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    • Harmonic analysis of equine hoof form and its matched symmetry 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Labome, 2014)
      This study uses elliptic Fourier analysis (EFA), an outline method of shape analysis, for describing hoof contours symmetries in the Catalan Pyrenean Horse ("Cavall Pirinenc Català", CPC), a breed from the Spanish Pyrenees. ...
    • Heart to spine measurements to detect left atrial enlargement in dogs with mitral insufficiency 

      Sánchez Salguero, Xavier; Prandi, David; Llabrés-Díaz, Francisco; Garcia Manzanilla, Edgar; Badiella Busquets, Llorenç; Bussadori, Claudio (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-11-20)
      Radiography is useful to determine left atrial (LA) size when echocardiography is not available. Recently, the authors have described Radiographic Left Atrial Dimension (RLAD) as a new radiographic measurement to assess ...
    • Hemi- and Homonyms in the Big Data Era 

      Sánchez-González, Jorge Rubén (MDPI, 2020-12-13)
      The issue of hemi- and homonyms is an unsolved topic in the Big Data era, where informatics and technicians, rather than biologists or taxonomists, analyze huge datasets. Nowadays, taxonomic nomenclature is ruled by four ...
    • High salt inclusion reduces concentrate intake without major effects on renal function in young bulls 

      Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Sanz Pascua, Albina; Casasús Pueyo, Isabel; Blanco Alibés, Mireia (PAGEpress, 2014)
      Beef producers prefer to feed concentrates on an ad libitum basis to increase the flexibility of their work. Including salt, which is a self-limiting supplement, could control or reduce concentrate intake without increasing ...
    • High skull asimmetries in Araucan horse from Colombia 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Muñoz, F. A.; Blanco, C.; Cala, D.; Crosby-Granados, René; Salamanca-Carreño, Arcesio (Red CONBIAND, 2018-06-26)
      Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is defined as the deviation of an individual from their perfect bilateral symmetry, and is considered a negative indicator in the ability to resist small anomalies in the development. These ...
    • High-carotenoid biofortified maize is an alternative to color additives in poultry feed 

      Díaz Gómez, Joana; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Zhu, Changfu; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Nogareda, Carmina (Elsevier B.V., 2017-06-12)
      Skin color in poultry is achieved by the addition of natural or synthetic pigments to feed. Crops used routinely in feed formulations offer an alternative cost-effective strategy to replace color additives if they are ...
    • High-carotenoid maize: development of plant biotechnology prototypes for human and animal health and nutrition 

      Zhu, Changfu; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Zanga, Daniela; Lloveras Vilamanyà, Jaume; Michelena Bárcena, Antonio; Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Slafer, Gustavo A.; Savin, Roxana; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; López Alonso, Carmen; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Díaz Gómez, Joana; Nogareda, Carmina; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Estany Illa, Joan; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Tor i Naudí, Marc; Portero Otín, Manuel; Eritja Sánchez, Núria; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Serrano Casasola, José Carlos Enrique; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Twyman, Richard M.; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2017-06-01)
      Carolight® is a transgenic maize variety that accumulates extraordinary levels of carotenoids, including those with vitamin A activity. The development of Carolight® maize involved the technical implementation of a novel ...
    • Hindlimb lateral and medial acropodial series of cattle are uneven in form 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Jones-Capdevila, Kirian N.; Castel-Mas, Laura (Centro de Ciências Agroveterinárias da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, 2020-12-14)
      In bovines, fore and hind lateral claws are larger than the medial claws and the heel are deeper and the sole thicker. On this anatomical basis, we hypothesized that it must imply a form (size+shape) asymmetry of the digits. ...
    • Horn antisymmetry in a local goat population 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Kucherova, Irina (K.A.J Printing Islamabad, 2013-12-23)
      Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) refers to small random deviations from perfect bilateral symmetry. Directional asymmetry (DA) is defined as population-level deviations from bilateral symmetry that are unimodal and significantly ...
    • Horn growth does not continue after full body growth in Catalan goat breed 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Veterinary Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2017-04-24)
      In animals, horn length as an exaggerated sexually selected trait should impair functional capabilities and impose fitness costs. Then, it would be logical that a limit to horn growth exists, even in domestic ungulates. ...
    • How Can Be Lotic Ecosystem Size More Precisely Estimated? Comparing Different Approximations in Pre-Pyrenean and Pyrenean Mountains 

      Coello Sanz, Fernando; Casals i Martí, Frederic; Sánchez-González, Jorge Rubén (MDPI, 2021-03-06)
      Rivers are among the most biodiverse and endangered ecosystems on earth. In Europe, concern over their conservation promoted the development of legal instruments for habitat and species conservation, the Habitats Directive, ...
    • How do colonial Eurasian Griffon Vultures prevent extra-pair mating? 

      Bertran, Joan; Macià, Francesc Xavier; Margalida, Antoni (PeerJ, 2016)
      In colonial breeding species, preventive measures to reduce the risks of extra-pair copulations (EPCs) should reflect the actual risk perceived by males (e.g., proximity of neighbors, intrusions into the nest) mainly ...
    • How sensitive and specific is the visual diagnosis of sarcoptic mange in free-ranging Iberian ibexes? 

      Valldeperes, Marta; Granados, José Enrique; Pérez, Jesús María; Castro, Inmaculada; Ráez-Bravo, Arián; Fandos, Paulino; López Olvera, Jorge R.; Serrano Ferrón, Emmanuel; Mentaberre García, Gregorio (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-08-15)
      Background: Sarcoptic mange is a broadly distributed parasitic disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei that affects wild mammals from all over the world, including the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Selective culling of the ...
    • Hybrid peeling for fast and accurate calling, phasing, and imputation with sequence data of any coverage in pedigrees 

      Whalen, Andrew; Ros Freixedes, Roger; Wilson, David L.; Gorjanc, Gregor; Hickey, John M. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2018-12-18)
      Background: In this paper, we extend multi-locus iterative peeling to provide a computationally efficient method for calling, phasing, and imputing sequence data of any coverage in small or large pedigrees. Our method, ...
    • Hypothesis testing for the genetic background of quantitative traits 

      García Cortés, Luis Alberto; Cabrillo, Carlos; Moreno, Carlos; Varona Aguado, Luís (BioMed Central, 2001)
      The testing of Bayesian point null hypotheses on variance component models have resulted in a tough assigmment for which no clear and generally accepted method exists. In this work we present what we believe is a succeeding ...
    • Identification of a core bacterial community within the large intestine of the horse 

      Dougal, Kirsty; de la Fuente Oliver, Gabriel; Harris, Patricia A.; Girdwood, Susan E.; Pinloche, Eric; Newbold, C. Jamie (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-24)
      The horse has a rich and complex microbial community within its gastrointestinal tract that plays a central role in both health and disease. The horse receives much of its dietary energy through microbial hydrolysis and ...
    • Identification of a newly conserved SLA-II epitope in a structural protein of swine influenza virus 

      Baratelli, Massimiliano; Morgan, Sophie; Hemmink, Johanneke Dinie; Reid, Elisabeth; Carr, Brigid Veronica; Lefevre, Eric; Montaner Tarbes, Sergio Roberto; Charleston, Bryan; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José; Tchilian, Elma; Montoya, Maria (Frontiers Media, 2020)
      Despite the role of pigs as a source of new Influenza A Virus viruses (IAV) potentially capable of initiating human pandemics, immune responses to swine influenza virus (SwIV) in pigs are not fully understood. Several SwIV ...
    • Identification of functional mutations associated with environmental variance of litter size in rabbits 

      Casto-Rebollo, Cristina; Argente, María José; García, María Luz; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Ibáñez-Escriche, N. (BMC, 2020-05-06)
      Background: Environmental variance (VE) is partly under genetic control and has recently been proposed as a measure of resilience. Unravelling the genetic background of the VE of complex traits could help to improve ...
    • Identification of resilient sows in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus-infected farms 

      Abella Falcó, Glòria; Novell, Elena; Tarancón, Vicens; Varona Aguado, Luís; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Estany Illa, Joan; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José (American Society of Animal Science, 2019)
      The identification of resilient sows can improve reproductive performance in farms exposed to multiple challenges. A common challenge is the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). A key issue to deal ...
    • Identification of signatures of selection for intramuscular fat and backfat thickness in two Duroc populations 

      Kim, Eui-Soo; Ros Freixedes, Roger; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Baas, Tom J.; Estany Illa, Joan; Rothschild, Max Frederick (American Society of Animal Science, 2015-07)
      Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is an important trait affecting the quality of pork. Two Duroc populations, one under positive selection for IMF and the other selected for decreased backfat but under stabilizing selection ...