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The effect of magnesium oxide on muscle glycogen metabolism during and after stress

Gardner, G.E. and Pethick, D. (1998) The effect of magnesium oxide on muscle glycogen metabolism during and after stress. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 22, Twenty-second Annual Scientific Meeting, 29 November - 2 December, Adelaide, SA, Australia p. 106.

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Abstract

High levels of muscle glycogen before slaughter are synonymous with low levels of stress and premium quality meat. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to reduce the stress response in sheep suffering hypothermia (1). The stress response in pigs before slaughter was also reduced, leading to higher muscle glycogen concentrations (2). The aim of this experiment was to test the influence of supplemental magnesium oxide (MgO) on muscle glycogen concentration in sheep exposed to stress (exercise) and the commercial slaughter process.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21438
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