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Meat quality of kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and impala (Aepyceros melampus): Carcass yield, physical quality and chemical composition of kudu and impala Longissimus dorsi muscle as affected by
The meat quality of kudu and impala was compared. Live weight and carcass weight differed between species, genders and age groups. Impala had the highest dressing percentage while kudu had theExpand
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An overview of disease-free buffalo breeding projects with reference to the different systems used in South Africa
This paper describes the successful national program initiated by the South African government to produce disease-free African buffalo so as to ensure the sustainability of this species due toExpand
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Nutritional value of cooked offal derived from free-range rams reared in South Africa.
Nutritional value of Dorper (n=10) and Merino (n=10) by-products were evaluated. Proximate composition differed between organs and breeds with Merino heart (68.9 g/100 g), spleen (77.2 g/100 g) andExpand
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Meat quality of kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and impala (Aepyceros melampus): The effect of gender and age on the fatty acid profile, cholesterol content and sensory characteristics of kudu and
Game meat has distinct sensory characteristics and favourable fatty acid profiles which differ between species. The SFA's percentage was found to be higher in impala meat (51.12%) than kudu meatExpand
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A Comparison between the Effects of Day Versus Night Cropping on the Quality Parameters of Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) Meat
Ante-mortem stress is known to adversely affect meat quality, and cropping methods that minimize stress are key to ensuring acceptable meat quality from wild ungulates. The purpose of this study wasExpand
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Evaluation of butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine (BAM) in captive blesbok immobilization (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi).
OBJECTIVE The fixed-dose combination of butorphanol, azaperone and medetomidine (BAM; 30, 12 and 12 mg mL-1, respectively) with subsequent antagonism by naltrexone-atipamezole was evaluated forExpand
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Comparing the Effects on Meat Quality of Conventional Hunting and Night Cropping of Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
In South Africa, night cropping from a vehicle Is commercially used to crop game. Conventional hunting employs the principles of fair chase and usually consists of hunting on foot during the day. TheExpand
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Ante-mortem stress is known to adversely affect the meat quality of animals, and cropping methods that induce the least amount of stress are thus key in ensuring acceptable meat quality from wildExpand
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A comparison between the effects of day and night cropping on gemsbok (Oryx gazella) meat quality.
This study compares the effects of day- and night cropping on the quality of gemsbok meat. Day-cropped animals had higher behavioural scores and cortisol levels (behavioural score: 3.5+/-0.423;Expand
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Evaluation of BAM (butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine) in captive African lion (Panthera leo) immobilization.
OBJECTIVE The combination of butorphanol, azaperone and medetomidine (BAM) with subsequent antagonism by naltrexone-yohimbine or naltrexone-atipamezole was evaluated for reversible immobilization ofExpand
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