Girasole, Mariagrazia (2015) Researches on animal welfare and meat quality in a poultry processing plant. [Tesi di dottorato]


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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Researches on animal welfare and meat quality in a poultry processing plant
Date: 27 March 2015
Number of Pages: 176
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Medicina Molecolare e Biotecnologie Mediche
Scuola di dottorato: Scienze veterinarie per la produzione e la sanità
Dottorato: Produzione e sanità degli alimenti di origine animale
Ciclo di dottorato: 27
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Cortesi, Maria
Cortesi, Maria LuisaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 27 March 2015
Number of Pages: 176
Keywords: Poultry;welfare;stunning;myopathy
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/04 - Ispezione degli alimenti di origine animale
Aree tematiche (7° programma Quadro): SALUTE e TUTELA DEL CONSUMATORE > Sicurezza alimentare, salute degli animali, benessere e salute degli animali e delle piante
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2017 01:00
DOI: 10.6092/UNINA/FEDOA/10154

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The present research activity has been carried out in a major commercial poultry slaughter plant. A first aim of the work was to obtain improved animal welfare conditions through the optimization of the stunning procedure. Studies and experimental tests were carried out in order to find an optimal setting of electrical parameters to maximize the number of unconscious birds. The influence of the electrical stunning process in both carcass and meat quality was another object of the present thesis. In particular, the effect of different combinations of electrical stunning parameters (i.e. frequency and current levels) on the occurrence of haemorrhagic lesions has been investigated. The slaughter plant was also used as an epidemiological lab to investigate on the incidence and nature of myopathies, degenerations and other abnormalities that frequently affect carcasses and meat of broiler chickens.


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