|Natalie Bostelmann :
An examination of the influence of marketing organisations on animal health and meat quality of fattening pigs on the basis of collected slaughter check results, pH-values and meat temperature of the ham
The structures of the producers, the influence of compulsory measures, as for example breeding programmes, maintenance and transport conditions, were taken into consideration.
71.068 fattening pigs from 110 farms were examined at the abattoir.
The health and meat quality from two different marketing (producer) organsitions (PIQ 1 and PIQ 2) were compared with that of pigs coming from farms without any meat label programme (PIQ 0).
From the frequency of pathological organs in the pigs of farms producing quality label meat (PIQ 1 and PIQ 2) it was clear that compared with the pigs of the producers belonging to PIQ 0 these had not achieved their aim of permantently improving the health of the stock and therefore increasing the quality of the product.
The comparison of the meat quality in the three groeups shows that the animals from the meat label programmes (PIQ 1 and PIQ 2) clearly produce meat of better quality than the carcasses from the producers without a meat label programme (PIQ 0).
This study shows that meat label programmes, by means of specific guide-lines, exerts an insignificant positive influence on the health of fattening pigs but, however, they are no guarantee for good animal health for the consumer.
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|Language of PhDThesis:
|pigs; animal health; slaughter check; marketing organisation; meat quality
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|Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin, Freie Universität Berlin
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard von Mickwitz
|Univ.-Prof. Reinhard Fries
|Dr. Eberhard Uecker
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