The Development of Fat Cells in Different Anatomical Positions In Carcasses of Young Bulls, Heifers and Cow-Heifers

  • Irmgard Schön
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine book series (CTVM, volume 2)


The paper deals with data from literature on the development of fat cells and with own investigations in young bulls, heifers and cow-heifers, Differences in the size of fat cells — μm2 — between perirenal, subcutaneous, intermuscular and intramuscular fat are significantly influenced by the category, the fattening method and age3 and correlate positively with the portion of fatty tissue in the carcasses and the fat content of the specific tissue. As a reference value the mean of 50 single measurements was used each time. A procedure for more exact and quicker measurements of fat cells dimension has been developed.


Fatty Tissue Anatomical Position Young Bull Fattening System Early Nutrition 
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© Martinus Nijhoff - The Hague/Boston/London 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irmgard Schön
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  1. 1.Meat Research InstituteKulmbachFed. Rep. of Germany

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