Effect of artificial rearing on lamb welfare and meat quality.

@article{Napolitano2002EffectOA,
  title={Effect of artificial rearing on lamb welfare and meat quality.},
  author={Fabio Napolitano and G. F. Cifuni and Corrado Pacelli and A M Riviezzi and Antonio Girolami},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          307-15
        }
}
Twenty male Comisana lambs were equally divided into two groups. Ten subjects were artificially reared, 10 others were ewe reared and used as control. Unseparated control animals displayed increased cellular immune response to a percutaneous injection of phytohemagglutinin (P<0.001). During the open field test, ewe-reared lambs showed a higher number of flight attempts (P<0.01). Carcass yield were higher for artificially reared animals (P<0.05). Conversely, legs of ewe-reared animals had… CONTINUE READING
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