Swine

Effect of Technician, Machine, and Animal Body Composition on Accuracy of Ultrasonic Measures of Backfat and Loin Muscle Area in Swine

Authors
  • J. L. Burkett (Iowa State University)
  • D. W. Newcom (Iowa State University)
  • Thomas J. Baas (Iowa State University)
  • Clint R. Schwab (Iowa State University)
  • Kenneth J. Stalder (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Records (n = 11,305) from the 1998 to 2003 National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) ultrasound certification programs were used to determine the effect of technician, machine (A-mode and B-mode: Aloka 500, Classic Scanner 200), and level of animal fat depth and loin muscle area on the accuracy of tenth rib off-midline backfat (BF10) and loin muscle area (LMA) measured on live pigs.

Keywords: ASL R1941

How to Cite:

Burkett, J. L., Newcom, D. W., Baas, T. J., Schwab, C. R. & Stalder, K. J., (2004) “Effect of Technician, Machine, and Animal Body Composition on Accuracy of Ultrasonic Measures of Backfat and Loin Muscle Area in Swine”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-933

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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