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Title: Effect of a myostatin mutation, nutrition and a β-adrenergic agonist (Ractopamine) on carcass and meat quality in lambs
Contributor(s): Haynes, Fay Emma Milton  (author); Greenwood, Paul (author); McDonagh, M B (author); Oddy, Hutton  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5128
Abstract: To produce a uniformly high yielding and quality lamb meat product of high nutritional value it is important to understand the growth and developmental mechanisms of the animal. A naturally occurring myostatin mutation g+6723G->A is associated with increased muscle and reduced fat content in lambs (Kijas et al., 2007). Higher nutrient intake and metabolic modifiers such as β-adrenergic agonists can also improve growth and carcass characteristics (Koohmaraie et al., 1991). We undertook an experiment to investigate the effects of myostatin (MSTN) genotype and Ractopamine (RAC) at two planes of nutrition and their interactions on animal performance and meat quality of sheep. It is anticipated this will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the regulation of carcass, meat quality and nutritional attributes.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ISRP 2009: XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6th - 9th September, 2009
Conference Details: ISRP 2009: XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6th - 9th September, 2009
Source of Publication: Ruminant Physiology: Digestion, metabolism and effects of nutrition on reproduction and welfare - Proceedings of the XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, p. 612-613
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Field of Research (FOR): 070202 Animal Growth and Development
070204 Animal Nutrition
070201 Animal Breeding
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36502639
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