Research Topics

Maria Font-I-Furnols



  1. Casal N, Font i Furnols M, Gispert M, Manteca X, Fabrega E. Effect of Environmental Enrichment and Herbal Compounds-Supplemented Diet on Pig Carcass, Meat Quality Traits, and Consumers' Acceptability and Preference. Animals (Basel). 2018;8: pubmed publisher
    ..Although price was the least important factor, a segment of consumers showed a clear preference for lower prices. These results suggest that welfare improvements could be appreciated by particular consumer segments. ..
  2. Font i Furnols M, Carabús A, Muñoz I, Čandek Potokar M, Gispert M. Evolution of testes characteristics in entire and immunocastrated male pigs from 30 to 120 kg live weight as assessed by computed tomography with perspective on boar taint. Meat Sci. 2016;116:8-15 pubmed publisher
    ..On the other hand, testes to body volume ratio is a better predictor for androstenone and could provide a good tool at slaughter plants to detect immunocastrated pigs with high boar taint compounds. ..
  3. Font i Furnols M, Aaslyng M, Backus G, Han J, Kuznetsova T, Panella Riera N, et al. Russian and Chinese consumers' acceptability of boar meat patties depending on their sensitivity to androstenone and skatole. Meat Sci. 2016;121:96-103 pubmed publisher
    ..In both countries, consumers who were sensitive to skatole also preferred patties with low levels of both compounds. Thus, the levels of androstenone and skatole affect boar patty preferences. ..