Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 6 (june 2020) : 786-789

Effect of gender and body condition score on meat quality in Kundi buffalo

Muhammad Usman Saleem, Asim Aslam, Ahsan Akram, Umer Iqbal, Shazia Shamas, Sadia Roshan
1Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.  
Cite article:- Saleem Usman Muhammad, Aslam Asim, Akram Ahsan, Iqbal Umer, Shamas Shazia, Roshan Sadia (2019). Effect of gender and body condition score on meat quality in Kundi buffalo. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(6): 786-789. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1128.
The objectives of the current study were to study the effects of gender and body condition score (BCS) on meat quality in Kundi buffaloes. Samples of trapezius cervicalis, longissimus dorsi and semitendinosus muscles from forty Kundi buffaloes were selected for evaluating physical attributes of meat. Animals were divided into four equal groups on the basis of gender and BCS. It was found that in every group longissimus dorsi had the best quality characteristics among the selected skeletal muscles. Meat from male Kundi buffaloes and those with BCS > 4 was of superior quality than meat from female Kundi buffaloes and those with BCS of 1-4. Therefore gender and BCS can be used as a selection tool during animal selection regarding meat quality.
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