5a-androst-16-en-3-one: compound responsible for boar taint
in boar fat.
London), a Merck and Rhone-Poulonc Company, have signed a license agreement for the development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a novel synthetic peptide-based luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) vaccine for prevention of boar taint
The mammary gland, the digestive system and fertility will be the focus of separate basic research packages, with more applied research targeted at enhancing eggshell quality for food safety; improving animal behaviour linked to welfare; and eliminating boar taint
in pig meat.
He added that CSL Animal Health has won special recognition for its development of immunosterilization vaccines, such as Improvac, an alternative to surgical castration to control boar taint
, which causes offensive smell and taste in some male swine; and Equity, for the control of estrus in non-breeding horses.
UBI has a major portfolio of products in development for prevention and treatment of human diseases including AIDS, allergy, and prostate cancer, and has platform technologies which have led to the development of synthetic peptide-based animal health vaccines for prevention of foot and mouth (FMDV) disease, boar taint
and pet contraception (LHRH vaccine), and a somatostatin vaccine for promotion of growth in farm animals.
CLean(TM): Eliminates boar taint
and improves production efficiency in
Though animal welfare campaigners in some countries are against castration, it is being practiced in other countries where consumers dislike the offensive odour and flavour of boar taint