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dc.contributor.authorMcNeal, Walter D
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:36Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.othermcneal_walter_d_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcneal_walter_d_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29263
dc.description.abstractThe effects of high frequency electrical stunning and decapitation on broiler activity, carcass and meat quality, and rigor development were measured in two experiments. In the first experiment broilers were killed by conventional neck cutting, and decapitation independently or following a high frequency electrical stun. Broilers were subjectively scored for severity of activity during slaughter, carcasses scored for processing defects (broken bones, red tails, red wing tips, and number of feathers), and 24 h postmortem muscle pH values, color, cook yield and Allo-Kramer shear. In the second experiment, conventional slaughter was compared to high frequency stunning and decapitation on early rigor development by measuring breast meat pH, R-values, color, cook yield, and shear of fillets deboned at 2, 4, and 24 h postmortem. Results indicated that decapitation following high frequency electrical stunning was comparable to conventional stunning and killing.
dc.languageInfluence of high frequency electrical stunning and decapitation on broiler activity during slaughter and carcass and meat quality
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBroiler
dc.subjectElectrical Stunning
dc.subjectDecapitation
dc.subjectCarcass Quality
dc.subjectMeat Quality
dc.titleInfluence of high frequency electrical stunning and decapitation on broiler activity during slaughter and carcass and meat quality
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPoultry Science
dc.description.majorPoultry Science
dc.description.advisorDaniel L. Fletcher
dc.description.committeeDaniel L. Fletcher
dc.description.committeeJeff Buhr
dc.description.committeeDean Pringle


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