Text-Book of Meat Hygiene; With Special Consideration to Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection of Food-Producing Animals
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...before slaughter, should be condemned. H. Exhausted Animals Although meat of exhausted animals will most frequently have to be judged in accordance with the paragraph above because of insufficient bleeding, still '.here are instances in which the meat will contain some other peculiarities, as a result of exhaustion. According to Ficker, the exhaustion of animals facilitates considerably the penetration of bacteria through the intestinal walls. Bacillus coli was demonstrated in the kidneys, liver, and mesenteric glands of exhausted dogs, and B. proteus in the liver. It produces a similar condition as in the dying animal. This also explains the fact that meat of exhausted food animals spoils soon after slaughter, while it will keep well if animals are rested for several days before being put to death. Lesions.--The color of the meat is, according to Villain, brown or dark red, frequently even blackish; the odor is repulsive, slightly sour, sometimes similar to ether; the muscle-fibers are dry in cutting; no muscle juice oozes out, and the meat cuts like rubber; hemorrhages and ruptures occur in the muscle-fiber; the spongy part of the bones is dark, the bone-marrow hemorrhagic, and the lymph glands injected. Finally the muscles are supposed to contain 10 times the quantity of kreatin, as in their normal condition. Judgment.--As a rule, the meat of exhausted animals is unfit for human food, on account of the pronounced repulsive changes. I, Dead Animals It sometimes happens that animals are slaughtered after they have died, and that manipulations are undertaken on dead animals to give the appearances of slaughter ("cold slaughter"). Accordingly the meat of dead animals sometimes appears also for inspection. Lesions.---Absence of...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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