Olfactory evaluation of boar taint: effect of factors measured at slaughter and link with boar taint compounds.

@article{Heyrman2017OlfactoryEO,
  title={Olfactory evaluation of boar taint: effect of factors measured at slaughter and link with boar taint compounds.},
  author={E Heyrman and Sam Millet and Frank Andr{\'e} Maurice Tuyttens and Bart Ampe and Steven Janssens and Nadine Buys and Jella Wauters and Lynn Vanhaecke and Marijke Aluw{\'e}},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={2084-2093}
}
There is a commitment by the European pig sector to ban surgical castration of male piglets in the European Union in 2018. One alternative to castration is to raise entire male pigs, with an increased risk of boar taint. A field study was performed to: (1) evaluate inter- and intra-farm variation in boar taint prevalence, (2) investigate factors measured at… CONTINUE READING