A comparison of halothane homozygous negative and positive pietrain sire lines in relation to carcass and meat quality, and welfare traits

E. Fàbrega, X. Manteca, J. Font, M. Gispert, D. Carrión, A. Velarde, J. L. Ruiz-de-la-Torre, A. Diestre

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Abstract

The effects of terminal sire and pre-slaughter treatment on meat quality and animal welfare was discussed. A comparison of halothane homozygous negative and positive pietrain sire lines in relation to carcass and meat quality, and welfare traits was presented. No effect was found to be observed in cortisol or LDH values. Results suggest that Pietrain halothane free sire lines produces similar results in carcass quality to halothane carriers without compromising meat quality and welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-787
JournalMeat Science
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004

Keywords

  • Animal welfare
  • Halothane free terminal sire
  • Meat quality
  • Pigs
  • Pre-slaughter treatment

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