Hand-held lactate analyzer as a tool for the real-time measurement of physical fatigue before slaughter and pork quality prediction.

@article{Rocha2015HandheldLA,
  title={Hand-held lactate analyzer as a tool for the real-time measurement of physical fatigue before slaughter and pork quality prediction.},
  author={Liane Murari Rocha and Alexandro Dionne and Linda Saucier and Eleonora Nannoni and Luigi Faucitano},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={707-14}
}
The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship between blood lactate variation measured at the plant, and pork quality variation on a large sample size and under commercial preslaughter handling conditions. A total of 600 pigs were randomly chosen on arrival at a commercial slaughter plant and blood samples taken from the ear vein at unloading… CONTINUE READING