Effects of neonatal surgical castration and immunocastration in male pigs on blood T lymphocytes and health markers

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Leclercq, Caroline; Prunier, Armelle; Merlot, Elodie;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1751731114000445
  • Subject: Immunologie | Immunology | Biologie animale | Animal biology | porc | castration chirurgicale | cellule t | lymphocyte t | immunocastration | testosterone

Surgical castration in pig husbandry is criticized for welfare reasons. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate alternative ways of rearing male pigs, such as entire or immunocastrated animals. Immunocastration is a vaccination directed against gonadotropin-releasing hormone ... View more
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