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The objective of these studies (Exp.1, n = 76; Exp.2, n = 140) was to characterize the relationship of pre-slaughter animal-handling events to exsanguination blood lactate concentration ((LAC)) in a commercial pork processing plant. Pearson correlations indicated relationships ( P < 0.05) between...
The aim of this study was to identify a set of stably expressed endogenous control genes for quantitative PCR analysis of mRNA expression in the porcine LTL muscle and to subsequently perform expression analysis of potential candidate genes associated with drip loss. Expression stability of seven...
Bruising on ostrich carcasses reduces meat yield. These bruises are usually removed as part of the primary meat inspection, performed directly after evisceration. Three separate studies were conducted to determine the advantages and disadvantages of removing the bruises at primary meat inspection...