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Title: The effects of feeding regimen and muscle location on postmortem temperature and pH changes in camel carcasses
Authors: Basmaeil, S. M.,
M. A. Abouheif
M. N. Bakkar
Issue Date: 1991
Abstract: Thirteen Najdi male camels representing two feeding regimens (feedlot vs. grazing) were slaughtered, then the carcasses were subsequently placed in a 10 ˚C cooler until 36 h postmortem. The biceps femoris, triceps brachii and brachiocephalicus muscle temperatures and pH were monitored periodically during the 36-h postmortem period. The muscle temperatures for the feedlot group was slightly (P>0.01) higher than the muscles from the grazing group. However, the triceps brachii and biceps femoris muscles had higher (P<0.01) temperatures and slower rates of temperature decline than the brachiocephalicus muscle throughout the 36-h period. The muscle pH values were consistently higher (P<0.01) for the grazing group than for the feedlot camels. The differences in pH between muscle types were not significant during the first 8-h postmortem, thereafter, the brachiocephalicus muscle maintained a significantly (P<0.01) higher pH than the biceps femoris and triceps brachii muscles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8968
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