Ecchymosis – what causes it?

  • 150 pages

  • Published: 1 Apr 1999

  • Author(s): Mulley, Robert C, Falepau, David F

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Ecchymosis – or blood splash as it is commonly known – results in carcasses being downgraded or condemned. It produces industry losses that no one in the industry can afford.

This study seeks to identify the factors which cause ecchymosis. The report proposes a set of slaughter procedures to suit the particular slaughter systems. A set of recommendations are also included for industry consideration.