Morphological composition of carcasses and muscle development of eland antelope

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The absolute weight of carcasses of Eland antelope calves from 6 months of age to adulthood increases in 3.78 times, muscle - in 4.01, fat tissue - 7.3, bone tissue - 2.79 and other tissues - 3.53. The relative mass of muscle tissue increases by 4.66%, adipose tissue - 0.95%, but the bone tissue reduces by 5.47% and other tissue - 0.13%. The absolute mass of the axial muscle department of adult bulls increases compared with 6-month-old calves by 4.51 times, while the relative mass increases by 5.53%; peripheral skeleton department - 3.61 times, but is reduced to 5.53%. With age, the relative weight of shoulder girdle muscles of calves increases by 2.01%, the vertebral column - 3.73%, the abdominal wall - 0.87%, the shoulder blade - 0.87%, but decreases in the chest wall - 0.21%, in the forearm - 0.60, in the pelvic girdle - 0.57, in the hip - 3.82 and in the shin - 1.36%.

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V E Nikitchenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Email: v.e.nikitchenko@mail.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

D V Nikitchenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: nikitchenko@mail.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

I G Seregin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: nikitchenko@mail.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

E O Rystsova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: Ekaterina-ryscova@yandex.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

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