Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 27, Number 3-4

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A STUDY ON THE ANTEMORTEM DETECTION OF PSE MUSCLE IN PIGS BY A HALOTHANE TEST, PLASMA CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE ACTIVITIES AND BLOOD LACTATE VALUES

SANO, Hiroko;NAMIOKA, Shigeo;KAGOTA, Katsumoto;YAMADA, Atsushi;MIYAZAKI, Hajime;ABE, Noboru;YONEDA, Yasunori

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Abstract

Halothane test, and the determination of plasma CPK activities and blood lactate values before and after the halothane test were carried out on Landrace and Large White pigs at an average of 24 kg live weight. Pigs were slaughtered at 90kg live weight to examine the muscle quality characteristics in order to determine the appearance of PSE muscle. There was no clear relationship between antemortem parameters employed in this study and incidence of PSE muscle or muscle characteristics. The possibility and value of antemortem detection of PSE muscle by these parameters were discussed.

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