer, Gustavo A.; Soliva-Fortuny, Robert; Viñas Almenar, Inmaculada; Voltas Velasco, Jordi (Springer, 2013)
      The food production and processing value chain is under pressure from all sides-increasing demand driven by a growing and more affluent population; dwindling resources caused by urbanization, land erosion, pollution and ...
    • Can wild ungulate carcasses provide enough biomass to maintain avian scavenger populations? An empirical assessment using a bio-inspired computational model 

      Margalida, Antoni; Colomer, M. Àngels (Maria Àngels); Sanuy i Castells, Delfí (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2011)
      Background: The reduction in the amount of food available for European avian scavengers as a consequence of restrictive public health policies is a concern for managers and conservationists. Since 2002, the application of ...