Recent Submissions

  • Effect of castration type and diet on growth performance, serum sex hormones and metabolites, and carcass quality of heavy male pigs 

    Perez-Ciria, Leticia; Miana-Mena, Francisco Javier; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Latorre, Maria Angeles (MDPI, 2022)
    Simple Summary Castration is indispensable in male pigs intended for the production of high-quality dry-cured ham; however, for welfare reasons, alternatives are being sought and, among them, immunocastration stands out. ...
  • Extensive sheep and goat production: the role of novel technologies towards sustainability and animal welfare 

    Silva, Severiano R.; Sacarrao-Birrento, Laura; Almeida, Mariana; Ribeiro, David M.; Guedes, Cristina; Gonzalez Montana, Jose Ramiro; Pereira, Alfredo F.; Zaralis, Konstantinos; Geraldo, Ana; Tzamaloukas, Ouranios; González Cabrera, Marta; Castro, Noemi; Arguello, Anastasio; Hernández-Castellano, Lorenzo E.; Alonso-Diez, Àngel J.; Martín, María J.; Cal-Pereyra, Luis G.; Stilwell, George; Almeida, André M. de (MDPI, 2022)
    Simple Summary New technologies have been recognized as valuable in controlling, monitoring, and managing farm animal activities. It makes it possible to deepen the knowledge of animal behavior and improve animal welfare ...
  • Apex scavengers from different European populations converge at threatened savannah landscapes 

    Delgado González, A.; Cortés Avizanda, A.; Serrano, D.; Arrondo, E.; Duriez, O.; Margalida, A.; Carrete, M.; Oliva-Vidal, Pilar; Sourp, E.; Morales-Reyes, Z.; García-Barón, I.; Riva, M. (Nature Research, 2022)
    Over millennia, human intervention has transformed European habitats mainly through extensive livestock grazing. “Dehesas/Montados” are an Iberian savannah-like ecosystem dominated by oak-trees, bushes and grass species ...
  • Distinctive Toll-like receptors gene expression and glial response in different brain regions of natural scrapie 

    García-Martínez, Mirta; Cortez, Leonardo M.; Otero, Alicia; Betancor, Marina; Serrano, Beatriz; Bolea, Rosa; Badiola, Juan José; Garza, María Carmen (MDPI, 2022-03-25)
    Prion diseases are chronic and fatal neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the accumula-tion of disease-specific prion protein (PrPSc), spongiform changes, neuronal loss, and gliosis. Growing evidence shows that the ...
  • Response of stream ecosystem structure to heavy metal pollution: context-dependency of top-down control by fish 

    Rubio-Gracia, Francesc; Argudo, Maria; Zamora, Lluis; Clements, William H.; Vila-Gispert, Anna; Casals, Frederic; Guasch, Helena (Springer, 2022)
    The stress-gradient hypothesis predicts that biotic interactions within food webs are context dependent, since environmental stressors can attenuate consumer-prey interactions. Yet, how heavy metal pollution influences the ...
  • Transcriptome shifts triggered by vitamin A and SCD genotype interaction in duroc pigs 

    Solé Mòdol, Emma; González Prendes, Rayner; Oliinychenko, Yelyzaveta; Ros Freixedes, Roger; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Tor i Naudí, Marc; Estany Illa, Joan (BMC, 2022)
    Background The composition of intramuscular fat depends on genetic and environmental factors, including the diet. In pigs, we identified a haplotype of three SNP mutations in the stearoyl-coA desaturase (SCD) gene promoter ...
  • Dietary silage supplement modifies fatty acid composition and boar taint in pork fat 

    Argemí i Armengol, Immaculada; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Bertolín, Juan Ramon; Latorre, Maria Angeles; Panella Riera, Núria; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier (Sciendo, 2021)
    In organic pig husbandry, the use of roughage is mandatory as dietary supplement. This study investigated the effects of oat silage on the fatty acid composition, in entire males and gilts, as well as indole and skatole ...
  • Effects of heat stress on follicular physiology in dairy cows 

    Rensis, Fabio de; Saleri, Roberta; García Ispierto, Irina; Scaramuzzi, Rex; López Gatius, Fernando (MDPI, 2021)
    Follicular organization starts during mid-to-late fetal life with the formation of primordial follicles. The bilateral interplay between the oocyte and adjoining somatic cells during follicular growth and ovulation may be ...
  • Unilateral twin pregnancy: a non-infectious factor required for the etiological diagnosis of abortion in dairy herds 

    López Gatius, Fernando; García Ispierto, Irina; Hanzen, Christian (J-STAGE, 2021)
    Twin pregnancies are classified into bilateral (one fetus in each uterine horn: 44%) and unilateral (both fetuses in the same uterine horn, right or left: 56%). The incidence of abortion during mid- to late gestation is ...
  • Insights into the role of major bioactive dietary nutrients in lamb meat quality: a review 

    Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Urrutia, Olaia; Lobón, Sandra; Ripoll, Guillermo; Bertolín, Juan Ramon; Joy, Margalida (BMC, 2022-02-07)
    Feed supplementation with α-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) increases their content in muscle, ALA increases n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and decrease n-6/n-3 ratio in muscle, and LA increases rumenic acid. ...
  • Dust and bullets: stable isotopes and GPS tracking disentangle lead sources for a large avian scavenger 

    Arrondo, Eneko; Navarro, Juan; Pérez-García, Juan Manuel; Mateo, Rafael; Camarero, Pablo R.; Rodríguez Martin-Doimeadios, Rosa C.; Jiménez-Moreno, María; Cortés-Avizanda, Ainara; Navas, Isabel; García-Fernández, Antonio Juan; Sánchez-Zapata, José Antonio; Donázara, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2020)
    Lead intoxication is an important threat to human health and a large number of wildlife species. Animals are exposed to several sources of lead highlighting hunting ammunition and lead that is bioavailable in topsoil. ...
  • Assessing the levels of intraspecific admixture and interspecific hybridization in Iberian wild goats (Capra pyrenaica) 

    Figueiredo Cardoso, Tainã; Luigi- Sierra, María Gracia; Castelló, Anna; Cabrera, Betlem; Noce, Antonia; Mármol-Sánchez, Emilio; García-González, Ricardo; Fernández-Arias, Alberto; Alabart, José Luis; López-Olvera, Jorge Ramón; Mentaberre García, Gregorio; Granados-Torres, José Enrique; Cardells-Peris, Jesús; Molina, Antonio; Sànchez, Armand; Clop, Alex; Amills, Marcel (John Wiley and Sons, 2021)
    Iberian wild goats (Capra pyrenaica, also known as Iberian ibex, Spanish ibex, and Spanish wild goat) underwent strong genetic bottlenecks during the 19th and 20th centuries due to overhunting and habitat destruction. From ...
  • Functional traits driving species role in the structure of terrestrial vertebrate scavenger networks 

    Sebastián-González, Esther; Morales-Reyes, Zebensui; Botella, Francisco; Naves-Alegre, Lara; Pérez García, Juan Manuel; Mateo-Tomás, Patricia; Olea, Pedro P.; Moleón, Marcos; Barbosa, Jomar Magalhaes; Hiraldo, Fernando; Arrondo, Eneko; Donázar, Jose Antonio; Cortés Avizanda, Ainara; Selva, Núria; Lambertucci, Sergio A.; Bhattacharjee, Aishwarya; Brewer, Alexis L.; Abernethy, Erin F.; Turner, Kelsey L.; Beasley, James C.; DeVault, Travis L.; Gerke, Hannah C.; Rhodes, Oline E.; Ordiz, Andrés; Wikenros, Camilla; Zimmermann, Barbara; Wabakken, Peter; Wilmers, Christopher C.; Smith, Justine A.; Kendall, Corinne J.; Ogada, Darcy; Frehner, Ethan; Allen, Maximilian L.; Wittmer, Heiko U.; Butler, James R. A.; du Toit, Johan T.; Margalida, Antoni; Oliva-Vidal, Pilar; Wilson, David; Jerina, Klemen; Krofel, Miha; Kostecke, Rich; Inger, Richard; Per, Esra; Ayhan, Yunus; Sancı, Mehmet; Yılmazer, Ünsal; Inagaki, Akino; Koike, Shinsuke; Samson, Arockianathan; Perrig, Paula L.; Spencer, Emma E.; Newsome, Thomas M.; Heurich, Marco; Anadón, José D.; Buechley, Evan R.; Gutiérrez-Cánovas, Cayetano; Elbroch, Marck; Sánchez-Zapata, José Antonio (Ecological Society of America, 2021)
    Species assemblages often have a non-random nested organization, which in vertebrate scavenger (carrion-consuming) assemblages is thought to be driven by facilitation in competitive environments. However, not all scavenger ...
  • Landscape anthropization shapes the survival of a top avian scavenger 

    Arrondo, Eneko; Sanz-Aguilar, Ana; Pérez-García, Juan Manuel; Cortés-Avizanda, Ainara; Sánchez-Zapata, José Antonio; Donázar, José Antonio (Springer, 2020)
    Events of non-natural mortality in human-dominated landscapes are especially challeng-ing for populations of large vertebrates with K strategies. Among birds, vultures are one of the most threatened ...
  • Response to therapeutic abortion in lactating dairy cows carrying dead twins during the late embryo/early fetal period 

    López Gatius, Fernando (MDPI, 2021)
    This study examined the dose–response effect of prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) when used to induce abortion in cows with two dead twins at pregnancy diagnosis 28–34 days post-AI (late embryonic period: LE) or at pregnancy ...
  • Cannibalistic necrophagy in red foxes: do the nutritional benefits offset the potential costs of disease transmission? 

    Oliva-Vidal, Pilar; Tobajas, Jorge; Margalida, Antoni (Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2021)
    Cannibalism, or intraspecific predation, occurs when an individual consumes another individual of its own species; c.f. ‘cannibalistic/conspecific/intraspecific necrophagy’ when the individual consumes all or part of a ...
  • First report of interspecific transmission of sarcoptic mange from Iberian ibex to wild boar 

    Valldeperes, Marta; Moroni, Barbara; Rossi, Luca; López‑Olvera, Jorge Ramón; Velarde, Roser; Molinar Min, Anna Rita; Mentaberre García, Gregorio; Serrano, Emmanuel; Angelone, Samer; Lavín, Santiago; Granados, José Enrique (BMC, 2021)
    Sarcoptic mange is a globally distributed parasitic disease caused by the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei. This mite has a certain degree of host specificity, although interspecific transmission can occur among phylogenetically ...
  • Diferente asimetría craneal según sexo en el Conejo Toy 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía, 2021)
    Los conejos denominados toy son seleccionados por su apariencia pedomórfica ('infantilizada'). El objetivo principal de este estudio fue analizar las asimetrías craneales en este tipo de conejo. Para ello, se estudiaron ...
  • Horse choanae are directionally asymmetric 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Bottini, I.; Tugnoli, C. (Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía, 2021)
    Studies related to the upper respiratory pathway asymmetries are still scarce in the veterinary literature. We present here a study of choanae asymmetries of a pure horses belonging to “Cavall Pirinenc Català” (Pyrenean ...
  • Comparación del neurocráneo entre el gato doméstico (Felis catus Linneas 1758) y el montés (Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777) mediante técnicas de morfometría geométrica 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Sociedad chilena de anatomía, 2021)
    El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar objetivamente las diferencias en la forma total (tamaño y forma pura) del neurocráneo entre un grupo de cráneos de gatos domésticos (Felis catus, n=81), y un grupo de gato montés ...

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