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Minimal electrical stimulation is effective in low stressed and well fed cattle.
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PMID:  24200572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Four groups of carcasses of eighty grain fed low stressed steers (~12months old, 240kg carcass weight) received no stimulation or had low voltage stimulation for 15, 45 and 90s. M. longissimus was aged for 2 and 14days at 2°C. Shear force, sarcomere length, water holding capacity, purge, muscle fibre detachment, sarcomere breaks and colour shelf life over 7days was measured. Both 45s and 90s stimulated samples completed rigor above 35°C and 15s stimulated and non-stimulated samples below 35°C. The greatest muscle fibre detachment occurred for 15s stimulated samples which were the most tender at all times with non-stimulated samples toughest at 2days of ageing and all samples being tender at 14days of ageing. The 45 and 90s stimulated samples consistently exhibited a brighter red colour at 2days of ageing with no differences in colour intensity for the samples aged 14days.
Phillip E Strydom; Lorinda Frylinck
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Meat science     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1873-4138     ISO Abbreviation:  Meat Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160862     Medline TA:  Meat Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  790-798     Citation Subset:  -    
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Animal Production Institute, Agricultural Research Council, Private Bag X2, Irene 0062, South Africa. Electronic address:
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