Valerio Faeti

Valerio Faeti
Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis | CREA

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Background Domesticated and wild swine play an important role as reservoir hosts of Trichinella spp. and a source of infection for humans. Little is known about the survival of Trichinella larvae in muscles and the duration of anti- Trichinella antibodies in pigs with long-lasting infections. Methods Sixty pigs were divided into three groups of 20...
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Among oregano properties, its antioxidant and antibacterial effects are particularly interesting. Oregano is also able to induce a higher glycoconjugate production in gut, creating a physical barrier against microorganisms. This study evaluated the effects of adding an aqueous extract of oregano (OAE) to the diet of two homogenous groups of pigs du...
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This study evaluated the effects of adding oregano aqueous extract (OAE) to the diet of pig slaughtered at finisher stage. Study was performed to identify glycoconjugates and evaluate the oxidative stress levels in the duodenum and colon intestinal tracts. Glycohistochemistry was performed by staining with Periodic acid–Schiff (PAS), Alcian blue (A...
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The effects of an oregano and/or rosemary (Origanum vulgare L. and/or Rosmarinus officinalis L.) dietary supplementation to the diet of fattening pigs were investigated. Thirty-two grower-finisher pigs (45 kg) were divided into four dietary groups identified as: control diet (CTR); CTR+ 0.2% oregano (O); CTR + 0.2% rosemary(R), and CTR+ 0.1% oregan...
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We studied the feeding level-related variations in lipid characteristics in the adipose tissues of pigs. The lipid content, fatty acid profile, oxidative stability, iodine value, thrombogenic and atherogenic indices were determined in individual samples from 24 immunocastrated males (Duroc x Large White), fed either restricted or ad libitum. In bac...
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A chained set of symbiotic trials has been conducted with the aim of studying whether and how corn fertilised by Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) and microbial consortia could influence crop yields, affect mycotoxins, and modify poultry and pig meat production, in the short term or after a long period of storage. Two experiments conducted in corn fields...
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La inmunocastración ha resultado una estrategia útil en el cerdo para prevenir el olor sexual en la carne. En trabajos previos se indica que los cerdos inmunocastrados (IC) pueden presentar mejores índices productivos que los castrados quirúrgicamente (SC). Además de las ventajas en bienestar animal que conlleva esta práctica, la mejora en producci...
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The effect of diets based on two different barley varieties, with or without non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) degrading enzymes was evaluated on growth performance, carcass characteristics and fresh thigh quality in Italian heavy growing-finishing pigs. Pigs (64) were assigned to four diets: two diets based on 85% of hulled normal-amylose barley (C...
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The aim of this work is to study the changes of the lipidic fraction of ensiled high moisture corn (HMC). 11 maize hybrids were used, ensiled each in 3 mini experimental silos of 100 litres. For each hybrid 1 sample of fresh high moisture corn was obtained immediately after milling and 3 samples of ensiling HMC were kept after 2, 7 and 12 months. A...
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A study was conducted to evaluate the quality and sensory properties of protected designation of origin (PDO) Parma ham and Piacentina neck obtained from heavy pigs (Italian Duroc × Italian Large White) fed barley-based diets. Four diets were tested: 1) a corn-based diet (control), 2) the control diet with 80% of a normal-amylose hulled barley vari...
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A study was conducted to evaluate the quality and sensory properties of protected designation of origin (PDO) Parma ham and Piacentina neck obtained from heavy pigs (Italian Duroc × Italian Large White) fed barley-based diets. Four diets were tested: 1) a corn-based diet (control), 2) the control diet with 80% of a normal-amylose hulled barley vari...
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Growing- finishing heavy pigs were fed diets containing different amounts of ether extract. Control diet (C) were based on corn (50%), whereas D diet were based on degermed corn and was fortified in the finishing period with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Rearing, slaughtering and jointing performances did not show any difference. Diet D increased...
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Abstract Text: The purpose of this study was to estimate the environmental impact of breeding and fattening of heavy pig used for Italian cured ham production. For this purpose, a life cycle assessment (LCA) was applied to two samples of 4 breeding farms and of 8 fattening farms. The functional unit was 1 kg of body weight of fattened pig. The syst...
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In recent years the biological production of hydrogen and methane from organic waste and effluents in two-stage anaerobic systems has received increasing attention. The anaerobic digestion of the broth resulting from dark fermentation for hydrogen production does not always run smoothly. A critical point in methane production, when starting from a...
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Maize shows wide differences in linoleic acid due both to total lipid content and to fatty acid profile. Therefore, diets containing the same high maize percentage (up to 55%) can differ in linoleic acid content and lead to subcutaneous fats of differing suitability for raw ham curing. Two trials were performed on heavy pigs; in the first, 60 pigs...
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Eighty Italian Duroc×Italian Large White pigs (BW 42.6±3.37kg) were used to determine the effects of pure glycerol on growth performance and meat quality of heavy pigs. Pigs were divided into five groups receiving 0% (control), 5% or 10% during the growing and finishing phases (42.6-160kg BW) (G+F5,G+F10) or 5% or 10% during the finishing period (1...
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The present study is part of a larger project aimed to study the platelet fatty acids composition in relation to different dietetic lipid and fatty acid sources in pigs compared to humans. Particularly it has been underlined the possibility to modify the platelet stearic and oleic acid to obtain a better saturation index (Stearic/Oleic ratio). This...
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The present study is part of a larger project aimed to study the platelet fatty acids composition in relation to different dietetic lipid and fatty acid sources in pigs compared to humans. Particularly it has been underlined the possibility to modify the platelet stearic and oleic acid to obtain a better saturation index (Stearic/Oleic ratio). This...
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Random amplified polymorphic DN A (RAPD) markers were generated from 13 cultivars and accessions of Cannabis sativa L. Approximately 200 fragments generated by 10 primers of arbitrary sequence were used to assess the level of DNA variation. Statistical analysis was performed using the Dice coefficient of similarity and principal coordinate analysis...
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The incorporation of fat in diets for heavy pigs may be necessary in order to increase their energy intake in the finishing period. Lard may be a good lipid source but it contains 10-13% of linoleic acid, which makes the subcutaneous fat less suitable for long term curing of raw ham. Partial hydrogenation of lard decreases linoleic acid content, bu...
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The presence of some essential and toxic metals in fat supplements for swine diet was investigated. Collected samples represented a relevant production of the Italian industry. In particular, some samples were enriched with antioxidants or waste cooking oils. The method for the determination of Ca, Cu, Cd, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn in fat samples...
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Barrows and gilts (n = 128) from four breed crosses were used to investigate the effect of age at slaughter on carcass traits, proteolytic enzyme activity, and meat and fat quality. Pigs were blocked by breed cross into four blocks, and within blocks, one pen (eight barrows and eight gilts) was assigned randomly to be slaughtered at either 8 or 10...
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 A 400-bp RAPD marker generated by a primer of random decamer sequence has been found associated with the male sex phenotype in 14 dioecious cultivars and accessions of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). The primer OPA8 generates a set of bands, most of which polymorphic among all the individual plants tested, and 1 of which, named OPA8400, present in all...
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In the years 1992/93 and 1993/94 four trials were carried out to compare 15 new pea breeding lines and five commercial varieties ('Belinda', 'Madria', 'Renata', 'Solara' and 'Stehgolt'), sown in the autumn and spring. The trials were located at Anzola Emila (Bologna) using a split-plot experimental layout with three replications. The main parameter...
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The restriction and amplification patterns of potato genomic DNA of eight different cultivars and breeding clones has been studied. The analysis was carried out by polyacrylamide high resolution gels, and subsequent blotting and hybridization to potato DNA probes, and by agarose gel electrophoresis of the amplification products obtained with a vari...
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Two breeding procedures: early generation yield testing and Single Seed Descent (SSD) were compared in two bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) crosses. For the early generation yield testing, the F3 lines (F3-YT) were yield tested and a bulk method followed in the F4 and F5 generations. Each F5 line provided seed for a yield test in F6. In the Single Seed...

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