publication . Article . 2009

Development of organs and tissues in lambs raised on Spanish mountain grassland

J. Álvarez-Rodríguez; A. Sanz; M. Joy; S. Carrasco; G. Ripoll; A. Teixeira;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2009
  • Publisher: Canadian Society of Animal Science
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
The present study was conducted to establish the pattern of body development in grass-raised Churra Tensina lambs. Forty-nine single male lambs were slaughtered at three body-weight intervals, according to the commercial categories of suckling (11.191.0kg), light (22.190.8 kg) and heavy lamb (32.092.9 kg). Non-carcass and carcass components were recorded and the half left carcasses were completely dissected. Lambs showed a low growth rate of main organs in relation to empty body weight (BW) (PB0.01). Skin fleece and liver accompanied the rest of mass growth (P 0.05). The allometric coefficients of forestomachs and large intestine were higher than that of the sma...
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free text keywords: Sheep, Carcass, Non-carcass, Tissues, Fat depots, Allometric growth, Food Animals, Animal Science and Zoology, Abdominal fat, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Small intestine, medicine.anatomical_structure, Biology, Trunk, Digestive tract, Large intestine, Allometry, Body weight, Internal medicine
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publication . Article . 2009

Development of organs and tissues in lambs raised on Spanish mountain grassland

J. Álvarez-Rodríguez; A. Sanz; M. Joy; S. Carrasco; G. Ripoll; A. Teixeira;