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Mobile abattoir versus conventional slaughterhouse - impact on stress parameters and meat quality characteristics in Norwegian lambs

By M. S. Eriksen, R. Rodbotten, A. M. Grondahl, M. Friestad, I. L. Andersen, C. M. Mejdell

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The aim of the present study was to investigate possible differences in certain stress parameters and meat quality characteristics between Norwegian lambs slaughtered at a mobile abattoir (at two different localities) versus lambs slaughtered at a conventional, stationary slaughterhouse. Lambs slaughtered at the conventional slaughterhouse had higher serum cortisol levels than lambs slaughtered at a mobile abattoir ( P

Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 149
Issue 1/4
Pages 21-29
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
Language English
Author Address Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Arboretveien 6, PO Box 5003, 1432 As, Norway.marit-skog.eriksen@umb.no
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Tags
  1. Aggressive behavior
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Animals
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Blood
  6. Blood sugar
  7. Bovidae
  8. Chemicals
  9. Hydrocortisone
  10. Incidence
  11. Indicators
  12. Interactions
  13. Lambs
  14. Mammals
  15. Meat.
  16. muscles
  17. peer-reviewed
  18. Ruminants
  19. Sheep
  20. slaughterhouses
  21. ungulates
  22. vertebrates
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