Animal Welfare and Meat Science

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New animal production techniques are applying research on animal health to deliver high quality meat while simultaneously promoting animal welfare. This book provides a general review of current findings on the welfare of farmed animals and fish, and it emphasizes issues related to meat quality. Ideal for graduate level courses in animal welfare or meat science, the book is also a valuable resource for a wide range of readers in animal, veterinary and food sciences, and in applied ethology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851992969
  • Publisher: CABI
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Cabi Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Synonyms
1 Animal Welfare and the Meat Market 1
2 Livestock Presentation and Welfare before Slaughter 15
3 Solving Livestock Handling Problems in Slaughter Plants 42
4 Physiology of Stress, Distress, Stunning and Slaughter 64
5 Muscle Structure, Exercise and Metabolism 93
6 Post-mortem Muscle Metabolism and Meat Quality 108
7 Cattle 123
8 Sheep 146
9 Pigs 165
10 Poultry 183
11 Fish 195
12 Processed Meats 213
13 Stunning and Slaughter 223
14 Stunning and Meat Quality 241
15 Caring for Animals and for Quality 254
References 265
Student Assignments 285
Index 287
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