Animal Welfare and Meat Science by Neville G Gregory

By Neville G Gregory

Animal welfare concerns have gotten more and more famous in animal prodution, for either monetary and ethical purposes. This e-book provides a transparent knowing of the connection among the welfare of significant nutrition animal species and their body structure, and the direct impression this has on meat caliber. This re-creation makes a speciality of contemporary learn and advancements and likewise seems to be into welfare in aquaculture.

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Signs of emaciation in live cattle. fingertips. These bony protruberances feel like knuckles if there is only a limited covering of muscle over the bone. In live deer, emaciation is usually gauged from the cover of flesh over the ribs, and in birds the breast is palpated with the palm of the hand to judge the plumpness of the breast muscles and protrusion of the ridge of the keel bone. Motion sickness is associated with a variety of unpleasant sensations in humans which are linked to activation of the autonomic nervous system.

Position of bruise Lateral hindleg Medial hindleg Rump Back Shoulder and thorax Brisket Distal foreleg Generalized Percentage of all carcasses with bruising 33 27 7 6 9 0 13 4 during transport and it is often said that animals need to be stocked reasonably tightly in the truck, otherwise they are more prone to going down. 4 m2 per animal. It was only at the low density that some cattle went down during transport. Owing to this, bruising was worst at the lowest density in this particular study. Bruising occurs during unloading from the truck if the stock panic or rush at the entrance, if they crush each other against the doorway, and as they manoeuvre to face the right direction.

Main evaporative heat loss mechanisms used by the livestock species. Species Main evaporative method Cattle Sheep Deer Pig Chicken Panting – nose Panting – mouth Panting – nose Wallowing and evaporation Panting – mouth Chapter 2 22 Breathing frequency (bpm) 200 50 42 43 44 Body temperature (°C) 45 Fig. 1. Relationship between body temperature and panting in the chicken. 2. Body temperatures in livestock species. 0 Ways of minimizing the risk of hyperthermia include the following. • • • • • Park in the shade.

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