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Unpublished Paper
Effect of Technician, Machine, and Animal Body Composition on Accuracy of Ultrasonic Measures of Backfat and Loin Muscle Area in Swine
Animal Industry Report
  • 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
Extension Number
ASL R1941
Publication Date
2004
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications
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.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
J. L. Burkett, D. W. Newcom, Thomas J. Baas, Clint R. Schwab, et al.. "Effect of Technician, Machine, and Animal Body Composition on Accuracy of Ultrasonic Measures of Backfat and Loin Muscle Area in Swine" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/15/