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A selective immunization procedure against 5α-androstenone in boars

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2010

E. Diane Williamson
Affiliation:
ARC Meat Research Institute, Langford, Bristol BS18 7DY
R. L. S. Patterson
Affiliation:
ARC Meat Research Institute, Langford, Bristol BS18 7DY
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Abstract

An auto-immunization procedure selective for boar 5α-androstenone is described. Immunization of boars with a conjugate of androstenone and bovine serum albumin as a carrier protein significantly reduced the accumulation of androstenone in adipose tissue from a mean value of 0·77 (s.e. 0·19)mg/kg fat for untreated boars to 0·24 (s.e. 0·06) mg/kg fat for treated animals. No detrimental side-effects were observed in the immunized animals, and the advantages of male-type growth and carcass characteristics were preserved.

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Copyright © British Society of Animal Science 1982

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