N&H Top Line: Immunological castration effect on carcass

Meta-analysis provides overview of effects of immunological castration on pork carcass yield and value. Plus: Calcium requirements for young pigs.

Immunological castration (IC) — using gonadotropin-releasing factor analog-diphtheria toxoid conjugate (Improvest) — of pigs provides an effective alternative to physical castration. The mechanisms and effects of IC on pig growth has been discussed previously, but now, a new meta-analysis has been conducted to provide a greater understanding and comprehensive evaluation of IC barrow on carcass cutability.

The meta-analysis was conducted by B.N. Harsh and D.D. Boler of the Universit

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