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Maternal slaughter at abattoirs: history, causes, cases and the meat industry

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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Title
Maternal slaughter at abattoirs: history, causes, cases and the meat industry
Published in
SpringerPlus, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-2-125
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Authors

Peter Olutope Fayemi, Voster Muchenje

Abstract

Animals of both sexes are slaughtered for meat and meat products at the abattoirs. It has been found in few countries that one-out-of-every-three ewe and one-out-of-every-four doe with single, twin or multiple foetuses are slaughtered in registered slaughterhouses. In quest for meat, numerous viable embryos and foetuses are wasted unnoticed since the productive pregnant animals are not spared in the process. The trend in the slaughter of pregnant animals for meat (ranging from 54.5% to 70.1%) therefore calls for a review to reminisce issues on slaughter reforms, emphasize its implication on losses of genetic materials and sustainability of meat production. As a way of ensuring that welfare quality® assessment is not compromised and cruelty is prevented during animal slaughter, the quantitation of housekeeping genes and naturally occurring microRNAs (miRNAs) are recommended for identifying candidate pain biomarkers. In order to respect consumers' right however, the manuscript suggests meat branding where the consumption of meat from pregnant animals is ethical.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 66 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 31%
Student > Master 10 15%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 6%
Lecturer 2 3%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 11 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 31%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 13%
Engineering 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2019.
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#1,301,734
of 22,792,160 outputs
Outputs from SpringerPlus
#64
of 1,851 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,783
of 197,666 outputs
Outputs of similar age from SpringerPlus
#4
of 135 outputs
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