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Gross and histopathological evaluation of human inflicted bruises in Danish slaughter pigs

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, November 2016
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Title
Gross and histopathological evaluation of human inflicted bruises in Danish slaughter pigs
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12917-016-0869-3
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Authors

Kristiane Barington, Jens Frederik Gramstrup Agger, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Kristine Dich-Jørgensen, Henrik Elvang Jensen

Abstract

Human inflicted bruises in slaughter pigs are hampering animal welfare, are an infringement of the animal protection act, and are a focus of public attention. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the gross appearance of human inflicted bruises in slaughter pigs and to compare the inflammatory changes in two lesions as a basis for estimating the age of lesions in the same pig. Pigs with human inflicted bruises slaughtered at two major slaughterhouses in Denmark from November 2013 to May 2014 were evaluated. After slaughter, the bruises were examined grossly and skin and underlying muscle tissue from two similar but separate bruises (a and b) on each pig were sampled for histology. Skin and muscle tissue from 101 slaughter pigs were subjected to gross evaluation. Eighty-one of these were also subjected to histological evaluation. Most frequently (51 out of 101 pigs, 50 %), bruises had a tram-line pattern due to blunt trauma inflicted with long objects such as sticks. Other bruises reflected the use of tattoo-hammers, plastic paddles, double U profiles and chains. Histological evaluation of two bruises from a pig with multiple lesions was found insufficient to assess the overall age of the lesions as substantial variation in the inflammatory response between bruises was present. Grossly, the pattern of bruises often reflected the shape of the object used for inflicting the lesions. When determining the age of multiple bruises on a pig more than two lesions should be evaluated histologically.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 26%
Professor 5 22%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Researcher 2 9%
Other 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 22%
Engineering 2 9%
Computer Science 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 5 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 11 September 2018.
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#7,293,151
of 13,944,129 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#510
of 2,078 outputs
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#118,160
of 286,426 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#34
of 125 outputs
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