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Identification of genomic regions that contribute to wet carcass syndrome in sheep

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
L. van der Westhuizen, M.D. MacNeil, M.M. Scholtz & F.W.C. Neser Page: 845 - 856

Wet carcass syndrome (WCS), which is observed predominantly in sheep, affects carcass quality negatively. After slaughter the carcass appears to be ‘wet’ with a subcutaneous accumulation of watery fluid. Not all animals in a contemporary group are afflicted, and experimental…

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