Stress and muscle pathology in poultry: the cause of poor meat quality?

MA Mitchell*, DA Sandercock

*Corresponding author for this work

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  • Poultry
  • Broiler chickens
  • Turkeys
  • Heat stress
  • Transport stress
  • Elevated thermal load
  • Skeletal muscle pathology
  • Meat quality
  • Plasma CK activity
  • Muscle membrane integrity
  • Intracellular calcium regulation
  • PSE-like meat
  • Pale soft exudative meat

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