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boar

a male pig more than 6 months old and destined for use as a sire.

boar effect
boar exposure to gilts causes an earlier onset of puberty with some synchronization.
boar shield
a strong, oval layer of cartilage which develops over the shoulders of adult boars. Is a protective mechanism in boar fights. When cooked it becomes gelatinous.
boar-sow ratio
the number of boars required to maintain a sow herd at full piglet-producing performance.
boar taint
an odor specific to fresh boar meat, especially from adult boars, and said to resemble stale urine, is strongest immediately after slaughter, fades during storage but returns on frying or boiling. Some diners prefer the redolent rashers.
wild boar
susscrofa.
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Characterization Of The Pig Nuclear Receptor CAR And Its Role In Boar Taint.
Fuchs T, Nathues H, Koehrmann A, Andrews S, Brock F, Sudhaus N, Klein G, Beilage EG (2009) A comparison of the carcass characteristics of pigs immunized with a 'gonadotrophin-releasing factor (GnRF)' vaccine against boar taint with physically castrated pigs.
Giersing M, Ladewig J, Forkman B (2006) Animal welfare aspect of preventing boar taint.
Mackinnon JD, Pearce MC (2007) Improvac (Pfizer Animal Health): An immunological product for the control of boar taint in entire male pigs: II Practical applications in pig production and potential production benefits.
Biochemical, nutritional and genetic effects on boar taint in entire male pigs.
Performances, meat quality, and boar taint of castrates and entire male pigs fed a standard and a raw potato starch-enriched diet.
Effect of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone vaccine (improvacTM) on steroid hormones, boar taint compounds and performance i n entire mal e pigs.
Zamaratskaia G, Andersson H, Chen G, Andersson K, Madej A, Lundstrom K (2008a) Effect of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone vaccine (Improvac[TM]) on steroid hormones, boar taint compounds and performance in entire male pigs.
Boar taint is distinctive and perceived as unpleasant during the cooking and eating of pork and pork products through a combination of sensory qualities like odor, flavor, and taste (Vestergaard et al.
Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to compare the effects of dehairing methods and sex on pork quality traits, as well as on the reduction of the boar taint compound androstenone and skatole in tissues.
Thus, the best way to evaluate boar taint objectively is to measure the levels of both compounds (Babol and Squires, 1995).