Session during the 69th Annual Meeting of the EAAP in Dubrovnik
A session entitled "Alternatives to surgical castration of male piglets: opportunities and drawbacks" will be organised during the 69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27th to 31st August 2018. See the programme of the meeting at http://www.eaap2018.org/scientific-programme/ and look for session number 39.
A discussion will be held during our next meeting in Oeiras (7th-8th February 2018) to organise this session, particularly regarding the invitation of keynote speakers, To prepare this discussion, it would be very helpful that you let us know whether you intend to submit an abstract to session 39 in Dubrovnik. To do so, please use the form available here no later than January 31st 2018.
It is planned that, unless the authors do not wish to do so, the abstracts presented during session 39 will be published in Advances in Animal Biosciences, together with those presented during the annual meeting of IPEMA in Oeiras (8th-9th February 2018).
The dead line for submitting abstracts for the 69th Annual meeting of the EAAP in Dubrovnik is March 1st 2018.Abstracts must be submitted, using the OASES system available at http://www.eaap2018.org/abstract-submission/
The session is co-organised by IPEMA and the Pig commission of the EAAP scientific Committee.
The session is devoted to alternatives to surgical castration of male piglets without pain relief: surgical castration with pain relief, immunocastration and entire male pigs. Methods to relieve pain during and after surgical castration. Animal welfare in entire male pigs and immunocastrates. Genetic, nutritional and management control of performance, boar taint and other meat quality parameters in entire male pigs and immunocastrates. Laboratory and on line methods for the measurement or evaluation of boar taint and other meat quality parameters that are affected by sex and castration. Carcass and meat quality in entire male pigs and immunocastrates. How processing can help in mitigating the negative aspects of pork quality in entire male pigs and immunocastrates (boar taint, fat quantity and quality, tenderness, juiciness, …). Consumer acceptance and citizen concerns regarding alternatives to piglet castration. Both scientific contributions and sharing on practices will be welcome in the session. Presentation of practical experience with the various alternatives will be appreciated.
8th-9th February 2018, Oieras, Portugal
More than 90 people registered to attend our annual meeting where 41 presentations were given.
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30th August 2017, Tallinn, Estonia
IPEMA co-organised a session during the 68th Annual Meeting of the EAAP (European Federation of Animal Science): "Alternatives to surgical castration of male piglets without pain relief"
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IPEMA was presented during the session. Clck here to download the presentation
7th September 2017, Brussels, Belgium
The Core Group of IPEMA met the Expert Group on Piglet Castration
15 August 2017, Cork Ireland
IPEMA was presented at the annual meeting of ICoMST (International Congress on Meat Science and Technology)
23rd-24th February 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Annual meeting: meeting of working groups and meeting of the Management Committee
10th January 2017, Brussels, Belgium
The COST action IPEMA is presented to the Expert Group on Piglet Castration
Click here to download the presentation given in Brussels
27th-31st August 2018: Session coorganised by IPEMA during the 69th annual meeting of the EAAP in Dubrovnik
8th-9th February 2018: Annual meeting in Oeiras, close to Lisbon, Portugal
30th August 2017: Session coorganised by IPEMA during the 68th Annual Meting of the EAAP in Tallinn, Estonia.
7th September 2017: The Core Group of IPEMA met the Expert Group on Piglet Castration in Brussels, Belgium
15 August 2017: IPEMA was presented at the annual meeting of the ICoMST in Cork, Ireland
23rd-24th February 2017: Annual meeting: meeting of working groups and meeting of the Management Committee in Prague, Czech Republic
10th January 2017: The COST action IPEMA is presented to the Expert Group on Piglet Castration in Brussels, Belgium
6th October 2016: Kick Off meeting in Brussels, Belgium