Relationship of birth weight with the size, number and proportion of fibres in the pig semitendinosus muscle.


The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between body weight and the size, number and proportion of muscle fibre types in the pig semitendinosus muscle at birth. Based on weight at birth, 68 specimens selected from 21 different litters from the same farm were allotted in two equal groups (G1 and G2). G1 included 34 piglets <or=1.1 kg… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0264.2009.00936.x