Publicaciones Producción Animal


  • Averós, X., & Estevez, I. (2018). Meta-analysis of the effects of intensive rearing environments on the performance and welfare of broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 97(11), 3767-3785. doi:10.3382/ps/pey243
  • Benhissi, H., De Heredia, I. B., & García-Rodríguez, A. (2018). Effect of replacing palm fat with high-linoleic cold-pressed rapeseed or sunflower cakes on fatty acid biohydrogenation in an artificial rumen (rusitec). Animal Production Science, 58(3) doi:10.1071/AN15348
  • Diez-Olivan, A., Averós, X., Sanz, R., Sierra, B., & Estevez, I. (2018). Quantile regression forests-based modeling and environmental indicators for decision support in broiler farming. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, doi:10.1016/j.compag.2018.03.025
  • López-García, A., Pineda-Quiroga, C., Atxaerandio, R., Pérez, A., Hernández, I., García-Rodríguez, A., & González-Recio, O. (2018). Comparison of mothur and QIIME for the analysis of rumen microbiota composition based on 16S rRNA amplicon sequences. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(DEC) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.03010
  • Pineda-Quiroga, C., Camarinha-Silva, A., Borda-Molina, D., Atxaerandio, R., Ruiz, R., & García-Rodríguez, A. (2018). Feeding broilers with dry whey powder and whey protein concentrate affected productive performance, ileal digestibility of nutrients and cecal microbiota community. Animal, 12(4), 692-700. doi:10.1017/S1751731117002208
  • Zidar, J., Campderrich, I., Jansson, E., Wichman, A., Winberg, S., Keeling, L., & Løvlie, H. (2018). Environmental complexity buffers against stress-induced negative judgement bias in female chickens. Scientific Reports, 8(1) doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23545-6
  • Gonzalez-Recio, O., Zubiria, I., García-Rodríguez, A., Hurtado, A., & Atxaerandio, R. (2018). Short communication: Signs of host genetic regulation in the microbiome composition in 2 dairy breeds: Holstein and brown swiss. Journal of Dairy Science, 101(3), 2285-2292. doi:10.3168/jds.2017-13179


  • Rodriguez-Aurrekoetxea, Ane; Leone, Erin Hoerl; Estevez, Inma Effects of panels and perches on the behaviour of commercial slow-growing free-range meat chickens APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 165 103 111
  • Montalban, I. A.; Garcia-Mendiguren, O.; Goicoa, T.; Ugarte, M. D.; Moncalean, P. Cold storage of initial plant material affects positively somatic embryogenesis in Pinus radiata NEW FORESTS 46 309 317
  • Averos, Xavier; Marchewka, Joanna; de Heredia, Ignacia Beltran; Zanella, Adroaldo Jose; Ruiz, Roberto; Estevez, Inma Space allowance during gestation and early maternal separation: Effects on the fear response and social motivation of lambs APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 163 98 109
  • Liste, Guiomar; Campderrich, Irene; Beltran de Heredia, Ignacia; Estevez, Inma The relevance of variations in group size and phenotypic appearance on the behaviour and movement patterns of young domestic fowl APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 163 144 157
  • Marchewka, Joanna; Estevez, Inma; Vezzoli, Giuseppe; Ferrante, Valentina; Makagon, Maja M. The transect method: a novel approach to on-farm welfare assessment of commercial turkeys POULTRY SCIENCE 94 7 16


  • Rodriguez-Aurrekoetxea, Ane; Leone, Erin Hoerl; Estevez, Inma Environmental complexity and use of space in slow growing free range chickens APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 161 86 94
  • Liste, Guiomar; Asher, Lucy; Broom, Donald M. When a Duck Initiates Movement, Do Others Follow? Testing Preference in Groups ETHOLOGY 120 1199 1206
  • Amores, Gustavo; Virto, Mailo; Isabel Najera, Ana; Mandaluniz, Nerea; Arranz, Josune; Angeles Bustamante, Maria; Valdivielso, Izaskun; Carlos Ruiz de Gordoa, Juan; Garica-Rodriguez, Aser; Barron, Luis J. R.; de Renobales, Mertxe Rapeseed and sunflower oilcake as supplements for dairy sheep: animal performance and milk fatty acid concentrations JOURNAL OF DAIRY RESEARCH 81 410 416
  • Marin, R. H.; Liste, M. G.; Campderrich, I.; Estevez, I. The impact of phenotypic appearance on body weight and egg production in laying hens: A group-size-and experience-dependent phenomenon POULTRY SCIENCE 93 1623 1635
  • Legarra, A.; Baloche, G.; Barillet, F.; Astruc, J. M.; Soulas, C.; Aguerre, X.; Arrese, F.; Mintegi, L.; Lasarte, M.; Maeztu, F.; Beltran de Heredia, I.; Ugarte, E. Within- and across-breed genomic predictions and genomic relationships for Western Pyrenees dairy sheep. breeds Latxa, Manech, and Basco-Bearnaise JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 97 3200 3212
  • Averos, Xavier; Lorea, Areta; Beltran de Heredia, Ignacia; Arranz, Josune; Ruiz, Roberto; Estevez, Inma Space Availability in Confined Sheep during Pregnancy, Effects in Movement Patterns and Use of Space PLOS ONE 9
  • Rodriguez-Aurrekoetxea, Ane; Estevez, Inma Aggressiveness in the domestic fowl: Distance versus ‘attitude’ APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 153 68 74
  • Benhissi, H.; Garcia-Rodriguez, A.; Beltran de Heredia, I. Effect of type and inclusion level of cold-pressed oilseed cakes on in vitro rumen fermentation ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE 54 1709 1713
  • Averos, Xavier; Lorea, Areta; Beltran de Heredia, Ignacia; Ruiz, Roberto; Marchewka, Joanna; Arranz, Josune; Estevez, Inma The behaviour of gestating dairy ewes under different space allowances APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 150 17 26


  • Gonzalez, Matilu; Averos, Xavier; Beltran de Heredia, Ina; Ruiz, Roberto; Arranz, Josune; Estevez, Inma The effect of social buffering on fear responses in sheep (Ovis aries) APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 149 13 20
  • Guzman, D. A.; Pellegrini, S.; Kembro, J. M.; Marin, R. H. Social interaction of juvenile Japanese quail classified by their permanence in proximity to a high or low density of conspecifics POULTRY SCIENCE 92 2567 2575
  • Marchewka, J.; Watanabe, T. T. N.; Ferrante, V.; Estevez, I. Welfare assessment in broiler farms: Transect walks versus individual scoring POULTRY SCIENCE 92 2588 2599
  • Vitezica, Z. G.; Beltran de Heredia, I.; Ugarte, E. Short communication: Analysis of association between the prion protein (PRNP) locus and milk traits in Latxa dairy sheep JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 96 6079 6083
  • Menendez-Buxadera, A.; Carabano, M. J.; Gonzalez-Recio, O.; Cue, R. I.; Ugarte, E.; Alenda, R. Reaction norm of fertility traits adjusted for protein and fat production level across lactations in Holstein cattle JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 96 4653 4665
  • Aldezabal, A.; Mandaluniz, N.; Laskurain, N. A. Gorse (Ulex spp.) use by ponies in winter: Is the spatial pattern of browsing independent of the neighbouring vegetation? GRASS AND FORAGE SCIENCE 68 49 58
  • Liste, G.; Kirkden, R. D.; Broom, D. M. A commercial trial evaluating three open water sources for farmed ducks: effects on water usage and water quality BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE 54 24 32


  • Gonzalez-Recio, Oscar; Ugarte, Eva; Bach, Alex Trans-Generational Effect of Maternal Lactation during Pregnancy: A Holstein Cow Model PLOS ONE 7
  • Virto, Mailo; Bustamante, Marian; Ruiz de Gordoa, Juan Carlos; Amores, Gustavo; Fernandez-Caballero, Paula N.; Mandaluniz, Nerea; Arranz, Josune; Najera, Ana I.; Albisu, Marta; Perez-Elortondo, Francisco J.; Barron, Luis J. R.; de Renobales, Mertxe Interannual and geographical reproducibility of the nutritional quality of milk fat from commercial grazing flocks JOURNAL OF DAIRY RESEARCH 79 485 494
  • Karoui, S.; Diaz, C.; Gonzalez-Marin, C.; Amenabar, M. E.; Serrano, M.; Ugarte, E.; Gosalvez, J.; Roy, R.; Lopez-Fernandez, C.; Carabano, M. J. Is sperm DNA fragmentation a good marker for field AI bull fertility? JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE 90 2437 2449
  • Averos, X.; Brossard, L.; Dourmad, J. Y.; de Greef, K. H.; Edwards, S. A.; Meunier-Salauen, M. C. Meta-analysis on the effects of the physical environment, animal traits, feeder and feed characteristics on the feeding behaviour and performance of growing-finishing pigs ANIMAL 6 1275 1289
  • Ventura, Beth A.; Siewerdt, Frank; Estevez, Inma Access to Barrier Perches Improves Behavior Repertoire in Broilers PLOS ONE 7
  • Diez-Unquera, B.; Ripoll-Bosch, R.; Ruiz, R.; Villalba, D.; Molina, E.; Joy, M.; Olaizola, A.; Bernues, A. Indicators of sustainability in pasture-based livestock systems ANIMAL FARMING AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION 129 137
  • Liste, G.; Kirkden, R. D.; Broom, D. M. A commercial trial evaluating three open water sources for farmed ducks: effects on health and production. BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE 53 576 584
  • Ripoll-Bosch, R.; Diez-Unquera, B.; Ruiz, R.; Villalba, D.; Molina, E.; Joy, M.; Olaizola, A.; Bernues, A. An integrated sustainability assessment of mediterranean sheep farms with different degrees of intensification AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS 105 46 56
  • de Renobales, M.; Amores, G.; Arranz, J.; Virto, M.; Barron, L. J. R.; Bustamante, M. A.; Ruiz de Gordoa, J. C.; Najera, A. I.; Valdivielso, I.; Abilleira, E.; Beltran de Heredia, I.; Perez-Elortondo, F. J.; Ruiz, R.; Albisu, M.; Mandaluniz, N. Part-time grazing improves sheep milk production and its nutritional characteristics FOOD CHEMISTRY 130 90 96


  • Miller, Curtis; Christman, Mary C.; Estevez, Inma Movement in a confined space: Estimating path tortuosity APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 135 13 23
  • Andersen, Inger Lise; Tonnesen, Hege; Estevez, Inma; Cronin, Greg M.; Boe, Knut Egil The relevance of group size on goats’ social dynamics in a production environment APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 134 136 143
  • Bernues, A.; Ruiz, R.; Olaizola, A.; Villalba, D.; Casasus, I. Sustainability of pasture-based livestock farming systems in the European Mediterranean context: Synergies and trade-offs LIVESTOCK SCIENCE 139 44 57
  • Mandaluniz, Nerea; Aldezabal, Arantza; Oregui, Luis M. Diet selection of beef cattle on Atlantic grassland-heathland mosaic: Are heathers more preferred than expected? LIVESTOCK SCIENCE 138 49 55
  • Callicrate, Taylor Eilers; Siewerdt, Frank; Koutsos, Elizabeth; Estevez, Inma Personality traits and the effects of DHA supplementation in the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 130 124 134
  • David, I.; Carabano, M. J.; Tusell, L.; Diaz, C.; Gonzalez-Recio, O.; Lopez de Maturana, E.; Piles, M.; Ugarte, E.; Bodin, L. Product versus additive model for studying artificial insemination results in several livestock populations JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE 89 321 328


  • Garcia-Rodriguez, A.; Goiri, I.; Flores, G.; Oregui, L. M. Effect of incubation medium nitrogen content on gas production and prediction of apparent organic matter digestibility of grass silage ITEA-INFORMACION TECNICA ECONOMICA AGRARIA 106 208 220
  • Horcada-Ibanez, Alberto; Beriain-Apesteguia, Maria J.; Chasco-Ugarte, Julia; Indurain-Banez, Gregorio; Purroy-Unanua, Antonio EFFECT OF SLAUGHTER WEIGHT ON FAT COMPOSITION IN LACHA LAMBS AGROCIENCIA 44 643 654
  • Ventura, B. A.; Siewerdt, F.; Estevez, I. Effects of barrier perches and density on broiler leg health, fear, and performance POULTRY SCIENCE 89 1574 1583
  • Goiri, I.; Indurain, G.; Insausti, K.; Sarries, V.; Garcia-Rodriguez, A. Ruminal biohydrogenation of unsaturated fatty acids in vitro as affected by chitosan ANIMAL FEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 159 35 40
  • Ramon, M.; Legarra, A.; Ugarte, E.; Garde, J. J.; Perez-Guzman, M. D. Economic weights for major milk constituents of Manchega dairy ewes JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 93 3303 3309
  • Villalba, D.; Ripoll, G.; Ruiz, R.; Bernues, A. Long-term stochastic simulation of mountain beef cattle herds under diverse management strategies AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS 103 210 220
  • Estevez, I.; Mallapur, A.; Miller, C.; Christman, M. C. Short- and long-term movement patterns in complex confined environments in broiler chickens: The effects of distribution of cover panels and food resources POULTRY SCIENCE 89 643 650
  • Goiri, I.; Oregui, L. M.; Garcia-Rodriguez, A. Use of chitosans to modulate ruminal fermentation of a 50:50 forage-to-concentrate diet in sheep JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE 88 749 755
  • Leone, Erin Hoerl; Christman, Mary C.; Douglass, Larry; Estevez, Inma Separating the impact of group size, density, and enclosure size on broiler movement and space use at a decreasing perimeter to area ratio BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES 83 16 22
  • de Villareal, M. P.; Estevez, I. The behaviour of laying hens in commercial aviary systems JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 93 250 251