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    • A probabilistic Poisson-based model to detect PRRSV recirculation using sow production records 

      Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José; Fernández, N.; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Balasch, S.; Castellà, Gerard; Puig, P.; Estany Illa, Joan; Valls Marsal, Joan (Elsevier, 2020-03-07)
      Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a viral disease associated with a decrease in the number of born alive piglets (NBA) and an increase in the number of lost piglets (NLP) per farrowing. Under practical ...
    • A radiographic measurement of left atrial size in dogs 

      Sánchez Salguero, Xavier; Prandi, David; Llabrés-Díaz, Francisco; Garcia Manzanilla, Edgar; Bussadori, Claudio (BMC, 2018-12-17)
      Background: The dimensions of the left atrium in cases with mitral regurgitation are an indirect measurement of its severity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the value of a new radiographic measurement, the ...
    • A rapid and reliable direct method for quantifying meat acylglycerides with monomode microwave irradiation 

      Tomàs, Albert; Tor i Naudí, Marc; Villorbina Noguera, Gemma; Canela i Garayoa, Ramon; Balcells Fluvià, Mercè; Eras i Joli, Jordi (Elsevier, 2009)
      A rapid methodology for direct analysis of meat acylglycerides is proposed. A transesterification is carried out in a microwave reactor consisting of a monomode oven using chlorotrimethylsilane (CTMS) and methanol. ...
    • A simple nonlinear model for estimating obturator foramen area in young bovines 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Sociedad Coreana de Ciencias Veterinarias ( KSVS ), 2013-05-09)
      The aim of this study was to produce a simple and inexpensive technique for estimating the obturator foramen area (OFA) from young calves based on the hypothesis that OFA can be extrapolated from simple linear measurements. ...
    • A strategy to exploit surrogate sire technology in livestock breeding programs 

      Gottardo, Paolo; Gorjanc, Gregor; Battagin, Mara; Gaynor, R.Chris; Jenko, Janez; Ros Freixedes, Roger; Whitelaw, C.Bruce A.; Mileham, Alan J.; Herring, William O.; Hickey, John M. (Genetics Society of America, 2019-01-09)
      In this work, we performed simulations to develop and test a strategy for exploiting surrogate sire technology in animal breeding programs. Surrogate sire technology allows the creation of males that lack their own germline ...
    • A WUR SNP is associated with European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus Syndrome resistance and growth performance in pigs 

      Abella Falcó, Glòria; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Nogareda, Carmina; Armengol Gelonch, Ramon; Vidal, Albert; Moradell, Luís; Tarancón, Vicens; Novell, Elena; Estany Illa, Joan; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José (Elsevier, 2016)
      Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) causes decreased reproductive performance and respiratory problems in pigs. The goals of the current study were 1) to examine whether individual variation applies to ...
    • About the existence of common determinants of gene expression in the porcine liver and skeletal muscle 

      González Prendes, Rayner; Mármol-Sánchez, Emilio; Quintanilla Aguado, Raquel; Castelló, Anna; Zidi, A.; Ramayo Caldas, Yuliaxis; Figueiredo Cardoso, Tainã; Manunza, Arianna; Cánovas, Angela; Amills i Eras, Marcel (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-06-24)
      Background The comparison of expression QTL (eQTL) maps obtained in different tissues is an essential step to understand how gene expression is genetically regulated in a context-dependent manner. In the current work, we ...
    • Accuracy of whole-genome sequence imputation using hybrid peeling in large pedigreed livestock populations 

      Ros Freixedes, Roger; Whalen, Andrew; Chen, Ching-Yi; Gorjanc, Gregor; Herring, William O.; Mileham, Alan J.; Hickey, John M. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-04-06)
      Background: The coupling of appropriate sequencing strategies and imputation methods is critical for assembling large whole-genome sequence datasets from livestock populations for research and breeding. In this paper, we ...
    • Actitudes de los consumidores de carne de cerdo en el noreste de España y Portugal 

      Argemí i Armengol, Immaculada; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Ripoll, Guillermo; Teixeira, A.; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier (Estrategias alimentarias, 2020-08-31)
      Se evaluó el rol de las habilidades culinarias delos consumidores sobre sus pautas de consumo decarne de cerdo y valoración de sus atributos extrín-secos en el noreste de España y Portugal. Se analizóuna muestra de 974 ...
    • Adaptative directional asymmetric shape in Testudo hermanni hermanni Gmelin, 1789 (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Cladera, Margalida; Martínez Silvestre, Albert (Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH), 2019-07-09)
      Asymmetries consist of deviations from perfect symmetry. If the variation is normally distributed around a mean of zero, fluctuating asymmetry is present; when the variation is normally distributed around a mean that is ...
    • ¿Afectan los taninos condensados de la dieta a los resultados productivos, la composición de ácidos grasos y el color de la carne de cordero? 

      Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Molina Ureste, Ester; Serrano, Beatriz; Bertolín, Juan Ramon; Joy, Margalida (Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario (AIDA), 2020-06-08)
      Este meta‑análisis evaluó el efecto de los taninos condensados (TC) (polifenoles formados a partir de monómeros flavan‑3‑ol) sobre los resultados productivos, la composición de ácidos grasos y el color de la carne de ...
    • African swine fever virus infection in Classical swine fever subclinically infected wild boars 

      Cabezón Ponsoda, Óscar; Muñoz González, Sara; Colom-Cadena, Andreu; Rosell, Rosa; Lavín González, Santiago; Marco, Ignasi; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José; Martínez de la Riva, Paloma; Rodríguez, Fernando; Domínguez, Javier; Ganges, Llilianne (BioMed Central, 2017)
      Recently moderate-virulence classical swine fever virus (CSFV) strains have been proven capable of generating postnatal persistent infection (PI), defined by the maintenance of viremia and the inability to generate ...
    • Age and sex ratios in a high-density wild red-legged partridge population 

      Nadal García, Jesús; Ponz Gan, Mª Carolina; Margalida, Antoni (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      The dynamics of a wild red-legged partridge population were examined over a 14-year period in Spain to identify patterns in age and sex ratios in relation to weather parameters, and to assess the importance of these ...
    • Age dimorphism in the wild boar (Sus scrofa L., 1758) mandible is centred on the condylar ramus 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Medlife Scientific Press, 2015-04-14)
      We report here a geometric morphometric analysis based on 16 homologous landmarks by which the expression and magnitude of mandibular age dimorphism during late growth in 37 European wild boars (Sus scrofa L., 1758) were ...
    • Age-dependent mandibular asymmetries in domestic pigs 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Labome, 2014)
      A sample of 41 dentulous dry mandibles from adult domestic pigs were studied in order to compare both the right and left sides according to age. Samples were grouped according to dental status:"subadults" (erupting third ...
    • Alfalfa but not milk in lamb's diet improves meat fatty acid profile and α-tocopherol content 

      Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Ripoll Bosch, Raimon; Lobón, Sandra; Sanz Pascua, Albina; Blanco Alibés, Mireia; Joy, Margalida (Elsevier, 2018-03-05)
      To establish animal feeding recommendations, it is required to quantify whether the effects of combining dietary alfalfa and milk on meat composition of light lambs are overlapped or independent. This experiment aimed to ...
    • Allometric shape variation in Ovis aries mandibles: a digital morphometric analysis. 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (SBA-Sociedade Brasileira de Anatomia (Brazilian Society of Anatomy); Panamerican Association of Anatomists, 2013-12-07)
      Morphological differences among 75 specimens of domestic sheep were investigated using landmark-based geometric morphometrics of the lateral aspect of the left hemimandible. The set was grouped at different ages according ...
    • An analysis of sexual size dimorphism in goose 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
      1. Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is a common phenomenon in animals. Rensch"s rule states that larger species generally exhibit a higher male to female body size ratio than smaller ones. 2. Domesticated animals offer excellent ...
    • An assessment of the efficiency of PrPsc detection in rectal mucosa and third-eyelid biopsies from animals infected with scrapie 

      Monleón Moscardó, Eva; Garza, María Carmen; Sarasa, Rocío; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Bolea, Rosa; Monzón, Marta; Vargas, M. Antonia; Badiola, Juan José; Acín, Cristina (Elsevier, 2011)
      In classical scrapie, detection of PrPsc on lymphoreticular system is used for the in vivo and post mortem diagnosis of the disease. However, the sensitivity of this methodology is not well characterised because the ...
    • An easy-to-measure condition factor proposed for domestic goats 

      Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Kucherova, Irina (Global Researchers Journals, 2014-07-03)
      A proposal of an adapted Fulton's K of condition factor is proposed for goat breeds. The study included twenty five (25) adult animals of Catalan and forty-one (41) of Gwembe goat breeds, from which thoracic perimeters and ...