TITLE

Effects of antemortem struggling behaviour on the quality of duck carcases

AUTHOR(S)
Liao, C.-Y.; Wang, S.-Y.; Fei, C.-Y.; Du, S.-J.; Hsu, T.-S.; King, Y.-T.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/2/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 18, p557
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the study that analyzed the relationship between antemortem conditions, struggling and the downgrading of carcases in ducks. It indicated that minimizing neighboring interference and pretunning electric shocks can effectively reduce the struggling of ducks and the number of downgraded carcases. It suggested that good antemortem conditions and appropriate shackling intervals are essential to reduce struggling behavior and downgrading of carcases.
ACCESSION #
40516184

 

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