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Relationship between pre-slaughter handling and carcass bruising in calves

Author(s): L. Nanni Costa | D.P. Lo Fiego | F. Tassone

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2s;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: calf | pre-slaughter handling | carcass | bruising

A bruise is a tissue injury with rupture of the vascular supply and accumulation of blood and serum in tissues (Hoffman et al., 1998). Bruises can occur during each pre-slaughter operation including loading at the farm, transportation, and unloading and resting at the abattoir.
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