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Table 5 Mean values of the PSE-like and the DFD-like incidence (%) throughout the turkey transportation period with (WiB) or without (WoB) water bath treatments immediately before leaving the farm. Birds were located in one of 6 different truck container compartments: superior front (SF), inferior front (IF), superior middle (SM), inferior middle (IM), superior rear (SR) and inferior rear (IR)

From: In-transit development of color abnormalities in turkey breast meat during winter season

  Vehicle compartments WiB WoB Average
#PSE-like (%) SF 12.0 7.0 9.0a
IF 9.0 6.0 7.0ab
SM 2.0 6.0 4.0abc
IM 1.0 1.0 1.0c
SR 5.0 2.0 4.0bc
IR 1.0 1.0 1.0c
CV = 26.51% Average 5.0A 4.0A  
$DFD-like (%) SF 4.0A,c 3.0A,a 3.5
IF 4.0A,c 3.0A,a 3.5
SM 13.0A,b 5.0B,a 11.5
IM 28.0A,a 6.0B,a 17.0
SR 17.0A,b 4.0B,a 10.5
IR 25.0A,a 6.0B,a 15.5
CV = 32.07% Average 15.0 4.5  
  1. a-cDifferent letters on the same column indicate significant differences, as measured by the Tukey test (P < 0.01). A-B Different letters on the same line indicate significant differences, as measured by the Tukey test (P < 0.01). $The analyzed variables exhibited interactions with each other (P < 0.01). #The analyzed variables did not exhibit interactions with each other (P ≥ 0.01). n = 1344 breast meat samples were shared into transport journeys