Relationships between subjective and objective assessments of stress at slaughter and meat quality in pigs.

Abstract

A study was carried out to relate subjective and objective measures of stress at slaughter and meat quality in pigs. Thirteen slaughter plants were visited. The systems used for handling the pigs pre-slaughter and the levels of stress experienced by the animals were subjectively assessed. The sound level immediately before stunning was also measured… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/0309-1740(94)90121-X

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