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Cytokine profiles in pregnant gilts experimentally infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and relationships with viral load and fetal outcomeDownload
In spite of extensive research, immunologic control mechanisms against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) remain poorly understood. Cytokine responses have been exhaustively studied in nursery pigs and show contradictory results. Since no detailed reports on cytokine...
Development of carcass cuts, organs, body tissue and chemical body composition during growth of pigsDownload
A serial slaughter trial was carried out to examine the developmental change of physical and chemical body composition in pigs highly selected for lean content. A total of 48 pigs (17 females and 31 castrated males) were serially slaughtered and chemically analysed. Eight pigs were slaughtered at...
Allometric association between in vivo estimation of body composition during growth using deuterium dilution technique and chemical analysis of serial slaughtered pigsDownload
The objective of this study was to develop accurate mathematical-statistical functions to estimate body composition of live pigs between 20 and 140 kg weight from total body water (TBWA) determined by the deuterium dilution technique. Chemical body compositions during the growth period are...
In order to be effective, strategies for conservation and improvement of local pig breeds must ideally include both the phenotypic and genetic characterization of those breeds. In this study, phenotypic information was collected for individuals from the Portuguese pig breeds, Alentejano and...
The growth and distribution of fat from 163 pig carcasses were compared among five breeds (Duroc × Yorkshire (D × Y), Hampshire × Yorkshire (H × Y), Yorkshire (Y × Y), Yorkshire × Lacombe-Yorkshire (Y × L-Y) and Lacombe × Yorkshire (L × Y)) and two sex-types (barrows and gilts) over a wide range...
The growth and distribution of bone from 179 pig carcasses were compared among five breeds (Duroc x Yorkshire (DxY), Hampshire x Yorkshire (HxY), Yorkshire (YxY), Yorkshire x Lacombe-Yorkshire ffxl--Y) and Lacombe x Yorkshire (LxY)) and two sex-types (barrows and gilts) over a wide range in...