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Damaged beef muscle tissue resulting from intramuscular injections of animal-health products represents a "quality control" problem and an economic loss to the beef industry. Fifteen individual and sequential national audits of injection-site lesions in beef top sirloin butts have been conducted at the steak provisioner/cutting level between November 1995(More)
The occurrence of damaged muscle tissue resulting from intramuscular injections of animal-health products represents a "quality control" problem and an economic loss to the beef industry. Five individual and sequential national audits of injection-site blemishes in beef top sirloin butts have been conducted at the steak-cutter level. During the most recent(More)
Crossbred steer and heifer calves (n = 84) were given injections at branding and at weaning (using a completely randomized block design); 225 to 376 d later, pairs of two subprimal cuts from each animal were evaluated for incidence and severity of injection-site lesions. The four products compared were 1) a 2-mL clostridial, 2) a 5-mL clostridial, 3)(More)
The national incidence and extent of injection-site lesions in the muscles of the round were determined via audits conducted at retail stores and in purveying establishments. Two additional experiments were conducted to examine the subsequent effects of pharmaceutical administration on tissue histology, soluble and insoluble collagen concentration, and(More)
The frequency of injection-site lesions in muscles from top sirloins and rounds in fed cattle carcasses is well documented; this study characterizes the frequency and severity of lesions in muscles from rounds of beef and dairy cow carcasses. Audits were conducted in 1998, 1999, and 2000 on 3190 rounds from cow carcasses. Outside round muscles were cut into(More)
The effects of ongoing quality assurance initiatives on the national incidence of injection-site lesions and the impact of these lesions on the sensory characteristics of top sirloin butts were examined by a series of audits and two experiments. The national incidence of injection-site lesions in top sirloin butts (n = 98,192) has not changed between July(More)
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