Spontaneous and stress induced myopathies in modern meat birds: a cause for quality and welfare concerns

MA Mitchell*, DA Sandercock

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Abstract

Modern, rapidly growing strains of meat poultry exhibit an elevated incidence of spontaneous or idiopathic myopathy and an increased susceptibility to stress induced myopathy. These pathologies are attributable to alterations in intracellular calcium homeostasis and consequent changes in sarcolemmal integrity and may result from excessive myofibre hypertrophy and inadequate development of support tissues and vascular supply. These myopathies may have, in turn, a range of implications for both product quality and bird welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Australian Poultry Science Symposium
PublisherPoultry Research Foundation
Pages100-107
Number of pages7
Publication statusPrint publication - 9 Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2007 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 Feb 200711 Feb 2007
https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20063231549?q=(spontaneous+and+stress+induced+myopathies)

Conference

Conference16th Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2007
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period9/02/0711/02/07
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