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- Nonneman, Dan J.; Brown-Brandl, Tami; Jones, Shuna A.; Wiedmann, Ralph T.; Rohrer, Gary A.
- BMC Genomics 2012 v.13 no.1 pp. 1
- DNA; anesthesia; animal stress; animal transport; arginine; arrhythmia; barrows; biological resistance; breathing; cardiomyopathy; creatine kinase; death; discoloration; disease prevalence; dystrophin; electrocardiography; exons; genes; genetic markers; genetic polymorphism; genotype; heart; heart rate; herds; histopathology; humans; isoflurane; males; malignant hyperthermia; models; muscle fibers; muscular dystrophy; pedigree; pork; progeny; skeletal muscle; skin (animal); slaughter weight; stress response; tryptophan; vocalization
- ... Background: Losses of slaughter-weight pigs due to transport stress are both welfare and economic concerns to pork producers. Historically, the HAL-1843 mutation in ryanodine receptor 1 was considered responsible for most of the losses; however, DNA testing has effectively eliminated this mutation from commercial herds. We identified two sibling barrows in the USMARC swine herd that died from appa ...
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