Meta-analysis of the effect of immunocastration on production performance, reproductive organs and boar taint compounds in pigs.

@article{Batorek2012MetaanalysisOT,
  title={Meta-analysis of the effect of immunocastration on production performance, reproductive organs and boar taint compounds in pigs.},
  author={Nina Batorek and Marjeta {\vC}andek-Potokar and Martine Bonneau and Jaap van Milgen},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={
          1330-8
        }
}
Meta-analytical approach was used to quantitatively synthesize the effect of immunocastration on growth, carcass, meat quality, reproductive organs and boar taint compounds. Altogether, 41 papers were collected for effect size (θ) calculation and the comparisons were made with entire males (EM) and surgical castrates (SC). The data for reproductive organs and growth performance are numerous enough to draw firm conclusions. In contrast, data for carcass and meat quality are more limited. Results… CONTINUE READING

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