porcine stress syndrome

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porcine stress syndrome

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porcine stress


Definition An autosomal recessive condition affecting pigs which, like malignant hyperthermia in humans, is caused by a defective ryanodine receptor, resulting in a large calcium influx, muscle contracture and increased metabolism. It may be triggered by stress, halothane anaesthesia and intense exercise.

Management Sedation, corticosteroids; minimise their stress during slaughter.*

*Position them face down on the guillotine

Synonym Malignant hyperthermia in pigs

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcine_stress_syndrome

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