A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of High, Medium, and Low Voltage Electrical Stimulation on the Meat Quality of Small Ruminants
Archana Abhijith, Frank R Dunshea, Robyn D Warner, Brian J Leury, Minh Ha, Surinder S Chauhan
Foods | MDPI | Published : 2020
The current study is a meta-analysis of the effects of electrical stimulation (ES, n = 28 papers) with different voltages combined with different ageing periods (0-3, 4-7, and 8-14 days) on the meat quality of small ruminants. A comprehensive search for published studies on meat quality of small ruminants investigating the application of low, medium, and high voltage electrical stimulation, was performed using Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, PubMed, and Scopus databases. Forest plots, funnel plots, and other statistical tools and tests were used in the study to analyze the results. Electrical stimulation significantly reduced ultimate pH (p < 0.001), Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) (p < 0...View full abstract
This research was partially funded by Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Startup Fund 2017 awarded to Surinder Singh Chauhan.